Sweet, sweet summertime and with it comes a TON of music festivals (naturally.) Who wouldn’t want to spend these weekends dancing around under the sun to the best musical acts around? Not you, that’s for sure.

We’re gonna break down the biggest US festivals for you chronologically, so get your shorts and tank tops ready because they’re huge and they’re frequent!

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They often say that “first is the worst and second is the best”…and they’re wrong. Nothing like kicking off the season with these giants:


The Governor’s Ball Music Festival 

Where: New York City

When: June 2-4

Notable Performers : Chance the Rapper, Tool, Wiz Khalifa and Lorde



Where: Darlington, MD

When: June 2-4

Notable Performers: Destructo, Chris Lake, Delta Heavy


Free Press Summer Fest

Where: Houston, TX

When: June 3-4

Notable Performers: Cage the Elephant, Flume, The Shins


Bonnaroo Music Festival

Where: Manchester, TN

When: June 8-11

Notable Performers: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The XX, U2, The Weeknd


Spring Awakening 

Where: Chicago, IL

When: June 9-11

Notable Performers: Diplo, Die Antwoord, Marshmello


Firefly Music Festival

Where: Dover, DE

When: June 15-18

Notable Performers: Bob Dylan, Muse, Weezer

Electric Daisy Carnival

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: June 16-18

Notable Performers: Above and Beyond, Dillon Francis, Martin Garrix



Where: George, WA

When: June 23-24

Notable Performers: Tiesto, Zeds Dead, Gareth Emery


Electric Forest

Where: Rothbury, MI

June 22-25, June 28 – July 1

Notable Performers: DJ Snake, Bassnectar, Odesza



Camp Bisco

Where: Scranton, PA

When: July 13-15

Notable Performers: Griz, Pretty Lights, 12th Planet


FYF Fest

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: July 22-23

Notable Performers: Missy Elliott, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails


Panorama Music Festival

Where: New York City

When: July 28-30

Notable Performers: MGMT, Solange, Spoon




Where: Chicago, IL

When: August 3-6

Notable Performers: The Killers, Run the Jewels, Arcade Fire


Hard Summer

Where: Fontana, CA

When: August 5-6

Notable Performers: Justice, Anna Lunoe, Tchami


Outside Lands

Where: San Francisco, CA

When: August 11-13

Notable Performers: Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz



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