85+ Best Music Festival Lineup Posters for August [2019]
By / May 8, 2019

Wacken 2019

When: August 1-3, 2019

Where: Wacken, Germany

The Scene: It's been dubbed The Mecca of Heavy Metal Culture. For three days in August, the population of the tiny town of Wacken swells from 2,000 to 75,000 for this annual gathering of German metalheads. This monster of a festival started off small in 1990 as a showcase for local bands, but has become a juggernaut of the metal festival scene.

More Info: Wacken 2019 Guide

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2019

When: August 1-3, 2019

Where: Beauly, Scotland

The Scene: Head to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend of music and fun at the Tartan Heart Festival. This three day camping festival features a wild range of music from national acts on the main stage to an amazing array of traditional talent on the Grassroots stage. There’s so much to do here besides the music like comedy, wrestling, poetry readings, movie sing-a-longs, art presentations, and whisky tastings.

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More Info: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2019 Guide

The Werk Out 2019

When: August 1-3, 2019

Where: Thornville, OH

The Scene: The Werks may spend most of the year touring, but they always find time to return home to Ohio for their annual festival. Held at Legend Valley, the annual camping event includes multiple sets by the hosts along with surprises and collaborations by their numerous friends in the jam festival community.

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More Info: The Werk Out 2019 Guide

Hard Summer 2019

When: August 3, 2019

Where: Fontana, CA

The Scene: Founded by Gary Richards, also known as the electronic artist Destructo, Hard Summer thrives each year on the root of its founder’s fame – electronic. Taking place in diverse locations within the Los Angeles city limits since its inaugural year in 2007, the festival has finally found a home at Fontana Speedway where it will be returning each year.

More Info: Hard Summer 2019 Guide

Hinterland Festival 2019

When: August 2-3, 2019

Where: Des Moines, IA

The Scene: Strike out for the uncharted regions of central Iowa and the two-day Hinterland Festival. Located along the scenic Raccoon River, this newcomer to the festival scene has already hosted a number of world class bands including San Fermin, TV on the Radio, Future Islands, Shakey Graves, Dwight Yoakam, and Ryan Adams.

More Info: Hinterland Festival 2019 Guide

Lovefest 2019

When: August 1-3, 2019

Where: Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

The Scene: 'The extremely budget-friendly Lovefest is a solid addition to the quickly growing Balkan electronic music festival circuit. In the United States and England, we have all these archaic laws about noise past midnight, but Serbia has no such qualms, and the music stays bumping literally into the dawn. The gates don’t open until sunset, and it’s empty until around midnight, at which point you can barely move until sunrise.' - 100nightsofsummer.com

More Info: Lovefest 2019 Guide

Let It Roll 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Prague, Czech

The Scene: The world's largest drum and bass festival is a mandatory bucket list stop for fans of the genre. Appearing for the first time on the Czech dance scene in 2003, Let It Roll has become on the most successful festival in the country with diehards visiting from every corner of the globe.

More Info: Let It Roll 2019 Guide

A Summer’s Tale Festival 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

Where: Luhmühlen, Germany

The Scene: 'Immerse yourself in an open-air festival full of facets: where music thrills, art dazzles and stories, where your own creativity is demanded, where individual space is taken for granted, where indulgence and comfort pamper the senses, between birch, reed, heath and lush green meadows...there begins A Summer's Tale.'

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More Info: A Summer’s Tale Festival 2019 Guide

Nature One 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Kastellaun, Germany

The Scene: For their 25th anniversary, Nature One in Germany is going even bigger than ever with 350 DJs and live acts on over 20 stages. Their 100 hectare campsite promises to be just as insane. Massive stage production, the best talent in the world, German sized campgrounds -- what more do you want out of your summer?

More Info: Nature One 2019 Guide

Eastern Electrics 2019

When: August 3-4, 2019

Where: London, UK

The Scene: Undoubtedly one of the largest day festivals in the UK, Eastern Electrics serves up a hearty mix of underground house and techno. Born out of London's warehouse party culture, this festival celebrates artists from the cutting edge to emerging acts.

More Info: Eastern Electrics 2019 Guide

Neverworld 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

Where: Hever, Kent

The Scene: Dive into the Neverworld with this amazing festival just outside of London. Formerly started as a backyard bash called LeeFest, this British boutique fest has evolved into a themed wonderland of pirates, mermaids, and lost boys. Journey into the Neverworld for an unforgettable weekend.

