Foo Fighters have announced Cal Jam, a new self-curated festival taking place on Oct. 7 in San Bernardino, California. Joining the Foos at Cal Jam will be friends and favorites Queens of the Stone Age, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Cage The Elephant, Babes In Toyland, The Obsessed, and more. This follows the release of their new “Concrete and Gold,” will be out on Roswell/RCA Records on Sept. 15.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs will make their triumphant return from hiatus to headline this year’s Sound on Sound Festival, which takes place this November 10-12 in Austin, Texas. Sound on Sound 2017 marks the pioneering New York indie-alt rockers first full show in four years. The festival’s big lineup also features Iggy Pop, Grizzly Bear, the Shins, Blood Orange, Sleep, Dinosaur Jr., Digable Planets, Kehlani, Charles Bradley, Japandroids, Ariel Pink, Ministry, and more.
After dropping a first phase lineup that would exceed most other festival’s full rosters, the three-day music and camping festival is releasing the next round of performers for its 2017 event. Returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway in Atlanta, Georgia on September 22 through 24, 2017, Imagine has put an exclamation point on its performer lineup with a mix of new heavyweights, including: Big Gigantic, STS9, Claude VonStroke, G Jones, NGHTMRE, and more.
Last year, the annual Life Is Beautiful music festival drew more than 137,000 fans to the center of Las Vegas, and with a 2017 lineup that’s beyond stacked, LIB has definitely upped the ante. Taking place September 22-25 with performances by Gorillaz, Muse, Chance The Rapper, Blink 182 and so many more, this Sin City staple is playing their best hand and it’s a hard one to beat.
Governors Ball Music Festival has become a top summer destination due to the eclectic lineup and beautiful views of the New York skyline, but the opportunity to catch one more epic set doesn’t stop when the lights come up on the Gov Ball main stage. Each night, fans can venture out into the city that never sleeps to catch intimate performances at venues throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan.
We are giving away two (2) free tickets to BottleRock Napa Valley music festival taking place May 26-28 in the heart of California’s wine country featuring performances by Foo Fighters, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5 and many more. Just follow us on Instagram and Twitter, post using the hashtag #BottleRockUphoricTV on each platform for your chance to win!
The brains behind Bonnaroo and Outside Lands have announced a brand new, three-day affair taking place October 20-22 in Phoenix, Arizona. The inaugural Lost Lake Festival will feature more than 40 top-notch artists, the best in local food, interactive games, art installations, and more.
A few weeks ago, Riot Fest announced the cancellation of their 2017 Denver edition, leaving Mile High music fans pretty bummed out. Now they’re back to brighten the mood with a first wave artist lineup for the Chicago installment featuring Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker and more.
Join thousands of festival fanatics August 11-13 in Somerset, Wisconsin for an unforgettable weekend of EDM and hip-hop at Summer Set Music & Camping Festival. The sixth annual event is returning to Somerset Amphitheater with Griz, Run The Jewels, Zeds Dead, Zedd, Post Malone, Die Antwoord, Keys N’ Krates, RL Grime and many more, so get ready for this year’s installment to be an all-out banger.
It’s not usually our style to share bad news, but unfortunately this time, we don’t have a choice. Over the weekend, the organizers behind Mysteryland USA announced the cancellation of their 2017 edition due to unforeseen circumstances and have already begun issuing refunds. We’re as bummed as you are, but hopefully, they’ll be back with a bang next year.
Every April, SweetWater 420 Fest brings thousands of eager fans to Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of Atlanta for an Earth Day celebration like no other. Featuring performances by Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Ween and many more, this mellow, environmentally conscious event is guaranteed to free your mind.
It’s no surprise that England’s iconic Glastonbury Festival is completely sold out with Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran taking top billing. But that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Every year, the festival re-releases any tickets that weren’t paid in full during the initial pre-sale window, giving those who missed out another chance to get lucky.
By now you know Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival takes place April 14-16 and 21-23 with Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Lady Gaga holding down the top spots. But what about the supporting acts you have yet to discover? With an undercard featuring the hottest new names on the scene, there’s definitely enough to keep you busy all weekend. Keep reading for five ear-seducing acts you can’t miss at Coachella.
San Francisco’s Outside Lands will celebrate its 10th anniversary August 11-13 in Golden Gate Park with a stacked lineup that can’t be ignored. This year’s three-day festival features performances by Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, and the first 2017 U.S. stop for Queens of the Stone Age. Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 6th and are guaranteed to sell out quickly.
Austin’s Euphoria Music & Camping Festival and Arizona’s Phoenix Lights are both going down this weekend, so we decided to create the ultimate festival pregame playlist. If you’re crossing your fingers for an out of this world experience or simply kicking it on the couch, you will find all the right festival vibes here.
We’re finally over the post-festival depression and ready to reflect on one of the world’s biggest and baddest EDM music festivals, Ultra Music Festival. The 19th edition of Ultra completely transformed the famed Bayfront Park into an electronic music fans dream and summoned thousands of festival fanatics, industry personnel, and music lovers ready for three days of nonstop music.
This month, we’re making our way to Indio, California for the annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival taking place April 14-16 and 21-23. The iconic event is loaded with art installations, gourmet food, and incredible scenery, but this year’s edition sold out in just three hours thanks to a top-notch lineup featuring Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and so many more.
