Day in day out working or studying, life can get a bit mundane and the constant pressure can really get to you.
Sometimes you need to blow off some steam and just dance the days and nights away! The best thing you can do is go to a festival!
According to research, 84% of millennials attend music festivals to escape the daily grind. Whether you’re into dance music, hip-hop, rock, country or jazz there’s a festival for you!
Keep reading for some of the best 2018 music festivals you don’t want to miss this year.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
When? April 13-15 and 20-22
Where? Indio, California, USA
Who? The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, SZA, Kygo, Jamiroquai, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Vince Staples, ODESZA, Portugal. the Man, Migos, A Perfect Circle, Cardi B, Miguel, Daniel Caesar Kali Uchis, Kelela, HAIM, Tyler, the Creator, David Byrne, Alt-J, Post Malone and many more.
The Scene: To kick off this year’s festival season, this party in the desert is back. It’s one of the most anticipated 2018 music festivals, featuring a variety of music genres with some massive headliners.
Many come from the far ends of the earth to see what the big deal is. And one of the great things about Coachella is that they perform the same show for two weekends. This will give you a better chance of getting tickets…or to go twice if you’re hardcore!
When? April 27-29
Where? Indio, California, USA
Who? Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Midland and loads more!
The Scene: Another desert festival, but this one is especially for country music. The lineup is stuffed with talent, especially female artists taking this year’s Stagecoach festival by storm.
It’s not only the music that prevails here, there are loads of country-friendly amenities such as smoking BBQ’s, a honky-tonk dance hall and vintage hillbilly stores.
Stagecoach is a festival that the whole family can enjoy, even the kids! They feature a “Half-Pint Hootenanny” with live music, giant games, arts and crafts and a ton of photo ops!
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
When? April 27-May 6
Where? New Orleans, USA
Who? Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Jack White, Bonnie Raitt, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip and many more!
The Scene: This “Jazz Fest” lineup is full of stars all joining to celebrate the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. There will be 12 stages and numerous music experience tents during these 7 days of celebration.
As well as music, it also celebrates culture, so be ready to sample the finest soul food around. Nearly 100 booths will be set up, offering various food and drink options. Get ready for a taste sensation, they won’t disappoint!
Beale Street Music Festival
When? May 4-6
Where? Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Who? Jack White, Alanis Morissette, Odesza, Erykah Badu, Kaleo, DRAM, Logic, Post Malone and many more.
The Scene: Beale Street Music Festival features a dynamic mixture of artists and bands. Spread across four stages they represent such genres as rock, indie, pop, soul, alternative, hip-hop and even country!
The event is held in a park on the banks of the Mississippi River. If the weather’s at its best, you’ll have an awesome time soaking up the rays. You can cool down with ice cold drinks and snacks from the variety of vendors you’ll find around the park.
When? May 25-27
Where? Napa Valley, California, USA
Who? Bruno Mars, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, the Killers, Muse, Earth, Wind & Fire, Incubus, Natalia Lafourcade, the Chainsmokers, The Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, The Revivalists, Bleachers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Mike D, E-40, and more.
The Scene: Another reason to visit California is for this varied festival. Acts range from pop to R&B to rap and beyond, there really is something for everyone at Bottlerock. Even your mum and dad will enjoy it, with stars from the 80’s blasting out their techno tunes.
The food and drink are well known for being the tastiest! You can indulge all three days with gourmet foods, craft beer, hand selected wines and specialty cocktails.
When? May 30-June 3
Where? Barcelona, Spain
Who? Arctic Monkeys, A$AP Rocky, Bjork, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Lorde, The National, Migos, Jane Birkin, Kelela, Vince Staples, The War on Drugs, Haim, Father John Misty, Jorja Smith, Superorganism, Thundercat, Tyler, the Creator, Grizzly Bear, Majid Jordan, and many more.
The Scene: What better reason to pack your bags and head to Spain? This massive lineup features 4 days of huge acts from around the world. From rocking out with the Arctic Monkeys to dancing the night away to Lorde’s dream pop tunes, you’ll have an experience you’ll never forget.
Primavera Sound also has a massive selection of restaurant stalls with succulent dishes such as ramen, eco burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fried squid and Japanese curry for the foodie within!
Governors Ball Music Festival
When? June 1-3
Where? Randall’s Island Park, New York, USA
Who? Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Halsey, N.E.R.D, Khalid, Chvrches, The Gaslight Anthem, Post Malone, Diplo and Mark Ronson (AKA Silk City), Lil Uzi Vert, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, and more.
The Scene: A contemporary music festival in the heart of New York. The Governors Ball is all about the music with more than 60 performers of all different genres over 4 stages. The diversity of performances will have something for everyone, even the pickiest festival goers!
This summer festival experience also includes loads of other fun stuff too, with silent discos, mini golf, life-sized board games and loads of tasty food stalls proving that NYC is the foodie capital of the world!
Firefly Music Festival
When? June 14-17
Where? The Woodlands, Dover, Delaware, USA
Who? Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Odezsa, Lil Wayne, Logic, Martin Garrix, SZA, Alt-J, Portugal. the Man, Foster the People, MGMT, Mike D, Vance Joy, Big Gigantic, Jimmy Eat World, Chromeo, Cold War Kids, Cheat Codes, Rudimental, Marian Hill, Lizzo, and more.
The Scene: This festival in the forest has a lineup of some massive names. It’s not just the big names that’ll impress, you can also enjoy tree house acoustic sets from upcoming artists or dance the night away in their rave in the forest.
Not only will the music be pumping, but there’s also a market and loads of gourmet grub to make your taste buds sing with joy. And if you’re feeling a bit tired, there’s also a cozy nook in the forest where you can relax in a hammock!
When? July 6-8
Where? Finsbury Park, London, UK
Who? J. Cole, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and Friends, Post Malone, PartyNextDoor, Big Sean, Migos, J Hus, French Montana, Giggs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Goldlink, 6lack, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Playboi Carti, Lil Pump, and more.
The Scene: Head to London for an electric rave. You’ll be dancing the days and nights away with this awesome lineup at the Wireless festival.
Held in Finsbury Park in London, it’ll be awesome on a sunny day. But take something in case it rains, it is England after all!
When? August 2-5
Where? Chicago, USA
Who? TBA… but you know it’s going to be good!
The Scene: Lollapalooza has become a national cultural festival for a variety of music genres. Annually more than 150,000 partygoers enjoy the diverse lineup that includes rock, hip-hop, electric, pop and much more! Who knows what this years lineup will bring.
As always there will be several stalls selling the best festival foods, sweets, and drinks of the Windy City.
Don’t Miss These 2018 Music Festivals
2018 music festivals — Just wow!
As you can see, there is a lot going on this year!
So get prepared, buy your tickets, make plans and blow off some steam at these 2018 music festivals. You’ll not only listen to some great artists and bands, but you’ll also eat awesome food, have amazing experiences and make new friends!
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