It’s the festival season all over again, which means that it’s time to go to music festivals. Duh. But, unfortunately, there are a few things standing in the way of us going to see our favorite artist. If you’re like us and the sheer amount of choice may just be the only thing stopping you from having the time of your life, well, fret not; we’ve got you covered. Whether it’s the Fuji Rock Festival or Bonnaroo, here are some of the most promising festivals scheduled to occur this year. Let’s go!
Bonnaroo is slang in Creole for ‘good time’, which is definitely what pretty much all festival-goers will be having at the festival itself. This year marks the festival’s 20th anniversary at the Bonnaroo Farm, and we see no better way to celebrate such a joyous occasion than house over 150 musical acts such as Tyler the Creator, Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Lizzo, and much more.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Pitchfork has been the heart of independent and hipster music for a few decades now, and their music festival has always had a certain aura of prestige to it, a certain aristocratic, musical cutting-edge kind of vibe. This year’s festival certainly lives up to the hype boasting such musical acts as Big Thief, Phoebe Bridgers, The Fiery Furnaces (which haven’t played live for over a decade), black midi, Waxahatchee, Maxo Kream, Danny Brown, Caroline Polacheck, The Weather Station, Yves Tumor, Faye Webster, and more.
Chicago is home to Punk Rock’s biggest yearly music festival – Riot Fest, otherwise known as “the Warped Tour for Adults.” Riot Fest will boast over ninety different musical acts and late-night shows such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, NOFX, Gogol Bordello, and many more.