Festival season is officially upon us, and that means our feeds are about to be smothered in a whole lot of neon, and florals and fringe. Coachella kicks off this weekend and if you couldn’t make it this year, you still have plenty of options until August so you can keep the FOMO at bay. Concerts are incomparable to festivals for a number of reasons. With festivals, you’re seeing more than just one or two acts and the whole experience will last more than just a few hours. You’ll come to know the strangers around you real well as you wait hours for a good view, throw yourself into a mosh pit, and try to convince the performer to crowd surf.
Fyre Festival may have been a hot mess, but these upcoming festivals will do more than just deliver. No matter your budget or fave type of music, check out these upcoming music festivals for this summer.
1. Bonnaroo: June 7 – 10
It doesn’t get more diverse than Bonnaroo’s lineup, which consists of rock, hip-hop, country, and EDM.
2. BottleRock: May 25 – 27
Coachella isn’t California’s only festival, and Napa Valley isn’t distinguished just for its wine. Since 2013, BottleRock has brought together rock-and-roll enthusiasts for one weekend.
3. Coachella: April 13 – 15, 20 – 22
Known for its celebrity sightings and its desert location, Coachella isn’t cheap but works to give you your money’s worth. Beyonce had to cancel her performance last year due to her pregnancy, but she’s making up for it this year. Other acts you’ll get to see? The Weeknd and Eminem are the other two headliners while SZA, Migos, Cardi B also have sets.
4. Firefly: June 14 – 17
Known for its glamping services and environment-friendly practices, Firefly has Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Logic in its lineup this year.
5. Governor’s Ball: June 1 – 3
If you’re in NYC this summer, you have more than a few festivals to choose from. The only thing getting as much hype as the artist lineup for Governor’s Ball is the list of food options.
6. Lollapalooza: August 2 -5
Before school starts back up, end your summer with the Arctic Monkeys, Post Malone, and Khalid.
7. Outside Lands: August 10 -12
If you can make it out to the Bay area this summer, you’ll be able to see Florence + the Machine, Janet Jackson, and Future.
8. Panorama: July 27 – 29
Panorama is relatively new, having first launched in 2016, but it’s quickly becoming a festival favorite. The experience isn’t just about music but art. The grounds will be composed of a space exhibition and a virtual reality theater.
9. Shaky Knees: May 4 – 6
Shaky Knees of Atlanta is known for its indie and rock lineup and while there aren’t as many performers as other festivals, it means all the less indecisiveness when deciding which artist to see next.
10. Warped Tour: June 21 – August 5
Call it angst or every punk rock lover’s dream. No matter your location, you’re sure to be close to a city the Warped Tour will be stopping by, from the east coast to the west.