The Covid-19 pandemic affected all industries; the music industry was no different. We got to see a full stop over all events. Now with 2022, we finally see countries opening their doors again. Venues and stadiums are ready to be packed again with thrilled fans enjoying their favorite genres, artists, and music festivals.
Whether you like hip-hop, pop, metal, or EDM, there is something for everyone on our 2022 festival list. Here are our top picks for music festivals to attend this year.
Music Festivals of 2022
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
When: Friday, March 25th to Saturday, March 26th
Artists: Tyler, the Creator, Alison Wonderland, Baby Keem, Tame Impala, Kali Uchis, 100 Gecs, Maxo Kream, Rezz
The Buku music festival and art project gives you vibes of an underground party while still having some of the most prominent artists like Tyler, the Creator, Tame Impala, and Alison Wonderland in the line-up. Enjoy head-banging to your favorite artists and look at the various art installations when you need to take a break!
Where: Rothbury, Michigan
When: Thursday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 26th
Artists: The String Cheese Incident, GRiZ, Porter Robinson, Louis The Child, Disclosure, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, SLANDER
The legendary Sherwood Forest will be the backdrop of the Electric Forest festival which integrates music, arts, and community in one. Camp over the 4-day fest, and have the time of your life as the forest comes to life with music and art.
Where: Parc del Fòrum, Sant Adrià, Barcelona
When: Thursday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 12th
Artists: Charli XCX, Chet Faker, Dua Lipa, Earl Sweatshirt, Megan Thee Stallion, M.I.A., Tyler, The Creator, Yung Lean
One of Barcelona’s most popular music fests, the two-week festival is finally back after a 2-year hiatus. Primavera Sound also announced the line-ups for upcoming fests in Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, and Porto. Check them out!
Where: Madrid, Spain
When: Wednesday, July 6th to Sunday, July 10th
Artists: Metallica, Stormzy, Imagine Dragons, 21 Pilots, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson, Florence + The Machine, Jack White, London Grammar
The annual Madrid music fest covering all genres from metal, pop, grime to indie is finally back and bigger than ever with its extended 5-day fest for its 5th year anniversary!
Where: Indio, California
When: Friday, April 15th to Sunday, April 24th
Artists: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, Ye, Big Sean, slowthai, Flume, Disclosure, Megan Thee Stallion, Brockhampton, Doja Cat, Joji
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back. Coachella is one of the most Instagram-able festivals of the year, from art to music to fashion! Music lovers, stars, and ‘influencers’ are ready to flock to the California desert to attend one of the most popular music festivals in the world.
Where: Boom, Flanders, Belgium
When: Three weekends from Friday, July 15th to Sunday, July 31st
Artists: Afrojack B2B R3hab, Armin van Buuren, DIPLO, Major Lazer Soundsystem, Virtual Riot, Apashe, and more TBA
The Belgian festival is back with more out-of-this-world experiences. Different stages all featuring various artists, Tomorrowland is a must-attend for EDM lovers and music lovers in general.