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A Guide To The 2022 Music Festival Season

Here is your essential guide to all of the biggest music festival gatherings across the globe.

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As countries across the world continue to re-open after the year-plus toll of the pandemic, music festivals have been roaring back, with promoters, organizers, and ticket organizations eager to bring live music back to audiences. Many of the biggest festivals in the US ― Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, This is Tomorrow, Latitude Festival, and Outside Lands ― have returned with events scheduled for the summer or fall, while others like Coachella have announced 2022 dates. Artists, too, are eager to welcome back the fruitful touring alternative that is the festival slot, with stars like Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, and Billie Eilish, playing dates across the country.

With the massive proliferation of classic fests and upstart events taking up space on the calendar, we’ve collected (and will be updating each week) a list of the biggest music festival gatherings across the globe. If you’re a music lover looking for a great upcoming event to attend, this list is for you.

A Guide To The Best 2022 Music Festivals

Glastonbury

Pilton, Somerset, UK

Dates: 6/22-6/26

Headliners: Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Olivia Rodrigo

Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Olivia Rodrigo have been announced as among the stars performing at Glastonbury 2022. Out of the 89 names announced so far, 48 are women or acts that include female artists, meeting festival co-organizer Emily Eavis’ previously stated intention for Glastonbury 2022 to achieve gender parity on its bill. “Our future has to be 50/50,” she told the BBC in 2020.

Summerfest

Milwaukee, WI

Dates: 6/23-6/25, 6/30 – 7/2, 7/7 – 7/9

Headliners: Halsey, Justin Bieber, Machine Gun Kelly, Thomas Rhett, Lil Wayne

After a one-year hiatus and a delay last year, amid the pandemic, Summerfest returns to the traditional festival season. Attendees will have plenty of incredible music to look forward to. In addition to the artists listed above, other notable acts on the lineup include Alessia Cara, The Black Crowes, Taking Back Sunday, Charli XCX, Death Cab For Cutie, Steve Aoki, and Third Eye Blind.

A Hot Summer Night In LA

Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 6/24

Headliners: Summer Walker, Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox

Summer Walker and Live Nation Urban have announced the first-ever A Hot Summer Night In LA, taking over the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA on June 24, 2022.

The event will take place during the BET Awards weekend, and the multi-platinum Atlanta R&B phenomenon will headline a blockbuster bill, including various 21st century R&B and soul mainstays such as Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox, Saucy Santana, Joyce Wrice, Doechii, and Alex Vaughn.

Viva! LA Music Festival

Outlaw Music Festival Tour

Multiple Locations

Dates: 6/24-7/31

Headliners: Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, ZZ Top, Chris Stapleton

The annual festival begins in June in St. Louis, finishing up in Philadelphia in September. Willie Nelson and Family will headline each date while being joined by a host of musicians along the way.

The Outlaw Music Festival line-up includes Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, ZZ Top, Chris Stapleton, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Gov’t Mule, Allison Russell, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Charley Crockett, The Avett Brothers, Brittney Spencer, Brothers Osborne, Larkin Poe, Zach Bryan, The War and Treaty, and Billy Strings.

Viva! LA Music Festival

Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 6/25

Headliners: J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Kali Uchis

Viva! goes beyond just a music festival, it has a strong mission of building community and representation, which has led to its cult following that started in L.A. and has since gone global,” organizers noted in a press release. “The fest celebrates those often overshadowed immigrants, youth of color, the underserved, the working class in the suburbs, various marginalized communities, and artists that have long been pushed out of the larger Anglo music arena.”

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde, Denmark

Dates: 6/25-7/2

Headliners: Tyler, The Creator, HAIM, Post Malone, Kacey Musgraves

The Danish event is set to return next year for the first time since 2019, with their 2020 and 2021 editions both canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Roskilde 2022 is scheduled for June 25 to July 2 next year. Arlo Parks, Fontaines D.C., IDLES, Kelly Lee Owens, and Poppy are also set to perform.

Essence Festival

New Orleans, LA

Dates: 6/29-7/3

Headliners: Janet Jackson, Ghostface Killah, Nicki Minaj, Wizkid, New Edition

Essence has announced the return of the ESSENCE Festival of Culture, taking place June 30 – July 3, 2022 in New Orleans under the theme, “It’s The Black Joy For Me.” Headliners include Janet Jackson, Ghostface Killah, Nicki Minaj, Wizkid, New Edition, and more.

Other performers include TEMS, Beenie Man, Mickey Guyton, Method Man, Raekwon, Patti Labelle, Stephanie Mills, City Girls, The Roots, D Nice, The Isley Brothers, Summer Walker, and Jazmine Sullivan. Kevin Hart will kick off the weekend on Thursday, June 30 with a show at the Smoothie King Center.

Open’er Festival

Gdynia, Poland

Dates: 6/29-7/2

Headliners: The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat

The Killers have been announced as one of the headliners of Poland’s Open’er Festival 2022. The Las Vegas rockers join dozens of acts already announced for the festival, which is held at Gdynia-Kosakowo airport, and will top the bill on July 2.

Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Playboi Carti, Martin Garrix, The Chemical Brothers, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Gunna, Clairo, Tove Lo, Little Simz, Jessie Ware, Royal Blood, Years And Years, The Smile and Michael Kiwanuka are all booked for the Open’er Festival 2022, which runs from June 29-July 2.

Lollapalooza Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 7/1-7/3

Headliners: Post Malone, The Killers, Pearl Jam

The second annual Lollapalooza Stockholm in Sweden is set to go down at Gårdet, a sprawling park in the heart of the city. Ahead of their Paris appearance, Pearl Jam will also be headlining the Stockholm affair, along with Post Malone, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Doja Cat, Glass Animals, Kacey Musgraves, Lewis Capaldi, Jimmy Eat World, Sigrid and Swedish pop sensation Veronica Maggio.

Love Supreme Festival

East Sussex, UK

Dates: 7/1-7/3

Headliners: Erykah Badu, Bill Frisell, TLC, Charles Lloyd

A heavyweight line-up of acts from the UK’s thriving jazz, R&B, and soul scenes will also be performing at Love Supreme, including Tom Misch, Lianne La Havas, Ezra Collective, Franc Moody, The Brand New Heavies, Emma-Jean Thackray, Matthew Halsall, Nala Sinephro, and Sarathy Korwar.

Montreux Jazz Festival

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Dates: 7/1-7/16

Headliners: Diana Ross, Stormzy, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Gregory Porter

As well as its usual two venues – the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab – the Montreux Jazz Festival will reveal its “beating heart” in the form of a Lake House venue.

A press release explains: “This large three-story residence will play host to ten enthralling rooms, each offering a unique experience. Open 24 hours a day, the public will be able to wander freely, enjoying unique experiences ranging from the musical, visual, educational or technological. With bars and lounges on each floor, this large house will be a perfect place to enjoy the festival in a lively and intimate setting.”

Hideout Festival

Zrce Beach, Croatia

Dates: 7/3-7/7

Headliners: Mike Skinner, Paul Woolford, Alan Fitzpatrick, Darius Syrossian, Denis Sulta

After a two year delay, Hideout Festival’s monumental 10th Anniversary Edition gets a whole lot bigger with the full line-up now announced and a wave of incredible headliners added. Now also playing from July 3-7, 2022 at Zrce Beach, Croatia, will be Gorgon City, Mike Skinner, Paul Woolford, John Summit, Alan Fitzpatrick, Darius Syrossian, DJ Seinfeld, Maya Jane Coles, Denis Sulta, Doorly, Denney, Mall Grab, Mafalda, Adelphi Music Factory and many more on top the lineup such as Camelphat, Sonny Fodera, Andy C, Jamie Jones, Jayda G, Eats Everything, Sherelle, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, and loads more.

AJ Tracey, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Ms. Banks, Rico Nasty, and Central Cee will also perform at this year’s inaugural festival, alongside a number of other artists.

Rolling Loud Portugal

Algarve, Portugal

Dates: 7/6-7/8

Headliners: J. Cole, A$AP Rocky, Future

J. Cole will headline the opening night of Rolling Loud Portugal on July 6, with A$AP Rocky rocking the bill the following evening (July 7). Future will then close the event on July 8.
AJ Tracey, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Ms. Banks, Rico Nasty, and Central Cee will also perform at this year’s inaugural festival, alongside a number of other artists.

Mad Cool Festival

Madrid, Spain

Dates: 7/6-7/8

Headliners: Metallica, The Killers, Florence + the Machine, Jack White

Mad Cool is a music festival held annually in Madrid, Spain, since 2016. It chiefly features pop, rock, and indie performers. The 2016 and 2017 festivals took place in the Caja Mágica. The organization then moved the festival to an open-air space in Valdebebas. Other headliners set to perform include Queens of the Stone Age and Muse.

NASS Festival

Bristol, UK

Dates: 7/7-7/10

Headliners: Headie One, The Streets, Mabel

NASS, known for being the UK’s biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, will take place July 7-10, 2022 at the Bath and West Showground near Bristol. Headie One and The Streets are due to headline on Friday and Saturday respectively, with more than 80 other acts announced on the bill, including Mabel, Becky Hill, Ray BLK, Raye, Ms Banks and more.

BST Hyde Park

Bristol, UK

Dates: 7/8-7/10

Headliners: Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Pixies, Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Organizers for BST Hyde Park have announced that the London festival will not take place in July, as planned, amid the ongoing pandemic. In the same statement, however, it was confirmed that headliners Pearl Jam and Duran Duran are still set to perform during next year’s festivities, which are rescheduled for July 8 – 10, 2022.

Pearl Jam will take the stage on both Friday and Saturday evenings, with the Pixies joining them on the first night. Duran Duran, who is set to headline Sunday evening, will be joined by Nile Rodgers & CHIC.

