Red Bull Rocks On

(Pictured above: Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2015)

Free streaming service Red Bull TV is promising coverage from some of the world’s best-known music festivals spanning rock, pop, hip-hop, country, jazz and other music genres.

Red Bull TV will provide live coverage from eight different festivals this summer (and in October), including “curated performances, exclusive interviews, [and] special segments with artists and the creative community.” The performance line-up for each event, all viewable at redbull.tv/festivals, will be announced a few days before each festival.

The festival schedule follows:

June 1-3, Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain)

Started in 2001, Primavera Sound “prides itself in booking some of the most interesting off-kilter acts while keeping safer, mainstream music at bay to create a unique genre-bending experience for the true music heads.” More information is available at primaverasound.com.

June 8-11, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (Manchester, Tennessee)

The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, started in 2002, includes rock, hip-hop, electronic and jazz. It offers four days featuring “more than 125 live music acts, comedy, cinema, art, food, and even its own beer festival.” For more, visit bonnaroo.com.

Ween performs at last year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival:

June 10, Demon Dayz (Margate, UK)

A new festival headlined by the English virtual band Gorillaz, Demon Dayz will be held at Dreamland, a recently restored amusement park at the British seaside holiday resort with 1920s’ fairground rides and interactive art installations. For more, visit demondayzfestival.com.

June 16-18, Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Electric Daisy Carnival is a “three-day celebration of dance music culture … featuring hundreds of performers set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival, complete with eight stages, rides, art installations, and immersive decor aplenty.” For more, visit ElectricDaisyCarnival.com.

June 28 – July 1, Roskilde Festival (Roskilde, Denmark)

Founded in 1971, Roskilde is described as “North Europe’s largest music and culture festival.” The event hosts “an average of 175 artists,” including “a wide mix of well-known acts, up-and-coming talents and Scandinavian artists.” For more, visit roskilde-festival.dk.

June 30 – July 15, Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland)

Founded in the 1960s, Montreux is world renowned, having featured legendary performers including Miles Davis, Ray Charles, David Bowie and Prince. For more, visit montreuxjazzfestival.com/en.

August 3-6, Lollapalooza (Chicago, Illinois)

The genre-spanning Lollapalooza started in 1991 as a touring festival, before growing into an annual festival in Chicago’s Grant Park, starting in 2005, with events in other nations including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany and France. For more, visit lollapalooza.com.

October 6-8, Austin City Limits Music Festival (Austin, Texas)

Austin City Limits Music Festival, which occurs over two weekends in October, showcases more than 140 bands playing pop, rock, folk, alt-country, blues, gospel, R&B and dance. For more, visit aclfestival.com.

And, for more on Red Bull TV’s music programming, visit redbull.TV/music.

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