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20 Music Festivals in 2019 to Start Planning Now

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It’s a new year which means the 2019 festival season is about to kick off.  With so many amazing festivals, how do you decide which ones to go to this year?  We’ve curated a list of some of our favorites that you may want to add to your list this year.  

SXSW

Austin, TX
March 11-17

If you’re into indie music, film, art, pop culture, and technology and looking to mix some business with pleasure, this is the festival for you.

 

ULTRA

Miami, FL
March 29-31

Miami in March, do you need more of a reason? Ultra always delivers so if you’re an EDM fan, put this on your calendar. This year’s headliners include David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Zedd, and The Chainsmokers.

 

COACHELLA

Indio, CA
April 12-14, 19-21

Ariana is making history as a headliner this year…need we say more.

 

TORTUGA

Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
April 12-14

If no shoes, no shirt and country music is more your style, Tortuga is your festival. Set on Fort Lauderdale beach, we can’t think of a better backdrop for some festival fun.

 

STAGECOACH

Indio, CA
April 26-28

If you can’t make it to Coachella or want to keep the party going by adding some country in the mix, Stagecoach is a must. This year’s lineup is stacked with some of country’s biggest stars and up and coming artists. Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Sam Hunt are headlining this year.

 

JAZZFEST

NEW ORLEANS, LA
April 25-May 5

It’s the 50th Anniversary of this legendary festival and we’re thinking this year could be the best one yet. With 12 stages spread across 2 weekends and past performers ranging from Aerosmith and Beck to Cage The Elephant and Jack White, this festival is all that jazz and then some.

 

HANGOUT FEST

Gulf Shores, AL
May 12-14, 19-21

If you’ve never been to Gulf Shores, this year’s lineup should be the reason you go. Cardi B, Travis Scott, Khalid, and Vampire Weekend are headlining what should be an incredible show.

 

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL

Las Vegas, NV
May 17-19
Orlando, FL
November 8-9

They’ve added an east coast version now making it easier to get your EDM groove on. It’s 3 days of glitter, glam, and celebration of electronic music set to the backdrop of a carnival.

 

BOSTON CALLING

Allston, MA
May 24-26
Aug 30-Sept 1

Boston Calling is making a name for itself on the festival circuit.  So much so, they feature two festivals a year on Memorial and Labor Day weekends. With past acts like Death Cab for Cutie, The Killers, The National, and Bastille, this is one to put on your radar.

 

NEON DESERT

El Paso, TX
May 25-26

This annual celebration of hip-hop, electronic, and indie rock features a mix of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming artists. This year’s lineup has not been announced yet, but past shows have featured At The Drive-In, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Migos

 

GOVERNOR’S BALL

New York City, NY
May 31-June 2

With the NYC skyline as the backdrop and past performers such as Jack White, Halsey, Post Malone, and Shawn Mendes, this festival is one to keep an eye on.

 

BONNAROO

Manchester, TN
June 13-16

Thousands of happy campers transcend upon Tennessee for this quintessential summer festival every year and with past performers like U2, Dua Lupa, Muse, Lorde, and Chance The Rapper, we’re anxiously awaiting for the 2019 lineup to be announced.

 

FIREFLY

Dover, DE
June 21-23

Set in the picturesque Woodlands of Dover, this festival features seven stages and over 100 performers each year. This year’s lineup does not disappoint with Panic! at the Disco, Travis Scott and Post Malone headlining.

 

FLOAT FEST

San Marcos, TX
July 20-21

Does floating down a river while listening to a mix of music from indie-pop and electronic to hip hop and progressive rock, sound like a good time?  Hell Ya! Keep an eye out for this year’s lineup but past ones have included BassNectar, Snoop Dogg, Cold War Kids, and Modest Mouse.

 

LOLLAPALOOZA

Chicago, IL
August 1-4

As one of the perennial favorites, Lollapalooza always delivers. With past performers such as The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, and Portugal.The Man, we’re keeping a close eye on this year’s lineup announcement.

 

OUTSIDE LANDS

San Francisco, CA
August 9-11

Golden Gate Park is the perfect location for one of our favorite and unique festivals. Featuring a wine tasting tent and local organic food vendors, you know this one is special. Last year’s lineup featured Florence + The Machine, Janet Jackson, Future, and Beck, to name just a few, but they always deliver an incredible experience.

 

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Las Vegas, NV
September 20-22

Spend a weekend among a collective of dreamers?  Yes, please. Life is Beautiful is set in the glitz and glamour of the Las Vegas strip and with art murals and installations transforming the streets, this festival awakens the dreamer in all of us.

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

Austin, TX
October 4-6, 11-13

Austin City Limits is always on any festival fan’s watch-list and this year is no exception.  Their lineups always deliver a mixed reaction from those that want them to stay true to their indie roots, but they put on one hell of a show that sells out every year. Camilla Cabello, Hozier, David Byrne, and St. Vincent are just a few of our faves from last year’s lineup.

 

VOODOO

New Orleans, LA
October 25-27

If you like a side of delicious food, amazing art and mind-blowing costumes with your music, this festival is for you. Set in historic downtown New Orleans, Voodoo is one to add to your list. We’re counting down the days for this year’s lineup to be announced as they always deliver.

 

CAMP FLOG GNAW CARNIVAL

Los Angeles, CA
November 9-10

Tyler, the Creator is behind this festival that takes place at Dodger Stadium. With Ms. Lauren Hill, A$AP Rocky, SZA, and Tyler himself headlining last year’s show, we’re excited for who will be joining him this year. And if you’re looking for something to do in between sets, there are carnival rides and games all created by Tyler.  What an impressive and creative guy.

So what festivals are you headed to this year?  Any on your list that we missed? DM us or share it in our comments section below.  

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