From Austin City Limits To Warped Tour: The Must-See Festivals Of 2014

From the counter-culture celebration that is Burning Man to the EDM party of the Electric Daisy Carnival to the industry favorite South by Southwest, the North American festival scene is home to some of the most diverse, thrilling and unique live musical experiences in the world. Here’s a look at 17 of its must-see events in 2014.

Austin City Limits

Named after the PBS concert series, Austin City Limits will return for the 13th time across the weekends of October 3-5 and 10-12, with over half a million fans expected to descend upon Zilker Park for a feast of country, indie, electronica and rock over eight stages. Details of this year’s line-up are yet to emerge but those who bought Austin City Limits tickets for last year’s event –the final day of which had to be cancelled due to flash floods and heavy rains – got to see headline sets from The Cure, Muse, Kings Of Leon and Depeche Mode.

Austin City Limits 2014 Lineup

Pearl Jam, Eminem, OutKast, Beck, The Replacements, Lorde, Belle & Sebastian, Interpol, Spoon, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Skrillex, St. Vincent, Childish Gambino, Chromeo, CHVRCHES, Major Lazer, Phantogram, Jenny Lewis, Jimmy Cliff, Juanes, Lana Del Rey, The Gaslight Anthem, Icona Pop, Sam Smith, Real Estate, tUnE-yArDs, Mac Demarco, Poliça, MØ, My Brightest Diamonds, Cults, Jagwar Ma, Lucius, Hozier, The Rosebuds, Calvin Harris, Zedd, The Head and the Heart, AFI, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Glitch Mob, Iggy Azalea, Rebelution, Paolo Nutini, Capital Cities, Beats Antique, Kodaline, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lettuce, Gramatik, Lake Street Drive, Bleachers, Temples, Ozomatli, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Robert Ellis, The Preatures, Bad Rabbits, The Chain Gang of 1974, and Miniature Tigers.


Initially a haven for folk rock outfits and jam bands, Tennessee’s Bonnaroo has since expanded its musical remit to encompass everything from reggae to hip-hop to jazz, while the addition of various arts and crafts stalls, specialist cinema and comedy tents and a ferris wheel have also helped to create a unique carnival atmosphere. Festivalgoers with Bonnaroo tickets for 2014 – which takes place at Great Stage Park over the weekend of June 12-15 – should expect a line-up as diverse as last year, which saw Paul McCartney, R. Kelly and Mumford & Sons top the bill.

2014 Bonnaroo Lineup

Kanye West, Jack White, Elton John, Vampire Weekend, Frank Ocean, Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Lionel Richie, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Damon Albarn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips, The Avett Brothers, Lauryn Hill, James Blake, Disclosure, Chromeo, Janelle Monáe, Cut Copy, Broken Bells, CHVRCHES, Andrew Bird, Mastodon, Chance the Rapper, Dr. Dog, Phosphorescent, Warpaint, Sam Smith, Danny Brown, Pusha T, Cloud Nothings, Darkside, Poliça, Ty Segall, Okkervil River, Little Dragon, Real Estate, Cass McCombs, Deafheaven, First Aid Kit, Goat, Drive-By Truckers, Cage the Elephant, Washed Out, Bobby Womack, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Kaskade, Zedd, Umphrey’s McGee, Ice Cube, Cake, Omar Souleyman, Bouncing Souls, Slightly Stoopid, Fitz and the Tantrums, Ben Howard, Grouplove, Die Antwoord, ASAP Ferg, Jake Bugg, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Butler Trio, City and Colour, The Naked and Famous, The Glitch Mob, Seasick Steve, Lucero, MS MR, A Tribe Called Read, Jonathan Wilson, King Khan and the Shrines, Caveman, Break Science, The Lone Bellow, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Classixx, Allah-Las, Vance Joy, Haerts, J. Roddy Waltson & The Business, Those Darlins, and Greensky Bluegrass.


Named after the colloquial term for umbrella, North America’s largest urban arts festival has been attracting huge audiences ever since it first arrived at the 74-acre Seattle Center back in 1971. Staged over the Labor Day weekend of August 30-September 1, details of this year’s celebration of the best in music, film, comedy, spoken word, dance, theatre, performance and visual art have yet to be confirmed. But those with Bumbershoot tickets for last year’s event had the chance to see everyone from Death Cab To Cutie to fun. to Kendrick Lamar.

