When: August 16-18, 2019
Where: Watkins Glen, NY
The Scene: Woodstock is back! The 50th anniversary celebration headed by founder Michael Lang will take place at Watkins Glen in New York. Lang promises 'it’ll be an eclectic bill. It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival.'
The Lineup: Brandi Carlile, Cage the Elephant, Chance The Rapper, Common, Courtney Barnett, Dawes, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Janelle Monae, Jay-Z, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Portugal. the Man, Princess Nokia, Pussy Riot, Rival Sons, Run The Jewels, The Head and the Heart, The Killers, The Lumineers, Vince Staples, Young the Giant
More Info: Woodstock 2019 Guide
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.
The Lineup: Alesso, Boy Pablo, Bring Me The Horizon, Chevelle, Childish Gambino, Death Cab For Cutie, Flume, Hozier, IDLES, Janelle Monae, RL Grime, Tame Impala, Tenacious D, The Chainsmokers, The Strokes, Twenty One Pilots
More Info: Lollapalooza Chicago 2019 Guide
When: September 13-15, 2019
Where: San Diego, CA
The Scene: KAABOO, the latest entry in the southern California festival scene, spends the weekend at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, just north of San Diego. Mixing it up from other festivals, KAABOO is geared towards an older crowd with a wide range of popular artists from across the decades. There's also a strong emphasis on delicious food and intriguing cocktails along with contemporary art and late night dance parties.
More Info: KAABOO 2019 Guide
When: July 17-21, 2019
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
More Info: Electric Castle Festival 2019 Guide
When: April 6, 2019
Where: Raleigh, NC
The Scene: New festival alert! After a hurricane induced delay from last year, we finally get to see the debut of J. Cole's music festival in North Carolina. Taking place at Dorothea Dix Park, this single day event has swapped around a few names like SZA and Big Sean for 21 Savage and 6LACK.
The Lineup: J. Cole
More Info: Dreamville Festival 2019 Guide
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
When: July 26-28, 2019
Where: Oxfordshire, UK
The Scene: Formed in 1998 after finding mainstream festivals too commercial, the anti-major Truck Festival finds itself expanding to four days, adding a Thursday schedule to the lineup. The tranquil Hill Farm venue in the pretty Oxfordshire countryside hosts some of the biggest and best emerging artists in the UK across six wonderfully curated stages.
More Info: Truck Festival 2019 Guide
When: September 5-8, 2019
Where: Kansas City, MO
The Scene: A high energy music and camping festival, Dancefestopia takes place in the rolling hills just south of Kansas City. For three days and four nights, festies can party to nonstop music and one of the strongest dance music lineups in the region.
More Info: Dancefestopia 2019 Guide
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.
More Info: VELD Music Festival 2019 Guide
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.
The Lineup: A Day To Remember, Airbourne, Alison Wonderland, Bullet For My Valentine, Charli XCX, Chase & Status, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, IDLES, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Modestep, Pond, Princess Nokia, Prophets of Rage, Ross From Friends, Royal Blood, Sigma, Stormzy, Tame Impala, The Blessed Madonna, The National, The Streets, Twenty One Pilots, Whitney, Yeasayer
More Info: Pukkelpop 2019 Guide