Palomino Festival

Pasadena, CA

Dates: 7/9

Headliners: Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Valerie June

Palomino is slated to be the largest Americana and roots music event in Southern California. The inaugural, one-day event will take place on Saturday, July 9 at Pasadena’s Brookside at the Rose Bowl, and is presented by Goldenvoice, the promoters behind such massive music festivals as Coachella and Stagecoach.

J Balvin x NEON Ibiza

Bristol, UK

Dates: 7/9-7/12

Headliners: J Balvin, Myke Towers, Sech, Nio Garcia

J Balvin’s NEON is a multi-day musical experience curated by Balvin himself that features performances by some of his favorite artists, representing some of the most renowned voices in music. It will be the first NEON Experience outside of the Americas, joining a series of sold-out editions in Las Vegas and Punta Cana and many others to come around the world.

Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival

Mansfield, Ohio

Dates: 7/15-7/17

Headliners: Korn, Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, and Evanescence

Other artists set to perform at Inkcarceration Music and Tattoo Festival include Lamb Of God, Papa Roach, Seether, Falling In Reverse, Three Days Grace, I Prevail, Black Label Society, Theory Of A Deadman, Black Veil Brides, Jelly Roll, and many more.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Chicago, Illinois

Dates: 7/15-7/17

Headliners: The Roots, Mitski, The National

This year’s Pitchfork Music Festival is headlined by the legendary hip-hop group The Roots, singer-songwriter, Mitski and Brooklyn rockers, The National.

The fest features a wide-spanning range of genres for every fan, from rising Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack and R&B star Amber Mark to British psych-rockers, Spiritualized. Other notable acts on the lineup include Japanese Breakfast, Parquet Courts, Earl Sweatshirt, Lucy Dacus, Dry Cleaning, Noname, and Cate Le Bon, among many others.

Yo Gotti’s Birthday Bash

Chicago, Illinois

Dates: 7/15-7/17

Headliners: TBA

Birthday Bash is back and it’s going to be better than ever,” Yo Gotti said. “I have a few surprises and special performances for my hometown family, but just know that I’m gonna keep putting on for the city that raised me. The energy at FedExForum will be unforgettable and fans won’t want to miss it.”

In previous years, the Memphis native has surprised fans by bringing special guests such as Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, Rick Ross, T.I., City Girls, Jeezy, Monica, Gucci Mane, Polo G, Boosie Badazz, Master P, NLE Choppa, and many more to perform at the star-studded event.

Latitude Festival

Suffolk, UK

Dates: 7/21-7/24

Headliners: Lewis Capaldi, Foals, Snow Patrol

Speaking to NME about their upcoming headline slot, Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis recalled “a significant moment” for his band when they headlined Latitude for the first time in 2013. “They were the first people to give us a shot at headlining a festival,” Philippakis said about Latitude. “That was obviously a pretty amazing night for us, and I think it arguably changed the trajectory of our career. It definitely was a significant moment for us.”

The likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz, Fontaines D.C., Maggie Rogers, Manic Street Preachers, Modest Mouse, Rina Sawayama, Groove Armada, Self Esteem and Caroline Polachek have also joined the line-up for Latitude 2022.

Faster Horses Festival

Brooklyn, Michigan

Dates: 7/22-7/24

Headliners: Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Brothers Osborne

Lauren Alaina, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis, Larry Fleet, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Jake Owen, Caitlyn Smith, Cole Swindell, Michael Ray, Jameson Rodgers, Runaway June, Morgan Wade, and DeeJay Silver will also perform as part of the festival’s main stage lineup.

Faster Horses will also showcase a Next From Nashville stage, which will feature Cooper Alan, Priscilla Block, Tyler Braden, Ben Burgess, Dillon Carmichael, Ashley Cooke, Jackson Dean, Ray Fulcher, Angie K, Tiera Kennedy, King Calaway, Robyn Ottolini, Restless Road, and Alana Springsteen.

Rolling Loud Miami

Miami, FL

Dates: 7/22-7/24

Headliners: Kanye West, Future, Kendrick Lamar

The organizers of Rolling Loud Miami have announced the line-up for the festival’s 2022 edition in July, with Kanye West (billed under his legal name, Ye), Future and Kendrick Lamar headlining across the three-day event.

Set to run from July 22-24 at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, this year’s event will also feature appearances from the likes of Playboi Carti, Lil Durk, Three 6 Mafia, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Baby Keem, Trippie Redd and many more.

Tramlines Festival

Sheffield, UK

Dates: 7/22-7/24

Headliners: Sam Fender, Madness, Kasabian

Other acts at Tramlines include: The Wombats, The Vaccines, James, Declan McKenna, Sigrid, Becky Hill, Reverend And The Makers, Little Man Tate, Shed Seven, Self Esteem, The Coral, Sports Team, Inhaler, The Snuts, Jade Bird and more. Sam Fender will be Friday night’s headliner on ‘Sarah Nulty’s Main Stage’. Former Tramlines director and co-founder Sarah Nulty died in 2018 at the age of 36. The festival’s main stage has since been named after her to pay tribute to her contribution to the event and Sheffield’s local music scene.

