Top Music Festivals in 2014

ARISE Music Festival

Inception: 2013
Location: Loveland, CO
ARISE Festival 2014 Dates: August 8-10
ARISE Festival 2014 Lineup: Beats Antique, Galactic, The Infamous Stringdusters, Grateful Grass ft. Keller Williams, Tribal Seeds, Groundation, The Polish Ambassador, and more…
Arise Festival 2013 Lineup: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Xavier Rudd, Keller & The Keels, Quixotic, Greensky Bluegrass, Toubab Krewe, and more…

Wakarusa

Inception: 2004
Location: Ozark, AK
Wakarusa 2014 Dates: June 5-8
Wakarusa 2014 Lineup: String Cheese Incident, BASSNECTAR, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Michael Franti & Spearhead, John Butler Trio, and more…
Wakarusa 2013 Lineup: Widepsread Panic, Dispatch, STS9, The Black Crowes, Amon Tobin, Snoop Lion, Umphrey’s McGee, Younder Mountain String Band, Gogol Bordello, Zed’s Dead, and more…

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Inception: 1974
Location: Telluride, CO
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 Dates: June 19-22
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2014 Lineup: Sam Bush Band, Bela Fleck & the Colorado Symphony, Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band, Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Keller Williams, and more…
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Dispatch, String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, Feist, Yonder Mountain String Band, Jackson Browne, and more…

Electric Forest

Inception: 2011
Location: Rothbury, MI
Electric Forest 2014 Dates: June 26-29
Electric Forest 2014 Lineup: String Cheese Incident, STS9, Zedd, Ms Lauryn Hill, Matt and Kim, EOTO, cut/copy, Flying Lotus, Zeds Dead, The Glitch Mob, Anders Osborne, Stephen Marley, and more…
Electric Forest 2013 Lineup: The String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party, Above & Beyond, Dispatch, Lotus, Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, beats Antique, and more…

Governor’s Ball

Inception: 2011
Location: Randall’s Island, NYC
Governor’s Ball 2014 Dates: June 6 – 8
Governor’s Ball 2014 Lineup: Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Phoenix, Skrillex, Interpol, Disclosure, Earl Sweatshirt, and more…
Governor’s Ball 2013 Lineup: Kings of Leon, Guns n’ Roses, Kanye West, The XX, Nas, Pretty Lights, Beach House, Animal Collective, Kendrick Lamar, and more…

Gathering of the Vibes

Inception: 1996
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Gathering of the Vibes 2014 Dates: July 31-August 3
Gathering of the Vibes 2014 Lineup: Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, The Disco Biscuits with Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Slightly Stoopid, Ziggy Marley, Maceo Parker, Dumpstaphunk, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Dark Star Orchestra, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Leftover Salmon, and more…
Gathering of the Vibes 2013 Lineup: Phil Lesh & Friends, The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, The Roots, Funky Meters, John Butler Trio, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Tribal Seeds, and more…

Summer Camp

Inception: 2001
Location: Chillicothe, IL
Summer Camp 2014 Dates: May 23-25
Summer Camp 2014 Lineup: Moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, BASSNECTAR, Primus, EOTO, Keller Williams, Beats Antique, and more…
Summer Camp 2013 Lineup: moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, STS9, The Avett Brothers, Thievery Corporation, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Yonder Mountain String Band, and more…

Camp Bisco

Inception: 1999
Location: Mariaville, NY
Camp Bisco 2014 Dates: Cancelled for this year :(
Camp Bisco 2014 Lineup: N/A
Camp Bisco 2013 Lineup: Aeroplane, Animal Collective, Bassnectar, Boys Noize, Com Truise, Dan Deacon, Dillon Francis, Disco Biscuits Flosstradamus, and more…

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

Inception: 1999
Location: Indio, CA
Coachella 2015 Dates: 4/10-12 | 4/17-19
Coachella 2015 Lineup: TBA
Coachella 2014 Dates:  4/11-13 | 4/18-20
Coachelle 2014 Lineup: Outkast, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Knife, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, The Replacements, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, and more…

