Everyone’s favorite time of the year is already underway: festival season. With warmer weather and the promise of vacation, these summery months are bursting with opportunities to attend the music festivals of your dreams. So get ready to soak up the sun and immerse yourself in some of the best sounds from top artists today.
Glasse Factory produced a playlist that perfectly encapsulates the excitement of festival season. Whether you’ve already had your fun, secured tickets for an upcoming festival, or just want to live vicariously through others, “Festival Season” has what you’re looking for. The 30 songs total an hour and 45 minutes, so the playlist can carry you through a long drive to festival grounds.
The “Festival Season” playlist spotlights the songs that had crowds dancing, bumping up the good vibes — think the upbeat, sassy track “About D*mn Time” by Lizzo and “What I Want” by MUNA. You’re lying if you say you don’t know all the words. So scream along to the lyrics, whether that be in front of your bathroom mirror or in a crowd in front of a stage. Alternatively, songs like “Strong Enough” by boygenius and “Golden Days” by Whitney help listeners mellow out and take a chill break from the high energy levels. Of course, there’s always room for classics like “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers, too. This playlist has it all, from pop to rock to rap to indie and more. Imagine the ideal lineup wrapped up into a playlist.
So far, this season’s festivals have been satisfying fans’ urges for the best music and the most fun. Coachella, which was in April, wowed crowds of about 125,000 people daily for more than 200 performances. As always, the California music festival was a smashing success — who doesn’t love Bad Bunny, BLACKPINK, and Frank Ocean? Now, many people around the world are looking forward to Lollapalooza, which will run from August 2 to 6 in Chicago. Headliners ranging from Billie Eilish to Kendrick Lamar and many more have fans flocking into the city to see these impressive lineups.
Other music festivals to look forward to include the HARD Summer Music Festival in LA this August, a festival boasting a stacked lineup with alternative, hip-hop, electronic, and more acts galore. Think names like Kaskade, Skrillex, and Kid Cudi. For those who are more into house and bass tracks, head down to Nashville for Deep Tropics to catch acts like Troyboi and LP Giobbi.
Each year, music festivals are one-upping themselves time and time again. These lineups are not disappointing, and it seems like the best is yet to come. Get hype for festival season, and don’t forget to stream our Spotify playlist here.