It’s almost that time of year again: SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON. Are you still deciding, last-minute, what you want to do and where you want to go? Or, maybe, telling your friends you’re interested in going to a festival if they do the legwork while secretly hoping that the festival in question just streams all of the good stuff anyway, so you don’t have to put pants on? Well, in any case, this rundown of American fests for the 2012 summer season should be helpful. (Also of note: while it didn’t make this list, you should consider Essence Festival — which just added D’Angelo for his first US show in ten years.) Here are our top ten fests of the late spring/summer in chronological order. Whether it’s on the list or not, which are you most excited about? And obviously if you have the funds to travel overseas for music … well, we’re jealous.
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