Music festivals can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone. There are tons of bands you can see and numerous other things you can do at these festivals.
So without any further ado, here is our list of 10 best music festivals of 2015.
1. CounterPoint Festival
Where: Kingston Downs, GA
When: May 22-24
Lineup Highlights 2014: Janelle Monae, Krewella, Major Lazer, J. Cole, Foster the People, Pretty Lights and OutKast
Lineup Highlights 2015: Chet Faker, Dillon Francis, iLoveMakonnen, Umphrey’s McGee, Zedd, The Roots, Widespread Panic and a lot more
Even though CouterPoint Festival was only born in 2012, it quickly became one of the best electronic festivals in the United States.
2. Electric Daisy Festival
Where: New York, NY and Las Vegas, NV
When: May 23-24 in New York and June 19-21 in Las Vegas
Lineup Highlights 2014: A-Trak, Boy’s Noize, Afrojack, Major Lazer, Armin Van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Tiesto and Avicii
Lineup Highlights 2015 New York: Yellow Claw, Seven Lions, Martin Garrix, Jack Beats, Art Department, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Knife Party, 12th Planet and a lot more
Lineup Highlights 2015 Las Vegas: 12th Planet, AC Slater, Adventure Club, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Dada Life, Z-Trip and a lot more
The New York festival is just kind of a warm-up for the bigger party in Las Vegas. Electric Daisy is definitely an amazing festival and if you love electronic music, you need to go.
3. Governors Ball
Where: New York, NY
When: June 2-5
Lineup Highlights 2014: Disclosure, Interpol, Phoeniz, J. Cole, Vampire Weekend, Skrillex, The Strokes, Jack White and OutKast
Lineup Highlights 2015: Chromeo, Ryan Adams, Bjork, My Morning Jacket, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine, Deadmau5, The Black Keys, Drake and many more
Governors Ball is one of those “must go to” festivals as its lineup is incredible and the atmosphere is simply wonderful.
Where: Manchester, TN
When: June 11-14
Lineup Highlights 2014: The Arctic Monkeys, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kaskade, The Flaming Lips, Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Elton John, Jack White, The Avett Brothers, Frank Ocean, Skrillex, Lauryn Hill and Kanye West
Lineup Highlights 2015: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, My Morning Jacket, Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Deadmau5, Mumford & Sons, Billy Joel
Bonnaroo is a great camping experience and the organizers of the festival always deliver a great lineup.
5. Firefly Music Festival
Where: Dover, DE
When: June 18-21
Lineup Highlights 2014: Weezer, The Arctic Monkeys, The Lumineers, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Jack Johnson, OutKast, Foo Fighters and many more
Lineup Highlights 2015: Paul McCartney, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Benjamin Booker, Jack Novak and many more
Firefly launched in 2012 but it already claims a spot in every list of the best music festivals. Its location is in Delaware, in the beautiful woodlands and has already delivered two strong lineups before 2015.
6. Newport Folk Festival
Where: Newport, RI
When: July 24-26
Lineup Highlights 2014: Houndmouth, Lake Street Dive, Valerie June, Jeff Tweedy, Ryan Adams and Jack White
Lineup Highlights 2015: The Decemberists, Tallest Man on Earth, First Aid Kit, Laura Marling, Heartless Bastards, Tommy Stinson, Haunt the House and many more
The Newport Fold Festival can be viewed as a music tradition right now. In those three days you will have the chance to see a lot of great musicians that redefine the folk music genre in tons of ways. It’s a truly unique experience and one that should not be missed.
Where: Chicago, IL
When: July 31 – August 2
Lineup Highlights 2014: The Arctic Monkeys, Childish Gambino, Nas, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Skrilles, Kings of Leon, Eminem and OutKast
Lineup Highlights 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Florence and the Machine, Alt-J, The Weekend, Alabama Shakes, Carnage, The War on Drugs, The Tallest Man on Earth, Gogol Bordello, Walk the Moon, Glass Animals and many more
Lollapalooza has a reputation of being one of the best music festivals in the country and it’s definitely one of the best organized ones. The organizers always offer a great lineup and the experience is simply overwhelming.
8. Austin City Limits Festival
Where: Austin, TX
When: October 2-4 and 9-11
Lineup Highlights 2014: Major Lazer, Zedd, The Replacements, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, Beck, Skrillex, OutKast, Pearl Jam and Eminem
Lineup Highlights 2015: Foo Fighters, The Strokes, The Weekend, Deadmau5, Billy Idol, Alt-J, Florence and the Machine, Modest Mouse, Moon Taxi and many more
Even though the Austin City Limits isn’t as well-known as Lollapalooza, SXSW, Bonnaroo or Coachella, it’s still an amazing music festival. The lineup is always great and there’s always a great atmosphere to be found there.
9. Voodoo Music Experience
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: October 30 – November 1
Lineup Highlights 2014: Big Freedia, AWOLNATION, Slayer, The Arctic Monkeys, Pretty Lights, Zedd, Skrillex, 30 Seconds to Mars, OutKast and Foo Fighters
Lineup Highlights 2015: The lineup will be determined later.
Even though pretty much everyone loves summer festivals, the Voodoo Music Experience festival in November is great as well. This is an awesome music festival filled with great artists and tons of other things to do.
10. Fun Fun Fun Fest
Where: Austin, TX
When: November 6-8
Lineup Highlights 2014: The Blood Brothers, 2 Chainz, Alt-J, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Wiz Khalifa, Girl Talk, Nas, Judas Priest and many more
Lineup Highlights 2015: The lineup will be announced on May 28.
Austin is a place that just keeps on giving. The Fun Fun Fun Fest is very proud of the fact that it offers progressive and independent music. And even though it’s not as big as the Austin City Limits Festival or the SXSW, it still provides an excellent lineup every time. You should definitely give this music festival a try in 2015.
So there you have it. This was our list of 10 best music festivals of 2015. Enjoy and have fun.