With so many music festivals out there already and more and more cropping up each year, picking one to go to is more difficult than ever. Don’t stress! We’ve done our homework and researched tons of this year’s best music festivals and put them all into a neat little list for you. Read on for a chronological list of some of the top music festivals taking place in North America this year, complete with all the details you’ll need to make an informed decision to attend any of them.

OCTOBER

 

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Austin City Limits
Where: Zilker Park – Austin, TX

When: October 2-4 (Weekend 1), October 9-11 (Weekend 2)

Who’s Performing?: Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Drake, Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd, Disclosure, Deadmau5, Bassnectar, alt-J, Hozier, +more

Tickets: available HERE

Check out our ACL 2015 guide here!

Voodoo Experience

Voodoo Experience
Where: New Orleans, LA

When: October 30-November 1

Who’s Performing?: Florence + The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne feat. Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash, Zac Brown Band, Jane’s Addiction, Deadmau5, Modest Mouse, Jack U, Santigold, Chance the Rapper, +more

Tickets: available HERE

 

NOVEMBER

 

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Fun Fun Fun Fest
Where: Auditorium Shores – Austin, TX

When: November 6-8

Who’s Performing?: Jane’s Addiction, D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, Venom, Cheap Trick, NOFX, Chvrches, Chromeo, +more

Tickets: available HERE

 

PAST FESTIVALS

 

SEPTEMBER

 

TomorrowWorld

TomorrowWorld
Where: Chattahoochee Hills, GA

When: September 25-27

2015 Lineup: Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Adam Beyer, +more

Landmark Music Festival

Landmark Music Festival
Where: West Potomac Park – Washington, DC

When: September 26-27

2015 Lineup: Drake, The Strokes, alt-J, Chvrches, Ben Howard, Chromeo, Band of Horses, The War on Drugs, George Ezra, +more

 

Riot Fest Chicago

Riot Fest Chicago
Where: Douglas Park – Chicago, IL

When: September 11-13

2015 Lineup: No Doubt, Modest Mouse, Faith No More, Iggy Pop, Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Motorhead, Rancid, Tenacious D, Billy Idol, +more

Electric Zoo

Electric Zoo
Where: Randall’s Island Park – New York, NY

When: September 4-6

2015 Lineup: The Chemical Brothers, Above & Beyond, Alesso, Cashmere Cat, Galantis, Madeon, +more

North Coast Music Festival

North Coast Music Festival
Where: Union Park – Chicago, IL

When: September 4-6

2015 Lineup: The Chemical Brothers, D’Angelo, Atmosphere, Chromeo, Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Portugal. The Man, Steve Aoki, +more

Made in America Festival

Made in America Festival
Where: Philadelphia, PA

When: September 5-6

2015 Lineup: Beyonce, The Weeknd, Axwell & Ingrosso, J. Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, +more

Check out the full lineup here!

Bumbershoot

Bumbershoot
Where: Seattle Center – Seattle, WA

When: September 5-7

2015 Liineup: The Weeknd, Faith No More, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Chance the Rapper, Cake, Zedd, Social Distortion, Bassnectar, +more

AUGUST

 

Riot Fest Denver

Riot Fest Denver
Where: National Western Complex – Denver, CO

When: August 28-30

Who’s Performing?: Modest Mouse, Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D, Ice Cube, Run-DMC, Rancid, Motorhead, +more

Tickets: available HERE

FYF Fest

FYF Fest
Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: August 22-23

2015 Lineup: Frank Ocean Kanye West, Morrissey, Bloc Party, D’Angelo, Chet Faker, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Flume, Belle & Sebastian, +more

Check out our FYF Fest guide here!

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival
Where: Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY

When: August 22-23

2015 Lineup: The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Skrillex, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Kygo, Jason Derulo, +more

Check out our detailed look at the lineup here!

The Peach Music Festival

Peach Music Festival
Where: The Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA

When: August 13-16

2015 Lineup: Gregg Allman, Santana, Bob Weir, Willy Nelson & Family, Warren Haynes, +more

Outside Lands

Outside Lands
Where: Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA

When: August 7-9

2015 Lineup: Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, Axwell & Ingrosso, Tame Impala, +more

Check out our Outside Lands guide here!

ARISE Music Festival

ARISE Music Festival
Where: Sunrise Ranch – Loveland, CO

When: August 7-9

2015 Lineup: Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Polish Ambassador, Emancipator Ensemble, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Ozomatli, Trevor Hall, Stick Figure, +more

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza
Where: Grant Park – Chicago, IL

When: July 31-August 2

2015 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, The Weeknd, alt-J, Alabama Shakes, Of Monsters & Men, +more

Check out our Lollapalooza guide here!

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

Osheaga
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC

When: July 31-August 2

2015 Lineup: Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, Weezer, alt-J, Of Monsters and Men, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, +more

Check out our Osheaga guide here!

