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OutKast Festival Tour 2014: The complete map and price guide

Three Stacks and Sir Luscious Left Foot, finally together again.
Three Stacks and Sir Luscious Left Foot, finally together again.

OutKast is back. You knew that already -- the Atlanta hip-hop duo's return has been somewhat well documented. So much so, in fact, that there's a risk that you have come to underestimate this event. We want to first take a second to emphasize what's happening here.

Let's simplify the problem by reminding everyone that the track represented in the screen cap above, "International Player's Anthem" is the last official release involving the joint project of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. The last one. It's a throw-away remix of a track produced by Three 6 Mafia and in collaboration with the South's hip-hop godfather, UGK (in one of Pimp C's last appearances as well, actually). And it's wonderful, maybe the most purely enjoyable song released in the last decade. It delights in language and sound and clarity in the way most of OutKast's best music does.

And this year, for the first time since 2006, the two great MCs will stand together on stages around the world and offer that delight once again. It's an unusual idea -- a reunion tour comprising entirely music festivals. But it's a great forum for a group such as this: A bonafide main event in any circumstance and a party-starter of unparalleled reliability.

Probably this isn't the last we'll hear from OutKast. Success on this festival tour will likely beget broader touring and maybe even new music. But who knows? Maybe it won't. There's no way to be sure this isn't your last chance to see one of the most universally compelling artists in any genre of the past 25 years. So we advise you make your way to one of these festivals. Here's a map and complete list of the options in chronological order to help you out.

The pins on this map are alphabetized in chronological order. So the red "A" is Coachella, OutKast's first scheduled stop, and that pink "Z" over in the UK is Bestival, its last. You may need to zoom out or drag the map to see all the festivals

Denver, it turns out, is among the least convenient places in the US and Western Europe for making your way to an OutKast festival. There are plenty on the coasts here and enough across the Atlantic. But if Colorado residents want to partake, they will need to embark on a pilgrimage. We've sought to help you do just that by finding flight and hotel costs for every one of the shows announced so far. You can peruse them below.

A few caveats:

-If the festival was within driving distance, we calculated gas cost instead. We assumed you were driving a 2001 Subaru Forester, because you live in Colorado.

-In all cases, we pursued the cheapest possible option. The idea here is to tell you what it will take to see OutKast -- the rest of the amenities and talent offered by these festivals are gravy. Because of this, we presented one-day pass costs when applicable, and assumed the travel and lodging associated with getting in the day before OuKast's set and leaving the day after.

-We did not include hotels or hostels with two or one star ratings. The cost of treatment for syphilis or whatever is greater than the savings you get there anyway.

-Some of these festivals are sold out. We included them anyway, with the original ticket costs, because there is a third-party market and presumably if you are a great OutKast fan you're smart enough to navigate them without getting hosed.

OutKast Festival Tour 2014: The complete map and price guide
Colin Young-Wolff for LA Weekly. Slideshow.

Festival: Coachella

Other notable artists: The Replacements, Queens of the Stone Age, Pharrell, Beck, etc.

Location: Indio, California

Date: Friday, April 11 or Friday, April 18

Ticket cost: $375 for a weekend pass (sold out, though, so you'll have to try your luck on StubHub or whatever)

Travel cost: $355.36 in gas money for a 2001 Subaru Forester

Lodging cost: $85 for a camping pass (sold out)

Total cost: $815.36

Festival: Counter.Point

Other notable artists: Pretty Lights, Foster the People, J. Cole

Location: Kingston Downs, Georgia

Date: Sunday, April 27

Ticket cost: $75 advanced GA for Sunday

Travel cost: $276 round trip flight on Delta from Denver to Atlanta

Lodging cost: $110 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cartersville

