Best music festivals happening this summer

Coachella is always one of the biggest festivals in the world

With the weather warming up fast, we’re sure your sights are set on travel. And well, if you love music… what’s better than traveling for an unforgettable festival experience? We already have Clockenflap and Sonar in Hong Kong, but there are a ton of festivals both near and far that are worth attending. They don’t call it festival season for nothing… 

From the legendary Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Electric Daisy Carnival (its first year in China!), there’s something for you to go to no matter what genre of music you like. And take it from us – it’s going to be worth it to see all of your favourite artists, in one place, at one time. 

We’ve chosen some of our must-attend festivals for all genres, both within Asia and internationally. So if you haven’t made your summer travel plans yet – well, take a look at these options. 

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Coachella Valley, CA, USA)

Beyoncé is a headlining act this year.

Dates: April 14–16 and 21–23

Location: Indio, CA, USA

Lineup: Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Eminem. See full lineup here

Genre: Mixed. Pop, rock, electronic, hip-hop… you name it!

Might be too late to get tickets now, but check out its official Facebook page

Burning Man 

Burning Man is known for its art sculptures

Dates: August 26 – September 3

Location: Black Rock Desert, NV

Lineup: TBC

Genre: Mixed. Do your research before attending, this is a festival like no other!

Get tickets here

Electric Daisy Carnival Shanghai

Disclosure will be playing at the first EDC in China

Dates: April 29-30

Location: Shanghai, China

Lineup: Disclosure, Gryffin, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens, Deadmau5. See full lineup here

Genre: Electronic dance music.

Get tickets here


A previous year's Lollapalooza

Dates: August 2-5

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Lineup: Full lineup TBA

Genre: Mixed. Pop, rock, hip-hop… 

Get tickets here


Tyler, the Creator will be performing at Sasquatch!

Dates: May 25-27

Location: George, WA, USA

Lineup: Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, The National, Tyler, the Creator, Anderson .Paak. See full lineup here

Genre: Mixed, but a lot of indie, hip-hop and 

Get tickets here

Ultra Music Festival Seoul

The Chainsmokers always put on a good performance

Dates: June 9-10

Location: Seoul, Korea

Lineup: Axwell & Ingrosso, Empire of the Sun, The Chainsmokers, Marshmello, Above & Beyond, David Guetta. See full lineup here

Genre: Electronic dance music. 

Get tickets here.

Fuji Rock Music Festival 

Scenic against the mountains

Dates: July 27-29

Location: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan

Lineup: Bob Dylan, Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D. See full lineup here

Genre: Mixed, but a bunch of popular and legendary artists have played this festival – this year is no different!

Get tickets here

Summer Sonic

Marshmello is known for being masked

Dates: August 18-19

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Lineup: Marshmello, Chance the Rapper, Nickelback, Shawn Mendes. See full lineup here.

Genre: Mixed, but you’ll get a range of international and local Japanese artists. 

Get tickets here

Rolling Loud

Travis Scott's performances are always crazy

Dates: May 11-13

Location: Miami, FL, USA

Lineup: J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Post Malone, Migos. See full lineup here

Genre: Hip-hop. 

Get tickets here

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