As summer music festival season kicks off this weekend with Coachella, Microsoft’s Virtual Earth team is plotting out some key festivals happening this year across North America, the UK and Western Europe. They’ll continue to update with new shows over the next couple months. The festival circuit continues to make great use of rich internet content and social media applications to link fans in advance of concerts, encourage buzz and build attendance. Check out AT&T’s ‘blue room’ live webcasting,
from Coachella, Rothbury Festival’s 2,000+ member buzznet community and SF Outside Lands thousands of fans linked by Facebook, MySpace and imeem.