The 50+ Best Music Festival Lineup Posters for May [2019]

It’s spring and we have festival fever at the MFW offices! May is always a busy month for music festivals around the world, with the United States and the United Kingdom both celebrating major holiday weekends. We pulled together as many music festival lineups as we could to inspire your pre-summer festing plans.

JMBLYA 2019

When: May 3-4, 2019

Where: Texas Tour


The Scene: This traveling music festival brings a top-notch lineup of hip-hop across Texas every May. This high-energy show now takes place for a single day in Dallas, Austin, and Houston. With alumni like Chance the Rapper, Cashmere Cat, Denzel Curry, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Kaytranada and A$AP Ferg, JMBLYA always has a sweet roster of talent.


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Lost And Found Malta 2019

When: May 2-5, 2019

Where: Numero Uno, Malta


The Scene: Annie Mac, a popular Irish DJ, hosts the Lost and Found Festival every spring on the sun-drenched island of Malta. Sultry electronic beats transform this warm weather holiday haven into a bumping 4-day festival. AMP Lost and Found finds itself playing in multiople venues including castle raves and boat parties.



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More Info: Lost And Found Malta 2019 Website



Liverpool Sound City 2019

When: May 3-5, 2019

Where: Liverpool, UK


The Scene: Kicking off the UK’s festival season for over a decade, Liverpool Sound City embraces the spirit of the underground showcasing the next generation of talent. With 250+ artists playing across the historic Baltic Triangle of Liverpool, expect to see wild shows along with world-class headliners. Sound City mixes up everything including grime, electronica, indie, psych, rock, pop and much more.



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More Info: Liverpool Sound City 2019 Website



Welcome to Rockville 2019

When: May 3-5, 2019

Where: Jacksonville, FL


The Scene: Welcome to Rockville roars into Jacksonville, Florida, every spring with a powerful rock and metal lineup. Part of the World's Loudest Month, more than 50,000 fans show up for a monster weekend of nonstop rock with 45 bands on 4 stages.



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More Info: Welcome to Rockville 2019 Website



Beale Street Music Festival 2019

When: May 3-5, 2019

Where: Memphis, TN


The Scene: Early spring brings festies from around the country and the world to the Beale Street Music Festival in the music mecca of Memphis. This three day event has attracted 1.1 million visitors for an eclectic lineup that includes contemporary rock, blues, soul, and a dash of everything else.



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More Info: Beale Street Music Festival 2019 Website



New Orleans Jazz Festival 2019

When: April 25-May 5, 2019

Where: New Orleans, LA


The Scene: When you have a festival that stretches over two weekends, it's going to have a massive lineup, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival is no exception. With 12 stages of music and an alumni list that stretches past 22,000 performers since 1970, Jazz Fest has hosted some of the greatest artists of the last half century.



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More Info: New Orleans Jazz Festival 2019 Website



Sunfest 2019

When: May 2-5, 2019

Where: West Palm Beach, FL


The Scene: More than 175,000 festies hit up up SunFest in Downtown West Palm Beach for five days of music. Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival is typcially held in the first weekend in May and has been held annually since 1982.



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More Info: Sunfest 2019 Website



Shaky Knees Festival 2019

When: May 3–5, 2019

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.



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More Info: Shaky Knees Festival 2019 Website



The Great Escape 2019

When: May 9-11, 2019

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.



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More Info: The Great Escape 2019 Website



Shaky Beats Festival 2019

When: May 10-11, 2019

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.



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More Info: Shaky Beats Festival 2019 Website



Mallorca Live Festival 2019

When: May 10-11, 2019

Where: Calvià, Spain


The Scene: Mallorca, the largest of the the Balearic Islands, welcomes in the Spanish summer festival season with the multi-genre Mallorca Live Festival. Only starting in 2016, Mallorca Live has grown so popular that it regularly welcomes 25,000 festies to the western town of Calvià. The lineup is a mix of international superstars along with plenty of national talent.