Hard Summer Music Festival

Hard Summer Music Festival
Where: Fairplex – Pomona, CA

When: August 1-2

2015 Lineup: The Weeknd, Jack U, The Chemical Brothers, Chromeo, Dillon Francis, Ratatat, Porter Robinson, Die Antwoord, Schoolboy Q, +more

Newport Folk Festival

Newport Folk Festival
Where: Fort Adams State Park – Newport, RI

When: July 24-26

2015 Lineup: Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell, The Decemberists, First Aid Kit, Sufjan Stevens, Lord Huron, Brandi Carlile, Laura Marling, The Lone Bellow, Jose Gonzalez, +more

Pemberton Music Festival

Pemberton Music Festival
Where: Pemberton, BC

When: July 16-19

2015 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliott, Weezer, Jane’s Addiction, +more

Check out our Pemberton Music Festival guide here!

Forecastle Festival

Forecastle Festival
Where: Waterfront Park – Louisville, KY

When: July 17-19

2015 Lineup: Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Cage the Elephant, The War On Drugs, +more

Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival
Where: Union Park – Chicago, IL

When: July 17-19

2015 Lineup: Wilco, Chance the Rapper, Sleater-Kinney, Future Islands, Chvrches, The New Pornographers, Run the Jewels, Caribou, +more

Check out our Pitchfork Music Festival guide here!

Summerfest

Summerfest
Where: Milwaukee, WI

When: June 24-July 5

2015 Lineup: The Rolling Stones, Florida Georgia Line, Kings of Leon, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Zac Brown Band, Linkin Park, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Neil Young, +more

Check out our Summerfest guide here!

 

Electric Forest Festival

Electric Forest
Where: Rothbury, MI

When: June 25-28

2015 Lineup: The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kaskade, Flume, Big Gigantic, +more

Tickets: available HERE

Check out our Electric Forest guide here!

Paradiso Festival

Paradiso Festival
Where: Gorge Amphitheater – Quincy, WA

When: June 26-27

2015 Lineup: Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Dash Berlin, +more

Tickets: available HERE

Firefly Music Festival

Firefly Festival
Where: The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway – Dover, DE

When: June 18-21

2015 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Morrissey, Snoop Dogg, Foster the People, Zedd, Modest Mouse, Bastille, +more

Tickets: available HERE

Check out our Firefly guide here!

Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas

EDC Las Vegas
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway – Las Vegas, NV

When: June 19-21

2015 Lineup: Avicii, Calvin Harris, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Moby, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, +more

Tickets: available HERE

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Bonnaroo
Where: Manchester, TN

When: June 11-14

2015 Lineup: Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machine, Robert Plant, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Alabama Shakes, +more

Check out our Bonnaroo guide here!

CMA Music Festival

CMA Music Festival
Where: Nashville, TN

When: June 11-14

2015 Lineup: Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, +more

Check out our CMA Music Festival guide here!

Spring Awakening Festival

Spring Awakening Festival
Where: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL

When: June 12-14

2015 Lineup: Zedd, Hardwell, Tiesto, Eric Prydz, Diplo, Afrojack, JackU, +more

Check out our Spring Awakening Festival guide here!

Taste of Country Music Festival

Taste of Country Festival
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY

When: June 12-14

2015 Lineup: Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, +more

Check out our Taste of Country Festival guide here!

Wakarusa Music Festival

Wakarusa Music Festival
Where: Mulberry Mountain – Ozark, AR

When: June 4-7

2015 Lineup: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Major Lazer, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, +more

Check out our Wakarusa guide here!

 

Mountain Jam

Mountain Jam
Where: Hunter Mountain, NY

When: June 4-7

2015 Lineup: The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, Gov’t Mule, Grace Potter, moe., +more

The Governors Ball Music Festival

Governors Ball
Where: Randall’s Island Park – New York, NY

When: June 5-7

2015 Lineup: Drake, Deadmau5, The Black Keys, Bjork, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, My Morning Jacket, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Ryan Adams, +more

Check out our Governors Ball guide here!

Bunbury Music Festival

Bunbury Music Festival
Where: Sawyer Point – Cincinnati, OH

When: June 5-7

2015 Lineup: The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Twenty One Pilots, Tame Impala, +more

Check out our Bunbury Music Festival guide here!

Free Press Summer Festival

FPSF
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park – Houston, TX

When: June 6-7

2015 Lineup: Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, +more

Check out our FPSF guide here!

 

Field Trip Festival

Field Trip Festival
Where: Fort York at Garrison Commons – Toronto, ON

When: June 6-7

2015 Lineup: Alabama Shakes, Arkells, The War On Drugs, Purity Ring, De La Soul, +more

Check out our Field Trip Festival guide here!

BottleRock Festival

BottleRock Festival
Where: Napa Valley Expo – Napa, CA

When: May 29-31

2015 Lineup: Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, +more

Check out our BottleRock Festival guide here!

Sweetlife Festival

Sweetlife Festival
Where: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD

When: May 30-31

2015 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, Pixies, Billy Idol, The Weeknd, +more

Check out our Sweetlife Festival guide here!

