A Guide To Summer's Hottest Festivals From Lollapalooza to Governors Ball & More

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Solange Knowles performs during Day 2 of FYF Fest 2015 at LA Sports Arena & Exposition Park on Aug. 23, 2015 in Los Angeles. 

As more and more festivals saturate summer, it's hard to keep up with where to go and who to see once you get there. But help is here, with Billboard's guide that breaks down the season's hottest festivals.

When We Were Young
APRIL 8-9
Santa Ana, Calif.

This emo-meets-rock fest will debut with Morrissey, Descendents and Taking Back Sunday.

Coachella
APRIL 14-16; 21-23
Indio, Calif.

Lady Gaga will fill in for a pregnant Beyoncé. Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will also headline.

Stagecoach
APRIL 28-30
Indio, Calif.

Dierks BentleyShania Twain and Kenny Chesney top this country music Coachella spinoff.

New Orleans Jazz Fest
APRIL 28-MAY 7
New Orleans

Acts will include Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Meghan Trainor and Pitbull.

Rolling Loud
MAY 5-7
Miami

Future, Lil Wayne and Kendrick Lamar will reign at the third edition of this hip-hop fest.

Shaky Knees
MAY 12-14
Atlanta

Electronic rockers LCD Soundsystem, The xx and Phoenix are the big draws at this festival.

Hangout
MAY 19-21
Gulf Shores, Ala.

Held on a beach, this event features Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Pilots and Major Lazer.

Boston Calling
MAY 26-28
Boston

Tool, Major Lazer, Solange and a Natalie Portman-curated film experience top the bill.

Sasquatch!
May 26-28
George, Wash.

Frank Ocean, MGMT and The Shins will headline at the Gorge Amphitheater.

Governors Ball
JUNE 2-4
New York

Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Tool and Cage the Elephant will bring the noise to Randall’s Island.

Bonnaroo
JUNE 8-11
Manchester, Tenn.

U2 is set to rock the 'Roo for the first time, while Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Weeknd will also headline.

Firefly
JUNE 15-18
Dover, Del.

Bob DylanO.A.R.Flume and 30 Seconds to Mars anchor an eclectic slate.

Electric Daisy Carnival
JUNE 16-18
Las Vegas

The lineup has yet to be revealed for this dance-music gathering, one of the world’s largest.

Arroyo Seco Weekend
JUNE 24-25
Pasadena, Calif.

Tom Petty, Alabama Shakes and Los Angeles’ top chefs will aim to sate the dad-rock crowd.

Summerfest
JUNE 28-JULY 2, 4-9
Milwaukee

Petty (again), Chris Stapleton, Pink and Luke Bryan are among the scheduled headliners.

ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival
JUNE 24-25
Mountain View, Calif.

Chris Hardwick will host this music, comedy and comics mashup.

Pitchfork Music Festival
JULY 14-16

Chicago

Solange is among the headliners. Her Saint Heron arts collective will curate an events series.

Forecastle Festival
JULY 14-16

Louisville, Kent.

Following his Grammys breakout, Sturgill Simpson will join LCD Soundsystem, Weezer and more.

Classic West
JULY 15-16

Los Angeles 

Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles headline the first dates of a bicoastal classic rock fest.

FYF Fest
JULY 21-23

Los Angeles 

Missy Elliott and Björk are slated to headline the first night of the festival with back-to-back sets. 

Newport Folk Festival
JULY 28-30

Newport, R.I.

Lineup includes Fleet Foxes, Angel Olsen and a tribute to the late Chuck Berry.

Panorama
JULY 28-30

New York

For its second year, the fest has booked Frank Ocean, Tame Impala and Nine Inch Nails.

Classic East
JULY 29-30

New York

Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers head to Citi Field.

Lollapalooza
AUG. 3-6

Chicago

In its 26th year, Lolla will feature Chance the RapperRun the Jewels and Lorde.

Outside Lands
AUG. 11-13

San Francisco 

Metallica and Gorillaz lead the lineup for this music, culinary and tech-world networking fest. 

Billboard Hot 100
AUG. 19-20

Wantagh, N.Y.

Ariana Grande and Calvin Harris headlined Billboard ’s waterfront fest in 2016.

LOCKN'
AUG. 24-27

Arrington, Va.

Expect hours of jamming courtesy of Phil Lesh, Widespread Panic, The String Cheese Incident and many more.

Life Is Beautiful
SEPT. 22-24

Las Vegas

This music, food, art and education festival has yet to announce its lineup.

 

This article originally appeared in the April 15 issue of Billboard.