Shirley Manson / Garbage by Peter Adams.
Shirley Manson of Garbage performing at the BFD music festival held on June 2nd, 2012 @ The Shorline Amphitheater.

I’ll let you guess what BFD stands for, but rest assured, it’s an appropriate name for one of the biggest music festivals in Northern California. Held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, BFD takes place right smack in the middle of Startup Land, literally, around the corner from the campuses of titans like Google, LinkedIn and Intuit. Now in its 18th year, Live 105 packs their BFD festival with an impressive line-up of modern and alternative rock artists. This year was no exception. BFD 2012’s roster included Jane’s Addiction, Cake, Garbage, Silversun Pickups, GROUPLOVE, Neon Trees and Falling In Reverse. There was also a stage dedicated to hip hop and electronica featuring artists like K.Flay, St. John, Amplive & Eligh and The Limousines.

This is the first of four posts containing photos from the festival. Click the images below to see larger version and a slideshow.

See more photos from this year’s BFD:

BFD Part 2: Jane’s Addiction & Cake
BFD Part 3: Falling in Reverse, GROUPLOVE, Neon Trees
BFD Part 4: K.Flay, St. John, Amplive & Eligh