The Music Festival Quiz
by Staff
As temperatures rise and summer weather beckons, music lovers worldwide flock to festivals. How much do you know about your fave fests? It's time to face the music.

What is arguably the most famous EDM festival in North America?

  • Ultra
  • Coachella
  • Sonar

New Orleans Jazz Fest is one of the oldest music festivals around. When was the first Jazz Fest?

  • 1958
  • 1982
  • 1970

Which California-based music festival tends to make news for its celebrity sightings as much as its musical lineup?

  • Lollapalooza
  • Coachella
  • Burning Man

Where is the Roskilde Music Festival held?

  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Denmark

In 2008 at Coachella, Prince did a cover song that became an instant hit when video surfaced online. What was the song?

  • Radiohead's "Creep"
  • Outkast's "Hey Ya"
  • Beyonce's "Crazy in Love"

What is the largest music festival in the United States?

  • Coachella
  • Lollapalooza
  • Summerfest

What singer formed a music festival as a farewell tour for his band?

  • Paul Westerberg
  • Perry Farrell
  • Travis Barker

What music festival is named after an American folklore figure?

  • Bigfoot
  • Chupacabra
  • Sasquatch

What is the world's most profitable music festival?

  • Bonnaroo
  • Coachella
  • SXSW

This festival goes on a full North American tour each summer, hitting around 40 cities.

  • Warped Tour
  • Lollapalooza
  • Electric Daisy

This music festival nearly turned into a disaster in 2013 after heavy rains, forcing many bands and concertgoers to abandon the area.

  • Bonnaroo
  • Governor's Ball
  • Jazz Fest

During Woodstock in 1969, undoubtedly history's greatest music festival, what artist took to the stage at 3:30 a.m. to wake up the sleepy crowd?

  • Sly & The Family Stone
  • James Brown
  • Jimi Hendrix

In 1996, this singer formed Lilith Fair, which traveled each summer for three years and was briefly revived in 2010.

  • Jewel
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Sheryl Crow

In what country is Bonnaroo held?

  • Australia
  • Europe
  • United States

What 1985 music festival raised money for Ethiopian famine relief?

  • Live Aid
  • Band Aid
  • Farm Aid

At Lollapalooza 1993, what band stood onstage naked with tape over their mouths in lieu of performing to protest censorship?

  • Nirvana
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Rage Against the Machine

This EDM group's 2006 Coachella performance is still lauded as one of the most seminal of its career.

  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Daft Punk
  • Skrillex

Which music festival is based on a long-running television show of the same name?

  • South by Southwest
  • Austin City Limits
  • Rock in Rio

What is the largest music festival in the world?

  • Summerfest
  • Rock in Rio
  • Donauinselfest

Which festival features a nude run as part of the festivities?

  • Roskilde
  • Bonnaroo
  • Coachella

Which music festival's name means "best on the streets"?

  • Bonnaroo
  • Donauinselfest
  • Mawazine

What classic rock band, famous for its inflatable pig, saw said pig break loose at Coachella 2008 and float away?

  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Who
  • Pink Floyd

The first-ever Glastonbury festival was held in 1970 in England. How much were the tickets?

  • 1 pound
  • 10 pounds
  • 5 pounds

Approximately how many people attend music festivals in the United States each year?

  • 7 million
  • 32 million
  • 18 million

During the original Woodstock, there was only one incident of violence during the entire three-day festival. It happened during what band's set?

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Grateful Dead
  • The Who

What EDM festival has won three Best Music Event awards and counting as of 2014?

  • Ultra
  • Tomorrowland
  • Electric Daisy Carnival

Sometimes called the "cousin of Coachella," what's the name of this country music festival?

  • Stagecoach
  • Taste of Country
  • Big Barrel

This festival only started in 2012 but has already expanded from California to the East Coast and Japan.

  • Bumbleshoot
  • KCON
  • CounterPoint

This punk festival began in Chicago in 2005 as a multi-venue music fest and carnival.

  • Riot Fest
  • Warped Tour
  • Governor's Ball

What music festival was created to capture the Bonnaroo experience on the East Coast?

  • Lollapalooza
  • Firefly
  • Ultra