With Summer fast approaching we’ve compiled this comprehensive guide to this year’s music festivals. After scouring hundreds of websites we’ve come up with the following 66 festivals that span the globe. Our list spans various genres although hip-hop, rock, and electric music appear again and again. And acts such as Cardi B, Diplo, Tame Impala and The 1975 are busy headlining numerous festivals this year.
Note: At the time of publishing, certain festivals such as Austin City Limits and Woodstock have not released all of the details surrounding their concerts. This article will be updated throughout the year as more information is released and more festivals are announced.
Dates: April 6
Where: Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
Lineup / Headliners: J. Cole, SZA, Big Sean, 21 Savage, 6lack
Dates: April 12-14 / April 19-21
Where: Indio, California
Lineup / Headliners: Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Basnnectar, Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Billie Eilish, 1975, Solange, Khalid
Dates: April 25-28, 2019
Tickets: https://moogfest.frontgatetickets.com/ ($149 – $1,500)
Lineup / Headliners: A Place to Bury Strangers, William Basinski, GAS, Tim Hecker
Experimental music festival which also features sound engineering workshops. The site describes itself as “the synthesis of music, art and technology.”
New Orleans Jazz Fest
Dates: April 25, 2019 – May 5, 2019
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Tickets: http://www.nojazzfest.com/tickets/ ($50 – $1,500)
Lineup / Headliners: Katy Perry, Logic, Widespread Panic, Leon Bridges, Big Freedia, Pitbull, Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Earth, Wind & Fire, Alanis Morissette, Jimmy Cliff, Van Morrison, Al Green, The O’Jays, Tom Jones, Ziggy Marley, Chris Stapleton, Gladys Knight, Gary Clark Jr., Los Lobos, Kamasi Washington, Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Nevilles, John Fogerty, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock
Back for its 50th Anniversary, this New Orleans mainstay has expanded to eight days filled with a wide variety of musicians and genres.
Dates: April 25-28, 2019
Where: Marfa, Texas
Tickets: https://marfamyths.com/#tickets-0 ($15 – $220)
Lineup / Headliners: Deerhunter, Cass McCombs, Emily A. Sprague, Tim Hecker & the Konoyo ensemble, OG Ron C & the Chopstars
The partnership that was formed in 2014 between independent label Mexican Summer and non-profit arts group Ballroom Marfa is back. Eclectic bill that includes Deerhunter and Houston legend OG Ron C (!!!).
Something in the Water
Dates: April 26-28, 2019
Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach
Tickets: https://www.somethinginthewater.com/passes ($150 – $500 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Pharell Williams, Travis Scott, SZA,Chris Brown, Dave Matthews Band, Diplo, Janelle Monae, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos, Pusha T, Jhene Aiko, Maggie Rogers
Pharell’s inaugural festival in Virginia Beach will reportedly have 35,000 concert goers pack in the city’s convention center in late April. Aside from the officially announced artists, Pharell’s set is suppose to feature Diddly, Missy Elliott, Usher, Gwen Stefani, and Snoop Dogg. There is also a rumor that the Pop-Up Church Service lineup will feature a special guest appearance from Kanye.
Dates: April 27-28, 2019
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center and The Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, Texas
Tickets: https://www.fortressfestival.com/ ($69 – $249 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Leon Bridges, CHVRCHES, Rae Sremmurd, Khruangbin, Tinashe, Superorganism, Tank and the Bangas, Bobby Sessions
The Fort Worth festival is back for its third year and once again partnered with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Local native Leon Bridges is set to headline.
Shaky Knees Music Festival
Dates: May 3-5, 2019
Where: Central Park, Atlanta, GA
Tickets: https://www.shakykneesfestival.com/tickets/ ($99 – $1,600 Platinum)
Lineup / Headliners: Beck, Tame Impala, Incubus, Cage the Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Foals, Tears for Fears, Dashboard Confessional, Interpol, Maggie Rogers
Shaky Knees is back for its third year and once again returns with a rock heavy lineup. Its headlined by festival stalwarts Beck and Tame Impala, but also has a few surprises including Tears for Fears.
Just Like Heaven
Dates: May 3, 2019
Where: Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, California
Tickets: https://justlikeheavenfest.com/pass-details/ General Admission tickets are sold out. ($99 – $270 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Phoenix, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, The Rapture, Miike Snow
Golden Voice’s post Coachella festival is heavy on the Indie Rock. Billboard even pointed out that 20 of the 23 acts have played Coachella previously.
Lightning in a Bottle
Dates: May 8-13, 2019
Where: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County California
Tickets: https://lightninginabottle.org/tickets/ ($350 – $1,200 RV Camping Pass + Campsite with Power Hookup)
Lineup / Headliners: Disclosure, Santigold, Flying Lotus, Gramatik, Toro Y Moi, Cautious Clay
The festival that first began in 2006 emphasizes sustainability, cultural respect and social cohesion features an extensive lineup of electronic artists. LIB also offers festival goers yoga and educational workshops.