Austin City Limits

Inception: 2002
Location: Austin, TX
Austin City Limits 2014 Dates: 10/3-5 | 10/10-12
Austin City Limits 2014 LineupEminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana del Rey, Lorde, Foster the People, The Replacements, Zedd, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Spoon, and more…
Austin City Limits 2013 Lineup: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Muse, King of Leon, Atoms for Peace, Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and more…

Bonnaroo

Inception: 2002
Location: Manchester, TN
Bonnaroo 2014 Dates: 6/12-15
Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup: Elton John, Lionel Richie, Jack White, Kanye West, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, and more…
Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Bjork, Wilco, and more

Lollapalooza

Inception: 1991/2005
Location: Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza 2014 Dates: 8/1-3
Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup: Eminem, Arctic Monkeys, Zedd, Lorde, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Foster the People, and more…
Lollapalooza 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, The Postal Service, Vampire Weekend, The Killers, The National, and more…

Electric Zoo NYC

Inception: 2009
Location: New York, NY
Electric Zoo 2014 Dates: 8/29-8/31 (cancelled on final day)
Electric Zoo 2014 Lineup: David Guetta, Dada Life, Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buurin, Zedd, Knife Party, Laidback Luke, Kaskade, Alesso, and more…
Electric Zoo 2013 Lineup: AVICII, Above & Beyond, Knife Party, TIESTO, Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and more…

Sasquatch!

Inception: 2002
Location: George, WA
Sasquatch 2014 Dates: 5/23-25
Sasquatch 2014 Lineup: Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut Copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, and more…
Sasquatch 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, Vampire Weekend, The xx, The Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and more… 

Ultra

Inception: 1999
Location: Miami, FL
Ultra Music Festival 2014 Dates: 3/28 – 30
Ultra Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Diplo, Armin van Buuren, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Afrojack, Tiesto, M.I.A., Basement Jaxx, cut/copy, Dizzee Rascal, and more…
Ultra Music Festival 2013 Lineup: Avicii, Afrojack, Bassnectar, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and more…

Voodoo Experience

Inception: 2005
Location: New Orleans, LA
Voodoo Festival 2014 Dates:  10/31 – 11/2
Voodoo Festival 2014 Lineup: TBA
Voodoo Festival 2013 Lineup: Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, and more…

Newport Folk Festival

Inception: 1959
Location: Newport, RI
Newport Folk Festival 2014 Dates: 7/25 – 7/27
Newport Folk Festival Lineup 2014: Jenny Lewis, Shovels & Rope, Mavis Staples, Houndmouth, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and more…
Newport Folk Festival 2013 Lineup: Beck, The Avett Brothers, Feist, The Lumineers, Trombone Shorty, Father John Misty, and more…

South by Southwest (SXSW)

Inception: 1987
Location: Austin, TX
SXSW 2014 Dates: 3/11 -16
SXSW 2014 Lineup: Eliza Doolittle, The Devil Makes Three, Los Lonely Boys, London Grammar, Hopsin, DeLorean, and more…
SXSW 2013 Lineup: Greenday, Earl Sweatshirt, Jim James, Alt-J, Major Lazer, Wavves, Toro y Moi, Kris Allen, and more…

Bumbershoot

Inception: 1971
Location: Seattle, WA
Bumbershoot 2014 Dates: 8/30 – 9/1
Bumbershoot 2014 Lineup: Wu-Tang Clan, Foster the People, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, Panic! at the Disco, Schoolboy Q, The Dismemberment Plan, Bootsy Collins, and more…
Bumbershoot 2013 Lineup: Death Cab for cutie, Fun., Heart, Bassnectar, Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Tegan and Sara, Allen Stone, Alt-J, and more…

Austin Psych Fest

Inception: 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Austin Psych Fest 2014 Dates: 5/2 – 5/4
Austin Psych Fest 2014 Lineup: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop, The Dandy Warhols, The Black Angels, The Zombies, Horrors, Panda Bear, and more…
Austin Psych Fest 2013 Lineup: The Moving Sidewalks, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Boris, Acid Mothers Temple, Deerhunter, and more…

