The weather is starting to warmup, and the time for music festivals is fast approaching. One of the most talked-about events, Coachella, has already passed, but there are still several huge music festivals to look forward to in the coming months.
The musical festival that has been running for over two decades will feature music, dance, comedy and craft booths. The feature artists this year include: Arctic Monkeys, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, and ODESZA.
Lollapalooza is happening August 1-4 in Grant Park, Chicago.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Celebrating it’s 14th year, this festival—which features an eclectic mix of rock, rap, EDM, punk, and many other genres will boast Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, Lauryn Hill, Courtney Barnett, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, Earl Sweatshirt, and Blood Orange as performers.
Pitchfork Music Festival is happening in July in Union Park Chicago.
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Fans of EDM don’t have to wait very long for Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the premiere EDM festivals of the year. This year’s lineup includes Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Ferry Corsten.
The festival will take place from May 17-19 in ‘Sin City,’ Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Governors Ball Music Festival
Music fans on the East Coast who prefer not to travel can get excited for The Governors Ball, another mélange of musical genres, including rock, hip-hop, electronic, pop and folk. This year’s lineup includes: Florence + the Machine, Major Lazer, The 1975, The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, Lil Wayne, Brockhampton, Nas.
The Governors Ball is happening May 31 to June 2 on Randal’s Island, New York.
Mixing bands with house beats from EDM DJs, Electric Forest’s lineup this year includes: ODESZA, Kygo, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, Gorgon City, Honey Dijon, Alison Wonderland, Gramatik.
Electric Forest is happening June 27-30 in Rothbury, Michigan.
Since it started in the mid-80s, Burning Man has become one of the most iconic music festivals in the world. This year, there won’t be a set lineup. Rather, the performances will include a showcase of music, art and culture driven by its attendees.
Burning Man is happening August 25 to September 2 in Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
What started as a festival devoted only to jam bands and folk rock, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has evolved to include several musical genres. This year’s lineup includes: Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, ODESZA, The Lumineers, Solange, Cardi B, Grand Ole Opry.
This year’s festival is happening June 13 to 16 in Great Stage Park, Tennessee.
Hot 97 Summer Jam
One of the premiere hip hop festivals in the U.S., Hot 97 Summer Jam seamlessly includes some of the best emerging rap artists, along with some of the biggest names in the game. This year’s lineup includes: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, Swizz Beatz & Friends, Remy Ma, Rich the Kid, Megan Ryte & Friends.
Hot 97 Summer Jam is happening June 9 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.