As the summer music festival 2012 season is quickly approaching, music fans are getting antsy.

The time for campouts and endless live performances cannot come soon enough for people young and old who make their way out to see the cluster of artists set to perform at each massive production. 

With some of summer's most popular annual music extravaganzas recently releasing their dates and lineup of artists, fans are barely able to contain themselves.

In Februray, tickets for the highly-anticipated Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival went up for purchase recently, but the sale was quickly suspended after extreme demand caused the ticketing Web site to continually crash.

But with so many other festivals to choose from this summer, it's a harsh reality knowing that you might not be able to make every single one. 

With headliners like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex, The Dave Matthews Band, The Flaming Lips, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band, here's a preview of the summer's hottest music festivals.