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6 MUSIC FESTIVALS THAT NEED TO BE ON YOUR RADAR

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Fortress Festival

Date: April 29 & 30
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Tickets: Single day GA passes starting at $65
Bands We’re Dying To See: Whitney, Wolf Parade and Blue, The Misfit
Why We Love This Festival: Although its a brand new festival and won’t be as crowded as some of the more well known fests, the lineup is still incredible. You can also earn free tickets if your festival budget isn’t very big this year.

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Warped Tour

Date: June 16-Aug 6
Location: 21 cities around the US.
Tickets: Prices vary by city.
Bands We’re Dying To See: Beartooth, Fit For a King and Dance Gavin Dance
Why We Love This Festival: The festival was created in 1995 and has since worked hard to maintain its punk rock attitude. Tickets are inexpensive and crowds are always energetic and ready to scream the lyrics of the songs you already love.

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80/35

Date: July 7-8
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Tickets: Single day passes starting at $42
Bands We’re Dying To See: MGMT, The Shins and Chicano Batman
Why We Love This Festival: We also really enjoyed the array of food, shopping and entertainment options last year. Also, the branding involves castles and unicorns this year. We think this is important.

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Lollapalooza

Date: August 3-6
Location: Chicago
Tickets: VIP tickets starting at $650. Hurry, GA is already sold out!
Bands We’re Dying To See: The Killers, Crystal Castles and Car Seat Headrest
Why We Love This Festival: This is a big festival with some big acts. Lollapalooza also offers an art market and highlights some of Chicago’s best eats. We love eating!

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Outside Lands

Date: August 11-13
Location: San Francisco
Tickets: 3 day GA passes starting at $375
Bands We’re Dying To See: Gorillaz, James Vincent McMorrow, The Who
Why We Love This Festival: Outside Lands is located in Golden Gate Park, one of our favorite Bay Area destinations. Besides, you totally needed an excuse to visit SF 🙂

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Pilgrimage Festival

Date: September 23-24
Location: Franklin, TN
Tickets: Two day GA passes starting at $175
Bands We’re Dying To See: Justin Timberlake, Ryan Adams and Joseph
Why We Love This Festival: The fest is produced by JT himself, which we think is pretty rad.

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