It’s no secret that music is a medium that brings people together as they bond over the sights and sounds of their favorite band or artist. Many music festivals take place over the course of the year, spanning diverse music genera’s across all regions of the country. Here are eight music festivals that are spread across the United States that you should consider attending.

COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was co-founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen in 1999 and is currently organized by Goldenvoice.  The festival takes place at Indio, CA from  Apr 13 – Apr 22, 2018. The celebration spends over two weekends and features a number of new and upcoming rock, indie, hip-hop, and electronic dance music performers across a number of different stages. Some of the best acts of this year’s festival include appearances by artists like, “Beyoncé” “The Weekend”, “Eminem,” “Cardi B,” “Post Malone,” “Portugal. The Man”, “Kygo” and many others, for a full lineup for the 2018 festival please visit:

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The Governor’s Ball Music Festival 

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The Governor’s Ball Music Festival has only been around since 2011 but has built up something of a reputation to keep up with many of the mainstream festivals that have had years to fill venues. This year’s Governor’s Ball Festival will take place from June 1st- June 3ed in · New York City’s Randall’s Island Park. Many of the A-list acts seen on Coachella’s lineup also make an appearance at the Governor’s Ball Festival for all of the East Coast listeners but artists like “Yeah Yeah Yeahs,” “Halsey,” “N.E.R.D,” and “Khalid” These similar, yet, diverse lineup could shape up to be a great time for audience members.

For more information about the Governor’s Ball Festival:

https://www.governorsballmusicfestival.com/lineup/

 

 

 

 

Shaky Knees Music Festival 

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This Atlanta based Festival is set to rock the stages for its sixth year this coming May. The Festival came to life when founder Tim Sweetwood saw a need for indie based music in Atlanta. Named by USA Today to be one of the best festivals in America this lineup showcases some of indie’s most successful groups to date, like, “All Time Low,” ” Vance Joy,”  and “Cake” and “Basement” while still giving stage time to newer groups as well. It’s clear that the Shaky Knees Festival turned to its alternative style indie. Bands and fans are set to gather together at Atlanta’s Central Park from May 4th -May 6th.

For more information visit the festival’s home page:

https://www.shakykneesfestival.com/lineup/

 

Boston Calling

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This is a festival that has for some reason flown under the radar of many concert goers but for avid festival attendees, Boston Calling is a must go. The Notable performs for this year’s lineup include, “Paramore,” “St. Vincent” and “Citizen” as the festival’s management begin’s to pull in larger, acts that define it’s rock roots the festival’s popularity will reach across all platforms of the music community. This year’s festival will take place on May 25-27 in ALLSTON, MA

For more information about Boston Calling visit the festivals home page:

http://bostoncalling.com

 

Warped Tour

A pop punk music festival says goodbye to it’s coast to coast voyage. The Van’s Warped Tour has been a staple for the punk and alternative music community for generations. It is one of the only of it’s kind. The bands selected for the tour come from all over the world to spend each day of the tour in a different city across America.  The announcement by festival producer, Kevin Lyman was of some surprise to many.

 

 

“Today, with many mixed feelings, I am here to announce that next year will be the final, full cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour,”

– Kevin Lyman (Twitter)

Though the festival has had mixed reviews in recent years it has been speculated that the tour’s team has pulled in a number of high profile bands in efforts to making this tour’s final run a good one. The lineup for this year’s tour is set to release on March 1.

For more information about this tour vist:http://vanswarpedtour.com/dates/

So, what are you waiting for? Save up those pretty pennies, grab some earplugs and a few friends of course, cause 2o18 is going to be the year for music festivals.

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