Bumbershoot Lineup

Saturday: Wu-Tang Clan, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Panic! At the Disco, The Afghan Whigs, The Both, Walk The Moon, G-Easy, Bobby Womack, Danny Brown, Poliça, Mac DeMarco, Big Freedia, SZA, Yuna, The Lonely Forest, Gregory Porter, Sam Lachow, Shelby Earl, Youngblood Hawke, RA Scion, Donnie & Joe Emerson, Fly Moon Royalty, Grayskul, Tomo Nakayama, Iska Dhaaf, McTuff, Naomi Wachira, Evan Flory Barnes + Infinity Upright!, Cataldo, Cumulus, Dude York, Modern Kin, Otieno Terry.

Sunday: The Replacements, The Head and the Heart, Schoolboy Q, Los Lobos, Bootsy Collins, The Dismemberment Plan, Luscious Jackson, Pickwick, Kishi Bashi, Red Fang, Big Star’s Third, Iamsu!, Gregory Alan Isakov, Charlie Musselwhite, Mission of Burma, Architecture in Helsinki, The Dream Syndicate, Schoolyard Heroes, San Fermin, Negativland, Kins, Polyrhythmics, ILLFIGHTYOU, Jarv Dee, Sandrider, The 44’s with Kirk “Eli” Fletcher, Hobosexual, Falls, Highlands, Hermigervill, Manatee Commune, Golden Gardens, Hot Wired Rhythm Band.

Monday: Foster the People, J. Cole, Capital Cities, Neon Trees, Real Estate, Nada Surf, The Reverend Horton Heat, Aer, Twin Shadow, Jonathan Richman, Valerie June, Bomba Estéreo, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Rose Windows, Mexican Institute of Sound, DahkaBrakha, Campfire Ok, Bad Things, Julianna Barwick, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Jacco Gardner, La Luz, Current Swell, Tangerine, Hoba Hoba Spirit, Kore Ionz, Jessica Pratt, Massy Ferguson, Old Man Luedecke, Western Haunts, Smokey Brights.

Burning Man

After selling a record-breaking 64,000 Burning Man tickets in 2013, North America’s most distinctive festival will once again return to the Black Rock Desert on August 25 – September 1. Named after the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy which is set alight on the event’s penultimate night, the eight-day celebration of art, community and self-expression will feature over 2000 different classes, while last year’s spectacle featured DJ sets from Paul Oakenfold, Nervo and Major Lazer.


Staged this year over the April 11-13 and 18-20 weekends at Indio’s Empire Polo Club, Coachella remains the king of America’s music festivals. Headlined this year by Arcade Fire, Muse and a returning Outkast, those with Coachella tickets can also enjoy performances from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Beck, Lana Del Rey, The Knife, Foster The People, Motorhead, The Replacements, Broken Bells, Ellie Goulding, Skrillex, Calvin Harris Pet Shop Boys and various newcomers including Lorde, Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental, The 1975 and Haim.

Here's the complete 2014 Coachella Music Festival Lineup:

Friday April 11 & 18:
OutKast, the Knife, the Replacements, Broken Bells, Zedd, Girl Talk, Ellie Goulding, Chromeo, HAIM, Neko Case, AFI, Martin Garrix, Bonobo, Bryan Ferry, the Glitch Mob, the Afghan Whigs, the Cult, Bastille, Flume, Aloe Blacc, Jagwar Ma, A$AP Ferg, Grouplove, Woodkid, Carnage, Shlohmo, Gareth Emery, Michael Brun, MS MR, Kate Nash, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus, GOAT, Nina Kraviz, Antony Green, Duke Dumont, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Solomun, ZZ Ward, Anti-Flag, Caravan Palace, Flatbush Zombies, Deorro, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Davide Squillace, DJ Falcon, Dum Dum Girls, Austra, Tom Odell, Dixon, Wye Oak, Crosses, Mako, the Preatures, the Bots, Gabba Gabba Heys

