The 2014 Music Festivals season is upon us and it's about time you start making plans. We've rounded up all the best events in the country so you don't miss a thing. From massive electronic music festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas and Ultra Music Festival in Miami to epic multi-day gatherings like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Austin City Limits, MetroWize has all the dates, lineup and information for over 50 fests from around the nation. We'll be updating our guide throughout the year with new details, ticket giveaways, announcements and more, so bookmark this page and check back whenever you need a dose of music festival info.

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JULY BACK TO TOP


This mid-size festival has been lighting up the mountains and hills of northern California for over twenty years. Located about 80 miles north of Reno, NV, the High Sierra fest highlights an eclectic array of musical offerings focused on jazz, newgrass, bluegrass and jam bands but also featuring funk, electronica and world music. Guests of the festival will also find workshops, classes, shopping and family-oriented activities.

2014 Headliners
Widespread Panic, STS9, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles, Lettuce, Lord Huron

Location
Quincy, CA
2014 Dates
7/3 - 7/6
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Developed by the same festival creators behind Buku Music + Arts Project and Counterpoint Music Festival, The Hudson Music & Arts Project is a brand new experience, set to take over Winston Farm in Saugerties, New York. Expect a wide array of gourmet food, beer and cocktail options, an art village, interactive performance areas and so much more. Keep your eyes peeled for what's sure to be an impressive inaugural lineup coming in the next few weeks.

2014 Headliners
Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, Flaming Lips, STS9, Moby, Big Gigantic

Location
Saugerties, NY
2014 Dates
7/11 - 7/13
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As one of Northern California's newest music festivals, Northern Nights isn't just about the music, but aims to provide a full weekend experience complete with art, yoga, dancing, workshops, swimming and more in the beautiful wildlife of Mendocino County. Gearing up for their second annual event, BLAP Productions and the Northern Nights crew are upping the ante with a bigger lineup, enhanced sound, lighting and more.

2014 Headliners
Beats Antique, Justin Martin, Zion I, Odesza, Viceroy, Giraffage, The Floozies

Location
Mendocino, CA
2014 Dates
7/18 - 7/20
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This three-day music and arts event in Mariaville, New York brings cutting-edge sounds and rocking dance beats to New England. One of the countries largest and longest running electronic-rock music festivals, the lineup is just getting better and better every year. Like Electric Zoo, Camp Bisco attracts all of the East Coast's wildest EDM fans.

Location
Mariaville, NY
2014 Dates
Cancelled
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Love or hate their snarky, snooty reviews, no one can deny that Chicago-based Pitchfork.com has an affect on the evolution of music culture. The website started throwing its own event in 2006, and so far the Pitchfork Music Festival has made as big of a splash as their website by booking hot new artists and acts on their way up.

2014 Headliners
Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Grimes, Slowdive, Giorgio Moroder, Tune-Yards

Location
Chicago, IL
2014 Dates
7/18-7/20
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With a lineup curated by the same promoters behind Bonaroo and Mountain Oasis, Forecastle Music Festival is one of our favorite music fests in the Mid West. Aiming to bring together a wide variety of artists and their fans, Forecastle brings together a lineup full of the biggest names in rock, downtempo, indie, dubstep, electro and hip hop. With a focus on sustainability and a whole slew of fun activities at the festival grounds, Forecastle has done an amazing job of creating an interactive experience for attendees.

Location
Louisville, KY
2014 Dates
7/18-7/20
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Global Dance Festival in Colorado is the largest annual dance music event in the Rocky Mountains, featuring the greatest electronic music artists of our generation. Each year, Red Rocks Ampitheatre shakes to the sounds of huge names in electronic music with legendary DJs, live performers and heavy-hitting newcomers getting in the mix. Check out what's in store for 2013.

Location
Red Rocks, CO
2014 Dates
TBA
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This east coast-born festival is jam-band centric and pulls a large number of people to the glorious outdoors of rural Ohio. With two side-by-side stages, no sets ever overlap and you can expect to hear the nation's best jam bands alongside rock, bluegrass, electronic music, reggae and funk artists. The laid-back vibe is perfectly suited to the fresh air - All Good Festival is continuously praised for the top talent.

Location
Thornville, OH
2014 Dates
TBA
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What do you get when you combine the biggest names in music and yoga? You get an epic 4-day throwdown known as Wanderlust Festival. Each year Wanderlust travels across the country for multiple events. Always taking place in a locale of stunning natural beauty, this combo of yoga, music and nature packs a powerful punch, pleasing the body/soul/spirit and providing an ideal environment to relax, stretch out and dance.

Location
Aspen, CO
Squaw Valley, CA
Bondville, VT
2014 Dates
7/3-7/6
7/17-7/20
7/19-7/22
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Gathering of the Vibes is a four day music, camping and arts festival that celebrates the Grateful Dead by bringing together all types of music for a massive fest at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. The 18 year old festival features everything from funk to reggae and is hosted by Master of Ceremonies Wavy Gravy. Expect a mashup of jam bands, electronica artists, classic rockers and new wave stars on the 2013 lineup.