LIB was originally scheduled to happen 2 weeks later in Bradley, California, but camping would not be allowed at the previous venue resulting in the change.
The Great Escape
Dates: May 9-11, 2019
Where: Brighton, England
Tickets: https://greatescapefestival.com/buy-festival-tickets/ (£40.00 – £275.00 Delegate Pass)
Lineup / Headliners: Foals plus Blaenavon & Boniface, Lewis Capaldi plus Kara Marni and Easy Life
Brighton based festival that emphasizes new music features hundreds of bands across various venues throughout the city. The festival also hosts The Alternative Escape, a series of unofficial shows.
Dates: May 10-12, 2019
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Tickets: https://rollingloud.frontgatetickets.com/ ($405 – $20,000 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Migos, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Cardi B, Rae Sremmurd, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Young Thug, Lil Baby, YG, Juice Wrld, Rich the Kid, Lil Yachty, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, Playboi Carti, Gucci Mane, Tyga, Kevin Gates, DMX, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Yung Bans, Lil Mosey, Chief Keef, Gunna, Lil Baby, Soulja Boy, Rich the Kid, Trippie Red
Miami’s big hip-hop event of the year is back and bigger than ever with ticket prices to match. If you’re looking to flaunt with the biggest ballers in Miami, VIP bottle services tables go for over $20,000. If you’re looking to catch Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Migos with the rest of us, you’ll still be looking at spending $405 for general admission passes to the the 3-day party.
Tickets will cost:
$405 for a 3-Day GA pass
$850 for a 3-Day VIP pass
NO SINGLE DAY PASSES#RollingLoudV
— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) January 28, 2019
Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
Dates: May 16-18, 2019
Where: Everett, WA
Tickets: http://www.thefishermansvillage.com/tickets ($15 – $79)
Lineup / Headliners: Wolf Parade,Travis Thompson, Laura Veirs, The Coathangers, Broncho, Pickwick, Death Valley Girls
Everett community based festival that emphasizes local talent will be headlined by Wolf Parade in its sixth year. KEXP is presenting the festival once again.
Hangout Music Festival
Dates: May 16-19, 2019
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Tickets: https://aeg.festivalticketing.com/cart/BA132700-2380-4E16-BB52-577507E7E984/tickets/913 ($319 – $1,699 Super VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Travis Scott, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Khalid, Diplo, Kygo, Walk the Moon, Jimmy Eat World, Hozier, Judah & the Lion
Alabama is probably not the first state that comes to mind when it comes to music festivals, but the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores has a mega concert lineup headlined by Travis Scott, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, Khalid, Diplo and The 1975.
Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas
Dates: May 17-19, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Tickets: https://aeg.festivalticketing.com/cart/BA132700-2380-4E16-BB52-577507E7E984/tickets/913 ($319 – $1,000 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Diplo, Dillon Francis, deadmau5 with Cube 3.0, Illenium, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Jamie Jones, Claude Von Stroke, Skream!, Rusko, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, Kygo
The 23rd edition of EDC will feature over 240 artists and the biggest names in EDM. Festival headline mainstays Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren top the bill and deadmau5 is set to return with his cube v3.
Dates: May 24-26, 2019
Where: Harvard Athletic Complex, Boston, MA
Tickets: https://bostoncalling.com/tickets/ ($289 – $1,149 Platinum VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, Travis Scott, Logic, Anderson.Paak, Brandi Carlisle, Odesza, Greta Van Fleet, Chvrches, Lord Huron, Hozier, Sheck Wes
The Memorial Day weekend festival features 50 bands across 3 outdoor stages and and indoor arena. The festival also boasts a 30 food vendors, a ferris wheel, art installations, and games.
Boston Calling also features a lineup of comedians led by Jenny Slate, Fred Armisen, Michael Che and Melissa Villaseñor.
BottleRock Napa Valley
Dates: May 24-26, 2019
Where: Napa Valley Expo, Napa, California
Tickets: https://bottlerocknapavalley.frontgatetickets.com/ ($159 – $359 VIP Sold Out)
Lineup / Headliners: Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, Santana, Logic, One Republic, Sylvan Esso, Flogging Molly, Gary Clark Jr., Tash Sultana, Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Cypress Hill, Too $hort, Big Boi
If 80+ bands over five music stages doesn’t do it for you the festival also offers up a celebrity x chef stage mashup along with gourmet food from Napa Valley chefs and wine cabanas.
Date: May 24-26, 2019
Where: Monterey County Fair and Event Center, Monterey, California
Tickets: https://californiarootsfestival.com/tickets ($85 – $525)
Lineup / Headliners: Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Dirty Heads, Soja, Atmosphere, Tash Sultana, UB40, Citizen Cope, Collie Buddz, Matisyahu, Steel Pulse, G. Love and Special Sauce
The 10th anniversary of the festival keeps its tradition of reggae and roots music going with headliners Stick Figure, Slightly Stoopid, and Rebelution.
