Best Summer Music Festivals

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It is officially summer! Longer days and warmer weather mean more time to “play” outside. It is perfect season to attend a festival. Dance the night away at one of these music festivals around the world.

Essence Festival

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Dates: June 29 – July 2

“Since 1994 the festival has been the official party with a purpose, and this year we continue the legacy with four days of music, empowerment, community and entertainment.” Party the night away at the Superdome with acts such as Diana Ross, John Legend, Chaka Khan, and Chance The Rapper or enjoy a free daytime experiences at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Melt

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Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Dates: July 14-16

Since its inception, over 20 years ago, the iconic rock and pop festival has been known as Europe’s biggest party festival. Set in an industrial museum, the techno and house DJs create a setting unlike anything else. This year’s headliners include Die Antwood, Bonobo, Fatboy Slim, M.I.A., and Warpaint.

Fujirock

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Yuzawa, Japan
Dates: July 28-30

Fujirock, Japan’s biggest music festival, is set in the stunning location of Naeba Ski Resort. Music lovers of all genres are in for a treat. Producers have booked acts such as Gorillaz, Aphex Twin, Major Lazer, Bjork, and Lorde.

G! Festival

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Eysturoy, Faroe Islands
Date: July 13-15

G! Festival is certainly more than just a festival. It is set on the picturesque Faroe Islands with a backdrop of rolling hills, sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. The bands are mostly Scandinavian. Therefore, if you are tired of hearing the same music, this festival is for you.

Pitchfork Music Festival

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: July 14-16

Entering its 12th year, the Pitchfork Music Festival, takng place in Chicago’s Union Park, features the best in new and emerging music. Headliners this year include LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest and Solange.


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