This Summer's Not-To-Be-Missed Music Festivals

May 27, 2014 By:

The UK has Glastonbury, Spain has Primavera, Belgium has Tomorrowland. We in America are blessed with an incredible amount of amazing music festivals. With June just around the corner, we've put together a list of those that canNOT be missed this summer.


Governors Ball

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What: Party on an island with the NYC skyline serving as the backdrop. 
When: June 6-8
Where: NYC
Must-See Acts: Outkast, TV On The Radio, Childish Gambino, James Blake, Empire of the Sun, Run The Jewels, Ratking, The Internet, Banks
Capacity: 40,000
Tickets: Limited VIP tickets available HERE



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What: The best thing to happen to Tennessee.
When: June 12-15
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
Must-See Acts: Elton John, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Chaka Khan, Disclosure, Lauryn Hill, Die Antwoord, Ty Segall
Capacity: 90,000+
Tickets: GA & VIP tickets available HERE


What The Festival

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What: The "Millennial Generation's Woodstock"
When: June 19-22
Where: Dufur, OR
Must-See Acts: Nightmares on Wax, Julio Bashmore, Cashmere Cat, MK, What So Not, Kaytranada, Giraffage, Trippy Turtle
Capacity: 5,000
Tickets: GA & OMG tickets available HERE



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What: The best thing to happen to Delaware.
When: June 19-22
Where: Dover, DE
Must-See Acts: Imagine Dragons, Weezer, The Lumineers, Local Natives, Tegan and Sara, A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Goldroom, Sleigh Bells
Capacity: 60,000
Tickets: GA & VIP tickets available HERE


EDC Las Vegas

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What: The biggest EDM festival in the USA. Expect lots of neon, rave bros, and kandi.
When: June 20-22
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Must-See Acts: line-up TBA
Capacity: 130,000
Tickets: Sold Out :(

Mad Decent Block Party

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What: A traveling party presented by Diplo & Co.
When: July 26 - September 21
Where: 22 cities across the US
Must-See Acts: A$AP Ferg, Riff Raff, Wave Racer, RL Grime, STRFKR, Cashmere Cat, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Thugli
Capacity: ~7,000
Tickets: Buy tickets HERE


Electric Forest

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What: A magical, enchanted forest to frolic in and dance the night away.
When: June 26-29
Where: Rothbury, MI
Must-See Acts: Moby, Booka Shade, Schoolboy Q, Anna Lunoe, Chrome Sparks, Dusky, Jonas Rathsman, Perseus, Wilkinson
Capacity: 25,000 per day
Tickets: GA & VIP tickets available HERE


Pitchfork Music Festival

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What: Festival for hipsters created by hipsters.
When: July 18-20
Where: Chicago, IL
Must-See Acts: Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Giorgio Moroder, St. Vincent, Death Grips, Danny Brown, FKA Twigs, Neutral Milk Hotel
Capacity: 20,000
Tickets: Weekend tickets sold out, $60 single day passes available HERE



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What: "A three-day orgasm." Oh yeah, and the festival where Lady Gaga crowd surfed naked.
When: August 1-3
Where: Chicago, IL
Must-See Acts: Eminem, Lorde, Lykke Li, Iggy Azalea, Cut/Copy, Chvrches, Flume, Kate Nash, Vic Mensa, Jagwar Ma, GTA, Jhene Aiko
Capacity: 100,000 per day
Tickets: Platinum Passes available HERE


HARD Summer 

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What: A mixture of LA hipsters and rave bros/hoes.
When: August 2-3
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Must-See Acts: Jack U, Seth Troxler, Rustie, Cyril Hahn, Nero, Rudimental, Gorgon City, Jacques Greene, Jimmy Edgar, Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba
Capacity: 80,000
Tickets: GA & VIP tickets available HERE


FYF Fest

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What: LA's gathering of hipsters.
When: Aug 23-24
Where: Los Angeles, CA
Must-See Acts: The Blood Brothers, Four Tet, Flying Lotus, Jsmie xx, Earl Sweatshirt, Todd Terje, Mac Demarco, Mount Kimbie, Kelela, Daniel Avery, Jessy Lanza
Capacity: 30,000
Tickets: Weekend passes available HERE