2014 Music Festival Guide

Last revised June 11, 2014

Keep track of the most anticipated music fests with the guide below – including dates, featured artists, locations and links to buy tickets.  Additionally, a few smaller festivals are listed in this guide to free New York summer 2014 concerts.

Can’t make it to Bonnaroo? Check out the webcast schedule here.

2014 festival news started with line-up announcements back in January. In February we decoded Roo Clues, and found out the official roster during the BLAM! webcast (that included a Flaming Lips/ Ben Folds superjam with new songs). That’s in addition to a slew of announcements from other fests (and the onset of feeling Beck was going to be THE festival headliner of 2014) …(St. Vincent, Eminem, The Replacements and OutKast too!)

MarchApril, May and June brought us more announcements – and a few webcasts (like Hangout and Mountain Jam). The most recent pre-Bonnaroo news is here.

The top upcoming fests are below, followed by listings of 2014 festivals that have already passed at the bottom. If you’re interested in seeing all the fests a particular artist was booked for in the guide below, press Ctrl-F and enter their name.


June 12-15 in Manchester, TN
Official website

Jack White, Elton John, Kanye West
The Flaming Lips, Neutral Milk Hotel, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grouplove, Dr.Dog, Broken Bells, Ty Segall, White Denim, Vampire Weekend, Goat, Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory, Washed Out, Cake, Warpaint, Phosphorescent, Drive-By Truckers, The Avett Brothers, Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, Damon Albarn, Poliça, First Aid Kit, Okkervil River, Cloud Nothings, Real Estate, Cass McCombs, Fitz and The Tantrums, Janelle Monáe, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee and more (click here for a full recap of February’s lineup announcement webcast, including streams of new music performed by The Flaming Lips and Ben Folds).

Firefly Music Festival

June 19-22 in Dover, Delaware
Ticket information and official website

Beck, OutKast, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson
Arctic Monkeys, Weezer, Band of Horses, Courtney Barnett, White Denim, Washed Out, tUnE-yArDs, Portugal The Man, Local Natives, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Cage the Elephant, Kaiser Chiefs, Imagine Dragons,  and more:


Sasquatch 2


July 4-6 (Fourth of July Weekend) at The Gorge (Quincy), Washington
Official website

Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Röyksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, Bordello, Jake Bugg, The Black Angels, The Horrors, The Notwist, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Dr. Dog, Of Montreal, Punch Brothers, Courtney Barnett, Foxygen, Mikal Cronin

Hudson Music Project

July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY (the site of Woodstock ’94)
Ticket information and official website

Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar
Dr. Dog, STS9, Moby (DJ set), Matt and Kim, Twin Shadow, Flying Lotus, Capital Cities, Four Tet, Holy Ghost!, Twin Shadow and more:

Pitchfork Music Festival

July 18-20 at Union Park, Chicago
Ticket information and official website

Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar
Circulatory System, Giorgio Moroder, tUnE-yArDs, Sun Kil Moon, Death Grips, Sharon Van Etten, DIIV, Wild Beasts, Grimes and more:

Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel Headline Pitchfork Music Festival 2014

Forecastle Music Festival

July 18-20 in Louisville, KY
Ticket information and official website

Beck, Jack White, The Replacements, OutKast
Band of Horses, SPoon, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Local Natives, Gary Clark Jr., tUnE-yArDs, Sun Kil Moon, Sharon Van Etten and more:

XPoNential Music Festival

July 25-27 at Camden County, NJ
Ticket information and official website

Beck, Ryan Adams, Band of Horses
Jenny Lewis, Dawes, The Hold Steady, Lucius, and more.


