Your Unofficial Guide To Summer 2016’s Music Festivals

Festival season is closer than you think. Here, BAZAAR rounds up who's playing next summer and where, so you can start your festival-hopping plans early. Stay tuned for updates on the season's hottest lineups

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Update, 1/5:

COACHELLA VALLEY MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

When: April 15-17, and April 22-24

Where: Indio, CA

Tickets: on sale Jan 6

Who’s playing: LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris, Guns N’ Roses, Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Sia, Jack Ü, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Miike Snow, James Bay, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, CHVRCHES, Halsey, Grimes, The 1975, Flume, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, M83, Foals, Of Monsters and Men, BØRNS, Robert DeLong, Years & Years, Joey Bada$$, AlunaGeorge, Snakehips, SZA, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, The Chainsmokers, and more.

coachella 2016 lineup

Photo: Coachella

Get more info at coachella.com.

Original post, 11/18/15:

FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: June 16-19, 2016

Where:  The Woodlands, Dover, DE

Tickets: on sale November 20

Who’s playing: Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Florence & The Machine, DEADMAU5, Ellie Goulding, Disclosure, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Tame Impala, M83, A$AP Rocky, Major Lazer, The 1975, Of Monsters and Men, CHVRCHES, Two Door Cinema Club, Ludacris, The Neighborhood, Earth Wind & Fire, Grouplove, Porter Robinson, Fitz & The Tantrums, Fetty Wap, Flogging Molly, Vince Staples, MØ, Catfish & The Bottlemen, St. Lucia, Atlas Genius, Alunageorge, Guster, Elle King, The Wombats, Robert DeLong, The Staves, Wet, Moon Taxi, and more.

firefly lineup 2016

Photo: Firefly Music Festival

Get more info at fireflyfestival.com.

HANGOUT MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: May 20-22, 2016

Where: Gulf Shores, AL

Tickets: on sale November 19

Who’s playing: The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Florence & The Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Flume, Haim, Cage the Elephant, Panic! At the Disco, The Chainsmokers, Grimes, Jason Isbell, Walk the Moon, Miike Snow, Leon Bridges, Big Grams, Run the Jewels, Foals, Fetty Wap, The Neighborhood, Portugal. The Man, Moon Taxi, 3Lau, X Ambassadors, BØRNS, Alessia Cara, Mayer Hawthorne, The Struts, Atlas Genius, The Griswolds, and more

See the full lineup at hangoutmusicfest.com.

SHAKY KNEES MUSIC FEST

When: May 8-10, 2016

Where: Central Park, Atlanta, GA

Tickets: on sale soon

Who’s playing: The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Tame Impala, Pixies, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Interpol, Neutral Milk Hotel, Mastodon, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Milky Chance, Flogging Molly, TV on the Radio, James Blake, Kaiser Chiefs, The Kooks, ZZ Ward, Fidlar, Zella Day, Halsey, The Mowgli’s, and more

See the full lineup at shakykneesfestival.com.

MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: March 11-13, 2016

Where: Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix, AZ

Tickets: on sale now

Who’s playing: Beck, Animal Collective, Big Wild, Porter Robinson, St. Lucia, Goldfish, GRiZ, The Main Squeeze, M!nt, Bird Dog, Gary Clark Jr, Kaleo and more

See the full lineup at mmmf.com.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

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