Thursday, April 30, 2015

The 2015 Summer Music Festival Guide

If you are planning to attend the one of the plethora of music festivals this summer here’s a look at what you can expect from this year’s biggest events:

Lollapalooza
Where: Chicago (July 31-August 2)

Bands: Paul McCartney, Florence + The Machine, Metallica
Bonnaroo

Where: Manchester, TN (June 11-14)

Bands: Billy Joel, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford & Sons

Outside Lands
Where: San Francisco (August 7-9)

Bands: Elton John, Sam Smith, D’Angelo, The Black Keys

Governor's Ball
Where: New York City (June 5-7)

Bands: Drake, Björk, Lana Del Rey, The Black Keys

Pitchfork

Where: Chicago (July 17-19)

Bands: Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches

Creation Fest
Where: Mount Union, PA (June 24-27), Tri-Cities, WA (July 30-Aug 1)

Bands: TobyMac, Switchfoot, Lecrae
7 Lesser Known Festivals You Should Check Out:
Beale Street Music Festival- May 1-3 Memphis, TN, Lineup: Ed Sheeran, Wilco, Pixies, the Flaming Lips, the Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, St. Vincent
Hangout Music Festival- Gulf Shores, Ala May 15-17 Lineup: Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Beck, Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, TV on the Radio
CounterPoint Music And Arts Festival-Kingston Downs, Ga.Date: May 22-24  Lineup: Widespread Panic, the Roots, 
Wakarusa Music Festival- Ozark, Ark Date: June 4-7 Lineup: The Roots, Thievery Corporation, Chance the Rapper, Young The Giant
Free Press Summer Festival- Houston, Texas. June 6-7 Lineup: Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, St. Vincent,  Belle and Sebastian, Chance the Rapper, Tears for Fears
Forecastle Festival- Louisville, Kentucky. July 17-19 Lineup: Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket,      Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse
Sloss Music and Arts Festival- Birmingham, Ala.July 18-19 Lineup: Modest Mouse, Band of Horses,    Primus, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Tyler the Creator, Purity Ring,