1. Coachella — Indio, Calif.
When this year’s Coachella lineup was released a few months ago, social media was in frenzy. OutKast, Foster the People, The Head and the Heart, Beck, Lana Del Ray and Chance the Rapper were just a few of the performers. The terribly expensive tickets and passes made it impossible for myself and the majority of college kids to go without selling an organ, but a girl can dream. The festival ran from April 11-13 and April 18-20.
2. Sasquatch! Festival— Gorge, Wash.
“Sasquatch!” is on the weekend of May 23-25. The National, MIA, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, Violent Femmes, Cold War Kids, City and Colour and Band of Skulls are some of the great bands that’ll be performing, making it a guaranteed awesome time. Tickets are still on sale, starting at $300 for general admission, with camping included.
3. Bonaroo—Manchester, Tenn.
Bonaroo has the best lineup this summer, in my opinion. The festival runs from June 12-15 and includes musical acts from Frank Ocean, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, The Flaming Lips, The Arctic Monkeys, Ben Howard, Grouplove and Jake Bugg, just to name a few. Tickets are still on sale starting at $269.50 plus service fees for general admission. The festival is filled with art and entertainment.
Lollapalooza is one of the most popular music festivals in the nation and will be Aug. 1-3. It’s a three-day experience that takes place on 15 acres of land in the heart of Chicago filled with great music, art and food. Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Gramatik and Childish Gambino are just a few of the awesome performers that’ll be on stage during the weekend.
5. Hangout Fest—Gulf Shores, Ala.
Hangout Fest is an annual music festival on the Gulf Shore beaches on May 16-18. With a line-up of over 70 bands and endless extra activities and plenty of great food, you can spend the weekend soaking up the sun. This years line up includes The Black Keys, The Killers, Wiz Khalifa, Modest Mouse, Pretty Lights, The Flaming Lips, Conor Oberst and Matt and Kim.