If you consider yourself a seasoned music festival camper, you know just how frustrating it can be when you’re winging it. Remember the year you forgot to bring sunscreen? Ouch! But with the right preparations, cohabitating with thousands in a remote location for the love of music will quickly become a magical experience you’ll never forget.
The official Lollapalooza lineup has been announced, and it’s even better than we expected. The 2017 installment will welcome some of the biggest names in music with performances from Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Muse, Blink-182, Justice, Wiz Khalifa and countless others.
We’ve witnessed some impressive lineup announcements this year, but FYF Fest just made a major play for the top spot. The 14th annual music event takes place July 21-23 in Downtown Los Angeles at Exposition Park with performances by Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Missy Elliott, and many more.
In this edition of The Bucket List, we’re taking it across the pond. Like the US, festivals in England are abundant these days and this list will help you navigate the crowded scene. From classic rock to EDM, there’s something for every music fan. But when it comes to doing it big, these festivals get it right. So before you apply for a passport and buy a ticket, take a look at our picks for five essential UK music festivals.
In 1997, a V-shaped UFO left the city of Phoenix scratching their heads and searching for answers. Two decades later, thousands of candy-colored festival fanatics are descending upon the city’s arts district for two days of nonstop bass and otherworldly experiences at Phoenix Lights, an electronic music festival themed after the ’97 phenomenon.
Next week, thousands of EDM fanatics will descend upon the picturesque Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida for the nineteenth installation of the world’s biggest electronic music showcase. Ultra Music Festival will take place March 24-26 during Miami Music Week, and marks the official start of festival season. This year, the four-day outdoor dance-a-thon is completely sold out, so pass holders get ready for a non-stop rager.
Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest will make its debut May 17-23 in Negril, Jamaica with an eclectic lineup featuring some of the top names in reggae and house music. Between performances, fans can soak up the irie vibes while exploring the island’s best cuisine with experiential farm-to-table dinners and a massive 7-Mile Organic Food Festival.
If you’re heading south for the seventh annual Ultimate Music Experience (UME), get your pregame on with our UME Spotify playlist. Our collection of EDM hits and new finds is guaranteed to get you pumped for the four-day Spring Break celebration taking place March 15-18 on the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, Texas.
We packed our camping gear, yoga mats, and cameras to head south for three days of camaraderie and nonstop dancing at the second edition of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. This year’s edition was completely sold out and chock-full of moments we still can’t believe happened (like Solange with Michael McDonald). Keep reading for a recap of our experience in the portal.
Morocco’s Oasis Festival is bringing the finest slice of festival paradise to The Source Music Resort in Marrakech September 15-17 to create a truly unique cultural experience for fans from around the globe. Each year, the festival showcases top international talent, while shining a spotlight on the growing Moroccan music scene.
Before you know it, April will be here and for thousands of festival fans that means three-days of live music at Euphoria Music & Camping Festival. The sixth annual, multi-stage affair takes place April 6-9 at Carson Creek Ranch near Downtown Austin and boasts a lineup complete with go-to party kings Chromeo, Atlanta hitmaker Young Thug, and jamband legends The Disco Biscuits.
Minus Zero Winter & Sports Festival is back to the slopes April 7-8 to close out another incredible winter ski season. This unique music festival takes place in Stratton Mountain, Vermont, and features a lineup jam-packed with international, national, and regional DJs. The multi-day event goes down on a mountain resort providing a stunning setting for winter sports fans before the summer months set in.
Even though we’re over the moon that Beyoncé is pregnant with twins, we were quickly crushed to hear she’d be stepping down from her headlining performance at Coachella. Fans can now rejoice as the festival announced that another pop superstar with legendary status will be taking her place.
On a 1,600-acre cave and wildlife park in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, the inaugural Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival will open its gates July 21-23 to fans ready to lose themselves beneath the stars. During the destination event, attendees will explore immersive art installations, find zen at daily workshops, and enjoy an array of gourmet food options in the most beautiful, natural setting.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival kicks off Thursday, welcoming an extended weekend of music and camping in Central Florida. If you have plans to attend, a playlist for the long haul to Okeechobee, Florida and the bumper-to-bumper traffic you’ll meet as you enter festival limits is a must.
Spring Break is just around the corner, and thousands of ravers have plans to head south for the seventh annual Ultimate Music Experience (UME) March 15-18 at Clayton’s Outdoors. For four days the beautiful beaches of South Padre Island, Texas will transform into a tropical dance music paradise and play host to top-tier DJs from around the globe.
We all know about the vast array of neon-drenched EDM ragers popping up these days, but hip-hop culture has far fewer festivals to call its own. From Philly’s Roots Picnic to Miami’s Rolling Loud, these trailblazing events are bringing together the scene’s hottest names and cementing the genre’s place in the festival landscape.
The countdown to Okeechobee has commenced, and social media is buzzing with eager fans ready to enter the portal. If you already have tickets, by now you know which headlining acts you plan to catch. But what about the supporting artists fighting for a chance to win you over? Keep reading for five acts you can’t miss at Okeechobee.
