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Top 5 Pop Music Festivals in the US in 2024

Get ready to groove and move as we delve into the biggest and best pop festivals hitting the US in 2024! Iconic times await at each of these, and tickets are bound to sell out. Join us as we countdown the top five (and a bonus extra name!) pop festivals you won’t want to miss this year.

Coachella (Fri – Sun, 12-14 & 19-21 Apr ; California)

Need we introduce this one? Every influencer has intense FOMO when it comes to this annual music and arts fest held at the Empire Polo Club in the Coachella Valley. This is one of the biggest, most well-known and profitable music events in the world. While it’s mainly a pop fest, live rock, indie, hip hop and electronic music also continuously belts from its multiple stages.

The Colorado Desert comes to life with over 500,000 people visiting this mega-fest of music, interactive art installations and sculptures. The line-up is repeated on the second weekend, and attendees can camp in their cars, tents, or book glamping options. The 2024 line-up brims with talent from Lana Del Rey, Doja Cat, Tyler the Creator, Blur, Peso Pluma, and J Balvin headlining the weekends. It’ll No Doubt be unmissable…

Lollapalooza (TBA ; Illinois)

This annual sellout event is one of the longest running and largest music fests in the world, hosting 400,000 attendees over four days.  What started in 1991 as a farewell tour by Perry Farrel is now a four day event that attracts 400,000 people to Grant Park in Chicago. Over 170 global bands jam out pop (mainly), rock, metal, electronic, and hip hop over 9 stages.

Young fans can find entertainment at Kidzapalooza with family-friendly performers, music workshops, and art installations. And Chow Town features the freshest and bestest of the Windy City’s cuisine. The 2024 line-up and dates are TBA, but with a name translating to “extraordinary”, you’ll want to be the first to know! Have a lollapalooza lollipop of a time!

Austin City Limits (Fri-Sun, 4-6 Oct & 11-13 Oct ; Texas)

Zilker park in Austin is the lucky location of this pop festival that goes down over two back-to-back weekends. The event is inspired by the live music TV program with the same name and has eight stages featuring rock, indie, country, electronic, and hip-hop from ten-to-ten each day.

With around 450,000 eager fans flooding in, you can groove to the tunes while browsing art markets, chilling in the family zone, and sampling delicious cuisine at Austin Eats, the festival’s food court. While camping isn’t an option, you can easily book a hotel through the festival’s website. Be sure to stay tuned for details on the 2024 line-up on the website and socials!

Music Midtown (TBA; Georgia)

What has been Atlanta’s top music fest since 1994 drew over 300,000 attendees in its heyday. Now spanning three days with four stages and over 30 artists, it serves up a mix of rock, pop, electronic, and everything in between.

While the lineup for 2024 is still under wraps, past years have seen big names like P!NK, Flume, Billie Eilish, Guns n’ Roses, and more. Take in stunning views of the Midtown skyline from the Ferris Wheel, and feast on a variety of food options catering to all tastes, from picky eaters to vegans and omnivores alike.

Summerfest (Thu-Sat, 20-22 Jun & 27-29 Jun & 4-6 Jul ; Wisconsin)

Downtown Milwaukee has seen Summerfest return yearly since its inception in 1968. Now held at Henry Maier Festival Park, the event magnetises 800,000 people every year. It held the official “World’s Largest Music Festival” title until 2015. Nevertheless, with over 800 acts and more than 1,000 performances across 12 stages, Summerfest remains the ultimate performances leader.

After starting with The Big Bang fireworks display, attendees can enjoy a parade, dive into a variety of local food, vendors, family fun, and more. The headliners for 2024 include Kane Brown, Mötley Crüe, Tyler Childers, and more! Keep tabs on their website and socials for updates on the lineup.

Outside Lands Festival (Fri, 9 Aug – Sun, 11 Aug ; California)

Three days of music, art, wine, and cannabis – this is the ultimate summer wish list brought to life annually in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. This multi-genre masterpiece is the largest independently owned music fest in the States and attracted over 220,000 people in 2023. Moreover, it’s a loving nod to the western ‘hoods, known as The Outside Lands in the 1800’s.

The 80 acre territory splits into the Wine Lands, Beer Lands and Cocktail Magic for the thirsty. The food province is 100% local, and art and giggle grass is in the heart of the Grass Lands. Activism and sustainability is the ethos, and the event provides financial support to regional music and arts education programs though its Outside Lands Works foundation. Stay tuned for the 2024 line-up!

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Inge Strauss