Ultimate Summer Music Festival Guide


With Coachella and Stage Coach kicking off the summer, social feeds were overflowing with suede fringe, denim cutoffs and besties posing in matching floral something-or-other. This can only mean one thing: music festival season is officially in full swing.tattoo article

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You can spot them being rocked at any of the following festivals this year

EDC New York

edc new york

When: May 14-15, 2016

Where: Citi Field, New York, NY

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s Playing: David Guetta, Zedd, DJ Snake, Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Madeon, Dada Life, Afrojack, Alison Wonderland, Eric Priydz, Chris Liebing, Hot Since 82, Marcus Schulz, and more.

Hangout Music Festival

hang out music festival

When: May 20-22, 2016

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Florence & The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Flume, Haim, Cage the Elephant, Panic! At the Disco, The Chainsmokers, Grimes, Jason Isbell, Walk the Moon, Miike Snow, Leon Bridges, Big Grams, Run the Jewels, Foals, Fetty Wap, The Neighborhood, Portugal. The Man, Moon Taxi, 3Lau, X Ambassadors, BØRNS, Alessia Cara, Mayer Hawthorne, The Struts, Atlas Genius, The Griswolds, and more

Wayhome Music Festival


When: July 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Where :Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Tickets: On sale now

Who’s playing: LCD Soundsystem • Arcade Fire • The Killers • Major Lazer • M83 • HAIM • Metric • Chvrches • Ray LaMontagne • FKA twigs • Chet Faker • Arkells • Beirut • Gary Clark Jr. • Mac DeMarco • Rae Sremmurd • Wolf Parade • Stars • The Last Shadow Puppets • Foals • The Arcs • Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats • Matt and Kim

Sasquatch! Festival


When: May 27-30, 2016

Where: The Gorge Amphitheater, George, WA

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Florence + The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, A$AP Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Grimes, Chet Faker, Leon Bridges, Jamie XX, Purity Ring, Tycho, Allen Stone, Mac Demarco, Rudimental, X Ambassadors, Caribou, The Internet, Yo La Tengo, BØRNS, Vince Staples, Marian Hill, Vic Mensa, and more.

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival


When: June 9-12, 2016

Where: Manchester, TN

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Pearl Jam, J. Cole, Elie Goulding, LCD Soundsystem, Dead & Company, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Halsey, CHVRCHES, Miguel, Chris Stapleton, Judd Apatow & Friends, The Chainsmokers, Phantogram, Band of Horses, Leon Bridges, Grace Potter, Father John Misty, Purity Ring, Tyler the Creator, Two Door Cinema Club, Blood Orange, St. Lucia, Kamasi Washington, Vince Staples, Third Eye Blind, and more.

Governor’s Ball Music Festival

governors ball

When: June 3-5, 2016

Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Kanye West, The Strokes, Beck, The Killers, Haim, Death Cab for Cutie, Robyn, Of Monsters and Men, Chet Faker, CHVCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Miike Snow, Father John Misty, Jamie XX, Bloc Party, Miguel, Gary Clark Jr., Matt and Kim, Action Bronson, Purity Ring, Mac Miller, Courtney Barnett, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Cold War Kids, Years & Years, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Vic Mensa, Misterwives, Against Me!, Christine and the Queens, Betty Who, Elle King, Thundercat, Fidlar, Marian Hill, The Knocks, and More

Firefly Music Festival


When: June 16-19, 2016

Where: The Woodlands, Dover, DE

Tickets: on sale November 20

Who’s playing: Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, DEADMAU5, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, The 1975, Of Monsters and Men, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Ludacris, The Neighborhood, Earth Wind & Fire, Grouplove, Porter Robinson, Fitz & The Tantrums, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, MØ, Catfish & The Bottlemen, St. Lucia, Atlas Genius, Alunageorge, Guster, Elle King, The Wombats, Robert DeLong, The Staves, Wet, Moon Taxi, and more.

