The Festival Passport from Live Nation goes on sale next week, offering 2500 lucky fans the opportunity to go to 100+ festivals around the world for a price tag of $999. Is it worth that kind of money? Below, we serve up a sampler of 50 of our favorite lineup posters coming up in 2018.
You need to register through the official website by April 12th at 8pm PST. The Festival Passport goes on sale April 17th at 8am PST.
When: August 2-5, 2018
Where: Chicago, IL
The Scene: It’s loud. It’s messy. It’s Lollapalooza. You got to hand it Perry Farrell, the bizarre and quirky visionary who reinvented the American music festival with Lollapalooza, first taking it on the road in the last century and then putting down stakes in Chicago. Despite a firm homebase in the Windy City, Lolla hasn’t forgotten its traveling roots with editions in South America and Europe.
The Lineup: Arctic Monkeys, BØRNS, Bruno Mars, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Cigarettes After Sex, Dillon Francis, Excision, Franz Ferdinand, Galantis, Jack White, James Bay, Lykke Li, Odesza, Parquet Courts, Portugal. the Man, Slaves, St. Vincent, The National, The Vaccines, The Weeknd, Tycho, Vampire Weekend, Walk the Moon, Zedd
More Info: Lollapalooza Chicago 2018 Guide
When: May 25-28, 2018
Where: George, WA
The Scene: Much like its namesake, the Sasqutach Festival resides in the northwest, is completely legendary, and sought after by fans from all over the world. The Memorial Day weekend powerhouse now stretches over four days in a trippy Washington wasteland that would be considered desolate if The Gorge didn’t provide one of the greatest natural stages known to man.
More Info: Sasquatch Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 7-10, 2018
Where: Manchester, TN
The Scene: Over the last decade, no other US music festival has captured the spirit of large greenfield gatherings like the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Bonnaroo burst onto the scene grabbing headlines along with our hearts as we watched it grow from scrappy newcomer to a full fledged anchor of the summer. It may not be the oldest or the largest, but Bonnaroo is the spirit of the quintessential American music festival. Long live The Roo.
The Lineup: Alt-J, Bassnectar, Bon Iver, Broken Social Scene, Eminem, First Aid Kit, Future, Kaskade, Muse, Old Crow Medicine Show, Paramore, Pond, Sheryl Crow, The Killers, Thundercat, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
More Info: Bonnaroo Music Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 8-10, 2018
Where: Donington Park, UK
The Scene: It's loud. It’s crazy. Download isn't pretty and the metal fans that make the annual pilgrimage to the spiritual home of rock in Dongington Park wouldn't have it any other way. The largest rock and metal festival in the UK has featured genre legends like Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, Motörhead, and System of a Down.
The Lineup: Avenged Sevenfold, Baroness, Body Count, Bullet For My Valentine, Guns N' Roses, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Kreator, Less Than Jake, Marilyn Manson, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Shinedown, The Hives, Volbeat
More Info: Download Festival 2018 Guide
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 Guide
When: May 18-21, 2018
Where: Las Vegas, NV
The Scene: The Electric Daisy Carnival brings all the glitter and glam of Las Vegas to this three-day celebration of electronic music. Now a worldwide phenomenon, there's no place like home for the flagship version of EDC, which shows off hundreds of performers set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival.
The Lineup: A-Trak, Afrojack, Andy C, Armin Van Buuren, Boys Noize, Dash Berlin, Diplo, Don Diablo, Eric Prydz, Excision, Hardwell, Kaskade, Loco Dice, Lost Frequencies, Maceo Plex, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Paul Van Dyk, R3hab, Yellow Claw, Zedd, Zeds Dead
More Info: Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2018 Guide
When: June 21-24, 2018
Where: Isle of Wight, UK
The Scene: The legendary Isle of Wight Festival is the traditional kick-off to the UK summer festival season. Europe's equivalent of Woodstock started in 1968 and has hosted rock and roll royalty like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and Coldplay.
