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A two-day festival is held in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, to pay tribute to Hank Williams. Artists performing include The Carter Family, Roy Acuff, Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb and Ray Price.
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play in the Los Angeles Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Gloria Lynne, The Max Roach Quartet, The J.J.Johnson Quartet and others play on the third day of The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Bob Dylan holds a press conference about the Isle Of Wight Festival at the Seaview Hotel, Isle Of Wight, UK.
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The three-day long Texas International Festival gets underway at Dallas Speedway, Lewisville, Texas, USA, attracting 120,000 punters to boogie with Janis Joplin, B.B. King, Canned Heat, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Sly And The Family Stone, Sweetwater, Chicago Transit Authority, The James Cotton Blues Band, Delaney And Bonnie, Space Opera and Ten Years After. The event is kicked off by Grand Funk Railroad.
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Santana, Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Albert Collins, Ike and Tina Turner, John Fahey, Kaleidoscope and Cold Blood, play in the Gold Rush Festival at Lake Amador, California, USA.
The third day of the 12th Berkeley Folk Festival is held at the University of California, Berkeley, California, USA. Artists appearing over the four days of the event include Doug Kershaw, The Youngbloods, Country Joe McDonald, John Fahey, Commander Cody, Charley Musselwhite, Sonny Terry And Brownie McGhee, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup and Sam Hinton.
The Skatalites, The Mods, Squire, Gangster, Seventeen and The Step play in The First National Eight-hour Mod Festival, Pickets Lock, London, England, UK. (Seventeen will find greater success after changing their name to The Alarm.
First day of the three-day long Glastonbury Festival which attracts 25,000 fans to Pilton, Somerset, England, UK, paying £8 each to see Van Morrison, Aswad, Jackson Browne, Roy Harper, Richie Havens and more. Unfortunately, the highest day's rainfall in 45 years is recorded on the Friday. This is also the year of the event’s first laser show backed by Tubeway Army's Are Friends Electric?.
During the Nice Jazz Festival, Fats Domino, James Moody, Buddy Tate, Woody Herman and Harold Ashby perform in La Grand Parade Du Jazz, Cimiez, Nice, France, Europe.
Fiddle player Chubby Wise is among the artists appearing at The Riverbend Bluegrass Festival near Ocilla, Georgia, USA.
Liverpool, UK, band The Farm claim to have been excised from the line-up of the upcoming Madstock festival, headlined by Madness, at Finsbury Park, London, England, UK, Europe. The finger of blame is pointed at Morrissey, also on the bill.
Pulp, brought in as last-minute replacements for The Stone Roses, provide one of the highlights of this year’s Glastonbury Festival at Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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When Jane's Addiction play at Coachella Festival, Indio, California, USA, their fee is used to help fund a trip to The Sudan, Africa, to free slaves. During their set, former slave Francis Bok is brought out to address the crowd and encourage them to donate money to an anti-slavery organisation.
R.E.M., David Gray, Primal Scream, Royksopp, Electric Six, Idlewild, Morcheeba and others play at Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, England, UK.
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The Roy Orbison Festival begins in Wink, Texas, USA, and runs for two days.
Wilco play at Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA.
Steve Earle and Alison Moorer play at The Songwriters And Publishers Festival, Manchester Academy 1, Manchester, England, UK.
The 32nd Winnipeg Folk Festival comes to an end in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, Canada. The four day long event has featured such acts as Bill Frisell, Camper Van Beethoven and Daniel Lanois.
The first day of The Texas International Blues Festival is held at The Texas Tea House, Dallas, Texas, USA.
The multiple act heavy rock travelling festival Gigantour plays in The Whte River Amphitheatre, Seattle, Washington, USA. Acts appearing include Megadeth, Dream Theater, Nevermore and Fear Factory.
Destruction, Kreator, Laaz Rockit and Testament play on the second day of the Thrash Domination festival in Club Citta, Kawasaki, Japan, Asia.
The Sugarhill Festival comes to an end at Warren Farm, Liddington Warren, near Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. Acts appearing over the three days of the event have included Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero, Connie Lush And Bluesshouter, the Hamsters, Matt Schofield, Papa George, Paul Williams And Blue Thunder, The Robin Bibi Band, Sam Kelly's Station House and Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation.
