The United States is all geared up for a new season of music festivals where fans get to enjoy the performances of their favorite artists, both emerging stars and GRAMMY winners, in one fell swoop.
We present here a carefully-composed list of the best live music events across the States in the coming months.
Music Festivals List
1. WE Fest – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota (August 7-9):
Since 1983, the country music fans have been retreating to the Soo Pass Ranch in the first weekend of August, for the WE Fest.
For a complete Fest experience, you must pitch a tent or park your trailer on the festival grounds. This event is annually attended by over 85,000 people.
The eminent performers who signed up to perform this year include Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Travis Tritt, Brad Paisley and the Band Perry.
2. Lollapalooza – Chicago (August 1-3):
After a hiatus, Farrell re-started the event as a weekend destination festival in Grant Park, Chicago. This festival became so popular that it was launched in Chile and Brazil as well, in 2011.
During its two or three day period, the festival hosts over 160,000 music lovers who throng the Chicago city. The lineup of artists due to perform in 2016 includes Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex and Lords of Neon.
Overall, more than 100 artists perform on multiple stages.
3. Bonnaroo – Manchester (June 12-15):
If you love savoring great music in the countryside, you can’t miss the Bonnaroo Music Festival held in a 700 acre farm with over 10 stages.
It typically starts on the second Thursday in June and lasts for 4 days. Its main attractions include a diverse array of musical styles including hip hop, classic rock, indie rock, folk, gospel, reggae and electronica.
As of 2015, this festival saw an attendance of over 80,000 people.
4. Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas (June 20-22):
Now in its eighteenth year in Las Vegas, the EDC is an unbelievable audio-visual experience.
With over 180 artists and large scale art-installations, this event hosts live music parties from dusk until dawn. It is also the biggest music festival outside of Europe.
In 2015, it drew an audience of more than 400,000.
Music genres include EDM, drum and bass, dance-punk, techno, trance and more.
5. Essence Music Festival – New Orleans (July 3-6):
Dubbed as “the party with a purpose”, this festival was started in 1994.
It is also the largest event celebrating the African-American culture and music in the US.
This year, the artists who’ll perform at this event include Erykah Badu, Lionel Ritchie, the Roots, Jill Scott, Ledisi and Charlie Wilson.