2014 Headliners
Widespread Panic, John Fogerty, The Disco Biscuits, moe., Umphrey's McGee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Ziggy Marley

Location
Bridgeport, CT
2014 Dates
7/31-8/3
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AUGUST BACK TO TOP


Lollapalooza is much older than it acts. In the early 90's, the festival was a roaming tour that hosted then up and comers like Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam. After a decade long hiatus, Perry Farrell's brainchild festival was reborn in Chicago, where it revels amidst the skyscrapers smack in the middle of the city. Expect Lollapalooza 2014 to bring another massive weekend of music featuring eight stages in Grant Park over three days.

2014 Headliners
Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Foster the People

Location
Chicago, IL
2014 Dates
8/1-8/3
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Created by Gary Richards aka Destructo, HARD Summer has become an annual EDM tradition in LA, with the biggest DJs and producers descending on the City of Angels for 2 massive days of bass every August. Quite similar to HARD Day of the Dead, HARD Summer always brings an eclectic mix of low-frequency-focused dance music acts like Skrillex, Diplo, Bassnectar and Flosstradamus. This year is set to go bigger than ever with a huge new venue featuring 5 stages of music.

2014 Headliners
Tiesto, Jack U, Disclosure, Nero, Dillon Francis, Axwell, Flosstradamus, A$AP MOB, A-Trak

Location
Los Angeles, CA
2014 Dates
8/2 - 8/3
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In just 6 short years, this 3 day annual festival held at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco has proven that it deserves to be in the same league as the Coachella's and Bonnaroo's. Consistently drawing over 60k fans and major headliners from every genre, Outside Lands is slated for another big event in 2014.

2014 Headliners
Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiesto

Location
San Francisco, CA
2014 Dates
8/8 - 8/10
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The 2012 Summer Set Music and Camping Festival arrived in late August, and the inaugural lineup was a doozy. Combining the powers of jam bands, electronic music, hip-hop, reggae, and all of the confluences that exist between these many genres, Summer Set is sure to be a shock to the system in 2014. The fest also offers special camping accommodations and a host of activities to give you a break from all the awesome music.

2014 Headliners
Bassnectar, Chromeo, Datsik, Wu-Tang Clan, Disco Biscuits, Flying Lotus

Location
Summerset, WI
2014 Dates
8/15-8/17
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FYF Fest is one of LA's favorite Fall-time music events, featuring a diverse lineup of classic rockers, up and coming indie acts and dance-friendly electronic DJs. Moving to a new venue in 2014, FYF Fest is ditching downtown's LA State Historic Park, for LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Expect tons of vendors, crafts, beer gardens and more alongside this year's epic lineup.

2014 Headliners
The Strokes, Phoenix, Interpol, Haim, Flying Lotus, Grimes, Darkside, Little Dragon, Tycho

Location
Los Angeles, CA
2014 Dates
8/23-8/24
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Taking place at the site of the iconic Monterey Pop Festival of 1967, the inaugural First City Festival is bringing a whole new generation of bands and musicians to the stage in Monterey, California this August for its second annual event. Expect another rock-focused, indie-friendly lineup with three stages of music, festival rides, a vendor village and so much more.

2014 Headliners
Beck, The National, The Naked & Famous, Phantogram, Best Coast, Dawes

Location
Monterey, CA
2014 Dates
8/23-8/24
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Burning Man is more of an art "event" than a music festival, but this weeklong gathering hovers on the fissure where tomorrow's new sounds bubble up from the underground. The Burn is not about headlining artists, but rather about highlighting the fact that each of us is an artist. Also, unlike "festivals", Burning Man does not provide a stage, there is no food being sold, no showers to clean yourself off, etc. With a very limited number of tickets available and a massive amount of preparation necessary for all burners, you better start planning now if you hope to epxerience the adventure of a lifetime.

Location
Black Rock, NV
2014 Dates
8/25-9/1
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Labor Day weekend of 2010 saw the induction of North Coast Music Festival into the Hall of Fame of North American music festivals. As a new event put on by fifty different promoters, NCMF targets hipsters, hippies and hip hop heads in the Chicago area for three days of music over Labor Day Weekend. In 2013, the event was again a huge success, drawing more people and more attention. The lineup for the 2014 fest has already been announced - let the anticipation begin.

2014 Headliners
Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, STS9, Snoop Dogg, Alesso, Nicky Romero, Dada Life, Zeds Dead

Location
Chicago, IL
2014 Dates
8/29-8/31
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New York's biggest electronic dance music event is growing quickly, attracting more and more visitors from out of state and out of country every year. Held at Randall's Island Park, a beautiful location covered with lush grass, Electric Zoo is one of the top music festivals that beat heads try to get to every year. Dates for 2013 have already been green lighted and the hype has begun.