More Info: Neverworld 2019 Guide

Wilderness Festival 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

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.

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More Info: Wilderness Festival 2019 Guide

Arise Music Festival 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Loveland, CO

The Scene: The transformational vibes of positivity and joy flow into the aptly named Loveland in Colorado for the annual ARISE Music Festival. It’s an independent, family-run, leave-no-trace event, which puts as much emphasis on the experience as they do on the seven stages of music. Sunrise Ranch, a 350-acre organic farm in a stunning Colorado mountain valley, is home to the ARISE Festival.

More Info: Arise Music Festival 2019 Guide

Lollapalooza Chicago 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

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.

More Info: Lollapalooza Chicago 2019 Guide

Newport Jazz Festival 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Newport, RI

The Scene: Breaking ground since the mid-1950s, the Newport Jazz Festival has a storied history rivaling that of any other American festival hosting artists like Herbie Hancock, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, Muddy Waters, The Allman Brothers, and Miles Davis. Its current incarnation is three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

More Info: Newport Jazz Festival 2019 Guide

Untold Festival 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

Where: Cluj, Romania

The Scene: The Untold Festival of Romania unfolds its 3rd Chapter this summer in the charming city of Cluj. The heart of Untold is the open air Cluj-Napoca Arena where international superstar electronic headliners play sets until the sun comes up. The soul of the festival lives in Central Park, a shady expanse of trees and grass filled with hammocks, small stages, art, and straight relaxing.

More Info: Untold Festival 2019 Guide

Summer Meltdown 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Solar Weekend 2019

When: August 1-4, 2019

Where: Roermond, Netherlands

The Scene: Solar Weekend began life as a progressive initiative but has since evolved into a creative multi-day festival with an inspiring lineup of artists. The festival is filled with all sorts of adventures including massive water gun battles, fairground rides, and merry-go-rounds. Each year has a theme that ties all the fun-stuff together along with a dizzying array of musical zones to fit your mood.

More Info: Solar Weekend 2019 Guide

VELD Music Festival 2019

When: August 3-4, 2019

Where: Toronto, ON

The Scene: Electronic and hip-hop combine forces in downtown Toronto for this 2-day Canadian festival. Taking place at Downsview Park, this city fest attracts 30,000 festies a day.

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More Info: VELD Music Festival 2019 Guide

Chasing Summer 2019

When: August 3-4, 2019

Where: Calgary, AB

The Scene: The largest outdoor EDM event in Western Canada returns to Alberta for this two-day annual electronic fest 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 2019 Guide

Osheaga 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Montreal, QC

The Scene: Osheaga started as a vision to bring a giant European style festival to Canada. It’s safe to say they've succeeded. Osheaga consistently brings a world-class lineup to the shores of Ile Sainte-Helene during the height of summer. It’s become so popular that organizers have added a second weekend of just metal (Heavy Montreal) and a third weekend of EDM (IleSoniq).

More Info: Osheaga 2019 Guide

Pickathon 2019

When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: Happy Valley, OR

The Scene: Just east of Portland, the magical Pickathon springs up on a rambling farm. Stages that double as art installations not only host bluegrass, but roots and indie artists too. The festival is proudly sustainable, becoming became the first large outdoor music festival in the US to eliminate single-use plates, cups and utensils.

More Info: Pickathon 2019 Guide

Family Piknik 2019

When: August 3-4, 2019

Where: Montpellier, France

The Scene: Bring the kids and your open attitude to the Family Piknik in the south of France. Held annually in Montpellier, this electronic festival aims to include all ages into the world of underground electronic music. Admission is free for anyone under 14, over 55, and people with reduced mobility.

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More Info: Family Piknik 2019 Guide

WeCanDance 2019

When: August 10, 2019

Where: Zeebrugge Beach, Belgium

The Scene: Party on the beach! The Belgian flavored We Can Dance Festival takes place on the sands of sunny Zeebrugge Beach with five mind-blowing stages and electronic heavyweight DJs from around the world. There's a different theme each year and festies are encouraged to dress the part, which may change the atmosphere, but the vibe always remains full dance mode.