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More Info: Mallorca Live Festival 2019 Website



Canadian Music Week 2019

When: May 6-12. 2019

Where: Toronto, ON


The Scene: The largest music festival in Canada boasts 900 bands in over 60 venues for five nights of music. With a wristband running well under $100, CMF is your best bet of the year for the most music for the least amount of cash. Plan ahead — this is one of those festivals that you’ll need a schedule to see everything.



More Info: Canadian Music Week 2019 Website



Rolling Loud Festival 2019

When: May 10-12, 2019

Where: Miami, FL


The Scene: The largest hip-hop festival in the world is a three-day event that started in Miami, Florida. Some of the biggest names in the business have already played this newcomer to the Florida festival scene including Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil B, Post Malone, Migos, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, and more.



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More Info: Rolling Loud Festival 2019 Website



FORM Arcosanti Festival 2019

When: May 10-12, 2019

Where: Arcosanti, AZ


The Scene: Aiming for an exclusive festival experience, FORM Arcosanti brings in those chosen to experimental artist campgrounds outside Phoenix. Over the course of three days, artists at FORM perform against the backdrop to sweeping desert terrain. With a small capacity attendance, festival goers receive a personalized experience backed by an eclectic lineup.



More Info: FORM Arcosanti Festival 2019 Website



Epicenter Festival 2019

When: May 10-12, 2019

Where: Rockingham, NC


The Scene: Epicenter is a new 3-day fest that debuts at the newly created Rockingham Festival Grounds in North Carolina. Epicenter Festival replaces Carolina Rebellion, which was held in North Carolina from 2011-2018. The new venue features nighttime entertainment with no curfew and enhanced camping amenities.



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More Info: Epicenter Festival 2019 Website



Music On Festival 2019

When: May 11-12, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Scene: The Amsterdam based Music On Festival became an almost overnight success when its premier edition in 2017 united fashion addicts with a love for quality techno music. The Balearic experience was made complete by the arena like stage and the amazing weather that has stayed with the festival since.



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More Info: Music On Festival 2019 Website



Lightning in a Bottle 2019

When: May 8-13, 2019

Where: Bakersfield, CA


The Scene: The dedicated fans of this transformational festival have kept LiB at the top of its game for over ten years. It’s changed venues more than a few times, but the incredible art, enthusiastic attendees, and top notch lineup at this boutique fest is a steady constant.



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More Info: Lightning in a Bottle 2019 Website



Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2019

When: May 17-19, 2019

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.



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More Info: Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas 2019 Website



Sonic Temple 2019

When: May 17-19, 2019

Where: Columbus, OH


The Scene: America's largest rock festival tears up the Midwest every May in the most metal of cities -- Columbus, Ohio. The three-day festival is one of the anchors of The World's Loudest Month, an annual festival ode to all that is loud music. 60 bands across three stage over three days makes this a must-stop festival for fans of rock and metal.



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More Info: Sonic Temple 2019 Website



Hangout Fest 2019

When: May 16-19, 2019

Where: Gulf Shores, AL


The Scene: Hangout takes music festivalling to the beach with this springtime party held mid-May on the golden sands of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The huge lineup of just about every genre frequently gives a sneak peek to what's coming this summer in the United States. As far as we know, this is the only festival in the world where you can watch the main stage from a hot tub.



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More Info: Hangout Fest 2019 Website



Rhythm N Blooms 2019

When: May 17-19, 2019

Where: Knoxville, TN


The Scene: The springtime Rhythm N’ Blooms prides itself on celebrating Tennessee’s rich musical heritage and discovering bands that are on the verge of mainstream success. The fest spreads a variety of alternative, roots, and blues acts across seven stages in downtown historic Knoxville. The weekend is also filled with secret shows, guitar design contests, and guided music history tours.