More Info: Isle of Wight Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 1-3, 2018
Where: New York City, NY
The Scene: New York City struggled for years to land a proper mega-festival and finally found the perfect partner with The Governor’s Ball. Taking place on the Hudson River on Randall’s Island, festival fans can settle back and enjoy the show with the unforgettable NYC skyline as the backdrop.
More Info: Governors Ball Music Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 29-July 1, 2018
Where: Beuningen, Netherlands
The Scene: Lose yourself at Down the Rabbit Hole. Set on the edge of a lake (yes, there is swimming) this indie rock bonanza in The Netherlands is one of MFW's favorite fests of the summer. All of the main stages are placed under massive circus tents so no need to worry about the famous rains of the region.
The Lineup: Calexico, First Aid Kit, Franz Ferdinand, IDLES, Jon Hopkins, MGMT, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Odesza, Portugal. the Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Rival Sons, St. Vincent, The Black Madonna, Thee Oh Sees
More Info: Down The Rabbit Hole 2018 Guide
When: June 21-July 1, 2018
Where: Rothbury, MI
The Scene: The legendary Sherwood Forest, beloved by music festival fans around the world, sets the backdrop to Electric Forest. Located on the Double JJ Ranch in Michigan, Electric Forest has grown into a full-on destination fest. At night, the Sherwood Forest becomes alive with lights, art, and the creativity of the fans.
More Info: Electric Forest 2018 Guide
When: June 29-July 8, 2018
Where: Glasgow, Scotland
The Scene: Scotland's newest mega-festival moved into Glasgow to fill the void left by the legendary T in the Park. Now stretching over two weekends, TRNSMT has already made a name for itself by assembling a world-class roster of talent along with multiple UK exclusives.
More Info: TRNSMT Festival 2018 Guide
When: August 31-September 2, 2018
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 2018 Guide
When: June 15-17, 2018
Where: Landgraaf, The Netherlands
The Scene: Delighting the Netherlands since 1970, Pinkpop is the old and longest running annual dedicated pop and rock music festival in the world. 60,000 festies a day show up for the three-day festival to groove out to music on 4 separate stages.
More Info: Pinkpop 2018 Guide
When: June 22-24, 2018
Where: Dessel, Belgium
The Scene: When it comes to metal festivals, there's few that can match the worldwide reputation of the famous Graspop Metal Meeting. 150,000 hard core festival fans make their way to Dessel for a weekend of hard rock, punk, metal, and everything else that's loud. The only thing wilder than this four-day festival is the camping. Bring a tent!
The Lineup: Avenged Sevenfold, Body Count, Bullet For My Valentine, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Kreator, Less Than Jake, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Parkway Drive, Shinedown, The Darkness, Volbeat
More Info: Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 Guide
When: July 15, 2018
Where: London, UK
The Scene: This all day indie rock bonanza is one of UK's most popular single day fests. Taking place the day after the iconic Lovebox Festival, the sister festivals give Londoners a solid weekend of music.
More Info: Citadel Festival 2018 Guide
When: August 23-26, 2018
Where: Daresbury, UK
The Scene: With two decades spent at the forefront of electronic music, there's not many festivals in the world that can compare to the behemoth that is Creamfields. The UK fests features 300 artists performing across a mind-blowing 30 stages with over 70,000 festies in attendance. Every summer, this four-day festival unleashes a lineup that covers the full spectrum of dance music.
The Lineup: A-Trak, Above & Beyond, Alesso, Andy C, Armin Van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Carl Cox, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Don Diablo, Duke Dumont, Fatboy Slim, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Loco Dice, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Paul Van Dyk, Sigma, The Black Madonna, The Chainsmokers, W&W
More Info: Creamfields 2018 Guide
When: June 1-3, 2018
Where: Mendig, Germany
The Scene: The simultaneous Rock Am Park/Rock Im Ring is Germany's largest mega-festival with a combined attendance of 150,000 at both festivals. The same artists play two different locations during the first weekend in June. Festivals may evolve and change over the years, but rock music will always remain the core of these festivals.
