It seems that every year when the spring and summer music festivals announce their lineups, there's always one standout which makes it easy to decide which one to attend. This year, we are not so lucky. Between Coachella, Bonaroo, and Bottlerock alone the lineups are INCREDIBLE! Is it that bands figured out that stand alone concerts aren't the way to go this year, or did everyone just decide to party it up at festivals? Whatever the reason, if you're trying to decide which fest you're going to attend, it's been HARD! So, I decided to break it down by headliner and distance from the Tri-Cities (Portland, Seattle) to make you feel best about dropping a bunch of dough on a music festival. Hope this helps!

 

Festival Name Headliners Cost Location Dates
Coachella Radiohead, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, New Order, Bon Iver, The XX, Travis Scott SOLD OUT Indio, CA April 14-16 & April 21-23
Bonaroo U2, Red Hor Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Chance, the Rapper, Major Lazer, Lorde, the XX, Cage the Elephant GA $324.50 Manchester, TN June 8-11
Sasquatch Twenty One Pilots, Frank Ocean, Chance the Rapper, The Head and the Heart, The Shins, MGMT, GA $295 George, WA May 26-28
Bottle Rock Foo Fighters, Tome Petty, Maroon 5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Roots, Ben Harper, Modest Mouse SOLD OUT Napa, CA May 26-28
Firefly The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, Bob Dylan, Flume Weezer, 4-Day Pass $289 Dover, DE June 12-18
Bunbury Muse, Wiz, Khalifa, G-Easy, The 1975, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Shins, Death Cab for Cutie Three Day GA Tickets (Level 2): $179.00 Cincinnati, OH June 2-4
Governor's Ball  Tool, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Wu-Tang Clan, Childish Gambino, Phoenix, Cage the Elephant, Flume Three Day GA Tickets (Level 3): $199.00 New York, NY June 2-4