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Upcoming Summer major music festivals happening in the U.S.

U.S. Summer music festivals for 2022

Festival season is back!!! After a two-year forced break, most of U.S. rock and pop festivals are taking place again. The mood is optimistic

Here are the dates, lineups and COVID-19 guidelines of this year’s top music events, which are sure to bring out the stars.

Summerfest (Milwaukee)

When June 23-25, June 30-July 2, July 7-9, 2022
Where American Family Insurance Amphitheater, 100 N Harbor Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Headliners June 23-25: Jason Aldean, Gabby Barrett, Justin Bieber, Jaden, Harry Hudson; July 2: Halsey, The Marías, Abby Roberts; July 7: Rod Stewart, Cheap Trick. for full line up:
COVID Policy
 According to Summerfest’s website, “Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. does not intend to implement entrance protocols or a mask requirement for Summerfest 2022, which is scheduled June 23-25, June 30-July 2 and July 7-9. There are no plans to require proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test. MWF will monitor the situation and continue to work closely with health experts, while following local guidelines.”
Tickets $60+ for multi-day passes; buy Summerfest 2022 tickets online at SeatGeekSummerfestStubHub or Vividseats

Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago)

Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 Flyyer

When July 15-17, 2022
Where Union Park, 1501 W Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60606
Headliners The National, Spiritualized, Parquet Courts, Mitski, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus, The Roots, Toro y Moi, Earl Sweatshirt
COVID Policy No entry process has been released and organizers “will update this page accordingly and message updated policies and procedures via our social channels and email list.”
Tickets $99-$199+ for single-day tickets, $200-$399+ for three-day passes; buy Pitchfork Music Festival 2022 tickets online at See TicketsStubHub or Vividseats

Northwest String Summit (North Plains)

Northwest String Summit 2022 Flyer

When July 21-24, 2022
Where Horning’s Hideout, 21277 NW Brunswick Canyon Rd., North Plains, OR 97133
Headliners Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey’s McGee
COVID Policy
Tickets $350+ for four-day passes; buy Northwest String Summit 2022 tickets online at Cash or TradeStubHub or Ticketmaster

Rolling Loud (Miami)

Rolling Loud 2022 Music Festival Flyer

When July 22-24, 2022
Where Hard Rock Stadium, 347 Don Shula Dr., Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Headliners Ye, Future, Kendrick Lamar
COVID Policy Not yet posted
 $350-$1,399+; buy tickets online at Front Gate TicketsSeatGeekStubHub, or VividSeats

Lollapalooza 2022 (Chicago)

Lollapalooza 2022 Festival Flyer

When July 28-31, 2022
Where Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Headliners Miley Cyrus, Illenium, Kaytranada, Playboi Carti, Tyler, the Creator, Marshmellow, Roddy Ricch, Jack Harlow, Post Malone, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Limp Bizkit, Foo Fighters, Young Thug, Brockhampton, Modest Mouse
COVID Policy 
Per Lollapalooza’s website, “preventative health measures (e.g. proof of negative COVID-19 test or full COVID-19 vaccination, masks) may be required for this show.  Details of any necessary measures will be communicated as early as possible and will be shared on the event/venue website and social media channels.”Tickets $130-$2,000 for single-day admission, $375-$4,200 for four-day passes; buy Lollapalooza 2022 tickets online at SeatGeekStubHub or Vividseats

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (San Francisco)

Outside Lands San Francisco 2022 Flyer

When Aug. 5-7, 2022
Where Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Headliners Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Jack Harlow, Weezer, Phoebe Bridgers
COVID Policy 
Not postedTickets $175-$1,995+ for single-day admission, $409-$4,699 for three-day passes; buy Outside Lands 2022 tickets online at Front Gate TicketsSeatGeekStubHub or Vividseats

This Ain’t No Picnic 2022 (Pasadena, Calif.)

This Ain't No Picnic 2022 Festival Flyer

When August 27-28, 2022
Where Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA
Headliners The Strokes, LCD Soundsystem, Phoebe Bridgers, Jorja Smith, Jungle, Le Tigre, Beach House, Kaytranada
COVID Policy There are currently no requirements for face masks or proof of vaccination or COVID-19 test; per festival organizer Goldenvoice‘s health and safety policy, guidelines are subject to change “at any time as determined by federal, state or local government agencies or instrumentalities, artists or the promoter.”
Tickets $299 to $1,199+; buy This Ain’t No Picnic 2022 tickets online at AXS or Ticketmaster

Primavera Sound (Los Angeles)

Primavera Sound Los Angeles Flyer

When Sept. 12-18, 2022
Where  Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Headliners Nine Inch Nails, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys
COVID Policy Per Primavera Sound L.A.’s website, festival organizers will “implement all state and local COVID-19 guidelines in effect at the time of our event.”
Tickets $149-$379+ for single-day tickets, $425-$975+ for three-day passes; buy Primavera Sound Los Angeles tickets online at Front Gate TicketsSeatGeekStubHubTicketmaster or Vividseats

Riot Fest 2022 (Chicago)

Riot Fest 2022 Festival Flyer

When Sept. 16-18, 2022
Where Douglas Park, W Ogden Avenue & S Sacramento Drive, Chicago, IL
Headliners My Chemical Romance, Misfits
COVID Policy No entry process details have been released and festival organizers will update the event’s website with more info as the date nears according to local and state policies.
Tickets $200-$1,700 for three-day passes; buy Riot Fest 2022 tickets online at EventbriteSeatGeekStubHubTicketmaster or Vividseats

Louder Than Life Festival (Louisville)

Louder Than Life Festival 2022 Flyer

When Sept. 22-25, 2022
Where Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Ln., Louisville, KY 40209
Headliners NIN, Slipknot, Kiss, Red Hot Chili Peppers
COVID Policy No entry process details have been released and festival organizers will update the event’s website with more info as the date nears according to local and state policies.
Tickets $100-$240+ for single-day tickets, $270-$1,038+ for four-day passes; buy Louder Than Life 2022 tickets online at  SeatGeekStubHubTicketmaster or Vividseats

Rolling Loud (New York)

Rolling Loud New York Tentative Flyer 2022

When Sept. 23-25, 2022
Where Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., New York, NY 11368
Headliners To be announced
COVID Policy To be announced
Tickets $10-$20 for single-day tickets, pricing TBD for three-day passes; buy Rolling Loud New York 2022 tickets online at Front Gate Tickets

Austin City Limits (Austin)

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2022 Flyer

When Oct. 7-9 and 14-16, 2022
Where Zilker Park, 2207 Lou Neff Rd., Austin, TX 78746
Headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, The Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, Flume, Paramore, Lil Nas X
COVID Policy Per ACL’s website, details of any preventative health measures (e.g. proof of negative COVID-19 test or full COVID-19 vaccination, masks) may be required for this show and will be communicated as early as possible on the event/venue website and social media channels.
 $320-$1,400 for three-day tickets; buy Austin City Limits 2022 tickets online at  SeatGeekStubHubTicketmaster or Vividseats