The Lineup: Avenged Sevenfold, Baroness, Body Count, Bullet For My Valentine, Chase & Status, Enter Shikari, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, Jimmy Eat World, Kreator, Marilyn Manson, Milky Chance, Muse, Nothing But Thieves, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Shinedown, Snow Patrol, Stone Sour, The Bloody Beetroots, Thirty Seconds to Mars
More Info: Rock Am Ring 2018 Guide
When: August 23-26, 2018
Where: Leeds, UK
The Scene: It's double the love when the dual weekend Reading and Leeds Festival arrive in late August. The mega-fests feature the same lineup in the same weekend in two different UK locations. The roster is always packed with one of the strongest rock and alternative schedules of the summer.
More Info: Leeds Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 13-15, 2018
Where: Dublin, Ireland
The Scene: Dublin's largest outdoor music festival takes place every third weekend of July in Marlay Park. Longitude has hosted loads of acts in the last five years including Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Bastille, Kendrick Lamar, The National, and The Weeknd.
More Info: Longitude Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 15-17, 2018
Where: Paris, France
The Scene: The UK based Download Festival crosses the channel to Paris for their latest edition. Taking place in the south of Paris, the camping festival brings some of the biggest names in the world to France for a weekend of kick-ass music.
More Info: Download Festival France 2018 Guide
When: July 12-14, 2018
Where: Scranton, PA
The Scene: Back in 1999, jam band The Disco Biscuits, were tired of playing opening slots so they created their own festival and curated the lineup with like-minded artists. Now nearly two decades later, Camp Bisco is a highly anticipated event on the east coast. Now held at Montage Mountain in Pennsylvania, expect a wild weekend with some of the best in the modern-day jam and electronic scene.
More Info: Camp Bisco 2018 Guide
When: June 23-24, 2018
Where: Toronto, ON
The Scene: Wake up! It’s time for the annual Dreams Festival on East Island in Toronto. The two-day EDM bash dances up a sandstorm on Echo Beach along with smaller stages tucked around the venue. Celebrate the Canada Day holiday weekend in style at this 19+ event.
More Info: Dreams Festival 2018 Guide
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 Guide
When: July 13-15, 2018
Where: Louisville, KY
The Scene: An annual gathering that's equal parts music, arts, and activism, Forecastle takes place at Louisville’s Waterfront Park, attracting over 75,000 attendees annually. Featuring alumni like Outkast, Jack White, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Beck, Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, and The Flaming Lips makes this a stellar summer event. And because it's Kentucky, there's definitely a taste of the state's famous liquor in the Bourbon Lodge.
More Info: Forecastle Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 6-8, 2018
Where: Arras, France
The Scene: The first weekend of July is full of French festivals and one of those standouts is Main Square. Situated at the stunning Citadelle Vauban, this mainstream dose of rock/pop/electronic boasts an impressive alumni list like Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Placebo, Muse, and Metallica.
More Info: Main Square Festival 2018 Guide
When: May 11-13, 2018
Where: Atlanta, GA
The Scene: Hosted at the center of the 1996 Olympics at Centennial Park in Atlanta,Georgia, Shaky Beats Festival was created as an EDM shoot off of its sister alt-rock festival ‘Shaky Knees.’ Featuring dance music and top tier artists, Shaky Beats fills the prior void of Southern EDM festivals.
More Info: Shaky Beats Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 27-29, 2018
Where: Kelowna, BC
The Scene: Mixing a music festival and sports (and bikinis) is a winning combination for this festival in Kelowana, British Columbia. EDM and hip-hop artists play against a backdrop of beaches, volleyball, wakeboarding, and mountain biking professional atheletes.
More Info: Center of Gravity 2018 Guide
When: April 28-29, 2018
Where: Cincinnati, OH
The Scene: International superstars, The National, return to their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, playing two unique sets over two nights. They'll be joined by 20+ artists along with city-wide performances and other surprises!
More Info: The National Homecoming 2018 Guide
When: July 12-15, 2018
Where: Suffolk, UK
The Scene: The pioneering Latitude festival is of the UK's favorite mega-festivals. The world class lineup is mixed with comedy, literature, poetry, and theater -- all set in the fairytale setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside. One of the highlights of the festival season, Latitude is sure to have something for everyone.
