4 United States Music Festivals To Put On Your Bucket List

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The epicenter of trendiness kicks off the summer music festival season in Indio, California. All the top Instagrammers, millennial celebrities, and “somebodies” go there to lavish in all of the latest popular music, food trends, and photo opportunities. Performers range from popular rappers to the more alternative, trippy artists like ODESZA.

Governors Ball

Meet Coachella’s relaxed cousin, also known as Gov Ball. There’s less of a fashion show feel and more of a fun-loving atmosphere since it’s held the first week in June, after all of the college graduations. Gov Ball is hosted on Randall’s Island in New York City and is built around its artist lineup and amazing, interactive art.


This festival is one of the longest, lasting four days in Manchester, Tennessee. And it offers way more than just a killer lineup of the hottest musicians. For starters, they offer a camping…or glamping plaza with already pitched and decorated tents to sleep in with a host of activities day and night. Break a sweat running the Bonnaroo 5k, relax with a yoga morning sesh, or catch a show at The Little Cinema!

The Meadows

This festival is the most recent annual installment of the bunch – it’s only two years old! The good vibes take place in the Citifield parking lot in Queens, New York. Their lineups are incredible big names, and they range in genres. What do people love most about The Meadows? The food! The Meadows is known to produce an incredible food lineup that will keep your happily nourished throughout the long, head-banging day.