Kendal Calling

Cumbria, UK

Dates: 7/28-7/31

Headliners: Stereophonics, The Streets, Supergrass

Speaking of Kendal Calling’s return, co-founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said: “Here we go! 2022’s festival is three years in the making – organizing festivals is never easy, yet despite the false starts and setbacks encountered we have never been more geared up as we prepare for the festival of a lifetime.

“We are so very proud to announce our largest bill to date, keeping as many of those favourites you all booked for many moons ago while adding a bunch of big acts we have been working to bring to the fields for many years. It’s a marvellous medley of our favourite musicians and we’re so very excited to share them with you.”

Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL

Dates: 7/28-7/31

Headliners: Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Doja Cat, Machine Gun Kelly

The US leg of the global festival series, Lollapalooza, will return to Chicago’s Grant Park on July 28-31, bringing with it other headliners including Kygo, Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and Green Day. The Stateside event is the latest from the Lollapalooza family to confirm its 2022 bill, following announcements from sister events in Paris and Stockholm.

Fuji Rock Festival

Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Dates: 7/29-7/31

Headliners: Jack White, Halsey, Mura Masa, Snail Mail, Japanese Breakfast

Over 100,000 fans show up at Naeba Ski Resort for the annual Fuji Rock Festival. The three-day event, the largest outdoor music event in Japan, brings in 200+ artists from around the world and shows them off across seven main stages. Other artists set to appear at the 2022 edition include Dawes, Black Pumas, Vampire Weekend, and more.

Newport Jazz Festival

Newport, RI

Dates: 7/29-7/31

Headliners: Norah Jones, Esperanza Spalding, Angélique Kidjo

This year’s Newport Jazz Festival also features Terence Blanchard, PJ Morton, The Ron Carter Quartet, BADBADNOTGOOD, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Lettuce, Cory Wong, Sons of Kemet, Nubya Garcia, Jazzmeia Horn, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, Jason Moran & The Bandwagon, Benevento/Russo Duo Acoustic, Nicholas Payton Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Makaya McCraven, Yussef Dayes, Antonio Sanchez & Bad Hombre, Mononeon, Shabaka Hutchings, Vijay Iyer Trio, The Baylor Project, The Soul Rebels, Sampa The Great, Celisse, Emmet Cohen Trio, The Nth Power, Theon Cross, Thana Alexa: Ona, Lady Blackbird, Tuba Skinny, Samara Joy, Melanie Charles, Giveton Gelin, Holly Bowling, Laufey, and more artists to be announced.

Wilderness Festival

Oxfordshire, UK

Dates: 8/4-8/7

Headliners: Years & Years, Jungle, Wilderness

Years & Years and Jungle will also appear as two of the headliners at Wilderness Festival. Elsewhere, they’ll be performances from Roisin Murphy, Willie J Healey, Billie Marten, Pip Blom, Craig Charles, Peggy Gou, Jordan Rakei and more across the weekend.

Additionally, Wilderness has confirmed a schedule of feasting and dining experiences as well as a programme of talks, ideas and spoken word events from the likes of Russell Kane and actor/comedian Michelle De Swarte.

Øya Festival

Oslo, Norway

Dates: 8/9-8/13

Headliners: Florence + The Machine, Gorillaz, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Fontaines D.C.

The lineup for Øya includes AJ Tracey, Girl In Red, Pa Salieu, Michael Kiwanuka, Yard Act, Princess Nokia and Beabadoobee. The Øya bill is split 50/50 between male and female artists. This year’s Øya marks the first event since 2019 after its 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sziget Festival

Budapest, Hungary

Dates: 8/10-8/15

Headliners: Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, Tame Impala, Sam Fender

Anne-Marie, Calvin Harris, Holly Humberstone, Steve Aoki, Tourist, Nina Kraviz, Seth Troxler, Kölsch, Milky Chance, Bad Gyal and Folamour have also joined the bill for this year’s festival. More names are set to be added to the line-up in the coming weeks and months.

“More than just its headliners, Sziget brings together a programme of world music, cabaret, comedy, screenings, workshops, wellness activities, installations, performances and art, as well as boat parties and more at Sziget beach,” a description about Sziget reads.

Flow Festival

Helsinki, Finland

Dates: 8/12-8/14

Headliners: Michael Kiwanuka, Sigrid, Gorillaz

Finland’s Flow Festival has announced the first acts for its 2022 edition, with the likes of Michael Kiwanuka, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sigrid and Gorillaz among the names confirmed so far. Described as “The Nordic countries’ coolest festival” by American Vogue, The three-day event will return to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, between August 12 and 14 next year. It’s set to host around 150 artists at the historical Suvilahti, a former power plant area in the city.

