Consider us optimists. We’re hoping to see music festivals make a safe return in 2021. The UK has been cranking out announcements since last month and now the United States is putting out a bunch of lineup posters in the past few weeks. As always, the festival world is changing at a rapid rate so make sure to hit up the official website pages for the most current info.
Ubbi Dubbi 2021
April 24-25, 2021
Ubbi Dubbi roars into 2021 bringing a plethora of electronic acts to the heart of Texas. From house and dubstep to techno and trap, festival attendees can rest assured they’ll get a taste of the best electronic music in the market today.
Ubbi Dubbi 2021 Guide
Suwannee Rising 2021
April 8-10, 2021
Live Oak, FL
Suwannee Rising is a music and camping festival coming to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground in Live Oak, Florida. Expect jam bands, more jam bands, and all the jam bands at this one.
Suwannee Rising 2021 Guide
Rolling Loud Miami 2021
May 7-9, 2021
The largest hip-hop festival in the world is a three-day event that started in Miami, Florida. Some of the biggest names in the business have already played this newcomer to the Florida festival scene including Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil B, Post Malone, Migos, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Lil Yachty, and more.
Rolling Loud Miami 2021 Guide
Dirtybird CampINN 2021
May 14-17, 2021
Touching down in May of 2021, Dirtybird CampINN will take over the entire Avanti Palms Resort for the ultimate long weekender. Resort amenities, poolside DJ sets, and late-night parties – this is guaranteed to be the most unique four-day experience! Listen to Dirtybird artists and off-label guests curated by Claude VonStroke.
Dirtybird CampINN 2021 Guide
Seismic Dance Event 2021
May 21-23, 2021
Seismic shakes up the norm as a boutique music festival curated specifically for house, techno & underground music enthusiasts. Seismic features a special indoor/outdoor experience nestled in the heart of downtown Austin with a backdrop of the gorgeous skyline. You can expect 2 main stages (Volcano & Tsunami) with 30+ global headlining artists.
Seismic Dance Event 2021 Guide
Skyline Festival 2021
May 28-29, 2021
Insomniac and Factory 93 present Skyline, a new two-day festival dedicated to underground dance music, street, and digital art all taking place on Memorial Day Weekend.
Skyline Festival 2021 Guide
Blue Ox Music Festival 2021
August 19-21, 2021
Eau Claire, WI
Bluegrass band, Pert Near Sandstone, hosts the Blue Ox Music Festival just outside of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Whispering Pines Campground brings back festies each year with its hammock-handy shade trees and the peace of the central pond. This small sized festival is beloved for its cozy size and excellent bluegrass lineup.
Blue Ox Music Festival 2021 Guide
High Sierra Music Festival 2021
July 1-4, 2021
Situated in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, High Sierra Music Festival boasts a family friendly atmosphere packed with artists traversing all musical genres. The eclectic lineup at the festival is backed by a picturesque venue surrounded by a mountainous landscape and national forests. More than just music is offered at the High Sierra with yoga areas, audience-participation parades, children’s areas and more.
High Sierra Music Festival 2021 Guide
July 21-25, 2021
The homegrown Floydfest has only one modest aim: “Our mission is to the be the best music experience of our time.” The lofty promise is generating results as each year the lineup gets deeper and the names get bigger. The famous Blue Ridge Parkway serves as your living room for the weekend.
Floydfest 2021 Guide
Hinterland Festival 2021
August 6-8, 2021
Des Moines, IA
Strike out for the uncharted regions of central Iowa and the two-day Hinterland Festival. Located along the scenic Raccoon River, this newcomer to the festival scene has already hosted a number of world class bands including San Fermin, TV on the Radio, Future Islands, Shakey Graves, Dwight Yoakam, and Ryan Adams.
Hinterland Festival 2021 Guide
Summer Camp 2021
August 20-22, 2021
From chilled out late night campfire jams to beat busting dance shows, the party at Summer Camp goes long past the end of scheduled performances. ‘Scampers’ can apply to become camp counselors which means free tickets, free camping, and free beer in exchange for being an official party ambassador to the other attendees. Our resident festival expert calls Summer Camp — ‘The best festival of the Memorial Day Weekend.’
Summer Camp 2021 Guide
North Coast Music Festival 2021
September 3-5, 2021
North Coast Music Festival is a collaboration of independent promoters in Chicago that have presented everything from small shows to selling out large scale concerts. Summer’s Last Stand descends upon Union Park during Labor Day Weekend with the world’s electronic, house, jam-band, indie, and hip-hop communities.
