Best Music Festivals to Visit in Summer 2023

24th April 2023 | Category: Concerts

Want to experience an unforgettable summer of music, fun, love, and good vibes? What you need is a good music festival – and we have some ideas about where you might want to go.

Summer is already coming up fast, and many of us are starting to think about how we might want to spend it. If you love live music shows, a festival is a perfect place to spend your well-earned free time.

However, a good festival is so much more than just the stage shows. The best festivals offer an incredible experience both on and off the stage. MEeting new people, enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes you might not have otherwise – that’s what it’s all about. As such, our list of top festivals for summer 2023 is not just about the lineups and performances. It’s also about a transcendent experience that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.

Without further ado, here are our recommendations for festivals to see in 2023.

Governors Ball Music Festival

New York City’s most acclaimed festival quickly rose through the ranks to become on of NYC’s most highly-anticipated events. That says a lot if we’re talking about the Big Apple. Launched in 2011, the festival features an array of genres and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, Americana, pop, folk, and more. Your time there can be further improved by some of New York’s acclaimed food trucks, making the Ball a feast for all senses.

There’s a reason we put the Governors Ball on our list first, too – and it’s not just because we like it. the 2023 lineup for this music fest is truly massive, so we can describe it as the most accessible. Ffeaturing acts like Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar, it brings to bear some of the heaviest hitters in the world. More than 50 acts are set to take the stage this time around, so you best be ready for an incredible experience.

Governors Ball Music Dates & Tickets

June 9 – June 11, Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, New York NY

Three-day runtime with options for daily tickets

Get your Governors Ball tickets here!

Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork is a world-renowned music publication that has been at the forefront of pop culture for as long as the internet has been around. Back in 2006, the publication organized its own live music festival, spearheaded by chart-topping acts and a promise to do things differently. Specifically, PMF is billed as all about the music. The lineup is decided by critics and audiences, not a bunch of suits in a grey conference room. That’s the pitch, at least – we’ll leave it up to you to agree or not.

Either way, the 2023 iteration of the Pitchfork Music Festival managed to bring to bear a worthwhile lineup that fans of indie and alternative jams are going to adore. Names like Big Thief, Killer Mike, and Bon Iver should give you an idea about the kind of music you can expect. These are just the headliners, though, and many would agree that the Pitchfork Music Festival is all about the underground.

Pitchfork Music Festival Dates & Tickets

July 21 – July 23, Union Park, Chicago IL

Three-day runtime with options for daily tickets.

Click here to buy Pitchfork Music Festival tickets!

When We Were Young

Pop Punk is going through a sort of renaissance. Bands like Green DAy and Blink 182 used to be consistent chart-toppers in the 90s and early 2000s, and they still hold a special place in the hearts of millions of fans. If you’re one of us millenials who would like nothing better than a chance to revisit the glory days, well, someone made a festival for us.

The above pitch kind of makes it sound like When We Were Young is a gathering of once-great acts, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although the ‘scene’ is no longer with us, these performers are still at the top of their game. The aforemetnioned Green Day and Blink 182 are headlining the second anual festival, along with The Offspring, 30 Seconds to Mars, Good Charlotte, and many more!

That said, this event is a bit outside the scope of “summer.” Still, it hit us in the nostalgia so hard that we just had to include it!

When We Were Young Dates & Tickets

October 21 – October 22, LAs Vegas Festival Grounds, Las Vegas NA

Two-day runtime with options for daily tickets.

Remember what things were like When You Were Young – get your tickets now!


A few months back when all the big-ticket US festivals were announcing their lineups, one major ferstival stood out with it’s incredible yet ecletic roster. Lollapalooza is an event that needs no introduction, so we won’t waste your time with one.

The 1975, Kendrick Lamar, Red Hot Chili Pepers, Karen G, Billie Eilish… Have we caught your attention yet? No? Well how about more than 70 other acts covering almost every major genre and style under the sun. From folk and pop to punk and hip hop, Lollapalooza has a something for everyone – which is how it caught our attention in the first place.

Lollapalooza Dates & Tickets

August 3 – August 7, Hutchinson Field Frant Park, Chicako, IL

4-day runtime with options for daily tickets.

Click here to buy tickets while they’re still available!

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