2014 Headliners
Jack U, David Guetta, Kaskade, Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Knife Party, Paul van Dyk, Alesso

Location
New York, NY
2014 Dates
8/29-8/31
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In 2012, the first annual Made in America Festival took over Philadelphia with a lineup curated by the one and only Jay-Z. After huge weekends of music the past two years, Made in America is set to return in 2014 for another huge fest in Philadelphia with a highly-anticipated satellite festival in Los Angeles. And with proceeds benefiting United Way, Made in America is more than just a concert, it's a great cause.

2014 Headliners
Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Kendrick Lamar, Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against

Location
Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia, PA
2014 Dates
8/30-8/31
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Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival is now in its 42nd year. Since 1971, Bumbershoot has drawn artists representing the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance, and visual arts to Seattle over Labor Day weekend. North America’s largest urban arts festival, Bumbershoot takes place in the heart of the city at the 74-acre Seattle Center and draws over 100,000 visitors.

Location
Seattle, WA
2014 Dates
8/30-9/1
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SEPTEMBER BACK TO TOP


Slated as the "biggest live music event in radio history," the first annual iHeart Radio Music Festival took over Sin City's MGM Garden Arena in 2011. Determined to keep the music alive, iHeart Radio has turned their festival into an annual tradition, bringing the biggest DJs, bands and solo performers to Las Vegas for a massive two-day festival each year. With artists from nearly every genre and live performances streaming via iHeart Radio's site, this is Vegas' second biggest music festival (after Electric Daisy Carnival).

2014 Headliners
Coldplay, Lorde, Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki, Iggy Aazalea, Taylor Swift

Location
Las Vegas, NV
2014 Dates
9/19-9/20
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Although Electric Daisy Carnival has moved from LA to Vegas, Insomniac Events is still showing their SoCal fans love every year in the form of Nocturnal Wonderland. Like EDC and Beyond Wonderland, Nocturnal Wonderland is known for its ability to transform venues into completely immersive audio-visual experiences, with six musical areas, hundreds of performers, fireworks, carnival rides, top shelf visuals and world-class talent.

2014 Headliners
Martin Garrix, The Glitch Mob, Bingo Players, Flux Pavilion, Tritonal

Location
San Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds
2014 Dates
9/5-9/6
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Starting off as a small punk, rock and indie music showcase 10 years ago, Riot Festival has evolved into one of Chicago's biggest music events, with satellite festivals in Chicago and Detroit. This year's Riot Festival lineup is bigger than ever, chock-full of classic rockers, new school artists, hip hoppers and all kinds of up-and-comers.

2014 Headliners
The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan

Location
Chicago, IL
2014 Dates
9/12-9/14
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Music Midtown has been Atlanta's premier music festival since 1994, featuring the biggest names in rock, pop, hip hop and electronica from around the globe. The long-running music festival, resurrected in 2011 after a five-year hiatus, claims Piedmont Park as its venue with a diverse two-day lineup on multiple stages. The 2014 Music Midtown Festival is set to return with all the splendor of the fest's early years.

2014 Headliners
Eminem, Jack White, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Lana Del Raye, Lorde

Location
Atlanta, GA
2014 Dates
9/19 - 9/20
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As one of Insomniac's most beloved annual events, Beyond Wonderland is a truly magical experience, complete with interactive art, dazzling pyrotechnics, costumed performers, special effects, and state-of-the-art design, all set to the soundtrack of the best acts the dance music world has to offer.

2014 Headliners
Kaskade, Above & Beyond and more TBA

Location
Mountain View, CA
2014 Dates
9/20-9/21
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The Sunset Strip Music Festival includes outdoor stages on The Sunset Strip between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard as well as performances in the music venues within the closure – Key Club, The Roxy Theatre and Whisky A Go-Go – throughout the day and into the night. More than 70 bands performed in 2013 with a diverse lineup of rockers, hip hoppers and DJ greats! The street fest also includes an artist autograph tent, food trucks, beer gardens, and interactive experiences including the Musicians Institute stage featuring emerging talent from across the nation.

2014 Headliners
Jane's Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Failure, Cold War Kids, Minus the Bear

Location
West Hollywood, CA
2014 Dates
9/20-9/21
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Created by the same people behind Mysteryland in the Netherlands, Tomorrowland is Belgium's massive celebration of EDM festivities. Last year, Tomorrowland came to the US for the first time ever, rebranded as TomorrowWorld. Taking place over three days just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, TomorrowWorld is set to feature the biggest names in electronic music and an entirely new festival experience for US fans.

2014 Headliners
Tiesto, Kaskade, Skrillex, David Guetta, Bassnectar, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Diplo

Location
Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia
2014 Dates
9/26-9/28
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OCTOBER BACK TO TOP


Austin's answer to Coachella and Bonnaroo has become quite a phenomenon in the hot sticky South. This three-day event usually books one of the strongest lineups in the festival circuit, routinely drawing crowds of around 100,000. Mark your calendars for ACL 2014 and discover how Austin got its reputation as the "Live Music Capital of the World."

