Let's cut to the chase.
Summer is on its way and we all need a break from the noise.
The music never stops, however, and what better way to embrace the sound than attending a music festival?
A few lineups/Festivals for the summer of '23.
Glastonbury Festival - Worthy Farm, England
A trip across the pond admittedly may not be an option for the casual music enjoyer. For those who truly wish for a surreal experience with a mix of mainstream and legendary artists, this lineup is sure to catch your eye.
Lana Del Ray, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Alt-J, and several others are set to take the stage the week of June 21st. A bit pricy at £285 = $350, it's a financial decision one should take into consideration. If the experience is worth the cost, Glastonbury awaits you.
Lollapalooza - Grant Park in Chicago, IL
Lollapalooza takes place annually in Chicago, IL at Grant Park and is world-renowned for its lineups. In August of this year, expect to see a wide variety of artists from multiple genres including but not limited to The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The 1975, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Maggie Rogers, Noah Kahan, Men I Trust, and so much more talent ready to perform in '23.
Once again, for a lineup of this caliber, it might just break the bank. General Admission 4-Day passes are listed at $365, while the Upper Tier GA+/ VIP passes range from $700-$1600, according to the official Lollapalooza website. If you have some vacation money saved up and are looking to spend, this legendary festival should be on your radar.
Summerfest - Milwaukee, Wi
June 22-24, June 29-July 1, July 6-8
Summerfest deserves credit not only for its star-powered lineup, but for the diversity in music it provides. Alt-Rock, Indie Rock, Folk, Rap, Pop, R&B, Country, and several other genres can all be heard at this festival. Once known (1999) as "The World's Largest Music Festival," Summerfest has since been surpassed in attendance, but is celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year and the lineup is evidence of its continued success.
Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Elle King, AJR, Fitz and The Tantrums, Earth, Wind, and Fire, The War On Drugs, Yellowcard, Lord Huron, and more incredible artists can be heard starting June 22nd.
Not convinced? Another impressive aspect to this festival is the price range: Tickets range from $26 and upward depending on which package you may choose. Tickets and all necessary information are available at the official Summerfest website.
Pitchfork Music Festival - Union Park in Chicago, IL
The Pitchfork Music Festival primarily features alt-rock, electronic, and dance music genres, but according to the festival's Wikipedia page has also blended elements of punk/experimental rock in past performances. The festival originated in 2006 and has hosted star-studded talent such as Tame Impala, Phoebe Bridgers, Beck, Vampire Weekend, and Kendrick Lamar.
Price once again may pose an issue, but for fans of the indie folk/rock genre along with those who favor the electronic sound, the Pitchfork Music Festival may very well be worth the price of admission. Single-day passes start at $109 while three-day passes come at a discount of $219. Information can be found at Pitchfork.com.