The main challenge with most music festivals is the low light levels. So I would look for something with good low-light performance. e.g. Canon S90, Pany LX3 or if you can wait a few weeks, Samsung TL500/EX1.
HTH - Mark
I'm going to a music festival where they don't allow DSLR's or any camera with a removable lens. I want to buy a new digital camera for this, but I want one with the closest quality I can find to an SLR and I want it to have manual settings. I've gotten a couple suggestions (FinePix S2000HD and Canon PowerShot SX120IS) but I want to know if there are any more and if these two cameras have manual settings.. I want to my pictures to turn out like these or as close as possible:
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!