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More Info: Rhythm N Blooms 2019 Website



Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2019

When: May 16-19, 2019

Where: Joshua Tree, CA


The Scene: The DIY Joshua Tree Music Festival puts out two editions of desert loving fun during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn. Just a few hours from the hectic vibes of Los Angeles, Joshua Tree is a haven of magical surroundings with phenomenal live music. The spring edition focuses more on dance, world, and funk with the fall reaching out towards Americana, roots and folkadelic vibes.



More Info: Joshua Tree Festival Spring 2019 Website



Chicago Open Air 2019

When: May 18-19, 2019

Where: Bridgeview, IL


The Scene: Chicago Open Air is back! This time around the festival presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System Of A Down, Tool, The Prodigy and Ghost.



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More Info: Chicago Open Air 2019 Website



Metro Metro Festival 2019

When: May 18-19, 2019

Where: Montreal, QB


The Scene: On May 18th and 19th, be ready to party! That's when the very first edition of Canada's largest urban music festival will take place! Featuring hip-hop, Rap, R&B, and Latin music, you'll be able to attend performances by the world's greatest artists, including two Montreal premieres. All this will take place through two stages, in an extraordinary setting, at the Esplanade of the Olympic Stadium in the heart of Montréal!



More Info: Metro Metro Festival 2019 Website



Tomasvistas 2019

When: May 24-25, 2019

Where: Madrid, Spain


The Scene: Head to the Parque de Tierno Galván in Madrid to catch this springtime indie fest. The two day Tomavistas boasts a carefully selected lineup of up and coming Spanish talent alongside international rising stars. Started in 2014, Tomasvistas has recently become more well known across Europe so if you like your festivals boutique-sized, make sure to add Tomasvistas to your bucket list.



More Info: Tomasvistas 2019 Website



Boston Calling 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

Where: Allston, MA


The Scene: It’s been a dry spell for Boston and music festivals until Boston Calling showed up with this downtown fest. As if making up for lost time, Boston Calling now happens twice a year. The spring version takes place over Memorial Day Weekend and has featured acts like Death Cab for Cutie, The National, Bastille, and Built to Spill.



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Bearded Theory Festival 2019

When: May 23-26, 2019

Where: Derbyshire, UK


The Scene: The multi-award winning and family-friendly festival, Bearded Theory, comes together for their Spring Gathering during the May bank holiday weekend. Besides the eclectic music lineup and children's activities, the festival also hosts a World Record Attempt for the Largest Number of People Wearing False Beards.



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Bottlerock Napa Valley 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

Where: Napa, CA


The Scene: Wine meets music when artists from around the world descend on Napa Valley just north of San Francisco. The internationally renown wine region lets it all hang out during this Memorial Day Weekend Festival, putting out one of the best West Coast lineups of the season.



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California Roots 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

Where: Monterey, CA


The Scene: One of the largest reggae festivals in the country, Calforinia Roots "delivers a cosmic blend of good vibes, true happiness, family, peace, love and joy to all who enter." The three-day festival takes place at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where Jimi Hendrix famously lit his guitar on fire in 1967.


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Love Saves the Day Festival 2019

When: May 25-26, 2019

Where: Bristol, UK


The Scene: The award winning Love Saves the Day brings an energetic crowd of festies to Bristol for two days of electronic, indie, and hip-hop. In recent years, Love Saves the Day moved from the heart of the city to Eastville Park which has done little diminish the popularity of this Bank Holiday weekend fest. Known for unique stage installations and a positive vibe, this festival continues to evolve and amaze each year.



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More Info: Love Saves the Day Festival 2019 Website



Summer Camp 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

Where: Chillicothe, IL


The Scene: From chilled out late night campfire jams to beat busting dance shows, the party at Summer Camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. “Scampers” can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the other attendees. Our resident festival expert calls Summer Camp — “The best festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.”



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More Info: Summer Camp 2019 Website



DelFest 2019

When: May 23-26, 2019

Where: Cumberland, MD


The Scene: The legendary bluegrass artist Del McCoury curates this annual festival at the picture perfect Allegany County Fairgrounds in Maryland. Camping, dancing, and of course, plenty of bluegrass set the stage for a Memorial Day weekend of world class collaborations, special guest sit-ins, informal workshops, and late night picking sessions.



