Whether you heard about these music festivals or not, you are sure to hear about them in due time.
August is jammed packed with music festivals, featuring emerging talent from all around the globe and with every genre possible. Music festival season is at it’s mid peak right now and with the rise of many festivals, big and small, left and right, new and the already established, there’s a obvious trend with many of the fest this year. Many of the festivals are playing it safe, using the same headliners as other fests, the most popular and high demand headliners this year, included: Outkast (well, they did make a unexpected come back), Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Disclosure, Nas, Bassnectar, Zedd, and Lorde, among many others.
Most of the festivals are either sold out or steep in price, however, if you are a music lover on a budget, no need to fret some of the festivals that made the list are wallet friendly, have a limited amount of free tickets or you can watch a live stream of the event from the comfort of your own home!
If you are a avid music festival junkie or an overall music lover these top eight anticipated festivals should be on your radar or should be on your to go-to list in the future. We give you the top 8 most anticipated music festivals of August 2014. Starting with Lollapalooza…
Lolapalooza, starting tomorrow and through the weekend (August 1-2) brings a killer lineup with many artists who have Summer hits, such as: Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea, Nas, Skirllex (again), Zedd (again), Flume, Rat King, among others. All tickets are sold out for this festival, except Platinum VIP.
However, don’t worry if you really wanted to attend this year to see your fav performers. Red Bull has you covered by providing a live stream of the events. Close enough, right?
Hard Summer Festival
South Monte, California is home to Hard Summer (producers of this fest also responsible for Holy Ship), happening this weekend, August 2nd & August 3rd.
Hard Summer has elite headlining names, including: Tiesto, Disclosure, Cashmere Cat, A$AP Mob, Axwell, Kill The Noise and more. If you are trying to attend this festival, good luck. Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Electric Adventure, a annual a multi-day, youth culture event that takes place Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd at New Jersey’s Seaside Heights.
This EDM festival stage will have popular and emerging acts, such as: Flux Pavilion, BlasterJaxx, GTA among other local DJs and talent. If you’re looking for a EDM festival that won’t hurt your wallet, this is the solution for you. Purchase tickets, here.
Full Moon Festival
Back for it’s 2nd year, Full Moon, a fairly new festival taking place (for one day only) on Governor’s Island in New York City, features a diverse lineup spanning multiple genres.
Taking place beneath the full moon in August, it’s notable for its fashionable, creative crowd and unusual setting as a beach theme in the massive metropolis of NYC. The first two phases of tickets are sold out, however, there are still tickets left ($50-$1500). Purchase now.
Baltimore’s newest music fest, Moonrise festival, taking place from 11am-11pm for two days on August 9 & 10 brings you a diverse lineup of Rap/Hip Hop and EDM talents.
Notable headliners include: Bassnectar, Wacka Flocka Flame, Rusko, A$AP Ferg, DJ Snake, Zeds Dead and more. Tickets are still available for purchase, here.
Afro Punk Fest
The “other black experience” is back and bigger than ever in music festival form, Brooklyn’s Afro Punk Fest, is a annual, highly anticipated music, art and shopping event.
This year’s Afro Punk lineup consists of a eclectic mix of past performers and many new ones, such as: D’Angelo, Straight Line Stich, Unlocking the Truth, SZA, and more to be announced. Complimentary tickets are sold out, however, plenty tickets are available for purchase ($40-$225), here.
Made In America
The infamous Made In America festival, one concert, two different locations in both Philly and Los Angeles presented by Budweiser.
A lineup curated personally via rap mogul, Jay Z featuring: Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Imagine Dragons, Mayer Hawthorne, Steve Aoki, among others – it’s sure to be a memorable weekend for attendees on both the East & West coast.
Both single day and full weekend passes are available for purchase, here.
Since 2009, bringing you the best of the best in electronic dance music, New York’s Electronic Music festival is back and this year is no different.
Labor day weekend (August 29-August 31), 3 days back to back, elite sets from the likes of Skrillex, David Guetta, TJR, Netsky, and more.
Single day tickets start at $139 USD. Want to earn a free ticket? Sign up to become a Electric Zoo Brand Ambassador, here.