Neon Desert Music Festival
Dates: May 25-26, 2019
Where: Downtown El Paso, El Paso, United States
Tickets: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1837978 ($59.50 – $499.00 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Miguel, Rezz, Steve Aoki, Tory Lanez, Kali Uchis, Gunna, Don Omar, Tyga, Dashboard Confessional, Deorro, Tchami, Chicano Batman
Now in its ninth year, the downtown El Paso festival combines mainstay U.S. festival headliners with international and Latin performers.
Dates: May 25-26, 2019
Where: Monticello, NY
Tickets: https://www.tixr.com/groups/gatheroutdoors/events/gather-festival-2019-monticello-ny-12068 ($69 – $2,599)
Lineup / Headliners: James Murphy, Jamie XX, Maya Jane Coles, Danny Tenaglia, Art Department, Doc Martin
Inaugural three day dance music festival takes place in the Catskills during Memorial Day weekend. Activities available include yoga, mediation, sound healing, body painting, rock climbing, rock climbing, golf-karts, mini golf, batting cages, and a mechanical bull.
Dates: May 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Where: Halifax, Canada
Tickets: https://obeyconvention.bigcartel.com/ ($15 – $120)
Lineup / Headliners: Brodie West Quintet, Eartheater, Tomoko Sauvage, 75 Dollar Bill, Guttersnip, Just John x Dom Dias, DJ Haram, Kelly Moran, Korea Town Acid
Experimental music festival in its 11th years returns to Halifax.
Primavera Sound Barcelona
Dates: May 30, 2019 – June 1, 2019
Where: Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: https://www.primaverasound.es/entradas (80 € – 400 €)
Lineup / Headliners: Stereolab, Nas, Jawbreaker, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, Solange, Erykah Badu, James Blake, FKA twigs, Rosalía, Robyn, Danny Brown, J Balvin, Interpol, Deerhunter, Big Red Machine, Mac DeMarco, Suede, FKA twigs, Liz Phair, Robyn, Carly Rae Jepsen, 070 Shake, James Blake, Slowthai, Clairo, Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS, Snail Mail, Kali Uchis
Barcelona mega festival is back for its 19th year with another eclectic lineup. What other music festival features Stereolab, Nas, Jawbreaker, and Miley Cyrus?
Date: May 31, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Where: Cincinnati, Ohio
Tickets: https://www.bunburyfestival.com/tickets ($79 – $1,299 Ultimate VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, Run the Jewels, The 1975, Machine Gun Kelly, Girl Talk, NF, AWOLNATION, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime with Rome, Dashboard Confessional, Clutch
Cincinnati based festival returns. The festival organizers once again tried to book blink-182 to no avail, but had success in booking Fall Out Boy, Greta Van Fleet, The 1975, and Run the Jewels.
The Governors Ball
Date: May 31, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York
Tickets: https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/tickets/ ($115 – $2,190 Platinum VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Tyler The Creator, Lil Wayne, The Strokes, Nas, Florence + the Machine, SZA, Major Lazer, The 1975, Kacey Musgraves, Brockhampton, Gesaffelstein, Jorja Smith, Blood Orange, Mitski, ZHU, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti, Louis the Child Kaytranada, Sheck Wes, Best Coast (Joey Bada$$ + Flatbush Bombies, Lily Allen, Bazzi, Charli XCX, Cautious Clay
With the Panorama on hiatus for 2019, Governors Ball takes center stage for NYC festivals. In its ninth year this year’s festival features heavy hitters Tyler The Creator, Lil Wayne, Nas, The Strokes, and Florence + the Machine.
2019 is also the 25th anniversary of Nas’ quintessential album ‘Illmatic’, so expect the Queensbridge MC to run through his classics.
Dates: June 1, 2019
Where: The Mann Center at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, United States
Tickets: http://rootspicnic.com/philly/#tickets ($69.50 – $350.00 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: The Roots, 21 Savage, H.E.R., Lil Baby, Davido, Raphael Saadiq, Black Thought & J.Period Mixtape featuring Yasiin Bey, The Joe Budden Podcast, Questlove Supreme Podcast, Blueface, Davido
The Roots will be performing their masterpiece album Things Fall Apart in honor of its 20th anniversary. The festival has also moved from Penn’s Landing to the Mann Center this year.
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This is your first look at the lineup for the 2019 #RootsPicnic. First & foremost we wanna say that for the longest all we ever wanted to do was to give our hometown the dopest festival ever. It was a great 11 years at #PennsLanding: now its time to rise up. We going to greener pastures! We are moving the picnic to the MannMusicCenterGrounds in #FairmountPark. Yes! Literally GREENER PASTURES! Trust us on this! Ample parking and transportation services will be on call and provided (Septa/Uber/Lyft)—-and finally we have GRASS to have a real picnic!
Hot 97 Summer Jam
Dates:June 2, 2019
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/00005674AA4E37AA ($70 – $1,500)
Lineup / Headliners: Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos, Tory Lanez, A Boogie, Rich The Kid, Funk Flex, Davido, Trippie Redd, Blueface, City Girls, Casanova, Melii, City Girls, Megan Thee Stallion, Kash Doll
The most drama filled festival returns to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. This year’s Summer Jam is headlined by Cardi B, Migos, and Meek Mill.
