With Outside Lands coming up this weekend, our minds have turned quite naturally to other upcoming festivals where you can round out your summer. Here are our four picks:
San Francisco's Outside Lands
Where: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
When: August 8th - 10th
Set in the California sun and chilled by San Francisco's breezy fog, the Oustide Land music festival presents itself as a properly climatic Coachella. And undoubtedly, this festival boasts a more and more prestigious lineup each year. This coming weekend the green fields of Golden Gate Park will be home to the epic sounds of Kanye West, Artic Monkeys, Tiesto, Flume, and many more. Hurry though, as single day passes are selling out quick!
Where: Somerset, Wisconsin
When: August 15th - 17th
Summer Set, a wordplay of the location Somerset, is a booming new addition to the Wisconsin festival scene. The serene location of Summer Set sets this festival apart from all others on this list. Large sequoias and the gushing waves of the Apple River provide an unparalleled camping experience. The only way the natural setting of Summer Set becomes more ideal are the electronically vibrant acts of Big Gigantic, Wu-Tang, Kaskade, Chromeo, and many more. Wisconsin, its time to visit.
First City Festival
Photo: Misha Vladimirskiy
Where: Monterey, CA
When: August 24th - 25th
On the mountainous coast of California lays the state's first capital, Monterey, and fittingly the First City Festival. First City Festival traces its roots to 1967s Monterey Pop Concert who featured rock legends Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Janis Joplin. Today, First City Festival operates under a similar rock-pop inspiration showcasing chart topping artists Beck, The National, Dawes, and many more. Don't forget to catch the eerie ambiance of Coco Rosie, who will surely standout in the foggy atmosphere of California's northern coast.
Where: Seattle, WA
When: August 30th - September 1st
Labor day weekend always causes a mass migration of people…and festival goers. This year, the festival wind gusts northward to the rainy city of Seattle, and the 35th annual Bumbershoot Music Festival. With every genre represented by one or two world-class talents, Bumbershoot guarantees the diversity Seattle is known for. This year Bumbershoot will host acts ranging from Ones To Watch standouts SZA and Walk the Moon to the powerhouse performances of J. Cole and Elvis Costello. Furthermore, Bumbershoot boasts a new addition to its festivals narrative, with the inclusion of Youngershoot, "a family-friendly festival within the festival.