Friends and music. Is it possible to find a better pairing? Music is enjoyed by the young and the old and can provide amazing experiences. Here is a list of music festivals every millennial should consider attending.
*Please note that some, if not all, of the festivals listed have been postponed or canceled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
10. EDC Las Vegas, USA
May 15th- 17th 2020 in Las Vegas, USA, is already worth going to because it is in Las Vegas. What is not fun in Las Vegas? EDC has popular artists like The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Maceo Plex, Zeds Dead, Alesso, KSHMR, Tiësto, you will not want to miss this! You can even rent an RV and camp on site. What is not to love?
9. Summerfest, Milwaukee, USA
June 24th – July 5th, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Summerfest is presented by the American Family Insurance and has over 800 bands during their 11-day festival. Headliners this year include Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Khalid, Blink-182 and Halsey, to name a few. It offers a wide range of genres, so you will be sure to find an artist you know and love! Visit their website to see the full lineup.
8. Ultra, Croatia
July 10th – 12th 2020 in Split, Croatia is home to Ultra Croatia – (one of) the European versions of Ultra Miami. Croatia has beautiful beaches and unbelievable parties in the cities and also an amazing festival to check out. Afrojack, DJ Snake, David Guetta, Galantis and Marshmello will be performing their sets and you will surely regret not going to this one. Bonus: Game of Thrones was filmed in many areas of Croatia, so if you are a fan of the show, you will be in heaven.
7. Tomorrowland, Belgium
July 17th-19th 2020 and July 24th – 26th 2020 in Belgium is an EDM fan’s dream come true; with its beautiful stage and visuals and featuring HUGE names like Eric Prydz, Four Tet, Krewella, Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, Marshmello, Benny Benassi, Markus Schulz… seriously, the list goes on and on and on.
6. Woodstock Poland
July 30th – August 1st, 2020 in Poland is a huge rock music festival located near the Polish-German border. The festival is influenced by the American Woodstock festival that took place in 1969. The Dropkick Murphys, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, While She Sleeps, Clutch and others will be there to get you rocking out. If you like rock music, you will not want to miss this!
5. Lollapalooza, Chicago, USA
July 30th – August 2nd 2020 in Chicago, USA is one festival you will not want to miss. This year’s lineup is not yet announced, however, with headliners like Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Chainsmokers in 2019, it is certain this year will have to live up to the hype. Keep an eye on their website to see the lineup the moment it is out!
4. Osheaga, Montreal, Canada
July 31st – August 2nd, 2020 in Montreal, Canada. Osheaga is one of the biggest festivals Canada has to offer, and you will not want to miss it. The Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar are some of the artists performing this year. Something that may entice younger crowds: the legal drinking age in Montreal is 18, so gather your friends, and enjoy the music with a nice cold drink.
3. Coachella, Indio, USA
October 9th-18th 2020 in Indio, USA is perhaps the best place to up your Instagram game. Coachella is packed with celebrities, influencers, and average Joes like yourself. Guaranteed you will find an artist you like. Artists this year include Calvin Harris, Lewis Capaldi, Big Sean, Flume, Lana del Ray, Lil Nas X. Check out their website here.
2. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, USA
Fall 2020 (exact date to be determined) in New Orleans, USA is where it’s at! The Who, Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Lionel Richie, The Lumineers, The Beach Boys, Lenny Kravitz and many, many more will be on stage this spring. The diversity in artists will have you enjoying every minute.
1. Electric Forest, USA
What sounds better than a music festival in a forest? Electric Forest takes place amongst the trees in Rothbury, Michigan. Although the lineup features a lot of EDM artists, music lovers can find pop, rock, and indie musicians if they look closely. Artists this year include Flume, Louis the Child, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and Diplo. The festival takes place from June 25th-28th and more information can be found here.