Saturday April 12 & 19:
Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age, Skrillex, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster The People, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Empire Of The Sun, Fatboy Slim, Nas, Kid Cudi, the Head And the Heart, Sleigh Bells, Cage The Elephant, City And Colour, Chvrches, Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, the Naked And Famous, Temples, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Washed Out, Future Islands, Ty Segall, Darkside, Banks, Tiga, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Netsky, RL Grime, Galantis, Foxygen, White Lies, Graveyard, the Internet, Laura Mvula, the Dismemberment Plan, Headhunterz, Blood Orange, GTA, TJR, Cajmere, Guy Gerber, Nicole Moudaber, MAKJ, Bear Hands, the Magician, Young & Sick, Unlocking The Truth, Saints Of Valory, Carbon Airways, UZ, Syd Arthur, Bicep, Drowners

Sunday April 13 & 20:
Arcade Fire, Beck, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Disclosure, Lana Del Rey, Motörhead, Alesso, Duck Sauce, Little Dragon, Beady Eye, Flosstradamus, the Toy Dolls, the 1975, Adventure Club, Big Gigantic, Chance The Rapper, Laurent Garnier, Crewella, Rudimental, STRFKER, Fishbone, Trombone Shorty, AlunaGeorge, Art Department, Fight Facilities, Frank Turner, John Newman, Maceo Plex, Superchunk, Bombino, Daughter, Bad Manners, Surfer Blood, Lee Burridge, Poolside, Classixx, Showtek, James Vincent McMorrow, Bo Ninjen, Aeroplane, Ratking, Jhené Aiko, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Factory Floor, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Anna Lunoe, the Martinez Brothers, Scuba, John Beaver

Electric Daisy Carnival

Reflecting the globe-conquering nature of the EDM scene, the Electric Daisy Carnival will travel to Mexico for the first time in its history on March 15-16 while also taking in New Jersey (May 24-25) and Las Vegas’ Motor Speedway (June 20-22) with dates in London, Orlando and Puerto Rico expected to be confirmed later this year. Fans with Electric Daisy Carnival tickets should look forward to appearances from a whole host of superstar DJs with last year’s event featuring sets from David Guetta, Avicii and Armin Van Buuren.

EDC Lineup:

Avicii, Tiësto, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Armin Van Buuren, The Glitch Mob, Kaskade, Paul Oakenfold, Bassnectar, Above & Beyond, Chromeo, Diplo, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Infected Mushroom, Zeds Dead, Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Benny Benassi, Alesso, Gareth Emery, Dillon Francis, Paper Diamond, Kill the Noise, Skream, Booka Shade, Datsik, Claude VonStroke, Tommy Trash, Jamie Jones, Krewella, Madeon, Julio Bashmore, The Martinez Brothers, Two Fresh, Umek, Dada Life, Mr. Ozio, Justin Martin, Dusky, Laidback Luke, Oliver, Sub Focus, Clockwork, and more.

Electric Zoo

Also expanding their brand, New York’s premier festival will head south of the border too this year, taking in Mexico City on May 3-4. The celebration of dance music has continued to grow in stature since its 2009 debut, with over 110,000 Electric Zoo tickets sold for last year’s event, the final day of which was cancelled after the drug-related deaths of two festivalgoers. Information about the 2014 event is currently scarce, but it’s expected to return to Randall’s Island over the Labor Day weekend of August 30-September 1.

Here's the official 2014 Electric Zoo lineup:

Kaskade, Zedd, David Guetta, Armin Van Buuren, Knife Party, Skrillex and Diplo’s Jack U, Chase and Status, Paul Van Dyk, Sasha, Nervo, Benny Benassi, Gesaffelstein, Jamie xx, Zeds Dead, Wolfgang Gartner, Dubfire, Clockwork, Kill the Noise, Showtek, The Bingo Players, Sub Focus, and Zomboy, and more.

Firefly Music Festival

Expanding to a fourth day due to the demand for Firefly Music Festival tickets, the ‘East Coast’s Premier Music Experience’ will take place at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway in Delaware from June 19-22. Still in its infancy, last year’s second annual event managed to attract the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Vampire Weekend. And with a further three stages added to this year’s festival, the as-yet-unannounced 2014 bill should be even more impressive.

