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Music Festival Guide for August

Summer is at its peak and music festivals are all yours for the taking. We’re pretty sure you haven’t had your fill of great music and outdoor fun, so here’s our selection of music festivals for August.

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Lollapalooza
Chicago, Illinois
August 2 to 4
FEATURED ARTISTS: The Cure, Mumford and Sons, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, New Order, Grizzly Bear, Two Door Cinema Club, Steve Aoki and more.

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Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
Montreal, Quebec
August 2 to 4
FEATURED ARTISTS: Phoenix, Pretty Lights, Porter Robinson, Baauer, Tommy Trash, Disclosure, Gramatik, Icona Pop, Style of Eye, JETS, The Knocks, Carnage, Jackmaster, AMTRAC, Kidnap Kid, and more.

Off Festival
Katowice, Poland
August 2 to 4
FEATURED ARTISTS: My Bloody Valentine, The Smashing Pumpkins, Deerhunter and more.

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Sziget Festival
Budapest, Hungary
August 5 to 12
FEATURED ARTISTS: Franz Ferdinand, Regina Spektor, Blur, Bad Religion, Peter Bjorn and John, Emiliana Torrini, David Guetta and more.

Oya Festival
Oslo, Norway
August 6 to 10
FEATURED ARTISTS: Slayer, Kraftwerk, Blur, Cat Power, The Knife, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes and more.

Smukfest
Skanderborg, Denmark
August 7 to 11
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kings of Leon, Prince, The Raveonettes, Avicii, MC Hammer and more.

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Flow Festival
Helsinki, Finland
August 7 to 11
FEATURED ARTISTS: Alicia Keys, Public Enemy, Cat Power, Kraftwerk, Bat for Lashes, My Bloody Valentine, Nick and the Bad Seeds and more.

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Way Out West Festival
Goteborg, Sweden
August 8 to 10
FEATURED ARTISTS: Neil Young Crazy Horse, Alicia Keys, The Knife, tame Impala, The Roots, Shout Out Louds, Bat for Lashes and more.

Bloodstock
Walton upon Trent, UK
August 8 to 11
FEATURED ARTISTS: Slayer, Lamb of God, Anthrax, King Diamond, and more.

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Coke Live Music Festival
Krakow, Poland
August 9 to 10
FEATURED ARTISTS: Florence + The Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro, The Cribs, Wu-Tang Clan, Regina Spektor and more.

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Summer Sonic
Tokyo & Osaka, Japan
August 10 to 11
FEATURED ARTISTS: Metallica, Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pet Shop Boys, Stereophonics, Two Door Cinema Club, Cyndi Lauper, Earth Wind and Fire, The Stone Roses, Carly Rae Jepsen and more.

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Pukkelpop Festival
Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
August 15 to 17
FEATURED ARTISTS: Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdiannd, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, the Prodigy, the xx, the Knife, Fall Out Boy, Deftones, Regina Spektor, Foals and more.

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Greenman Festival
Brecon, UK
August 15 to 18
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kings of Convenience, Band of Horses, The Horrors, Low, Patti Smith, Edwyn Collins and more.

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Lowlands
Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
August 16 to 18
FEATURED ARTISTS: Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdinand, Bullet for My Valentine, Slayer, Band of Horses, The Joy Formidable, Foals, Noah and the Whale and more.

V Festival Weston Park 2013
Staffordshire, UK
August 17 to 18
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Beyonce, Jason Mraz, Two Door Cinema Club, The Script, Maximo Park, Travis and more.

V Festival Hylands Park 2013
Chelmsford, UK
August 17 to 18
FEATURED ARTISTS: Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Beyonce, , Jason Mraz ,Two Door Cinema Club, The Script, Maximo Park, Calvin Harris, Travis and more.

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Rock en Seine
Paris, France
August 23 to 25
FEATURED ARTISTS: Franz Ferdinand, System Of A Down, Nine Inch Nails, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and more.

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Leeds Festival
Leeds, UK
August 23 to 25
FEATURED ARTISTS: Green Day, Deftones, Eminem, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Biffy Clyro, Foals and more.

Reading Festival
Reading, UK
August 23 to 25
FEATURED ARTISTS: Green Day, Deftones, Eminem, System of a Down, Nine Inch Nails, Fall Out Boy, New Found Glory, Biffy Clyro, Foals and more.

South West Four Weekender
London, England
August 24 to 25
FEATURED ARTISTS: Groove Armada, Armin Van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren and more.

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Electric Zoo
Randall’s Island Park, NYC
August 30 to September 1
FEATURED ARTISTS: Avicii, Above & Beyond, Knife Party, Benny Benassi and more.

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Made in America Festival
Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
August 31 to September 1
FEATURED ARTISTS: Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Calvin Harris, Queens of the Stone Age and more.

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Bumbershoot
Seattle, Washington
August 31 to September 2
FEATURED ARTISTS: Death Cab for Cutie, Fun., Heart, MGMT, The Joy Formidable, The Breeders, Ra Ra Riot, Superchunk, Mates of State and more.

Did we miss out on a major event in your area that you think should be part of this list? You’ll have to forgive us, obviously we’re consumed by all the excitement. Please feel free to share any music festival we failed to mention in the comments section below.

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It’s time to rock it out, dance, and saunter in all-out outdoor fun! Click away and capture each far out moment.

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