Since 2012, Boise, Idaho has played host to Treefort, an annual music and arts festival that celebrates the independent music scene. The four-day event features nearly 400 performers traveling from all corners of the globe to throw down March 22-26. Hailed as a cultural milestone for the city, Treefort will lead you through a discovery of music, film, art, and comedy leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime.
We know you’re excited for the spring / summer festival season, but before you and your crew embark on the perfect getaway, expand your musical library and explore the UphoricTV 2017 Festival Favorites playlist. Packed with legends and newcomers from some of our favorite lineups of the year, this list of jams is guaranteed to get you pumped for Okeechobee, Starry Nites, Buku Project, Phoenix Lights and more.
Grab your squad and get hype for the 2017 festival season at Arizona’s longest standing EDM festival, Crush AZ. The eighth annual edition takes place February 18 at the Rawhide Event Center and will be a night packed with incredible music, hypnotizing lights, and non-stop dancing. This year’s event will feature Black Tiger Sex Machine, Chris Lorenzo, DVBBS, GTA, Jason Ross, Yellow Claw and more.
Since 2013, JMBLYA has hit the pavement every summer to bring a small, carefully curated festival featuring hip-hop’s hottest names to various cities throughout Texas. This year’s charge will be led by breakout superstars Chance The Rapper, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert and others, with stops in Dallas on May 5 and Austin on May 6.
In 2014, Mysteryland USA landed on the legendary grounds of Woodstock and have called the historic Upstate New York site home ever since. Each year the festival draws thousands of fans ready to kick back and enjoy four days of electronic music, culture, and arts, and we expect 2017 to be no different. The official lineup dropped today and top acts include G-Eazy, LCD Soundsystem and Major Lazer.
Wonderfruit Festival, a celebration of art, music, and our planet’s sustainability is gearing up for its long-awaited return to Pattaya, Thailand next week. The four-day festival takes place at The Fields in Siam Country Club February 16-19, and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
BUKU Music + Art Project is a two-day celebration of New Orleans’ creative, funky subculture taking place March 10-11. Located in the city’s Warehouse District, just a short walk from the French Quarter, this unique music festival is the perfect opportunity to forget your worries, disconnect from your daily life, and immerse yourself in another world.
For an entire week this spring, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will take over the Big Easy with a lineup that’s almost too long to comprehend. Featuring everyone from Stevie Wonder and Maroon 5 to Snoop Dogg, Nas, and Pitbull, this annual celebration of music is the perfect excuse for a NOLA getaway.
Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is set to return to Central Florida for their sophomore year March 2-5. Featuring three stages and a stellar list of artists throughout the weekend, this festival’s second run is guaranteed to be a knockout success with multi-platinum selling band Kings of Leon, country music singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson and more.
If Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and Young Thug frequent your Spotify playlists, this hip-hop affair is for you. For three days in sunny Miami, Rolling Loud Festival will serve up some of the best acts and most hyped names of the genre. The third edition of Rolling Loud will take place May 5-7 at Bayfront Park and is expected to draw hip-hop heads in droves.
The fan-curated, 2017 Firefly Music Festival lineup is here and as we had hoped, it’s quite impressive. Well done, Firefly fans. The four-day music festival is the largest music and camping fest on the east coast and some say one of the best weekends of the festival season. Every year, the small town of Dover, Delaware, evolves into a city of fans looking for their live music fix and a brief escape from reality.
Wonderfruit, Thailand’s premier festival, will take over Siam Country Club February 16-19 to celebrate art, music, and our planet’s sustainability. Originally set to take place December 2016, the four-day event was forced to postpone to observe the tragic loss of their beloved leader, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Now that the grieving period has ended, the festival is ready to kick off another year.
The DoLab’s annual Lightning In A Bottle festival revealed their full lineup this week featuring an impressive selection of the scene’s top artists including Bassnectar, Bonobo, Rüfüs Du Sol, Kaytranada and many more. Nestled between Los Angeles and San Francisco, LIB takes place over an extended Memorial Day weekend in Bradley, California filling six days with music, workshops, art installations, and camping.
It’s almost time to round up your friends, load the van, and head to the Pacific Northwest for the 15th installation of Sasquatch! Music Festival. Taking place May 27-30 at the scenic Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Washington, this one-of-a-kind festival attracts thousands of live music fanatics ready to unwind for an amazing Memorial Day weekend.
A few weeks ago, Ultimate Music Experience (UME) South Padre, announced Tiesto, Marshmello, and ZEDD as the official headliners at this year’s spring break getaway. We now have the complete 2017 lineup, and we can officially say UME is about to be a rager. In addition to the heavy hitters leading the pack, NGHTMRE, Ghastly, REZZ, Joyride, SLUSHII and others will take the stage March 16-17.
If you consider yourself a true fan of R&B, this festival is a dream come true and should definitely be the next event on your calendar. Taking place Saturday, February 18 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Califorinia, Soulquarius is THE definition of R&B. The one-day festival’s lineup is the kind of thing you only see once in a blue moon, so we weren’t surprised when the internet was quick to notice its legendary status.
It may be hard to imagine thousands of music lovers descending upon an already busy city for a music festival. How are all those people going to fit? But it happens in major cities around the world, and each one is magical in its own way. Here are five essential music festivals that have found their place in the concrete jungle.
