A guide to area music festivals Reply

The Boston Calling Music Festival from last May. The festival returns May 23-25. (Photo courtesy of glidemagazine.com)

The Boston Calling Music Festival from last May. The festival returns May 23-25. (Photo courtesy of glidemagazine.com)

Emma Augustine – 1851 Staff

Some of the most talked about artists of the year will be touring the northeast this summer.  No matter your music taste, location, or availability this summer, you are bound to find a festival on this list that suits you. The perks of attending music festivals are that you get to meet new people, discover new artists, and save money by seeing multiple artists at once, all while only missing a day off from your job or internship.  



Boston Calling Music Festival

May 23-25

City Hall Plaza Boston, MA

For: Indie Rock/Pop Enthusiasts

Artists include: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson, Death Cab for Cutie, Brand New, Bastille, Tegan & Sara




Firefly Music Festival

June 20-22

Dover, Delaware

For: 90’s rock lovers, Folk/Indie listeners who appreciate a good hip-hop beat

Artists include: RAC, Third Eye Blind, Weezer, Phantogram, City and Colour, Chance the Rapper, Imagine Dragons




Mysteryland USA

May 23-25

Bethel, NY

For: EDM fans and Soundcloud subscribers

Artists include: Branchez. Dillon Francis, Kaskade, Moby, Flosstradamus


Mountain Jam

June 5-8

Hunter Mountain, NY

For: Fans of Folk, Soul, Reggae, and Rock

Artists include: The Avett Brothers, Damien Marley, Pretty Lights, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Blitzen Trapper, Lucius


The Governors Ball

June 6-8

Randalls Island, NYC

For: Hip-Hop Heads, Indie Lovers

Artists include: Outkast, Childish Gambino, Vampire Weekend, James Blake, The Strokes, The Glitch Mob


The Hudson Project

Saugerties, NY

July 11-13

For: Hip-Hop and Rap fans who have a taste for Indie- Electro music

Artists include: Kendrick Lamar, Moby, Atmosphere, Kelela, Luminox, The Flaming Lips, Yacht, Kygo, Tipper, Brosafari, Gold Panda, Bassnectar




Electric Daisy Carnival

May 24, 25

East Rutherford, NJ

For: EDM and Dubstep fans, or people who like to physically feel the bass line of a song

Artists include: AfroJack, Calvin Harris, Yellowclaw, Araab Muzik, Bassnectar, Tiesto, Boyz Noize


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