All Points East

London, UK

Dates: 8/19-8/20, 8/25-8/28

Headliners: The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The National, Tame Impala

Joining the headliners at All Points East 2022 are the likes of IDLES, Caroline Polachek, Michael Kiwanuka, Fleet Foxes and more. Pre-sale early bird tickets are available now. Visit the event’s official website for the full line-up and for further information. All Points East took place over the August Bank Holiday weekend this year after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of its 2020 event, and saw performances from the likes of Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jamie xx, London Grammar, Kano, Jorja Smith and Caribou.

Lowlands Festival

London, UK

Dates: 8/19-8/21

Headliners: Lewis Capaldi, Slowthai, Arctic Monkeys, Yard Act, Aurora

The popular Netherlands based festival, which takes place at Evenemententerrein Walibi Holland in Biddinghuizen, is set to return this year from August 19-21. The Lowlands bill also includes the likes of Liam Gallagher, Arlo Parks, Bring Me The Horizon and Wet Leg.

Beach Road Weekend

Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Dates: 8/26-8/28

Headliners: Beck, Lord Huron, Khruangbin, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

The 2022 Beach Road Weekend live music festival in Veterans Memorial Park has announced its return, which includes the likes of Beck, Wilco, the Avett Brothers, Lord Huron, and more. The festival is planned for August 26-28, and will feature 30 bands, two massive stages side-by-side, and uninterrupted music all day.

Big Feastival

Cotswolds UK

Dates: 8/26-8/28

Headliners: Stereophonics, The Human League, Anne-Marie

Big Feastival is a music and food festival hosted by Blur’s Alex James on his Cotswolds farm. Special guests Sugababes will also perform at the festival alongside headliners Stereophonics, The Human League, and Anne-Marie, which is set to take place August 26-28.

Connect Music Festival

Edinburgh, UK

Dates: 8/26-8/28

Headliners: Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers, The National, Mogwai

Other names on the Connect Music Festival bill include Mogwai, Little Simz, Self Esteem, Black Country, New Road, Jon Hopkins, Black Coffee, Bonobo, Bombay Bicycle Club, John Grant, LOW, Idlewild and more.

Massive Attack will take to the Grand Parade Stage on the Friday; The Chemical Brothers will top the bill on the Saturday; and The National will close out proceedings on the Sunday.

The Long Road Festival

Leicestershire, UK

Dates: 8/26-8/28

Headliners: Brandy Clark and more

The fast-rising, UK-based Long Road Festival has announced their 2021 event has been postponed. However, the popular Americana festival, which takes place at Leicestershire’s Stanford Hall, has also confirmed that it will go ahead in 2022, across the UK bank holiday weekend of August 26-28.

The festival organizers issued the following statement: “As the U.K. begins to move cautiously out of lockdown, our team has been working hard to navigate the ever-changing landscape for festivals, to bring you that little slice of Nashville we’ve all come to love and enjoy.

Reading & Leeds Festival

Reading and Leeds, UK

Dates: 8/26-8/28

Headliners: Halsey, Arctic Monkeys, Rage Against The Machines

“With so many amazing acts set to play, Reading & Leeds is set to return as the ultimate festival weekend of the summer: defining the sounds of modern groundbreaking music. I cannot wait,” ​​said Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic. Also featured on the 2022 Reading & Leeds festival lineup are Bastille, Glass Animals, Griff, Jack Harlow, Run The Jewels, Little Simz, Jxdn, Pale Waves, Denzel Curry, Hybrid Minds, Wallows, Wolf Alice, Polo G, Pink Pantheress, Kid Brunswick, Fever 333, Joy Crookes and more.

Tattoo The Earth Festival

Worcester, MA

Dates: 8/27

Headliners: Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, At The Gates

Tattoo The Earth will feature two stages of live music, a tattoo village hosted by Zaza Ink — one of the leading tattoo shops in Massachusetts — and a festival village, which will include piercing, body painting, art events, contests, and more. Food trucks and a Bacon & Bourbon tent will also be on site.

Meo Kalorama Festival

Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 9/1-9/3

Headliners: Disclosure, The Chemical Brothers, Jessie Ware, Arctic Monkeys

Meo Kalorama Festival, which will run from September 1-3, will take place in Bela Vista Park in Lisbon. The festival said in a statement: “There is a new era coming. One that knows how to enjoy every moment as it truly is – unique and unrepeatable. September 1, 2 and 3, 2022 at Parque da Bela vista in Lisbon. An age that comes with a thirst to touch, to look, to feel. The one who wants hugs instead of likes, smiles instead of comments. Lisbon will travel back in time and experience the true meaning of live music.”

Day N Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

Dates: 9/2-9/4

Headliners: Playboi Carti, SZA, J. Cole, Summer Walker

Day N Vegas has announced the lineup for the third edition of their festival, which first debuted in 2019. This year’s festival will feature performances from headliners Playboi Carti, SZA, J. Cole, Travis Scott, Summer Walker, and more.

