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Here Are All The Music Festivals Returning In 2021

Plus, everything you need to know about attending.

After over a year of being shut down, the live music industry is gradually coming back to life. Though bigger festivals like Coachella are still TBD for the time being, many smaller and mid-sized events around the country are going full steam ahead. After the jump, here are all the festivals happening in 2021.

The Rose Fest

The Rose Fest

When: April 24, 2021 in Orange County, CA

Lineup: Mozzy, Rubi Rose, Stunna Girl, Eric Bellinger, Day Sulan and more to perform.

Things to know: Will be socially distanced. Masks required and temperatures will be taken.

Buy tickets here.

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Rolling Loud Miami

When: July 23-25, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

Who’s playing? A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Post Malone will headline, with Bobby Shmurda making a special appearance.

Tickets go on sale 4/23 at 12 p.m. ET.

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Bonnaroo

When: September 2-5, 2021 in Manchester, TN

Who’s playing? Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Tame Impala, Tyler, The Creator, and Foo Fighters will headline.

Things to know: There will be COVID-19 precautions to follow on site.

Buy tickets here.

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Electric Zoo

When: September 3-5, 2021 on Randall’s Island in New York City.

Who’s playing? Duke Dumont, Illenium, Alesso, Nina Las Vegas, Steve Aoki, and Sita Abellán, and over 100 more artists.

Buy passes here.

Elements Music & Arts Festival

Elements Music & Arts Festival

When: September 3-6, 2021 at Lake Como, PA

Who’s playing? Diplo, Chris Lake, TOKiMONSTA, Bonobo and more.

Things to know: Beyond following CDC guidelines, attendees will need to either show proof of vaccine or take a two-part COVID-19 testing protocol.

Buy tickets here.

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SummerFest 2021

When: September 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI.

Who’s playing? The full lineup is TBA, but Justin Bieber, Blink-182, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Guns N’ Roses, and Dave Matthews Band are scheduled to perform.

Buy tickets here.

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Imagine Music Festival

When: September 17-19, 2021 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

Who’s playing? Excision, GRiZ, Illenium, Gryffin, Madeon, and over 40 more artists.

Things to know: This year’s new location promises “an immersive experience, forged in nature.”

Buy tickets here.

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Riot Fest

When: September 17-19, 2021 in Douglas Park, Chicago, IL.

Who’s playing? The Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Taking Back Sunday, Simple Plan, Big Freedia, Alex G and more.

Things to know: There will be extra sanitation and hand-washing stations on the grounds, as well as stricter cleaning and sanitation measures.

Buy tickets here.

Treefort Music Festival

Treefort Music Fest

When: September 22-26, 2021 in Downtown Boise, Idaho

Who’s playing? Japanese Breakfast, Andy Shauf, The Marías, Tennis, Luna Li, and hundreds more acts.

Things to know: There will be no single-day, single-venue, or single-show tickets available this year.

Buy tickets here.

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The Governors Ball

When: September 24-26, 2021 on Randall’s Island in New York City.

Who’s playing? TBA. Follow their Twitter for updates.

Things To Know: The lineup will be brand new.

Tickets: TBA

Furnace Fest

Furnace Fest 2021

When: September 24-26, 2021 at Sloss Furnace in Birmingham, AL.

Who’s playing? Underoath, Taking Back Sunday, and Killswitch Engage are headlining alongside 80+ other acts.

Things To Know: Though it’s outdoors, masks will be required and hand sanitizer stations will be on site.

Buy tickets here.

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Austin City Limits

When: October 1-3 & 8-10, 2021 in Zilker Park, Austin, TX.

Who’s playing? TBA. Follow their Twitter for updates.

Tickets not yet on sale.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

When: October 8-17, 2021 in New Orleans, LA.

Who’s playing? TBA. Follow their Twitter for updates.

Tickets not yet on sale.

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Outside Lands

When: October 29-31 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Who’s playing? Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, J Balvin, Kehlani, Zhu, Young Thug, and dozens more.

Things to know: Festival organizers encourage you to wear masks and get vaccinated.

Buy tickets here.

Astroworld Fest.

Astroworld Fest

When: November 5-6, 2021 in Houston, TX.

Who’s Playing? TBA. Follow their Twitter for updates.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 5/5 at 10 a.m. CT.

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