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Neon Desert 2019

When: May 25-26, 2019

Where: El Paso, TX


The Scene: 30,000+ fans converge on downtown El Paso for this annual celebration of hip-hop, electronic, and indie rock. The Texas festival prides itself on a mix of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming music acts.



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More Info: Neon Desert 2019 Website



Rooster Walk 2019

When: May 23-26, 2019

Where: Axton, VA


The Scene: Making the most out of tragedy, Rooster Walk was started to celebrate the lives of two childhood friends that passed away. With a mission to create a festival that could fund a scholarship, the Rooster Walk Music and Arts was born. A decade later, this festival for charity has become a centerpiece event of the region.


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More Info: Rooster Walk 2019 Website



Rocklahoma 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

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.



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Fisherman’s Village Music Festival 2019

When: May 16-18, 2019

Where: Everett, WA


The Scene: 'It's happening again. For the sixth year, households across the pacific northwest will empty their inhabitants into the downtown core of Everett, Washington for this three-day music festival. Each year, Fisherman's Village Music Festival features new venues, new bands and new experiences for thousands of attendees.'



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Sunset Music Festival 2019

When: May 25-26, 2019

Where: Tampa, FL


The Scene: As a growing key player in the Florida electronic scene, Sunset Music Festival brings big name artists to Raymond James Stadium each Memorial Day weekend. As one of the largest events in Tampa Bay, Sunset brings in crowds of over 50,000 attendees to the area. With costumed-clad performing artists and colorful stages, Sunset Music Festival basks in the Florida sunshine.



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More Info: Sunset Music Festival 2019 Website



Neighbourhood Weekender 2019

When: May 25-26, 2019

Where: Warrington, UK


The Scene: This new two-day indie music festival will take place in Manchester’s Victoria Park this summer. Produced by the same folks who put on Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, expect plenty of the biggest bands along with the hottest new talent.



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More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2019 Website



Gather Outdoors Festival 2019

When: May 25-26, 2019

Where: Monticello, NY


The Scene: 'Featuring three stages, Gather will showcase sounds from some of the industry’s most innovative selectors. Situated in the idyllic serenity of the Catskill Mountains, the festival will offer a refreshing break from the big city.'


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More Info: Gather Outdoors Festival 2019 Website



We Are FSTVL 2019

When: May 24-26, 2019

Where: London, UK


The Scene: After a standout debut in 2013, the award winning We Are FESTVL continues to evolve into one of the UK's most popular electronic festivals. Taking place over the May bank holiday weekend, hundreds of international DJs descend upon the aptly named Airfield of Dreams (just east on London) to play on more than 15 custom stages. After five years, they've even been able to add camping to the bill.



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More Info: We Are FSTVL 2019 Website



Movement Detroit 2019

When: May 25-27, 2019

Where: Detroit, MI


The Scene: Long before the onslaught of the modern day EDM festival scene, the Movement Festival has owned downtown Detroit over Memorial Day weekend. Running under a few different names since 2000, this festival brings in top talent to Hart Plaza and delivers an EDM urban experience far different than any other you’ll find over the summer.



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Punk Rock Bowling 2019

When: May 25-27, 2019

Where: Las Vegas, NV


The Scene: Combining mankind's three greatest creations (punk rock, bowling, and Las Vegas), this annual festival has grown popular enough to spin off editions across the country. But nothing compares to the flagship festival of Punk Rock Bowling in its downtown Las Vegas home over Memorial Day Weekend. 100 bands, 1000 bowlers, poker tournaments, movie screenings, and plenty of booze -- sounds like the perfect weekend.