Burning Man

Inception: 1986
Location: Black Rock, NV
Burning Man 2014 Dates: 8/25 – 9/1
Burning Man 2013 Dates: 8/26 – 9/2

Outside Lands

Inception: 2008
Location: San Francisco, CA
Outside Lands 2014 Dates: 8/8 – 8/10
Outside Lands 2014 Lineup: Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tiesto, Disclosure, Death Cab for Cutie, Arctic Monkeys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and more…
Outside Lands 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Kaskade, Vampire Weekend, Pretty Lights, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more…

CMJ Marathon

Inception: 2002
Location: New York City, NY
CMJ Marathon 2014 Dates: 10/21-10/25
CMJ Marathon 2014 Lineup: TBA
CMJ Marathon 2013 Lineup: ASTR, Betty Who, The Dismemberment Plan, Empress Of, Fuck Buttons, Godflesh, HAERTS, Half Moon Run, and more…

Movement: Detroit Electronic

Inception: 2000
Location: Detroit, MI
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2014 Dates: 5/24-5/26
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2014 Lineup: Action Bronson, DJ 3000, Loco Dice, Baauer, Bonobo, Just Blaze, Claude Vonstroke, Boys Noize, Flosstradamus, and more…
Movement Electronic Music Festival 2013 Lineup: A Tribe Called Quest, Maka, Big Gigantic, Slam, Art Department, Ryan Elliot, Dave Clarke, Carl Craig, and more…

North by Northeast (NXNE)

Inception: 1995
Location: Toronto, Canada
North by Northeast 2014 Dates: 6/13-6/22
North by Northeast 2014 Lineup: St. Vincent, Juicy J, Danny Brown, Rhye, Mac DeMarco, Run the Jewels, Speedy Ortiz, Mas Ysa, Omar Souleyman, and more…
North by Northeast 2013 Lineup: Social Distortion, Big Boi, Joey Bada$$, The National, Moon King, Fucked Up, White Lung, and more…

Electric Daisy Carnival New York

Inception: 2012
Location: New York City, NY
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2014 Dates: ???
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2014 Lineup: ???
Electric Daisy Carnival NY 2013 Lineup: Adam F, Afrojack, La Roux, Calvin Harris, R3hab, Zeds Dead, Foreign Beggars, Empire of the Sun, and more…

Summerfest Milwaukee

Inception: 1968
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Summerfest Milwaukee 2014 Dates: 6/25-29 | 7/1-7/6
Summerfest Milwaukee 2014 Lineup: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Dave Matthews band, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, and more…
Summerfest Milwaukee 2013 Lineup: fun., Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Jason Aldean, New Kids on the Block, Rush, Tim McGraw, The Violent Femmes, and more…

North Coast Music Festival

Inception: 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
North Coast Music Festival 2014 Dates: 8/29-8/31
North Coast Music Festival 2014 Lineup: TBA
North Coast Music Festival 2013 Lineup: Wu-Tang Clan, Afrojack, Big Gigantic, Nas, The Disco Biscuits, Mac Miller, Gary Clark Jr., Rebelution, and more…

Free Press Summerfest

Inception: 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Free Press Summerfest 2014 Dates: May 31 & June 1
Free Press Summerfest 2014 Lineup: Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Zedd, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Deftones, Cage The Elephant, Big Gigantic, and more…
Free Press Summerfest 2013 Lineup: The Postal Service, Bassnectar, Iggy and the Stooges, Passion Pit, TV on the Radio, Calvin Harris, Alabama Shakes, of Monsters and Men, and more…

Vans Warped Tour

Inception: 1995
Location: Various locations throughout the U.S.
Vans Warped Tour 2014 Dates: 6/15 – 8/4
Vans Warped Tour 2014 Lineup: Yellowcard, Anberlin, Less Than Jake, The Devil Wears Prada, Saves the Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, and more…
Vans Warped Tour 2013 Lineup: Motion City Soundtrack, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Gin Wigmore, The Used, and more…


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