Summer 2017 is officially upon us. Well, nearly, but Bonnaroo kicked off this weekend, so that’s close enough. The temperature is up and so are we, and we can’t wait to get going to all the summer shows we can.
No matter what your music taste, here are some of the biggest music festivals in the U.S. that we think you shouldn’t miss!
1. Firefly Music Festival (June 15-18)
Lineup Includes: Chance the Rapper, Twenty-one Pilots, Weezer, Bob Dylan, Mike Snow, Eden, Kesha, Glass Animals and the Shins.
Located in Dover, Deleware the Firefly Music Festival is a huge affair featuring over 140 bands over the span of four days. They offer camping and glamping options for those who want to take on the whole festival. Not able to make it for all four days? No Worries. Single day pricing is also available.
2. Vans Warped Tour (June 16-August 6)
Lineup Includes: Plain White Tees, Bowling for Soup, Microwave, Stick to your Guns, Blessthefall and Municipal Waste
With locations all of the U.S. and killer line-up, the Vans Warped Tour presented by Journeys is must-see for everyone. Bonus: The Warped Tour’s eco initiative works to recycle all the batteries used on-stage as well as co-mingled recycling from all the amazeballs festival food!
3. Monterey International Pop Festival (June 16-18)
Lineup Includes: Eric Burdon And The Animals, Father John Misty, Leon Bridges, Dr. Dog, Regina Spektor, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Gary Clark Jr., the Head And The Heart, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Kurt Vile and Booker T’s Stax Revue
Located in the Monterey County Fairgrounds, in Monterey, CA, The Monterey International Pop Festival hosts 29 bands that make- it a must-see. With up-and comers, big names and semi-unkowns, the International Pop fest will cover a wide-range of music in one place.
4. PitchFork Music Festival (July 14-16)
Lineup Includes: LCD Soundsystem, Dirty Projectors, Danny Brown, Vince Staples, A Tribe Called Quest, William Tyler, PJ Harvey, Solange, Nicholas Jaar, Priests the Avalanches, and American Football
Chicago’s big Summer music fest will not only feature a great line-up, but a ton of other booths for you to check out while you’re there, including: CHIRP Record Fair (get there early), Flatstock ( where you can get awesome poster works from show-poster artists), Renegade Craft Fair (world’s largest curated showcase of independent craft design) and Bookfort (help to culture your community!).
5. Lollapalooza (August 11-13)
Lineup Includes: Chance The Rapper, the Killers, Lorde, Muse, Arcade Fire, Blink-182, DJ Snake, Justice, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Glass Animals, Spoon, Tove Lo, Tegan And Sara, and Little Dragon
We know you’re going to love Chicago so much, that we want to send you right back to Grant Park for Lollapalooza in August. This Epic line-up has got you covered no matter what you are looking for. Already love this festival? Consider upgrading to the VIP or platinum experience for bonuses like two luxury VIP areas, complimentary food & drink or even front row spaces all weekend long.
6. Kaaboo (September 15-17)
Lineup Includes: Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Liam Gallagher, Alanis Morissette, Logic, X Ambassadors, T-Pain, Machine Gun Kelly, Weezer, and David Guetta
We may or may not have saved this one for last on purpose. If you’re an east coaster, you may need all summer to save up for this one in Del Mar, California, but with such an incredible combination of artists in one place, we think it’s totally worth it. Fly, drive or bikepack your way to California for three amazing days of music. We’ll see you there!