2014 Headliners
Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck & Calvin Harris, Lana del Rey, Lorde, Foster the People

Location
Austin, TX
2014 Dates
10/3-10/5 & 10/10-10/12
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Hardly Strictly is a free music festival funded by wealty SF philanthropist Warren Hellman and takes place over three days in the city's gorgeous Golden Gate Park. No longer just "strictly" bluegrass, the festival offers a stacked lineup of talent and a folksy, fun crowd that comes out to revel in the fall sunshine. Since its debut in 2001, Hard Strictly has become one of San Fracisco's favorite traditions.

Location
San Francisco, CA
2014 Dates
10/3-10/5
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Created by the same festival producers behind Bonnaroo and Forecastle Festival, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is one of the newest music fests to hit the East Coast, featuring a massive lineup EDM greats, bass all-stars, new school beatmakers and classic electronic acts. Returning to North Carolina in 2014 with a pre-Halloween festival experience, this year's Mountain Oasis is set to go harder than ever.

Location
Asheville, NC
2014 Dates
10/24-10/26
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Having grown substantially from a debut crowd of 50,000 in 1995, BayFest has become known as the biggest music festival in Alabama with a vast array of renowned musical talent that is suitable for the entire family. BayFest offers continuous music for every taste, including country, EDM, classic rock, alternative, pop, jazz, R&B, rap, gospel, modern rock and more. One of the festival’s stages, the Launching Pad, is specifically designed to spotlight local and regional talent and showcase acts who aspire for musical greatness. The event also includes a family activity area that has garnered rave reviews in and of itself.

Location
Mobile, AL
2014 Dates
TBA
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Going into its seventh year, this island-located boutique festival is one of NorCal's most beloved music events. An eclectic and cutting edge (but manageable) lineup attracts out-of-towners and locals alike, who need not scramble to catch all their favorites -- just two stages that alternate guarantees you can catch every act, complete with an intimate vibe, gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Silent Disco, costumed revelers and bites from gourmet local restaurants.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Massive Attack, Zedd, alt-J, TV On The Radio, Washed Out

Location
San Francisco, CA
2014 Dates
10/18-10/19
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Sin City, get ready to rock. Las Vegas' 2nd annual Life is Beautiful Music Festival is returning for another massive celebration of music, food and more. After a highly successful inaugural year, Another Planet Entertainment (the company behind Treasure Island Music Fest and Outside Lands) is back for what's sure to be another amazing experience in Vegas. Get all the info right here on MetroWize and mark your calendars for October 24th.

2014 Headliners
Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips

Location
Las Vegas, NV
2014 Dates
10/23-10/24
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NOVEMBER BACK TO TOP


Taking over for HARD Haunted Mansion, Day of the Dead is the newest annual Halloween event hosted by Gary Richard (DJ Destructo). With a recent move from the Shrine Auditorium to the LA Historic Park and an expansion to 2 days of music, HARD is attempting to squeeze a whole lot of EDM into one weekend of debauchery. Taking place in November this year, HARD Day of the Dead has presented its biggest lineup ever.

Location
Los Angeles, CA
2014 Dates
TBA
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NoLA's Voodoo Music Experience has become a Halloween weekend tradition, bringing some of the biggest artists on the map to the Big Easy for a three-day throwdown. Set against the backdrop of City Park, the festival is usually accompanied by ideal weather, classic Louisiana cuisine and plenty of crowd-pleasing concerts. The lineup tends to be pretty mainstream with a little bit of everything thrown in to help please music fans of all kinds.

2014 Headliners
Foo Fighters, Outkast, Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, Zedd, Pretty Lights, Flux Pavillion

Location
New Orleans, LA
2014 Dates
10/31-11/2
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There's never a bad time to head to Austin, TX but sometimes are just better (or more fun if you will) than others. Fun Fun Fun Fest is one of those "you should be Austin" kind of weekends. Three days of musical mayhem on 4 stages with a lineup that makes you wonder if the promoters are genius or just plain crazy. What ever the answer is, fun is most certainly on the agenda.

2014 Headliners
Death Cab For Cutie, Nas, Girl Talk, Wiz Khalifa, alt-J, 2 Chainz, King Diamond

Location
Austin, TX
2014 Dates
11/7-11/9
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DECEMBER BACK TO TOP


This newbie on the festival circuit has quickly become a standard on our festival roster, as SnowGlobe brings thousands of music fans to the party town of South Lake Tahoe (California/Nevada border) for a rippin outdoor winterfest to ring in the new year. The inaugural lineup included the likes of Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and Thievery Corp with this year's lineup rumored to be even bigger.

Location
South Lake Tahoe, CA
2014 Dates
12/29-12/31
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Celebrating New Years Eve in Texas since 2010, the Lights All Night music fest provides EDM fans in Dallas with a powerhouse lineup of the biggest DJs and producers on the globe. Expanding to three days in 2012, Lights All Night features three massive stages at Fair Park. Due to the huge success of the past few Lights All Night fests, the event's organizers have gone with epic events in Australia and Mexico.

