Music Festivals You Won't Want To Miss This Summer 2018
by Kristine Sage
10 months ago
Mark your calendars, because we're giving you the low-down of all the music festivals from Asia to North America, on any music lover's radar right now!
1. Lollapalooza 2018
When: August 2-5
Where: Grant Park, Chicago
Why you should go: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Khalid, we could go on forever on the list! Lollapalooza is the ultimate music festival, apart from Coachella, and it's a four-day paradise of all all things music. Grab the chance to get your summer gear on and even go celebrity-spotting!
2. Pitchfork Music Festival 2018
When: July 20-22
Where: Union Park, Chicago
Why you should go: If you're into indie rock, pop, hip-hop and electronica, this is the place for you. Tame Impala, Syd, Blood Orange, oh and––dare we mention––Ms. Lauryn Hill?! She will be debuting her The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Performance on the last day of the three-day festival. Don't miss it.
3. Summer Sonic Festival 2018
When: August 18-19
Where: Zono Marine Stadium, Tokyo & Mizu Sonic Park, Osaka, Japan
Why you should go: Its got two locations, and a lineup that can't go wrong no matter where you are in the world, this year we've got Beck, Chance the Rapper, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, and more. And Japan is a lovely place. Need we say more?
4. Wireless Festival 2018
When: July 6-8
Where: Finsbury Park, London, England
Why you should go: The who's who of the hip hop world will be showing up here. J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Cardi B, Post Malone, Migos, Big Sean, Lil Uzi Vert, Stormzy, and more. It's going to be wild for the night, we just know it. Wear every chain on your neck.
5. Fuji Rock Festival 2018
When: July 27-29
Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
Why you should go: One of Asia's best-known festivals across the world, with crowds from far and wide coming over. It's got the view of Mount Fuji, and headliners this year include Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D., Post Malone, Skrillex, CHVRCHES, and many local household names as well.
6. Firefly Music Festival 2018
When: June 14-17
Where: The Woodlands, Dover, DE
Why you should go: The headliners resemble Bonnaroo's in many aspects, but this festival is still worth the visit for its very unique vibe. Among the lineup, SZA, Foster the People, Logic, Martin Garrix, MGMT, Rudimental and more.
7. We The Fest 2018
When: July 20-22
Where: Jakarta, Indonesia
Why you should go: It's a summer festival of music, arts, fashion and food right in the heart of Indonesia. And among the headliners for the festival this year are Lorde, James Bay, Alt-J, Odesza, and more.
8. Mo Pop Festival 2018
When: July 28-29
Where: West Riverfront Park, Detroit
Why you should go: It's the wonderland for both emerging and established musicians, and its ambiance has been described as "boutique and niche". Indie rock, pop, and hip-hop music with Detroit cuisine and beverages. Paired with Bon Iver, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Rex Orange County, and more.
9. Panorama 2018
When: July 27-29
Where: Randall's Island Park, New York
Why you should go: It's got a pretty 'killer' lineup, amongst the headliners are The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, The Killers, The XX, Migos, Cardi B, SZA, and more. New York is rarely the destination for music festivals especially in the summer, so it's worth making the trip to also experience the city.
10. Vans Warped Tour
When: June 21-Aug 5
Where: Various Across America
Why you should go: Nostalgic bands like Simple Plan, Bowling For Soup, We The Kings, and more will take you back to the 90s. They've announced that this 24th year would be the "final, full cross-country run" for what has been a star-making tradition. Try to catch them where you are if they've got a date near home.
So where will we see you at?!