For 2021, Tickets For Some of The Biggest Music Festivals Are Over 50% Below Face Value

Where To Buy 2021 Music Festival Tickets

With fans headed back to venues, there’s plenty of opportunity for fans to see live music festivals in 2021. While fans are used to paying big bucks for the biggest festivals, on 2021 there's more value than ever, with half of the highest priced festivals on the secondary market below face prices--in some cases by over 50%.  The bottom line is if you haven't bough a ticket yet, but are planning to, you're likely better off waiting until the week of the event before making the purchase.

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For music lovers trying to figure out where to buy tickets to the hottest upcoming Music Festivals and how much you should expect to pay, we've put together a comprehensive overview on the biggest tour of the summer and analyzed Ticketmaster, Frontgate, Eventbrite, AXS and other major ticket buying platforms, as well as TicketIQ for secondary market, or 'sold out' tickets.  

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Below is a breakdown of each of the above festivals:

Lollapalooza

  • When: July 29th - August 1st
  • Where: Grant Park - Chicago, IL

Lollapalooza returns to Chicago's Grant Park in 2021 for its usual four-day festival from July 29th through August 1st. The lineup has also just been released and headliners include Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Miley Cyrus, and Tyler, The Creator. 

How Much Are Lollapalooza Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET  

4-day general admission passes are $375, 4-day VIP passes are $1,500, and 4-day platinum passes are $4,200. 4-day GA+ passes were $700. 

SECONDARY MAREKET

4-day general admission passes start at $382, and 4-day VIP passes start at $1,200. Single-Day passes are available on TicketIQ, with prices starting at $235 for Thursday, $196 for Friday and Saturday, and $187 for Sunday. There are also a limited amount of Single-Day VIP passes starting at $734.

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Life Is Beautiful 

  • Where: September 17th - 19th
  • When:  Downtown Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV

The Life is Beautiful Festival will kick off in downtown Las Vegas, NV on September 17th – 19th, 2021. The three-day festival will take over 18 city blocks and welcome the world’s brightest music, arts, culinary and comedy talents. The Life is Beautiful Festival will be releasing early bird tickets on March 4th at 10am PST.

The lineup will be headlined by Billie Eilish, Green Day and Tame Impala. Other notable acts include A$AP Rocky, Illenium, HAIM, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, Haim and more.

How Much Are Life is Beautiful Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out

SECONDARY MARKET

3-Day General Admission tickets start at $267, and 3-Day All-In passes start at $2,186.

Single-Day GA passes start at $200 for Friday, $212 for Saturday, and $89 for Sunday. 

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Governor's Ball

  • When: September 24th -26th
  • Where: Citi Field - Queens, NY
The Governor's Ball Music Festival combines music, art, food, unique experiences and plenty of surprises to make it a one-of-a-kind music festival. The event was designed by New Yorkers for New Yorkers. The 2021 show will be the 10th annual, and take place on September 24th - September 26th. In 2022 the festival will be returning to their normal June dates.
 
The 2021 lineup has been announced. Headliners include Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, J. Balvin and Post Malone. 
 

How Much Are Governor's Ball Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Virtually sold out.  Prices on the primary market for 3-day passes were $319 + fees prior to selling out. 

SECONDARY MARKET

3-Day General Admission tickets start at $121, and 3-Day VIP passes start at $289.

Single-Day GA passes start at $58 for Friday, $161 for Saturday, and $115 for Sunday. Single-Day VIP passes start at $179 for Friday, $332 for Saturday, and $289 for Sunday.

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Firefly Music Festival

  • When: September 23rd - 26th
  • Where: The Woodlands - Dover, Delaware

The Firefly Music Festival is entering its tenth year and is set to take place from Thursday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 26th at The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware.

The 2021 lineup has also recently been announced and this year's headliners include Billie Ellish, Lizzo, Tame Impala, and The Killers. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

How Much Are Firefly Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

On the primary market, 4-Day General admission are available for $369, 4-Day VIP Experience are available for $699, and 4-Day Super VIP tickets are sold out.

Single-day pass are still available and are priced at $135 for General Admission and $285 for VIP. 

SECONDARY MARKET

4-day passes are starting at $191, and VIP start at $1,535. Single-Day passes are available for Thursday, Saturday and Sundays. Prices for Thursday start at $45, Saturday starts at $231, and Sunday starts at $119. 

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Ohana Festival

  • When: September 24th - 26th
  • Where: Doheny State Beach - Dana Point, California

Eddie Vedder's Ohana Fest is returning to Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, in 2021 on September 24th-26th, 2021, with an Encore weekend set for October 1st and 2nd. 

Vedder will serve as a headliner for two of the three nights. He will perform a solo set on Saturday before performing with the rest of Pearl Jam to close out the festival on Sunday. Kings of Leon will headline the first night. Some other notable performers in the lineup include My Morning Jacket, Spoon, Brandi Carlile, Black Pumas, and Cold War Kids. For the encore weekend Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, and Beck are set to headline. You can check out the entire lineup for both the main festival and encore at the bottom of this post. 

How Much Are Ohana Festival Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out. Prior to selling out Weekend Festival passes are $275, Single-Day Festival passes are $138.50, Weekend VIP passes are $950, Single-Day VIP passes are $499.50, and Weekend Ultimate VIP+ passes are $7,000.