Location
Dallas, TX
2014 Dates
TBA
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JANUARY BACK TO TOP


January 2012 marked the maiden voyage of the star-studded Holy Ship EDM cruise and since then, it has been smooth sailing. Featuring a cast of EDM stars that rivals the biggest dance fests in the country, the Holy Ship! cruise was said to be one of the most epic EDM experiences ever. The seafaring festival is heading back to the waters of the Bahamas in 2015 for two weekend trips and a lineup that's sure to rock the boat.

2015 Headliners
TBA

Location
Miami, FL
2015 Dates
1/3-1/6 & 2/25-2/28
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Winter is a cold and nasty season just about everywhere but not in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Things get even hotter during the BPM festival with 10 days of great music, beach parties, all night club events and yacht bashes. Now in it's 6th iteration, it's quickly becoming THE spot that industry people head to after the hectic NYE season. Expect a classic lineup of house, progressive, techno and trance DJs spinning from morning til night.

2014 Headliners
Skream, Sasha, Visionquest, Seth Troxler, Claude Vonstroke, Doc Martin, Droog, Dubfire

Location
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
2014 Dates
1/3-1/12
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Similar in concept to Groove Cruise, S.S. Coachella and HARD's Holy Ship but oh so different in vibe, Jam Cruise has been rockin' this heady boat for a full decade. The 5 day voyage includes a ton of great shows, workshops, excursions and good times for all. The lineup typically favors the jam band scene, with Les Claypool, Galactic and Lotus slated for the 2014 cruise.

2014 Headliners
Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, Thievery Corporation, Galactic, Lotus

Location
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2014 Dates
1/4-1/9
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2000 sexy people, 72 hours, 55 artists and 9 party experiences on a massive cruise ship. What started as a group of 125 friends going on a cruise in 2004 has erupted in to the world's largest fully charted dance music cruise experience. The Groove Cruise is geared towards those who love dance music and who live by the mantra to 'Work Hard and Play Harder'.

2014 Headliners
Markus Schulz, Gareth Emery, Cedric Gervais, Cosmic Gate, Gabriel & Dresden, Funkagenda

Location
Miami, FL
2014 Dates
1/30-2/3
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FEBRUARY BACK TO TOP


San Francisco's premiere indie rock festival has been consistently booking the future stars of rock, punk, hip hop, rap and alternative for almost 20 years. Often compared to NYC's CMJ Festival, this six-day festie also features film screenings, panels and live art showings at venues all over the city. Join the eclectic tradition for the 2014 round of Noisepop and see what all the fuss is about.

2014 Headliners
Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Mark Kozelek, Bob Mould, Lord Huron, Cold Cave, No Age

Location
San Francisco, CA
2014 Dates
2/25-3/2
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MARCH BACK TO TOP


The Buku Music and Art Project is New Olreans' answer to Austin's SXSW and Miami's WMC. Last year's Buku Project invited many of the biggest names in electronic music and hip hop to the heart of Mardi Gras World for two days of heavy bass music - this year is set to go bigger and harder with a choice lineup of DJs, rappers, rockers and everything in between. The Buku Project also hosts a whole series of after-party events with huge talent like Wolfgang Gartner and Plastic Plates for those festival goers who can't help but party into the wee hours of the morning.

2014 Headliners
The Flaming Lips, David Guetta, Kaskade, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, Zedd

Location
New Orleans, LA
2014 Dates
3/21-3/22
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The SXSW Music and Media Conference showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on over ninety stages in downtown Austin. One of the most important schmoozing festivals for music industry insiders, SXSW welcomed over 13,000 industry reps and over 2000 performing bands in 2012 alone. Be on the look out for surprise performances announced just a few days before the fest.

2014 Headliners
Talib Kweli, Phantogram, Poolside, St. Vincent, The Knocks

Location
Austin, TX
2014 Dates
3/7-3/16
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As the biggest dance music event in America, Ultra drew a record breaking 300,000 attendees over 2 ridiculous weekends in 2013. Ultra will be returning to Miami in 2014 as a single weekend event, but UMF promises to go harder than ever with all of the most renowned names in EDM and cross-over genres getting in on the action.

2014 Headliners
Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Diplo, David Guetta, Kaskade, Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, MGMT

Location
Miami, FL
2014 Dates
3/28 - 3/30
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Winter Music Conference is the godfather of dance music festivals. Much more than just a party, WMC is an industry trade show, networking platform and the foundation of what is now known as Miami Music Week. 10 days of pure mayhem with some of the biggest names in dance music at pools, clubs, mansions, yachts, you name it. Did we mention that it coincides with UMF?

2014 Headliners
Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, Craze, Doc Martin

Location
Miami, FL
2014 Dates
3/21-3/30
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As one of the new EDM festivals debuting in 2013, Ultimate Music Experience takes place over three days during Spring Break on South Padre Island, Texas. With a 2014 lineup featuring Tiesto, Bassnectar, Zedd and other huge DJs and producers, UME is being called "Spring Break's Largest Electronic Music Festival."

