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20+ of the summer’s best upcoming music festivals (updated April 2018)

It’s never too early to start planning your music festival pilgrimages. Check this space for the best lineups of the summer 2018 season.

Lollapalooza

When: August 2-5
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
Tickets: ranging from $87.25 to $335 (plus taxes and fees) for four-day tickets; one-day tickets available soon. BUY
Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, Odesza, Logic, Post Malone, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Portugal. the Man, Tyler, the Creator, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Zedd, Excision, Walk the Moon, Dua Lipa, LL Cool J, Camila Cabello, Gucci Mane, Brockhampton, and more.

Get more info at lollapalooza.com.

Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 20-22
Where: Union Park, Chicago
Tickets: $75 for single day, $175 for three days, and $375 for PLUS pass BUY
Who’s playing: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Julien Baker, Blood Orange, Kelela, DRAM, Noname, Japandroids, (Sandy) Alex G, Smino, and more.

Get more info at pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

Mo Pop Festival

When: July 28-29
Where: West Riverfront Park, Detroit
Tickets: ranging from $75-380 BUY
Who’s playing: Bon Iver, The National, Portugal. the Man, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Highly Suspect, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Billie Eilish, Alvvays, Turnover, Rex Orange County, and more.

Get more info at mopopfestival.com.

Sasquatch! Music Festival

When: May 25-27
Where: the Gorge, Washington
Tickets: $325 (including fees) plus $20 shipping, on sale starting 2/10 at 10 a.m. PST BUY
Who’s playing: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Tyler, the Creator, Ray Lamontagne, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Neko Case, Vince Staples, TV on the Radio, Slowdive, Tash Sultana, Thundercat, Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, and more.

Get more info at sasquatchfestival.com.

Panorama

Courtesy Panorama
When: July 27-29
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Tickets: ranging from $79 – $450 for limited prices until 2/2 at 10 a.m. ET until 2/3 at 11:59 p.m. ET; regular prices start at 2/4 at 12 a.m. ET, ranging from $99 – $490 BUY
Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, The Killers, Migos, Father John Misty, SZA, Cardi B, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, The XX, The War on Drugs, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sabrina Claudio, and more.

The XX

Get more info at panorma.nyc.

Primavera Sound

When: May 28 – June 3
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: 215 € ($267) for full festival tickets and 400 € ($497) for VIP tickets. Day tickets not yet available. BUY
Who’s playing: Arctic Monkeys, A$AP Rocky, Björk, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lorde, The National, Migos, Jane Birkin, Kelela, Vince Staples, The War on Drugs, Haim, Father John Misty, Jorja Smith, Superorganism, Thundercat, Tyler, the Creator, Grizzly Bear, Majid Jordan, and more.

Get more info at primaverasound.com.

Fortress

When: April 28-29
Where: Cultural District of Fort Worth, TX
Tickets: ranging from $89 – $229 for early bird prices (regular prices range from $99 – $265). BUY
Who’s playing: Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, RZA featuring Stone Mecca, Chicano Batman, tUnE-yArDs, The Voidz, Rapsody, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee, and more.

Get more info at fortressfestival.com.

Wireless Festival

Where: Finsbury Park, London, England
Tickets: ranging from $77 (£55) + fees to $164 (£117.50) + fees BUY
Who’s playing: J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Friends, Post Malone, PartyNextDoor, Big Sean, Migos, J Hus, French Montana, Giggs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Goldlink, 6lack, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, and more.

Get more info at wirelessfestival.co.uk.

Firefly Music Festival

When: June 24-17
Where: The Woodlands, Dover, DE
Tickets: on sale 1/12, ranging from $269 to $2,499 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Odezsa, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. the Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D, Vance Joy, Big Gigantic, Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Cheat Codes, Rudimental, Marian Hill, Lizzo, and more.

Portugal. The Man at White Oak Music Hall in Houston

Get more info at fireflyfestival.com.

Bonnaroo

When: June 7-8
Where: Manchester, TN
Tickets: on sale 1/12 at 10 a.m. ET, ranging from $299.50 + fees to $12,750 + fees BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Khalid, Paramore, Kaskade, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Sheryl Crow, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, and more.

Get more info at bonnaroo.com.

Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 4-6
Where: Central Park, Atlanta, GA
Tickets: ranging from $179 + fees to $1,500, on sale on 1/9 at 10 a.m. EST BUY
Who’s playing: Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Cake, Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and more.

Get more info at shakykneesfestival.com.

Bottlerock Napa Valley

When: May 25-27
Where: Napa Valley, CA
Tickets: on sale on Tues 1/9, at 10 a.m. PST BUY
Who’s playing: Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, The Revitalists, Bleachers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mike D, E-40, and more.

Get more info at bottlerocknapavalley.com.

Boston Calling

When: May 25-27
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA
Tickets: ranging from $279 to $1,099 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler, the Creator, Bryson Tiller, Portugal. the Man, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, Daniel Caesar, Stormzy, Thundercat, Belly, Pussy Riot, Perfume Genius, Noname, Alex G, Taylor Bennett, and more.

Get more info at bostoncalling.com.

Governors Ball Music Festival

When: June 1-3
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Tickets: ranging from $275 (announcement day pricing) to $2,190 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D, Khalid, Chvrches, The Gaslight Anthem, Post Malone, Diplo and Mark Ronson (AKA Silk City), Lil Uzi Vert, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Cut Copy, Sylvan Esso, Galantis, Maggie Rogers, Russ, 6lack, DRAM, 2 Chainz, Kelela, Vic Mensa, Third Eye Blind, and more.

Get more info at governorsballmusicfestival.com.

Hangout Music Fest

When: May 18-20
Where: Gulf Shores, AL
Tickets: ranging from $279 to $1,699 BUY
Who’s playing: The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Zedd, Portugal. the Man, Galantis, Cold War Kids, Blackbear, Halsey, Logic, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, St. Vincent, Odesza, SZA, Foster the People, Awolnation, and more.

Get more info at hangoutmusicfest.com.

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20+ of the summer’s best upcoming music festivals (updated April 2018)

It’s never too early to start planning your music festival pilgrimages. Check this space for the best lineups of the summer 2018 season.

Lollapalooza

When: August 2-5
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
Tickets: ranging from $87.25 to $335 (plus taxes and fees) for four-day tickets; one-day tickets available soon. BUY
Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Vampire Weekend, Odesza, Logic, Post Malone, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Portugal. the Man, Tyler, the Creator, CHVRCHES, St. Vincent, Zedd, Excision, Walk the Moon, Dua Lipa, LL Cool J, Camila Cabello, Gucci Mane, Brockhampton, and more.

Get more info at lollapalooza.com.

Pitchfork Music Festival

When: July 20-22
Where: Union Park, Chicago
Tickets: $75 for single day, $175 for three days, and $375 for PLUS pass BUY
Who’s playing: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Chaka Khan, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Julien Baker, Blood Orange, Kelela, DRAM, Noname, Japandroids, (Sandy) Alex G, Smino, and more.

Get more info at pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

Mo Pop Festival

When: July 28-29
Where: West Riverfront Park, Detroit
Tickets: ranging from $75-380 BUY
Who’s playing: Bon Iver, The National, Portugal. the Man, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Highly Suspect, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Billie Eilish, Alvvays, Turnover, Rex Orange County, and more.

Get more info at mopopfestival.com.

Sasquatch! Music Festival

When: May 25-27
Where: the Gorge, Washington
Tickets: $325 (including fees) plus $20 shipping, on sale starting 2/10 at 10 a.m. PST BUY
Who’s playing: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse, David Byrne, Tyler, the Creator, Ray Lamontagne, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Spoon, Grizzly Bear, Explosions in the Sky, Neko Case, Vince Staples, TV on the Radio, Slowdive, Tash Sultana, Thundercat, Shakey Graves, Tune-Yards, and more.

Get more info at sasquatchfestival.com.

Panorama

Courtesy Panorama
When: July 27-29
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Tickets: ranging from $79 – $450 for limited prices until 2/2 at 10 a.m. ET until 2/3 at 11:59 p.m. ET; regular prices start at 2/4 at 12 a.m. ET, ranging from $99 – $490 BUY
Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, The Killers, Migos, Father John Misty, SZA, Cardi B, Gucci Mane, St. Vincent, The XX, The War on Drugs, Odesza, David Byrne, Fleet Foxes, Jhené Aiko, Daniel Caesar, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sabrina Claudio, and more.

