Our Favorite 2017 Music Festival lineups

CLTure’s 2017 Music Festival Guide 

By Amanda Cosenza 

January 28, 2017 (Updated May 18, 2017)

Music festival culture provides fans an opportunity to see a wide-array of live acts over a short period of time in a unique environment. The festival scene has grown substantially over the years and with the advancement of technology, more and more festivals are providing exciting new experiences to patrons across the country. Festival is hear, and all year we’ll keep you updated on the latest lineups, news, and giveaways. Be sure to check back as we’ll be updating this page periodically.

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Shaky Knees Music Festival 

May 12-14 Atlanta, Georgia

The XX, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Ryan Adams, Pixies, The Shins, Sylvan Esso, Dr. Dog, X Ambassadors, Car Seat Headrest, Pinegrove, Third Eye Blind, and more.


May 18-21 Durham, North Carolina

Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Gotye, Jessy Lanza, RBTS WIN, and more

Hangout Music Fest

May 19-21 Gulf Shores, Alabama

Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Weezer, Sigur Ros, Dj Snake, MGMT, Band of Horses, Foreign Air (Charlotte), Flagship (Charlotte), and more.

Project Pabst 

May 20 Denver, Colorado

Ice Cube, Phantogram, Danny Brown, Kurt Vile, Phantogram, STRFKR, Noname, Twin Peaks, and more.

Lightning in a Bottle

May 24-29 Bradley, California

Bassnectar, Bonobo, Kaytranada, Bob Moses, Brasstracks, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more.

California Roots 

May 26-28 Monterey, California

Nas, Rebelution, Dirty Heads, Thievery Corporation, Jurassic 5, Soja, Matisyahu, and more.

Sasquatch Music Festival

May 26-28 Quincy, Washington

Chance the Rapper, LCD Soundsystem, Twenty One Pilots, The Head and the Heart, The Shins, Phantogram, Kaytranada, Aesop Rock, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, MGMT, Mac Miller, and more.

Summer Camp Music Festival

May 26-28 Chillicothe, Illinois

Moe, Umphrey’s McGee, Trey Anastasio Band, Zed’s Dead, Primus, Run the Jewels, Mike Gordon, and more.

California Roots Music and Arts Festival

May 26-28 Monterey, California

Rebelution, Nas, Dirty Heads, Soja, Iration, Thievery Corporation, Jurassic 5, Stick Figure, Matisyahu, and more.


May 26-28 Napa Valley, California

Maroon 5, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Modest Mouse, The Roots, Band of Horses, Dirty Heads, and more.

Boston Calling

May 26-28 Boston, Massachusetts

Tool, Mumford & Sons, Run The Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Bon Iver, The XX, Major Lazer, Solange, Tegan and Sara, Weezer, The 1975, Danny Brown, and more.


Soundset Music Festival 

May 28, 2017 St. Paul, Minnesota

Travis Scott, Atmosphere, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gucci Mane, T.I, Pusha T, Mac Miller, Brother Ali, D.R.A.M, Brother Ali, and more

Bunbury Music Festival 

June 2-4 Cincinnati, Ohio

Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, The 1975, 30 Seconds To Mars, Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins, MuteMath, Tech N9ne, and more.

Roots Picnic 

June 3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pharrell Williams, The Roots, Lil’ Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Kimbra, Black Thought, Thundercat, J.Period, Fat Joe, and more

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 2-4 New York City, New York

Tool, Chance The Rapper, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, Lorde, Flume, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Cage the Elephant, Schoolboy Q, and more.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 

June 8-11 Manchester, Tennessee

U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The XX, Future Islands, Travis Scott, Cage the Elephant, and more.


Telluride Bluegrass

June 15-18 Telluride, Colorado

Sam Bush Band, Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley, The Travelin’ McCourys, Dispatch, Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Bela Fleck, Punch Brothers, Sarah Jarosz, and more.

Firefly Music Festival 

June 15-18 Dover, Delaware

The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance The Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume Weezer, The Shin, 30 Seconds To Mars, Miike Snow, KE$HA, Franz Ferdinand, Glass Animals, Phantogram, and more.

Forecastle Festival 

July 14-16 Louisville, Kentucky

LCD Soundsystem, Weezer,  Odesza, Cage the Elephant, PJ Harvey, Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, GRiZ, X Ambassadors Vince Staples, Conor Oberst, Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, STRFKR, Judah & The Lion, Foxygen, and more.


Eaux Claires 

June 16-17 Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Paul Simon, Chance The Rapper, Bon Iver, Wilco, Sylvan Esso, Perfume Genius, Danny Brown, and more.

Mountain Jam

June 16-18 Hunter, New York

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr., The Head and The Heart, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, River Whyless, and more.

Arroyo Seco Weekend 

June 24-25 Pasadena, California

Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, The Shins, Weezer, Dawes, Andrew Bird, Charles Bradley, and more.

Pitchfork Music Fesival 

July 14-16 Chicago, Illinois

LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, PJ Harvey, The Avalanches, Ride, Dirty Projectors, Thurston Moore, Vince Staples, Pinegrove, Isaiah Rashad, Frankie Cosmos, Kamaiyah, and more.