Here’s the full 2014 Firefly Music Festival lineup:

A Great Big World, A-Trak, Aer, Airborne Toxic Event, American Authors, Amos Lee, Andrew Belle, Arctic Monkeys, Asaf Avidan, Bad Things, Band Of Horses, Basic Vacation, Bleachers, Breach The Summit, Bronze Radio Return, Cage The Elephant, Cash Cash, Chance The Rapper, Cherub, Childish Gambino, Christian Porter, City And Colour, Courrier, Courtney Barnett, Cruiser, Dan Croll, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Gemini Club, Geographer, Girl Talk, Goldroom, Gregory Alan Isakov, Griswolds, Grouplove, Haerts, Hey Rosetta!, High Highs, Holychild, Hunter Hunted, Imagine Dragons, Iron & Wine, Jack Johnson, Jake Bugg, John & Jacob, Johnnyswim, Kaiser Chiefs, Kodaline, Kongos, Little Comets, Little Daylight, Local Natives, Lucius, Magic Man, Martin Garrix, Mean Lady, Misterwives, Ms Mr, New Politics, New Sweden, Nonono, Outkast, Phantogram, Phosphorescent, Pigpen Theatre Co, Portugal. The Man, Pretty Lights, Rac, Royal Teeth, Saints Of Valory, Salva, San Fermin, Shakey Graves, Sir Sly, Sky Ferreira, Sleeper Agent, Sleigh Bells, Smallpools, Son Lux, Step Rockets, Stop Light Observations, Tegan And Sara, The Ceremonies, The Colourist, The Lumineers, The Mowglis, The Weeks, The White Panda, The Wild Feathers, Third Eye Blind, Tune Yards, Twenty One Pilots, Typhoon, Unlikely Candidates, Vance Joy, Vic Mensa, Walk Off The Earth, Washed Out, Weezer, White Denim, Wild Child, Wild Cub, X Ambassadors, Young The Giant, Ziggy Marley.


Founded by Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band in the early 90s, but since transformed into one of the world’s biggest live music events, Lollapalooza tickets are some of the most hotly-sought after on the festival scene. As well as returning to its natural home, Chicago’s Grant Park, on August 1-3, Lollapalooza will also visit Chile on Mar 29-30, Argentina on April 1-2 and Brazil on April 5-6 where the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire and Nine Inch Nails will all perform.

2014 Lollapalooza Lineup

Eminem, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Outkast, Calvin Harris, Lorde, The Avett Brothers, Foster The People, Zedd, Sebastian Ingrosso, Krewella, NAS, Above & Beyond, Childish Gambino, Broken Bells, Spoon, The Head and The Heart, Cage The Elephant, Young The Giant, Chase & Status, Interpol, Lykke Li, Chance The Rapper, Phantogram, Cut / Copy, Flosstradamus, Fitz & The Tantrums, Grouplove, Chvrches, The Glitch Mob, Portugal.The Man, Gramatik, Chromeo, Darkside, The 1975, Dimitri Vegas & Lke Mike, Rebelution, Glen Hansard, Jenny Lewis, Manchester Orchestra, Gesaffelstein, John Bulter Trio, Flume, and more to be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Made In America

Following the sale of 120,000 Made In America tickets in 2013, the festival curated by Jay-Z is expected to return to Philadelphia later this year with another eclectic line-up of artists both established and emerging. Details about the event, which last year was staged at Benjamin Franklin Parkway over the Labor Day weekend, have yet to be confirmed. But if the line-up is as impressive as 2013’s (Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of the Stone Age), Made In America should cement its status as one of the hottest new festivals on the scene.

Outside Lands

Following 2013 headline slots from the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, one of the world’s most eco-friendly music festivals will return to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the seventh time later this summer. Official news about Outside Lands tickets have yet to be confirmed but the celebration of music, food and wine, which has become renowned for its green initiatives since arriving on the scene back in 2008, is expected to take place over the weekend of August 8-10.

