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The Ultimate Guide to Summer Music Festivals

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Old Westbury chapter.

In a quick yet torturous two weeks, the spring semester will be over and summer will be upon us. For those of you that couldn’t make it to Coachella last month, here’s your list of the hottest and most anticipated summer festivals of the year! From huge headliners like The Weeknd and Twenty One Pilots to new, trendy artists like Cashmere Cat and Steve Aoki, there is a genre for everyone. Take a roadtrip with some pals or catch one near you if you’re lucky but make sure to buy your tickets before they disappear!


Rolling Loud

May 5-7, 2017

Miami, FL

Artists: Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Mac Miller, Post Malone, Migos, Lil Yachty and more!


Hangout Music Festival

May 19-21, 2017

Gulf Shores, AL

Artists: Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Mumford and Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Major Lazer, Matoma, Weezer, DJ Snake, MGMT, The Head and the Heart, A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, Young the Giant, Charli XCX, Snakehips, Shaggy and more!

Governors Ball

June 2-4, 2017

New York City

Artists: Tool, Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Flume, Wiz Khalifa, Rae Sremmurd, Tove Lo, BANKS, Charli XCX, A$AP Ferg, Kehlani and more!






June 3, 2017

Jones Beach, New York

Artists: Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony, Jason Derulo, Daya, Miley Cyrus, Shaggy and more!



June 8-11, 2017

Manchester, TN

Artists: The Weeknd, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The XX, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, Tove Lo, The Head and the Heart, Tegan & Sara and more!


Firefly Music Festival

June 15-18, 2017

Dover, DE

Artists: The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume, Weezer, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kesha, Franz Ferdinand, Galantis, Tory Lanez, Glass Animals, The Naked and Famous, Busta Rhymes, BANKS, Bleachers, Cashmere Cat, and more!


June 28-July 2, 2017 & July 4-9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI

Artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Luke Bryan, Migos, Future, Zac Brown Band, Bob Dylan, Big Sean, Pink, The Chainsmokers, Alessia Cara, DNCE, Steve Aoki, Tegan & Sara, more!


July 28-30, 2017

New York City

Artists: Frank Ocean, Solange, MGMT, Tame Impala, Belle and Sebastian, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Justice, Mitski, Tyler the Creator, Cashmere Cat, Spoon, Nick Murphy, DJ Shadow, Vance Joy, Kiiara and more!



August 3-6, 2017

Chicago, IL

Artists: Muse, Lorde, Migos, Blink-182, Vance Joy, Arcade Fire, Foster the People and more!



On: August 26-27

Brooklyn, NY

Artists: Willow Smith, SZA, Nao, Kaytranada, Dizzee Rascal, Protoje, Sinkane, King, Son Little, Sampha, Thundercat, Macy Gray, Princess Nokia, The Cool Kids and more.


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