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More Info: Punk Rock Bowling 2019 Website



HowTheLightGetsIn 2019

When: May 24-27, 2019

Where: Hay-on-Wye, UK


The Scene: HowTheLightGetsIn, the world's largest philosophy and music festival, returns with thought-provoking debates, infectiously danceable music, comedy, and, of course, their legendary parties. Hay-on-Wye, a small market town in Wales also called "The Town of Books", hosts the event through this incredible five-day journey.



More Info: HowTheLightGetsIn 2019 Website



Elements Lakewood Festival 2019

When: May 24-27, 2019

Where: Lakewood, PA


The Scene: After 10 years of throwing wildly successful ragers in the big city, BangOn!NYC brings their style to the woods for a three day summer camp style party. The new Memorial Day Weekend festival features seven stages, massive art installations, and plenty of fun camp games. Grab a cabin or bring a tent to the bucolic hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania and be ready to dance.



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More Info: Elements Lakewood Festival 2019 Website



Primavera Sound 2019

When: May 30-June 1, 2019

Where: Barcelona, Spain


The Scene: This Barcelona institution is a beacon for the entire spectrum of indie rock along with a smattering of entries from just about every other genre of music. Hundreds of bands fill the Parc El Forum along with one-of-a-kind intimate performances throughout the city. Add this music festival mecca to your bucket list immediately.



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More Info: Primavera Sound 2019 Website



Best Kept Secret Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

Where: Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands


The Scene: One of the highlights of the Dutch festival season, the Best Kept Secret Festival brings a world-class lineup to the south of the Netherlands. The beautiful location boasts an incredible lake, plenty of camping options, and multiple stages to complete the weekend.



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More Info: Best Kept Secret Festival 2019 Website



Bunbury Music Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

Where: Cincinnati, OH


The Scene: Finding its stride at Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point in Cincinatti, Ohio, Bunbury Music Festival highlights a lineup geared toward the millennial crowd. Sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, the festival showcases anything from pop-punk to rap. Taking a stake in advancing into the future, Bunbury also incorporates eco-friendly and technology initiatives.



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More Info: Bunbury Music Festival 2019 Website



Backwoods Music Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

Where: Ozark, AR


The Scene: The Backwoods Festival is back! Moving to the fabled Ozark Mountains, Backwoods now takes up residence on Mulberry Mountain, an iconic festival venue. The lineup features some of the best of jam and electronic music currently touring the United States along with cozy camping atmosphere.



More Info: Backwoods Music Festival 2019 Website



The Untz Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

Where: Mariposa, CA


The Scene: Adding to the myriad of festivals taking place in California each summer, The Untz Festival brings a weekend of dance music to the Mairposa Fairgrounds. Founded in 2009, Untz has devoted their event to bringing to light some of the best underground electronic artists making an impact on the industry.



More Info: The Untz Festival 2019 Website



Nuits Sonores 2019

When: May 29-June 2, 2019

Where: Lyon, France


The Scene: Nuits Sonores, a boutique electronic festival, is held in the in the historical city of Lyons. Spread out over five days, be prepared for unique performances, events, and workshops, taking place 40 different venues across the city. There's both a day and night program here so be prepared for delights throughout the event.



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Governors Ball Music Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

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.



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More Info: Governors Ball Music Festival 2019 Website



All Points East Festival 2019

When: May 24-June 2, 2019

Where: London, UK


The Scene: All Points is a brand new 10-day event that takes place in East London’s Victoria Park. It all kicks off with an epic 3-day music festival with a jaw-dropping lineup, plenty of community focused midweek entertainment, and a second full weekend of APE Presents headline shows.



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More Info: All Points East Festival 2019 Website



Intents Festival 2019

When: May 31-June 2, 2019

Where: Oisterwijk, Netherlands


The Scene: Kicking of the Netherlands summer in style, the Intents Festival is a multi-day dance event featuring the best of hardstyle, hardcore and freestyle. The stage production is top-notch with video, pyrotechnics, and lasers all culminating in an impressive finale on the iconic main stage.



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More Info: Intents Festival 2019 Website