Summer Music Festivals

Guadalupe Rangel, Staff Writer

Summer is approaching, and so are countless music festivals. The Coachella kicked it off in the desert California with performances from artists such as AC/DC and Drake. It’s exciting to see what else is in store for music around the country this summer! Here are what I consider to be the top five must-go festivals:

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1. Summerfest (June 24-July 5): This annual music festival is held at Henry Maier Park, which is along the lakefront of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This festival is made up of eleven stages where hundreds of artist and bands perform daily. This festival lasts eleven days, and you can get tickets as low as $19 for single-day, general admissions. Or, if you want to experience all eleven days full of music, the passes are $80. So if you want to have a cheap road trip with friends and some great music with lineups like Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Florida Georgia Line, Kings of Leon, this festival is for you!

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2. Lollapalooza (July 31-August 2). The next music festival you should check out, since it’s right nearby in Chicago, is the Lollapalooza. This music festival is held in Grant Park and lasts for three days. Many artists perform here, such as Lana Del Rey to Iggy Azalea. This year’s lineup consists of Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, and many more. The tickets are always difficult to get, since the concerts sell out in only a few minutes. Even though they are pricey, it’s a great festival for getting that Chicago concert experience.

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3. Electric Forest (June25-28). For those who are really adventurous, love the outdoors and camping, and enjoy artists such as deadmau5 and Martin Garrix, this festival is for you. This four-day event is held in Rothbury Michigan, where Foresters everywhere come together for some music, camping, and demonstrations of art. The tickets for this event are also pricey. The lineup includes Kaskade, Skrillez, and G-eazy.

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4. Outside Lands (August 7-9). If you’re disappointed about missing this year’s Coachella music Festival, have no fear; you can get a chance to be in San Francisco at the Golden Gate Park. This three-day event is pretty decent in pricing for what you get out of it: some good music, art booths, and comedy booths. You can also indulge in some wine as you’re listening to artists on stage. Sounds like a perfect weekend to be a part of this summer! The lineup consist artists from Elton John, Mumford and Sons, Black Keys, and more.

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5. Spring Awakening (June 12-15). If you don’t get the opportunity to go to Lollapalooza this year, you have a second chance with this festival. It is held at Soldier field in Chicago. This three-day event, with its close proximity to our area, is a must-go event you like electric music and DJ remixes. This lineup consists of numerous artists, including Zedd, Tiesto, and Diplo.