Despite the problems with humidity, annoying mosquito bites, summer is essentially everyone’s favorite season. With the warm weather here, long days and pleasant nights will be filled with famous music festivals that come with outdoor dance parties, free concerts, grand music releases, and much more. There will be music events for every age and taste around the U.S. nationwide. Following is a list of several top music festivals that everyone can attend to this year.
Nicknamed as “The Roo,” it is one of the leading summer festivals in the U.S., and it’s deliberately famous for being over the top for its diverse music acts. The name translates as “real good time,” and with this simple saying many will enjoy themselves under the blazing sun of Tennessee throughout the 283-hectare farm the festival is held on. This year everyone who attends will get a taste of Björk, Paul McCartney, and Mumford & Sons. Aside from listening and watching to a decent list of artists, there are several other entertainments available for everyone – silent discos, wet slides, and a carousel ride for each inebriated individual to ride on.
This music festival was developed from a grungy event, established 20 years ago by singer Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction. The event first included Soundgarden and Pearl Jam before growing into the huge festival it has become today. Lollapalooza hosts more than 130 acts from mainstream pop to indie along with other attractions – from learning how to be a clown at the Kidzapalooza and a few comedy shows. Aside from the many acts that will occur at this festival, the most popular that many are looking forward to will be The Cure, Phoenix, and New Order.
THE BURNING MAN
Known as one of the largest music festivals in the U.S., this music festival takes place in the scorching desert of Nevada. This empty area of sand transforms into a camper city – known as “Black Rock City” – usually filled with more than 50,000 music fans. The festival begins on the Monday before Labor Day and on Saturday night the event is lit up by a 40 foot statue – called “The Man” – and a smaller figured dog. Attendees must bring their own living essentials to this event due to the fact that it offers no food vendors, stages, or showers. This gathering is for fans who have interest in major self-expression through art and music.
A three-day music gathering mixed well with numerous art shows, this event hosts one of North America’s largest art festivals. The event puts together bands – Jane’s Addiction, Dusty 45s, Passion Pit, Wanda Jackson, The Vaselines, and more – that many probably won’t get somewhere else. There will also be a large amount of art shows that will keep visitors entertained.
PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL
One of the top music festivals that occurs every year, Pitchfork holds an amazing gathering for music lovers. The artists that will be taking center stage this year will be R. Kelly, Yo La Tengo, MIA, Sky Ferreira, Savages and many others that follow suit. There will be numerous vendors that music fans can shell their cash out in between sets – containing concert posters, indie books, records, and crafts.