Buku Music + Art Project may be considered a boutique event by some, but let’s be honest, this New Orleans music festival knows how to throw a proper live event. Whether you’re grooving to the beats in the Back Alley or headbanging in the Float Den, we know you’ll find what you’re looking for at this music experience.
Middlelands is gearing up for its debut May 5-7 in Todd Mission, Texas. The medieval-themed event will feature performances by Bassnectar, Galantis, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Phantogram, and many more. With five mind-warping stages, carnival rides, and large scale art installations, the Texas Renaissance Festival Fair Grounds are being prepped for an experience like no other.
What started as a simple idea of friends dancing on a sandy beach in the winter, has become the stand-out platform for quality underground music. As The BPM Festival kicked off their ten-day, ten-year anniversary last week, they also announced plans to expand the brand globally in 2017 with two new festivals in Brazil and Portugal.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has announced their 2017 lineup, and as usual, the iconic event is prepared to help us create another year of memories to last a lifetime. This year, the small town of Manchester, Tennessee will once again evolve into a musical paradise as legendary rock gods and the hottest acts of the year are set to perform.
There’s nothing more magical than screaming the lyrics to the top songs of the year with thousands of fellow music lovers. You know that feeling we’re talking about. However, sometimes we come across a festival that’s small in size, but packs an amazing roster of talent often left off the stages of major events we’ve grown to love.
Amazing lineups just keep pouring in and New York’s Panorama Festival might have one of the best yet. Taking place at Randall’s Island Park July 28-30, this unique event heads into its sophomore year with performances by Frank Ocean, Solange, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest and many more.
Thousands of festival fanatics from around the globe will take over the heart of wine country May 26-28 for the 2017 BottleRock Napa Valley music festival. The three-day event dropped a bold list of headliners for this year’s larger than life celebration including Foo Fighters, Tom Petty, Maroon 5 and many more.
We’re only a week into the new year, and there’s already a festival set to bring us the best in underground dance music. Kicking off this weekend through January 15, more than 70,000 music fans from around the world will land in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico for a post-holiday gathering of all things EDM at The BPM Festival 2017.
Yesterday, Coachella left us speechless, and less than 24 hours later another bombshell has been dropped in our lap. Now in its seventh year, New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival returns to Randall’s Island Park June 2-4 with a stacked lineup featuring Tool, Chance the Rapper, a rare live performance from Childish Gambino, and many more.
Once again, thousands will flock to Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, to catch performances by their favorite artists and bask in the Southern California heat for two consecutive weekends at Coachella 2017. Known for their jaw-dropping selections of the world’s top names alongside a who’s who of buzzworthy acts, Coachella is considered by many to be the official kick off to festival season.
Just 53 miles east of Orlando, Florida, diehard EDM fans and the best DJs on the planet will board an epic water vessel at Port Canaveral for our favorite rave on the sea. Holy Ship! is a four day Caribbean voyage with a slew of electronic acts, parties, contests, delicious international cuisine, themed nights and more.
Established in the 1970’s, Glastonbury is considered by many as the mother of all festivals. Taking place in Pilton, England, every year Worthy Farm transforms into a utopia that features the best in music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. But 2019 may bring some changes.
The 6th annual Decadence New Year’s Eve celebration returns to the Mile High City December 30-31, and this time they’ve outdone themselves. Whether you’re into bass-heavy beats, house, or trap you’re destined to know someone on this star-studded lineup. So round up your crew and lose yourself in the larger-than-life production, hypnotizing displays, and art installations at Decadence City of Dreams.
Northern California’s premier winter music festival, SnowGlobe, takes place December 29-31 against the snowy backdrop of Lake Tahoe. The three-day event promises music fans, skiers, and snowboarders a one-of-a-kind experience that fuses live music with the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains. Get ready to hit the slopes and dance beneath the open sky with the hottest acts on the scene.
Every summer, Electric Forest transforms the woods of Rothbury, Michigan into an electronic music wonderland. Now in its seventh year, the festival has expanded to two consecutive weekends featuring top EDM acts, camping, carnival rides, and art installations that create an atmosphere unlike any other event on earth.
We all agree, 2016 has been a doozy. So we’re closing out the year at Lights All Night, Texas’ largest electronic music festival and New Year’s Eve bash featuring some of the most cutting edge DJs in the world. The last party of the year takes place December 30-31 in Dallas, Texas and is undeniably the place to be!
Euphoria Music & Camping Festival is going down April 6-9 at Carson Creek Ranch in Austin, Texas. The stacked lineup features Alesso, Zeds Dead, Chromeo, Young Thug, Oliver Heldens, Wiz Khalifa, a special DJ set from Moby, and many more. Mark your calendars, grab your crew, and bring your dancing shoes because this will be a nonstop party.
This weekend thousands of festival fanatics will descend on a historic post office space in downtown Houston for a two-day immersive experience featuring world-class musicians and leaders in digital art. Taking place December 17-18, Day For Night promises to merge technology, sound, and live music production in the festival landscape.
Held in Dover, Delaware, Firefly is the largest music and camping festival on the upper east coast. This coming year, the festival will take place June 15-18 and is expected to be a one-of-a-kind experience for fans in attendance. Keep reading to find out how Firefly Music Festival is opening their ears and changing the game.