2014 Headliners
Tiesto, Bassnectar, Zedd, Boys Noize, Zeds Dead, Carnage, Paper Diamond

Location
South Padre Island, Texas
2014 Dates
3/13-3/14
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APRIL BACK TO TOP


After a long run of amazing fests in Avon and Winterpark, SnowBall has moved to Denver for its 2014 fest to continue the Colorado winterfest tradition. With easier access and cheaper accommodations, skiers and snowboarders will delight at this breathtaking experience that combines the best of the beats with huge slices of mountain! And booming into the peaks will be bass as big as the mountains themselves, from some of the biggest names in the EDM festival circuit. Do you have your boots on yet?

2014 Headliners
Pretty Lights, Knife Party, GRiZ, PLM Party, MiMOSA, Busta Rhymes

Location
Denver, CO
2014 Dates
4/4-4/6
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Busting onto the scene with a new home in Asheville, North Carolina, Moogfest manages to book some of the most exciting up-and-coming, avant-garde artists in the nation – you know, the people that everyone ELSE will be talking about next year. Originally taking place in November, this three-day event has moved to April this year for an early spring celebration of innovative music.

2014 Headliners
Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Adult., Art Department, RJD2, Daedelus

Location
Asheville, NC
2014 Dates
4/23 - 4/27
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California's flagship festival, Coachella, will be continuing the new two weekend tradition in 2014 with a double dose of rock, EDM, hip hop and more. Coachella boasts five large stages, an epic campground and an open-minded crowd that is ready to party. If you have any desire to go to this year's fest, get your tickets as soon as possible and book a hotel room or campground spot now.

2014 Headliners
Muse, Outkast, Arcade Fire, Girl Talk, Disclosure, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age

Location
Indio, CA
2014 Dates
4/11-4/13 & 4/18-4/20
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For over 4 decades, Jazzfest (AKA New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival) has been welcoming some of the biggest names in the biz to the Big Easy for two solid weeks of music and mayhem. Any good festival goer knows that Jazzfest is a bucketlister, so get your tickets and be prepared to rock out.

2014 Headliners
Arcade Fire, Phish, Foster the People, Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Bruce Springsteen, Robin Thicke

Location
New Orleans, LA
2014 Dates
4/25 - 5/4
Details


After missing out on a 2013 return to Atlanta, CounterPoint Music Festival is back this year, moving to Kingston Downs for an epic April music festival. The fest's inaugural lineup included top EDM stars from around the globe alongside hip-hop legends and alt/indie rock bands - you can bet 2014 will be just as big. Counterpoint's creators provide plenty of art, food vendors, extreme sports as well as a huge camping field for partying and debauchery.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Pretty Lights, Foster the People, STS9, J.Cole, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic

Location
Kingston Downs, GA
2014 Dates
4/25 - 4/27
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Set right next to the ocean in scenic Gulf Shores, Alabama, the Hangout Music Festival is a fairly new festival that features an eclectic mix of rock-heavy performances. With stages set directly on the white sandy beach and a backdrop of peaceful ocean views, this three-day festival has quickly become a staple for music fans in the south and even includes a kids' stage for the wee ones who like to rock out.

2014 Headliners
The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Queens of the Stone Age, Pretty Lights, The Flaming Lips

Location
Gulf Shores, AL
2014 Dates
5/16-5/18
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The first-ever Big Guava Music Festival has already become one of the most talked about new fests of 2014. With massive headlining acts on four stages with food trucks, craft beer gardens and thrill rides, Big Guava has all the bases covered. Over 50,000 festival goers are expected to descend on Tampa for Big Guava, so be sure to get your tickets early and be ready to party hard.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Slightly Stoopid, Cake, Girl Talk, Violent Femmes

Location
Tampa, FL
2014 Dates
5/2-5/4
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Calling all music-loving Texans - the first annual Suburbia Music Festival has announced a ridiculous inaugural lineup featuring world-famous DJs, bands, hip hoppers and more. Taking over Oak Point Park in Plano, Suburbia will be set amdist a beautiful natural preservation with amazing views and spectacular surroundings. Check out the full lineup and be sure to get your tickets asap!

2014 Headliners
David Guetta, Alabama Shakes, J.Cole, Tegan and Sara, Big Gigantic, Slightly Stoopid, Violent Femmes

Location
Plano, TX
2014 Dates
5/3-5/4
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The Shaky Knees Music Festival is back ya'll, and this year is all about rocking out with a huge lineup of heavy-hitting bands and solo performers. As one of the South's newest music fests, Shaky Knees is already shaping up to be one of ATL's favorite annual traditions. Check out the incredible 2014 lineup and mark your calendars! Stay tuned for more announcements in the comings weeks - according to Shaky Knees, we're in for a ton of surprises.

