|Grab your flowered headband and lather on the sunscreen, its music festival season once again! As music festivals seem to grow in popularity each summer, it becomes harder and harder to narrow down where you should be spending your weekends. We’ve put together a list of some of the best festivals to see firsthand from across the globe, so hopefully you’ll be grooving along with thousands of your closest friends this year.
Underground Music Showcase
Where: Denver, CO
When: July 28-July 31, 2016
The underground music showcase (the ums) is Denver’s premier indie music festival. If you’re looking for the music that your friends may not have heard yet, this is the festival for you. At ums, you’ll find a compelling mix of local and national talent, in four glorious, good vibe filled days. This year’s festival showcases over 400 local and national performances in an eclectic mix of venues across the city.
Where: San Francisco, CA
When: August 5-August 7, 2016
Where to stay: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, San Carlos, CA
If you’re looking for a festival with great views to go along with great tunes, outside lands in San Francisco may be just what you’re looking for. Golden Gate Park hosts a wide range of acts and this festival has quickly grown into a highlight of the San Fran summer. This year, you’ll find music, comedy, food and plenty of fun to go along with the breathtaking views of the bay while you watch the fog roll in.
Where: Dublin, Ireland
When: July 15-July 17, 2016
Where To Stay: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
This eclectic line-up is perfect for those that like to listen to their music on shuffle. With everything from indie to hip hop, the longitude festival brings some of the largest acts in the world with some who are about to break it big. While some will look to camp on site, we suggest staying well rested off site and returning fresh faced (and showered) each day.
Main Square Festival
Where: Arras, France
When: July 1-July 3, 2016
Where To Stay: Park Inn by Radisson Lille Grand Stade
The first weekend of July is full of French festivals and one of those standouts is Main Square. Situated at the stunning Citadelle Vauban, this mixture of rock, pop and electronic music boasts an impressive alumni list that leaves festival goers waiting on baited breath for the lineup announcement each year.
Are these festivals not on the itinerary this summer? No worries! You can keep it local by checking out the concerts coming right to your city–Club Carlson members now earn up to 60 Gold Points® per $1 on sports, concert, and theater tickets to live events in the U.S. with ScoreBig!
Here’s to good music, good weather, and good times!