August 1-3 in Chicago, Illinois
Official website

Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon
Arctic Monkeys, Lorde, Broken Bells, Phantogram, Portugal The Man, Temples, Courtney Barnett, GROUPLOVE, Phosphorescent, Warpaint, Interpol, Lykke Li, CHVRCHES, Lucius, Foster the People, Spoon, Fitz and the Tantrums, Run the Jewels, White Denim and more:

Outside Lands Festival

August 8-10 in Golden Gate Park (San Francisco), California
Official website

Kanye West, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Killers
The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Grouplove, Warpaint, Phosphorescent, Lykke Li, Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Ray Lamontagne, Tegan & Sara, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more:


The Peach Music Festival

August 14-17 at Montage Mountain, Scranton, Pennsylvania
Ticket information and official website

The Allman Brothers Band, Bob Weir & RatDog, Trey Anastasio Band
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Bob Weir (solo acoustic), Tedeschi Trucks Band, Galactic, Rusted Root, Bill Evan’s Soulgrass, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more:

Lockn’ Music Festival

September 4-7 in Arrington, VA
Ticket information and official website

Wilco (two nights), Allman Brothers Band (two nights), Phil Lesh & Friends (two nights), Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic (two nights), String Cheese Incident (two nights)
Bob Weir & Ratdog (two nights), Drive by Truckers, Gary Clark Jr, Willie Nelson, more:

Boston Calling 2

September 5-7 at City Hall Plaza
Ticket information and official website

The National, Lorde, The Replacements
Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, War on Drugs, White Denim,  The 1975, Volcano Choir and more:

Austin City Limits

October 3-5 and 10-12, 2014 in Zilker Park, Texas
Ticket information and official website

Pearl Jam, OutKast, Eminem, Skrillex
Beck, The Replacements, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, Phantogram, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Real Estate Interpol, Fitz & The Tantrums, Foster The People, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco and more:


Past 2014 Festivals


Noise Pop

February 25-March 2 in San Francisco, California
Ticket information and official website

Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Bob Mould (25 Years of Workbook)
No Age, Mikal Cronin, Shabazz Palaces, The Fresh & Onlys, Courtney Barnett, and more (click here for daily schedules).


Gasparilla Music Festival

March 8-9 in Tampa, Florida
Ticket information and official website

The Flaming Lips
Delta Spirit, Trombone Shorty, RJD2, Jason Isbell, Sunbears, Tea Leaf Green, Hakensaw Boys and more.


The BUKU Project

March 21-22 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Ticket information and official website

The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Zedd
Explosions in the Sky, Chromeo, Phantogram, Wavves, Lotus, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and more:


Treefort Music Festival

March 22-25 in Boise, Idaho
Ticket information and official website

of Montreal, Built to Spill, Why?
Blitzen Trapper, Tennis, Talkdemonic, Woodsman and more:


Big Ears Festival

March 28-30 in Knoxville, Tennessee
Ticket information and official website

Steve Reich (billed as “artist-in-residence” – Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood will perform Reich’s Electric Counterpoint)
Jonny Greenwood, Glenn Kotche (of Wilco), John Cale, Television, Marc Ribot (three different presentation sets), Dean & Britta (13 Most Beautiful: Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests), Dean Wareham, Oneohtrix Point Never, Julia Holter, Tim Hecker and more:


Wanee Festival

April 10-12 in Live Oak Florida
Ticket information and official website

The Allman Brothers
Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Hot Tuna (Electric), moe., Rusted Root, Soulive, Walter Trout, Blind Boys Of Alabama, and more:


April 11-13 and 18-20 in Indio, California
Ticket information and official website

OutKast, Muse, Arcade Fire
Beck, The Replacements, MGMT, Neutral Milk Hotel, Foxygen, Broken Bells, Goat, Motorhead, Warpaint, Ty Segall, DARKSIDE, Queens of the Stone Age, Sleigh Bells, Mogwai, more:



April 23-27 in Asheville, North Carolina
Ticket information and official website

Kraftwerk, CHIC, Giorgio Moroder, Laurie Anderson, Slasher Flicks, Dan Deacon, more:


New Orleans Jazz Fest

April 25-May 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Ticket information and official website

Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Phish, Arcade Fire, Santana, Robin Thicke
Alabama Shakes, John Fogerty, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The String Cheese Incident, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Public Enemy, The Avett Brothers, and many more (click here for full daily line-ups).