2014 Headliners
Alabama Shakes, The National, Modest Mouse, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Cage the Elephant

Location
Atlanta, GA
2014 Dates
5/9-5/11
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With a new location and new dates announced last year, Lightning in a Bottle is moving back to Memorial Day Weekend in 2014 with brand new festival grounds at Lake San Antonio Recreation Center in Bradley, CA. As the Do Lab's flagship music festival and the definitive antidote to soulless raves, LIB is a five-day outdoor event that is uniquely full of heart, with a true community experience surrounding huge electronic acts and eclectic world performers on three stunning stages.

2014 Headliners
Moby, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Beats Antique, Gramatik, Amon Tobin, Baauer

Location
Bradley, CA
2014 Dates
5/22-5/26
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Taking over Bethel Woods, New York (the same festival grounds as Woodstock '69) over Memorial Day Weekend, the first-ever Mysterland USA is one of the most highly-anticipated new fests of the year. Similar to Tomorrowland and Sensation, Mysteryland has its roots in Europe, with massive stage productions, epic light shows, amazing art and all kinds of festivities that take your festival experience to the next level.

2014 Headliners
Steve Aoki, Kaskade, Nicky Romero, Showtek, Moby, Nervo, Dillon Francis, Fedde Le Grand, Flosstradamus

Location
Bethel Woods, NY
2014 Dates
5/23-5/25
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The Beale Street Music Festival is a three day fest that hosts a mix of big-name stars performing side by side with local music acts. Held during the first weekend of May in the city's Tom Lee Park at the foot of Beale Street, the fest is considered to be the kick-off event for the entire Memphis in May celebration. Beale Street Music Fest typically hosts 100,000+ people for each of the first two nights of concerts, and usually quite large crowds for the ending big-name finales on Sunday night. While you won't find any ravey DJs or EDM acts at Beale Street Music Fest, you'll have the opportunity to see some of rock and hip hop's biggest acts take the stage for larger than life performances.

2014 Headliners
Pretty Lights, Foster the People, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, The String Cheese Incident, STS9

Location
Memphis, TN
2014 Dates
5/2 - 5/4
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Now expanded to three days of music, Summer Camp Music Festival sets six stages across the beautiful Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. This outdoor camping event has not only been growing, but also booking an impressive roster of live bands, jam music and electronic artists. Priding itself on a "family" atmosphere, Summer Camp does not allow campers to bring in any alcohol, and has a special activity zones for kids.

2014 Headliners
moe., Bassnectar, EOTO, Umphreys McGee, Primus, Beats Antique

Location
Chillicothe, IL
2014 Dates
5/23-5/25
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The Gorge is one of the most beautiful venues in the world, and is the perfect setting for Sasquatch. Set on the edge of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Sasquatch is well worth the drive during Memorial Day Weekend when the music fest descends on the river. This festival is big but not too big, with acts that are known but not KNOWN. In 2014, the fest is set to go bigger than ever with two separate weekends of music featuring diverse lineups in May and July.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Foster the People, Major Lazer, Kid Cudi, Soundgarden, Kraftwerk, Big Gigantic

Location
George, WA
2014 Dates
5/23 - 5/25 & 7/4 - 7/6
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Despite frequent changes in name and management, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend since the millennium, is still alive and strong. Now called the Movement, the massive, 36-hour party draws tens of thousands of fans to the birthplace of techno, filling up Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit to capacity and beyond.

2014 Headliners
Action Bronson, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Pete Tong, Justin Martin, Damian Lazarus

Location
Detroit, MI
2014 Dates
5/24 - 5/26
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In just three short years, the California Roots Music & Arts Festival has become a lifestyle brand of positive vibes and good times, with good people and even better music. This fest isn't just a Reggae-Rock concert, it’s an experience all to itself, with a vibe of unity and freedom guided by three-days of nonstop music, art and culture. With the 4th Annual California Roots Festival ready to rock Monterey Bay over Memorial Day Weekend, we're already getting stoked for this year's acts - Matisyahu, Rebelution and Slightly Stoopid are the biggest names in rock-reggae and the perfect headliners for the fest.

2014 Headliners
Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, 311, Soja, Rebelution, Pepper, Katchafire, J Boog, Zion I

Location
Monterey Bay, CA
2014 Dates
5/23-5/25
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The Free Press Summer Fest is an annual two-day music festival held in Houston, Texas at Buffalo Bayou's Eleanor Tinsley Park. 2012 marked the fourth annual event, which featured more than 160 national and local acts on eight stages with an estimated 60,000+ in attendence. The festival was started to emphasize local musical performers, visual arts, and artists. A recycling program, carbon off-set credits and a partnership with the Texas Campaign for the Environment are implemented to help this festival become a greener experience.

2014 Headliners
Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Above & Beyond, Wu-Tang Clan, Lauren Hill, Zedd, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Big Gigantic, Deftones

Location
Houston, TX
2014 Dates
5/31-6/1
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Deep in Arkansas' charming Ozark mountains you will find a HUGE music festival that goes by the name: Wakarusa. Selling out the past few years, this festival continues to grow bigger and better with an eclectic mix of artists and a smattering of fun diversions for festival guests: hiking, Frisbee golf, yoga and of course swimming in the gorgeous Mulberry River.

