Music Festivals You Should Attend This Summer

Summer Music Festivals Near NYC

By Abigail LoManto


From the artists, bands, food, people, and fashion, there’s nothing like a music festival. When Coachella just isn’t feasible, you have to look elsewhere for the perfect music festival experience this summer, (and no, it’s not the Fyre Festival). Check out these diverse music festivals near NYC so you can finally check off this experience from your bucket list!


  1. Governors Ball

Gov Ball is probably the most popular music festival in New York. This year, it’s happening May 31-June 2. You’ll hear artists from all kinds of genres like Alternative, Hip Hop, Pop, and more. This year’s headliners are going to be Tyler the Creator, Lil Wayne, The 1975, and Kacey Musgraves. A ton of cool interactive art pieces are also featured on the festival grounds, a perfect insta opportunity.


  1. E-Zoo

E-Zoo is an EDM festival featuring artists like Zedd, Diplo, Cash Cash, and Kaskade.

This Labor Day Weekend music festival is taking place on Randall’s Island in NYC. This would be the perfect end to summer before going back to college!


  1. Great South Bay Music Festival

This music festival is definitely more chill (and cheaper!) than the others. The Great South Bay Music Festival is in Patchogue, Long Island, and it’s going to take place on July 81-21 this year. Some of the headliners are Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, and Common Kings.


  1. Firefly Music Festival

Just a few hours from NYC, take a road trip with some friends to Dover, Delaware to catch this 4-day music festival happening June 21-23. This is another very diverse music festival where you’ll hear Panic! At the Disco, Travis Scott, Kygo, Passion Pit, Post Malone, and so many others. It’s pretty popular to camp at this festival, so definitely consider this for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!


The semester is coming to an end, so start planning your summer! If you love music, going to a music festival could be one of the best weekends of your life.