Six Music Festivals to Anticipate This Spring

Ultra Festival | Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Ultra Music Festival kicks off March 27. | Photo by Kevin Verkruijssen

Grab your festie bestie and check out these six spring festivals.

Ultra Music Festival

March 27-29

Every March, Ultra’s seasoned team brings the most notable EDM acts to Miami. This year, they’ve introduced “Resistance,” a stage for noncommercial acts, such as Art Department, Apollonia and Pete Tong.

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

April 10-12, 17-19

Coachella is known for rampant celebrity appearances and surprise guests during the sets. Headliners for this year’s gathering include AC/DC, Jack White and the Champagne papi, Drake.

Rock in Rio USA

May 8-9, 15-16

With a legacy of success abroad, the event will make its U.S. debut in Las Vegas for two weekends of diverse lineups. Rock Weekend features No Doubt and Metallica, while Pop Weekend will bring in Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars.

The Hangout Beach Music & Arts Festival

May 15-17

Three days of seaside fun on the beach in the city of Gulf Shores, Alabama, will be enhanced by entertainment from Sam Smith, Skrillex, Major Lazer and more.

Lightning In a Bottle

May 21-25

Music lovers get closer to nature in a largely camping-based event in Bradley, California. Art installations and environmental initiatives are a huge part of the festival in addition to the musical lineup, which includes Flume, Odesza and RL Grime.

Sasquatch! Music Festival

May 23-25

Washington’s Gorge Amphitheater provides breathtaking views of the Columbia River. This year, such artists as Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey and Cashmere Cat will grace the outdoor theater’s stage.

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