SECONDARY MARKET

On the secondary market, Single-Day General Admission passes and Single-Day VIP passes are available for each day. General admission passes start at $156 for Friday, $125 for Saturday, and $416 for Sunday. VIP single-day passes are only available for Sunday and start at $1,851. Three-day passes start at $356.

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Austin City Limits

  • When: October 1st-3rd and 8th-10th
  • Where: Zilker Park - Austin, TX

Austin City Limits returns for its 20th anniversary in 2021, and will take place on the weekend's of October 1-3 and 8-10. The lineup has just been announced and headliners include George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rufus Du Sol, Dababy and Erykah Badu. 

Organizers said more than 20 of the artists are from Texas, including Strait, Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Black Pumas, St. Vincent (Weekend One), Marc Rebillet, Surfaces, Dayglow, Missio, Charley Crockett, Heartless Bastards (Weekend Two), Asleep at the Wheel (Weekend One), Nané, Riders Against the Storm (Weekend Two), Mike Melinoe (Weekend Two), Deezie Brown (Weekend One).

How Much Are Austin City Limits Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out. Prior to selling out 3-day passes were $550. 

SECONDARY MARKET

Weekend One 3-Day GA Passes start at $309. 3-Day GA+ Passes start at $1,100, and 3-Day VIP Passes start at $1,499. Single-Day GA Passes start at $266 for Friday, $299 for Saturday, with tickets dropping to around $224 for Sunday.

For Weekend Two, prices are about 10% more expensive for 3-day and single day tickets.

A very limited amount of Single-Day GA+ Passes and Single-Day VIP Passes are also available for each weekend, and prices start at $600+

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Aftershock

  • When: October 7th -10th
  • Where: Discovery Park - Sacramento, CA

Aftershock Festival, the annual rock and metal festival sponsored by Monster Energy, is back in Sacramento, California for 2021. Beginning in 2012, the festival expanded from a one-day concert to a two-day festival. For the 2021 edition, the festival expanded to four days and it takes place from Thursday, October 7th to Sunday, October 10th at Discovery Park, which is located at 1000 Garden Highway in Sacramento, California. Doors open at 11 am each day.

This year's festival features Metallica, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Limp Bizkit, Rancid, and many more. 

How Much Are Aftershock Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out. Prior to selling out 3-day passes were $399. 

SECONDARY MARKET

Four-Day GA passes start at $351, and Four-Day VIP passes start at $732. Three-Day GA passes start at $309, and Three-Day VIP passes start at $721.  Single-Day GA passes start at $233 for Friday, $176 for Saturday, and $309 for Sunday. Single-Day passes are not available for Thursday.  Single-Day VIP are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and prices start at $567, $308 and $1,029 respectively. 

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Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

  • When: October 22nd - 24th
  • Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is back for 2021 and will once again return to its Las Vegas Motor Speedway home on October 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for three splendid nights of music, art, and community. The festival also offers yoga, sound healing, and guided meditation classes, daytime pool parties, and a curated guest speaker series.

The lineup has also just been released and features artists like Tiësto, Alesso, The Chainsmokers, deadmau5, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, Diplo, and many more.

How Much Are EDC Las Vegas Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out. Prior to selling out, three-day passes were $379 plus fees, which are usually an additional 20%.

SECONDARY MARKET

Tickets are available on the secondary market. 3-Day GA • Experience passes start at $405, 3-day GA+ • Experience passes start at $887, and 3-Day VIP • Enhanced Experience passes start at $743.

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Rolling Loud New York

  • When: October 28th - 30th
  • Where: Citi Field - Queens, NY

The 3-day Rolling Loud New York festival is set to take place on October 28th-30th, 2021 at the Citi Field in Queens, NY.

The lineup has been announced and some of the major artists include headliners 50 Cent, J. Cole, and Travis Scott.  

How Much Are Rolling Loud New York Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

3-Day GA passes are $399+ fees, 3-Day GA+ passes are $549+ fees, 3-Day VIP passes are $849+ fees, 3-Day VIP + Munchie Pack passes are $1,049+ fees. Fees on the primary market are anywhere from $100 to $150 per ticket.

SECONDARY MARKET

3-day GA passes start at $423, GA+ passes start at $500, and VIP passes start at $775.

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Rolling Loud CaliforniaFor 2021, Tickets For Some of The Biggest Music Festivals Are Over 50% Below Face Value

  • When: December 10th - 12th
  • Where: NOS Event Center - San Bernardino, CA.

The 3-day Rolling Loud California festival is set to take place on December 10th-12th, 2021 at the NOS Event Center in San Bernardino, CA.

The lineup has been announced and some of the major artists include headliners Kid Cudi, J. Cole, Future, along with Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, French Montana, Ty Dolla $ign, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and many more. Chris Brown and Young Thug are also listed as special guests. 

How Much Are Rolling Loud California Tickets & Passes

PRIMARY MARKET

Sold out.

SECONDARY MARKET

General Admission 3-day passes start at $377. GA+ 3-day passes start at $742, and VIP start at $931. 

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2021 Music Festivals: By The Numbers

2021 Music Festival Genres

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2021 Music Festival Locations

No matter where you are in the country, you should be pretty close to an upcoming festival or two. From now through June, music festivals are taking place in 20 US State. However, the most popular destinations for Music Festivals are California with 6 and Florida with 4. Below is a list of each state and the number of festivals taking place there on the 2020 calendar.

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