Hampton Court Palace Festival
Dates: June 6-21, 2019
Where: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, England
Lineup / Headliners: Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Tears for Fears, The Jacksons, Kylie, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
18 day festival that happens at an actual palace!
Dates: June 6-8, 2019
Where: Aarhus, Denmark
Lineup / Headliners: New Order, Nas, Bon Iver, Major Lazer, The Streets, Keene, Mark Ronson, The Blaze
Denmark’s 3 day music festival (not the Northside music festival that was based in Brooklyn) will feature Nas, New Order, Bon Iver, and the Streets in 2019.
Tycoon Music Festival
Dates:June 8, 2019
Where: Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, Georgia
Tickets: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0E005682321E8485 ($86 – $530)
Lineup / Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Trey Songz, T.I., Fabolous, Young Thug, O.T. Genesis, Casanova, Dave East, Blac Youngsta, DDG, D.C. Young Fly
Atlanta’s V-103 Tycoon Music Festival lineup features hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown and Chris Brown.
Dates:June 8, 2019
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, California
Tickets: https://yolafest.frontgatetickets.com/ ($68 – $198 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Lykke Li, Charlie XCX, Cat Power, Courtney Love and the Chateau Band, Cupcakke, Megan Thee Stallion, Ambar Lucid
Lykke Li’s inaugural festival sponsored by Yola Mezcal. The all-female lineup festival is scheduled to have an all acoustic performance by Courtney Love and the Chateau Band.
Dates:June 13-16, 2019
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
Tickets: https://www.bonnaroo.com/tickets/ ($279 – $3,275 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Phish, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Solange, Kacey Musgraves, Avett Brothers, Lumineers, Odesza, Brandi Carlile, Courtney Barnett, the National, the Lonely Island, John Prine, Marin Morris, Jim James
Set across a sprawling 650 acres, Bonnaroo returns for the 18th time. This year’s festival features Phish, Post Malone, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Solange, and Kacey Musgraves.
Dates: June 14-16, 2019
Where: Donington Park, Leicestershire, England
Tickets: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/tickets/ (£30.00 – £220.00)
Lineup / Headliners: Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Eagles Of Death Metal, Blackberry Smoke, Alien Weaponry, Badflower, Black Futures, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinger
The UK festival will feature Def Leppard performing their album Hysteria in its entirety alongside rock heavyweights Tool, Slayer, Lamb of God, and Slipknot.
Stern Grove Festival
Dates: June 16, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Where: Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco, United States
Lineup / Headliners: Psychedelic Furs, Digable Planets, The Big Picnic starring The Isley Brothers, Mitski, Madeline Kenney, Pink Martini, Galactic, Los Van Van, Toots and the Maytals, Lee Fields and the Expressions
Firefly Music Festival
Dates: June 26-30, 2019 and July 2-7, 2019
Where: Dover, Delaware
Tickets: https://fireflyfestival.com/passes/ ($259 – $7,199 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Vampire Weekend, DJ Snake, ZEDD, Kygo, Walk the Moon, Lykke Li, Death Cab fo Cutie, Gucci Mane, Brockhampton, Young the Giant, AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Tank & The Bangas, Rubblebucket, CAAMP, Car Seat Headrest
Going on eight years strong, the Firefly Music Festival returns to the 105-acre Dover International Speedway.
Proudly presenting the #Firefly2019 lineup. ✨
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Dates:When: June 26-30, 2019 and July 2-July 7, 2019
Where: Milwaukee, WI
Tickets: https://summerfest.com/ticket-info/ ($23 – $120)
Lineup / Headliners: Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Bon Iver, Lord Huron, Schoolboy Q, The Killers, Atmosphere, The National, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Michael McDonald, CHVRCHES, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Lopez, Vic Mensa, Steve Aoki, Walk the Moon, Phil Lesh & Friends, Jason Aldean, The Lonely Island, T-Pain, Dashboard Confessional, Mtisyahu, Brother Ali, Jason Mraz
Milwaukee’s music festival spans 11 days, 12 stages and features over 800 acts across genres. The closing night is heavy on hip-hop with Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Schoolboy Q set to headline.
Dates: June 26-30, 2019
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, England
Lineup / Headliners: The Cure, Stormzy, Kylie, The Killers, Janet Jackson, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, The Chemical Brothers, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill, Janelle Monae, Christine and the Queens, Two Door Cinema Club, Jorja Smith, Bastille, Billie Eilish, Hozier, Sigrid, Snow Patrol, Cat Power, Wu-Tang Clan, Hot Chip, Lizzo, Stefflon Don, Santigold, Diplo, Kamasi Washington, Johnny Marr, Interpol
After taking 2018 due to it being a “fallow year”, the legendary music festival returns with another monster lineup. With previous years seeing over 135,000 concert goers attend, this year should be no different with The Cure, The Killers, Wu-Tang Clan, Janet Jackson, and Kylie headlining.
Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival
Dates: June 28-30, 2019
Where: MASS MoCA, North Adams
Tickets: http://solidsoundfestival.com/ ($55 – $189)
Lineup / Headliners: Wilco, Courtney Barnett, The Feelies, Tortoise, Cate Le Bon, Jonathan Richman, Jeff Tweedy & Friends, The Minus 5, Clipping., Milo, OHMME, CUP (Nels Cline & Yuka C Honda), Lonnie Holley, Rafiq Bhatia, Foxwarren, Julian Lage Trio, “Fishing” featuring Danielle Agami, Glenn Kotche and Jon Hamm, Autumn Defense with strings, Quindar, Lithics, Skyway Man, Expandards, Rough Francis, Circus Smirkus, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Lakou Mizik, Mdou Moctar, Wand, Buck Meek, DJ Funkhouser
Wilco’s music festival will feature Tortoise, Courtney Barnett, and the Feelies. John Hodgman will also have a comedy stage. And in the category of activities not found at other music festivals, check out axe throwing.
Dates: June 29, 2019 – July 6, 2019
Where: Festivalpladsen, Roskilde, Denmark
Tickets: https://www.roskilde-festival.dk/en/tickets/ (1050DKK – 210DKK)
Lineup / Headliners: The Cure, Travis Scott, Bob Dylan, Chance the Rapper, Lizzo, Sharon Van Etten, Vampire Weekend, Underworld, Cardi B, Robyn, Robert Plant, Janelle Monáe, Spiritualized, Tears for Fears, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rosalía, MØ, BROCKHAMPTON, Jon Hopkins, Maggie Rogers, Neneh Cherry, Lucy Dacus, Jorja Smith, Marina, Converge, JPEGMAFIA, Johnny Marr, Cypress Hill, Sheck Wes
The Roskilde Festival website touts itself as 8 days of Music, activism, arts, camps, and freedom. The largest music and arts festival in Northern Europe recently added to its already stacked line-up by announcing Chance the Rapper, Lizzo and Sharon Van Etten would also be performing.
Dates: July 4-7
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
Tickets: https://www.essence.com/festival/tickets/ ($87 – $4,400 VIP Ultimate Power Pass)
Lineup / Headliners: Janet Jackson, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Nas, H.E.R., City Girls, Big Freedia, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Aluna George, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anthony Hamilton, Teddy Riley, Timbaland, Lil Jon, Da Brat, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby Ricky, Mike), Doug E. Fresh, MC Lyte, Brandy, Teyana Taylor
The 25th anniversary of the Essence Festival takes place in New Orleans and will be hosted by Loni Love. Over 80 artists have been booked and over 500,000 people are expected throughout the weekend’s festivities. Mainstage acts include Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Nas, H.E.R., and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly.
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Dates: July 5-7
Where: Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin
Tickets: https://www.longitude.ie/tickets (Weekend Tickets €199.50 / Two Day Tickets: €139.50 / Day Tickets €79.50)
Lineup / Headliners: Chance The Rapper, A$AP Rocky, Future, Rae Sremmurd, Brockhampton, Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD, Versatile, Aminé, Denzel Curry, $uicideboy$, Lil Baby, Sheck Wes, Clairo, Slowthai, Anne-Marie, Vince Staples, Trippie Redd, AJ Tracey, Flatbush Zombies, Gunna, H.E.R., J.I.D, JPEGMAFIA, Jimothy, Joey Purp, Flohio
Dublin-based festival returns to Marlay Park with a wide range of hip-hop acts.
Dates: July 11-13, 2019
Where: Passeio Maritimo de Alges, Lisbon, Portugal
Tickets: https://nosalive.seetickets.com/event/nos-alive-19/passeio-maritimo-de-alges/1248714 (£60.75 – £171.14)
Lineup / Headliners: The Cure, Vampire Weekend, The Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Iver, The Chemical Brothers, Thom Yorke, Jorja Smith, Hot Chip, Weezer, Robyn, Gossip, Tash Sultana, H.E.R., Cut Copy
The festival formerly known as Optimus Alive! has been around since 2007. The festival is rock heavy with acts including The Smashing Pumpkins, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, and Gossip.
Under the Big Sky Music and Arts Festival
Dates:July 13-14, 2019
Where: Big Mountain Ranch, Whitefish, Montana
Tickets: https://www.underthebigskyfest.com/ ($119 – $250 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Nathaniel Rateliff, Dwight Yoakam, Jenny Lewis, Band of Horses, Cody Jinks, Ryan Bingham, Lucius, ZZ Ward, Whitey Morgan, Shooter Jennings
Whitefish, Montana will host the first ever Under the Big Sky music festival. The alt-country and folk music festival takes place on the 350-acre Big Mountain Ranch.
