Another year, another wave of legendary music festivals across the country. In a perfect world, we would attend every festival our heart desires. Unfortunately, with travel, dates, and expenses, we have to be a bit more selective. To help you with this decision making, we have curated a list of our top 8 music festivals you should attend this year!
Date: March 14-16
Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Okay, this might have Fyre Fest vibes but hear us out. Imagine combining a tropical vacation with your dream music festival. Odesza brought this vision to life with an all-inclusive experience! The package includes food, accommodations, alcohol, and most importantly, the festival ticket. The lineup is stacked with Rufus Du Sol, Kasbo, Tokimonsta, Alison Wonderland, Odesza, and many more.
Date: March 29-31
Location: Miami, Florida
With over 20 locations worldwide, Ultra has evolved into a music phenomenon. The original Ultra takes place in the iconic Miami, Florida. This rave haven is home to world-class DJs and continues to deliver unparalleled production. Formerly hosted at Bayfront Park, Ultra will move to its new home at the Virginia Key Beach Park at the end of the month. The annual event will bring in Illenium, Louis The Child, Zedd, Tiesto, and many more electronic acts.
Date: April 12-14
Location: Indio, California
If you haven’t done Coachella yet, this is the year to check it off the bucket list. The back-to-back extravaganza has transformed into a lifestyle event. It’s defined by music, fashion, food, activities, and community. Everyone needs to experience this alternate reality at least once. Tame Impala, Childish Gambino, and Ariana Grande are set to headline this year’s festival.
Date: June 7-9
Location: Palm Springs, California
Do you want to go to a giant pool party with your friends? Imagine waking up to a music festival outside your hotel window. That is how Splash House separates itself from the others. Take a dive into this cool weekender filled with water, floaties, and great music. The lineup will be announced in May. Oh, and the party is so hot it's biannual.
Date: June 27-30
Location: Rothbury, Michigan
Electric Forest is a magical utopia surrounded by grandiose trees and the best of electronic talent. Due to festival problems with the locals last year, it has condensed to one weekend. This year, the enchanted event will host Kygo, Odesza, Zeds Dead, and Bassnectar, to name a few.
Hangout Music Festival
Date: May 17-19
Location: Gulf Shores Alabama
Not many festivals can say they have the beach to the left of their stages. Hangout is a piece of heaven, integrating a music festival onto a beautiful beach in Alabama. You can catch a set and then take a dip in the ocean until the next act. The multi-genre event will include Travis Scott, The Lumineers, Diplo, Griz and many more to take the stage.
Lightning In a Bottle
Date: May 8-13
Location: Buena Vista Lake, California
If you know what the Do Lab is, this is that on steroids. If you don’t, then LIB is a spiritual oasis with music, yoga, and rejuvenation. This festival cultivates a community who believes in sustainability, social cohesion, personal health, and creative expression. This year, Disclosure will be making their triumphant return, making this an experience you do not want to miss!
EDC Las Vegas
Date: May 17-19
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
EDC Las Vegas is a jaw-dropping spectacle that has grown into an international sensation. This multi-sensory music festival includes carnival themes and attractions, cutting-edge stage production, world-class talent, and innovative art and technology. When you step under the electric sky, the energy is contagious. The 2019 lineup will be announced this month.
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