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Summer Music Festival Headliners You Can’t Miss

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Summer calls for sunshine, fun times, and awesome music. With a nice taste of some new tunes this spring, summer looks like it’s going to be jam-packed with great music and music festivals alike. Here’s a list of the summer music festival headliners you can’t miss!

Lorde

With Lorde’s edgy, contemporary sound, people are dying to hear her music live. She’s performing at Free Press Summerfest, Governors Ball, and Outside Lands this year, so obviously she’s a hot topic. She also performed at Coachella last April. Her two new singles “Green Light” and “Liability” are teasers for her new summer album that everyone is super eager to hear. So why not get a sneak peek at these music festivals.

5 Artists You Must Check Out at Firefly

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Making a decision sometimes is like trying to parallel park outside of a packed event. You know it has to be done, and it can be done, but the journey involves changing directions and focus, just for a few minutes. When there’s a large lineup of artists at one huge four-day long festival and your budget is questionable, you need a guide or a map of who and what to go to in order to make the most of it. Delaware is a budding state, and for some, it’s forgotten, unless passing through for some sales-tax free shopping or Firefly 2017. This year, the home-grown festival continues to boast big names, so here are 5 artists you must check out at Firefly, before hitting road back home.

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O.A.R.

Giving you a side of alternative that can be anthemic, rhythmic, or suited for shared expression after a long day of life, O.A.R. continues providing material suited for a big stage. Lyrics like “You go round and around it, you go over and under, I go through” bring a vivid reality of singing along your frustrations in a world of people facing the same.
Starter: “Shattered (Turn the Car Around)
Song to Shout Out: “I Go Through

Summer Music Festival Lineup

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Summer’s here, which means time for warm weather and good music! It’s also the time of year for music festivals all across the country. Check out what’s in store at some of the biggest festivals over the next few months in this summer music festival lineup!

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Firefly Festival
When:
June 19-22
Where:
Dover, Delaware
What:
Including the performances, this year’s festival will have a farmer’s market, arcade, silent disco, and hammock zone (it’s just what it sounds like–a zone for napping in hammocks).
Must-see acts: Foo Fighters, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Childish Gambino, Band of Horses

Milwaukee Summerfest
When: June 25-29, July 1-6
Where: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
What: This festival that’s older than Woodstock  features 800 acts that will play across 11 days. The festival has reasonable pricing (single day pass $6-$16), with many acts playing at a waterfront amphitheater.
Must-see acts: Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Usher, Arctic Monkeys

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Lollapalooza
When:
August 1-3
Where: Chicago, Illinois
What: This year’s lineup includes the usual big-name performers with more newcomers such as Duke Dumont, Meg Myers, and Courtney Barnett.
Must-see acts: Eminem, Lorde, Krewella, Courtney Barnett, Blood Orange

Outside Lands
When: August 8-10
Where: San Francisco, California
What: Outside Lands has been known for not only hosting big headliners, but for also featuring newcomers who shortly become the next big performers of tomorrow.
Must-see acts: Kanye West, The Killers, Kacey Musgraves, Tom Petty, Haim

Tomorrow World
When:
September 26-28
Where: Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
What: This spin-off of Belgium’s Tomorrowland will be equally loud, but much closer and cheaper to get to. No lineup announced yet, but expect the biggest EDM hits in the same fantasy environment!

Featured photo courtesy of Ashley Garmon at Lollapalooza.com

Best of The Best: A 2014 Festival Guide

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Best of The Best: A 2014 Festival Guide 

Winter blues got you down? It’s that time of year again to start buying your tickets and booking your hotel rooms for festival season. From the West Coast to the East and everything in between, below are the festivals you don’t wanna miss out on in 2014.

SXSW (March 7-16)

Austin,TX

One part music festival and one part film festival, this year’s SXSW is one to not be missed so make sure you buy your badges early. This year’s lineup includes Kurt Vile, Chance The Rapper, Warpaint and many more.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://sxsw.com/
 

Ultra Music Festival (March 28-30)

Miami,FL

The festival that’s perfect for all your EDM needs. This year the Miami based festival’s headliners are David Guetta, Diplo, Carl Cox and MGMT.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/home
 

Coachella (April 11-14)

Indio,CA

The festivals to end all festivals, this year’s lineup consists of Outkast, Arcade Fire, Beck,Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, The Replacements and Skrillex. Don’t miss out on the Outkast reunion as well as the other major headliners.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://www.coachella.com/
 

Sasquatch (Part one May 23-25 and Part Two July 4-6)

Gorge,WA

This year, the west coast festival will feature two separate headliners and lineups. Outkast, The National, Kid Cudi, M.I.A, Neko Case, Foster The People will all be making appearances at the festivals first round of festivities. The second showcase will feature Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Broken Bells, Gogol Bordello and many more. Both parts look equally promising for music fans of all kinds.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com
 

Governor’s Ball (June 6-8)

NY,NY

Despite halicious weather last year, the festival continued on while this year’s lineup looks equally as promising as the last. Headliners include Jack White, Vampire Weekend, J Cole, The Strokes and Outkast.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/
 

Firefly (June 19-22)

Dover,DE

Firefly came about in 2002 but despite being a youngster compared to other festivals, delivers this year with a jam packed line up. Headliners include Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Pretty Lights and more.

Ticketing and lineup information at: http://fireflyfestival.com

Feature image courtesy of Jamey Hopkins