Summer Music Festivals to Get Your Groove On
Newsweek|May 20 - 27, 2022 (Double Issue)
What seemed a relic of the past amidst COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing precautions are now back in full force. This summer promises a music festival resurgence, with events taking place all over the world. Across festivals, lineups are both highlighting international talent and championing local artists. From Afro Nation on the pristine Portuguese seaside to Glastonbury in rural England to Fuji Rock in a Japanese forest, live music lovers of every genre have a lot to anticipate. Let the music play!
MEGHAN GUNN

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Pitchfork

JULY 15-17

CHICAGO

This year, 60,000 attendees will gather at Chicago's Union Park to take in sets by headliners The National, Mitski and The Roots. This year's festival also emphasizes local talent like Noname and KAINA and supports Chicago's art and food vendors; between acts, grab tacos from Big Star and a beer from The Publican.

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Governors Ball

JUNE 10-12

NEW YORK

Returning to Citi Field where multiple stages surround the stadium in 360 degrees, this year's event will be headlined by Kid Cudi, Halsey and J. Cole. Last year, more than 150,000 people attended over the three days. Along with music, local vendors serve food and libations and showcase art from around the city.

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Secret Solstice

JUNE 24-26

REYKJAVÍK

The sun literally never sets at this three-day music extravaganza over the summer solstice weekend. Festivalgoers stay up all weekend, jamming in Iceland's natural landmarks, from a glacier cave to a 5,000-year-old lava tunnel. Keep a lookout for this year's lineup to be announced soon; previous headliners include Martin Garrix, Rita Ora and Boy Pablo.

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Glastonbury

JUNE 22-26

SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM

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