Dates:July 18-20, 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: https://sonar.es/en/2019/tickets (58€ – 290€)
Lineup / Headliners: A$AP Rocky, Skepta, Fourt Tet, Underworld, Amelie Lens, Disclosure, Paul Kalkbrenner, Lotic, Actress, Dixon, Floating Points, Amelie Lens , Maya Jane Coles, Slikback, Bad Gyal, Catnapp, DJ Seinfeld, Daphni, Underworld, Red Axes, Mall Grab, Arca, DJ Koze, Erol Alkan, Kaytranada, Vince Staples, Holly Herndon, Daniel Avery, Peggy Gou, Palms Trax
The 3 days, 2 night Barcelona festival returns with shows split up between Sónar by Day, Sónar by Night, and Sónar+D.
Dates:July 19-21, 2019
Where: Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, England
Tickets: https://tramlines.org.uk/tickets/ (£82.50 – £132.50 VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Two Door Cinema Club, Courteeners, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Rag N Bone Man, Doves, Happy Mondays, Reverend & the Makers, Miles Kane, Circa Waves, Peter Hook & the Light, The Rifles, Sleeper
For the second year in a row, Tramlines Festival takes place at Hillsborough Park in Sheffield. This year’s festival features legends Niles Rodgers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Happy Mondays, and Peter Hook & the Light.
Pitchfork Music Festival 2019
Dates: July 19-21, 2019
Where: Union Park, Chicago, Illinois (United States)
Tickets: https://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/tickets/ ($75 – $400 PLUS VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Robyn, the Isley Brothers, HAIM, Stereolab, Earl Sweatshirt, Charli XCX, Belle & Sebastian, Sky Ferreira, Pusha-T, Mavis Staples, Kurt Vile, Low, Jeremih, Rico Nasty, Neneh Cherry, Whitney, Snail Mail, Standing on the Corner, Khruangbin, Freddie Gibbs, Parquet Courts, Soccer Mommy, Amber Mark, JPEGMAFIA
Now in its 14th year, the Pitchfork Music Festival continues its tradition of showcasing artists across genres. This year’s festival is highlighted by the Isley Brothers 60th Anniversary.
Dates:July 20-21, 2019
Where: Hippodrome ParisLongchamp, Paris, France
Tickets: https://www.lollaparis.com/tickets/ (79.00 € – 779.00 € VIP Platinum)
Lineup / Headliners: The Strokes, Migos, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, Martin Garrix, Ben Harper, Tash Sultana, Bad Bunny Eric Prydz, Romeo Elvis, Jain, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, Jaden Smith, L.E.J. Skip the Use, $uicideboy$, Clean Bandit, Caravan Palace
While the Paris offshoot of Lollapalooza is a smaller event, it still features 40+ acts with top level headliners The Storkes, Migos, and the 1975.
Mad Decent Block Party
Dates: July 20-21, 2019
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxoboro, Massachusetts
Tickets: https://mdbpfest.frontgatetickets.com/ ($30.00 – $19,250.00 Private Table VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Billie Eilish, G-Eazy and Miguel, Major Lazer, RL Grime, Zeds Dead, Rezz, TroyBoi, Dillon Francis, Kodak Black, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Rezz, Pusha T, Flosstradamus, Baauer, J.I.D. Pink Sweat$
This year’s Mad Decent Block Party has transformed into The Super Mega Ultra Giant Mad Decent Block Party. Diplo’s creation will takeover the New England Patriot’s stadium for two days this July.
Cincinnati Music Festival
Dates: July 25-27
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati
Tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/cincinnati-music-festival-presented-by-pg-tickets/artist/1204951 ($50 – $150)
Lineup / Headliners: Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, Kid Capri, Slick Rick, EPMD, Earth, Wind & Fire, RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike of New Edition), Tamia and Raheem DeVaughn, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Blackstreet Featuring Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, The Ohio Players and Major
Classic R&B and hip-hop line-up headlined by Mary J. Blige and Maxwell.
Dates: July 25-27
Where: West Riverfront Park, Detroit, Michigan
Tickets: https://mopopfestival.com/passes.html ($75 – $479)
Lineup / Headliners: Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Ella Mai, Kali Uchis, Lizzo, King Princess, The Story So Far, Snail Mail, Caamp, Goth Babes, J.I.D., NONAME, Alec Benjamin, Wallows, Snail Mail, Yellow Days, Roy Blair, Tiny Moving Pars, Caamp, the Band Camino, Siena Liggins, the Craig Brown Band, the Messenger Birds and the Doozers
The Detroit festival is back for its seventh year. This year’s lineup features headliners Tame Impala and Vampire Weekend.
Dates: August 1-4, 2019
Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: https://www.lollapalooza.com/tickets/ ($130 – $4,200 Platinum VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Chainsmokers, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, J Balvin, Lil Wayne, The Chainsmokers, Meek Mill, Gary Clark Jr., Flume, Tame Impala, ROSALÍA, Yaeji, Kacey Musgraves, Death Cab for Cutie, 21 Savage
Perry Farrell’s early 90s alternative music festival creation is back once again at Grant Park in Chicago. Now spanning 4 days and featuring 180+ acts across genres, the festival is one of the biggest in the world.
