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Music festivals 2012 include some of the biggest concerts in the world. This list includes 2012 music festivals in the U.S. and worldwide. Each year, millions of music fans set out for these festivals in search of great entertainment, with some festivals utilizing as many as 90 different stages to present hundreds of different artists. From electronica to rock and pop, here are some of the biggest and the best music festivals of the year.

With concert ticket prices continuing to soar, one way to see a variety of different musical acts is to hit one of the large music festivals. In 2012, the biggest include Austin's South by Southwest (SXSW), New Orleans' JazzFest, and, of course, Bonnaroo and Coachella. Most of the dates for these festivals are out now, and I've included them (along with specific locations) here. Hopefully this list will help you plan. One thing to note: IF a major music festival hasn't officially announced dates, I've listed tentative dates (projected).

While most major 2012 music festivals will be held during the summer months, fans can find a few really great festivals to attend during the winter/spring/fall months, too. The aforementioned SXSW, JazzFest and Coachella are held in the spring, and the (truly awesome) Voodoo Music Experience 2012 in New Orleans is always held in late October. The Austin City Limits festival is also in October 2012. You've got year-round options, people.

Grab your tents, your bottled water, your hacky sacks and hula hoops, a few of those little glow stick thingies, and prepare to hit some excellent music festivals in 2012!
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Noise Pop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Noise Pop February 21-26, 2012 San Francisco, CA

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South by Southwest (SXSW) is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Music Festivals 2012
South by Southwest (SXSW) March 13-18, 2012 Austin, TX

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Ultra Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Ultra Music Festival March 23-25, 2012 Miami, FL

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Coachella Valley Music & A... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival April 13-15, 2012 and April 20-22, 2012 Indio, CA

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritag... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Music Festivals 2012
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 27-May 6, 2012 New Orleans, LA

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Bamboozle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Bamboozle May 18-20, 2012 Asbury Park, NJ

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Hangout Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Hangout Music Festival May 18-20, 2012 Gulf Shores, AL

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Rock on the Range is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Rock on the Range May 18-20, 2012 Columbus, OH

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Sasquatch! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Sasquatch! May 25-28, 2012 George, WA (at The Gorge)

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Rock in Rio Lisboa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Rock in Rio Lisboa May 25-June 3, 2012 Lisbon, Portugal

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Pinkpop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Pinkpop May 26-28, 2012 Landgraaf, The Netherlands

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CMA Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Music Festivals 2012
CMA Music Festival June 7-10, 2012 Nashville, TN

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Bonnaroo Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Bonnaroo Music Festival June 7-10, 2012 Manchester, TN

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Starscape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Starscape June 16, 2012 Baltimore, MD

Musicians with the Best Onstage Banter

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Isle of Wight Festival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Isle of Wight Festival June 22-24, 2012 Isle of Wight, England

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Summerfest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Summerfest June 27-July 1 and July 3-8, 2012 Milwaukee, WI

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Rock Werchter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Rock Werchter June 30-July 3, 2012 Werchter, Belgium

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Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Roskilde Festival July 5-8, 2012 Roskilde, Denmark

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Essence Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Essence Music Festival July 6-8, 2012 New Orleans, LA

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Hard Rock Calling is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Hard Rock Calling July 13-15, 2012 London, England (Hyde Park)

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Pitchfork Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Pitchfork Music Festival July 13-15, 2012 (Projected Dates) Chicago, IL

The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Gathering of the Vibes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Gathering of the Vibes July 19-22, 2012 Bridgeport, CT

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Newport Folk Festival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Newport Folk Festival July 27-29, 2012 Newport, RI

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Lollapalooza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Lollapalooza August 3-5, 2012 Chicago, IL

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Gathering of the Juggalos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Gathering of the Juggalos August 9-12, 2012 (Projected Dates) Cave in Rock, IL

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The Burning Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Music Festivals 2012
The Burning Man August 27-September 3, 2012 Black Rock Desert, NV

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Bumbershoot is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Bumbershoot September 1-3, 2012 Seattle, WA

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FYF Fest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Music Festivals 2012
FYF Fest September 3, 2012 Los Angeles, CA

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Austin City Limits Music Festi... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Austin City Limits Music Festival October 12-14, 2012 Austin, TX

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Voodoo Music Experience is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Voodoo Music Experience October 25-28, 2012 New Orleans, LA

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Outside Lands Music & Arts... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Music Festivals 2012
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival Summer 2012 San Francisco, CA