Music Festival Rumors

We are starting to revamp our 2018 music festival rumors page as bands start announcing tours that make it easier to prognosticate what festivals people will be playing next year. We also have a variety of recaps from last year’s festivals we were at.

2018:

Coachella 2018 (April 13-15, April 20-22, Indio, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 3 / 2017 recap / 2017 W1 fest journal / 2017 W2 fest journal

*Coachella 2018 rumors/confirmations built with help from Reddit Coachella*

ArtistStatusSource
BeyonceconfirmedGoldenvoice
Fleet FoxeslikelyReddit user claims he spoke to Fleet Foxes member
Tom MischlikelyCoachella-sized tour gap, no LA date
Sylvan EssolikelyCoachella-sized tour gap, no LA dates
Cigarettes After Sexoutconflicting tour dates
The Killersouttouring in Australia
Dan Auerbachoutradius clause
Clean Banditoutconflicting tour dates
Van Morrisonoutradius clause
My Morning Jacketoutconfirmed only playing three dates until 2019
DUA LIPAoutradius clause
Editorsouttouring in Europe
Wolf Paradeoutradius clause
Flogging Mollyouttouring
Foo Fightersouttouring elsewhere
Franz Ferdinandoutradius clause
Glen Hansardoutradius clause
GRiZoutradius clause (Air + Style Festival)
Imagine Dragonsouttouring in Europe
Japanese Breakfastoutradius clause
Jay-ZoutLiveNation show in LA in December
Judah and the Lionouttouring elsewhere
Kimbraoutradius clause
Lana del Reyouttouring Europe and Australia
The Darknessoutradius clause
Arcade Fireouttouring in Europe
Macklemoreouttouring in Europe
Zeddoutradius clause (Air + Style Festival)
Matomaoutradius clause
Walk the Moonoutradius clause
Phantogramoutradius clause (Air + Style Festival)
Phoenixoutradius clause (Air + Style Festival)
Pondoutradius clause
Queens of the Stone Ageoutradius clause
Rhyeoutradius clause
Robert Plantoutradius clause
Roger Watersouttouring in Europe
Rostamoutradius clause
Run the Jewelsouttouring with Lorde weekend 1
Lionel Richieouttouring in New Zealand
St. Vincentoutradius clause
STRFKRoutradius clause
Chicouttouring in New Zealand
AWOLNATIONouttouring in Europe
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birdsouttouring in Europe
The Avett Brothersoutradius clause
Bullyoutradius clause
Margo Priceoutradius clause
Liam GallagherpossibleLA show in November, outside of radius clause
Cherry GlazerrpossibleLA show in December, outside radius clause, played FYF Fest 2017
Alex Laheypossibleconfirmed for other Goldenvoice festivals
Cage the ElephantunlikelyLA radio festival in January
The NationalunlikelyLA radio festival in January
Dashboard ConfessionalunlikelyLA radio festival in January
Mumford & SonsunlikelyLA radio festival in January
SpoonunlikelyLA radio festival in January
BeckunlikelyLA radio festival in January

 

BUKU Festival 2018 (March 9-10, New Orleans, La.)

2017 lineup dropped Dec. 6

 

Okeechobee 2018 (March 1-4, Okeechobee, Fla.)

2017 lineup dropped Nov. 10

 

Fortress Fest 2018 (April 28-29, Fort Worth, Tx.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 24 / 2017 recap / 2017 fest journal

 

Shaky Knees 2018 (May 4-6, Atlanta, Ga.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 10 (2017)Jan. 11 (2016)Jan. 14 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

ArtistStatusSource
Foo FightersoutAtlanta show in April
Vulfpeckoutplaying Sweetwater 420 Festival
EchosmithoutAtlanta show in May
LordeoutAtlanta show in April
The Record Companyoutplaying Sweetwater 420 Festival
Stick Figureoutplaying Sweetwater 420 Festival
Sturgill Simpsonoutplaying Sweetwater 420 Festival
The DarknessoutAtlanta show in April
Judah & The LionoutAtlanta show in April
SuperchunkoutAtlanta show in April
The FratellisoutAtlanta show in May
Theo KatzmanunlikelyAtlanta show in March
Cub SportunlikelyAtlanta show in April
Hippie SabotageunlikelyAtlanta show in March

Shaky Beats 2018 (May 11-13, Atlanta, Ga.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 9

Hangout Fest 2018 (May 18-20, Gulf Shores, Ala.)

Previous lineup drops: Nov. 29 (2017)Nov. 17 (2016)Jan. 12 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

Nov. 24 — Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, The Chainsmokers headline 2018 lineup

BottleRock Napa 2018 (May 25-27, Napa, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 3

 

Governors Ball 2018 (June 1-3, Randall’s Island, N.Y.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 4 (2017)Jan. 8 (2016)Jan. 7 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 travel journal

 

Bonnaroo 2018 (June 7-10, Manchester, Tenn.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 11 (2017)Jan. 19 (2016)Jan. 13 (2015)Feb. 19 (2014)Feb. 19 (2013),  Feb. 14 (2012)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 festival journal

ArtistStatusSource
Foo FightersoutNashville show in May
EchosmithoutNashville show in May
The StrutsoutNashville show in May
The FratellisoutNashville show in May
Peter Hook & The LightoutNashville show in May
Run the Jewelsunlikelyshow in Nashville in April

Firefly 2018 (June 14-17, Dover, Dela.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 27 (2017)Nov. 18 (2016)Feb. 17 (2015)Jan. 14 (2014)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 festival journal

 

Forecastle 2018 (July 13-15, Louisville, Ky.)

2017 lineup dropped Dec. 6

 

Lollapalooza 2018 (August 2-5, Chicago, Ill.)

Previous lineup drops: Mar. 22 (2017)Mar. 23 (2016), Mar. 25 (2015), Mar. 26 (2014)

 

Life is Beautiful (September 21-23, downtown Las Vegas, Nev.)

Previous lineup drops: Apr. 25 (2017), May 20 (2016), May 19 (2015)

2017 Best + Worst


2017:

 

Lightning in a Bottle 2017 (May 24-28, Bradley, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 23

 

Sasquatch (May 26-28, Gorge, Wash.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 23 (2017)Jan. 12 (2016)Feb. 4 (2015),  Feb. 4 (2014)

 

Boston Calling (May 26-28, Allston, Mass.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 12 / 2017 Best + Worst / 2017 travel journal

Bunbury (June 2-4, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Lineup dropped Jan. 24 — Muse, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Bassnectar top bill

 

Colossal Clusterfest (June 2-4, San Francisco, Calif.)

Lineup dropped Feb. 28 — Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Ice Cube top inaugural bill

 

Eaux Claires (June 16-17, Eau Claire, Wisc.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 27

 

Arroyo Seco Weekend (June 24-25, Pasadena, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 14 / 2017 Best + Worst

 

Pitchfork (July 14-16, Chicago, Ill.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 10

 

FYF Fest (July 21-23, Los Angeles, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 21 / 2017 Best + Worst

 

Panorama NYC (July 28-30, Randall’s Island, N.Y.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 9 (2017), Mar. 1 (2016)

 

Osheaga (August 4-6, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Lineup dropped Feb. 28 — The Weeknd, Muse, Lorde headline

 

 

Outside Lands (August 11-13, San Francisco, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Apr. 5 (2016), Mar. 24 (2015), Apr. 8 (2014)

Lineup dropped Apr. 4 — Metallica, The Who, and Gorillaz headline

 

Bumbershoot (September 1-3, Seattle, Wash.)

2017 lineup dropped Apr. 25

 

KAABOO Del Mar (September 15-17, Del Mar, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 23

 

Lost Lake (October 20-22, Phoenix, Ariz.)

Lineup dropped Apr. 18 — The Killers, Chance the Rapper, ODESZA, Major Lazer headline


R.I.P. / on pause:

Middlelands 2017 (May 5-7, Todd Mission, Tex.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 11 / Overheard at Middlelands 2017 / 2017 journal / Not returning to Todd Mission

 

Wayhome (July 28-30, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada)

2017 lineup dropped Feb. 11 / Pausing for 2018