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 2019 (April 12-14, April 19-21, Indio, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 3 (2017) / Jan. 2 (2018)
2017 recap / 2017 W1 fest journal / 2017 W2 fest journal

ArtistStatusSource
Charlotte Gainsbourgconfirmedindustry source
Ella Maiconfirmedindustry source
Maggie Rogersconfirmedindustry source
RUFUS DU SOLconfirmedindustry source
Gary Clark Jr.likelyDecember LA shows from Goldenvoice, April tour gap
Sunflower BeanlikelyCoachella-sized tour gap
YGlikelyCoachella--sized tour gap, no LA dates
Bad Sunspossibletour dates leaves LA gap
The Japanese HousepossibleLA tour date in December, gap in touring in April
Andrew McMahon in the Wildernessruled outLA date in March
Beirutruled outin Europe during Coachella
Big Wildruled outplaying LA in March
Bishop Briggsruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
Bring Me The Horizonruled outin Australia during Coachella weekend 1
Chemical Brothersruled outLA shows in May
Dawesruled outLA tour date in December, gap in touring in January
Didoruled outLA tour date in June
Giorgio Moroderruled outin Europe during Coachella
Girlpoolruled outLA tour date in April
HÆLOSruled outLA date in March
Hollywood Undeadruled outplaying LA in March
IDLESruled outin Europe during Coachella
Jess Glynneruled outconflicting tour dates
Jose Gonzalezruled outLA show in April
Julia Jacklinruled outLA tour date in May
Kevin Morbyruled outLA date in May
Kurt Vileruled outin Australia during Coachella
LPruled outLA show in March
Massive Attackruled outLA show in March
Methyl Ethelruled outLA tour date in March
Metricruled outLA show in March
Miya Folickruled outLA tour date in February
ruled outLA show in February
Museruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
Nils Frahmruled outLA show in March
Nonameruled outLA show in February
Panda Bearruled outLA tour date in February
Quinn XCIIruled outLA tour date in April
Rise Againstruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
Robynruled outLA tour date in February
Rolling Stonesruled outPasadena show in May
Sam Smithruled outin South Africa during Coachella
Sharon Van Ettenruled outLA show in March
Ten Feruled outLA tour date in April
The Killersruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
The Revivalistsruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
Twenty one pilotsruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
Weezerruled outplaying ALTer Ego 2019
DeerhunterunlikelyLA date in January
JojiunlikelyLA tour date in January
Nine Inch Nailsunlikelyfive LA shows in November

Air + Style 2019 (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Nov. 28 (2018)

CRSSD Fest Spring 2019 (San Diego, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Dec. 19 (2018)

 

BUKU Festival 2019 (March 22-23, New Orleans, La.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 17 (2018) / Dec. 6 (2017)

Formerly took place the first weekend of March.

 

In Bloom 2019 (Houston, Tex.)

Previous lineup drops: Dec. 13 (2018)

(Formerly Free Press Fest, moved from June to March)

Fortress Fest 2019 (April 27-28, Fort Worth, Tx.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 24 (2018)
2017 recap / 2017 fest journal

 

Shaky Knees 2019 (May 3-5, Atlanta, Ga.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 8 (2018)Jan. 10 (2017)Jan. 11 (2016)Jan. 14 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

Nov. 14: Tame Impala, Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Incubus top the bill

Shaky Beats 2019 (Atlanta, Ga.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 11 (2018), Jan. 9 (2017) 

FORM Arcosanti 2019 (May 10-12, Arcosanti, Ariz.)

Previous lineup drops: Feb. 22 (2018)

Blurry Vision 2019 (Oakland, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Feb. 26 (2018)

Hangout Fest 2019 (May 17-19, Gulf Shores, Ala.)

Previous lineup drops: Nov. 24 (2018)Nov. 29 (2017)Nov. 17 (2016)Jan. 12 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

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Lightning in a Bottle 2019 (May 22-27, Bradley, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 16 (2018), Jan. 23 (2017)

BottleRock Napa 2019 (May 24-26, Napa, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 8 (2018)Jan. 3 (2017)

Boston Calling 2019 (May 24-26, Allston, Mass.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 4 (2018)Jan. 12 (2017)
2017 Best + Worst / 2017 travel journal

Governors Ball 2019 (Randall’s Island, N.Y.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 3 (2018)Jan. 4 (2017)Jan. 8 (2016)Jan. 7 (2015)Jan. 15 (2014)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 travel journal

Bunbury 2019 (May 31-June 2, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 25 (2018)Jan. 24 (2017)

Bonnaroo 2019 (June 13-16, Manchester, Tenn.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 9 (2018)Jan. 11 (2017)Jan. 19 (2016)Jan. 13 (2015)Feb. 19 (2014)Feb. 19 (2013),  Feb. 14 (2012)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 festival journal

Previously took place the weekend before its new date

Firefly 2019 (June 20-23, Dover, