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Top 10 Music Festivals This Summer

Longing for a weekend of non-stop music and good vibes while getting sun-kissed in your best festival wear? This summer, we are offered hundreds of contending music festivals from around the world to choose from, from the niche to the colossal. Can’t decide?

We have scrutinized all the options and meticulously handpicked ten music festivals that best suit our team at ActuallyMAG!


Primavera Sound Festival



Date & Location: May 29-31 | Barcelona, Spain
Headlining acts: Arcade Fire, Pixies, The National, Neutral Milk Hotel, Slowdive, Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Nice Inch Nails, HAIM, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, St Vincent, Metronomy, Chvrches, Darkside, Mogwai, Dum Dum Girls
Situated at Barcelona’s waterfront Parc del Fòrum by the beautiful Mediterranean sea, Primavera Sound is one of Spain’s largest music festival with an attendance rate of more than 100,000. Noted for its eclectic lineup of international and domestic artists, varying in genres from indie, electronic, pop, hip hop, dance and experimental music, Primavera Sound has hosted some of the best live bands from around the globe and the lineup keeps getting better each year!




We will be reviewing Primavera Sound this year so be sure to keep yourself updated with all our  festival related posts here!

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival


Date & Location: April 11-13/18-20 | Indio, California
Headlining acts: Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Pharell Williams, HAIM, Queens of the Stone Age, MGMT, Beck, Lana Del Rey, Neutral Milk Hotel, Fatboy Slim, Disclosure, Kid Cudi, The Knife, The Replacements, Zedd, Pet Shop Boys

Fuji Rock Festival


Date & Location: July 25-27 | Niigata, Japan
Headlining acts: Arcade Fire, Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand, Basement Jaxx, Jack Johnson, Manic Street Preachers, Outkast, Bombay Bicycle Club, Slowdive, Lorde, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Lumineers, London Grammar

Governers Ball


Date & Location: June 6-8 | Randall’s Island, New York City
Headlining acts: The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, Interpol, Disclosure, Outkast, Skrillex, Phoenix, Damian Albarn, Foster The People, Axwell, Empire of the Sun, Broken Bells, La Roux, Washed Out, Tyler The Creator

Glastonbury Festival


Date & Location: June 25-29 |Worthy Farm, United Kingdom
Headlining acts: Kasabian, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Jack White, Pixies, De La Soul, Disclosure, M.I.A, Rudimental, Jurassic 5, The Wailers, James Blake, The 1975, Kodaline, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, Lily Allen, Jake Bugg, Warpaint

Summer Sonic


Date & Location: August 16-17 | Tokyo and Osaka, Japan
Headlining acts: Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Phoenix, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Queen + Adam Lambert, Ellie Goulding, Metronomy, Sky Ferreira, Pixies, Azealia Banks, The Horrors, Little Dragon, Kraftwerk, Robert Plant



Date & Location: August 1-3 | Grant Park, Chicago
Headlining acts: Interpol, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Sebastian Ingrosso, Nas, Above & Beyond, The Kooks, Martin Garrix, The Temper Trap, Iggy Azalea, Flume, Chromeo,  Lykke Li



Date & Location: July 18-20/25-27 | Belgium
Headlining acts: Armin van Buuren, Diplo, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Steve Aoki, Dirty South, Eric Prydz, Alesso, Tiesto, Hardwell, Knife Party, Ferry Corsten, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angello, Erol Alkan, Markus Schulz, Nicky Romero, Carl Cox



Date & Location: June 7-9 | Landgraaf, Netherlands
Headlining acts: The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Metallica, John Mayer, Editors, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, The Kooks, Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Jake Bugg, HAIM, Limp Bizkit, Kodaline, White Lies, Portugal The Man, John Newman

Pitchfork Music Festival


Date & Location: July 18-20 | Chicago, USA
Headlining acts: Grimes, St Vincent, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Slowdive, Real Estate, Cloud Nothings, The Field, Diiv, Dum Dum Girls, Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Death Grips, Factory Floor, Wild Beasts, Deafheaven, Fka Twigs



Text by: Erin Riduan
*Images sourced from the Internet


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