More Info: WeCanDance 2019 Guide

Bellwether 2019

When: August 9-10, 2019

Where: Waynesville, Ohio

The Scene: After a successful debut in 2018, the Bellwether Music Festival returns for another weekend of camping and music at the scenic Renaissance Park in Waynesville, Ohio. If you're into indie rock, but not into gigantic mega-fest crowds, check out this hidden gem on the festival circuit.

More Info: Bellwether 2019 Guide

Into The Grave 2019

When: August 9-10, 2019

Where: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The Scene: This Dutch metal festival makes brings out the hard rock during the sunny dog days of August at the foot of the Oldehove (an unfinished medieval tower) in Leeuwarden. The small two-day festival is perfect for metal fans who want to some incredible bands in a close atmosphere.

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More Info: Into The Grave 2019 Guide

Way Out West 2019

When: August 7-10, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Dreambeach Villaricos 2019

When: August 6-10, 2019

Where: Villaricos, Spain

The Scene: Pack some sunscreen with your tent and post up in the southeast of Spain at the Dreambeach Villaricos Festival. For five nights in the middle of August, Palomares Beach in Villaricos hosts a massive lineup of the biggest EDM, techno, trance, and dubstep artists in the world.

More Info: Dreambeach Villaricos 2019 Guide

Neopop 2019

When: August 7-10, 2019

Where: Viana do Castelo, Portugal

The Scene: Dip your toes into the Atlantic Ocean during three days of partying at the electronic Neopop Festival. Mixing live performances and DJ sets, the Portuguese fest has become a mecca for techno fans across Europe. The tiny coastal town of Viana do Castelo where Neopop lives is filled with the character and history of the region.

More Info: Neopop 2019 Guide

Bloodstock 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Derbyshire, UK

The Scene: Over 100 international rock and metal acts descend on the peaceful village of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire for four days of mayhem. Bloodstock has earned a fan favorite reputation 'by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.'

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Flow Festival 2019

When: August 9-11, 2019

Where: Helsinki, Finland

The Scene: The effortlessly hip Flow Festival is Helsinki's premier music festival of the summer. The tastefully curated lineup features everything from indie rock and folk to soul and jazz. The festival area is a truly unique place, containing 11 different venues including massive outdoor stages and cozy indoor spots.

More Info: Flow Festival 2019 Guide

M’era Luna 2019

When: August 10-11, 2019

Where: Hildesheim, Germany

The Scene: Heavy metal and goth mix it up at this German festival outside of Hannover at a former British military airbase. The atmospheric experience is only heightened by with a fine selection of gothic, industrial, and metal artists.

More Info: M’era Luna 2019 Guide

Boomtown Fair 2019

When: August 7-11, 2019

Where: Hampshire, UK

The Scene: 'Boomtown rose up from the underground to become one of the UK’s wildest and most inspiring independent festivals. A sprawling metropolis and home to every species of creative miscreant, its thousands of citizens embark a journey of discovery, dancing through its labyrinthine streets and plazas on a non stop weekend joyride to a soundtrack of ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate, disco, electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, breaks, bass, jungle, techno and all in a spirit of unity and freedom!'

More Info: Boomtown Fair 2019 Guide

Boots and Hearts 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Oro-Medonte, ON

The Scene: Country music heads north when Canadians turn out in droves for the Boots and Hearts Festival in Toronto. Taking place at the 750-acre Motorsport Park, there’s plenty of room to camp in between the astonishing lineup of world-class country artists that visit the festival each year.

More Info: Boots and Hearts 2019 Guide

Outside Lands 2019

When: August 9-11, 2019

Where: San Francisco, CA

The Scene: A bike valet, wine tasting tent, and local organic food vendors are just a couple of signs that you’re in San Francisco at Outside Lands. The quirky and wonderful Golden Gate Park hosts a wide range of acts and has quickly grown into a highlight of the San Fran summer. Bring a hoodie with you. Just because it’s August doesn’t mean that the fog won’t join the party.

More Info: Outside Lands 2019 Guide

Boardmasters 2019

When: August 7-11, 2019

Where: Newquay, UK

The Scene: It's a magical combination when competitive surfing joins up with a music festival on the beaches of Cornwall, the surfing mecca of the UK. Boardmasters mixes professional surfers with 50,000 festies a day along with an electronic and rock lineup.

