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Mumford and Sons, Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding set to headline summer concert tours

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Lana Del Rey will perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago when the musical festival hits town in August.

Lana Del Rey will perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago when the musical festival hits town in August. (Courtesy of Ollielife.com)

Summer music festival season has begun.

Notorious for its desert winds and countless dehyrated concertgoers, Coachella has come to a close, but in many ways the festival marks the start of summer music festivals.

Highlights from Coachella include R. Kelly joining indie rock band Phoenix on stage. The xx inviting Beyonce’s younger sister Solange to perform with them and Katy Perry’s shout out to Grimes, “No one does adorbies better than Grimes.”

Lyndsey Parker of Yahoo Music noted that “Katy was right: Grimes may very well be the future of female dance-pop.

“While Grimes’s shrill and babyish voice was at times barely audible over the noise of the conflicting stages (or the screaming for her biggest hits, “Oblivion” and “Genesis”), her can’t-look-away stage presence and irresistible dream-pop floor-fillers compensated for all that. I fully expect to see Grimes on the Main Stage at Coachella 2014–and I wouldn’t be surprised if Katy is in the front row again, when that happens.”

The concert was available live on YouTube for those who were unable to be in California.

Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. June 13-16.

This festival is known for camping out.

Expect to not shower or get any sleep on the 700 acres of musical space.

Some of the major lineup bands are Mumford & Sons, A$AP Rocky and Bjork.

The Governor’s Ball in New York is during the weekend of June 7th-9th, headlining Kanye West, The xx, Guns n’ Roses and Azealia Banks.

Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival will be held July 19, 20 and 21 at Union Park.

Pitchfork was started only seven years ago, but was able to grab musicians such as MIA and R. Kelly for this year’s performers.

Lollapalooza is another Chicago hot spot. Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, and Nine Inch Nails, among many other performers, will be fighting the heat from August 2nd to the 4th.

Outside Lands in San Fransisco occurs August 9th-11th. Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Vampire Weekend and Kaskade are all set to perform at Golden Gate Park.

Bumbershoot is August 31- Sept. 2 in Seattle.

Their set list has yet to be released, but should be strong due to the fact that last year groups like Gotye and Awolnation played.

Despite constant rains in the Seattle area the show is scheduled to go on regardless of the climate.

Wherever you find yourself this summer, whether it is on either coast or staying in the South there are numerous music festivals throughout the country to experience.

If you are unable to make it to these shows don’t forget Austin City Limits during the start of the fall semester is only a four-hour drive from SMU. 

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