Top 20 Music Festivals You Need to Attend in 2017

It’s that time of the year where music festivals start popping up all over the country and we have you covered for rock, electronic, reggae, hip-hop, and variety genre festivals! Here are the Top 20 music festivals to save up for this year. **If you agree or disagree, let us know by clicking the up / down button for each item.**

#1 SunFest

West Palm Beach, FL | May 3-7, 2017 | Blink 182, Weezer, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis | SunFest is the state's largest waterfront music and art festival and attracts more than 275,000 visitors. Featuring over 50 bands on 3 stages.

#2 Hangout Fest

Gulf Shores, AL | May 19-21, 2017 | Top acts: Mumford and Sons, 21 Pilots, Frank Ocean | The Hangout Music Festival is located directly on white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees.

#3 Panorama

NYC, NY | July 28-30, 2017 | Top acts: Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Frank Ocean, MGMT | The Panorama Stage adds unprecedented depth and color to the live music stagecraft with its 30’ tall ultra high definition video screen wrapping 170’ around the stage for an entirely immersive audio/video festival experience.

#4 Bonnaroo

Manchester, TN | June 8-11, 2017 | Top Acts: U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Wkend | Four-day music festival on a 700-acre farm. This year offering all-night stage for dance and hip-hop music.

#5 Shaky Knees Music Festival

Atlanta, GA | May 12-14, 2017 | Top acts: LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix | For the first time, the event will maintain the same venue as last year, so it looks like Centennial Olympic Park could become the fest’s permanent home.
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#6 Ultra Music Festival

Miami, FL | March 24-26, 2017 | Top acts: Ice Cube, Justice the Rapper, Major Lazer | Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival boasting elite DJs and unparalleled production located in the beautiful city of Miami.

#7 Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas)

Las Vegas, NV | June 16-18, 2017 | Electric Daisy Carnival, commonly known as EDC, is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world, with its flagship held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada.

#8 Shaky Beats

Atlanta, GA | May 5-7, 2017 | Top acts: The Chainsmokers, Kaskade | 2nd annual installment of the EDM-focused music festival located at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.

#9 Lollapalooza Chicago

Chicago, IL | August 3-6, 2017 | Top acts: The Muse, The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Arcade Fire | Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands and artists, dance and comedy performances and craft booths.

#10 Austin City Limits

Austin, TX | October 6-15, 2017 | Lineup TBA | The ACL Music Festival has eight stages where musical groups from genres including rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and hip hop perform for fans. Approximately 450,000 people attend the festival each year. In addition to the music performances, there are food and drinks, an art market, a kids area for families, and other activities for attendees.

#11 The Warped Tour

The Warped Tour is a traveling rock festival that has toured the United States annually each summer since 1995. It is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and is the longest-running touring music festival in North America.

#12 Riot Fest

Chicago, IL | September 15-17, 2017 | Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival. Riot Fest specializes in rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop. Riot Fest is known for booking reunions, guest performances, and full album performances.

#13 Coachella

Indio, CA | April 14 & 21, 2017 | Top acts: Radiohead and Lady Gaga | Lady Gaga is a not too shabby replacment for Beyonce! Taking place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California over the weekends of April 14-16 and April 21-23.

#14 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans, LA | April 28-May 7, 2017 | Tom Petty, Maroon 5, Kings of Leon | The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

#15 Sasquatch Music Festival

Gorge Amphitheatre, WA | May 26-28, 2017 | Top acts: 21 Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper | Will be held over Memorial Day Weekend at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington.

#16 Firefly Music Festival

Dover, DE | June 15-18, 2017 | Top acts: The Wkend, The Muse, 21 Pilots | Premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists.

#17 Wanee Music Festival

Live Oak, FL | April 20-22, 2017 | Top acts: Bob Weir, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band | Wanee Festival is an annual event held since 2005 at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, in Live Oak, Florida. Hippies and jam band fans top festival of the year.

#18 Beale Street

Memphis, TN | May 5-7, 2017 | Top acts: Kings of Leon, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic | Over the past decade, the festival has attracted more than 1.1 million music fans to the multistage three-day event. The festival is held in a beautiful 25-acre riverfront park at the foot of historic Beale Street overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

#19 Governor’s Ball

Randall's Island, New York City, NY | June 2-4, 2017 | Top acts: Chance the Rapper, Tool, Phoenix | The festival features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, folk, and more.

#20 Newport Folk Festival

Newport, RI | July 28-30, 2017 | The Newport Folk Festival is an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in July 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival.

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