The  best 2018 music festivals

Afropunk Fest, Austin City Limits, Beale Street, Bonnaroo, Chance the Rapper, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Essence Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Governors Ball, Hangout Music Festival, KCON, Live Shows, Lollapalooza, Made in America, Music Midtown, musicians style, Newport Folk Festival, Panorama, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Riot Fest, Sasquatch! Music Festival, Shaky Beats Music Festival, Shaky Knees Music Festival, Shaun White's Air + Style Festival, South by Southwest (SXSW), SZA, The Fest, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots, Ultra Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, Warped Tour, Where to Go -

The best 2018 music festivals

Shaun White's Air + Style Festival

When: March 3 - 4

Where: Los Angeles, CA

2017 Highlights: Marian Hill Talk Collaborating With Lauren Jauregui

South by Southwest (SXSW)

When: March 9 - 18 Where: Austin, TX

2017 Highlights: Black Thought Previews The Roots' New Music


Ultra Music Festival

When: March 23 - 25 Where: Miami, FL

2017 Lineup Highlights: Major Lazer, Martin Garrix, Zhu, KSHMR, Steve Aoki, A$AP Ferg, Afrojack.


When: April 13 - 15, April 20 - 22

Where: Indio, CA 2017 Lineup

Highlights: Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Bon Iver, Lorde.


Shaky Beats Music Festival

When: May 11 - 13

Where: Atlanta, GA 2017 Lineup

Highlights: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, Griz, Flosstradamus, Zeds Dead, Galantis.

Beale Street

When: May 4 - 6

Where: Memphis, TN

2017 Lineup Highlights: Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Sturgill Simpson, Death Cab for Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, MGMT, Jill Scott.


Shaky Knees Music Festival

When: May 4 - 6

Where: Atlanta, GA

2017 Lineup Highlights: The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Cage The Elephant, Pixies, The Shins, Moon Taxi, Dr. Dog, The Revivalists, The London Souls.

Hangout Music Festival

When: May 18 - 20

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

2017 Lineup Highlights: Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Weezer, MGMT.


Sasquatch! Music Festival

When: May 25 - 27

Where: George, WA

2017 Lineup Highlights: Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, MGMT, Phantogram, Mac Miller, The Strumbellas.



Electric Daisy Carnival

When & Where: Mexico City,

Feb 24 - 25; Las Vegas,

May 18 - 20; UK, TBA;

Tokyo, May 12 & 13

2017 Lineup Highlights: Kygo, Afrojack, Diplo, Porter Robinson and Martin Garrix, Alesso.

Governors Ball

When: June 1 - 3

Where: New York, NY


When: June 7 - 10

Where: Manchester, TN

2017 Lineup Highlights: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, The xx, Major Lazer and Travis Scott, Noname, Tove Lo, Michael Kiwanuka, D.R.A.M, Francis and the Light, Tegan & Sara.

Firefly Music Festival

When: June 14 - 17

Where: Dover, DE Warped Tour

When: June 21 - August 5

Where: Throughout North America

2017Lineup Highlights: The Ataris, GWAR, Andy Black, Hatebreed, Silverstein, Save Ferris, Municipal Waste, Watsky, Bowling for Soup.


When: TBD

Where: LA & NYC

2017 Lineup Highlights: Seventeen, GOT7, Twice, CNBLUE, Highlight, VIXX, GFriend, NCT 127, Cosmic Girls, ASTRO.


When: June 27 - 29

Where: New York, NY

2017 Lineup Highlights: Frank Ocean, Solange, Tame Impala, Alt-J, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, MGMT, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Nick Murphy, Vince Staples, Cashmere Cat, Snakehips, Kiiara.

Essence Festival

When: July 5 - July 8 Where: New Orleans, LA 2017 Lineup

Highlights: Diana Ross, Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, Solange, John Legend, Monica, Remy Ma. Newport Folk Festival

When: July 27 - 29

Where: Newport, RI

2017 Lineup Highlights: Fleet Foxes, Wilco, Regina Spektor, The Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.


When: August 2 - 5

Where: Chicago, IL

2017 Lineup Highlights: Blink-182, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, DJ Snake, Wiz Khalifa.

Afro Fest

When: August 25 & 26

Where: Brooklyn, NY

2017 Lineup Highlights: Sampha, Thundercat, Sinkane, KING, Kaytranada, Nao, Sango, Gary Clark Jr, Macy Gray, SZA, Willow Smith.

Made in America

When: September TBA

Where: Philadelphia, PA

2017 Lineup Highlights: Jay Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers, Run the Jewels, Kaskade, Migos, 21 Savage, Solange, Marshmello, Little Dragon, DMX, Sampha.

Riot Fest

When: September 14 - 16

Where: Chicago, IL

2017 Lineup Highlights: Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A.

Music Midtown

When: September TBA

Where: Atlanta, GA Austin City Limits

When: October 5 - 7 & October 12 - 14

Where: Austin, TX

2017 Lineup Highlights: Chance the Rapper, Gorillaz, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, The xx, Jay Z, Solange.


The Fest

When: October TBA

Where: Gainesville, FL

2017 Lineup Highlights: Against Me, Hot Water Music, Hum, Pegboy, Iron Reagan, Crime in

Stereo Voodoo Music + Arts Experience

When: October 26 - 28

Where: New Orleans, LA

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