The XX

Get more info at panorma.nyc.

Primavera Sound

When: May 28 – June 3
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: 215 € ($267) for full festival tickets and 400 € ($497) for VIP tickets. Day tickets not yet available. BUY
Who’s playing: Arctic Monkeys, A$AP Rocky, Björk, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lorde, The National, Migos, Jane Birkin, Kelela, Vince Staples, The War on Drugs, Haim, Father John Misty, Jorja Smith, Superorganism, Thundercat, Tyler, the Creator, Grizzly Bear, Majid Jordan, and more.

Get more info at primaverasound.com.

Fortress

When: April 28-29
Where: Cultural District of Fort Worth, TX
Tickets: ranging from $89 – $229 for early bird prices (regular prices range from $99 – $265). BUY
Who’s playing: Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, De La Soul, RZA featuring Stone Mecca, Chicano Batman, tUnE-yArDs, The Voidz, Rapsody, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee, and more.

Get more info at fortressfestival.com.

Wireless Festival

Where: Finsbury Park, London, England
Tickets: ranging from $77 (£55) + fees to $164 (£117.50) + fees BUY
Who’s playing: J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Friends, Post Malone, PartyNextDoor, Big Sean, Migos, J Hus, French Montana, Giggs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Goldlink, 6lack, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, and more.

Get more info at wirelessfestival.co.uk.

Firefly Music Festival

When: June 24-17
Where: The Woodlands, Dover, DE
Tickets: on sale 1/12, ranging from $269 to $2,499 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Odezsa, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. the Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D, Vance Joy, Big Gigantic, Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Cheat Codes, Rudimental, Marian Hill, Lizzo, and more.

Portugal. The Man at White Oak Music Hall in Houston

Get more info at fireflyfestival.com.

Bonnaroo

When: June 7-8
Where: Manchester, TN
Tickets: on sale 1/12 at 10 a.m. ET, ranging from $299.50 + fees to $12,750 + fees BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, The Killers, Muse, Future, Bassnectar, Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Khalid, Paramore, Kaskade, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Sheryl Crow, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso, and more.

Get more info at bonnaroo.com.

Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 4-6
Where: Central Park, Atlanta, GA
Tickets: ranging from $179 + fees to $1,500, on sale on 1/9 at 10 a.m. EST BUY
Who’s playing: Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, David Byrne, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Cake, Courtney Barnett, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and more.

Get more info at shakykneesfestival.com.

Bottlerock Napa Valley

When: May 25-27
Where: Napa Valley, CA
Tickets: on sale on Tues 1/9, at 10 a.m. PST BUY
Who’s playing: Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, The Revitalists, Bleachers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mike D, E-40, and more.

Get more info at bottlerocknapavalley.com.

Boston Calling

When: May 25-27
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA
Tickets: ranging from $279 to $1,099 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Paramore, Tyler, the Creator, Bryson Tiller, Portugal. the Man, Fleet Foxes, The Decemberists, Brockhampton, Maggie Rogers, Daniel Caesar, Stormzy, Thundercat, Belly, Pussy Riot, Perfume Genius, Noname, Alex G, Taylor Bennett, and more.

Get more info at bostoncalling.com.

Governors Ball Music Festival

When: June 1-3
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
Tickets: ranging from $275 (announcement day pricing) to $2,190 BUY
Who’s playing: Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D, Khalid, Chvrches, The Gaslight Anthem, Post Malone, Diplo and Mark Ronson (AKA Silk City), Lil Uzi Vert, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Cut Copy, Sylvan Esso, Galantis, Maggie Rogers, Russ, 6lack, DRAM, 2 Chainz, Kelela, Vic Mensa, Third Eye Blind, and more.

Get more info at governorsballmusicfestival.com.

Hangout Music Fest

When: May 18-20
Where: Gulf Shores, AL
Tickets: ranging from $279 to $1,699 BUY
Who’s playing: The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Zedd, Portugal. the Man, Galantis, Cold War Kids, Blackbear, Halsey, Logic, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, St. Vincent, Odesza, SZA, Foster the People, Awolnation, and more.

Get more info at hangoutmusicfest.com.

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