Total cost: $461

*Cheapest way to see OutKast*

Festival: Big Guava Festival

Location: Tampa, Florida

Other notable artists: Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Cake

Date: Friday, May 2

Ticket cost: $65 single-day ticket

Travel cost: $337 round trip flight on US Airways

Lodging cost: $138 for two nights at the Howard Johnson in downtown Tampa

Total cost: $540

Festival: Hangout Music Festival

Other notable artists: The Black Keys, The Killers, QOTSA

Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama

Date: May 16 to 18 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $229.00 for a three-day pass

Travel cost: $447 on American

Lodging cost: $266 in the Key West Inn in Foley, 15 min from festival

Total cost: $953

Festival:Sasquatch! Music Festival

Other notable artists: The National, QOTSA, MIA

Location: George, Washington

Date:May May 23 to 25 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $325

Travel cost: $282 on united

Lodging cost: $0 (camping pass included in ticket price)

Total cost: $607

*Best venue at which to see OutKast. If you can't have Red Rocks...*

Festival:Bottle Rock Festival

Other notable artists: The Cure, Weezer, TV on the Radio

Location: Napa, California

Date: May 30 to June 1 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $149 single-day pass

Travel cost: $304 on Delta

Lodging cost: $322 at the Staybridge Suites Fairbridge/Napa Valley

Total cost: $775

OutKast Festival Tour 2014: The complete map and price guide
Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice. More photos here.

Festival: Governors Ball

Other notable artists: Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes

Location: Randall's Island, New York City

Date: June 6 to 8

Ticket cost: $230

Travel cost: $278 on Spirit Airlines

Lodging cost: $262 at The Bowery House in Manhattan

Total cost: $771

*Best overall lineup value*

Festival:Orange Warsaw

Other notable artists: Florence and The Machine, Pixies, Kings of Leon

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Date: June 15

Ticket cost: $65 for a one day pass

Travel cost: $1,600 on LOT Polish Airlines

Lodging cost: $72 at the Victor Hotel

Total cost: $1,737

Festival: Firefly Music Festival

Other notable artists: Foo Fighters, Beck, Arctic Monkeys

Location: Dover, Denmark

Date: June 19 to 22 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $279

Travel cost: $389 on United

Lodging cost: $242 at the Holiday Inn Express

Total cost: $910

Photo by flickr user *pb*.

Festival: Fuji Rock Festival

Other notable artists: Kanye West, Franz Ferdinand, Lorde

Location: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan

Date: July 25 to 27 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $168

Travel cost: $2,000 on Alaska Airlines

Lodging cost: $126 at the Chisun Inn Niigata

Total cost: $2,294

*The coolest way to see Outkast: This depends on where your dream destination is, but as far as a experience goes, it probably doesn't get better than seeing them on top of a mountain at a ski resort in Japan. Gorgeous views, foreign country and Outkast. Not to mention the other headliner is Kanye West.*

Festival: Summerfest

Other notable artists:

Location: Milwaukee

Date: June 29

Ticket cost: $46.60

Travel cost: $343 by car in a 2001 Subaru Forester

Lodging cost: $310

Total cost: $699

Festival:Rosklide Festival

Other notable artists: Arctic Monkeys, Deerhunter, Interpol

Location: Rosklide, Denmark

Date: June 29 to July 6 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $179 for one-day pass

Travel cost: $1,446 on Icelandair

Lodging cost: $264

Total cost: $1,889

Festival: Wireless Festival

Other notable artists: Kanye West, Drake, Bruno Mars

Location: London and Birmingham

Date: July 5 in Birmingham

Ticket cost: $113

Travel cost: $1,525 on Iberia airlines

Lodging cost: $68 at the Kingfisher Hotel

Total cost: $1,706

Festival: Openair Frauenfeld

Other notable artists: Macklemore, Pharrell Williams, MIA

Location: Frauenfeld, Switzerland

Date: July 10 to 12 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $213.95 for three-day pass

Travel cost: $2,858 on US Airways

Lodging cost: $0 (camping included in ticket)

Total cost: $3,071.95

Festival: Splash! Festival

Other notable artists: Wiz Kalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, Chance The Rapper

