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How Coachella, EDC, Rock in Rio, Stagecoach and other festivals rank in Times report card

How Coachella, EDC, Rock in Rio, Stagecoach and other festivals rank in Times report card

Hear that? That's the sound of an exhausted team of reporters collectively high-fiving over the end of music festival season. Whether it was the lush green setting of San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival or the arid desert surrounding Las Vegas' Electric Daisy Carnival, we were there.

And there was a lot to cover. This summer marked one of the busiest in our business with the birth of a new festival, Vegas' Rock in Rio USA, as well as expansions of L.A.'s own BET Experience and FYF Fest. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, considered the granddaddy of them all, Stagecoach and Hard Fest also had us running from venue to venue, sweating through...

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