More Info: Boardmasters 2019 Guide

Taubertal Festival 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

The Scene: Let's go to Bavaria for a punk rock festival! The Taubertal Festival has been bringing 20,000 hard rocking fans together for twenty years on the banks of the Tauber river.

More Info: Taubertal Festival 2019 Guide

Open Flair Festival 2019

When: August 7-11, 2019

Where: Eschwege, Germany

The Scene: For three decades, Open Flair has been mixing up heavy rock with local talent at this annual festival. Backed by a dedicated fanbase, this is the best place to catch upcoming German rockstars next to big name international names.

More Info: Open Flair Festival 2019 Guide

Houghton Festival 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Houghton, UK

The Scene: This celebration of music and art in the Norfolk countryside returns for another year. Produced by the team behind Gottwood, this utopia electronic retreat is a non-stop 72-hour party in a lush woodland estate.

More Info: Houghton Festival 2019 Guide

Ypsigrock Festival 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Castelbuono, Sicily

The Scene: Situated in the absolutely breathtaking mountains of central Sicily, Ypsigrock is a hidden gem of a music a festival. The Castle of Castelbuono is the backdrop to a full weekend of indie rock. Show up early to claim a camping spot and partake in the welcome party.

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Moonrise Festival 2019

When: August 10-11, 2019

Where: Baltimore, MD

The Scene: It’s off to the races with the EDM Moonrise Festival. Held just outside Baltimore at the nearly 150 year old Pimlico Race Course, Moonrise is growing organically into one of the largest electronic events in the Capitol Region.

More Info: Moonrise Festival 2019 Guide

Loveland Festival 2019

When: August 10-11, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: House music meets techno at the Loveland Music Festival in Amsterdam. Starting in 2018, Loveland expanded to two days of beats. The venue, the greenfield Sloterpark, sits on a scenic late, perfect for relaxing in between dancing.

More Info: Loveland Festival 2019 Guide

Voltage Festival 2019

When: August 10-11, 2019

Where: Zwevegem, Belgium

The Scene: Ever wanted to rave at an old, abandoned, industrial power plant? Then it's time to check out the five-year old Voltage Festival which features 50+ artists for a crowd of 6000 festies. Come for the techno, stay for the vibe at this Belgian gem.

More Info: Voltage Festival 2019 Guide

Membrain Festival 2019

When: August 8-11, 2019

Where: Šibenik, Croatia

The Scene: Europe's heartiest and newest underground bass culture festival takes place on the beautiful shores of the Dalmatian Coast. Relive the vibe of old school raves at this four-day festival.

More Info: Membrain Festival 2019 Guide

The Qontinent Festival 2019

When: August 9-11, 2019

Where: Wachtebeke, Belgium

The Scene: Do you crave hardstyle? Because you're going that and more at The Quontinent Festival. Epic sound stages combine with heavy beats in this lakeside fest. The Ravers Resort is where you'll rest up with camping options for all styles of festies.

More Info: The Qontinent Festival 2019 Guide

Railbird Festival 2019

When: August 10-11, 2019

Where: Lexington, KY

The Scene: Music. Bourbon. Equine. The all new Railbird Festival debuts this August in Lexington, Kentucky. Railbird is scheduled for two days at the historic Keeneland Racecourse.

More Info: Railbird Festival 2019 Guide

Shambhala Music Festival 2019

When: August 9-12, 2019

Where: Salmo, BC

The Scene: At this point, Canada’s favorite DIY festival lives in a class by itself. Consistently chosen by fans as their favorite festival of the summer, this five day camping marathon features a wide array of music and art set admist the beautiful BC backcountry. It’s not a surprise that Shambhala is leading the way as a transformational festival.

More Info: Shambhala Music Festival 2019 Guide

Medusa Sunbeach Festival 2019

When: August 7-12, 2019

Where: Cullera, Spain

The Scene: If you're looking for sun and dance, look no further than Medusa Sunbeach. The massive six day festival, stuffed with visual delights and plasures, puts together a world class lineup of EDM, house, hardstyle and techno. There's always a theme and this year Medusa Sunbeach will discover the 'secret of Wonderland'.

More Info: Medusa Sunbeach Festival 2019 Guide

The Boaty Weekender 2019

When: August 8-12, 2019

Where: Barcelona, Spain/Sardinia, Italy

The Scene: What if the magic of 1999’s Bowlie Weekender was recreated 20 years on with 2,500 like-minded music fans, dozens of your favorite bands, and us, on an exciting and once in a lifetime cruise holiday through the Mediterranean?