True to the festival’s DNA, the lineup also boasts a diverse mix of breakout and established artists who stretch the boundaries of hip-hop and R&B including 21 Savage, Baby Keem, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, Trippie Redd, Jorja Smith, Pusha T, Joji, Aminé, City Girls, T-Pain, Vince Staples, Freddie Gibbs, Steve Lacy, Tems, Syd, Sabrina Claudio, and more.

Rocklahoma

Pryor, OK

Dates: 9/2-9/4

Headliners: Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Megadeth

Rocklahoma 2022 will return this Labor Day Weekend, taking place on Friday, September 2, Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. This year, Rocklahoma will celebrate America’s biggest Labor Day Weekend Party as well as 15 years of Rocklahoma.

The three-day camping festival features some of today’s top rock artists, including Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, and many more. Visit the event’s official website for further information.

Seven Peaks Music Festival

Villa Grove, CO

Dates: 9/2-9/4

Headliners: Dierks Bentley, Morgan Wallen, Tracy Lawrence

Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley and Live Nation have announced that Seven Peaks Music Festival will officially take place for a third time, returning this year in a new scenic setting of San Luis Valley in Villa Grove, CO. With fans previously traveling from 49 states and as far as Australia, Seven Peaks Music Festival will once again return on Labor Day Weekend, September 2-4.

Superbloom Festival

Munich, Germany

Dates: 9/3-9/4

Headliners: Glass Animals, Sigrid, Calvin Harris, Megan Thee Stallion

The new event will take place at the Olympiapark and Olympiastadion München in Munich, Germany across two days, September 3-4.

SUPERBLOOM is more than just a music festival: the numerous experience areas offer something for all the senses,” a press release adds about the festival. 11 “experience areas” at SUPERBLOOM will offer “something to discover, experience and interact with at every turn from art to fashion, science to sustainability, dance and acrobatics and much more.”

All In Music Festival

Indianapolis, IN

Dates: 9/3-9/4

Headliners: John Fogerty, Dawes, Cage The Elephant, Lucinda Williams

All In will also be presenting what it calls “All In Dream Sets.” The official website says, “These are the once-in-a-lifetime all-star collaborations of our musical dreams! These ambitious shows recreate legendary songs in a high energy live concert celebration. These are the kind of shows that we travel to festivals around the world hoping to experience. The All In 2022 Dreamsets will honor both the music of Tom Petty and The Allman Brothers Band, and will have you pinching yourself and asking “did that really happen?” Expect surprises. Big ones.”

Bottlerock Festival

Napa Valley, CA

Dates: 9/3-9/5

Headliners: Metallica, 21 Pilots, P!nk

Also returning to BottleRock is the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, which hosts cooking demonstrations with renowned chefs, celebrities, performers and rock stars. Details on the Culinary Stage will be announced at a later date. Latitude 38 directors said BottleRock will follow all local and state COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the festival, and will communicate all requirements to ticket holders before the festival.

Andalucía Big Festival

Malaga, Spain

Dates: 9/8-9/10

Headliners: Rage Against The Machine, Glass Animals, Jamiroquai.

Andalucía Big Festival, from the organizers of Mad Cool, will take place from September 8-10 on the Sacaba Beach in Malaga and was announced back in April alongside another new event called Mad Cool Sunset. Andalucía Big Festival will be headlined by Rage Against The Machine, Muse, Glass Animals, Years & Years, and Jamiroquai. María José Llergo, Niños Mutantes, Delaporte, Viva Belgrado, Biffy Clyro, Paolo Nutini, Lucy Dacus, and more will also perform..

Afropunk Festival

Brooklyn, NY

Dates: 9/10-9/11

Headliners: The Roots, Burna Boy, Isaiah Rashad, Freddie Gibs, Tierra Whack

The Roots, Burna Boy, Isaiah Rashad, Freddie Gibs, Tierra Whack, and more have been tapped for the 2022 Afropunk Festival, returning to the live music sector for the first time since 2019. Having taken place virtually for the past two years, Afropunk will return to Brooklyn, New York’s Commodore Barry Park, on September 10 and 11.

Music At The Intersection Festival

St. Louis, MO

Dates: 9/10-9/11

Headliners: Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper, Gary Clark Jr.

Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper with special guest Terrace Martin, and Gary Clark Jr. will headline Music at the Intersection, taking place in St. Louis September 10-11.

The R&B, jazz, and blues icons are joined on the festival’s second-year lineup by international indie soul group Hiatus Kaiyote, blues guitarist Buddy Guy, jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington, soul-rock band JJ Grey & Mofro, and St. Louis-bred alternative rock group The Urge, among others.

Life Is Beautiful Festival

Las Vegas, NV

Dates: 9/16-9/18

Headliners: Lorde, Migos, Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys

Now in its ninth year, the immersive, weekend-long event will also feature headlining performances by Gorillaz, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant, and Beach House, while multiple stages will host a broad range of acts, including Alessia Cara, Sylvan Esso, Shaggy, Dermot Kennedy, Charli XCX, and ericdoa, among countless others.