Cambridge Folk Festival
Dates: August 1-4, 2019
Where: Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge, England
Tickets: https://www.cambridgelive.org.uk/folk-festival/tickets (£29.50 – £179.00)
Lineup / Headliners: Calexico and Iron & Wine, Amadou & Mariam, Blind Boys of Alabama, Graham Nash, Gruff Rhys, The Unthanks, José González, Ralph McTell and Tunng
Leading folk festival will feature a special headlining collaboration between Calexico and Iron & Wine.
Dates: August 2-4, 2019
Where: MASS MoCA, North Adams, United States
Tickets: https://massmoca.org/event/loud-weekend/ ($60 – $95)
Lineup / Headliners: Sun Ra Arkestra, Ben Frost, Phillip Glass Dracula (with Film), Brian Eno’s Discreet Music (Live), Bang on a Can All-Stars, Julianna Barwick
Not to be confused with the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival, LOUD Weekend is a 3 day excursion into experimental music.
Dates: August 7-11, 2019
Where: Watergate Bay & Fistral Beach, Cornwall, England
Tickets: https://www.boardmasters.com/tickets (£39.00 – £390.00)
Lineup / Headliners: Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + the Machine, Foals, The Wombats, DJ EZ, Dizzee Rascal, Jax Jones & Martin Solveig Present Europa, Franz Ferdinand, Jorja Smith, Plan B, Wilkinson
The music festival/surf and skate competition returns with headliners Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + the Machine, and Foals.
Dates: August 7-13, 2019
Where: Óbudai-sziget, Budapest, Hungary
Tickets: https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets (€ 25 – € 289)
Lineup / Headliners:
The Boaty Weekender Presented by Belle & Sebastian
Dates: August 8-12, 2019
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: https://www.sixthman.net/pioneer/booking/boaty2019/start (£559 – £5,779)
Lineup / Headliners: Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Camera Obscura, Teenage Fanclub Django Django, Alvvays, The Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Japanese Breakfast, Kelly Lee Owens, Nilüfer Yanya
The musical festival that takes place on cruise ship that can fit 2,500 is hosted by Belle & Seabastian and features a number of legendary rock acts. Belle & Sebastian are also slated to perform twice during the cruise.
Dates: August 9-11, 2019
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Tickets: https://www.flowfestival.com/en/tickets (105.00 EUR – 295.00 EUR)
Lineup / Headliners: Cardi B, Blood Orange, Earl Sweatshirt, Father John Misty, James Blake, Erykah Badu, Nina Kraviz, Neneh Cherry, Tove Lo, The Cure, Stereolab, Tame Impala, Slowthai, Robyn, Pond
Helsinki music festival saw 84,000 concert goers in 2018. Attendance should be high once again as this year’s lineup features Blood Orange, James Blake, Cardi B, Erykah Badu, The Cure, Stereolab, Tame Impala, and Pond.
Bellwether Music Festival
Dates: August 9-10, 2019
Where: Renaissance Park, Waynesville, OH
Tickets: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/bellwetherfest/2019/ ($59 – $624 Glamping)
Lineup / Headliners: Beach House, Guided by Voices, Cold War Kids, Twin Shadow, Real Estate, Pinback and Caroline Rose
The Waynesville, Ohio festival returns with another lineup of indie rock heavyweights. Concert goers can check out headliners Beach House and Guided by Voices while also camping.
Dates: August 9-11, 2019
Where: San Francisco, CA
Tickets: https://www.sfoutsidelands.com/tickets/ ($385 – $1,595 VIP Golden Gate Pass)
Lineup / Headliners: Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers, Flume, Blink-182, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, Lil Wayne, Hozier, RL Grime, Ella Mai, Counting Crows, Flying Lotus 3D, Alina Baraz, Mavis Staples, Bebe Rexha, Sheck Wes, The Neighbourhood, Santigold, Better Oblivion Community Center, Toro y Moi, Denzel Curry
SF’s biggest music festival will feature Paul Simon, Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots.
— Outside Lands (@sfoutsidelands) March 26, 2019
Baja Beach Fest
Dates: August 16-17, 2019
Where: Rosarito Beach, Mexico
Tickets: https://bajabeachfest.com/ ()
Lineup / Headliners: Cardi B, Ozuna, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Brytiago, Amenazzy, Alex Rose, De La Ghetto, Cazzu
Reggaeton festival returns to Rosarito Beach for its second year. Bad Bunny will be performing once again.
Dates:August 16-19, 2019
Where: Watkins Glen International, NY
Lineup / Headliners: Jay-Z, The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, Run the Jewels, the Raconteurs, the Head and the Heart, Akon, Chance the Rapper, the Black Keys, Greta Van Fleet, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Imagine Dragons, Janelle Monáe, Common, Cage the Elephant, Courtney Barnett, Vince Staples, Anderson East
Despite the pre-sale slated for April 22 being cancelled, festival organizers have insisted that Woodstock 50 is still happening.