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More Info: The Boaty Weekender 2019 Guide

Defected Croatia 2019

When: August 8-13, 2019

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: It's house music heaven when the UK Defected label takes over The Garden at Tisno. Beachside camping, boat parties, special shows, and lots of surprises makes this an ideal island getaway. Need a break from the bumping beats? Explore the lovely Croatian seaside city of Tisno in between sets.

More Info: Defected Croatia 2019 Guide

Sziget Festival 2019

When: August 7-13, 2019

Where: Budapest, Hungary

The Scene: Welcome to the Island of Freedom! Every August thousands of festival fans around Europe descend on Budapest for one of the most unique festivals in Europe. Cross the bridge from downtown onto a 250+ acre idyllic island for a week-long celebration with artists from around the world. Need a break? Head into Budapest and explore the city.

More Info: Sziget Festival 2019 Guide

Summer Breeze 2019

When: August 14-17, 2019

Where: Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

The Scene: With such a whimsical name, one hardly expects what the Summer Breeze Open Air Festival actually delivers -- heavy metal and lots of it to over 40,000 attendees. Summer Breeze just turned twenty years old, so if you're looking for experience and hard metal in Germany, then this is the place.

More Info: Summer Breeze 2019 Guide

FM4 Frequency Festival 2019

When: August 15-17, 2019

Where: St. Polten, Austria

The Scene: One of Austria's major music festivals, Frequency brings a world class lineup to a riverside setting just outside the city of St. Polten. The only thing wilder than then the crowds are the rowdy campgrounds with all night parties and revelry.

More Info: FM4 Frequency Festival 2019 Guide

La Route Du Rock 2019

When: August 14-17, 2019

Where: St Malo, France

The Scene: This very hip, very cool, indie rock festival is one of the few in France that can boast a 25+ year history. The biannual event has featured Portishead, Disclosure, The XX, Blur, Pulp, Air, and Sonic Youth and has even spun off a winter edition.

More Info: La Route Du Rock 2019 Guide

Highfield Festival 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

Where: Leipzig, Germany

The Scene: Highfield is the largest independent rock festival in eastern Germany held over three days near Leipzig. The setting at the Störmthaler See is incredible -- a man made lake with beaches, swimming, and ideal summer camping.

More Info: Highfield Festival 2019 Guide

Green Man Festival 2019

When: August 15-18, 2019

Where: Brecon Beacons, Wales

The Scene: Green Man is an independent festival held in Wales with a capacity of 20000 festies. The four-day event showcases lots of live music, film, comedy, theater, and poetry, across 17 stages.

More Info: Green Man Festival 2019 Guide

Hoxeyville 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

Where: Wellston, MI

The Scene: This peaceful fest makes its home in the gentle north country of Michigan. Surrounded by the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville is the Midwest’s premier Americana and roots festival. The family-friendly event also has camping, kid’s programming, and plenty of outdoor diversions in between the tunes.

More Info: Hoxeyville 2019 Guide

MS Dockville 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

Where: Hamburg, Germany

The Scene: It's one of Germany's most popular 3-day festivals, but MS Dockville isn't as well known outside the country. The non-profit event mixes up a combination of music and art along the edges of the River Elbe. The avant-garde event offers plenty of events to keep you surprised along with the year's top touring artists.

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More Info: MS Dockville 2019 Guide

Open Air Gampel 2019

When: August 15-18, 2019

Where: Gampel, Switzerland

The Scene: The mountains meet the music at this wild festival held deep in the southern Swiss Alps. With multiple themed bars scattered among the stages, this massive shindig parties twenty-fours a day. The tiny town of Gampel provides a quiet break for supplies and then it’s back to a festival that has hosted acts like Joe Cocker, Foo Fighters, The Chemical Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Muse, The Prodigy, and The Cure.

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More Info: Open Air Gampel 2019 Guide

Pukkelpop 2019

When: August 15-18, 2019

Where: Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium

The Scene: The alternative flavored Pukkelpop is the second largest festival in Belgium boasting crowds of nearly 180,000. Started in 1985 as a simple single day show, Pukkelpop now features hundreds of bands over three days. The fest has changed venues a few times, but currently resides in the tiny village of Hasselt, which is located 45 miles from Brussels. Pukkelpop alumni include Pixies, Björk, The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Metallica, and The Prodigy. And of course, tradiation Belgian beers can be found everywhere.

