It’s another incredible week of lineup announcements from Canada to Belgium to Spain to Montana! Summer will be here before you know it, so it’s time to start planning for your next adventure.
When: July 5-8, 2018
Where: Werchter, Belgium
The Scene: For over 40 years, Belgian festies have descended onto tiny town of Werchter for this annual 4-day tribute to rock, pop, and everything loud. If there's a headliner you want to this summer, it's a strong bet they'll be at Rock Werchter which curates one of the best lineups of the summer. The delicious Belgian beer flows like water here, and yes, they do have waffles, along with a massive main stage, two tent stages, and one wild dance arena.
The Lineup: Alice in Chains, Arctic Monkeys, CHVRCHES, Courteeners, First Aid Kit, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, George Ezra, Gorillaz, IDLES, Jack Johnson, Jack White, James Bay, Marshmello, MGMT, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Nine Inch Nails, Parov Stelar, Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Rae Sremmurd, Rival Sons, Snow Patrol, Stone Sour, The Killers, The Vaccines, Vince Staples, Wolf Alice
More Info: Rock Werchter 2018 Website
When: July 5-15, 2018
Where: Quebec City, QC
The Scene: For those of you seeking a music festival and a taste of old world charm, check out the mammoth Quebec City Summer Festival. Stretching for an astounding eleven days, historic Quebec City is overrun by an astounding 1.5 million fans. There’s plenty of other activities happening in Canada’s French-iest city. As they say on their website: “During the Festival, the whole city is celebrating!”
More Info: Quebec City Summer Festival 2018 Website
When: July 28-29, 2018
Where: Detroit, MI
The Scene: This two-day festival welcomes 30,000 festies to West Riverfront Park in downtown Detroit. Alumni of the fest include Chromeo, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Iron & Wine, Alt-J, Run The Jewels, Solange, Phantogram, Vance Joy, and Foster the People.
More Info: MoPop Festival 2018 Website
When: July 20-22, 2018
Where: Seattle, WA
The Scene: Starting life as a modest block party, this festival is now a highlight of the Seatttle summer festival scene. The Capitol Hill neighborhood shines as the host of this three day collection of outdoor shows, food tastings, and indie rock.
More Info: Capitol Hill Block Party 2018 Website
When: July 19-22. 2018
Where: Benicassim, Spain
The Scene: It's all about the music and the beach at The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, or FIB as it's more commonly called. Nearby surf and sand is where festies spend the day on the shores of some of Spain's finest seaside spots. Bands usually start in the early evening and in Spanish fashion, the festival lasts until the morning catching artists like Beck, Radiohead, Kraftwerk, The Stone Roses, Brian Wilson, Blur, Lou Reed, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Morrissey, Sigur Rós, and The Strokes.
The Lineup: Bastille, Belle & Sebastian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Liam Gallagher, Madness, Nothing But Thieves, Parquet Courts, Pet Shop Boys, Princess Nokia, The Killers, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Wolf Alice
Tickets: Buy tickets here
More Info: Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2018 Website
When: August 4-5, 2018
Where: Missoula, MT
The Scene: Travelers' Rest, a new festival out of Montana, is hosted by indie rock stalwarts, The Decemberists, who put together a small, but incredible indie rock lineup. Singer Colin Meloy's hometown of Missoula is where the festival takes place, at the Big Sky Brewing Amphitheater. The Decemberists headline both nights of the festival.
More Info: Travelers’ Rest Festival 2018 Website
When: August 10-11, 2018
Where: Barcelona, Spain
The Scene: Combined with an extensive focus on art and sustainability, DGTL returns for the next edition in Barcelona’s Parc del Fòrum in Barcelona. A carefully thought-out selection of in-demand headliners, local acts and breakthrough artists are featured each year, typically featuring 60 artists over four stages.
More Info: DGTL Festival Barcelona 2018 Website
When: June 2-3, 2018
Where: Toronto, ON
The Scene: The boutique Field Trip brings a stellar lineup inside the gorgeous confines of Toronto’s Historic Fort York & Garrison Common. Field Trip highlights the city’s best culinary offerings, as well as collaborative explorations on the themes of visual art, technology, fashion and more.
More Info: Field Trip 2018 Website
When: August 2-5, 2018
Where: Darrington, WA
The Scene: A multi-day grassroots festival, Summer Meltdown features four stages of music and onsite camping with river access and tubing. There's rafting, helicopter rides, and horseback riding in between the tunes, along with a lush woodland venue, making this an amazing summertime getaway.
More Info: Summer Meltdown 2018 Website
When: June 2-3, 2018
Where: Paris, France
The Scene: We Love Green makes it clear from its name that this festival is committed to the environment. Held in a beautiful park located in the heart of Paris, the two-day festival welcomes a curated lineup of indie rock gold. The Think Thank, located at the center of the festival, strives to promote environmental innovation and encourage the exchange of ideas with scientists, activists, and artists.
Tickets: Buy tickets here
More Info: We Love Green 2018 Website