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Summer Music Festivals You Don’t Wanna Miss

No matter your taste in music—whether it’s country, pop, rap, hip-hop, or funk—there is a music festival out there for you.

Here’s some info about upcoming summer music festivals you don’t wanna miss!

Boston Calling – May 26-28

The Harvard Athletic Complex will be jam-packed Memorial Day weekend with thousands of festival attendees to see the headliners of Boston Calling this year. The Foo Fighters, Alanis Morissette, The Lumineers, Paramore, and so many more. Tickets for General Admission are going fast!

The Governor’s Ball – June 9-11

This three-day event on Randall’s Island in New York City features a mix of genres. Artists featured at this year’s Ball – Lizzo, Haim, Diplo, Finneas, Suki Waterhouse, Girl in Red, and Sabrina Claudio. 

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – June 15-18 

Bonnaroo takes place on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Camping options are available if you’re looking to make a weekend out of it. In addition to the music, the festival offers other activities like yoga, parades, and a village market. Artists performing this year include Odesza, Zeds Dead, Portugal. The Man, Louis the Child, Sheryl Crow, Hippo Campus, and Sofi Tukker.

Faster Horses Country Music Festival – July 14-16 

The self-described “three-day hillbilly sleepover” is jam-packed with country music’s biggest names. Some of the artists featured this year include Luke Bryan, Shania Twain, Zac Brown Band, and Dwight Yoakam. The festival takes place in Brooklyn, Michigan, and serves as a wild 72-hour party for its 40,000 attendees.

Broccoli City Festival – July 15-16

Broccoli City is Black-owned and has gathered more than 75,000 millennials to celebrate music, art, food, and culture. The 2018 festival sold out to a crowd of 35,000 people across two stages. Broccoli City has featured some of today’s widely known artists like Migos, Cardi B, H.E.R Daniel Caesar, and more. This year’s lineup includes Jazmine Sullivan, Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, Chloe Bailey, and Brent Faiyaz. 

Outside Lands – August 11-13 

This annual festival in San Francisco, California features a mix of genres and has a stellar lineup this year. Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, Janelle Monae, Megan Thee Stallion, Maggie Rogers, and more! Tickets can be pricey, but totally worth the experience.


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