Everyone has that friend who’s been to every festival under the sun. From March to October they spend their weekends dancing with new and old friends as the biggest names in music deliver mind blowing performances. It’s a bohemian lifestyle they have unapologetically adopted and they’re not afraid to let everyone know. Can you blame them?
This is the second time Frank Ocean has landed on a music festival lineup announcement this week (breathe in, breathe out). Barcelona’s Primavera Sound just released an impressive 2017 lineup including performances by Arcade Fire, Grace Jones, Aphex Twin, Solange, and many more. We think it’s safe to say that this festival season is about to be one for the books.
This summer, thousands of eager fans will gather on the beachfront in Gulf Shores, Alabama for another weekend of sand and sunshine at the 2017 Hangout Music Festival. Taking place May 19-21, this year’s monster lineup features a rare performance by Frank Ocean, along with Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, Twenty One Pilots, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Weezer, MGMT, and many more.
Singapore’s newest outdoor music and arts festival returns to the iconic Fort Canning National Park to celebrate it’s sophomore year November 26-27. Featuring six stages and more than 50 artists performing throughout the weekend, Neon Lights‘ second run is guaranteed to be a knockout success with British post-punk sensation Foals, experimental Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós and many more.
The 2017 edition of Ultra Music Festival is set to take place March 24-26 at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Just in time for making holiday gift requests, the Ultra crew announced their Phase 1 lineup featuring Justice, Ice Cube, Major Lazer, The Prodigy, Underworld, Afrojack and more. Get ready to party until your ears pop with the world’s biggest names, brightest lights, and 165,000 of your closest friends.
The global music festival scene is booming, and we couldn’t be happier. From boutique experiences to massive productions, there really is something for everyone. However, there are a handful that stand out among the rest and should not be missed. Last week, we shared five essential U.S. music festivals to add to your bucket list. If that wasn’t enough, keep reading for five more ragers that reign supreme.
This weekend Bandshell Park, a beautiful, amphitheater-style venue with an ocean backdrop in Miami Beach, will play host to the Sunshine State’s newest festival. The inaugural House of Creatives Music Festival taking place November 18-19 boasts a stellar lineup that includes top-tier acts like The Flaming Lips, Crystal Castles, Cold War Kids and much more.
For the past six years, Corona Capital Music Festival has brought a diverse selection of international artists to the heart of Mexico City for a packed weekend of incredible live music that has become a major event for the country. This year, they’re back with one of the last great lineups of 2016 featuring performances by LCD Soundsystem, Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys and many more.
This coming March, thousands of people will gather under the Florida sun for the second installation of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival. With acts like Kings of Leon, Solange, Usher & The Roots, Bassnectar, The Lumineers, Wiz Khalifa, Pretty Lights and many more set to grace the stage, this will be an epic weekend of live music and tropical vibes to kick off the festival season.
Before you know it, the 2017 music festival season will be upon us and to ease the decision making process, we’re kicking off a weekly roundup of the scene’s best bets. Festival rookie or not, you have some tough choices, and as the list of amazing festivals continues to grow, we don’t foresee that changing. Keep reading for five essential U.S. festivals that should definitely be on your bucket list.
There are only a few festivals that every EDM fan talks about, and this weekend one of them will find another home in Delhi, India. Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, is headed to Buddh International Circuit November 12-13 for a musical experience featuring some of the biggest names on the scene.
Tyler The Creator’s annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is back with an expanded, two-day lineup featuring the hottest names in urban music including Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper and many more. Taking place November 12-13 in downtown Los Angeles, this sold out festival embodies the Odd Future lifestyle with an on-site skate park, insane mosh pits, and sketchy carnival rides.
Metropolis Festival, held November 3-5 in Dublin, Ireland is back for its second year with a heavyweight lineup including Grace Jones, DJ Shadow, Jack Garratt, Mount Kimbie and many more. The mostly indoor festival will take place across a number of stages at the Royal Dublin Society, and will showcase art installations, visual performances, and the world’s largest disco ball – we’ll explain that later.
Just 35 miles east of Austin, Texas lays Sherwood Forest Faire, a 23-acre Renaissance village ready to welcome thousands of fans anxious to see a stacked lineup featuring top-notch talent from a full spectrum of genres. Taking place November 4-6, the inaugural Sound On Sound Fest will be a surreal medieval experience complete with stand up comedy, art installations, panel sessions and much more.
If moshing with hip hop’s rowdiest rappers or losing yourself to the master of remixes sounds like the Halloween plan of the year, San Antonio is where you need to be. Mala Luna Music Festival, taking place October 29-30, is the first large-scale music event to take over the Lone Star Brewery, and touts a lineup that has grabbed the attention of EDM and hip hop fans alike.
The 17th annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans is just a few days away and we couldn’t be more excited. One of the many special things about this festival is the homage it pays to the tasty indigenous flavors New Orleans has to offer with their Forked Up Food Court. This unique experience features some of the top chefs in the city offering up NOLA classics in street food form.
Pack your costumes, camping gear and hula hoops, it’s time to head down south to more than 800 acres of land in Live Oak, Florida for the fourth annual Suwannee Hulaween. This year, the three day festival boasts an unbelievable music lineup that includes a special DJ set from Disclosure, the soulful vocals of Anderson Paak, and seven performances by The String Cheese Incident throughout the weekend.
