Live events are making a comeback!
It’s definitely a gradual process, but after one of the most boring years in recorded history, the 2021 calendar is getting increasingly crowded with events of all shapes and sizes—including some of our favorite festivals.
Without further ado, here are five massive music festivals that will be making a comeback before the year is out.
Rolling Loud | July 23-25 in Miami
Rolling Loud, the world’s largest hip-hop festival, will be back in our lives this summer. After a series of virtual events, this festival will take over Miami from 23-25, with performances from acts like A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Post Malone, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Playboi Carti, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Dababy, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyga, and lots more.
Electric Zoo | September 3-5 in New York City
New York’s massively popular Electric Zoo festival will cap off summer, 2021 in suitably massive fashion. This year, 100,000 people are expected to attend the event on Randalls Island in New York City—making it one of the biggest events of the pandemic era. Given the festival’s lineup, it’s no surprise so many people plan to show up. This year, highlights include ILLENIUM, Destructo, Blunts & Blondes, PEEKABOO, JOYRYDE, and LICK.
The Governors Ball | September 24-26 in New York City
Electric Zoo isn’t the only festival coming to New York City this September. Just weeks after it concludes, the city will host another hugely popular festival in The Governors Ball. This year’s event, which goes down at Citi Field, will be highlighted by performances from artists representing a range of different genres, such as Billie Ellish, Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Jay Balvin, Leon Bridges, Megan Thee Stallion, Phoebe Bridgers, and 21 Savage.
Austin City Limits | October 1-3, 8-10 in Austin
Austin, Texas is known as “The Live Music Capital of the World“—and it’s definitely on track to defend that title this year. On the weekends of October 1-3 and October 8-10, the city will bring back the famous Austin City Limits festival. The lineup hasn’t been made official just yet, but announcements are expected very soon.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) | Oct 22-25 in Las Vegas
Las Vegas’ popular Electric Daisy was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic in 2020, but it’s back with a vengeance in 2021. While the popular EDM festival was originally supposed to go down in May, it’s been bumped back to October 22-25. The good news, of course, is that it’s still happening—especially considering this year marks the festival’s 25-year anniversary! Stay tuned to the event’s official website for announcements about the official lineup.