Reading & Leeds Festival
Dates:August 23-25, 2019
Where: Richfield Avenue/Branham Park, Reading/Leeds, England
Tickets: https://www.readingfestival.com/tickets (£69.50 – £205.00)
Lineup / Headliners: Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The Amazons, Billie Eilish, Blossoms, Bowling For Soup, Camelphat, Crucast, Denis Sulta, G Flip, Hayley Kiyoko, Juice WRLD, NOT3S, PVRIS, Stefflon Don, Sundara Karma and Yungblud
After booking Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Panic! At the Disco, Kings Of Leon in 2018, Reading & Leeds has comeback in 2019 with headliners Foo Fighters, The 1975, Post Malone, Post Malone, and Twenty One Pilots.
Dates: August 24-25, 2019
Where: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, New York
Lineup / Headliners: Kamasi Washington, Gary Clark Jr., Leon Bridges, FKA twigs, Jill Scott, Toro Y Moi, Death Grips, Earthgang, Junglepussy, Santigold, Danny Brown, Goldlink, J.I.D
The Brooklyn edition of the Afropunk Festival features headliners Jill Scott, Leon Bridges, FKA Twigs, Kamasi Washington, Santigold, and Gary Clark Jr.
Dates: August 24-25, 2019
Where: Historic Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Washington
Tickets: https://thingnw.org/tickets ($99.50 – $550.00 Admiral Society )
Lineup / Headliners: Violent Femmes, De La Soul, Café Tacvba, Calexico and Iron & Wine, Jeff Tweedy, Khruangbin, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mentalist Scott Silven, Tank and the Bangas, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Japanese Breakfast, Napoleon Dynamite Live!, Snail Mail, John Reilly & Friends, Natasha Lyonne, Architects of Air’s Luminarium, Bunny Ears podcast with Macaulay Culkin, Fontaines D.C., Júníus Meyvant, Lindy West, Makaya McCraven, Todd Barry, Ryley Walker, Bedouine, An Officer and a Gentleman Live Read, The Tobolowsky Files podcast with Stephen Tobolowsky, Caspar Babypants, Too Beautiful To Live with Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh, Black Belt Eagle Scout, The Black Tones, Orville Peck, Claire Dederer, Dance Church with Kate Wallich & Amateur Hour
Arising from the ashes of the Sasquatch festival comes Thing. Adam Zacks, founder of Sasquatch, has created another mega festival for the Northwest. Set across three primary stages including a decommissioned zeppelin hangar, the festival boasts the likes of the Violent Femmes, De La Soul, Jeff Tweedy, Calexico and Iron & Wine, and Kurt Vile & the Violators.
Electric Zoo: Evolved
Dates: August 30, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, United States
Tickets: https://wl.seetickets.us/event/Electric-Zoo-2019/373477 ($233 – $1,027 Platinum VIP)
Lineup / Headliners: Diplo, Zedd, Dog Blood (aka Skrillex & Boys Noize), Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Armin Van Buuren, Bear Grillz, Benny Benassi, Cash Cash, Diesel b2b Borgore, Destructo, Eric Prydz, Afrojack, Excision, Flux Pavilion, Golf Clap, GTA, Kaskade, Kill the Noise, Kittens, Kream, 1788-L, NGHTMRE b2b Slander, Wave Dash, Wax Motif, Whethan
NYC’s flagship EDM festival returns to Randall’s Island on Labor Day Weekend.
Made in America Festival
Dates: August 31, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Where: Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, United States
Tickets: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0200556FCDAD66B0 ($175 – $725)
Lineup / Headliners: Travis Scott, Cardi B, Juice WRLD, James Blake, Kaskade, Anderson.Paak & the Free Nationals, Kodak Black, Bazzi, Jorja Smith, Blueface, Pink Sweat$, Jacob Banks, Kaytranada, Grace Carter, Kayzo, Tierra Whack, Roddy Ricch, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
The Jay-Z curated festival is back for its eighth year. Hip-Hop superstars Travis Scott and Cardi B headline this year’s concert.
Dates: September 28, 2019
Where: Arrowood Farms, Accord, New York
Tickets: https://woodsistfest.eventbrite.com/ ($75)
Lineup / Headliners: Whitney, Real Estate, Woods, Kevin Morby, Hand Habits, Waxahatchee, Bonny Doon, Wet Tuna, Anna St. Louis
Woodsist (label of Woods) returns after a three year hiatus. This year’s festival takes place in Accord, New York and features headliners Whitney, Real Estate, Woods, and Kevin Morby.
Austin City Limits
Dates: October 4-6, 2019 and October 11-13, 2019
Where: Austin, TX
Tickets: https://www.aclfestival.com/tickets/ (Ticket info has not yet been revealed)
Lineup / Headliners: https://www.aclfestival.com/lineup/ (The lineup has not yet been revealed. We’ll update the post once it’s announced.)