Just because you missed South by Southwest and/or Coachella, that doesn’t mean the fun is over in terms of summer musical gatherings. In fact, we think the best might just be yet to come. Check out our list of the best summer fests still on the horizon just begging for your attendance. Lollapalooza not included simply because it’s already sold out (wah, wahh).
Bonnaroo – We are part of a camp that believes you can never have too much Thom Yorke in your life. This is why making the trek down to Tennessee to see Radiohead headline for Bonnaroo is a trip we deem worthy. You can also see the iconic Beach Boys and the Grammy’s least appreciative “Best New Artist”, Bon Iver, June 7-10th for $259 for four day admission.
Burning Man – While there aren’t technically big musical acts booked to bring in the masses, Burning Man’s community created and executed festival is more of a self-proclaimed “city” than anything else. Resurrected each year in Black Rock Nevada, this “city” brings together people who want to celebrate art, self-expression and self-reliance in a week long adventure. You’ve heard the stories, so mark your calendars for August 27 – September 3.
Firefly Music Festival - Watch The Black Keys, Jack White, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, The Killers and more (obviously) rock out during this brand-spankin’ new festival in Delaware July 20-22. Tickets are a reasonable price, just $198 for a three day pass, and they’ll be hot air balloon rides? Sold.
Outside Lands – If you really need an excuse to visit San Francisco, Outside Lands has built a reputation of being like Coachella’s much more mellow older sister. Still in California and still hip as hell, the festival held in Golden Gate Park from August 10-12 is where you can hear The Foo Fighters, Sigur Ros, Neil Young and Beck all while chilling on the grass and drinking some local wines. You can also rock out to Metallica. Guess this sister has a wild side, too. Tickets start at $225 for a three day pass.
Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago’s slightly less-high profile music festival held in Chicago’s slightly lesser-known park would be considered hipster even if it didn’t have the name “Pitchfork” attached to it. It’s new, it’s different and it’s dirt cheap, as far as festivals go. Watch the likes of Beach House, Feist and Sleigh Bells take the stages at Union Park July 13-15 for just $110 for a three day pass. You can brag to your friends that you were there before it was famous.
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