It’s Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza combined for the Left Coast. Put on by Another Planet Entertainment (Treasure Island), Superfly Presents (Bonnaroo) and Starr Hill Presents (Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, among others) the traditionally sold out festival, now in its tenth year, isn’t for hippies though. Instead it skews heavily toward the affluent young professionals who can afford to live in San Francisco. The Bay Area’s traditional August rains are usually good for at least one chilly day over the weekend. In their review of last year’s festival Consequence of Sound hilariously claimed to over-hear one attendee say, “It’s too cold to wear my slutty Coachella outfit.” Flexing San Francisco’s foodie muscles the festival will also host more than 80 area restaurants, 40-plus Northern California wineries and close to 30 West Coast breweries.
Lineup: Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, alt-J, Queens Of The Stone Age, Above & Beyond, Fleet Foxes, Empire Of The Sun, The Avett Brothers, Belle And Sebastian, Solange, Future Islands, Schoolboy Q, Young The Giant, Rebelution, Little Dragon, Vance Joy, Kaytranada, Bleachers, Tove Lo, Action Bronson, Sleigh Bells, Louis The Child, Royal Blood, Shovels & Rope, Thundercat, Dawes, Warpaint, Octagon, Rag’n’bone Man, Bomba Estéreo, Real Estate, Racjames Vincent McMorrow, Temples, K.Flay, Hamilton Leithauser, Maggie Rogers, Sofi Tukker and more
Distance from Denver: 1,211 miles