Location: Gräfenhainichen, Denmark

Date: July 11 to 13 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $150.22

Travel cost: $3,066 on Luftansa Cityline to semi-nearby Leipzig

Lodging cost: $0 (camping included in pass)

Total cost: $3,216.22

Festival: North Sea Jazz Festival

Other notable artists: Pharrell Williams, Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones & Dap Kings

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Date: July 13

Ticket cost: $113

Travel cost: $1,837 on British Airways

Lodging cost: $140 at Van Der Valk Hotel

Total cost: $2,090

*Least valuable way to see OutKast -- not only is the price tag over $2000, but the lineup is particularly week.*

Festival: Forecastle Festival

Other notable artists: Jack White, Beck, The Replacements

Location: Louisville, Kentucky

Date: July 18 to 20 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: Single day tickets go on sale April 4, weekend pass: $184

Travel cost: $369 by car in a 2001 Subaru Forester

Lodging cost: $170 at Staybridge Suites in East Louisville

Total cost: $723

Festival: Osheaga Festival

Other notable artists: Jack White, Skrillex, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Location: Montreal, Quebec

Date: August 1 to 3 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $250

Travel cost: $495.36 on Delta

Lodging cost: $146 at Days Inn and Conference Center

Total cost: $891.36

Festival: OVO Fest

Other notable artists: Drake and "special guests" (last year that included Diddy and Kanye West)

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: August 3

Ticket cost: $66.50 by car in a 2001 Subaru Forester

Travel cost: $403 by car in a 2001 Subaru Forester

Lodging cost: $128 at Courtyard Toronto Mississauga/Meadowvale

Total cost: $810.50

Festival: Øya Fest

Other notable artists: Janelle Monae, Neutral Milk Hotel, Royksopp & Robyn

Location: Oslo, Norway

Date: August 7

Ticket cost: $138.84

Travel cost: $1,547 on Icelandair

Lodging cost: $144 at Anker Hostel

Total cost: $1,829.84

Festival: Way Out West Festival

Other notable artists: Blood Orange, QOTSA, Bill Callahan

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden

Date: August 8 to 9

Ticket cost: $295.16 for three-day pass

Travel cost: $1,368.40 on KLM

Lodging cost: $150 at Goteborg Hostel

Total cost: $1,813.56

Festival: Flow Festival

Other notable artists: The National, Charli XCX, Mac DeMarco

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Date: August 8 to 10 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $219.32 for three day pass

Travel cost: $1,194 on Blue 1

Lodging cost: $168 at Hotel Korpilampi

Total cost: $1,581.32

*North-most place to see OutKast. Hey, maybe that's a thing you're into.

Festival: Pukkelpop

Other notable artists: Snoop Dogg, Jake Bugg, Janelle Monae

Location: Hasselt, Belgium

Date: August 14 to 16 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $117.25 for a one-day pass

Travel cost: $1,706 on United

Lodging cost: $0 (camping included with ticket)

Total cost: $1,823.25

Festival: Rock 'n' Heim

Other notable artists: A Day to Remember, Parov Stelar, Die Antwoord

Location: Hockenheim, Germany

Date: August 15 to 17 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $246.81

Travel cost: $1,597 on Delta

Lodging cost: $0 (camping included in ticket)

Total cost: $1,843.81

*Festival with the dumbest name at which to see OutKast. Low blow? Probably. But no "rock 'n'..." anything, under any circumstances.*

Festival: Bestival

Other notable artists: Chic, Foals, Busta Rhymes, Disclosure

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Date: September 4 to 7 (schedule not yet announced)

Ticket cost: $322.14 for four-day pass

Travel cost: $1,410 on United and Flybe

Lodging cost: $110 at Mount Sorrel Hotel

Total cost: $1,842.14

*Best festival experience involving OutKast. The good vibes coming from Bestival radiate several thousand miles.*

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