Festival Noize: Pilgrimage, Secret Solstice, Reggae Sumfest, Camp Punk In Drublic, Iceland Airwaves, Punk Rock Bowling and More

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George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic plays Soundboard @ MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit March 8.

Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tenn., announces lineup … Ditto Jamaica Reggae Sumfest … Iceland’s Secret Solstice adds George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, plus others … First ever Camp Punk In Drublic to take place in Ohio … Punk Rock Bowling additions include X and Suicidal Tendencies … Superorganism and Soccer Mommy are just a few of the artists performing at Iceland Airwaves … Clutch readies second annual Earth Rocker Festival … Rock On The Range locks in dailies.

Jack White, Chris Stapleton and Lionel Richie will headline the fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival.

Planned for Sept. 22-23 at The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin, Tenn., Pilgrimage will also welcome Hozier, Brandi Carlile, Counting Crows, Amos Lee, Bleachers, Lord Huron, Dawes, Maggie Rogers, Elle King, Mat Kearney and many others.

Official Pilgrimage presale credit card Citi got busy today and launched a presale running through March 29 at 10 p.m.  Passes, including two-day and two-day VIP, go on sale March 30 at 10 a.m. All times Central Daylight.

Iceland’s Secret Solstice continues to build its fifth anniversary lineup.  Planned for June 21-24 in Reykjavik, the fest includes Slayer, Stormzy, Gucci Mane, Bonnie Tyler, Clean Bandit, Death From Above, and Steve Aoki.  Newly added to the lineup are George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Iceland’s Gus Gus doing a DJ set, DJ/production duo Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Italy’s

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Hard Rock Live, Orlando, Fla.

Along with three days of music, the festival is touting 96 hours of continues sunlight, “Into The Glacier” concerts and “The Lava Tunnel” shindig plus “the chance to party like a God” if you opt for the luxury ticket options.

Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets to The Lava Tunnel on June 24 are sold out but tickets for the June 23 Lava Tunnel are still available.

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Beres Hammond, and Maxi Priest are among the acts playing this year’s Jamaica Reggae Sumfest July 20-21.  Boasting that it is “the Caribbean’s largest long-standing music festival, Reggae Sumfest will also welcome Popcaan, Aidonia, Bounty Killer, Sizzla, Cham, Capleton, Spice and many more. 

It all happens at Catherine Hall Event Center in Montego Bay.  Early bird tickets are available until March 31.

The debut of Fat Mike Presents Camp Punk In Drublic will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, June 1-3.  So far, the lineup includes NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, Jello Biafra and many others.

NOFX’s Fat Mike talks about the pure and noble venture that is camping.

“The thing about camping is that really nothing can go wrong, because everything is already wrong,” he said in a statement.  “Punk rockers don’t really know how to camp.  They know how to wear hoodies, drink and lean on each other.  The good thing is that we got a lot of generators and an unlimited supply of kegs (some are even filled with beer).  Hey Coachella and Bonnaroo and Burning Man … Watch what happens at CAMP Punk In Drublic.  I can almost guarantee that our festival is gonna be way lamer and stupider than yours … That’s the point! … Well, I think that’s the point.  Wait, punk rock doesn’t have a point?

“Let me be clear: A rabbi, a priest and a few thousand punk rockers go camping in Ohio … Sorry, no punchline.  But there will be 17 great bands, two mediocre bands, and 5,000 kegs of beer.  What could possibly go wrong?”

Ticket options include weekend passes priced at $50 but going up to $75 at midnight March 30, along with general admission and the “Very Unimportant Person Lounge + Tasting pass” that includes a dedicated VUP entry lane, a one hour early entry for craft beer tastings, private passes with and ther perks.

The 20th annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas added X, Suicidal Tendencies and Svetlanas to a lineup that already includes Rise Against, NOFX, At The Drive In and Against Me!

“Our goal is to make people want to come back,” said PRB co-founder Mike Sterns of BYO Records.  “We want them to have a great time and not feel like they’ve been had.  After all, if it wasn’t for the fans, this weekend would never exist.”

The downtown Las Vegas Event Center is where all the action goes down May 25-28.  Three-day and single-day passes are still available.

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Eric Melvin, left, and Fat Mike, right, of NOFX perform on stage during the Music Open Air Festival in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Promoted as “within easy walking distance of downtown Reykjavik,” Iceland Airwaves launched in 1999.  Organizers promise that “upwards of 100 more acts” will be announced between now and November.

Clutch will hold its second annual Earth Rocker Festival at Shiley Acres in Inwood, W.Va., Aug. 4. 

Along with Clutch the fest will host Black Label Society, Corrosion Of Conformity, Elevated, and the Let There Be Rock school band.

The Earth Rockers Festival is slightly different than other events.  Clutch and Shiley Acres have worked to make the fest a “fan and band-friendly event.”  The gates open at noon and music runs until sunset. 

The festival also offers free camping in a specially designated area, free parking starting at 9 a.m., and free admission for kids under 12.

“There will be plenty of good food, beer choices and all at reasonable prices, so come spend a summer afternoon enjoying the great bands and open air,” said Shiley Acres owner Greg Shiley.  “We’ll make that really easy for ya.”

Tickets are on sale now.

The 12th annual Rock On The Range has released its daily lineups for the mega-event taking place May 18-20 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

Alice In Chains, A Perfect Circle and Breaking Benjamin are among the Friday night bands.  Saturday’s lineup includes Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace and Bullet For My Valentine, while Tool, Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used and Babymetal are among the bands rocking out on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will be dishing out the funny with folks like J.B. Smoove, Trae Crowder and Big Jay Oakerson.

Weekend VIP and general admission tickets are sold out but a limited number of single day general admission and stadium tickets are still available.

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Leaves the stage after playing at Hop Jam in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 21, 2017.

The brothers Hanson have announced their fifth annual Hop Jam, slated for March 20 in the heart of the arts district in Tulsa, Okla.

While you can figure on Hanson performing, the festival’s lineup hasn’t been announced.  However, organizers are promising Hop Jam will “feature more than 75 breweries from 14 states and 5 countries.”  Expect Oklahoma favorites Marshall, COOP and American Solera as well as Dogfish Head, Jolly Pumpkin, Destihl and Evil Twin.  International brewers include Dieu du Ciel and Omnipollo.

“It’s hard to believe we are about to host our fifth Hop Jam festival but it is clear to see that the craft beer community is here to stay and we are glad to have been a part of the revival we have seen here in Oklahoma,” said Hop Jam co-founder Taylor Hanson.  “When the Hop Jam started we had nearly every one of then dozen breweries in Oklahoma, now Oklahoma can boast almost triple that and we are able to feature them alongside some of the world’s most respected brewers, right here on Main Street, with an incredible music festival creating the soundtrack.”

Tickets went on sale this week.  Offerings range from beer tasting to VIP perks like early entry, access to the Hop Talks panels and a VIP lounge offering food and craft beers.  Are you thirsty yet?