Summer 2014 Music Festivals

If you’re looking for new ideas on how to promote your music, few things are better than attending a music festival!

Summer is here again, which means the music festival season is in full swing. Even getting your act into a smaller festival can bring you big rewards, and a small slot at one of the big shows can put you in front of a gigantic audience.

Even if you can’t play, simply attending means you’d have a chance to mingle or even slip some demos into the hands of people you meet.


Summer Music Festivals That Make For Great Exposure

Governor’s Ball – NYC – June 6-8

If the East Coast is your scene, Randall’s Island is where to be in early June. They’ve got a great lineup this year, including Jack White, The Strokes, and Vampire Weekend. They have fewer mega-acts this year, because they are focusing on up-and-coming East Coast indie bands, promising a great glimpse of stars to come.

Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN – June 12-15

If you’re too cool for Coachella, you’re probably going to Bonnaroo. They have a lineup as eclectic as ever, from Kanye to Elton John, along with Lauryn Hill, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, and a lot of other great acts. Besides, Tennessee is vastly nicer to camp in than some desert.

Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL – August 1-3

While their lineup this year is a bit weak compared to last year, with Eminem, OutKast, and Kings of Leon headlining, Lollapalooza is virtually guaranteed to be a good time. It’s constantly proven itself to be among the best-managed music festivals, and that sort of reliability counts for something.

TomorrowWorld – Chattahoochee Hills, GA – September 26-28

If EDM and other electronica are your thing, you want to be at TomorrowWorld. This global extension of the world-famous European show has an all-star lineup, including Tiësto and Armin van Buuren. It also boasts of an intentionally light-hearted and trippy atmosphere.

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