Remember when Madonna, in her music video, once said, “Music makes the people come together?”
Well, she was right.
Music is pretty much life itself. Since many people live in it, music festivals are becoming more popular.
Before the pandemic, music festivals were some of the year’s best-loved and most prevalent events, attracting millions to listen to all genres.
After two years of adapting to the pandemic, this year is an excellent year for music festivals across the country, with pent-up demand and more exact entry requirements.
Fans can look forward to seeing their favorite performers at upcoming events. You have to decide when and where you will meet them in person.
While some of these music festivals’ dates, performers, and entry methods are likely to change before they occur on their respective dates, they are unlikely to be canceled entirely.
So, mark your calendar for the entire 2022; the following are some fantastic upcoming music festivals, and make your bookings:
1. The Pitchfork Music Festival
Dates: TBA, July 2022
This three-day event, organized by an independently absorbed music source “Pitchfork Media,” will be held in Union Park, Chicago.
It is a melting pot of rock, electronic, punk, hip-hop, jazz, classical music, and any other genre and sub-genre you wish to celebrate.
The Pitchfork Music Festival sounds excellent, but if you are a jazzy person looking to enrich your soul with classical music, don’t waste your breath here. Sure, this festival will have a lot of amazing classical artists, but it won’t be enough.
Instead, get the chance to view the orchestral stylings of famed composers like Mozart and Beethoven fill the air throughout the many Colorado Music Festivals. Boulder is a famous classical music festival that will begin on June 23rd until August 4th, 2022.
2. When We Were Young Fest
Dates: October 22nd, 23rd, and 29th of the year 2022.
This year’s When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas will take place on October 22-23 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
One of the most important rock festivals on this list will feature My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, Jimmy Eat World, The All American Rejects, and many more!
Tickets are currently sold out, but people interested in trying their luck can join the festival’s waitlist.
Dates: April 29th – May 8th, 2022
Do you need your fill of modern pop and old-school jazz this year?
Well, you are in luck.
This spring, get a load of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. This yearly event, famously known as the “Jazz Fest,” honors the city’s bountiful cultural heritage and the contributions of artists both old and new.
Jazz Fest, now in its 50th year, will feature the Rolling Stones, Santana, Katy Perry, etc.
So mark your calendars for April 29th to May 8th, and we’ll see you at the Fair Grounds Race Course for the biggest music event of the year!
Dates: April the 15th-17th and the 22nd-24th
Every year, the Indio desert transforms into a glamorous hive of the most incredible bands, watched by trendsetting people and celebrities.
The Coachella lineup is on top of everyone’s bucket list of festivals. It is an endless source of annual eagerness and a hot mess of musical discussion.
Guests can sign up for the waitlist to see if they are lucky enough to get tickets to the highly star-studded event. This year’s lineup includes Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, Doja Cat, etc.
5. South by Southwest
Dates: 11th and 22nd March.
Austin has been dubbed the “Progressive Capital of the South.” For this reason, Austin is an excellent place for new acts to emerge.
While there is a separate event for comedians and films, South by Southwest (South By or SXSW) Musical Festival is the best venue for emerging bands to share the stage with reputable acts.
SXSW brings independent musicians to international recognition by inviting hundreds of international talents to perform in various venues throughout the city.
So, if you want to update your Spotify playlist with the newest bands, head to Austin this March and see what Family Jools, Bread Pilot, and Horsegirl have to offer.
6. The Ultra Music Festival
Dates: 25th and 27th March.
This year’s South By isn’t the only musical bonanza. If you enjoy electronic dance music, get your tickets to the Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
This three-day freak show of sound and light features veteran DJs and newcomers eager to make a splash.
You’ve probably heard of Nicky Romero and David Guetta. Still, you should add Black Tiger Sex Machine from Montreal and Julian Jordan from the Netherlands to your playlist.
Along with Miami’s tropical beauties, attending the Ultra Music Festival is the best way to start the Spring season.
7. BUKU Music + Art Project
Dates: 25th and 26th March.
For the past couple of years, BUKU has cultivated a boutique festival experience that boastfully reflects New Orleans’ gradual, artistic, and varied subculture.
Guests can expect multiple outdoor and indoor stage environments, uplifting art installations and creative expressions from local graffiti artists, breakdancing crews, and plenty of unexpected events while taking in the historic New Orleans skyline over two memorable days.
For the 2022 edition, BUKU has assembled a roster that includes some of music’s most influential and distinctive artists from various genres.
Rezz, Alison Wonderland, and Porter Robinson join the lineup, including three of electronic music’s most well-known performers.
8. Hellfest Open Air Festival
Dates: 17th – 26th June
It is for heavy-weight music fans if the name doesn’t give it away.
Hellfest is a metal and rock festival in 2022 with the most formidable lineup. The seven-day festival features heavy music’s finest and most iconic names, making it the year’s most extraordinary metal fest lineup.
Because there are so many superstars on the lineup, we won’t list them all here. However, if you enjoy guzzling guitars and bouncing up and down, you must check out this killer lineup.
Of course, there are dozens more incredible festivals out there just waiting to be discovered. Still, these are some of the most popular, well-known, and well-respected among music artists and fans alike.
When you combine that with this year’s jaw-dropping lineups, these music festivals are too good to pass up. After seeing these insane festivals, we can’t wait for the festival season to begin.
So, bring some sunscreen, hand sanitizers, masks, and enjoy what will be bestowed upon you during this music season!