When summer finally comes around, the festival experience always seems to intensify. The beats get a bit heavier, and the riffs get a bit louder. In the end, the memories gained from an amazing festival experience will last a lifetime. We give you a list of the best festivals across the country for summer 2019. Whether you're into old school R&B, pop-punk, or electronic music, there's something for everyone here. Tickets for these festivals are on sale to the general public right now.
June 21 — Firefly Music Festival (Tickets)
Dover, DE @ Dover International Speedway
Get summer started right with the eighth annual Firefly Music Festival. Known for its eco-friendly stance, the festival allows people to win prizes for bringing in their recyclables. This year's event features headliners Panic! at the Disco, Travis Scott, and Post Malone.
June 29 — LOVELOUD Festival (Tickets)
West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Founded in 2017, LOVELOUD Festival aids numerous LGBTQ+ charities across the country. Slated to perform at the festival are Kesha, Martin Garrix, and Tegan and Sara. This family-friendly event was the subject of the 2018 HBO documentary Believer.
July 13 — Groove Fest II (Tickets)
Grand Prairie, TX @ The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Hosted by Smooth 105.7, Groove Fest makes its return to The Theatre at Grand Prairie for round two. The event features a night of old-school R&B acts such as Blackstreet and Guy. Bobby Brown, who performed at the first Groove Fest, will also appear.
July 17 — Disrupt Fest (Tickets)
Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
With Warped Tour ending full time touring last year, Rockstar is looking to fill the void with Disrupt Fest. Between two stages, fans will have the chance to see acts such as Circa Survive, Sum 41, and The Story So Far. Bring an empty 16-ounce can of Rockstar for a chance to win a signed guitar and meet and greets with the bands. Even if you don't win, bringing that can will help you skip the line.
July 19-20 — Global Dance Festival (Tickets)
Denver, CO @ Broncos Stadium at Mile High
The 17th annual Global Dance Festival will keep the party going with a stellar lineup. July 19th features performances from Elohim, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and Diplo. July 20th will include sets from Bonnie X Clyde, Dirtyphonics, and a b2b set from Excision and Illenium.
July 26 — This Is Hardcore Fest (Tickets)
Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
For over a decade, This Is Hardcore Fest has been one of the premiere hardcore music festivals in the country. This year, Code Orange, who played the fest on numerous occasions, will find themselves as a headlining act for the first time. Saves The Day and Gorilla Biscuits will also headline the event. This Is Hardcore Fest will also have anniversary sets from 100 Demons (In The Eyes of the Lord), Agnostic Front (Victim In Pain), and Death Threat (Last Dayz).
July 27-28 — Mo Pop Festival (Tickets)
Detroit, MI @ West Riverfront Park
The sixth annual Mo Pop Festival will bring two days of the best music out there today. July 27 will include performances from Vampire Weekend, Lizzo, and The Band Camino. July 28 will have Tame Impala, Ella Mai, and The Story So Far on stage.
Aug. 3 — The Swell Country Fest (Tickets)
Castle Dale, UT @ Emery County Aquatic Center
The Swell Country Fest will feature a headlining performance from Granger Smith, whose last studio album was 2017's When the Good Guys Win. In 2015, he earned his highest charting single in his career with "Backroad Song." Dyer Highway is slated to open.
Aug. 3 — Sad Summer Festival (Tickets)
Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
There's no reason to be sad this summer with the Sad Summer Festival arriving with some of your favorite bands. State Champs, The Maine, and Mayday Parade are just a few bands slated to rock the house. If that's not enough, Emo Nite LA will deliver a grand afterparty.
Aug. 3 — Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival (Tickets)
Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
For 24 years, the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival has been spreading the word of mariachi music. Since its start, the festival has raised $609,350 in scholarships for Latino students. This year's festival includes performances from Aida Cuevas, Shaila Durcal, and Angela Aguilar.
Aug. 10 — Dale Fuego Fest (Tickets)
Long Beach, CA @ Queen Mary Events Park
The inaugural Dale Fuego Fest will showcase some of the biggest names in urban Latin music. Headlining the event are Ozuna, who was YouTube's most viewed artist last year, and Anitta, who earned four Latin Grammy Award nominations. The fest will also feature performances from Brytiago, Darell, Khea, and one yet to be announced artist.
Aug. 31 — Pasadena Daydream Festival (Tickets)
Pasadena CA @ Brookside at the Rose Bowl
Pasadena Daydream Festival, which was curated by gothic rock icons The Cure, will include performances from The Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, and more. As expected, The Cure will be headlining the festival. Every ticket sold will feature a $1 donation to various charities across the country.
Sept. 20-21 — iHeartRadio Music Festival (Tickets)
Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is always one of the hottest festivals of the summer. This year won't be any different with a slew of major players including Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, and Def Leppard on the main stage. The Daytime Stage, which includes rising artists, will feature Billie Eilish, Monsta X, and Old Dominion.