Social media users saw the numerous music fans, fashion lovers, and adventure seekers coming together across the globe to attend Coachella 2023. While watching the festival highlights online, I witnessed the rekindled romance of Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes, and the most diverse and inclusive festival in history, with Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Frank Ocean headlining the festival.
Held over two weekends in April, Coachella is one of the biggest and best live music events held across the globe, exposing music lovers to numerous cultures and genres of music. Despite not attending Coachella in person, seeing social media highlights inspired me to look into similar festivals I can attend later this year.
Here are five music festivals similar to Coachella that you might want to check out this spring or summer.
In the global hall of fame for festivals, Lollapalooza provides a platform for mainstream artists as well as political and nonprofit artists and groups. This year’s festival will be held from Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023 to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, in Grand Park, Chicago. Headliners include Billie Eilish, Karol G, The 1975, Kendrick Lamar, Tomorrow x Together, and Lana del Rey.
- Electric Daisy Carnival
Highlighted as being an EDM wonderland of neon, EDC is known for showcasing electronic music from across the globe. EDC has been hosted in numerous locations including Vegas, Orlando, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the UK. This year’s festival will be from May 19-21, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The lineup includes Afrojack, Zedd, and Martin Garrix.
- Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
With an original focus on folk rock music, Bonnaroo has expanded to include an impressive array of popular genres including Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, and Foo Fighters. This year’s festival will be from June 15-18, 2023 in Manchester, Tennessee.
Originating as a DIY movement in the U.S., AFROPUNK is now one of the world’s most famous cultural movements to spread Black culture. AFROPUNK is an infusion of art, activism, and music. This year’s festival will be in September 2023 in Brooklyn, New York. The exact dates will be announced this summer.
- Rolling Loud Festival
Known for being the largest hip-hop festival in the world, Rolling Loud 2023 will showcase artists including 21 Savage, A$AP Rocky, Ice Spice, and more. Festivals are taking place in New York, L.A., Australia, and Toronto, and its flagship festival will be held in Miami, Florida from July 21 to 23, 2023.