The best time of the year is almost here, say hello to Summer! For ultimate music fanatics like myself that means only one thing:

Music Festivals!

Yes, this summer is full of festivals, concerts, and new music all around the world. Want to find out which ones are occurring in the US? Here’s a short list of some of the most famous and adventurous ones.

1) Bonnaroo


Location: Manchester, Tennesee

Date: June 12-15

Located in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo is one of the largest Summer Festivals in the United States. Running June 12- 15, it is four days of non-stop music and music fanatics. It is also one of the best festivals for camping. There are even street artists, tie-dye, carousels, and fun water slides thrown out on the lawn!

Line Up: Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Skrillex, Frank Ocean, Vampire Weekend, Pheonix, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, and more!

2) Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival

Location: Memphis Tennessee

Date: May 2-4

Beale street is known to be one of the most eclectic festivals with extremely talented musicians. Featuring over 60 acts on 4 stages, the festival has actually been nominated for a Concert Industry Award for the Music Festival of the Year.

Line Up: Kid Rock, Foster The People, Snoop Lion, Avenged Sevenfold, and more!

3) Sasquatch! Festival

Sasquatch! Festival

Location: Gorge, Washington

Date: May 23-35

Located in the wonderful city of Gorge, Washington, the festival is most famous for selling out in less than 90 minutes. Usually running throughout Memorial Day Weekend, this festival’s emphasis is on indie rock bands, alternative rock, hip hop, and singer/songwriters. Sasquatch! was voted as one of the “Top 10 Summer Music Festivals in the US”.

Line Up: Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Foster The People, Jack White, Kaskade, Kid Cudi, and more!

4) Warped Tour

Warped Tour

Location: North America

Date: June 14- August 3

This is one of the few festivals that actually travels to different locations, all throughout North America. Stopping in more than 40 cities for a total of 8 weeks, this year the tour  is celebrating its 20th year. The acts range from pop, to metal core, to pop punk and electronic.

Line Up: Mayday Parade, The Devil Wears Prada, Nick Santino, Young Statues, Breathe Carolina, Cute is What We Aim For, and more!

5) Lollapalooza


Location: Chicago

Dates: August 1-3

Lollapalooza is one of the most famous teen festivals in the country. Located in the historic Grant Park, Lolla is a three day cultural experience, with 115 acres that run between Downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan. The festival even has it’s own public transportation that you can use to get to the park.

Line Up: Eminem, OutKast, Calvin Harris, Lord, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Nas, Childish Gambino, and more!

What are you waiting for? Head to StudentUniverse and book your ticket to one of the cities and enjoy an unforgettable summer! Reward yourself for being a hard working student during the year and go have some fun with your friends. Meet new people, discover new artists, and forget about your worries for a while! Don’t let me stop you there, these are just a few of my favorite line ups! There are many concerts going on this summer that are yet to be discovered. Enjoy your summer, think smart, and have a safe and amazing musical festival experience!


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