The third day of The 25th Wigan International Jazz Festival features a concert by the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra with trumpet soloist Bobby Shew, at the Lowri Beck Celebration Hall, Wigan, England, UK.
Weezer and Jimmy Cliff play at the Ottawa Bluesfest, LeBreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada.
Biffy Clyro headline the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth House, Stevenage, UK. Also on the bill are Weezer, You Me At Six and The Mars Volta.
The Flaming Lips, The Tragically Hip, Eels, Beirut, Cypress Hill, Death Cab For Cutie, Malajube, The Low Anthem and Ellie Goulding play at The Osheaga Festival in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Kasabian play at The Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia, supported by The Vaccines.
Mary J. Blige, Kenny G, Patti LaBelle, Kevin Eubanks and others play on the second night of the 7th Annual Jazz In The Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, USA.
It is announced via Billboard Boxscore that the 2011 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival grossed $47.3m in ticket sales with an audience of 158,387.
On their Ceremonials tour, Florence And The Machine play at The Hurricane Festival, Eichenring Scheessel, Scheessel, Germany, Europe.
Bastille play at The Evolution Festival, Newcastle, UK.
The three-day long Pinkpop Festival 2013 begins at Landgraaf, Netherlands, Europe. Acts appearing over the three days of the event include Kings of Leon, The Killers, Green Day, Paramore, Phoenix, Ellie Goulding, Fun., and The Script.
Vincent Gallo headlines the 3rd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest in San Francisco, California, USA.
Big Gigantic, Boys Noize, DJ Green Lantern, Deep Cotton, Infinity Shred, Jonas Rathsman, Krewella, Mat Zo, Matt And Kim, Moon Taxi, Papadosio, Pegboard Nerds, Poolside, Pretty Lights, Rich Homie Quan, ScHoolboy Q, Tourist and Wick-it The Instigator play at The CounterPoint 2014 festival, Kingston Downs, Rome, Georgia, USA.
The Vans Warped Tour plays at The Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 9993 Allegheny Rd. Darien Center, New York State, USA. Artists appearing include Air Dubai, A Lot Like Birds, A Skylit Drive, Antiserum, Bayside, Bad Rabbits, Bowling For Soup, Cute Is What We Aim For, Echosmith and Attila.
Cara Luft, Como Mamas, Elephant Revival, Joan Baez, Rua Macmillan, Sweet Alibi and The Holmes Brothers play at The Winnipeg Folk festival 2014, in Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
It is reported that organisers of the inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, USA, have dropped R. Kelly from the line-up, in response to protests from musicians and local people.
deadmau5, Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, Anti‐Flag, Baby In Vain, Brody Dalle, Casper, Chill Bump, Deniz Koyu, Grand Mexican Warlock, Hősök, A Day to Remember, Kumka Olik, Magashegyi Underground, Psycho Village, Ska-P, Superhiks, The Bloody Beetroots and Thomas Gold play on the second day of the seven-day long Sziget Festival, Óbudai-Sziget, Budapest, Hungary, Europe.
The Slide Mountain Band, Strange On The Range, David John And The Comstock Cowboys, Kelly McFarlane And The Home Team and Left Arm Tan play on the second day of The Reno Tahoe Music Festival, Robert Z. Hawkins Outdoor Amphitheater @ Bartley Ranch, Reno, Nevada, USA.
Devon Sproule plays at The JT Roots Fest, Joshua Tree, California, USA, with Matt The Electrician and Tim Easton.
On their Drones World Tour, Muse play at The Main Square Festival, Arras, France, Europe. Also on the bill are Skip The Use, Rival Sons, Twin Atlantic and Circa Waves.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Rock Am Ring, Mendig, Germany, Europe.
On their The End World Tour, Black Sabbath play at The Download Festival, Castle Donington, England, UK.
On their The Book Of Souls World Tour, Iron Maiden play at Rock In Rome Sonisphere, Rome, Italy Europe.
On their The Getaway World Tour, The Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Osheaga Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Killers headline the second night of the BBK Live Festival in Bilbao, Spain, Europe. Also on the bill are Phoenix, Fleet Foxes, Royal Blood, Explosions In The Sky and others.
Rhys Lewis is among the artists playing at The Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.