Summer Music Festivals

Five Summer Music Festivals You’ll Have #FOMO Over26 May

Over here at Booktrack, we love books, and we also love music. It’s the combo of the two that really makes us tick. A couple of weeks ago we shed some light on cool and trendy book festivals coming up this summer. But if you’re still regretting missing out on Coachella (or want to relive it in a different locale), we’ve got you covered with this list of five summer music festivals that will bring the heat and the bands you love. Don’t put away that trendy festival wardrobe just yet. You have some festivaling to do….

Governors Ball: June 3-5, 2016
Head to NYC for one of its major music festivals, Governors Ball. It takes place on Randall’s Island and even though it’s a fraction of the size of the big sets like Coachella and Lollapalooza, the line-up often trumps the big boys (and the celeb spotting is just as fierce). The vibe isn’t as loose as the campground fests, but hey, you’re in NYC? That’s perk enough.

WayHome: July 22-24, 2016
Rent an Airstream and take a roadtrip to north of Toronto for the festival that’s been dubbed the Coachella of Canada. WayHome brings major #fomo feels with an enviable line-up of bands and musicians, but it’s about more than just music. Foodies, art lovers and film buffs will also get something from this weekend long campground fest.

Lollapalooza: July 28-31, 2016
Lollapalooza put its roots down in Chicago’s Grant Park a decade ago. You’ll love the setting among Chicago’s skyline, but get ready for a big crowd. There’s hardly space to lay a blanket among the 300-acres of guests. Instead, just keep moving through the hundreds of bands on eight different stages. Keep the party going after hours when the action moves to Chicago’s club scene for after parties.

FYF Fest: August 27-28, 2016
F*ck Yeah Fest in Los Angeles started in 2004 at hip clubs in Echo Park and has grown to be a major park-filler, but the two-day event retains its local vibe and fan-boy energy. The folks behind Coachella have taken over it so you’ll get a similar feeling, but in a slightly more intimate setting. The headliners epitomize cool, while the rest of the bill includes buzz bands and up and comers in punk, underground dance, garage, metal and minimalist electronic.

Burning Man: August 28 to September 5, 2016
Pack your sunscreen and tons of bevvies, then head to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert for this party set up in a “temporary community.” This unique festival is as much about music, as it is about culture, self-expression, spirituality and art. They’ll be no shortage of insta-moments and surprises. Even the performing DJs are last-minute surprises – techy producers like Deadmau5 and Tyco – but that’s just part of the exclusivity of this festival.

Here’s what we love about music festivals: besides the obvious mayhem and party vibes , it’s the perfect opportunity to chill and discover new sounds and bands. Some of these tunes just might be perfect for your next synchronized Booktrack. Keep the festival going by being your own producer and adding tracks to your next read with Booktrack Studio.

What festivals will you hit up this summer?