2014 Outside Lands Lineup

Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, Death Cab For Cutie, Disclosure, The Flaming Lips, Ray LaMontagne, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Atmosphere, Cut Copy, Tegan & Sara, Duck Sauce, Haim, Chromeo, Ben Howard, Lykke Li, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, Capital Cities, Kacey Musgraves, Local Natives, Jenny Lewis, Grouplove, John Butler Trio, Tycho, The Kooks, SBTRKT, Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Boys Noize, Phosphorescent, Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike), Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Warpaint, Flume, Lucius, Typhoon, Dum Dum Girls, The Soul Rebels, Gold Panda, Christopher Owens, Bleachers, Big Freedia, Jagwar Ma, Greensky Bluegrass, Imelda May, Watsky, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Valerie June, Mikal Cronin, Woods, Vance Joy, The Brothers Comatose, Gardens & Villa, Jonathan Wilson, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Givers, Aer, Courtney Barnett, Bear Hands, Finish Ticket, The Districts, RayLand Baxter, Night Terrors of 1927, Trails and Ways, Nocona


Rock The Bells

Despite cancelling key dates in Washington, D.C. and New York last year, promoters have confirmed that Rock The Bells tickets will go on sale for the eleventh annual touring hip-hop festival in 2014. Last year’s tenth anniversary celebrations resurrected two iconic late rappers, Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, with the same hologram technology that brought Tupac back to life at Coachella, and also featured sets from the likes of Chase & Status, Rakim and Jurassic 5.



After selling out Sasquatch! tickets in just 90 minutes last year, one of Washington’s biggest music festivals will now expand from a four-day event to two three-day events in 2014. Returning to The Gorge on the weekends of Memorial Day (May 23-25) and the Fourth of July (July 4-6) – each of which will have totally separate line-ups – Sasquatch! will no doubt be aiming to secure a typically eclectic range of artists with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Sigur Ros, The Postal Service and Mumford & Sons topping the bill in 2013.

Sasquatch Music Festival 2014 Lineup
Memorial Day (May 23-25)
Outkast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Foster the People, Kid Cudi, Haim, Neko Case, Foals, Major Lazer, Cut Copy, Die Antwoord, Elbow, Violent Femmes, The Naked And Famous, Cage The Elephant, Mogwai, Tyler, the Creator, Chance The Rapper, Portugal. The Man, Rudimental, Boys Noize, Gesaffelstein, Cold War Kids, City and Colour, Phantogram, First Aid Kit, Tune-Yards, Yelle, AlunaGeorge, Panda Bear, Phosphorescent, Bob Mould, Washed Out, Band of Skulls, Austra, Parquet Courts, Damien Jurado, Deafheaven, Big Freedia, Classixx, Black Joe Lewis, Liars, Tourist, Ryan Hemsworth, Tokimonsta, Chet Faker, Banks, The Dodos, The Lonely Forest, Lucius, Hozier, The Stepkids, Half Moon Run, Little Green Cars, Crystal Fighters, Houndmouth, Cloud Control, Jonathan Wilson, Waxahatchee, Foy Vance, Mary Lambert, Willy Mason, Papa, Shakey Graves, The Growlers, Syd Arthur, Cowboy and Indian, White Sea, Rathborne, Pink Mountaintops, The Physics, Radiation City, La Luz, The Bright Light Social Hour, Big Scary, Modern Kin, Tacocat, Raz Simone, Sam Lachow, Gifted Gab, Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty, Fly Moon Royalty, The Flavr Blue, Deap Vally & more.
Comedy: Princess Feat. Maya Rudolph, Nick Swardson, Bridget Everett, Eric André, Charlyne Yi
Fourth Of (July 4-6)
Soundgarden, Kraftwerk (3D), New Order, Frank Ocean, Röyksopp + Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel, Spoon, Broken Bells, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, La Roux, Gogol Bordello, Jake Bugg, Atmosphere, Rhye, The Bloody Beetroots, Dillon Francis, Big Gigantic, The Black Angels, Deltron 3030, The Horrors, Junip, The Notwist, St. Lucia, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Dr. Dog, Talib Kweli, Of Montreal, The Cave Singers, Punch Brothers, Action Bronson, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sharon Van Etten, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sol, Casey Veggies, RL Grime, Tchami, Audion, Fuck Buttons, Courtney Barnett, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Cloud Nothings, Foxygen, Palma Violets, Mikal Cronin, Mac DeMarco, Jon Hopkins, Gold Panda, Majical Cloudz, Duke Dumont, Oneohtrix Point Never, Death, Black Prairie, Latyrx, Metz, John Grant, Reigning Sound, Black Milk, Typhoon, Cass McCombs, Young & Sick, No, Boy & Bear, Ásgeir, Wild Cub, Gangstagrass, Phox, Ages and Ages, The Districts, Mimicking Birds, Chad VanGaalen, Shelby Earl, Hunter Hunted, Fly Golden Eagle, Sandrider, Helms Alee, Night Beats, Chastity Belt, Dude York, Iska Dhaaf, Kithkin, Pollens & more, plus 4th of July Fireworks.
Comedy: Demetri Martin, Eugene Mirman, Kurt Braunohler, W. Kamau Bell, Kyle Dunnigan, John Hodgman


