Entertainment, Music

11 Music Festivals you need to know about in 2022

We’re back on y’all!

words by: Kayla Carmicheal
Mar 27, 2022

Festival Season. We know it, we love it. And after 2 years of lockdowns and social distancing, many of us are ready to head out to the grounds and valleys to get our fix. Even though we don’t seem to be out of the woods with COVID-19 just yet, many fests are taking precautions to make sure they’re having a safe (though fun) environment.


So here’s a list of some of the most popular festivals, when they’re happening, and who’s headlining. And don’t worry if they’re sold out or if you can’t make it—you’d be surprised how immersive a livestream can be. (I certainly caught Beychella 2018 during a college dorm desk shift and had a great time).


1. 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

When: Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 24
Where: Indio, California
Tickets: SOLD OUT (Waitlist Available)


Coachella 2022 Lineup Revealed: Harry Styles, Billie Eilish, & Ye Headline


2. So What?! Music Festival

When: Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29
Where: Arlington, Texas
Tickets: seeticket.us ($99, $289, $867)



3. Boston Calling

When: Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Tickets: bostoncalling.com ($130 – $2,000)


Boston Calling 2022 Lineup Announced: Metallica, the Strokes, Foo Fighters, and More | Pitchfork


4. The Governors Ball

When: Friday, June 10 – Sunday, June 12
Where: Queens, New York City
Tickets: governorsballmusicfestival.com ($129 – $2,399)


Governors Ball Announces 2022 Dates and Lineup


5. Bonnaroo

When: Thursday, June 16 – Sunday, June 19
Where: Manchester, Tennessee
Tickets: bonnaroo.com ($350 – $3,500)


Bonnaroo 2022 Lineup Announcement – Lightning 100


6. Pitchfork Music Festival

When: Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 17
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: seetickets.us ($110 – $460)


Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 Lineup


7. Rolling Loud Miami

When: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24
Where: Miami, Florida
Tickets: rollingloud.frontgatetickets.com ($350 – $1,400)



8. Lollapalooza Music Festival

When: Friday, July 28 – Sunday, July 31
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: lollopalooza.com ($350 – $4,000)



9. Riot Fest

When: Friday, September 16 – September 18
Where: Chicago, Illinois
Tickets: eventbrite.com (coming soon)



10. Life Is Beautiful

When: September 16 – September 18
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Tickets: lifeisbeautiful.com ($380 – $3,125)



11. Firefly Music Festival

When: Thursday, September 22 – Sunday, September 25
Where: Dover, Delaware
Tickets: fireflyfestival.com ($330 – $2,700)



Are there any festivals that are on your radar? So far, we’ve yet to hear announcements from other fests, like ComplexLand and ComplexCon. But we do know that ComplexLand will happen between May 25-27 in the metaverse and ComplexCon will take place between November 19-20 in Long Beach, California.


Also, Afro Fest 2022 is yet to be announced, lineup-wise as well. But regardless, we’re keeping our eyes peeled.


In other news, have you heard about the When We Were Young Fest debacle that happened a few months ago? There’s definitely warning signs to look out for before your next festival. Always be conscious as a consumer! (And, don’t forget your mask).