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8 Music Festivals Happening in 2023

Grab Tickets for These Music Festivals in the USA

If you’re a festival lover, the line-up for 2023 is going to blow you away. From the rulers of pop to heavy metal legends, there is a festival for everyone happening this year. And it doesn’t stop at music. Each festival has a unique assortment of activities, vendors and after-hour parties to enjoy as well.

The Governors Ball Music Festival

With the likes of Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar and Lil Nas X forming the line-up at this year’s Governors Ball Festival, it's set to be a truly unforgettable experience. There are three different stages for festival goers to move between, offering a diverse mix of music icons and up-and-coming artists.

Between acts, people can enjoy a selection of New York’s finest food. Countless vendors from the big city are due to pitch up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, offering guests everything from fast food favorites to luxury cocktails.

The Governors Ball runs from June 9 to 11, 2023, and is only a few subway stops away from the bustling streets of Manhattan. General admission starts at $139 USD for a day ticket, or $329 USD for all three days. If you want access to exclusive bars and on-stage seating, you can upgrade your ticket.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

From June 15 to 18, 2023, music lovers can jam out to performances from the likes of the Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar and Odesza. Rather than spending hours waiting in front of an empty stage, guests can participate in group yoga, the legendary 5 km Roo Run or explore the Broo’ers Festival which hosts over 20 breweries from across the United States.

Located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, the fun never stops at Bonnaroo. After the headliners have performed, there are dance sets throughout the night.

Guests can expect to pay $370 USD for a general admission four-day ticket. Parking and camping access can be added to the price of the ticket.

High Tide Festival

This one-day festival on June 3, 2023, and is the perfect way to kickstart your summer.
Dedicated to delivering quality entertainment, the High Tide festival promises guests feel-good, relaxed vibes and appearances from Duke Dumont, Charley Jordan and Disco Lines.

The festival runners are committed to sustainability and protecting the beautiful natural environment of Charleston, South Carolina. As such, guests can partake in sustainability initiatives and enjoy responsibly sourced food and merchandise.

Ticket prices start at $114 USD or guests can pay $119 USD and make a donation to a waterways clean-up service and receive a free drink of their choice.

Lollapalooza Music Festival

There’s music for everyone at Lollapalooza. If you enjoy indie pop, both Lana Del Rey and The 1975s are due to play, but if you lean more towards rock then you can watch The Red Hot Chilli Peppers storm the main stage.

As visitors move between the nine different stages, they can grab a bite to eat from one of Chicago’s finest vendors or admire the city skyline. Grant Park is a beautiful venue perfect for hosting this eclectic range of musical acts.

The festival will run between August 3 to 6, 2023. For a general admission ticket, you can expect to pay $130 USD for a single day or $380 USD for a four-day ticket.

Hinterland Festival

With an emphasis on wellness and chill vibes, the Hinterland Festival is the perfect event for indie fans. This year, between August 4 to 6, 2023, Bon Iver, Zach Bryan and Maggie Rogers are set to headline on the main stage. There are 20 other acts performing across the three-day festival, so guests are sure to be entertained.

The Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater grounds are littered with activities, from wellness classes and record shopping to artist meet and greets. Children under the age of 12 can enter for free and enjoy a range of activities hosted by Ramona Muse Lambert.

Admission prices start at $100 USD for a day ticket and $250 USD for a three-day ticket. This does not include the cost of camping or parking.

HARD Summer Musical Festival

Get ready for the HARD Summer Music Festival, where fans can see Kaskade, 21 Savage, Oliver Tree and Kid Cudi. Located across the campus of the renowned Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, this venue is unlike any other and offers guests the chance to experience a range of different stages and performance styles.

The festival takes place on August 5 and 6, 2023, and guarantees guests a weekend packed full of incredible artists and unforgettable moments. Tickets start at $149 USD.

Riot Fest

If you’re looking for a festival later in the season that still has an incredible line-up, then Riot Fest is the event for you. This year, the Foo Fighters, The Cure and The Queens of the Stone Age will be headlining across stages in Douglas Park, Chicago.

Tickets, which cost $289 USD for general admission, grant guests access to a venue packed full of amazing food vendors and one-of-a-kind merchandise. Don’t miss out on Riot Fest and book your tickets for the weekend of September 15 to 17, 2023.

Power Trip Festival

The ultimate rock and metal festival, Power Trip’s line-up for 2023 is beyond impressive. With appearances from Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC and Iron Maiden, the festival, scheduled for October 6 to 8, 2023, will be truly unmissable.

All ages are welcome at the Empire Polo Club, California. A three-day ticket costs $599 USD, with various add-ons available including guaranteed reserved seats and shuttle tickets.