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15 Music Festivals You Need to Attend in 2016

Who doesn’t love a good music festival? Everyone is friendly, you are surrounded by great performers and music you can move to, everyone is care free and channeling their inner hippie. It’s a great experience. Whether you live in the deep south, the wild west, or up north, there is a festival close enough to drive to sometime this spring or summer. Don’t miss out on a great time! Gather up your squad and make a weekend out of it.

Check out this list of 15 music festivals you need to attend in 2016:

SXSW

2016 Dates: March 11 – 20

Location: Austin, TX

Genre: Eclectic Mix

SXSW Music Festival
Ultra Music Festival

2016 Dates: March 18 – 20

Location: Miami, FL

Genre: EDM

Ultra Music Festival
Coachella

2016 Dates: April 15-17 | April 22 – 24

Location: Indio, CA

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Coachella tents
Beale Street Music Festival

2016 Dates: April 29 – May 1

Location: Memphis, TN

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Beale Street Music Festival
Electric Daisy Carnival

2016 Dates: May 14 – 15

Location: New York City, NY

Genre: EDM

Hangout Fest

2016 Dates: May 20 – 22

Location: Gulf Shores, AL

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Hangout Music Festival
Sasquatch

2016 Dates: May 27 – 30

Location: George, WA

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Sasquatch Music Festival
Bonnaroo

2016 Dates: June 9 – 12

Location: Manchester, TN

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Bonaroo Music Festival
Telluride Bluegrass Festival

2016 Dates: June 16 – 19

Location: Telluride, CO

Genre: Bluegrass

Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Vans Warped Tour

2016 Dates: June 17 – August 8

Location: Various locations

Genre: Rock, Alternative

Warped Tour
Firefly Music Festival

2016 Dates: June 19 – 22

Location: Dover, DE

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Firefly Music Festival
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

2016 Dates: July 13 – 16

Location: New York City, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
Lollapalooza

2016 Dates: July 28 – 31

Location: Chicago, IL

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Lalapolooza
Burning Man

2016 Dates: August 28 – September 5

Location: Black Rock, NV

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Burning Man
Austin City Limits

2016 Dates: September 30 – October 2|October 7 – 9

Location: Austin, TX

Genre: Eclectic Mix

Austin City Limits

Music festivals have become a big part of the spring and summer months for University students around the world. If you liked this post check out 5 Things You Need to Know About Staying Safe & Having a Blast at a Music Festival

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