Your 2018 guide to this summer’s best music festivals and concerts


This summer, you won’t be able to run from the music.

America is about to be flooded with more music festivals than ever, plus a convoy of celebrity tours. Here are some of the best shows coming to a venue and field near you, featuring Queen Bey in the desert, electronic jams taking over Vegas, and T. Swift hitting the concert stage again.


MANCHESTER, TN – JUNE 14: A general view of atmosphere during the Billy Joel performance at the 2015 Bonnaroo Music

Below, find a list of this summer’s hottest music festivals to attend.


Where: Indio, CA

When: April 20-22

Featuring: Beyoncé, Eminem, The Weeknd

Firefly Music Festival

Where: Dover, DE

When: June 14-17

Featuring: Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, The Killers, Kendrick Lamar


Where: Chicago, IL

When: August 2-5

Featuring: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys


Where: Manchester, TN

When: June 7-12

Featuring: Muse, Eminem, The Killers


Where: Indio, CA

When: April 27-29

Featuring: Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban Garth Brooks

Outside Lands

Where: San Francisco, CA

When: August 10-12

Featuring: The Weeknd, Florence + the Machine, Janet Jackson

Hangout Festival

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

When: May 18-May 20

Featuring: The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar

Boston Calling

Where: Boston, MA

When: May 25-27

Featuring: Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age

Governor’s Ball

Where: New York, NY

When: June 1-3

Featuring: Jack White, Travis Scott, Eminem


Where: New York, NY

When: July 27-29

Featuring: The Weeknd, The Killers, Janet Jackson

BottleRock Napa

Where: Napa Valley, CA

When: May 25-27

Featuring: Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: New Orleans, LA

When: April 27-May 6

Featuring: Aerosmith, Sting, Jack White, Beck

Electric Daisy Carnival

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: May 18-20

Featuring: Diplo, Marshmello, Zedd


Where: Falcon Heights, MN

When: May 27

Featuring: Logic, Migos, Atmosphere


Where: George, Washington

When: May 25-27

Featuring: Bon Iver, The National, Modest Mouse

Austin City Limits

Where: Austin, TX

When: October 5-7 & 12-14

Featuring: TBD

Hot 97 Summer Jam

Where: East Rutherford, NJ

When: June 10

Featuring: TBD

Pitchfork Music Festival

Where: Chicago, IL

When: June 20-22

Featuring: Tame Impala, Fleet Foxes, Lauryn Hill


INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 01: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Taylor Swift performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 presented by Capital One at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Below, find a list of this summer’s top concerts to jam out to with your friends.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCEz: May 2-June 29 Buy Tickets

Taylor Swift Reputation: May 8-Oct. 6 Buy Tickets

Kesha & Macklemore: June 6-August 5 Buy Tickets

Ed Sheeran Divide: August 18-November 10 Buy Tickets

Beyonce & Jay Z On the Run II: June 25-October 4 Buy Tickets

P!nk Beautiful Trauma: Now-Sept. 8 Buy Tickets

Britney Spears Piece of Me: July 12 Buy Tickets

Dua Lipa: June 5-July 2 Buy Tickets

Fall Out Boy  M A N I A: August 29-September 29 Buy Tickets

Bruno Mars 24K Magic: September 7-October 27 Buy Tickets

Shania Twain: May 3-Aug. 4 Buy Tickets

Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues: May 30-October 15 Buy Tickets

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill Soul 2 Soul: March 31-July 22 Buy Tickets

Harry Styles: Now-July 14 Buy Tickets

Haim Sister Sister Sister: April 3-May 28 Buy Tickets

Thirty Seconds to Mars Monolith: June 6-July 22 Buy Tickets

Camila Cabello Never Be the Same: April 9-May 1 Buy Tickets

Paramore After Laughter: May 5-July 24 Buy Tickets

Niall Horan Flicker: July 18-September 23 Buy Tickets

Imagine Dragons EVOLVE: June 5-August 10  Buy Tickets

Khalid Roxy Tour: April 27-August 2 Buy Tickets

Sam Smith The Thrill of It All: June 22-September 8 Buy Tickets

Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold: April 18-October 18 Buy Tickets

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods: April 14-October 22 Buy Tickets

5 Seconds of Summer Meet You There: August 27-October 12 Buy Tickets

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Which concert or festival will you attend this summer?