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Summer's in Full Swing and Music Festivals are Hot: Here are the Top 5 You Can Still Attend Before Autumn Arrives

Summer's in Full Swing and Music Festivals are Hot: Here are the Top 5 You Can Still Attend Before Autumn Arrives

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Jul. 7 2022, Published 10:38 a.m. ET

It's time to get your outfit ready, grab your bestie and head to the festival. Summer music festivals are in full swing, and it's the hottest time of the year - literally and metaphorically - to feel the beat and enjoy the community.

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With summer at its height, you may be wondering which festivals are left before autumn. Here are the top 5 you won't want to miss between now and late September - when the autumn cycle kicks off and the fun starts again.

Pitchfork

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Taking place in Union Park, Chicago, Pitchfork is a parallel to Lollapalooza but offers a variety of artists both mainstream and underground, not necessarily focusing on the same big names the other festivals stick to.

This year the festival runs July 15-17, and headliners include:

  • The National
  • Spiritualized
  • Mitski
  • Japanese Breakfast
  • Lucy Dacus
  • The Roots
  • Toro y Moi
  • Earl Sweatshirt
  • plus many more.
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Single-day and three-day general admission tickets are still available, starting at $99 per person. Visit the website for more information.

Riot Fest

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Another Chicago festival, Riot kicks off at Douglas Park, September 16-18.

Considered one of the world's preeminent punk rock festivals, Riot is known for wild nights and heavy headliners. Since its inception, Riot has expanded to include alternative, hip-hop, metal and more but punk remains at its soul. Billboard describes the event as "circus meets lucha libre, carnival rides and sideshow performers who push the boundaries of good taste."

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This year's headliners include:

  • My Chemical Romance
  • The Misfits
  • Yellowcard
  • Bauhaus
  • Nine Inh Nails
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Ice Cube
  • Bad Religion
  • Gwar
  • Aviva
  • Midtown
  • plus many more.

Single-day and three-day passes are available and run $99-$299. Visit the website for more information.

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Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful hits Las Vegas September 16-18, taking over Downtown.

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Created originally by Zappos founder and fun-lover Tony Hsieh, Life is Beautiful is a celebration of the joy of living - and the love of music. Food, music and fun blend together for a multi-sensory experience that people come back for year after year.

This year's headliners include:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Gorillaz
  • Calvin Harris
  • Lorde
  • Jack Harlow
  • Kygo
  • Migos
  • Cage the Elephant
  • Beach House
  • Plus more.
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General admission tickets start at $180 and go up from there with package options. For more information, visit the website.

Lollapalooza Chicago

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Coming home to roost in Grant Park Chicago July 28-31 is arguably one of the world's most popular festivals. They always bring the biggest talent from some of the hardest genres in the industry, and this year is no exception.

Headliners for 2022 include:

  • Lil Baby
  • Metallica
  • Dua Lipa
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Glass Animals
  • J.Cole
  • Kygo
  • The Kid Laroi
  • Green Day
  • Charli XCX
  • YG
  • Girl in Red
  • 100 Gecs
  • Don Toliver
  • Kaskade
  • Plus many more.
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With an all-star headliner list and dozens of performers you'll love, Lollapalooza is a no brainer for a "must visit."

Single-day general admission tickets start at $125 and packages go up from there. For more information, visit the website.

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Electric Zoo

And last but not least, Randall's Island Park plays host to this New York hometown festival September 2-4.

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A global festival with international iterations, Electric Zoo welcomes some of the biggest names in EDM. This year's headliners include:

  • Diplo
  • Armen Van Buren
  • Chris Lake
  • DJ Snake
  • Martin Garrix
  • Porter Robinson
  • Afrojack
  • Lost Kings
  • Plus more.

Tickets start at $89 and go up from there. Visit the website for more information.

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