This weekend, psychedelic rock darlings The Growlers are back at it again with their annual Beach Goth Music Festival, taking place October 22-23 in Orange County, California. This truly amazing lineup features performances by Justice, Bon Iver, James Blake, and Gucci Mane (the real one, no clones here) alongside rare appearances by TLC, 2 Live Crew, Violent Femmes and so many more.
Today kicks off the first evening of Nova Scotia’s Halifax Pop Explosion, a four day event packed with music from indie hip-hop, rock, and pop favorites. Held October 19-22, this annual festival features over 150 artists, comedians and speakers throughout the city, and is known as one of Canada’s most respected festivals and showcases for presenting the best in new and innovative music from across the world.
This Halloween weekend, most people will attend the typical costume party, others will stay in for a night of Netflix, and the lucky ones will enjoy three unforgettable nights filled with music, art, and delicious food in the heart of New Orleans. This year, we’re packing our bags and making our way down south for the Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, and we couldn’t be more excited.
The largest independent electronic music festival producer in the world, ULTRA Worldwide, has already established events in 18 countries, and this weekend they’ll make it 19 as they introduce themselves to Brazil. Following a successful summer games, 2016 has already been a busy year for the country, and Rio is ready to host yet another experience that will draw thousands from around the world.
It’s official, the festival season in America is coming to an end and San Francisco’s Treasure Island, held October 15-16, is the perfect place to get in one last weekend of live music under the sun. Over the past decade, this small but incredible festival has drawn thousands of attendees seeking a laid back, intimate and carefully crafted experience.
Held in the Dutch capital October 19-23, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is one of the largest international EDM festivals of the year. Featuring thousands of performances, industry lectures and panels, immersive activations, popup shops, and art installations packed into five insane days, ADE promises to cover all things related to electronic music culture.
There’s a lot going down in Coachella Valley this weekend. The second wave of baby boomers will converge on the valley for the final week of Desert Trip a.k.a Oldchella, and not far from Indio, Burning Man followers will take over Joshua Tree for Desert Daze, a three-day all out metaphysical experience taking place October 14-16. The psychedelic lineup screams Joshua Tree, and we’re ready to hit the desert.
A3C Festival & Conference returned to Atlanta this week for its 12th consecutive year. On Friday, the conference portion will wrap up and three days of performances from hip hop’s newcomers and veterans will commence. Taking place October 7-9 at Old 4th Ward, with two stages, food trucks, live art and more, this festival has something for every type of hip hop fan.
Every spring, Southern California attracts millions of millennials ready to party at one the most acclaimed musical festivals in the country, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But a different group of music lovers ready to reminisce about their youth is making their way to the valley over the next two weekends.
The fourth-annual III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival taking place October 7-9 is located in one of the largest and most prominent creative communities in the US, Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. With an amazingly diverse selection of local and international performers set to converge at III Points, we’re sure Mana Wynwood will be packed to the gills.
Austin City Limits Music Festival is back for its 15th anniversary taking place over two weekends on September 30 – October 2 and October 7-9 at Zilker Park, in the heart of Austin, Texas. Created by C3 Presents, the brains behind Lollapalooza, ACL is one of the top festivals in American known for their incredible lineups featuring the hottest names in music with over 450,000 attendees each year.
Created by Thrill Mill, a nonprofit organization serving early stage entrepreneurs, this unique festival boasts a modest yet stellar lineup set against the industrial relics of Pittsburgh’s historic Carrie Furnaces. Now in it’s fourth and biggest year, Thrival Innovation + Music Festival will be hosting a wide variety of immersive programming throughout the week capped by two full days of live music on September 23-24.
Founded in 2005, Riot Fest has grown to become America’s premier punk rock, metal, and hip hop festival, known for creating once-in-a-lifetime lineups of legendary artists alongside an incredible selection of fan favorites. This year, they made headlines once again by convincing punk pioneers The Misfits to reunite with original frontman Glenn Danzig for their first performances together in 33 years.
Beginning in 2004, Bestival was founded by respected DJ and producer Rob Da Bank with a focus on creating a boutique music festival experience while supporting social and environmental awareness. In the years since, it has grown to become one of the region’s top destinations, and was recognized as the “Best Major Festival” at the 2015 UK Festival Awards.
New Yorkers are rejoicing as Electric Zoo returns to Randall’s Island this Labor Day weekend, and since the lineup is so stacked, we decided to share another 5 acts you should definitely check out. Yesterday, we gave you the lowdown on our favorite heavy bass artists, but let’s not forgot those who prefer a more chilled out experience.
This weekend, Electric Zoo: Wild Island invades Randall’s Island Park to wrap up another hot summer in New York City, and with an insane lineup featuring over 100 artists, there’s sure to be something for every EDM fan. If you’re like us though and heavy bass is your thing, keep reading for to find out who we’re going to see.
Mysteryland has been taking place in the Netherlands since 1993, making it one of the longest running electronic music festivals in the world. In recent years, they have also hosted successful editions in the United States and Chile, but the original will always be hailed as the best.
Located in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, in between the cities of Liverpool & Manchester, Creamfields began in 1998 and has been staged in 18 countries worldwide since its inception. With one of the strongest EDM lineups of the year planned for August 25-28 and new destinations on the map in 2017, this festival is definitely making waves.
