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best ultra music festivalIt is an often heated debate among concert-goers and live music fans as to exactly which is the best music festival. Summer time is the time of the festival. College is out of session, and sandal wearing, Ray-Ban dons come out in droves to catch the hottest acts on tour often all at once at one of the top music festivals. Opinion can be shifted by genre preference, location and length of festival and many other features. Here at SeatGeek, we sifted through the mess and used our ticketing data to provide a quantified rank by how much money fans were doling out to see these respective festivals as well as how much fans are searching for these festivals as a proxy for interest and to help answer those debating  summerfest vs bonnaroo & more.

Best Music Festivals – The Choices

 

  • Bamboozle Festival
  • Pitchfork Music Festival
  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
  • Coachella
  • Lollapalooza
  • Vans Warped Tour
  • Summerfest
  • Outside Lands
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Lilith Fair Music Festival

For more on musical festivals check out our complete guide to summer concerts.

SeatGeet’s ‘Festival Scores’ for some of the best music festivals

 

  • Bamboozle Festival, 272.56 Festival Score
  • Pitchfork Music Festival, 196.38 Festival Score
  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, 1418.04 Festival Score
  • Coachella Music Festival, 313.59
  • Lollapalooza, 120.045
  • Vans Warped Tour, 144.96
  • Summerfest,
  • Outside Lands, 313.32
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival, 510.37
  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Lilith Fair Music Festival

Festival Score combines +10 factors including average ticket price and social likes to form a relative comparison between events.

The 6 Best Music Festivals

 


1. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, 1418.04 Festival Score


2. Austin City Limits Music Festival, 510.37


3. Coachella Music Festival, 313.59


4. Outside Lands, 313.32


5. Bamboozle Festival, 272.56 Festival Score


6. Pitchfork Music Festival, 196.38 Festival Score


There you have it. SeatGeek’s Festival Score ranks Bonnaroo as the #1 music festival in North America. As for the best deal, I recommend Austin City Limits. It is #2 on the list, but the lowest ticket prices are over $200 cheaper than Bonnaroo tickets (3 days pass v 4 day pass). If you are trying to get into a music festival cheaply, Pitchfork has a 3 day pass at $84.

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