Counterpoint Festival

April 25-27 in Rome, Georgia
Ticket information and official website

OutKast, Pretty Lights, Foster The People, STS9
Phantogram, Major Lazer, Matt & Kim, Thievery Corporation, Sleigh Bells, Janelle Monae and more:


Edgefest 24

April 26 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas
Ticket information and official website

Grouplove, The Avett Brothers, Cage The Elephant, Bastille, Switchfoot, Chvrche and more:

Austin Psych Fest

May 2-4 in Austin, Texas
Ticket information and official website

Brian Jonestown Massacre, Loop, The Black Angels, The Dandy Warhols
of Montreal, Panda Bear, Slasher Flicks, Tobacco, Moon Duo, The War On Drugs, Mikal Cronin, Sleepy Sun, Toy, Dead Meadow, Woods, Liars, Black Lips, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Oneohtrix Point Never, Quilt, The Horrors, Temples, Bombino, Peaking Lights, Pink Mountaintops, The Fresh & Onlys, The Octopus Project and more:

Big Guava Music Festival

May 2-4 in Tampa, Floraida
Ticket information and official website

OutKast, Vampire Weekend, Foster The People
Cake, Violent Femmes, Girl Talk, Haim, Slightly Stoopid, Tegan and Sara and more:


Suburbia Music Festival

May 3-4 in Plano, Texas
Ticket information and official website

David Guetta, Alabama Shakes
Tegan and Sara, Violent Femmes, Big Gigantic, J. Cole, Slightly Stoopid, Needtobreathe, Third Eye Blind, Twenty One Pilots, The Dandy Warhols, Delta Rae, Reverend Horton Heat, Midlake and more:

Shaky Knees Music Festival

May 9-11 in Atlanta, Georgia
Ticket information and official website

The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes
The Replacements, Spoon, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Iron and Wine, Conor Oberst, Local Natives, Dropkick Murphys, Trampled by Turtles, Lord Huron, Cold War Kids and more:


Hangout Festival

May 16-18 in Gulf Shores, Alabama
Ticket information and official website

The Black Keys, The Killers, OutKast, Jack Johnson
The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Portugal The Man, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers and more:



May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend) at The Gorge (Quincy), Washington 
Official website

Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Haim, Neko Case, Violent Femmes, Portugal. The Man, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, Tune-Yards, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Parquet Courts and more:

Boston Calling 1

May 23-25 (Memorial Day Weekend) at City Hall Plaza
Ticket information and official website

Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Built to Spill, The Head and the Heart, Tegan and Sara, Bastille and more:

Boston Calling the Third

Free Press Summer Fest

May 31- June 1 at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houstin, Texas
Ticket information and official website

Jack White, Vampire Weekend
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lauryn Hill, The Kills, tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, Childish Gambino, CHVRCHES, Cage the Elephant, First Aid Kit, Zedd, Drive-By Truckers, The 1975 and others:


Mountain Jam

June 5-8 on Hunter Mountain, New York 
Ticket information and official website

Bob Weir and Ratdog, Gov’t Mule, Pretty Lights
Jeff Tweedy, The Avett Brothers, Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Antibalas, Blitzen Trapper, Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more:

Wakarusa Festival

June 5-8 in Mulberry Mountain, Arkansas
Ticket information and official website

The Flaming Lips, The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, STS9, Umphrey’s McGee
Dr. Dog, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, John Butler Trio, Rusko and more:

X Games

June 5-8 in Austin, Texas
Ticket information and official website

The Flaming Lips, Kanye West, Pretty Lights
Gary Clark Jr, Bad Religion, Slightly Stoopid, Mac Miller and more:

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 6-8 on Randall’s Island (NYC), New York
Ticket information and official website

OutKast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes
Phoenix, Broken Bells, Spoon, Kurt Vile, Interpol, Skrillex, Jenny Lewis, TV on the Radio, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, Foster the People and more:




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