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4 US Festivals You Have to Consider for 2017

Festival season is on its way, and that means there’s no better time but the present to decide which festivals you want to attend this summer. Tickets are selling fast, and transport is booking up quickly, so make sure you’re not left behind! If you’ve been studying for an online master in music education degree from Rutgers Online, now is the perfect time to plan a break, while still technically broadening your music knowledge. But if you’re struggling to decide which event to attend, keep reading for a list of four festivals you have to consider for 2017.

1. Sasquatch

This year’s Sasquatch festival is being held from the 26th to the 28th May in Quincy, Washington. Named after the legend of Big Foot, the festival lasts for three days and this year will be headlined by Frank Ocean, Twenty One Pilots, and Chance The Rapper. Tickets for the event are still available, as are threeday camping passes for those who want to enjoy the full festival experience. This is a hippy style festival that is sure to be tons of fun.

2. Riot Fest

Riot Fest is as well known to hard rock fans in the United States as Download is in the UK. This year’s festival will be held from the 15-17th September at Douglas Park, Chicago. Currently scheduled to headline the event are Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker, although tons of bands will be performing throughout the weekend. Tickets are available to purchase at the moment, and the official website also lists hotel information for those who don’t fancy camping.

3. FYF Fest

Described by NME as the place where “those who are too cool for Coachella go”, FYF Fest is a huge hipster festival held at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. This year’s event is set to be held on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd July and the headline acts include Missy Elliott, Bjork, Frank Ocean and Nine Inch Nails. No matter what kind of music you are studying for your online MMME program, you should be well taken care of at this event as it’s as eclectic as it is large.

4. Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is the United States version of the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals and takes place in Grant Park, Chicago every August. 2017’s event will be held between the 3

rd and the 6th and tickets are selling quickly. This year’s lineup is a bit of a blast from the past with bands like The Killers, Muse, Blink 182 and Arcade Fire all set to attend. VIP and Platinum tickets are also available for those who want an even better experience.

Coachella may have already happened this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any great festivals still waiting to be enjoyed. Each one of these is guaranteed to be tons of fun and will make a nice, relaxing change from studying. Let us know which you plan to attend in the comments.