Globespotting: Fall's Best Music Festivals!


Summer Is Ending, The Fun Is Not

	Electric Zoo in New York.

Electric Zoo in New York.

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Aug 20, 2012 —  We’re deep into August and although the weather is still sizzling, those impending feelings of doom have started to creep in…summer is almost over. No need to fret though! Some of the greatest events of the year are almost upon us. That’s right music lovers everywhere, you’re about to get one more chance to go a little crazy before cooler temperatures require you to start wearing legitimate clothing and give up any remaining delusions of a “beach day” existing in your near future.

We have compiled a list of some of the coming months’ music festivals from Chicago to Berlin to get your music hearts pumping. Whether you’re into EDM or alternative jams, each of these festivals offers a variety of artists for any taste. And let’s face it, there is no better way to enjoy the warm autumn nights than with some late night live music. The party doesn’t stop because summer is over; in fact, the after parties at some of these events are so legendary you may be hung over for days. So grab your favorite pair of cut offs, slip into your self-painted shoes, and slide on those 25 wrist bands, because fall festival season is officially coming!

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    Electric Zoo

    Music Festival Every year in August and September

    Electric Zoo - Music Festival in New York.
    New York Randall's Island

    New York, NY 10035

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    Rock en Seine

    Music Festival Every year on the last weekend in August

    Rock en Seine - Music Festival in Paris.
    Paris Domaine National de Saint-Cloud

    92210 Paris

    01 41 12 02 90

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    North Coast Music Festival

    Music Festival Every year over Labor Day Weekend

    North Coast Music Festival - Music Festival in Chicago.
    Chicago Union Park

    1501 West Randolph St.
    Chicago, IL 60607


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    Berlin Festival

    Music Festival Every year in September

    Berlin Festival - Music Festival in Berlin.
    Berlin Arena Berlin

    Eichenstraße 4
    12435 Berlin

    030 5332030

    Berlin Tempelhof Airport

    Platz der Luftbrücke
    12101 Berlin

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    Amsterdam Dance Event

    DJ Event / Music Festival Every year in October

    Amsterdam Dance Event - DJ Event | Music Festival in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam Throughout the city

What are your favorite fall festivals?

Sandy S. Aug 27, 2012
Just bring back Woodstock, it's not fair that I didn't get to experience it.
Victor H. Aug 24, 2012
FYF Fest and Culture Collide probably aren't big enough to make it onto the best of list but they're definitely worth checking out if you're in the Los Angeles area and wont empty your pockets.
Sam A. Aug 23, 2012
I'm headed to the Berlin Festival this year. Can't wait to check out some of the crazy Berlin clubs.
Danny M. Aug 23, 2012
Virgin Mobile Freefest outside DC is going to be awesome in October. Jack White, Skrillex, M83, legendary ZZ Top, and two of my new favorites...Alabama Shakes and Allen a bunch of others. This festival is going to rock...and it's free!
Deepak H. Aug 20, 2012
Nocturnal Wonderland! It happens in San Bernadino during September usually! They usually have the biggest Electronic & Trance names playing on 5-6 different stages!
Paul F. Aug 20, 2012
I'm not a huge music festival person - but I think Rock en Seine in Paris sounds really incredible. Of course it's in Paris, so everything sounds incredible.
Chris M. Aug 20, 2012
Does Oktoberfest count? Even if you can't make it to Munich there are some pretty good celebrations for this. Lincoln Square in Chicago has a fun one, Friday - Sunday; September 28-30, 2012.

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