See the Music Festivals Still on the Horizon This Summer
Summer music festival season kicked off with Austin’s South by Southwest back in March, and California’s Coachella has already come and gone, but there are still plenty of great festivals left for music lovers to attend.
Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is set to kick off next weekend. Bonnaroo is known for its counterculture vibe and wide-ranging lineup, so that fans of almost any genre will find multiple acts they would be interested in seeing any given year at Bonnaroo. This year’s headliners include Kanye West, Jack White, and Elton John in his first ever festival appearance in the U.S. Wall St. Cheat Sheet will be attending the festival and providing special coverage of all Bonnaroo-related events.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest bills itself as “the world’s largest music festival.” Summerfest takes place over the course of eleven days, with eleven stages, 800 acts, and an average of 900,000 attendees. Summerfest tends to draw some pretty big names in pop music, and this year’s headliners include Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Lorde, and Outkast.
If you love country music, but perhaps can’t make it all the way down south, Wisconsin’s Country Fest will feature the biggest names in country music including Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, and Florida Georgia Line from June 26-29.
The famous Lollapalooza will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park from August 1-3. Detroit rapper Eminem, alternative Brits the Arctic Monkeys, dubstep king Skrillex, southern rockers Kings of Leon, and Lorde are among the headliners of that festival, which has a bit more of an urban vibe than events like Bonnaroo and Coachella, both of which take place in the middle of nowhere while Lolla is in the heart of the city.
Budweiser’s Made in America festival was founded by rapper Jay-Z and has expanded to two locations for 2014, adding Los Angeles as well as Philadelphia. The Philly show features Kanye West and Kings of Leon as headliners, while in L.A. it’s Imagine Dragons and John Mayer.
More from Wall St. Cheat Sheet:
- Make It Out Alive: 10 Tips to Survive Summer Music Festivals
- Summer Music Festival Style: 10 Pointers for Keeping Your Cool
- Bonnaroo 2014: Kanye, Jack White, Elton John Among Headliners
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