This May 20, 2011 photo shows festival goers on the beach at sunset at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)

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This May 20, 2011 photo shows festival goers on the beach at sunset at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
This May 20, 2011 photo shows festival goers on the beach at sunset at the Hangout Music Fest in Gulf Shores, Ala. Despite heat, humidity, crowds and costs, music festivals are more popular than ever, attracting millions of fans, with 270 festivals of various types annually in the U.S. and more than 800 in 57 countries. (AP Photo/Karen Schwartz)
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