This might be a good idea to have a thread strictly for music festivals other than Coachella and Bonnaroo (Only because bonnaroo already has one).
There's tons of festivals out there to talk about for 2009, so maybe this can be limited to just festival announcements and their line ups.
From Consequence of Sound, here's a list of Festivals for the first quarter of 2009:
# Tomorrow Never Knows Festival - (January 14-18, 2009 - Chicago, IL)
# Sounds Like Brooklyn - (February 6-7 & 12-14, 2009 - Brooklyn, NY)
# Big Ears Festival - (February 6-8, 2009 - Knoxville, TN)
# Tucson Gem & Jam - (February 6-8, 2009 - Tucson, AZ)
# Noise Pop - (February 24-March 1, 2009 - San Francisco, CA)
# Langerado Music Festival - (March 6-8 2009 - Miami, FL)
# HARD 13 - (March 13, 2009 - Los Angeles, CA)
# South by Southwest - (March 18-22, 2009 - Austin, TX)
# Winter Music Conference - (March 24-28, 2009 - Miami, FL)
# Ultra Music Festival - (March 27-28, 2009 - Miami, FL)
# Mission Creek Festival - (April 1-4, 2009 - Iowa City, IA)
# Wanee Music Festival - (April ???, 2009 - Live Oak, FL)
# The Hoodwink Festival - (April 3 & May 1, 2009 - Irvine, CA & E. Rutherford, NJ)
# Rites of Spring Music Festival - (April ???, 2009 - Nashville, TN)
I'm sure theres more from January until April, but these seem to be the major ones.
Let me know what you guys think, it may be overcrowded to just talk about Music festivals all in one thread.