More Info: Latitude Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 21-23, 2018
Where: Copenhagen, Denmark
The Scene: A former shipyard in the Scandinavian capitol of Denmark is transformed into a metalhead mecca for three days every June. Born in 2010, Copenhell has quickly grown into one of Northern Europe's premier metal events. The full-blown city festival is only a short 10-minute bike ride from Copenhagen's city center.
More Info: Copenhell 2018 Guide
When: September 8-9, 2018
Where: Berlin, Germany
The Scene: Since its inception in 1991, Lollapalooza has continued to grow from it’s U.S. based festival circuit to additional cities in countries across the globe. As the first European city to host Lollapalooza outside of the U.S., Berlin began its entrance into the Lollapalooza festival tour in 2015, and has since grown to over 70,000 attendees.
More Info: Lollapalooza Berlin 2018 Guide
When: June 28-30, 2018
Where: Madrid, Spain
The Scene: With a successful flagship festival in the UK, Download Festival has expanded onto the continent with new editions in France and Spain. Download Madrid keeps the signature spirit of the festival boasting a heavy metal and rock lineup that is always out of this world.
More Info: Download Festival Spain 2018 Guide
When: July 21-22, 2018
Where: Paris, France
The Scene: Since its inception in 1991, Lollapalooza has continued to grow from its U.S. based festival circuit to additional cities in countries across the globe. In 2016, Lollapalooza was introduced to Paris and continues to host a myriad of different international and local acts spanning all genres.
The Lineup: Catfish and the Bottlemen, Depeche Mode, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Fidlar, Gorillaz, Krewella, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Nothing But Thieves, Parov Stelar, Portugal. the Man, RL Grime, The Killers
More Info: Lollapalooza Paris 2018 Guide
When: July 14-15, 2018
Where: Birmingham, AL
The Scene: This Alabama summertime festival pulls its name from the venue – The Sloss Furnaces – a national historic landmark of Birmingham. Over two days, fans are treated to a solid lineup of Americana, jam, indie rock, soul, and EDM.
More Info: Sloss Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 13-14, 2018
Where: London, UK
The Scene: Held in London's Gunnersbury Park, Lovebox is a celebration of the best of British and international music, dance, and the arts. Founded by DJs Groove Armada, Lovebox pushes out a world-class lineup of electronic and dance music or as they call it - flamboyant mayhem.
More Info: Lovebox 2018 Guide
When: August 17-19, 2018
Where: Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
The Scene: Although it’s officially called A Campingflight to Lowlands Paradise, most fans simply call it Lowlands. The annual 3-day music and camping festival is held just 40 miles outside of Amsterdam and covers a wide range of genres. The festival calls itself “a true backpacker’s Garden Of Eden and Holland’s most adventurous cultural outdoorevent, offering a cutting edge choice of only the best in alternative music, film, stand-up comedy, visual arts, literature and street theatre.”
More Info: Lowlands Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 5-7, 2018
Where: Frauenfeld, Switzerland
The Scene: Hip-hop takes over Switzerland for this mammoth weekend of music. With over 100000 attendees annually, this is widely considered the largest openair festival in Switzerland as well as the largest hip-hop music festival in Europe.
More Info: Openair Frauenfeld 2018 Guide
When: June 9-10, 2018
Where: Manchester, UK
The Scene: One of the most popular fests in the northwest of the UK, Parklife delivers a massive party to Manchester. Teaming up with some of the top clubbing brands in the world, each stage has its own unique flavor. In total, there's 16 stages of music fronted by some of the biggest bands in the world.
More Info: Parklife Festival 2018 Guide
When: July 6-7, 2018
Where: Surrey, BC
The Scene: Western Canada's largest urban music festival promises an edgy, high-caliber lineup and state-of-the-art stages for this annual two day festival. Held at Surrey's Holland Park just outside Vancouver, FVDED brings in 40,000 attendees to catch a mix of electronic and hip-hop artists.