“Every year we learn a little bit more from our audiences,” said Craig Asher Nyman, Head of Music & Live Performances at Life is Beautiful, in a statement. “What are they inspired by? What do they crave? And every year we have an opportunity to create something better and impact our community in a truly positive way.”

Primavera Sound Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Dates: 9/16-9/18

Headliners: Lorde, Arctic Monkeys and Nine Inch Nails

Other acts confirmed for the first edition of Primavera Sound Los Angeles include Arca, Mitski, Clairo, CHAI, Danny L Harle, Cigarettes After Sex, Faye Webster, James Blake, Khruangbin, Georgia, Fontaines DC, Jehnny Beth, King Krule, Low, Mustafa, PinkPantheress, Kim Gordon, Squid, Tierra Whack, Shygirl, Dry Cleaning and more.

Riot Fest

Chicago, IL

Dates: 9/16-9/18

Headliners: Nine Inch Nails, My Chemical Romance, and Nine Inch Nails

Riot Fest was founded in 2005, with an emphasis on showcasing punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop acts. This year’s lineup includes a broad range of artists, including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yungblud, Placebo, Action Bronson, Yellowcard, Bleachers, and Sunny Day Real Estate. Also performing are Alkaline Trio, Bauhaus, Ice Cube, Sleater-Kinney, Jimmy Eat World, Midtown, Descendents, Bad Religion, The Wonder Years, and Portugal. The Man, among many others.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Dates: 9/17-9/18

Headliners: My Morning Jacket, Green Day, Stevie Nicks

The 2022 edition of Asbury Park’s annual music and surf festival, Sea.Hear.Now, has been announced, along with an enticing lineup of artists, including My Morning Jacket, Green Day, and Stevie Nicks. The ocean-front festival, which launched in 2018, is set to take place on September 17 and 18.

Performing across three stages will be an array of musically-diverse acts, including rising pop artist Fletcher, reggae royalty Skip Marley, and UK rockers IDLES. Artists also include Courtney Barnett, Gary Clark Jr., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Aly & AJ, Cage the Elephant, the Head and the Heart, and Billy Strings, among others. As for the surf side of the nautical festival, fans can expect to see pros like the US Open of Surfing Champion, Cory Lopez, and New Jersey Female Surfer of the Year, Cassidy McClain, catch some waves.

Louder Than Life Festival

Louisville, KY

Dates: 9/22-9/25

Headliners: KISS, Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And Slipknot

The massive list of talent for Louder Than Life includes nearly 100 music artists across four full days, with additional performances outside of the headliners from Shinedown, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (and a separate set from Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more.

Known as the World’s Largest Rock ‘N’ Roll Whiskey Festival, in addition to music, festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy four days of award-winning whiskey, bourbons, spirits, craft beer, and the best food Louisville has to offer, as well as sponsor activations that celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city.

iHeartRadio Music Festival

Las Vegas, NV

Dates: 9/23-9/24

Headliners: Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Halsey, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J

The 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup includes favorite musicians from every genre. The star-studded list of performers include Avril Lavigne, Black Eyed Peas, Halsey, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Megan Thee Stallion and Morgan Wallen. Nicki Minaj, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Sam Smith, The Black Keys and more will also hit the main stage. The festival — hosted by Ryan Seacrest — will be held on Sept. 23 and 24 in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena.

Monterey Jazz Festival

Monterey, CA

Dates: 9/23-9/25

Headliners: Gregory Porter, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross

Over its long and distinguished history, Monterey Jazz Festival has earned a reputation for paying homage to jazz greats, but also for its focus and passion for new and diverse sounds; 2022 is a reaffirmation of both principles.

Rolling Loud NY

Queens, NY

Dates: 9/23-9/25

Headliners: Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, Future

Rolling Loud New York 2022 continues the festival’s streak of booking some of the biggest stars in music to receive top billing. Nicki Minaj headlines Rolling Loud for the first time, making her first appearance since she came out during Future’s headlining set in Miami 2018. A$AP Rocky returns for his third straight Rolling Loud New York, after headlining the initial RL NY in 2019 and coming out as a special guest during 50 Cent’s set in 2021. Finally, Future returns to headline another Rolling Loud event–he closed out a memorable Rolling Loud California in 2021, and will headline Rolling Loud Miami and Rolling Loud Toronto before embarking for the Big Apple.

Pilgrimage Festival

Franklin, TN

Dates: 9/24-9/25

Headliners: Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jon Batiste

In recent years, Pilgrimage has expanded to include a range of genres – from rock to bluegrass, jazz, and more. “Pilgrimage music programming has grown in its first three years to six stages, 60+ musicians in a city many call home,” organizers noted on the festival’s website. “It serves great value and advantage to Pilgrimage that so many talented musicians and industry folks live in such close proximity. Pilgrimage always has surprises on stage that include guest appearances, acoustic performances, and unique pairings.”

