As I get older I get more and more sad that my time at bomb ass summer music festivals is no longer fun and exciting but more so awkward and tiring. Instead of being the granny at the festivals that can’t keep up, I’ve decided to bow out gracefully. That doesn’t mean that I can’t remember the amazing times I’ve had at several music festivals. So much so that I’ve put together a list of must attend summer music festivals 2018 for you to consider. (And don’t worry… none will be like the Fyre Festival fiasco from last year)


How To: Music Festival Survival Guide

We know we know… Queen Bey is headlining Coachella this year along side The Weekend (ahh reminds me of Made in America 2015), and Eminem. But if you haven’t purchased your tickets already, there’s a good chance that you won’t get your hands on them (and definitely not for an affordable price).

But let’s not focus on the negative. We know Queen Bey will bless us regular non Coachella attending folk later on in the year. For now I’m helping you set your sights on 10 other summer festivals you can attend to make summer 2018 one to remember!

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Summer Music Festivals 2018 To Attend Besides Coachella

1. Bonnaroo
Date: June 7- 10th
Location:  Manchester, TN
Lineup: Announced. Major headliners include Eminem, Future, Bon Ever, The Killers, Paramore and more.
Tickets: On Sale Now 


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2. Lollapalooza 
Date: August 2nd- 5th
Location: Chicago, IL
Lineup: TBA
Tickets: Not on sale yet.

3. Governor’s Ball 
Date: June 1st- 3rd
Location: New York, NY
Lineup: Announced. Including headliners Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, Yeah Yeah Yeas, N.E.R.D and Halsey.
Tickets: On Sale Now










4. Essence Fest
Date: July 5th – July 8th
Location: New Orleans, LA
Lineup: TBA
Tickets: On Sale Now 

5. Afropunk Fest
Date: August 25th- 26th
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Lineup: TBA
Tickets: On Sale Now

6. Fire Fly Festival
Date: June 14th- June 17th
Location: Dover, DE
Lineup: Announced. Headliners include Eminem, KendrickLamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, Lil Wayne, SZA, and Logic.
Tickets: On Sale Now









7. BC Festival
Dates: April 26- April 28
Location: Washington DC
Lineup: Announced. Headliners include Miguel, Migos, Cardi B, H.E.R and Nipsey Hussle.
Tickets: On Sale Now








8. Ultra Music Fest 
Date: March 23- March 25
Location: Miami, FL
Lineup: Announced, but they are releasing even more names soon. Headliners include AfroJack, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, David Guetta, and DJ Snake.
Tickets: On Sale Now 




















9. Panorama
Date: July 27- July 29th
Location: New York, New York
Lineup: The Weekend, Migos, Janet Jackson, Sza, Cardi B and more.
Tickets: On Sale Now

10. Electric Daisy Carnival
Date: May 18th- May 20th
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Lineup: Dj’s not yet announced
Tickets: On Sale Now 

Which music festival are you thinking of hitting up? Which ones have you already been to? Share your pics and stories with us below!