Sloss Fest

July 15-16 Birmingham, Alabama

Alabama Shakes, Widespread Panic, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson, Run The Jewels, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Spoon, Phantogram, Tycho, Conor Oberst, Vince Staples and more.


July 26-30 Floyd, Virginia

Michael Franti & Spearhead, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Leftover Salmon, Thievery Corporation, Railroad Earth, Shovels & Rope, White Denim, Keller Williams The Hip Abduction, TAUK, and more.

Newport Folk Festival 

July 28-30 Newport, Rhode Island

The Avett Brothers, Regina Spektor, The Head and The Heart, Fleet Foxes, Dr. Dog, Drive-By Truckers, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Nikki Lane, Brent Cobb, Michael Kiwanuka, and more


July 28-30 New York, New York

A Tribe Called Quest, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Nine Inch Nails, Alt-J, Solange, Future Islands, Tyler the Creator, Spoon, Vince Staples, Pinegrove, Girl Talk,Vance Joy, DJ Shadow, Isaiah Rashad, Foxygen, and more.


Mo Pop 

July 29-30 Detroit, Michigan

Run The Jewels, alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Phantogram, Foster The People, Solange, and more.


August 3-6 Happy Valley, Oregon

Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires, Dinosaur Jr., Drive-By Truckers, Deer Tick, Mandolin Orange, Ty Segall, SUSTO, Hiss Golden Messenger, Pinegrove, Andy Shauf, KING, Brent Cobb, Sunflower Bean, Big Thief, and more.


August 4-5 Saint Charles, Iowa

alt-J, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr, The Head and the Heart, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves Foxygen, Nikki Lane, JD McPherson, and more.

Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival 

August 19-20 Long Island, New York

Big Sean, Gucci Mane, Major Lazer, DJ Khaled, Young Thug, Zedd, and more.

Outside Lands

August 11-13 San Francisco, California

Gorillaz, A Tribe Called Quest, The Who, Metallica, Fleet Foxes, The Avett Brothers, Future Islands, Solange, Queens of the Stone Age, Action Bronson, Schoolboy Q, Lorde, Empire of the Sun, and more.

Lockn’ Festival 

August 24-27 Arrington, Virginia

The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, Brandi Carlile, Gov’t Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, JJ Grey & MOFRO, John Butler Trio Keller Williams, The Marcus King Band, Margo Price, moe., Phil Lesh & Friends, and more.


August 26-27 Brookyn, New York

Gary Clark Jr., Michael Kiwanuka, Kaytranada, SZA, Sampha, Thundercat, Macy Gray, Junior Astronomers, KING, and more

Project Pabst Portland 

August 26-27 Portland, Oregon

Iggy Pop, Nas, Spoon, Whitney, Die Antwoord, Father John Misty, Frankie Cosmos, FIDLAR, Lizzo, and more.

North Coast Music Festival 

September 1 Chicago, Illinois

Ween, Damian Marley, Deadmau5 & Eric Pyrdz, Gucci Mane, Lil Dicky, Post Malone, and more.

Made in America Festival 

September 2-3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jay Z, J. Cole, Migos, Run The Jewels, Solange, Sampha, Marshmello, Pusha T, Vic Mensa, and more.

Hopscotch Music Festival 

September 7-10 Raleigh, North Carolina

Solange, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, Big Boi, Angel Olsen, Rapsody, The Afghan Whigs, Margo Price, Thee Oh Sees, Cloud Nothings, SUSTO, and more.


September 9-10 St. Louis, Missouri

Weezer, Cage The Elephant, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, Lizzo, Houndmouth, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Ron Gallo, and more.

Riot Fest Chicago 

September 15-17 Chicago, Illinois

Nine Inch Nails, Wu Tang, Queens of the Stone Age, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A, Vic Mensa, Dinosaur Jr., Paramore, TV on the Radio, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, and more.

The Meadows Music & Arts Festival 

September 15-17 Queens, New York City

Jay Z, Gorillaz, Future, Nas, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Run The Jewels, Bassnectar, M.I.A, Action Bronson, Erykah Badu, Migos, and more.

Life is Beautiful 

September 22-24 Las Vegas, Nevada

Gorillaz, Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Muse, 2 Chainz, The xx, ScHoolboy Q, Cage The Elephant, Pretty Lights, De La Soul, and more.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival 

September 23-24 Franklin, Tennessee

Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Shovels & Rope, Fitz and The Tantrums, The Revivalists, and more.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 6-8 & 12-15 Austin, Texas

Jay Z, Gorillaz, The Killers, Chance The Rapper, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The XX, Ryan Adams, Solange, Spoon, and many more.

III Points Festival 

October 13-15 Wynwood, Miami

Gorillaz, The xx, Nicolas Jaar, Kaytranada, Bonobo, Danny Brown, Willow Smith, and more.


We’ll continue to update this list throughout the year. Stay up to date on festival news and giveaways:

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