The 12 Hottest Summer Music Festivals of 2013

Coachella and Bonnaroo have spawned an industry of long-running concert extravaganzas. Here, the top shows worth traveling for.

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Roots Picnic

Location: Philadelphia, PA
The vibe: Now in its sixth year, the festival's emcees ?uestlove and the Roots host some of the pioneers of hip-hop, R&B, and soul, as well as a smattering of new-guard artists.
2013 performers: Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grimes, Naughty by Nature, AraabMuzik, Solange, DJ Premier, the Gaslamp Killer, Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Hit-Boy
Info: June 1, okayplayer.com/rootspicnic

Slide 1: Photo by Mark Reitz/The Reverberation Appreciation Society; Slide 2: Photo courtesy of movement.us; Slide 3: Photo courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment Flickr account; Slides 4, 6-7, 9-11: Photos courtesy of each festival; Slide 5: Photo by Cameron Smith; Slide 8: Photo courtesy of fireflyfestival.com; Slide 12: Getty.
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