This weekend, V Festival returns to the UK at Hylands Park and Weston Park with a stacked lineup featuring some of the biggest names in music including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, and more. This unique festival began in 1996 with the goal of having artists simultaneously performing at two outdoor festival sites over the weekend, so that fans in both the northern and southern regions can get the V Festival experience.
Elements Music & Art Festival hits Brooklyn this Saturday, August 13. Held at a unique industrial venue on the waterfront, this festival is right up your alley if you’re a fan of Desert Hearts and Burning Man. This one-day affair is fully loaded with 5 curated stages, interactive art installations, cirque performances, immersive theatre, and carnival rides, along with an Extreme Wakeboarding activation by Redbull.
Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is upon us this weekend celebrating their 5 year anniversary with a stellar lineup featuring Chance The Rapper, Skrillex, and Bassnectar alongside an eclectic mix of indie, hip hop, and electronic favorites. The festival takes place at the scenic Somerset Amphitheatre in Northern Wisconsin and is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area.
There we stood on what can only be described as the fringe of reality. Thousands of people in droves were migrating slowly into the trees, plunging into the insanity. It’s an odd feeling to find yourself before the rabbit hole, deciding whether to jump in or not. It’s even more odd that this rabbit hole could be found on the sidewalk of a San Francisco street corner. Nonetheless, there we stood.
Outside Lands is returning to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco from August 5-7 with an amazingly stacked and diverse lineup. Headliners include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, and Duran Duran alongside festival favorites like Years & Years, The Knocks, Big Grams, and many more.
This weekend, Moonrise Festival returns to the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on August 6-7. This fairly new festival boasts an impressive lineup this year with circuit regulars like The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, and Bassnectar alongside top-notch deep house, dubstep, and trap artists.
With the 25th Lollapalooza just around the corner, we are excited to share round two of our top 5 acts you can’t miss. Taking place in Chicago’s Grant Park, the festival will run for 4 full days this year for the first time ever with a multi-genre lineup featuring over 170 artists. Headliners include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, Radiohead and more, reminding us why Lollapalooza is one of the best festivals in America.
Chicago’s annual Lollapalooza music festival is back this weekend with a stacked multi-genre lineup for its 25th anniversary. The 4-day affair started by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell is taking over Grant Park again this year with 8 stages and over 170 artists throughout the weekend including Radiohead, Disclosure, Major Lazer and more.
Panorama is a new festival from AEG Live and Goldenvoice (the company behind Coachella) that is aiming to bring together top performers and cutting edge technology for a new and unforgettable experience. The event takes place July 22-24 on Randall’s Island in New York, the same venue where the annual Governors Ball Festival is held.
Camp Bisco, founded by legendary jamband The Disco Biscuits, is an annual three-day summer music festival that takes place July 14-16 at Montage Mountain – a concert venue and waterpark located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The diverse lineup includes top bands, DJs, and hip hop artists and UphoricTV will be there doing Camp Bisco’s first live broadcast in the festival’s 14-year history.
Woogie Weekend, presented by Do Lab, returns to Oak Canyon Park July 8-10 in Silverado, California. Woogie is Lightning in a Bottle’s most iconic stage design and the festival features the best of the best in house and techno music. If that’s not enough, there are also themed costume days, water games, and a slip-n-slide hosted by the ladies of Bijoulette.
Center of Gravity is a 3-day sport and music festival in Kelowna, British Columbia that started in 2007. The festival is held at the Monster Energy Center Of Gravity City Park from July 8-10 and features 8 different sports such as crossfit, skateboarding, wakeboarding, and BMX. Attendees can also visit 3 stages and see various electronic and hip hop acts inclduing Skrillex, Ice Cube, and Afrojack.
Digital Dreams Music Festival presented by Bud Light is a two day affair taking place on the iconic shoreline of Toronto. The festival is hosted on The Flats at Ontario Place, whose landscape creates a truly unique experience for guests. While the Digital Dreams lineup has plenty of festival favorites such as Above & Beyond, Knife Party, Bassnectar and Axwell Ingrosso, check out our top five must see artists this weekend.
Electric Forest, which stemmed from the Rothbury Festival, is an electronic music festival that takes place in Rothbury, Michigan from June 23-26. Now in its 6th year the festival boasts over 100 musical acts, camping, carnival rides, art installations, and group activities such as yoga. Keep reading for our 5 must see acts.
Paradiso Festival is a music festival in the Pacific Northwest where “digital meets nature.” This 2-day event takes place June 24-26 at The Gorge in Washington – which is one of the most scenic venues in the Pacific Northwest. This festival not only gives attendees incredible views of the Columbia River, but has 3 stages, carnival rides, and activities for attendees.
With the Electric Daisy Carnival set times officially released, you can definitely count on the Neon Garden as the stage to find the deep vibes all weekend. The artists this year make up insanely curated mix of deep house, techno, and tech house. Keep reading to see our 5 must see techno acts this upcoming weekend in Vegas.
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 17-19. Just as EDC has done in past years, the lineup provides the best of every facet of electronic music. From the bassPOD to the kineticFIELD to the neonGarden, attendees will be able to experience the best of electronic music, stage visuals, carnival rides and art installations.