Portola Festival

San Francisco, CA

Dates: 9/24-9/25

Headliners: Flume, The Chemical Brothers, James Blake, Kaytranada

Happening in San Francisco on September 24-25, 2022, Portola will feature headliners Flume and The Chemical Brothers, the UK legends whose only announced North American date for the rest of 2022 is at the festival.

The lineup goes on to feature a stunning array of talent including Kaytranada, Jamie xx, Jungle, Charli XCX, Bicep, Fred Again…, Caribou, James Blake, M.I.A., Lane 8, Peggy Gou, Toro Y Moi, DJ Shadow, Channel Tres, Pinkpantheress, Fatboy Slim, Four Tet, Floating Points, The Blessed Madonna and other who’s who of the scene.

Sound On Sound Festival

Bridgeport, CT

Dates: 9/24-9/25

Headliners: The Lumineers, Stevie Nicks, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds

Produced by the team behind New York’s Governor’s Ball, Sound On Sound boasts no overlapping set times — providing fans with plenty of opportunities to catch their favorite artists.

Sound On Sound’s lineup will also include such acts as Black Pumas, Brandi Carlile, The National, Father John Misty, and Gary Clark Jr. Also appearing are The Head and the Heart, Caamp, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, Spin Doctors, and reggae star Ziggy Marley, who kicked off the year celebrating what would have been his father, Bob Marley’s, 77th birthday.

Desert Daze

Lake Perris, CA

Dates: 9/30-10/2

Headliners: Tame Impala, Iggy Pop, Sky Ferreira, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Desert Daze has announced its 2022 lineup, with Tame Impala, Iggy Pop, Sky Ferreira, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard set to headline the Southern California festival.

The three-day event will take place from September 30th to October 2nd in Lake Perris, California. Tame Impala will perform 2012’s Lonerism in full in honor of its 10th anniversary. Meanwhile, Iggy Pop’s set will be his only US show of the year, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard will put together an exclusive setlist just for the festival.

All Things Go Music Festival

Washington, DC

Dates: 10/1

Headliners: Lorde, Mitski, Bleachers

For the fourth consecutive year the All Things Go Creator Summit presented by SiriusXM and Pandora will host panels and programming featuring some of the most notable voices in music, entertainment and journalism. The Creator Summit will be held on Friday, September 30 at Eaton Hotel in Washington DC.

The summit will be free to attend with RSVP, with more details to be announced this summer. Previous panelists include The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino, festival artist Maggie Rogers, Pitchfork Music editor-in-chief Puja Patel, and many others. In addition to the Creator Summit, SiriusXM and Pandora will be expanding their relationship with All Things Go as the official radio and music streaming partner of the 2022 festival.

ACL Festival

Austin, TX

Dates: 10/7 – 10/9, 10/14 – 10/16

Headliners: Kacey Musgraves, Paramore, Lil Nas X

Kacey Musgraves, Paramore, and Lil Nas X have been tapped to headline Austin City Limits Festival 2022, leading a raft of names that will appear in Texas over two weekends.

They’ll be joined at the top of the bill by Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, The Chicks, SZA, and Flume across both installments of this year’s event. ACL 2022 will take place between October 7-9 and 14-16 at Austin’s Zilker Park.

When We Were Young Festival

Las Vegas, NV

Dates: 10/22-10/23, 10/29

Headliners: Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, AFI, Paramore.

Additionally, The Used, Alkaline Trio, Dashboard Confessional, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Palaye Royale, Black Veil Brides, PVRIS, Thursday, La Dispute, glassjaw, The Wonder Years, State Champs, Neck Deep, and Knocked Loose were announced for When We Were Young.

Outlaw Country West

Las Angeles, California, to Mexico

Dates: 11/3-11/8

Headliners: Social Distortion, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Los Lobos

When Steve Earle announced Outlaw Country West, he wrote, “Don’t miss the first-ever Outlaw Country West festival, cruising the Pacific from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico. The festival will take place November 3-8, 2022.”

Posty Fest

Arlington, TX

Dates: TBA

Headliners: Post Malone, Lil Uzi Vert, Roddy Ricch, Megan Thee Stallion

Post Malone’s Posty Fest 2021, which was meant to take place later this month, has been rescheduled for 2022 due to “logistical issues.” The event would have been the third edition of the festival and would have seen it expand to two days for the first time. A statement on the festival’s official website reads: “Due to logistical issues impacting the production of the festival, Posty Fest is rescheduling to 2022. Refunds are available at point of purchase. We can’t wait to make 2022 our biggest year yet. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you soon.”

Looking for entry requirements, ticketing info, or information about COVID protocols from these festivals? Be sure to check the festival’s official website for the most up-to-date information.

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  1. Gis Bun

    February 25, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Unsure how you didn’t include Montreal’s two best-known festivals, Montreal Jazz Festival and Osheaga.

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