More Info: Pukkelpop 2019 Guide

Lowlands Festival 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Beautiful Days 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

Where: Devon, UK

The Scene: Beautiful Days, hosted by the Levellers, takes place at Escot Park in the heart of Devon. It's a family music festival with five stages, spectacular site art, a huge children's area in the center of the festival, comedy, theater, family camping, carefully selected food and craft stalls.

More Info: Beautiful Days 2019 Guide

Rototom Sunsplash 2019

When: August 16-22, 2019

Where: Castellón, Spain

The Scene: Rototom Sunsplash, the European reggae festival is a full week of music, culture, peace, and unity. Reggae fans from across Europe trek to Valencia in Spain to experience this festival which has been delighting festies since 1991. From its DIY roots to italy to Spain, Sunsplash is a treat for all lifestyles.

More Info: Rototom Sunsplash 2019 Guide

Sonus Festival 2019

When: August 18-22, 2019

Where: Pag Island, Croatia

The Scene: The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of the Croatia's hottest party islands. The five day fest at Zrce Beach is hosted by Cosmopop (Time Warp, Love Family Park) so expect to be dazzled by numerous parties on beaches, boats, and clubs. Underground artists are hand-picked so that fans have a chance to see them in an intimate setting before they take off.

More Info: Sonus Festival 2019 Guide

Check In Party 2019

When: August 22-24, 2019

Where: Saint-Laurent, France

The Scene: This DIY indie rock fest may be new to the scene, but its lineup is one of the more buzzworthy additions to the season. Taking place over three days in central France, Check In Party is an ideal way to close out the summer.

More Info: Check In Party 2019 Guide

Reading Festival 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: Reading, UK

The Scene: The infamous Reading & Leeds Festival is heralded as the best music show on the planet. With the most revered artists from across the globe playing each year across the August Bank Holiday weekend, it is a genuine rite of passage for discerning music lovers everywhere.

More Info: Reading Festival 2019 Guide

Leeds Festival 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Victorious Festival 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: Portsmouth, UK

The Scene: Victorious, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, takes place over August Bank Holiday Weekend. Featuring the best of British indie-rock, Victorious is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kids arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

More Info: Victorious Festival 2019 Guide

Mysteryland Netherlands 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands

The Scene: The longest running dance festival in the world takes place in the Netherlands for two days every August and even spawned a spin-off in the United States. After a day of hedonistic dancing, Mysteryland fans find solace at Holy Ground Camping. Mysteryland strongly believes in festival soul, focusing on sustainability and local participation.

More Info: Mysteryland Netherlands 2019 Guide

New Horizons Festival 2019

When: August 21-25, 2019

Where: Nürburg, Germany

The Scene: It's seven music festivals in one! This new German festival burst onto the scene in 2017 and has become one of the main events at the end of summer. 150 DJs perform at The Nürburgring, a 150,000 capacity motorsports complex located in the town of Nürburg.

More Info: New Horizons Festival 2019 Guide

South West Four (SW4) 2019

When: August 24-25, 2019

Where: London, UK

The Scene: The Southwest Four Festival, nicknamed SW4, is an annual EDM festival that takes place in Clapham Commons, London, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

More Info: South West Four (SW4) 2019 Guide

IleSoniq 2019

When: August 9-10, 2019

Where: Montreal, QC

The Scene: For two days, Montreal bumps to the tunes of ÎleSoniq. The electronic fest takes place in the festival friendly Parc Jean-Drapeau, home of both Osheaga and Heavy Montreal.

More Info: IleSoniq 2019 Guide

Cabaret Vert 2019

When: August 22-25, 2019

Where: Charleville-Mézières, France

The Scene: Le Cabaret Vert (aka The Green Cabaret), may be one of the largest festivals in France, but still remains close to the hearts of fans. Closing out the summer during the last weekend in August, Cabaret Vert brings a little bit of everything to eastern part of France. The campsite and festival are located around the edges of an abandoned factory.

More Info: Cabaret Vert 2019 Guide

Creamfields 2019

When: August 22-25, 2019

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.

