You may be day-dreaming about the halcyon days of summer past, but here at Music Festival Wizard, we’re happily being bombarded with a mid-winter onslaught of festival announcements. We’ve pulled together 15 of our favorites that came across the wire over the last few days so scroll down to enjoy!
The Best of the Best
You can’t attach a numerical rating to a festival experience, but we went ahead and did it anyway. This week, we’re officially rolling out “The Top Music Festivals” from around the world. This evolving tally measures the number of visits to each festival guide, and then spits it out in ranked form. We’ll be updating these numbers on the 1st and the 15th of the month.
2020 is Coming
I always assumed that next year would look like Reign of Fire (set in 2020), in which Earth is devastated by dragons and our only hope is an ax-wielding Matthew McConaughey. That could still happen, but for now we’ll keep plugging away at new festival guides for a new decade. Our first confirmed dates and first 2020 festival guide for Groove Cruise has been posted.
New Lineup Posters This Week
Now here's a lineup -- Rock Werchter Festival out of Belgium.
Let's go to Japan! Fuji Rock Festival announces Chemical Brothers, The Cure, and Sia.
Your Boomtown 2019 headliners: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage, The Streets.
The Ride Festival cruises into 2019 with Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell, and Big Head Todd.
Toro Y Mo, Liz Phair, and Low, top Idaho's Treefort Fest 2019 1st round lineup announcement.
Lollapalooza Stockholm announces a third day with Chance the Rapper.
Hozier, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, and more heading to the Hinterland Festival.
FORM Arcosanti 2019: Florence + the Machine, Skrillex, Anderson .Paak, Bonobo, Kaytranada.
Foals announced as 2nd headliner for Boardmasters along lots more.
Elbow, Wolf Alice, and Foals top the Y Not 2019 lineup.
Let's go to Iceland! Mac DeMarco, Shame, Whitney, and more named in 1st round of Iceland Airwaves.
Mountain Jam moves from Hunter Mountain to Bethel Woods, announces 2019 dates along with lineup.
If it's in Sweden and it rocks, then it must be the 2019 lineup for the Sweden Rock Festival .
Foals, Wolf Alice, Two Door Cinema Club, and Nothing But Thieves climb aboard the Truck Festival 2019 lineup.