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A Look Ahead: July 2013

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on June 28, 2013

Photo: Firefly Crowd 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch

June felt as though it flew by as festival after festival took over our weekends - and we happily let them. From Governors Ball through New Music Seminar and Northside to Firefly and this weekend's 4Knots and Electric Forest, the good music was never ending.

While we may be exhausted, festival season isn't giving us a break! Scroll down for July's festivals, Cultivora guides coming your way, and the announcements you need to keep an eye out for!

July Festivals

July's festival schedule kicks off mid-Roskilde and continues over Fourth of July Weekend with California's High Sierra, Chicago's Wavefront Festival, 80/35 in Iowa, and the beginning of the 10-day-long Le Festival d'été de Québec, which we'll be in attendance for from July 7-10.

As the music continues in Canada, the inaugural Ultra Croatia kicks off in Split and Hvar, T in the Park celebrates its 20th anniversary in Scotland, Camp Bisco returns to upstate New York, and Sub Pop hosts its 25th Anniversary Celebration with a day-long Silver Jubilee in Seattle.

Mid-July has a heavy UK focus with Latitude in Suffolk in addition to EDC London and Lovebox, both which take place in East London. State-side July 19-21 sees the ninth edition of Pitchfork Chicago.

As July comes to a close, Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party, Byron Bay's Splendour in the Grass, and the aptly named Boom's TommorowLand ensure you close out the month right.

July Guides

Here on Cultivora, you should keep posted for our revamped online guide to CMJ Music Marathon, which will take over New York City October 15-19.

For our Croatia music festival enthusiasts, our guides to Outlook and its sister fest Dimensions will be finalized this July - that means they'll have updated recommendations and even more in-depth insights no matter if you're heading to Pula August 29-September 2 or September 5-9.

July Features

In addition to a handful of new guides, you should also stay tuned with us for a number of notable features - from artists interviews to industry insiders.

Both The Last Royals and LP will join our Artist Spotlight series the first two weeks of July. Check back on July 3 and July 10, respectively, for in depth interviews from last weekend's Firefly festival.

July will also see the realization of a number of travel pieces. In Croatia for Ultra? How about Boom for TomorrowLand? We'll have you covered with mini guides to important festival cities this month.

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See Also:

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