Music Festival Stations on Pandora

I’ve been an avid Pandora listener since January 2006 when I created my first station, Julian Cope Radio. Just when I thought the site couldn’t get any better, Pandora has gone and outdone themselves.

I have found Pandora to be invaluable for discovering new music. Now Pandora has created custom stations for some of this year’s largest music festivals, including Coachella, Sasquatch, Wakarusa, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot and Austin City Limits.

I had tried creating stations like these on my own, seeding them with bands in a particular festival’s lineup. But it never worked quite right, playing bands that sounded like those playing the festival, but not the bands themselves. These new stations “feature music only from the artists who appear on the bill for each of these destination festivals.”

I’ve been listening to the ACL, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza stations and so far have heard great songs like “Oh No” by Gogol Bordello, “Where It’s At” by Beck, “Gideon” by My Morning Jacket, “Angel Sigh” by Spiritualized, “Almost Always Never” by What Made Milwaukee Famous and “Alaska” by Dr. Dog.

I’m hooked. Thanks, Pandora!

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