Essence Music Festival


When: July 1-3, 2016

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superbowl, New Orleans, LA

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Kendrick Lamar, Puff Daddy and the Family, Ciara, Andra Day, Mariah Carey, Common, Charlie Wilson, Jeremih, Maxwell, New Edition, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Tyrese, Faith Evans, Estelle, Leon Bridges, Kehlani, The Internet, Digable Planets, Daley, Eric Bellinger, Tweet, Mali Music, V. Bozeman, Kelly Price, Zakes Bantwini, Sky Wanda, Doug E. Fresh, Tink, Jidenna, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, St. Beauty, Lalah Hathaway, Judith Hill, Wizkid, Lady Leshurr, MC Lyte, Dej Loaf, Cyril Neville, New Breed Brass Band, Robert Glasper, BJ The Chicago Kid, The Brand New Heavies and Little Simz.

Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts


When: July 29-31, 2016

Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal, CA

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, Disclosure, The Lumineers, M83, Haim, Future, Grimes, Flume, Bastille, Passenger, Walk the Moon, Leon Bridges, Daughter, Elle King, Years & Years, Half Moon Run, Beirut, Mac Miller, St. Lucia, MØ, The Last Shadow Puppets, Bloc Party and more.

Outside Lands

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When: August 5-7, 2016

Where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Tickets: on sale April 7

Who’s playing: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie, Lana Del Rey, J. Cole, Duran Duran, Zedd, Ryan Adams, Major Lazer, Air, Sufjan Stevens, Chance the Rapper, Beach House, Miguel, Halsey, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Grimes, Jason Isbell, Miike Snow, Third Eye Blind, Kehlani, The Last Shadow Puppets, Griz, Brandi Carlile, Foals, Vince Staples, Hiatus Kaiyote, Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, Snakehips, Jack Garratt, and more.

Pemberton Music Festival

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When: July 14-17, 2016

Where: Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada

Tickets: on sale April 8

Who’s playing: Pearl Jam, J. Cole, Kaskade, Snoop Dogg, Bassnectar, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, Halsey, FKA Twigs, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, DJ Snake, Chainsmokers, Billy Idol, Steve Angello, Flosstradamus, Miguel, Purity Ring, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

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When: June 22-26, 2016

Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, U.K.

Tickets: sold out

Who’s playing: Adele, Muse, Coldplay, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, Jeff Lynne’s Elo, Disclosure, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, The 1975, Daughter, Vince Staples, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim, Cindy Lauper, AlunaGeorge, Jack Garratt, James Blake, CHVRCHES, M83, Bastille, Santigold, Two Door Cinema Club, Mac Demarco, Of Monsters and Men, and more.



When: June 29-July 3, July 5-10, 2016

Where: Milwaukee, WI

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Selena Gomez, Luke Bryan, Sting, Alabama Shakes, Blake Shelton, Def Leppard, DNCE, Kacey Musgraves, Martin Garrix, Willie Nelson, Death Cab for Cutie, Jason Derulo, Fitz and the Tantrums, Nelly, Barenaked Ladies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Young the Giant, Cheap Trick, Commodores, and more.

FYF Fest

fyf fest

When: August 27-28, 2016

Where: Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

Tickets: on sale April 1

Who’s playing: Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, Grace Jones, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, Explosions in the Sky, Rae Sremmurd, Blood Orange, Young Thug, and more.



When: July 28-31, 2016

Where: Grant Park, Chicago

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, J. Cole, Lana Del Ray, Future, Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Jane’s Addiction, Flume, G-Easy, The 1975, Haim, M83, Two Door Cinema Club, Halsey, Chris Stapleton, Flosstradamus, Hardwell, Martin Garrix, Grimes, Bastille, Leon Bridges, Bryson Tiller, Miike Snow, Local Natives, Vic Mensa and more.



When: July 22-24, 2016

Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY

Tickets: on sale March 4, 12 PM EST

Who’s playing: Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Alabama Shakes, Sia, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Kurt Vile & The Violators, FKA Twigs, Blood Orange, Foals, Run the Jewels, Grace Potter, Schoolboy Q, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Daughter, AlunaGeorge, Kaytranada, SZA, and more.

Boots and Hearts

boots and hearts

When? Aug4th-7th

Where? Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

Tickets? On sale now

Who’s playing: Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Emerson Drive, Diamond Rio, Autumn Hill, Dylan Scott, Lindsay Ell, and more.

Try to find me at the festivals rocking my pure tatts, if you do I’ll reward you with a free tatt   !

Catch me if you can,


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