The one-day festival is a short walk from the Congress Heights Metro station on the Green Line. Now in its fifth year, the lineup has grown considerably: Solange and rap duo Rae Sremmurd lead the pack with support from British duo Alunageorge, Lil Yachty and the D.C. area’s very own talent Chaz French.
But it’s not just about music: The festival’s founders also strive to promote health, community and environmental sustainability so the run up to May 6 includes a 5K run, a conference and an art pop up.
D.C. — Broccoli City Festival, May 6 Learn more about the festival and find tickets here.
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With a new location at the Harvard Athletic Complex, this year’s festival has apparently “more than doubled its typical offering,” Boston — Boston Calling, May 26-28 according to The Boston Globe. The xx, Bon Iver, Major Lazer, Chance the Rapper, Majid Jordan, Car Seat Headrest and many more are slated to play, sure to draw audiences across all genres.
For those looking for something more visual, there will be a film side to the festival with Harvard alum Natalie Portman curating its first “film experience.”
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For three days, festival-goers fill Randall’s Island Park to scarf down food from the assortment of food trucks, look at art, play lawn games and see huge music acts, such as Tool, Wu-Tang Clan, Childish Gambino and Lorde. So if you’re not impatiently waiting by the stage for the next act to come on, there’s always something to do.
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New York City — Governors Ball Music Festival, June 2-4
If you want that Full Festival Experience™, Firefly has a campground location and offers tent camping, “glamping” and RV camping. The campground will have a farmers market, food trucks and activities such as morning yoga or beach volleyball.
Don’t forget the major lineup with music heavyweights Bob Dylan and Muse, and radio favorites The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots, Kesha and Tory Lanez. Festival organizers call their three-day event Dover, Delaware — Firefly Music Festival, June 15-18 a “fan-curated festival.” Firefly’s promoter Goldenvoice is also behind Coachella and the next pick, Panorama in New York City.
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Also at Randall’s Island Park, this festival returns with an even more impressive lineup: Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Frank Ocean, Tame Impala, Alt-J and also, Solange. If you’re not completely overloaded by the musical performances, check out “The Lab” to see digital art from New York City-based artists.
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New York City — Panorama Music Festival, July 28-30
WASHINGTON — It’s still too early to break out the shorts and sandals, but warm-weather music festivals across the country have already released lineups and tickets.
And while storied California festival Coachella has
already sold out its tickets and boasts major headliners with Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, there are plenty of festivals along the Atlantic with impressive acts and tickets still available.
In fact, one such festival resides right within the Capital Beltway.
No need to get on a plane — just catch a bus or train to get to these music-heavy events.
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