1. Electric Forest

When: June 25th-28th
Where: Rothbury, Michigan, the U.S.
Music: The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Carl Cox, Flux Pavilion, Galactic with Macy Gray, Green Velvet, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Paul Oakenfold, Flume, Lettuce, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
This is the place for you to be this summer if you are into bluegrass, or if you feel like being a part of the Wonderland. The woods will be illuminated during this unique festival, bringing art, romance and nature together…

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2. Essence Festival

When: July 2nd-5th
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Music: Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Usher, Common, Mystikal, Erykah Badu, Floetry, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Trey Songz, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding, Nico & Vinz

This festival is going to be about music, culture and… career. If you will get bored by the night performances by superstars like Missy Elliott and Usher, you can change the scene and attend daytime events “Empower U”, where you can get some nice career advice and counseling. Handy :-)
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3. OVO Fest

Where: Toronto, Ontario
When: August 1st-3rd
Music: Drake, J Cole, Kevin Hart, Big Sean, YG, Jeremih, Bas, Cozz

If the performance of Drake does not sound convincing enough for you, keep your eyes open for the traditional special guest of October`s Very Own. One year Steve Wonder surprised the audience by showing up…

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4. Bestival Fest

When: September 10th-13th
Where: Isle of Wight, England
Music: Charli XCX, Duran Duran, Jurassic 5, FKA Twigs, the Chemical Brothers, Girlpool, Future Islands, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Guy Gerber, Action Bronson, Fat White Family, Young Fathers

A bit nostalgic about the end of summer? Don`t be. Legends like Duran Duran and Chemical Brothers will play their hits for you to demonstrate that after one summer comes another…

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5. Roskilde

When: June 27-July 4
Where: Roskilde, Denmark
Music: Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell Williams, Muse, Disclosure, Florence + the Machine

This is a must-to-visit festival if you are not afraid of rain, mud and greay skies, – everything Scandinavian summer has to offer. Make sure to have appropriate clothing, good mood and meet a lot of tall people.

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6. Benicàssim

When: July 16-19
Where: Benicàssim, Spain
Music: Blur, The Prodigy, Portishead, Florence and the Machine

Well, what can we say: you SHOULD NOT visit this fest. I mean, why would you? To see a beautiful seaside resort and listen to the great music?!

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7. Rock in Roma

When: june 16-july 18
Where: Rome, Italy
Music: ALT-J, Lenny Kravitz, Linkin Park, Muse, Slipknot, The Chemical Brothers

The Festival has an easy connection to the beautiful and historical Rome. Enjoy yourself!

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