If you love music summer isn’t summer without going to at least one music festival! Here are the top 10 festivals this summer and a packing list of items that you must bring to make the trip even more fun!
Summer Music Festival Packing List (and links to where you can find some of these items on DealDash.com!) Note: DealDash is an online entertainment shopping auction site where you can win popular items for the cost of the bids it takes you to win! If you don’t win an item you can buy it and get your bids back.
- Toilet Paper (just in case, these festivals can be crowded!)
- Bug spray
- Folding chairs
- Water bottle
- Rain gear
- First Aid Kit
- Digital Camera
- Extra Phone Battery, other batteries
- Baby wipes
- If the music festival is a camping music fest be sure to bring camping essentials like tents, sleeping bags, pillows
- Hand sanitizer
- Tickets… pick your favorite festival from the list below!
Beale Street Music Festival
- When: May 2-4
- Where: Memphis, TN
- 2014 Lineup Highlights: Kid Rock, Alabama Shakes, Foster the People, Snoop Lion, Juicy J, Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold and more!
- When: May 23-25
- Where: Gorge, WA
2014 Lineup Highlights: Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, MIA, Foster The People, Kid Cudi, HAIM and more!
Electric Daisy Carnival
- When: May 24-25 (NYC), June 20-22 (Las Vegas)
- Where: New York City and the big party in Las Vegas
For more info check out http://electricdaisycarnival.com.
- When: June 6-8
- Where: New York, NY
2014 Lineup Highlights: Skrillex, Vampire Weekend, J Cole, Jack White, OutKast, Interpol, The Strokes and more!
- When: June 12-15
- Where: Manchester, TN
2014 Lineup Highlights: Kanye, Lauryn Hill, Skrillex, Frank Ocean, The Avett Brothers, Jack White, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, Kaskade, Neutral Milk Hotel, the Arctic Monkeys and more!
Firefly Music Festival
- When: June 19-22
- Where: Dover, DE
2014 Lineup Highlights: Foo Fighters, OutKast, Jack Johnson, Imagine Dragons, Pretty Lights, the Lumineers, Arctic Monkeys, Weezer and more!
- When: July 26–30 – July 2–7
- Where: Milwaukee
2014 Lineup Highlights: Dubbed “The World’s Largest Music Festival”. Ray LaMontagne, Kip Moore, Tegan & Sara, The Fray dubbed the “largest music festival” Ben Harper, Lady Gaga, Atmosphere and more!
- When: June 27–30
- Where: Rothbury, Michigan
2014 Lineup Highlights: Passion Pit, Pretty Lights, Empire of the Sun and more!
Pitchfork Music Festival
- When: July 19–21
- Where: Chicago
2014 Lineup Highlights: Mutual Benefit, Isaiah Rashad, Jon Hopkins, DJ Spin, Schoolboy, Real Estate and more!
- When: August 1-3
- Where: Chicago, IL
2014 Lineup Highlights: Eminem, OutKast, Kings of Leon, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Nas, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys and way more!
- When: September 6-7, 12-14, 19-21
- Where: Toronto, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO
2014 Lineup TBA. riotfest.org
What’s your favorite summer music festival? Would you add to our packing list? Let us know!