18 Festivals Worth Ditching Work For This Labor Day Weekend
By / August 30, 2022

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This is it, festival family. The end of summer. Let’s go out on a high note with this stacked selection of Labor Day lineups from across the world and if you are in the mood to keep that festival feeling throughout the autumn, check our preview over here of what’s going down this fall.

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Made In America Festival 2022

When: September 3-4, 2022

Where: Philadelphia, PA


The Scene: Jay-Z curates the Philadelphia based Made in America Festival over Labor Day Weekend. The two-day event, now in its eighth year features a superstar roster with everything from hip-hop to rock to pop to electronic.



More Info: Made In America Festival 2022 Guide


North Coast Music Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Chicago, IL


The Scene: North Coast Music Festival is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago that have presented everything from small shows to selling out large scale concerts. Summer's Last Stand descends upon Union Park during Labor Day Weekend with the world's electronic, house, jam-band, indie, and hip-hop communities.



More Info: North Coast Music Festival 2022 Guide


Electric Zoo 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: New York City, NY


The Scene: Electric Zoo is New York City’s premier electronic music festival every Labor Day weekend. With stacked artists ranging from bass to techno and everything in between, Electric Zoo promises to not disappoint attendees. As the largest and longest-running electronic festival in the city, the park transforms into an electronic playground for a three-day jammed pack festival.



More Info: Electric Zoo 2022 Guide


Rocklahoma 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Pryor, OK


The Scene: Looking for a contemplative weekend of drum circles and mellow campfire jams -- then Rocklahoma is your nightmare. The only thing more legendary than the lineup at Rocklahoma are the campground ragers. Contests throughout the weekend inspire party animals to fully trick out their campsite in creative and often, puzzling ways.



More Info: Rocklahoma 2022 Guide


ARC Music Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Chicago, IL


The Scene: This second-year fest promises to bring the global scene to the birthplace of house music.



More Info: ARC Music Festival 2022 Guide


Live on the Green 2022

When: September 1-5, 2022

Where: Nashville, TN


The Scene: Live On The Green is a free, outdoor music festival held in downtown Nashville.


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More Info: Live on the Green 2022 Guide


Nelsonville Music Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Nelsonville, OH


The Scene: The laidback Nelsonville Music Festival mixes small regional bands, under the radar acts, and national headliners for a weekend of music in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio. One of the best kept secrets in Southeast Ohio, the four stage fest brings back fans year after year with its intimate vibe.



More Info: Nelsonville Music Festival 2022 Guide


ILLFest 2022

When: September 3-4, 2022

Where: Austin, TX


The Scene: ILLfest brings some of the world's best electronic musicians to the Travis County Expo Center in Austin. Art installations and trippy sights are around every corner at this two-day festival.



More Info: ILLFest 2022 Guide


Adirondack Independence Music Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Lake George, NY


The Scene: This three day, multi-band event will feature several of the premiere touring bands currently on the festival circuit. Located at the beautiful Charles R. Wood Festival Commons in the heart of Lake George, NY, the festival prides itself on high-quality production and an amazing atmosphere that is suitable for all ages.



More Info: Adirondack Independence Music Festival 2022 Guide


All In Music Festival 2022

When: September 3-4, 2022

Where: Indianapolis, IN


The Scene: A two-day music and culture festival experience taking place over Labor Day weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center.



More Info: All In Music Festival 2022 Guide


HOCO Fest 2022

When: September 1-4, 2022

Where: Tucson, AZ


The Scene: Even without a full-blown indie rock festival, downtown Tucson is the best spot to party in Arizona. HOCO (short for Hotel Congress) is a legendary hotel, well known for its stiff drinks, trivia nights, and the spot where John Dillinger was captured in 1934.


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More Info: HOCO Fest 2022 Guide


Earl Scruggs Music Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Mill Spring, NC


The Scene: Bringing the best of bluegrass, Americana, and roots music together with fans who have a true appreciation for the music, the Earl Scruggs Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of Mr. Scruggs’ incredible contributions and the rich musical culture of the region.


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More Info: Earl Scruggs Music Festival 2022 Guide


Superbloom Festival München 2022

When: September 3-4, 2022

Where: Munich, Germany


The Scene: With a breathtaking festival setting in Munich's Olympiapark, Superbloom is an event for all the senses where music meets art, culture, and lifestyle.



More Info: Superbloom Festival München 2022 Guide


Dimensions 2022

When: September 1-5, 2022

Where: Tisno, Croatia


The Scene: As the sun sets on summer, underground electronic fans flock to Tisno for the last major music fest of the Croatian summer scene. A spin-off of the hugely popular Outlook Festival, diehards can stack these two festival weekends together for one mega-run of electronic goodness.



More Info: Dimensions 2022 Guide


End of the Road Festival 2022

When: September 1-4, 2022

Where: Tollard Royal, UK


The Scene: Indie rock and folk are the hallmarks of this Dorset festival which takes place at the end of the season. It's hosted at the Larmer Tree Gardens and features four stages.



More Info: End of the Road Festival 2022 Guide


Electric Picnic 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Laois, Ireland


The Scene: Ireland's mega-festival crams in so much music and activities into three short days, that you'll be hard-pressed to sample everything over the weekend. Besides having one of the best lineups of the year, there's endless fields of camping along with forested glades inhabited by late night revelers. From partying at a pirate ship to secret shows in the chapel to drinking in the Trailer Park, this is an unforgettable festival.



More Info: Electric Picnic 2022 Guide


Sundown Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Norwich, UK


The Scene: The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season with one last party in the sun, Sundown Festival hosts only the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts across a weekend of music and mayhem.


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More Info: Sundown Festival 2022 Guide


Cala Mijas Festival 2022

When: September 1-3, 2022

Where: Cala Mijas, Spain


The Scene: An all new Spanish festival heads to the sun-drenched shores of Malaga. Cala Mijas will feature camping and music on the legendary shores of the Costa del Sol.



More Info: Cala Mijas Festival 2022 Guide


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