Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Festival line-up (2022): Rage Against the Machine, Swedish House Mafia, and many more TBA
Sold out quickly every year, the Indio Desert becomes a fashion hub for cool, glamorous fashion shows. Closer to the top of the list for all festival buckets, the Coachella list is an ongoing source of annual anticipation and a forum for music discussions.
Date and Location: April15 to 17 & 22 to 24, 2022; Indio, California
Festival line-up (2021): Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler, The Creator, Miley Cyrus, DaBaby, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Marshmello
An amazing collection of music, dance, comedy, and craft booths, Lollapalooza is another multi-genre entertainment that provides a platform for artists and political parties, and nonprofits. The festival creates historic moments in many artists’ works to strengthen it in the world-famous festival hall.
Date and Location: July 28 to 31, 2022; Grant Park, Chicago
South By South West
Festival line-up (2022): baby mutha, Sunflower Bean, Shamir, Circuit Des Yeux, Moor Mother, Charlie Hickey, Desire
Considered one of the leading producers and launchers of the works, SXSW is an annual exhibition of music, film, and excellent shared images enjoyed by performances, exhibitions, interviews, exhibitions, and more. Almost taking over the city of Austin, everyone in the music world from fans to the media flocked here to find the next big thing.
Date and Location: March 11 to 20, 2022; Austin, Texas
Pitchfork Music Festival
Festival lineup (2021): Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Erykah Badu, Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Flying Lotus, Thundercat
Organized by independent Pitchfork Media independent music source, the three-day event is a melting pot of rock, hip-hop, electronica, jazz, punk, and whatever other genre and sub-genre you want to celebrate. With an exhibition of records, food, art, and beverages from local and national retailers, this is a true cultural feast.
Date and Location: TBA July 2022; Union Park, Chicago
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Festival lineup (2021): Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, ZHU, deadmau5
In addition to its two famous US events in Vegas and Orlando, this legendary carnival experience has also visited Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the UK. Invites attendees to the amazing EDM scene of neon decor and traveling performers, and each year the event draws a record of fans who are ready to escape the truth with electronic music.
When & where: May 20-22, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada