North Coast Music Festival
About: Celebrating its 5th anniversary, North Coast Festival takes place in downtown Chicago; giving attendees the vast city skyline as a backdrop to their music listening experience. Known for a plethora of electronic artists, this music festival brings Chicago a laundry list of big name EDM artists and up-and-coming underground acts alike.
When: August 29-31
Where: Chicago, IL
Who to see: Kid Kudi, STS9, Bassnectar, Snoop Dog, Alesso, Zeds Dead, Little Dragon*, Cashmere Cat, Future Islands, Keys'N Krates, Riff Raff, Talib Kweli
Austin City Limits
About: The long running Austin City Limits festival encompasses more than just a musical experience for attendees, with featured food trucks, art installations and a local market which showcases to essence of everything Austin. With a variety of genres showcased at this Texas festival, attendees can catch classic rock, indie, EDM and hip-hop acts over two back-to-back weekends.
When: October 3-5; 10-12
Where: Austin, TX
Who to see: Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Out Kast, Eminem, Beck, Foster the People. Lana Del Ray*, Chromeo, Childish Gambino, Major Lazer, The Avett Brothers, Sam Smith, Real Estate
About: Known as one of Europe's largest underground music festivals, Dimensions is known for its impeccable sound systems and its picturesque beach locale. Popularized by the curation of countless unknown and up-and-coming electronic acts, this festival features of the sounds of tech, house, dubstep and drum & bass.
When: August 28 – September 1
Where: Pula, Croatia
Who to see: Warpaint, Caribou, DARKSIDE, Special Rewuest, The Internet, Nina Kraviz, Ben Klock, Theo Parrish, Kode 9, Mala, Floating Points, Omar
About: Founded in 2009 and taking place every Labor Day weekend, Electric Zoo music festival features a wide variety of electronic music act as well. Known for growing into one of the largest mainstream EDM in the United States, this musical experience has reached crowds of 150,000 over the years.
When: August 29 - 31
Where: New York, NY
Who to see: David Guetta, Dada Life, Carnage, Datsik, Jamie XX, Gorgon City, Fehrplay, Nervo, Kill Paris, Dirty South, Alesso, Kaskade, The Magician, UZ, Morgan Page, ATB
About: Coming up this weekend, this Montreal based music festival boasts some of the best urban artists of today. Featuring many of Canada's rising stars, this music festivals showcases main stage big names and unique unknowns alike.
When: August 15-16
Where: Montreal, Canada
Who to see: Dillion Francsis, Tiesto, Adventure Club, Iggy Azalea, The Knocks*, Tyga, Thomas Jack*, Juicy J, Seven Lions
(*featured on our August Playlist)