South By Southwest

Responsible for launching the careers of some of the biggest artists of the last 25 years, SXSW tickets are just as likely to be snapped up by industry professionals as regular festivalgoers. Typically featuring around 2000 acts performing across 100 venues over six days, this year’s event will take place on March 11-16 with the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Charli XCX, London Grammar, Action Bronson, Julian Lennon, Twin Shadow and Eliza Doolittle just some of the names confirmed so far.

South By Southwest Festival Music Lineup

Kurt Vile, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Madlib, Sam Smith, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Future, Little Dragon, Mark Kozelek, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Christopher Owens, Perfume Genius, Matrimony, Eagulls, The Fresh & Onlys, Mutual Benefit, THEESatisfaction, Deap Vally, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, and Yamantaka //Sonic Titan, Boys Noize, Dam-Funk, Julian Lennon, Little Boots, Kate Nash, Tennis, Tech N9ne, Lunice, Timber Timbre, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Kelley Stoltz, No Joy, Trust, Denzel Curry, Dianne Coffe, Hozier, Hundred Waters, Ital, Meg Myers, NO, and, yes– Macaulay Culkin’s Velvet Underground covers band, The Pizza Underground, Twin Shadow, Charli XCX, Dum Dum Girls, Rustie, Ryan Hemsworth, Mobb Deep, Action Bronson, Angel Olsen, OFF!, Hospitality, Tyvek, S. Carey, Big Freedia, Mr. MFN eXquire, Denzel Curry, The Orwells, Gary Numan, Kevin Drew, EMA, Phantogram, Wye Oak, Diarrhea Planet, Black Lips, The So So Glos, London Grammar,Teengirl Fantasy, Avi Buffalo.


Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, and Keliss, Chromeo, Against Me!, Ingrid Michaelson, Kylesa, Speedy Ortiz, SZA, Lucius, Jacques Green, together PANGEA, Woman’s Hour, Betty Who, and Lost in the Trees.



With regular sales of over one million Summerfest tickets, Milwaukee’s eleven-day event has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest music festival. Held at Henry Maier Festival Park from June 25-29 and July 1-6, this year’s Summerfest will once again showcase an incredible 700 bands across eleven different stages with Lady Gaga recently announced as the first headline act (June 26) in her first show in the city since 2010. Dave Matthews Band, Bruno Mars, Zac Brown Band and Motley Crue will also be headlining this year's festival.

2014 Summerfest Lineup

Dave Matthews, Lady Gaga, Zac Brown Band, Motley Crue, Fall Out Boy & Paramore, Brad Paisley, Outkast, Melissa Etheridge, Fitz & The Tantrums, The Airborne Toxic Event, B.o.B., The Fray, The Neighbourhood, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, ZZ Ward, Cheap Trick, Walk Off the Earth, Ziggy Marley, A Great Big World, Kool and the Gang, Switchfoot, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wailers, Rusted Root, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, The Crystal Method, Delta Rae, St. Lucia, Moon Taxi, Taj Mahal Trio, and Matisyahu.

