THE LAZY JUNKIE'S GUIDE TO SUMMER'S 🔥 MUSIC FESTIVALS
It's almost festival season, junkies -- so get ready to crank it up. What's better than dancing the day (and night) away to the artists you’re obsessed with AND rockin’ head to toe neon and glitter?
But scoring tickets to the summer’s hottest festivals can be harder than choosing your fave toning section in ((305)) -- so for anyone who already missed tix to Coachella or Lollapalooza or who is still bummin' they couldn't make Ultra, we’ve rounded up our nine favorite festivals going down this summer so that you can get your tickets BEFORE they sell out.
(Stuck at home? We've got you covered, boo. Crank up the best jams from class, here.)
If you’re not lovin’ COACHELLA now that the Queen 🐝 has dropped out . . .
Call it “Coachella of the North” -- our 🇨🇦 junkies have been raving about Osheaga for ages. This festival's got an indie vibe, but it also packs a serious roster of go-to chart-toppers, including plenty of ((305))-approved kweens. Expect major hype this year for the return of starBAE The Weeknd (a Canadian!), who’ll be performing at the festival for the first time since 2012.
Headliners: The Weeknd, Muse, Lorde
Don’t miss: Majid Jordan, The Shins, London Grammar, Tegan and Sara
Best for: The junkie who you turn to for the hottest party playlists.
New York, NY
GovBall might be a little basic, but it's still one of the best festival lineups to hit the East Coast each summer -- especially if you're already NYC-based. This year's set includes a rare performance from Childish Gambino and a special set from BBC tastemaker Zane Lowe, but cop your tickets early, because this thing sells out faster than Sunday morning ((305)) Flow.
Headliners: Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Tool
Don’t miss: Francis and the Lights, Rae Sremmurd, Dua Lipa
Best for: The junkie who's not afraid to let her basic biddy flag fly.
Somerset, United Kingdom
Glasto really is one of the OG music festivals (seriously, it’s been around since the ‘70s) and packs a TON of performers into five insane days. The full lineup has yet to be announced, but expect the biggest acts from the U.S. and across the pond. Glasto is also THE place for celeb spotting (oh 👋, Kate Moss and Cara Delevigne) as you make your way across the festival’s muddy AF fields.
Headliners: Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters
Don’t miss: The full Glasto announcement when it drops later this spring.
Best for: The junkie who’s not afraid to get down and dirrrty.
If you couldn’t make it to the 3-0-5 last weekend for ULTRA . . .
ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
Las Vegas, NV
This is the largest electronic festival outside of Europe, and it draws massive crowds each year for a CRAZY party in the desert. EDC runs for three days from sunset to sunrise, turning Sin City into an adult amusement park with interactive art, light shows, and obvs, music. There's also a massive pre-game featuring sets from the world’s best DJs and producers around the Strip.
Headliners: Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Steve Aoki
Don’t miss: Galantis, Martin Garrix, Cash Cash
Best for: The junkie who’s always in a crop top -- even in zero degree weather
July 21-23, 28-30
Nearly half a million people descend on the appropriately-named town of Boom for six nights of lights, music, and dancing at Tomorrowland. Expect a TON of glitter, plenty of confetti, and more disco balls than your parents’ prom at this blowout. Tickets to this EDM paradise usually sell out in minutes, but you can add your name to the waiting list or try to score ‘em on the festival’s ticket exchange.
Headliners: David Guetta, Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Tiësto
Don’t miss: Robin Schulz, Jax Jones, Kungs, San Holo
Best for: The junkie who buys their glow sticks in bulk.
June 22-25, June 29-July 2
Raver junkies can go harrrd from dusk ‘til dawn at this festival buried deep in the woods of Michigan. It’s eight nights of bass drops, epic costumes, and a lineup so dope that you’ll wanna stay for both weekends. Electric Forest really is a day-glo wonderland -- it has all the headerliners of a massive EDM festival but with hammocks, drum circles, and a waaay more intimate vibe.
Headliners: Bassnectar, Flume, DJ Snake, Odesza
Don’t miss: Dillion Francis, Banks, Cashmere Cat, Flint Eastwood
Best for: The junkie who’s a lil’ bit of a tree-hugger.
If you were feelin’ Chance the Rapper but couldn’t score LOLLAPALOOZA tix . . .
We’ve already got our tix to Rolling Loud, the partyyy in Miami that’s literally a hip-hop lover’s dream come true. Where else will you find Kendrick, Future, and Weezy throwing it down on-stage with the most 💯 rap artists in the game? Catch all the action when the festival hits the 3-0-5 this May.
Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne
Don’t miss: Blackbear, Migos, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone
Best for: The junkie who always SLAYS the hip hop choreo in ((305)).
Gulf Shores, AL
Get your Lil Chano fix and celebrate the much-hyped return of Frank Ocean at Hangout. This festival down in the Gulf has a suuuper chilled-out vibe and features an eclectic lineup. And if that’s not enough to make you wanna book a flight ASAP, did we mention it’s literally held ON A BEACH?
Headliners: Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper
Don’t miss: Major Lazer, Bishop Briggs, Charlie XCX
Best for: The junkie who never met a flower crown they didn’t like.
While “Minnesota” and “hip hop” may seem like an odd combo, trust us on this one. Soundset has been building up major industry cred for ten years, having featured both hip hop heavyweights (Snoop Dogg, Method Man, and Nas) and fresh talent (Vic Mensa, Post Malone, and Anderson Paak) in the past.
Headliners: Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Ms. Lauren Hill
Don’t miss: Pusha T, Gucci Mane, D.R.A.M.
Best for: The junkie who knows allll the words to “Doo Wop (That Thing)”.