Six music festivals to look forward to in 2022

This year is shaping up to be one of the best for music festivals. Fans can expect events featuring their favorite artists. Just ask yourself when and where you will meet them live. If you want to take a break from work or travel out of town after being indoors for too long, check out this list of the hottest music festivals you wouldn’t want to miss. Obviously, these are subject to change due to current circumstances, but hopefully everything will go as planned.

Coachella

April 15-17 and 22-24, 2022 – Indio, California

You can’t have a list of music festivals without mentioning one of the biggest in the United States. Attracting over 250,000 revelers each year, Coachella tops the list of must-see events. Besides the music, the festival is also known for its celebrity appearances, comeback performances, and fashion sense. In fact, Coachella is considered a streetwear pioneer, so don’t leave the house without dressing to impress. This year’s Coachella is headlined by Rage Against the Machine with an initial lineup that includes Swedish House Mafia and Travis Scott. While the official slate is being prepared, you might want to book your tickets early.

South by Southwest

March 11-20, 2022 – Austin, TX

The city of Austin has been touted as the progressive center of the South. It is for this reason that makes Austin an ideal place for the emergence of innovative acts. Although it offers a separate event for films and comedians, the South by Southwest Music Festival (popularly known as South By or SXSW) provides the perfect venue for up-and-coming bands to share the stage with established artists. . Inviting over hundreds of global talents to perform at multiple venues across the city, SXSW is known for propelling independent musicians to international recognition. If you’re looking to update your Spotify playlist with the newest bands, head to Austin in March and see what bands like Horsegirl, Family Jools and Bread Pilot have to offer.

ultra music festival

March 25-27, 2022 – Miami, Florida

South By isn’t the only musical extravaganza taking place this year. If you like electronic music, book your tickets for the Ultra Music Festival in Miami. A show of light and sound, this three-day affair features veteran DJs and newcomers eager to turn up the noise. You may have heard of artists like David Guetta and Nicky Romero, but you might want to give artists like Julian Jordan from the Netherlands or Black Tiger Sex Machine from Montreal a spot on your playlist. In addition to Miami’s tropical attractions, joining the Ultra Music Festival would be the best way to kick off the spring season.

Austin City Limits Music Festival

October 7-9 and 14-16, 2022 – Austin, Texas

Return to Austin in the fall and catch another exciting event in the mold of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Taking place in Zilker Park, this eight-stop festival takes place over two weekends and features mainstream artists. This year’s lineup includes Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and DaBaby. Along with a star-studded lineup, the festival also promises great food and fun activities perfect for the whole family. If you want to get the most out of the ACL experience, consider getting VIP passes and mark the best group autographs of your favorite artists.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

April 29 – May 8, 2022 – New Orleans, Louisiana

Do you need your annual dose of old school jazz, modern pop and everything in between? Check out the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this spring. Popularly known as Jazz Fest, this annual event not only celebrates the city’s rich cultural heritage, but also the contributions of artists new and old. Now in its 50th year, Jazz Fest is set to feature Katy Perry, the Rolling Stones and Santana. Mark your calendar April 29-May 8 and head to the Fair Grounds Race Course for this year’s biggest music event in the Big Easy!

smart festival

February 3-5, 2022 – Live Oak, Florida

A true cultural experience, Brainquility Fest offers more than just great music from over 30 artists. It offers a wide range of activities that are guaranteed to help you relax. Taking place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, the event has everything you need to spark the creativity within you: yoga classes, community art exhibits and glass blowing tutorials. Being one with nature hasn’t been quite as immersive, as artists like Motet and Future Joy offer their own brand of soul to complete the atmosphere.

There are plenty of other festivals to watch out for, but this list should give you a head start.

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