MF’s Top 10 Summer Music Festivals of 2013

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MF’s Top 10 Summer Music Festivals of 2013

Missed out on Coachella? Don’t worry—there are plenty of other opportunities to soak up the sun and listen to live music this summer. So rally your friends and start planning your escape.

When and Where: May 25-26; City Hall Plaza in Boston

Lineup Highlights: fun., Of Monsters and Men, Portugal. the Man, Ra Ra Riot, The National, The Shins

The Scoop: This year, Boston finally gets a much-deserved summer music festival of its own. Expect to spend Memorial Day weekend moving your feet to the sounds of 18 solid indie rock acts, which have been hand-picked by Aaron Dessner of Brooklyn-based band and headliner The National.

Insider Tip: Save your appetite for the food-truck pavilion, which will feature Boston’s finest. Search for local seafood truck The Shuckin Truck for lobster and scallop rolls or fish tacos.

Escape From Your Escape: Stay through Memorial Day to rent a bike and hit the Minuteman Bikeway, a scenic, 11-mile trail linking Bedford, Lexington, Arlington and Cambridge.

Unofficial Hashtag Prediction: #bostonisindiestrong

Tickets: Available at BostonCalling.com ($75 for a one-day pass; $130 for a two-day pass)

Photo Credit: Boston Calling

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