music festivals

Summer 2024 European Music Festivals Light Up Major Cities

Summer 2024 European Music Festivals Light Up Major Cities

Sure, Glastonbury and Rock Werchter dazzle with pastoral grandeur, but if you’re more of a city-dweller, check out the best European music festivals this summer.

BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival Honors Bay-Area Music Scene

BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival Honors Bay-Area Music Scene

BottleRock Napa Valley 2024 keeps the festival’s winning streak going with something for everyone, including Pearl Jam, My Morning Jacket, and Stevie Nicks.

‘Free Party’ Director Aaron Trinder on Fighting for the Right to Party

‘Free Party’ Director Aaron Trinder on Fighting for the Right to Party

When the New Age travelers and the newly emerging ravers met in the English countryside, they had to fight for the right to party together for free. They still do.

The 10 Best Discoveries at Festival de musique émergente 2023

The 10 Best Discoveries at Festival de musique émergente 2023

Festival de musique émergente, the annual new music festival in Northern Quebec, brought sunshine, diversity, and fun to concert-starved audiences.

Outside Lands Celebrates 15 Years with Fiesta in Golden Gate Park

Outside Lands Celebrates 15 Years with Fiesta in Golden Gate Park

The Foo Fighters help San Francisco’s biggest festival Outside Lands celebrate with its biggest party yet, as 225,000 revelers fill the park over three days.

The 10 Best Performances at the Newport Folk Festival 2023

The 10 Best Performances at the Newport Folk Festival 2023

Newport Folk Festival’s lineup remains an impressive showcase for promising new acts, diverse genres, and established acts. “Be present. Be kind. Be open. Be together.”

Sziget 2023: Macklemore and Billie Eilish Bring the Party to Climax

Sziget 2023: Macklemore and Billie Eilish Bring the Party to Climax

Sziget Festival, the great six-day Hungarian escapist extravaganza reaches another satisfying climax with Macklemore and Billie Eilish.

Sziget 2023: Florence + the Machine and Imagine Dragons Sizzle

Sziget 2023: Florence + the Machine and Imagine Dragons Sizzle

Europe’s most hyped pop cultural event, Sziget Festival, pompously kicks off its 29th anniversary amid cost issues and oscillating visitor numbers.

Bottlerock Napa Valley 2023 Delivers Another Intoxicating Experience

Bottlerock Napa Valley 2023 Delivers Another Intoxicating Experience

Bottlerock Napa Valley has arguably seized the crown as the premiere large-scale rock festival in California, with its allegiance to the Bay Area’s rock heritage.

A Hero’s Homecoming: Jon Batiste Steals the Show at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

A Hero’s Homecoming: Jon Batiste Steals the Show at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

A show with this many moving pieces could easily have devolved into chaos, but in Jon Batiste’s hands, it was a wonderfully diverse, talented vision of what America can be at its best.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Returns For Its Second Post-Pandemic Run

New Orleans Jazz Fest Returns For Its Second Post-Pandemic Run

This year’s Jazz Fest will feature Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks, Buddy Guy, Jon Batiste, Steve Miller, Wu-Tang Clan, Irma Thomas, and more great artists.

Newport Folk Festival: Joy in the Familiar and the Unexpected

Newport Folk Festival: Joy in the Familiar and the Unexpected

The 2022 Newport Folk Festival was one for the books. Appearances from two legendary American musicians (Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell) left people weeping in joy.