There’s no better way to experience music than through a live music festival packed with amazing artists. 2014’s summer music festival season is shaping up to be another epic summer filled with music festivals. From highly renowned artists to killer vibes, these summer music festivals are simply a must-attend.
Featured below are five of the top summer music festivals to attend this June and July.
1. CMA Music Festival
The CMA Music Festival is a music festival jam packed with country’s finest and some of the biggest stars in Nashville. The first CMA Music Festival was in 1972, and since has made its way to Nashville to provide attendees with an irreplaceable summer country music experience. This year’s CMA Music Festival will take place from June 5 until June 18.
This year’s must see acts will include Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry, Little Big Town, and Keith Urban. Talk about having all of country music’s best in one place!
For more information, visit cmaworld.com.
Bonnaroo is yet another reason to make your way to Tennessee this summer. This ultimate camping music festival is taking place from June 12 until June 15 in Manchester, Tenn. Bonnaroo has remained the most musically eclectic of music festivals, bringing artists from nearly all genres together to perform. This festival is sure to make headlines with performances from the likes of Kanye West and Elton John.
Other noteworthy acts will include Skrillex, Janelle Monae, Frank Ocean, Mastodon, Zedd, Jack White, Disclosure, Danny Brown, Pusha T, the Flaming Lips, Master Musicians of Jajouka, Phoenix, Damon Albarn.
For more information on tickets and acts, visit www.bonnaroo.com.
3. Electric Daisy Carnival
EDC in Las Vegas, Nev. is the ultimate electric dance music experience. Before the lineup was even announced, the carnival sold out in days, probably due the legendary performances from previous years. Tickets can still be purchased from StubHub and other ticketing sources. This year’s festival is from June 20 to June 22. If EDM is your thing, the Electric Daisy Carnival is a right of passage you can’t afford to miss!
For more information, visit electricdaisycarnival.com.
4. Milwaukee Summerfest
Milwaukee Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, is older than Woodstock, and has been hosting some of the biggest names in music since 1968. This year’s Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wis. will feature 800 acts over the course of 11 days from June 25-29 and July 1-6. This is one of the least expensive music festivals as well, with full passes available for purchase for just $70 and day passes available for just $16.
This year’s biggest names at the Milwaukee festival will include Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Brad Paisley, Outkast, Paramore, Usher, Ludacris, Phoenix, the Hold Steady, Arctic Monkeys, Kip Moore, Nas, B.o.B., Zac Brown Band and Babe Ruth.
For more information, visit www.summerfest.com.
5. Warped Tour
This world-renowned tour attracts people from all over the country. Vans Warped Tour is a full North American tour which stops in over 40 cities over the course of eight incredible weeks of summer. Warped Tour is making a stop in Mesa, Ariz. on June 18, and is bringing some of punk and alternatives greatest acts. Doors will open at 11 a.m.
This year’s lineup will include the likes of the Maine, We Are the In Crowd, Every Time I Die, Less Than Jake, Parkway Drive, the Devil Wears Prada, K.Flay, Watsky, 3OH!3, All Time Low, Anberlin, Saves the Day, Vanna, Yellowcard and Breathe Carolina.
For more information, visit vanswarpedtour.com.