When: June 28-30, 2018
Where: Odense, Denmark
The Scene: A newcomer to the Danish festival scene, the Hans Christian Andersen inspired Tinderbox stormed into Odense in 2015 and has established itself as one of the top fests in Denmark. Their Google translated motto is Where words fail, music speaks. Please do not pee in the tree. Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
The Lineup: Alanis Morissette, Bastille, Biffy Clyro, Depeche Mode, Editors, Iggy Pop, Kygo, Madness, Prophets of Rage, R3hab, Tiesto, Wiz Khalifa
More Info: Tinderbox 2018 Guide
Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018
When: June 23-24, 2018
Where: Pasadena, CA
The Scene: Stationed in shaded oaks next to the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium, Arroyo Seco Weekend pairs L.A. music and food enthusiasts together for two days. Not only is the weekend stacked with multi-generational indie and rock headliners, Arroyo Seco also teams up with well-known local culinary brands and restaurants to bring an exclusive experience to attendees.
The Lineup: Capital Cities, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Los Lobos, Trampled By Turtles, Violent Femmes
More Info: Arroyo Seco Weekend 2018 Guide
Electric Castle Festival 2018
When: July 18-22, 2018
Where: Bonțida, Romania
The Scene: In just a few years years, Electric Castle has already become one of Romania’s most successful fests. Held under the shadow of the five century old Banffy Castle and surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Romanian countryside, EC still maintains the semblance of a much smaller fest. The lineup is designed to please, with artists performing mainstream EDM, hip-hop, reggae, drum & bass, metal, and indie rock. -100 Nights of Summer
The Lineup: Excision, IDLES, Nothing But Thieves, Richie Hawtin, The Horrors, Wolf Alice
More Info: Electric Castle Festival 2018 Guide
EXIT Festival 2018
When: July 12-15, 2018
Where: Novi Sad, Serbia
The Scene: For those of you tired of festivaling in a field, check out this Serbian festival. One of longest running music festivals in the East, the annual EXIT Festival distinguishes itself by being held in an ancient Petrodovian fortress. The constantly evolving festival has recently added a sister festival held on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
The Lineup: Carl Craig, Grace Jones, IDLES, Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Tale of Us, Ziggy Marley
More Info: EXIT Festival 2018 Guide
When: May 27, 2018
Where: St Paul, MN
The Scene: It's one of the premier hip-hop festivals of the season. For over a decade, underground rappers Atmosphere have curated this single day Minneapolis festival dedicated to hip-hop and rap with a crazy mix of emerging acts and legends.
The Lineup: Atmosphere, Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan
More Info: Soundset 2018 Guide
FVDED in the Park 2018
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
Sundown Festival 2018
When: August 31-September 2, 2018
Where: Norwich, UK
The Scene: The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season with one last party in the sun, Sundown Festival hosts only the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts across a weekend of music and mayhem.
The Lineup: Andy C, Chase & Status, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, Sigma
More Info: Sundown Festival 2018 Guide
Glitch Festival 2018
When: August 14-16, 2018
Where: Haz-Zebbug, Malta
The Scene: The quiet island of Malta has transformed in recent years into of Europe's wildest hot spots for music festivals and Glitch is one of the best. From rooftop pool parties to a secret ancient vault, this house and techno mecca has two stacked days of music followed by a boat-party for the perfect sun-soaked finale.
The Lineup: Nina Kraviz
More Info: Glitch Festival 2018 Guide
Bonanza Campout 2018
When: June 22-24, 2018
Where: Heber, Utah
The Scene: Nestled in the heart of an old Utah mining town, Bonanza Campout boasts a picture perfect setting for this boutique music festival. An eclectic mix of pop, hip-hop, EDM, and indie rock will welcome campers along with a variety of art installations, local breweries, food trucks, and a nightly Pond Yacht After Party with surprise guest DJs.
The Lineup: BØRNS, Halsey, Local Natives, Phantogram
More Info: Bonanza Campout 2018 Guide
Sonic Bloom 2018
When: June 14-17, 2018
Where: Rye, CO
The Scene: A three day camping festival, Sonic Bloom brings together electronic music, dance, and art, in an inspirational atmosphere that encourages creative expression. Traditionally held over the summer solstice, Sonic Bloom is located in the foothills of the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado at the tranquil Hummingbird Ranch.
More Info: Sonic Bloom 2018 Guide
Citadel Festival 2018
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.
The Lineup: CHVRCHES, Tame Impala, The Horrors
More Info: Citadel Festival 2018 Guide
Amsterdam Open Air 2018
When: June 2-3, 2018
Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Scene: Kicking off the Dutch summer, this music festival is a collaboration of friends and promoters that put together an epic electronic music lineup. In the spirit of all partners being equal, there's no main stage, with every area being curated as its own unique experience.
The Lineup: Boys Noize
More Info: Amsterdam Open Air 2018 Guide