Music Festivals are Coming Back—Here’s What to See in 2021

Paramore's Hayley Williams at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2018.
Paramore's Hayley Williams at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in 2018. Photo by Rmv/Shutterstock (9718943bb)

Music festival season is officially back and it’s time to get excited for what’s to come in 2021. After being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this year they’re expected to return and be bigger than ever before. So, what music festivals are coming over the next few months? Here are some of the many to look forward to before the year ends.

Rolling Loud

Rolling Loud is the largest hip-hop festival in the world and it’s returning July 23-25 in Miami, Florida. Headliners include A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, and Post Malone.


From July 29-August 1 in Chicago, Illinois is Lollapalooza, a four-day music festival. Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and Tyler, the Creator will be headlining.


Bonnaroo’s returning September 2-5 in Manchester, Tennesse with headliners including Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Tame Impala, and Tyler, the Creator. 

Life Is Beautiful

Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, Life Is Beautiful is from September 17-19 and it will have some of the biggest names in hip-hop and electronic music as well as comedy acts and artists who create large art pieces. Headliners include A$AP Rocky, Billie Eilish, Green Day, Megan Thee Stallion, HAIM, Illenium, Tame Impala, and Young Thug.

The Governors Ball

New York City’s The Governors Ball is returning September 24-26 with A$AP Rocky, Billie Eilish, J Balvin, and Post Malone headlining.