Want to Attend a Music Festival This Year? Let us Help You Find the Right One.
These 10 music festivals standout as the best of 2018. Whether you care about the music, the atmosphere, the activities, or just the overall experience, we’ve outlined the 10 festivals in North America that you don’t want to miss this year.
Where: Gorge Amphitheatre, Washington
When: May 25-27
Notable Artists: Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, The National, Anderson .Paak, Tyler The Creator
Sasquatch is hosted every year at one of the most scenic concert venues in the world, The Gorge Amphitheatre. With stunning views of the Columbia River and Cascade Range, you’ll never forget watching a performance at the main stage of the Gorge.
Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario
When: August 9-12
Notable Artists: Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, Dallas Smith, Billy Currington, Brett Young, Alan Jackson, Madeline Merlo
Located an hour outside of Toronto, Boots and Hearts is Canada’s top country music festival. Enjoy some of the worlds best country artists, while camping and partying alongside 50,000 other festival goers.
Where: Randall’s Island Park, NYC
When: July 27-29
Notable Artists: The Weeknd, The Killers, Janet Jackson, Migos, Sza, Odesza, Dua Lipa
According to Guitar Junky, this New York City music festival combines the best culture, art, and music that any festival has to offer. Enjoy unique activities such as The Lab, which is an interactive experience that combines technology, artistry, and design. Panorama also classifies itself as a culinary playground, with a wide variety of cuisine selections from NYC’s finest restaurants.
Where: Napa Valley, California
When: May 25-27
Notable Artists: Bruno Mars, The Chainsmokers, The Killers, Snoop Dog, Muse, Halsey, Billy Idol
Bottlerock offers a unique Napa Valley experience; gourmet foods, wine cabanas, craft beer and specialty cocktails. This year’s lineup features some amazing headliners that are sure to make for a great experience.
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal
When: August 3-5
Notable Artists: Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Florence + The Machine, Khalid, Post Malone, The National
Osheaga has been one of the top music festivals in Canada for over a decade. Taking place in beautiful Montreal, Osheaga takes great pride in presenting various renowned and emerging artists. There is no on site camping, but the festival offers numerous accommodations at affordable prices for festival goers.
Where: Indio, California
When: April 27-29
Notable Artists: Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lee Brice, Kelsea Ballerini, Kacey Musgraves
Looking for an awesome Country music festival? Stagecoach is held at the same location as Coachella, in beautiful California. Stagecoach consistently features some of the worlds best country artists, and this year’s lineup does not disappoint.
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
When: June 7-10
Notable Artists: Eminem, Muse, The Killers, Future, Bon Iver, Khalid, Dua Lipa
If you’re looking for a music festival with awesome activities beyond the partying scene, look no further than Bonnaroo. This festival prides itself on creativity, offering yoga, karaoke, art, a 5k run, and much, much more. Bonnaroo also aspires to be the greenest festival in North America, and promotes its theme of changing the world while having fun.
Where: Dover, Deleware
When: June 14-17
Notable Artists: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, Artcic Monkeys, Martin Garrix, Lil Wayne, Odesza
Firefly offers a very unique setting in The Woodlands, with forests surrounding the main festival grounds. Enjoy camping, Treehouse Sessions, delicious foods, and much more in this breathtaking forest. On top of this, the 2018 lineup is as good as it gets.
Where: Gulf Shores, Alabama
When: May 18-20
Notable Artists: Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Odesza, Logic, Zedd
Hangout is one of the few major music festivals in North America that is literally right on the beach. Enjoy one of the most standout lineups of 2018, while chilling on the beach with your friends.
Where: Indio, California
When: April 13-15, April 20-22
Notable Artists: The Weeknd, Beyonce, Eminem, Kygo, Post Malone, Odesza, Migos
With arguably the best lineup of 2018, in the best location, Coachella is the top music festival this year. The festival also offers a world class art experience “to be viewed from an infinite variety of perspectives by an ever-shifting audience.” Oh, and you’ll probably see some of your favourite celebrities at the festival as well.