Festivals: Pack a lunch, it's gonna be a long one.
Warped Tour, July 24, Palace: The fest that was once described as "punk rock summer camp" continues to sip from its fountain of youth, even though it is now old enough to legally drink.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, July 11, DTE: Slayer, King Diamond and Hellyeah headline this annual celebration of metalheads getting sunburned.
Movement, May 23-25, Hart Plaza: Detroit's annual celebration of techno includes performances by Disclosure, DJ Snoopadelic and a host of homegrown electronic music legends.
Mo Pop, July 25-26, West Riverfront Park: Modest Mouse and Passion Pit headline the expanded, two-day version of this third-year festival, which moves from its home at Freedom Hill down to the West Riverfront Park.
Downtown Hoedown, June 5-6, West Riverfront Park: Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts head up WYCD-FM's annual country fest, which moves to the West Riverfront Park after several years at Comerica Park.
Faster Horses, July 17-19, Michigan International Speedway: The "three day hillbilly sleepover," as organizers call it, returns for its third year with Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley, but the real draw is the weekend-long party.
Bled Fest, May 23, Hartland Performing Arts Center: What's more punk rock than a punk rock festival in a former high school?
Mad Decent Block Party, Aug. 15, Palace:
Diplo's traveling festival of fun sets up shop in the Palace parking lot with sets from a host of EDM notables.
Electric Forest, June 25-28, Double JJ Ranch: The Western Michigan festival that has quietly built one of the most dedicated fan bases on the festival circuit returns for its fifth year.
H.O.R.D.E., July 9, DTE: A one-off return of the '90s roots-rock and jam band festival, with Blues Traveler, 311 and Big Head Todd and the Monsters.