Five reasons not to miss The Governors Ball Music Festival in NYC this June

New York City has a slew of great festivals, but Governors Ball continues to impress with it’s stellar line-ups, gourmet eats and top-notch production. Even with weather-issues plaguing the Randall’s Island fest in past years, it remains a stellar fest to consider if you’re deciding where to flock to this summer. Continue Reading

Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Tool and Alice in Chains to headline Northern Invasion in Wisconsin this May

The start of the spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of one of the best times of the year: music festival season.  Festivals across the country have been announced, including the incredible Northern Invasion, one of the best hard rock festivals the Midwest has to offer.

This year, the festival will take place on May 12 & 13 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI with an an overall outstanding lineup.  Headlining this year’s festival are Tool and Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle and Alice in Chains, with nearly 40 bands playing over the course of both days on three stages, including a camping experience on the festival grounds.

Avenged Sevenfold in Little Rock. Photo by Dominique Benedict

Tickets are still available for Northern Invasion and can be found here.

The full lineup for Northern Invasion by day can be found below.

Saturday: Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin, I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Black Stone Cherry, Atreyu, We Came As Romans, Butcher Babies, The Bronx, Miss May I, Senses Fail, Stick To Your Guns, The Fever 333, Cane Hill, Grandson, Counterfeit, From Ashes to New, & Big Story.

Sunday: Tool, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, The Used, Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Andrew WK, Anti-Flag, Hawthorne Heights, Red Sun Rising, Dance Gavin Dance, 10 Years, Like A Storm, I See Stars, DED, The Blue Stones, Mutoid Man, Whitney Peyton, Spirit Animal, & Joyous Wolf.

Senses Fail in Mountain View. Photo by Brian Benton.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Tropicália Festival celebrates SoCal Latin culture with Los Tigres Del Norte, Kali Uchis, Chicano Batman and more (plus tacos!)

Tropicália Music and Taco Festival made its debut in Long Beach to a sold out crowd. The festival was set up at the scenic Queen Mary Park that gave guests a view of the beautiful harbor and cityscape. Gates opened up at 11am and people quickly made their way to the “taco fest” area where more than a dozen vendors were providing free all you can eat tacos until 4pm. Continue Reading

Los Angeles prepares for Tropicália Music & Taco Festival, featuring Kali Uchis, Los Tigres Del Norte and Chicano Batman

Tropicália Music & Taco Festival joins the list of must-see festivals already on LA’s roster. The extremely eclectic lineup has been drawing attention from festivalgoers from all parts of the music spectrum. Continue Reading

The seven best things we saw at ACL this weekend, including Muna, Dreamcar, The XX and First Aid Kit

Austin City Limit’s second weekend came to a triumphant close earlier this week, as the Killers closed out their second Sunday night in a row. The stunning lineup featured acts big (Jay Z) and small (Grace Vanderwaal) and brought fans of all ages to Austin’s Zilker Park. These are our favorite moments from the weekend. Continue Reading

Sunny weather carries The Meadows through a successful weekend of music with Jay Z, Gorillaz, Sleigh Bells and more

In it’s second year, The Meadows grew from a two-day festival with a strong line-up to a three-day prepping to compete against Panorama and Governors Ball. There were certainly still kinks to sort out – the grounds felt bare and let’s be honest, it’s in a parking lot – but solid weather and a strong line up certainly make The Meadows a contender. Continue Reading

Charlottesville’s LOCKN’ Music Festival brings fans together for shows from The Avett Brothers, Phil Lesh, Margo Price, Jim James and more

If you’ve been following music for a while now you know first hand just how tied up music culture and current political events can become. This years LOCKN’ Music Festival had enormous political pressure place upon it due to the fact that the festival grounds are just 45 minutes from Charlottesville, Virginia, and that an enormous majority of attendees are at least somewhat local. Continue Reading

Iggy Pop, Father John Misty, Beck, Nas, Lizzo, FIDLAR and more come together for a summer weekend at Portland’s Project Pabst

It’s hard to argue there’s any better way to end summer than by attending a music festival. Making its return to Portland, Project Pabst brought a diverse line-up to the late August festival. After combining with the former Musicfest NW festival last year, Project Pabst focused on bringing bands for a 21+ crowd, while also providing great local food and entertainment. Situated right on the waterfront, the festival is in a prime location next to the heart of the city. Continue Reading

Charles Bradley, Ty Segall, Tank & The Bangas and more come together at the electric Pickathon Music Festival

Despite the unusual heatwave combined with a haze of smoke that traveled from British Columbia to Oregon, crowds nevertheless descended onto Pendavaris Farm in Happy Valley for the 19th-Annual Pickathon Music Festival. Pickathon is a different experience compared to most camping festivals. Continue Reading

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