It is February, and festival season is officially right around the corner. FINALLY! Music festivals happen all around the United States. In fact, they happen all around the world. Whether you’re an avid festival goer, or just looking for some to attend. There are music festivals that most people have heard of, and there are some that are so lowkey that you only hear of them if you live in the city. Here are some music festivals you should consider crossing off your bucket list in 2020.
San Diego, California
CRSSD takes place twice a year in the Spring and Fall and brings tropical vibes both times. It’s a two-day EDM music festival that has artists ranging in genres from house, chill melodic, and much more. The Spring 2020 edition has released its lineup and includes names like Rufus du Sol, Chris Lake, and Carl Cox. If you like tropical vibes but don’t want to spend tropical money, this is a fun music festival to attend.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Want to go to a music festival with Mardi Gras vibes? BUKO Music + Art Project is for you. This two-day music festival includes hip-hip and electronic music producers and celebrated New Orleans Culture. This year’s lineup is stacked and includes big names like Illenium, Tyler the Creator, and Charli XCX. For sure a one of a kind festival.
April 10-12 and April 17-19
Unless you’ve been phoneless living under a rock, you’ve heard of Coachella. For hundreds of thousands of music fans, this is their favorite festival. This music and arts festival is three days and has two separate weekends. Both weekends are pretty much identical, and unless you can afford and want to go to both weekends, attendees only need to go to one weekend. Coachella is known for its art installations, gourmet and lowbrow food options, dance parties, games, a vintage market, a record shop, and an iconic Ferris wheel. This year’s lineup covers all types of genres and includes names like Rage Against the Machine, Thom Yorke, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, Megan Thee Stallion, Carly Rae Jepsen, Slander, Griz, and Calvin Harris.
Las Vegas, Nevada
“All are welcome here” is EDC’s motto. Three nights under the electric sky is something a person will never forget. This festival is the super bowl of music festivals with over 250 artists expected to perform. This year’s edition will be EDC’s tenth year in Las Vegas, so you know they will be going all out. This years lineup is stuacked with artist like Alesso, Alison Wonderland, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto, and many more. If you enjoy electronic music, then this festival is for you.
Under the age of 17 must attend the festival with someone 21+
New York City, New York
The Governor’s Ball is a multi-genre festival that takes place in New York City. There is a music festival for everyone because the lineup includes an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, folk, and more. They did not hold back with this year’s event and have big names like Tyler, the Creator, Florence + the Machine, The 1975, The Strokes, and SZA.
Riot Fest provides another exciting venue for those who love punk rock music. This year will be the 15th-anniversary, and they partnered with the company, Curadora, to make traveling easier. One exciting aspect is that rather than playing from a setlist that spans multiple albums, certain groups each year host “album performances”. Their setlist will be comprised entirely of a single album. The 2019 album performances included Blink-182’s. This year’s full lineup has not been released yet. However, only one band has been announced to headline and it’s My Chemical Romance.
A music festival is something everyone should enjoy at least ones in their lives. There are music festivals with music for every single person. So what are you doing? Go start planning your music festival trip.