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<h3>May 22&ndash;26 Primavera Sound (Barcelona)</h3> <p><strong>Headliners:</strong> Phoenix, the Postal Service, Blur, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave &amp; the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, James Blake, Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan</p> <p>As far as international music festivals go, this one is pretty much unbeatable. Not only is it right on the coast of the Mediterranean, with a superb view and the weather flawless, but it&rsquo;s well run and sports a brilliant lineup. The 13th edition boasts top-billed acts with new albums (My Bloody Valentine, Nick Cave &amp; the Bad Seeds, Phoenix) and reunited groups on the comeback trail (Blur, the Postal Service, Dexys Midnight Runners). A huge haul of underground outfits from Europe, the U.S. and, increasingly, Africa make up the rest of the exceptional bill. <em><a href="" target="_blank"></a></em></p>

25 coolest summer music festivals around the world 2013

Your guide to summer music festivals in Europe, around the U.S. and across the globe.


Grab your comfy sneakers, sunscreen and wayfarers, and hit one of these summer music festivals, wherever on the globe you may be. We’ve listed the biggest and best outdoor concerts happening in Europe, the U.S., Canada and even Australia. Consider this a handy travel guide, or just a tip sheet for those who like to be up-to-date on global happenings.

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