Our Guide to Music Festivals in 2016

Posted on 17 March 2016

Now that winter is over one of the things we're looking forward to the most is festival season. A few music festivals have already started but many will take place over the next several months. Here’s our guide to some of our favorite American music festivals:

South by Southwest

Location: Austin, TX

Dates: March 15-20

2016 Headliners: Asap Ferg, Yo Gotti, Rae Sremmurd, Bleachers, Santigold, The Roots

Where to buy tickets: https://cart.sxsw.com/?_ga=1.49950694.1329908786.1458270459


Ultra Music Festival

Location: Miami, FL

Dates: March 18-20

2016 Headliners: Martin Garrix, Hardwell, Pendulum, Knife Party, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, Avicci, David Guetta, Zedd

Where to buy tickets: Tickets on the website are sold out but it’s not too late to check re-sale sites like Stubhub and Vividseats (but only buy tix from reputable websites with a buyer guarantee).



Location: Indio, CA

Dates: April 15-17, April 22-24

2016 Headliners: LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Sufjan Stevens, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Zedd, Asap Rocky, Sia, Major Lazer, Flume

Where to buy tickets: Coachella is easily one of the most popular festivals every year and tickets sell out fast. Check re-sale sites like stubhub and vividseats (again only buy tix from reputable sites with buyer guarantees).


Beale Street

Location: Memphis, TN

Dates: April 29-May 1

2016 Headliners: Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Beck, Paul Simon, Weezer, Zedd, Train, Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo, Modest Mouse, Panic! At The Disco, Yo Gotti

Where to buy tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/org/5981


Hangout Music Festival

Location: Gulf Shores, AL

Dates: May 20-May 22

2016 Headliners: The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Florence + The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Flume, Fetty Wap

Where to buy tickets: http://hangoutmusicfest.com/tickets/



Location: George, WA

Dates: May 27-30

2016 Headliners: Florence + The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Major Lazer, Alabama Shakes, Asap Rocky, Sufjan Stevens, M83 (other artists include The Internet, Andra Day, Alina Baraz and more of our faves!)

Where to buy tickets: http://concerts.livenation.com/sasquatch-festival-george-washington/event/0F004F65D8A91C7F


Governor’s Ball

Location: Randall’s Island, New York City, NY

Dates: June 3-5

2016 Headliners: Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, Beck, M83, Miguel, Death Cab for Cutie, Chvrches, Robyn, Haim

Where to buy tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-governors-ball-music-festival-2016-tickets-6823042905?aff=2016navbar



Location: Manchester, TN

Dates: June 9-12

2016 Headliners: Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem, J Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tame Impala, Death Cab for Cutie, Miguel

Where to buy tickets: http://bonnarootickets.shop.ticketstoday.com/


Firefly Music Festival

Location: Dover, DE

Dates: June 16-19

2016 Headliners: Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence + The Machine, Deadmau5, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Blink 182, Death Cab for Cutie, Asap Rocky

Where to buy tickets: https://fireflyfestival.com/passes/


Warped Tour

Location: Multiple Cities

Dates: June 22-August 13

2016 Headliners: TBA, but “Road to Warped Tour” acts include Sum 41, Sleeping with Sirens, Reel Big Fish, Crown the Empire, State Champs, and Behind the Façade

Where to buy tickets: Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10am http://vanswarpedtour.com/



Location: Chicago, IL

Dates: July 28-31

2016 Headliners: TBA (Last year’s headliners included Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence + The Machine, Sam Smith, Bassnectar, and the Weeknd)

Where to buy tickets: Tickets go on sale March 22 at 10am http://www.lollapalooza.com/tickets/


Riot Fest

Location: Denver, CO and Chicago, IL

Dates: September 2-4 (Denver), September 16-18 (Chicago)

2016 Headliners: TBA (2015 Headliners included No Doubt, System of a Down, Modest Mouse, Snoop Dogg, Run DMC, and Iggy Pop)

Where to buy tickets: Denver- http://riotfest.org/denver/tickets/

Chicago- http://riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/


Made in America Festival

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Dates: September 3-4

2016 Headliners: TBA (2015 Headliners included Beyonce, The Weeknd, Axwell & Ingrosso, J. Cole, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie

Where to buy tickets: Tickets are not on sale yet but check back at http://a.madeinamericafest.com/#tickets-section


Austin City Limits

Location: Austin, TX

Dates: September 30-October 9

2016 Headliners: TBA (2015 headliners included Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd, and Disclosure)

Where to buy tickets: Early bird tickets are sold out but regular tickets will go on sale soon http://www.aclfestival.com/tickets/


Voodoo Music Experience

Location: New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 28-30

2016 Headliners: TBA (Last year’s lineup included Ozzy Osbourne, Zac Brown Band, Florence + The Machine, Jack U, Deadmau5, and Steve Angello)

Where to buy tickets: Tickets are not on sale yet but check back at http://worshipthemusic.com/



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