Music festivals are taking the country by storm as the sneak peaks upcoming chart hits, new artists, and even upcoming fashion trends.

  1. Sasquatch
    The first of the music festivals to start the summer is held in Washington’s beautiful Gorge amphitheatre near the Columbia River. Enjoy the natural beauty while listening to bands such as Bon Iver, Feist, Fun., and Beck. Also, they boast it’s trendy Portland roots with The Shins and comedy from the cast of the television show Portlandia. The festival takes places over Memorial Day Weekend May 25-28. Tickets are $315 for a four-day pass, which includes standard camping. For the full line-up and other ticket options go to their website.
  2. Bonaroo
    This festival probably the southern Coachella, which in other words means it’s huge! Held in Manchester, Tennessee from June 7-10, just a few bands headlining the festival is Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, and Foster the People. Four-day pass tickets can still be purchased here. for $259.50.
  3. Governor’s Ball
    This is a smaller independent festival in Randall’s Island, New York City from June 23-24. The band’s highlighting this year’s festival is Beck, Passion Pit, Kid Kudi, and Modest Mouse. You can buy a two-day pass for $180 here.
  4. The Outside Lands
    This is a newer festival with just two year under its belt held in the Golden Gate Bridge Park in San Francisco. The three-day festival from August 10-12 will feature Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Foo Fighters, Ragina Spektor, and Jack White to just name a few. You can buy a three-day pass for $225 here.
  5. Lolapalooza
    Another massive and well-known music festival, Lolapalooza is held in Grant Park in Chicago from August 3-5. The festival will have bands such as The Black Keys, Florence + The Machine, Avicii, andThe Weekend. Most regular three-day passes are sold out, but there are some tickets left, and can be purchased here.
  6. Pitchfork
    This is another music festival in Chicago, but at Union Park held over July 13-15. It’s put on by the website that dishes all the latest on the independent music scene. This alternative music festival will feature bands like Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend, and Feist. Only one-day passes are left for $45 each, and can be purchased here.
  7. Bumbershoot
    This is one of the oldest and most established of the festivals. It brings the summer of festivals to a close from September 1-3 in Seattle. The festival will feature artists like Gotye, Tony Bennett, City of Color, Keane, and Awolnation. Three-day passes can be purchased here for $110.
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