Ultra Music Festival

In the same year that it makes its debut in South Africa and Colombia, dance music’s premier festival will also return to the one-weekend format at its birthplace of Miami’s Bayfront Park on March 28-30. Fans with Ultra Music Festival tickets can look forward to DJ headline sets from Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, David Guetta, Diplo, Hardwell and Tiesto as well as live performances from the likes of Basement Jaxx, Chase & Status, Cut Copy, Dizzee Rascal, MGMT and Sub Focus.

Ultra Music Festival 2014 Lineup

(Phase 1)

Tiësto, David Guetta, Kaskade, Avicii, Basement Jaxx, Chase and Status, M.I.A., Empire of the Sun, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Zedd, 2ManyDJs, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Alesso, Cut Copy, MGMT, Diplo, Steve Angello, Gesaffelstein, The Glitch Mob, Pusha T., Krewella, Hardwell, Loco Dice, Luciano, Marco Carola, Nicky Romero, Dizzee Rascal, Sub Focus, Example, Netsky, Paul Kalkbrenner, Trentemøller, Eric Prydz, Paul Van Dyk, NERVO, Lee Burridge, Kill the Noize, Just Blaze, Jamie Jones, Claude VonStroke, Borgore, 12th Planet, Datsik, Justin Martin, Ben Trill, Oliver, Sander van Doom, Staton Warriors, and Waka Flocka Flame.

(Phase 2)

Afrobeta, Alvin Risk, Aly & Fila, Amtrac, Audien, Candyland, Cedric Gervais, Chance The Rapper, Clockwork, Cosmic Gate, Craze, Crizzly, Dannic, Danyelino, Dirtyphonics, DJ Snake, Don Diablo, Dusky, DVBBS, Dyro, Fedde Le Grand, Figure, Gramatik, Grandtheft, Hardline, Henry Fong, Infected Mushroom, Jack U, Jochen Miller, John Digweed, John O’ Callaghan, Justin Oh, MAKJ, Mat Zo, Michael Brun, MOTi, Ms. Mada, Mykris, Myon & Shane 54, Paper Diamond, Pegboard Nerds, Rebecca & Fiona, Remo, Rony Seikaly, Sandro Silva, Stafford Brothers, Syn Cole, Thunderpony, Tommie Sunshine, Ummet Ozcan, Viceroy, Vicetone.

Warped Tour

Kicking off at Salt Lake City’s Utah State Fairpark on June 14 and concluding at Houston’s Reliant Center Parking Lot on August 3, the annual travelling music and extreme sports festival will take in a total of 42 dates across 2014. Alongside Main Stage performances from The Devil Wears Prada, Enter Shikari, The Ghost Inside and Mayday Parade, fans with Warped Tour tickets can also look forward to sets from the likes of The Color Morale, Saves The Day, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cute Is What We Aim For and The Protomen.

2014 Warped Tour Bands & Dates

Falling In Reverse, Breathe Carolina, Terror, I Fight Dragons, A Lot Like Birds, Air Dubai (Full Tour), Attila (Full Tour), Anberlin (6/14-7/6, 7/16-8/3), Beartooth (Full Tour), Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! (Full Tour), The Color Morale (Full Tour), Cute Is What We Aim For (Full Tour), The Devil Wears Prada (Full Tour), Enter Shikari (7/9-8/3), For Today (Full Tour), The Ghost Inside (Full Tour), I The Mighty (July 12 - August 3), Issues (Full Tour), Mayday Parade (Full Tour), Mixtapes (Full Tour), NiT GriT (Full Tour), Plague Vendor (Full Tour), The Protomen (Full Tour), The Ready Set (Full Tour), Saves The Day (Full Tour), A Skylit Drive (Full Tour), Stray From The Path (Full Tour), Survive This! (Full Tour), Tear Out The Heart, Teenage Bottlerocket (Full Tour), Crown The Empire (Full Tour), The Maine (Full Tour), Volumes (Full Tour), State Champs (Full Tour), Less Than Jake, Chelsea Grin, Bad Rabbits, Secrets, To The Wind, MC Chris.

Most festivals have yet to release tickets for their 2014 events, but be sure to keep checking back on TicketIQ for the latest information on what promises to be another exciting year of live music ahead.

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