The Best & Biggest Global Music Festivals of Summer 2019


It’s almost time to pull those cut-off shorts out of your closet.

It’s never too early to start planning your summer music festival pilgrimages—even if you are still wearing your parka. Whether you’re headed down the street to sway to the sweet sound of overlapping stages or you’re hopping on a flight to hear familiar artists in an unfamiliar setting, music festivals are the best place to get your heart pumping in the warm weather. (And marking them on your calendar now is the best way to get through your winter blues.)

From Montreal to Barcelona and from country to rock, here are the festivals worth saving your pennies for. We’ll be updating this list as more lineups become available, so make sure to keep checking back.


WHEN: April 12-14 and April 19-21

WHERE: Indio, CA

WHO: Childish Gambino, Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Khalid, Solange, Janelle Monae and more.

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Something in the Water

WHEN: April 26-28

WHERE: Virginia Beach, VA

WHO: Migos, Sza, Janelle Monae, Pharrell and more.

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Rolling Loud

WHEN: May 10-12, 2019

WHERE: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

WHO: Migos, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne and more.

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WHEN: May 16-19

WHERE: Gulf Shores, AL

WHO: Vampire Weekend, Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, The Lumineers and more.

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Elements Music Arts Festival

WHEN: May 23-27, 2019

WHERE: Lakewood, PA

WHO: Disclosure, FISHER, Big Gigantic, Justin Martin and more.

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Boston Calling

WHEN: May 24-26

WHERE: Boston, MA

WHO:  Twenty One Pilots, Travis Scott, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae,  Anderson.Paak and more. 

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Primavera Sound

WHEN: May 30-June 1

WHERE: Barcelona, Spain

WHO:  Cardi B, Solange, Tame Impala, James Blake, Roby, Charlie XCX and more.

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Governors Ball

WHEN: May 31-June 2

WHERE: Randall’s Island, New York City, NY

WHO: Florence and the Machine, Tyler the Creator, Major Lazer, Kacey Musgraves, Sza and more.

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WHEN: June 13-16

WHERE: Manchester, TN

WHO: Childish Gambino, Cardi B, Post Malone, Solange, Beach House, Kacey Musgraves and more.

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WHEN: June 21-23

WHERE: The Woodlands, Dover, DE

WHO: Post Malone, Panic! at the Disco, Tyler the Creator, Travis Scott, Vampire Weekend and more.

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Secret Solstice Festival

WHEN: June 21-23

WHERE: Reykjavik, Iceland

WHO: Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, Black Eyed Peas, Martin Garrix, Rita Ora, Patti Smith and more.

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Festival d’été de Québec

WHEN: July 4-14

WHERE: Quebec City, Quebec

WHO: Mariah Carey, Ternty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Kygo, Logic, Blink-182, Chvrches and more.

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WHEN: July 18-20

WHERE: Barcelona, Spain

WHO: A$AP Rocky, Amelie Lens, Bad Bunny, Disclosure, Kaytranada and more.

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Pitchfork Music Festival

WHEN: July 19-21

WHERE: Chicago, IL

WHO: HAIM, The Isley Brothers, Robyn, Belle & Sebastian, Charli XCX, Pusha-T and more.

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Lollapalooza Paris

WHEN: July 20-21

WHERE: Hippodrome ParisLongchamp, Paris, France

WHO:  Twenty One Pilots, Migos, The Strokes and more.

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Mo Pop Festival

WHEN: July 27-28

WHERE: Detroit, MI

WHO:  Vampire Weekend, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Kali Uchis, Ella Mai and more.

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Fuji Rock

WHEN: July 27 — 31, 2018

WHERE: Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

WHO: Sia, James Blake, Alvvways, Janelle Monae, Daniel Caesar and more.

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WHEN: August 2-4

WHERE: Montreal, Quebec

WHO: Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, City and Colour, Mac Demarco, The Lumineers and more.

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WHEN: August 9-10

WHERE: Montreal, QC

WHO: Marshmello, Bad Bunny, Alesso, Kaskade and more.

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Boots & Hearts

WHEN: August 8-11

WHERE: Burl’s Creek, Oro-Medonte, ON

WHO: Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell and more.

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