It’s starting to warm up and festival vibes are starting to flow into the minds of music lovers all over the country. There are a lot of festivals going on all over the nation and line-ups are starting to get announced for some of these major events. These are some of the biggest music festivals taking place this summer.
Coachella is so big that it takes up 2 consecutive weekends. April 10-12 and April 17-19 have the same line-up. The music and art festival is held in Indio, California annually. The weekend of music includes major acts such as Rage Against The Machine, Calvin Harris, Megan Thee Stallion, Lewis Capaldi, Travis Scott, Flume, Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, and many more. Plus, the festival has art installments, an art studio, a Ferris wheel, a market, and desert camping.
New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
Next comes the massive 10-day New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from April 23 through May 3. The diverse festival is a celebration of the city and brings in a bunch of large name artists both old and new. For the 2020 festival, expect to see Lizzo, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, The Who, Lionel Richie, The Beach Boys, Of Monsters And Men, Erykah Badu, Lenny Kravitz, Norah Jones, and more.
The Miami, Florida hip-hop festival Rolling Loud will take place from May 8-10. The festival features hip-hop artists with varying recognition from the up-and-coming to some of the biggest names in the industry. Get excited for Rolling Loud featuring favorite artists including A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, T-Pain, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, and many more.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)
Electric Daisy Carnival or EDC is one of the biggest EDM festivals. It takes place annually in Las Vegas. This year, the festival will be from May 15-17. Some of this year’s major performers at Electric Daisy Carnival include The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Seven Lions, David Guetta, Tiësto, and more. EDC will also feature immersive experiences that often include glow-in-the-dark and LED lighting.
The Governors Ball is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year so they made sure to bring in some big names to this New York City festival. From June 5-7, this festival is held at Randall’s Island Park. The 2020 line-up includes names such as Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Alessia Cara, Flume, Vampire Weekend, Ellie Goulding, Of Monsters And Men, Carly Rae Jepsen, Missy Elliott, Solange, Maren Moris, and more.
Bonnaroo is one of the festivals with the most name recognition. It takes place annually at Great Stage Park in Tennessee. Expect to see 4 days of beloved artists from June 11-14, 2020. The line-up features diverse artists including Lizzo, Tool, Miley Cyrus, Young The Giant, Megan Thee Stallion, Flume, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, Seven Lions, Tame Impala, Lana Del Rey, Vampire Weekend, Flogging Molly, and so many more great artists.
Pitchfork Festival will run from July 17-19 this year in Chicago at Union Park. The festival features a variety of genres but predominantly alt-rock, electronic, and hip-hop. Some of the biggest acts that will perform at Pitchfork Festival are The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The National, Run The Jewels, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, and Deafheaven.
Some of the other major music festivals have yet to announce their 2020 line-up. Lollapalooza is one that many music enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting to hear from. The festival will take place from July 20 through August 2 in Chicago. The EDM festival Electric Zoo will run from August 28-30 in Randall’s Island, New York. Afropunk has yet to announce exact dates or a line-up. It’s expected to take place sometime in August in Brooklyn, New York.
Stay up to date on some of the biggest music festivals and don’t forget to grab tickets before these big events with so many amazing artists sell out. Summer is on its way so get ready by planning your attendance for the best upcoming music festivals.
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