Summer time is simply across the nook, which suggests music festivals are again. Say whats up once more to beer gardens, tenting, and jostling previous strangers for a front-row take a look at Megan Thee Stallion. Beneath, in chronological order, is an inventory of thrilling festivals it’s possible you’ll need to plan a weekend round. Make certain to pack sunscreen!
(Notice: Most festivals haven’t but introduced their COVID-19 protocols, however we’ll add them as they turn out to be obtainable.)
Indio, California; April 15-17 and 22-24, 2022
That includes: Harry Types, Billie Eilish, Swedish Home Mafia x The Weeknd
The 2020 and 2021 editions had been canceled over COVID-19 issues, however Coachella is again this 12 months to kick off the 2022 competition season. Headliners embrace Harry Types, Billie Eilish, and the Weeknd and Swedish Home Mafia, who’ll be subbing for last-minute dropout Kanye West.
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Planet Afropunk Stay: Miami
Miami, FL; Might 20-22, 2022
That includes: Rema, Yendry, Skillibeng
A longtime chief in celebrating Black artists, Afropunk returned final 12 months for a one-day competition in Atlanta. This 12 months they’ve introduced a brand new expertise, billed as Planet Afropunk in Miami, hosted at The City in Overtown, a traditionally Black diasporic neighborhood. The three-day competition will embrace in the future of panels and talks in regards to the points plaguing the Black group adopted by two days of reside music and artwork exhibitions that may spotlight Black diaspora artists with notable performers like Rema, Yendry, and Skillibeng.
Boston, MA; Might 27-29
That includes: 9 Inch Nails, the Strokes, Metallica, Japanese Breakfast
This 12 months’s version of Boston Calling, happening as normal on the Harvard Athletic Complicated, will characteristic 50–plus artists acting on 4 levels, plus a 100-foot Ferris wheel, artwork installations, and meals from 35 distributors.
Primavera Sound Barcelona
Barcelona, ES; June 2-4 and June September 11
That includes: Pavement, Seashore Home, Gorillaz, Interpol, Grimes (DJ Set)
Primavera is the most important competition within the Mediterranean, and it returns to Barcelona’s Parc del Discussion board for the primary time since 2019. Boasting two weekends of reside music plus per week’s value of concert events round Barcelona in between, this 12 months’s fest feels bigger than ever. On the invoice are some massive names (Dua Lipa, Megan Thee Stallion, Lorde) together with some older favorites (Pavement, Interpol, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).
The Roots Picnic
Philadelphia, PA; June 4-5
That includes: Wizkid, Mary J. Blige, Jazmine Sullivan
Returning after a two 12 months hiatus, the competition headlined, hosted, and curated by the Roots will occur IRL at Philadelphia’s Mann at Fairmount Park and likewise be streamed on YouTube. The road-up brings collectively Black expertise from all around the map, together with nation trailblazer Mickey Guyton, chart-topping Afrobeats star Wizkid, the legendary Mary J. Blige, and extra.
New York, NY; June 10-12, 2022
That includes: Child Cudi, Halsey, J. Cole, Flume