Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Music Fests Have Diverse -- and Sometimes Similar -- Lineups

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Music Fests Have Diverse -- and Sometimes Similar -- Lineups

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The music festival season is in full swing as organizers try to outdo one another with big names, while also booking some of the same acts.

Here's a look at some of the offerings, which could bring a bit of insight into LouFest. Its lineup will be announced April 30.

* New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 26-May 5, New Orleans, nojazzfest.com

Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, the Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Hall & Oates, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Earth, Wind & Fire, Willie Nelson & Family, Little Big Town, George Benson, Jill Scott, Jimmy Cliff, Ben Harper and Charles Musselwhite, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Los Lobos

* Summer Camp Music Festival, May 24-26, Chillicothe, Ill., summercampfestival.com

moe., Umphrey's McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, STSP, the Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Keller Williams with More Than a Little, Yonder Mountain String Band, Medeski Martin & Wood, Taj Mahal Trio, Diplo, Big Boi, the Wailers, North Mississippi Allstars, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

* Sasquatch!, May 24-27, Quincy, Wash., sasquatchfestival.com

Mumford & Sons, the Postal Service, Sigur Ros, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, the XX, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Primus 3D, Imagine Dragons, Bloc Party, Dropkick Monkeys, Built to Spill, Azealia Banks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Killer Mike, Japandroids, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cody Chestnutt

* Bonnaroo, June 13-16, Manchester, Tenn. bonnaroo.com

Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bjork, Wilco, Pretty Lights, R. Kelly, Wu-Tang Clan, Daniel Tosh, the National, the Lumineers, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Passion Pit, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky

* Essence Music Festival, July 4-7, New Orleans, essence. …

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