Mysteryland was founded in 1993 and is the world’s longest running electronic music, culture, and arts festival. Now entering it’s third year in the States, Mysteryland USA is currently held at the site of the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival. This year the festival is happening June 10-13 and is featuring over 90 musical acts.
Governors Ball is a 3-day music festival that takes place on Randall’s Island in New York. Since its inception in 2011, Governors Ball has become a festival favorite among locals and visitors due to the eclectic lineup and beautiful views of the New York skyline as the backdrop. Keep reading for our top 5 acts you can’t miss this weekend.
Upholding the title as The Netherland’s longest standing music festival, Mysteryland was truly the first of its kind when its inaugural event took place in 1993. It wasn’t until over a decade later, however, that the ID&T-assisted event opted for a two-day experience in 2014, and ever since, the franchise has gone on to reign supreme as one of the world’s premier EDM festivals.
It seems that every year more and more electronic festivals happen over the holiday weekend. This Memorial Day Weekend, Audio on the Bay returns to the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California. This Bay Area Insomniac festival, which started in 2014, features talent such as Chris Lake, Flux Pavilion, and Excision. Keep reading for our top 5 acts you can’t miss this weekend.
Alabama’s beachfront spring festival, Hangout Music Festival, joined the festival circuit seven years ago and hasn’t looked back since. The rejuvenating, three-day escape brought to the state’s Gulf Shores a cultural and artistic experience that opened doors and set new standards for the Southeast.
While the notion of the music festival has nearly become stale considering the rise and fall of innumerable festivals each year, Movement Electronic Music Festival has achieved major recognition as a festival in a league of its own. Having earned its stripes as one of the top events in the world, Movement saw an all-time high in its 2015 attendance with over 100,000 revelers descending upon Hart Plaza.
Still missing Coachella? Can’t wait for EDC Las Vegas? Just want to an excuse to go to Vegas? Have no fear, because Exodus Festival in Las Vegas is happening this week starting on Thursday, May 19 thru Monday, May 23. This festival, in its seventh season, gives ticket holders (age 21 and up) access to 9 nightclubs and 6 pool parties over the weekend for over 3,000 attendees.
Electric Daisy Carnival New York has undergone a number of major adjustments since its 2012 inception. What could often be referred to as “EDC New Jersey” frequently alternated between East Rutherford’s Met Life Stadium and Queens’ Citi Field, with the inaugural event drawing in about 45,000 revelers per day. It’s easy to say that the New York leg of the Las Vegas flagship festival was a natural success.
On Friday, SoCal Bassheads everywhere will be in attendance for Uprising 2016 at the Hollywood Palladium. The lineup for this event is stacked with bass music favorites. Now, I’m particularly biased because one of my good friends and dubstep alum from the UK, P0gman, will be playing and I guarantee that you don’t want to miss his set.
Renowned as a celebratory cross-section of art, music and technology, Moogfest is gearing up for its long-awaited return to North Carolina in several weeks’ time. After taking a year off, the biennial festival, which commemorates the late American synth pioneer Bob Moog, will celebrate advances in music at its new home in Durham.
I’m really excited about this post because BFD presented by Live 105 was the very first festival I ever attended in 2007. BFD is a Bay Area music festival held at Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View on Saturday, June 4th. I have tried to go every year since, even after moving away from the Bay Area because it’s such great time, the crowd is great, and I’ve never had any issues getting in and out of the venue.
The dreams of electronic music fans on the East Coast are about to come true today with the return of Dreamscape Festival in Darlington, Maryland hosted by Badass Raves. I will be honest, while I have never been to this festival, I’ve been hearing more and more about it since their debut last year.
As music fans know, festival season is officially underway. Over the past couple years we have become familiar with events such as Coachella and EDC but for those late to the party, Lightning in a Bottle presented by The DoLab will take over Bradley, California at the end of this month.
Ever since touching down in Croatia in 2013, Ultra Europe has set a new precedent for the international electronic music scene. Miami’s flagship festival brand crossed the pond in the hopes of global expansion, and in bringing a delectable array of cutting-edge artists and production to the Dalmatian Coast, Split has never quite been the same.
With Creamfield’s meteoric expansion from three to four days for the first time in 18 years, the festival behemoth revealed an equally prodigious initial lineup in February. Boasting countless heavy-hitters like Avicii, Above & Beyond, Martin Garrix and Tiesto, as well as underground savants including Adam Beyer, Hot Since 82 and Jamie Jones, Creamfields is poised to be the one of (if not the) largest celebrations of 2016.
Yesterday was day one of Coachella, and Uphoric has got you covered from the utter epicness that this festival is. Coachella boasts everything from gorgeous views (scenery, art and people) to a lineup that brings the best of dance music, modern pop and classics to their 5+ stages.
This year’s Coachella boasts one of the most impressive festival lineups to date. From the reunion of Guns N’ Roses to uber-platimum Calvin Harris. From the comeback of New York greats LCD Soundsystem to your favorite, new indie band, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival.
We packed our snowboards and cameras up to head north to shred and party in Minus Zero (celsius) mountainside fun. Closing out the winter ski season, Minus Zero Winter Sport & Music Festival in Stratton Mountain, Vermont gave fans a great reason to head back to the slopes before the summer months set in.