North Coast Music Festival 2021 Guide
Electric Zoo 2021
September 3-5, 2021
New York City, NY
Electric Zoo is New York City’s premier electronic music festival every Labor Day weekend. With stacked artists ranging from bass to techno and everything in between, Electric Zoo promises to not disappoint attendees. As the largest and longest-running electronic festival in the city, the park transforms into an electronic playground for a three-day jammed pack festival.
Electric Zoo 2021 Guide
Elements Lakewood Festival 2021
September 3-6, 2021
After 10 years of throwing wildly successful ragers in the big city, BangOn!NYC brings their style to the woods for a three day summer camp style party. The new Memorial Day Weekend festival features seven stages, massive art installations, and plenty of fun camp games. Grab a cabin or bring a tent to the bucolic hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania and be ready to dance.
Elements Lakewood Festival 2021 Guide
September 9-12, 2021
Kansas City, MO
A high energy music and camping festival, Dancefestopia takes place in the rolling hills just south of Kansas City. For three days and four nights, festies can party to nonstop music and one of the strongest dance music lineups in the region.
Dancefestopia 2021 Guide
Life is Beautiful Festival 2021
September 17-19, 2021
Las Vegas, NV
Taking place in the year-long adult party capital of the United States, Life Is Beautiful returns to Downtown Las Vegas each year. With acclaimed artists taking residency in various resorts and playing home to one of the biggest festivals in the world, the city has become a mecca for traveling music fans. Life Is Beautiful emerged in 2012 as a festival of electronic mashups and has continued to hold its own in the crowded Vegas market space.
Life is Beautiful Festival 2021 Guide
Riot Fest Chicago 2021
September 16-19, 2021
For fans of punk, alt rock, and artists you won’t see on other festival lineups, Riot Fest should be on your bucket list. Started as a showcase festival in Chicago in 2005, Riot Fest has transformed into a multi-day outdoor festival and has spawned editions in Toronto and Denver. The original in Chicago’s Humbolt Park remains the best and most solid lineup of the bunch.
Riot Fest Chicago 2021 Guide
Imagine Festival 2021
September 17-19, 2021
‘Starting as a smaller two-day downtown event, Imagine Festival has become Atlanta’s largest EDM camping festival. Six stages host a wealth of electronic royalty at the Atlanta Motor Speedway each fall. Proudly independent, organizers call Imagine Festival a living and breathing representation of our guests wishes and imagination.’
Imagine Festival 2021 Guide
Furnace Fest 2021
September 24-26, 2021
Furnace Fest returns for its 20th anniversary! All the punk/emo/hardcore that you have been missing is coming to the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama for this three-day event.
Furnace Fest 2021 Guide
Ohana Festival 2021
September 24-26, 2021
Dana Point, CA
Taking place at Dana Point, California, Ohana Festival thrives off pairing good music with good vibes. Half of the proceeds earned at Ohana each year benefit a local non-profit that aims to preserve and maintain the magic of California’s coastal parks. Keeping in tune with Ohana’s premise, the lineup showcases the best of indie, surfer rock, and alternative music.
Ohana Festival 2021 Guide
Aftershock Festival 2021
October 7-10, 2021
California’s biggest rock festival storms into Sacramento with a powerful lineup of rock and metal favorites. With alumni like Megadeth, Korn, Ozzy Osbourne, Nine Inch Nails, Godsmack, Alice in Chains, and System of a Down, this is the place to see genre legends in the western United States along with up-and-comers to the scene.
Aftershock Festival 2021 Guide
III Points 2021
October 22-23, 2021
Returning each year to the hipster haven of Wynwood in Miami, Florida, III Points brings an eclectic mix of modern music for festival attendees in South Florida. The festival promises to be a discovery expedition of music and art alike that attendees will fall in love with. The blend of artistic expression across multiple genres proves a point in featuring the best of pop culture in the lineup each year.
III Points 2021 Guide
Outside Lands 2021
October 29-31, 2021
San Francisco, CA
A bike valet, wine tasting tent, and local organic food vendors are just a couple of signs that you’re in San Francisco at Outside Lands. The quirky and wonderful Golden Gate Park hosts a wide range of acts and has quickly grown into a highlight of the San Fran summer. Bring a hoodie with you. Just because it’s August doesn’t mean that the fog won’t join the party.
Outside Lands 2021 Guide