2022 Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

After years of music festival cancellations due to Covid, the summer of 2022 serves as the return of the festivals. While Coachella and Stagecoach, two of the biggest known festivals within the influencer sphere, have come and gone this year, music lovers and party goers still have a lot to look forward to over the next couple months.

Every possible genre of music will be present at at least one festival this summer, from Indie to Pop Rock to EDM. An online music festival generator, “Music Festival Wizard,” easily allows one to narrow their search based on location, dates, and music type in order to find festivals that might interest them. While the selling point for many major festivals is the well-known headliners, there are also many smaller ones with local bands and artists that are subsequently at a lower price point.

For those on the East Coast, the High Tide Music & Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina advertises an incredible atmosphere on the coast with a variety of DJs from around the globe playing their unique electronic dance music for $104 per day. In addition, The Great South Bay Music Festival in early July is also affordable, at $60 per day in Patchogue, New York. This Long Island festival creates a different vibe consisting of jazz, country, funk, and rock music, echoing the famous Woodstock festival of 1969.

However, smaller music festivals aren’t up everyone’s alley, and sometimes the experience of larger festivals are worth the sweat, blood, and tears. Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago in late July hosts some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Green Day, Dua Lipa, Metallica, J. Cole, and Glass Animals. One of the best features of massive festivals such as Lollapalooza is the sheer amount of performers each day, allowing fans to see multiple of their favorite artists and also discover new ones, without missing out on anything. Outside Lands in early August, held in San Francisco, will also feature Green Day as well as SZA, Jack Harlow, Post Malone, and Weezer.

Other highly-attended festivals, such as Burning Man in the Nevada desert, do not release musical lineups, but simply encourage people to attend for a psychedelic experience that is enhanced by the live music and art present at the festival. Due to the increase in music festivals this summer, the options are endless for every type of person, whether you’re one to scream for your favorite artist among thousands of other fans, or simply chill out on a lawn while enjoying some gentle jazz.

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