1) Coachella – Indio, CA -4/15
If you’re into music, then we hope you know about these seven “can’t miss” music festivals this year.
Taking place in Indio, Cali is the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. It’s located in the Colorado Desert and brings thousands of tourists all gathering to hear the latest and greatest in rock, indie, hip hop, electronic dance music, and art installations and sculptures.
Recently, the festival is all about new fashion trends, as you can spot celebrities sporting their on point bohemian fashion. If you’re going to attend this event, prepare your outfit in advance!
The festival’s origins trace back to 1993 when Pearl Jam performed at the Empire Polo Club while boycotting venues controlled by Ticketmaster.
Camping is permitted on the grounds and it’s also common for attendees to rent out big homes and stay all together.
Sasquatch – George,WA – 5/27
Enjoy beautiful scenery while you camp out for this amazing festival.
See rockers like Florence and the Machine, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, and The Cure.
Early bird passes are already sold out but you can get all the scoop on the bands on the festival’s podcast which is out now.
Firefly – Dover , DE – 6/16
Taking place at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway is this June festival named Firefly.
This year is the fourth year you can enjoy musical acts on the 105 acres of festival grounds.
Much like the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee, attendees can camp outdoors.
Their tag line: “The East Coast’s Premier Music Experience.”
Experience live bands like Mumford & Sons and Kings of Leon at this year’s event.
Bonnaroo- Manchester, TN – 6/29
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fest is an annual four-day event which began in 2002.
It’s held in Great Stage Park on 700 acres of farm land in Manchester, TN.
Experience musical styles of indie rock, classic rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, americana, bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, reggae, pop, electronica, and other alternative music.
The festival was largely influenced by art rock concerts of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, like Woodstock in 1969.
Summerfest – Milwaukee,WI – 6/29
Held on 75 acres at Henry Maier Festival Park along the lake in Milwaukee, this 11 day fest is made up of 11 stages and has performances from over 700 bands.
Roughly 1 million attendees will attend this year’s event, promoting itself as the “World’s Largest Music Festival.”
Headliners include Paul McCartney, Luke Bryan, and Sting.
Lollapalooza – Chicago,IL – 7/28
Held in the middle of the city in Grant Park, this annual music fest features alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands and artists.
Created by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell in 1991, hundreds of thousands of spectators attend the event over 20 years later.
This year’s event features headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ellie Goulding, and Radiohead.
Austin City Limits Austin,TX – 9/30
This concert series was first introduced in the 1970’s.
It features artists from every musical genre but was originally created to shine spotlight on original Texas music.
Featured bands have included acts like Pearl Jam, Johnny Cash, and Neil Young.
You can watch more about this festival on PBS network.