It feels like 2017 is flying by and summer music festival season is finally upon us. I have been to many music festivals throughout California, where I have experienced some of the greatest musical performances and venues our state has to offer. This year’s summer festival season will take us to Los Angeles’ Skyline Festival this week to start things off, before we make a few stops around the state and end up in San Francisco for Outside Lands in August.
We have put together a list of some of the best festivals to go to depending on your preferred music genres and festival atmosphere. Check out the full list below and get pumped for summer!
Radio Hill + KCRW: Skyline (Los Angeles) – May 20
Los Angeles radio station KCRW’s 89.9’s Skyline Festival will reopen this year at the L.A. Historic Park. The music line-up will feature Miike Snow, Duke Dumont, Lido, Jason Bentley and more! Considering this will be a one-day event, it is considered far less of an investment if you feel like traveling to Southern California for the weekend since it allows you one full day of music and dancing, and then you have Sunday to be a tourist around Los Angeles or even hit the beach near Santa Monica!
You can purchase tickets for Skyline here.
Lightning in a Bottle (Bradley, CA) – May 24-29
HARD Fest (Southern California) – August 5-6
HARD SUMMER will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year and will be returning to The Speedway in Fontana, CA. This year’s headliners will include DJ Snake, Justice (DJ set), Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg performing his classic album,”Doggystyle,” while Dog Blood will be performing their only show of 2017. Festival founder, Gary Richards (also known by his stage name Destructo) always knows how to book the top talent in electronic music and has been expanding the line-up to feature more hip-hop and indie acts over the years. Demonstrating the capabilities of a festival founder in touch with the industry and fellow music producers and DJs, Richard has been successfully curating one of the most talked about music festivals of the summer. Despite the heavy hitting electronic dance music line-up, Migos, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta, Tinashe and Charlie XCX are scheduled to perform, as well as hosting Mike Will Made It’s first festival appearance, ever.
For more information and updates on Hard Fest, visit their official website, here.
OutsideLands (San Francisco) – August 11-13
San Francisco’s OutsideLands will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year continuing to host the largest independent music festival in the country. Festies will be returning to Golden Gate Park as this year’s line-up has been one of the most promising yet for the regular indie loving hipsters with Lorde, Metallica, The Gorillaz, The Who and A Tribe Called Quest headlining. The music line-up always has a nice balance of indie bands, vocalists, hip-hop artists and electronic dance music, but definitely cater to the hipsters of San Francisco. We are excited to celebrate OutsideLands’ 10th year anniversary this year in Golden Gate Park, tickets are currently on sale for the 3-day event, stay tuned for single day line-ups and tickets.
For more information and updates, visit their official website, here.