More Info: FVDED in the Park 2018 Guide
When: July 19-22, 2018
Where: Scranton, PA
The Scene: Started by the Allman Brothers in 2012, The Peach Music Festival proudly plays out the jams at Montage Mountain just outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The spirit of Greg Allman (who died in 2017), still lives out with a lineup that always brings in the big names from this genre.
More Info: The Peach Music Festival 2018 Guide
When: August 17-18, 2018
Where: Chelmsford, UK
The Scene: Rising up from the ashes of the V Festival, the brand new RiZe Festival brings together an exciting mix of the very best music from classic indie, pop, urban, dance and new upcoming talent across four stages. The two-day fest promises to be an incredible weekend of live music plus a huge hub of the best food and drink on the festival circuit.
More Info: RiZE Festival 2018 Guide
When: September 29-30, 2018
Where: Asbury Park, NJ
The Scene: A new festival is washing up on the Jersey shore this autumn. The debut Sea.Hear.Now Festival will bring 25+ bands to three stages three stages at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park. Catch all this music along with a bunch of surfers and art in September.
More Info: Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2018 Guide
When: May 4–6, 2018
Where: Atlanta, GA
The Scene: Drawing in nearly 40,000 attendees, Shaky Knees Festival brings a highly desired indie scene to the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. In an era where most festival headliners feature a variation of EDM/DJ acts, Shaky Knees lives to show another side of modern day music.
The Lineup: Cake, Courtney Barnett, Fleet Foxes, Franz Ferdinand, Jack White, Japandroids, Jimmy Eat World, Lord Huron, Parquet Courts, Queens of the Stone Age, Rival Sons, Tenacious D, The Black Angels, The National, The War on Drugs, Vance Joy, Waxahatchee
More Info: Shaky Knees Festival 2018 Guide
When: June 6-9, 2018
Where: Solvesborg, Sweden
The Scene: Established in 1992, this rock and metal festival brings genre legends to Sweden for a wicked weekend. Previous alumni like Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard, Judas Pries, and Whitesnake have all played this fest.
More Info: Sweden Rock Festival 2018 Guide
When: May 17-19, 2018
Where: Brighton, UK
The Scene: This Brighton showcase extravaganza, founded in 2016, brings in 400+ artists to 30+ venues for a weekend of musical discovery. Spotlight shows, secret gigs, club nights and spontaneous collaborations are just a part of a packed weekend of new music.
The Lineup: BØRNS
More Info: The Great Escape 2018 Guide
When: June 2, 2018
Where: Philadelphia, PA
The Scene: Roots Picnic, named after its founders and iconic hip-hop legends, The Roots, takes place at Philadelphia’s Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing. Expanding into New York, they have made it clear the festival will always keep its roots in Philadelphia where it has helped grow the cultural landscape. Although founded by hip-hop icons, the festival features a diverse lineup of R&B, rap, and indie alternative.
The Lineup: The Roots
More Info: Roots Picnic 2018 Guide
When: August 9-11, 2018
Where: Goteborg, Sweden
The Scene: Way Out West welcomes some of the largest bands in the world to Sweden every August in Goteborg. The lovely Slottsskogen Park is home to the eco-friendly fest and a super chill Swedish crowd of festies.
More Info: Way Out West 2018 Guide
When: August 4-5, 2018
Where: Calgary, AB
The Scene: The largest outdoor EDM event in Western Canada returns to Alberta for this two-day annual electronic in August. Take advantage of the last days of summer to party at the Max Bell Centre in Calgary and dance from sunrise to sundown with this jam-packed lineup.
More Info: Chasing Summer 2018 Guide
When: August 2-5, 2018
Where: Oxfordshire, UK
The Scene: The inspired Wilderness Festival welcomes festies to a British boutique experience in a stunning nature reserve. Everyone is invited to be part of a community and a celebration with a 'vast and unique program that celebrates each art with equal significance.' A truly unique summer festival in Oxfordshire.
More Info: Wilderness Festival 2018 Guide