Listening to music from your own home is fun, but don't you ever want to see the bands in person? Well, music festivals are a great way to do this. You can see all your favorite bands live in person. In this article we will talk about 13 annual music festivals, from rock to pop to hip-hop.
Louder than Life
A four-day hard rock and metal festival that takes place yearly in Louisville, Kentucky in September. It is an all-ages event. The cost of tickets is around $109-139 per day. Bands that have played in 2023 are Green Day, Pantera, Foo Fighters, Tool, and Avenged Sevenfold.
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CMA Music Festival
The CMA Music Festival is a four-day music festival that is primarily focused on country music. It will be hosted from June 6-9 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets cost about $300 for a four-day pass. Performers from 2023 include Tyler Hubbard, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Cody Johnson, and many more.
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In 2024, this will take place in Indio, California from April 12-14 and April 19-21. A three-day general admission ticket costs about $499. There have been rumors that Rihanna, Doja Cat, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, BTS, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Shakira will be performing in the 2024 lineup at Coachella.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival takes place annually in New Orleans, Louisiana. It will be over the course of eight days in 2024 from Thursday, April 25- Sunday, April 28 and Thursday, May 2-Sunday, May 5. A one-day ticket for general admission costs about $117. Performers that have played in the past include Lizzo, Ed Sheeran, the Lumineers, and H.E.R.
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For all the K-pop fans out there, this is for you. KCON is a three-day K-pop festival held annually in August. The location changes every year.
Tickets cost around $60-200. Anyone under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult. Performers that have played in the past include Dreamcatcher, Super Junior, TNX, and Hyolyn.
Rolling Loud is a festival focused primarily on hip hop that has been taking place annually since 2015. The location changes each year, but in 2024 it is going to be held in Los Angeles, California. This is solely an event for people ages 16 and up unless you get VIP, which requires you to be 18.
Tickets are about $400. Past performers include Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Ice Spice, ASAP Rocky, and 21 Savage.
40 Days and 40 Nights of Christian Music at the Ark
For all of the Christians out there who are not fond of music with swears, there is something for you as well. 40 Days and 40 Nights of Christian Music at the Ark is a Christian music festival. It is held annually for forty days at the Ark and Creation Museum in Boone County, Kentucky. A general admission ticket per day at the museum costs $29.95 for people 11-17. Performers who have played in the past include CAIN, Selah, and the Inspirations.
A rock, hip hop, heavy metal and electronic dance festival, Lollapolloza is held in Grant Park in Chicago over the course of four days in August. The estimated date for 2024 is August 1st-4th. A one-day general admission ticket costs about $135. In 2024 there have been rumors that Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Zedd and Drake will all perform.
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Riot Fest is an annual punk rock music festival held over three days. It is held in Douglass Park in Chicago, Illinois in September.
A general admission one-day ticket usually starts at about $89. Past performers include Pennywise, Total Chaos, Earth Crisis, and Turnstile.
A music festival that takes place annually in Atlanta, Georgia, Imagine Festival usually lasts about three days. It takes place in September. A one-day general admission ticket costs $99.50. Past performers include Big Gigantic, Elderbrook, Zomboy, Mersiv, and Chris Lake.
Held annually in India, NH7 Weekender is a three-day multi-genre music festival. The date frequently changes but it is always held between October and December. A one-day general admission ticket costs about 3,000 Rupees. Past performers include Fink, Karnivool, Megadeth, and Advaita.
Fuji Rock Festival
This is a rock festival held annually in Japan. It is over a three-day period on the last weekend of July. A one-day general admission ticket starts at about 18,000 yen, which is equivalent to 165 US dollars. Past performers include Lizzo, The Strokes, Daniel Caesar, and Ellegarden.
Beijing Music Festival
This is held annually in Beijing. The number of days changes per year but it is usually held in October. A one-day general admission ticket is between 300 and 409 yen. Past performers include Ju Xiaofu, Wang Yunpeng, and Han Yinpei.
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We all have different tastes. However, when it comes to music, there is something for everyone. So, if you can find a way to pay, then don't miss out on one of these once in a lifetime opportunities.