Lightning in a Bottle Festival

Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Where: San Antonio Recreation Area – Bradley, CA

When: May 21-25

2015 Lineup: Flume, SBTRKT, ODESZA, RL Grime, Thomas Jack, Tycho, Griz, John Digweed, Panda Bear, +more

CounterPoint Festival

CounterPoint Festival
Where: Kingston Downs – Rome, GA

When: May 22-24

2015 Lineup: Knife Party, Excision, Widespread Panic, Dillon Francis, Zedd, The Roots, +more

Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston Calling Music Festival
Where: City Hall Plaza – Boston, MA

When: May 22-24

2015 Lineup: Beck, My Morning Jacket, Pixies, Tame Impala, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Tenacious D, +more

Check out our Boston Calling guide here!

Summer Camp Music Festival

Summer Camp Music Festival
Where: Three Sisters Park – Chillicothe, IL

When: May 22-24

2015 Lineup: moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Steve Miller Band, Widespread Panic, Krewella, STS9, Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes, John Butler Trio, Griz, Paul Oakenfold, +more

Sasquatch! Festival

Sasquatch Festival
Where: Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, WA

When: May 22-25

2015 Lineup: Kendrick Lamar, Robert Plant, Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, Lana Del Rey, Ryan Adams, Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists, +more

Check out our Sasquatch! guide here!

Electric Daisy Carnival – New York

EDC New York
Where: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ

When: May 23-24

2015 Lineup: Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Tiesto, +more

Check out our EDC New York guide here!

Bayou Country Superfest

Bayou Country Superfest
Where: LSU Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge, LA

When: May 23-24

2015 Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Miranda Lambert, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Colt Ford, David Nail, Kristin Bush, & Cassadee Pope

Check out our Bayou Country Superfest guide here!

Sunset Music Festival

Sunset Music Festival
Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL

When: May 23-24

2015 Lineup: Tiesto, Skrillex, Armin van Buuren, Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson, Cashmere Cat, +more

Check out our Sunset Music Festival guide here!

Hangout Music Festival

Hangout Music Festival
Where: Gulf Shores Beach – Gulf Shores, AL

When: May 15-17

2015 Lineup: Foo Fighters, Sam Smith, Zac Brown Band, Beck, Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Foster The People, +more

Check out our Hangout Music Festival guide here!

Shaky Boots Music Festival

Shaky Boots Music Festival
Where: KSU Sports and Entertainment Park – Kennesaw, GA

When: May 16-17

2015 Lineup: Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, +more

Check out our Shaky Boots guide here!

Rock in Rio USA

Rock in Rio USA
Where: City of Rock – Las Vegas, NV

When: May 8-9 (Rock Weekend), May 15-16 (Pop Weekend)

2015 Lineup: No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, +more (Rock Weekend), Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, +more (Pop Weekend)

Check out our Rock in Rio USA guide here!

Big Guava Music Festival

Big Guava Music Festival
Where: Tampa, FL

When: May 8-9

2015 Lineup: The Strokes, Pretty Lights, Pixies, Hozier, Passion Pit, Ryan Adams, TV On The Radio, +more

Check out our Big Guava Music Festival guide here!

Shaky Knees Music Festival

Shaky Knees Music Festival
Where: Central Park – Atlanta, GA

When: May 8-10

2015 Lineup: The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Tame Impala, Pixies, Wilco, Social Distortion, Ryan Adams, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, +more

Check out our Shaky Knees guide here!

Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival
Where: Tommy Lee Park – Memphis, TN

When: May 1-3

2015 Lineup: Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, The Avett Brothers, Paramore, Hozier, John Fogerty, Five Finger Death Punch, Wilco, Pixies, +more

Check out our Beale Street Music Festival guide here!

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Where: New Orleans, LA

When: April 24-May 3

2015 Lineup: Elton John, The Who, Jimmy Buffet, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, No Doubt, Keith Urban, Pitbull, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, +more

Check out our New Orleans Jazz Fest guide here!

SunFest

SunFest
Where: West Palm Beach, FL

When: April 29-May 3

2015 Lineup: Fall Out Boy, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Hozier, Kaskade, Boston, Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Wilco, +more

Check out our SunFest guide here!

Coachella

Coachella
Where: Indio, CA

When: April 10-12 (Weekend 1), April 17-19 (Weekend 2)

2015 Lineup: AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Tame Impala, Interpol, The Weeknd, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Florence + The Machine, Kaskade, +more

Check out our Coachella guide here!

Euphoria Music Festival

Euphoria Music Festival
Where: Carson Creek Ranch – Austin, TX

When: April 10-12

2015 Lineup: Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, RL Grime, STS9, Thievery Corporation, +more

Check out our Euphoria Music Festival guide here!

Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival
Where: Miami, FL

When: March 27-29

2015 Lineup: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, David Guetta, Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, +more

Check out our Ultra Music Festival guide here!

Which festival are you most excited for? Or perhaps we left out your favorite? Whatever the case, let us know in the comment section below. Happy festival season!

Share This