15 highly anticipated concerts and music festivals you need to know

Since 2020, concerts have become a lost trend, but it looks like 2022 could see the return of packed venues and ecstatic fanbases. Plenty of artists are ready to hit the road, so here are some suggestions if you’re an anxious music junkie looking for the otherworldly feel of live music.

Billie EilishVisit happier than ever

The 20-year-old is hitting the road again to promote her second album, Happier than ever, from February 3 to April 9. If you like alternative pop and raspy vocals, Eilish is the perfect person to see. Additionally, her early acts are also amazing with WILLOW, Duckwrth and Jessie Reyez joining her for select dates. It’s the perfect visit after dealing with a pandemic for the past two years and will make you forget it ever happened.

Ticket information regarding the tour can be found here.

Electric Forest Festival

In Rothbury, MI, electronic and alternative music will be in the spotlight with artists such as Disclosure, Louis The Child, Griz and Porter Robinson. With its whimsical forest vibes and psychedelic atmosphere, this festival will be making headlines again this year. If you need something to do June 23-26, this might just be the once-in-a-lifetime experience you crave.

Further information can be found here.

bad bunny El Ultimo Tour del Mundo (The Last World Tour)

This tour is definitely worth considering as Latin music fans around the world will have the chance to hear Bad Bunny’s very first Spanish language album, El Ultimo Tower of the World, to debut at No. 1. With her energetic nature and stage presence, those interested will not be disappointed. There’s no doubt you’ll have a blast as Bad Bunny’s pulsating synths and infectious Puerto Rican touch will have you dancing in an instant. You can see Bad Bunny from February 9 to April 3.

Ticket information regarding the tour can be found here.

Coachella

The lineup for one of the biggest music festivals of the year was announced last week with headliners Harry Styles, Billie Eilish and Ye (Kanye West) on stage. Additionally, artists from all genres will be present, ranging from big names like Doja Cat and Phoebe Bridgers to smaller ones like Japanese Breakfast, The Regrettes and Rina Sawayama. From April 15 to 24, you can discover a wide range of talent in the famous desert setting of Indio, California.

More information can be found here.

Reading and Leeds Festival

If you are looking to go international to find new music, this festival is worth it. What makes this event stand out is the presentation of famous and upcoming alternative and rap musicians. This year, headliners such as DAVE, Arctic Monkeys and Halsey are sure to leave a lasting impression on music fans everywhere. You can see these artists and many more from August 26-28.

Interested? here is more information about the party.

Eric NamROUND THE WORLD RIDE AND RETURN

The K-Pop star is finally going on a world tour of Europe and North America. If you’re looking for a diverse approach to pop music, Nam’s knack for capturing the reality of Asian-American life is a worthwhile concert experience. Performing in smaller, more intimate venues, this musician’s tour is likely to be a magical and less chaotic opportunity to be exposed to a new perspective on pop music.

Tour information can be found here.

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town Train tour

Country music is also making a return to the 2022 concert scene with Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town teaming up for one of the genre’s most anticipated summer tours. Beginning May 6 in Houston, TX, the tour will span 15 dates and highlight the exquisite lineup of Lambert and Little Big Town. If you’re a country music fan, this tour is worth a visit and will be COVID-friendly, as most tour locations are outdoors.

Need more information? To see here.

Forecastle Festival

Located in Louisville, KY, Forecastle Festival has major headliners including rapper Jack Harlow, Tame Impala, Phoebe Bridgers, Tyler, The Creator and Porter Robinson. From May 27 to 29, this festival is the ultimate way to start the summer on the right foot. With themes centered around music, art and activism, this event is likely to be one of the biggest music festivals of 2022.

More information about the festival can be found here.

Festival When We Were Young

Fortunately, the lineup for this festival has just been announced with My Chemical Romance and Paramore headlining. Held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, the When We Were Young festival is an ideal setting for fans of punk rock music, especially those who miss the early 2000s. Other headliners include Bring Me the Horizon, Pierce the Veil and Dashboard Confessional, which are sure to bring the electricity and intense nature of the punk rock genre to life. October 22 cannot come sooner.

Want more details? To see here.

Olivia Rodrigo – SOUR Tour

The rising pop star is finally hitting the road after the resounding success of her debut album, ACID. Rodrigo performs in smaller venues for a more intimate feel. If you enjoy his popular hits like “good 4 u” and “deja vu” or just want to cry your eyes out over songs like “treat” and “happy” then this gig is for you. The 18-year-old will be on tour from April 2 to July 7.

More information can be found here.

Lollapalooza

While there hasn’t been an announcement for this year’s lineup, music lovers can expect the festival to once again be at Chicago’s Grant Park from July 28-31. Get ready to plan your quirky outfits and put some glitter in your hair, because it’s a long-awaited end to summer. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but those responsible for running the four-day event are expected to announce a lineup soon, along with ticket prices.

here is what we know so far about Lollapalooza.

Courtney Barnett – Things take time, take time

Australian singer-songwriter is back on the road after releasing his latest album Things take time, take time. Barnett’s past gigs have been intimate, laid back and up close and personal, which is bound to happen this time around on tour. Concert goers who aren’t big fans of mosh pits or fast music will find solace in attending this concert. With his guitar skills and raspy voice, Barnett is truly worth every penny.

Ticket information can be found here.

Governors Ball

Like Lollapalooza, the lineup for this festival has yet to be announced but should definitely be on your radar, especially if you love pop and R&B music. With former performers such as Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion and Post Malone, the performances have always been top notch. Located in New York City at Citi Field, attendees can enjoy the Big Apple as one of the best places to catch a concert. From June 10-12, you can see the biggest artists of 2022 all in one place.

Let’s go to the Governors’ Ball! here.

Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia Tour

After the five-star reviews and praise for her 2020 album, nostalgia for the future, Dua Lipa is set to bring futuristic disco technology and groove back to her musical catalog. With incredible openers Megan Thee Stallion and Caroline Polachek by her side, this tour is sure to keep you on your feet, dancing with a smile the entire time. Fans who appreciate that side of her should highly consider checking out this tour, especially if you like songs like “Levitating” and “Physical.” You can see Dua Lipa from February 9 to November 16.

More information here.

bonnaroo

From June 16-19, you can head to one of the biggest music festivals of 2022 in Manchester, TN. Bonnaroo’s special collection of acts includes past and present musicians such as Stevie Nicks and The Chicks, as well as Machine Gun Kelly, Roddy Rich and J. Cole. What makes this festival unique is the different genres of music that all come together in the space of three days and you won’t want to miss it. Another summer music festival is just what every concert-goer needs after two years of little to no live entertainment.

Find more information here.

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