2014 Headliners
The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, Infected Mushroom

Location
Mulberry Mountain, AR
2014 Dates
6/5 - 6/8
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2011 marked the first time the Governors Ball Music Festival took over Governors Ball in NYC - since then, the fest has become a staple for New York music fans. Governor's Ball includes 12 hours of non-stop beats on two stages with no overlapping sets, so guests get a chance to see every act on the bill! With a hip lineup of new school rockers and electronic acts expanding to 3 days of music in 2013, Governer's Ball is set to bring another round of fresh talent from the festival circuit.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Phoenix, Skrillex, Axwell & Ingrosso

Location
New York, NY
2014 Dates
6/6 - 6/8
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Spring Awakening is Chicago's newest electronic music festival featuring the top DJs & producers from all over the world. The fest takes over Soldier Field in downtown Chicago for two-days of ear-splitting bass and upbeat house music. If Pitchfork, Lollapalooza and North Coast Music Festival don't have enough electronic music for Chicago, then Spring Awakening is sure to fill the void.

2014 Headliners
Tiesto, Pretty Lights, Kaskade, Knife Party, Diplo, Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, Benny Benassi

Location
Chicago, IL
2014 Dates
6/13-6/15
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Perhaps the best festival East of the Mississipi, and certainly one of the biggest, Bonnaroo sees over 100,000 attendees descend on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee each summer. In addition to an unrivaled music lineup, comedy is also a focus of this outdoor camping mega festival. If you've never been to Bonnaroo, put it on your festival bucket list and mark your calendar for a trip to Tennessee this summer.

2014 Headliners
Kanye West, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Elton John, Lionel Richie, Skrillex, Kaskade, The Avett Brothers, The Flaming Lips

Location
Manchester, TN
2014 Dates
6/12 - 6/15
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After problems at their old location in Los Angeles, Insomniac decided to move their flagship fest, Electric Daisy Carnival, to Las Vegas in 2011. Since the move, EDC has proved to be a huge success with approximately 300,000 attendees in 2012 and several days of wild concerts, panels, workshops and more surrounding EDC Week. The massive 2014 event has already been green lighted for Las Vegas with one of the biggest EDM lineups we've ever seen.

2014 Headliners
Kaskade, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Armin Van Buuren, Diplo, Knife Party, Steve Aoki, Steve Angello

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Las Vegas, NV
2014 Dates
6/20-6/22
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A serious dose of world class acts hit the East Coast at Delaware's inaugural Firefly Musical Festival in 2012. With a lineup filled with the best established and up and coming talent, don't think this fest is just a summertime spinoff. With interactive attractions such as hot air balloon rides, wine and craft beers gardens and numerous culinary cuisine vendors spread throughout, this June fest is in a league of it's own. The 2013 fest is set to go way bigger than before - check out the lineup and more right here on MetroWize.

2014 Headliners
Foo Fighters, Outkast, Jack Johnson, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, The Lumineers, Weezer, Arctic Monkeys

Location
Dover, DE
2014 Dates
6/19 - 6/22
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What The Festival, a new spin on the traditional festival format, features a heavy-hitting lineup on high-end sound-systems in the midst of elegantly structured chill zones, with an open-air Hookah lounge, sandy beach splash pool, as well as sculptural installations and live art. Attendees are given the opportunity to attend innovative workshops and classes, all the while basking in the beauty of Oregon's Wolf Run Ranch.

2014 Headliners
The Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Nightmares on Wax, RL Grime, Emancipator Ensemble, Cashmere Cat

Location
Wolf Run Ranch, OR
2014 Dates
6/19 - 6/22
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Believe it or not, Summerfest in Milwaukee is the largest festival in the United States in terms of attendance. It has hosted nearly every big name in music at one time or another and literally hundreds of thousands of people show up each year to hear music on a dozen stages. While the headlining acts are typically classick rockers and famous bands from the past, Summerfest also books a handful of contemporary country, rock and folk acts.

2014 Headliners
Outkast, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Girl Talk, Usher, Nas, Arctic Monkeys, Ludacris, Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram

Location
Milwaukee, WI
2014 Dates
6/25 - 6/29 & 7/1 - 7/6
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A collaborative enterprise from Madison House Publicity (known for Jam band and Blue Grass acts and events) and Insomniac (arguably the biggest Dance Music event organizer in the country), Electric Forest picks up where Rothbury Festival left off in 2009. Held in Rothbury, Michigan, this event promises the beauty of the outdoors, the pleasant sound of a guitar strumming and some ground shakin' bass from some of the biggest names on the club circuit all at the same time.

2014 Headliners
String Cheese Incident, Steve Angello, STS9, Zedd, Cut Copy, The Glitch Mob, Zeds Dead, Flying Lotus

Location
Rothbury, MI
2014 Dates
6/26 - 6/29
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