If the frigid weather has you a little down lately, have no fear! Before you know it, festival season will be upon us. In the meantime, you can power through that winter slump by planning for all of the music events coming your this summer. Street has the lowdown on some great summer festivals you can buy tickets for now.
This festival features over 50 bands, a ferris wheel, outdoor and indoor venues, and more. Plus, you can finally dance to ‘Mo Bamba’ as it’s performed live. General Admission for all three days starts at $264, and VIP and Platinum tickets are also up for grabs. To avoid high prices, you can grab a group of 10 or more friends and save 20% on your tickets! Headliners include Tame Impala, Travis Scott, and Twenty One Pilots.
When: May 24 – May 26
Where Harvard Athletic Complex, MA
This three–day–long festival takes place at Randall’s Island in NYC. Known as “Gov Ball” for short, the summer festival is known for its contemporary and urban feel, insta–worthy food vendors, and interactive activities. Ticket options include 3–Day General Admission starting at $305, and Single–Day Admission at $115. With headliners like Brockhampton, Lil Wayne, the 1975, SZA, and so many more, this festival may have truly won the lineup competition this year.
When: May 31 – June 2
Where: Randall’s Island Park, NY
Bonnaroo organizers promise, “you will NOT be bored” at this southern music and arts festival. It seems that they’ll deliver on that promise with over 150 musicians from Solange to Cardi B. General Admission, VIP, and Platinum level tickets are up for sale but selling out fast, and start high at the price of $329 for a four day GA ticket. However, a single–day ticket with shuttle service included goes for $190. For those wanting to stay the whole time, think about packing a sleeping bag—many people at Bonnaroo camp out in tents and RVs, contributing to the festival’s young, campy vibe.
When: June 13 – June 16
Where: Manchester, TN
If you’re a country music lover, WE fest is the summer music event for you. In terms of ticket options, General Admission, Reserved, VIP, and Campsite level accommodations are available, and the lowest price is $130 for a GA ticket. This year’s headliners feature big names in country music: Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, and Brooks & Dunn, and the rest of the artists are to be announced by January 30th. If the music isn’t enough to convince you, the classic southern food and barbeque served should be.
When: August 1 – August 3
Where: Detroit Lakes, MN
As the largest music and camping festival on the East Coast, Firefly is definitely a music festival for the books. Musicians like Kygo, Walk the Moon, and Louis the Child will be there. Firefly offers Weekend General Admission starting at $299, along with VIP and Super VIP level tickets. They also offer on–site accommodations—luxury suites atop their VIP loft. The festival is in the Woodlands, after all!
When: June 21 – June 23
Where: Dover, DE
This more intimate music festival will have its 28th anniversary this summer—it began as an Independence Day Weekend tradition. Tickets are not yet on sale, but they have released a sneak peak of the 2019 lineup. The Wailers, 10,000 Maniacs, Donna the Buffalo, and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers are set to play the festival, with more artists to be announced soon. Once the entire lineup is announced, tickets will go on sale, starting at $100 for an Early Bird pass. Tickets for an individual day pass for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will go for $50, $60, and $40 respectively.
When: June 5 – June 7
Where: Sherman, NY
Of course there are so many more festivals to look forward to this summer. Stay tuned for when Lollapalooza, Mo Pop, Panorama, Electric Zoo, Afropunk, and more release their lineups.