More Info: Creamfields 2019 Guide

Lockn’ Festival 2019

When: August 22-25, 2019

Where: Arrington, VA

The Scene: First appearing in 2013, the Lockn’ Festival immediately established itself as one of the premier jam band festivals of the season. Thousands of fans from around the country now make the trek to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia for four packed days of jam music and inspiring collaborations.

More Info: Lockn’ Festival 2019 Guide

Lost Village 2019

When: August 22-25, 2019

Where: Lincolnshire, UK

The Scene: Deep in an abandoned woodland village, this intimate festival reveals a world-class lineup, tasty food, gut-busting comedy, creative workshops, and lakeside chilling. The immersive festival experience draws festies in with an event-wide narrative that features structured around an interactive theater performance.

More Info: Lost Village 2019 Guide

Rock En Seine 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: Paris, France

The Scene: Born in 2003, Rock en Seine has become one of France's top mega-festivals. Held just outside of Paris at the incredibly scenic Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (an 1100 acre historical park), this festival showcases the best of international and regional rock rock on five unique stages.

More Info: Rock En Seine 2019 Guide

Bass Canyon 2019

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: George, WA

The Scene: After throwing a successful dinosaur-themed festival in Ohio (just roll with it), superstar DJ, Excision, takes the basshead party to the legendary Gorge Amphitheater in Washington State for this new late summer show. Bass Canyon promises 3 days and nights of non-stop bass music with no stage conflicts, and of course, lots of Excision sets.

More Info: Bass Canyon 2019 Guide

Afropunk Brooklyn 2019

When: August 24-25, 2019

Where: Brooklyn, NY

The Scene: Founded in Brooklyn, the Afropunk Festival has made its away around the world to London, Paris, Atlanta, and South Africa. The flagship edition, which takes place in mid-August, has grown to over 60,000 attendees with two days of world-class hip-hop, soul, and rock.

More Info: Afropunk Brooklyn 2019 Guide

Thing Festival 2019

When: August 24-25, 2019

Where: Port Townsend, WA

The Scene: 'A fresh multidisciplinary event for music and arts enthusiasts located at historic Fort Worden in scenic Port Townsend, WA. THING will feature three primary stages including a decommissioned zeppelin hangar (McCurdy Pavilion), the charming and intimate art-deco Wheeler Theatre, and the Parade Grounds overlooking Puget Sound.'

More Info: Thing Festival 2019 Guide

Dekmantel Selectors 2019

When: August 22-26, 2019

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: This limited capacity festival at The Garden Resort in Tinso only sells 2000 tickets for the five-day event. Each day, some of the world's best DJs spin tunes on the relaxing seaside coastline of the Adriatic Sea, while at night the party takes off to the legendary Barbarella nightclub.

More Info: Dekmantel Selectors 2019 Guide

End of the Road Festival 2019

When: August 29-September 1, 2019

Where: North Dorset, UK

The Scene: Indie rock and folk are the hallmarks of this Dorset festival which takes places 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 2019 Guide

Electric Picnic 2019

When: August 30-September 1, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Electric Zoo 2019

When: August 30-September 1, 2019

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 2019 Guide

North Coast Music Festival 2019

When: August 30-September 1, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Cool Britannia 2019

When: August 30-September 1, 2019

Where: Knebworth, UK

The Scene: The new Cool Britannia Festival debuts at the end of summer in Knebworth. The festival will also see the premiere of Britpop Classical, which will feature a full orchestra with guest soloists such as The Farm’s Peter Hooton, Republica’s Saffron and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory performing Britpop favorites.

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More Info: Cool Britannia 2019 Guide

Dimensions 2019

When: August 29-September 3, 2019

Where: Pula, Croatia

The Scene: As the sun sets on summer, underground electronic fans flock to Pula 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. Like its sister festival, Dimensions features performances in an amazing 19th century abandoned fort.

The Lineup:

More Info: Dimensions 2019 Guide

Summer Sonic 2019

When: August 16-18, 2019

Where: Tokyo/Osaka, Japan

The Scene: One of Japan's major festivals, Summer Sonic is a three-day rock festival that's held simultaneously in two different locations. Festies can choose to catch the stacked lineup in either Chiba or Osaka, but whichever location you choose, expect to plenty of interesting talent.

More Info: Summer Sonic 2019 Guide

Made In America 2019

When: August 31-September 1, 2019

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 2019 Guide

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.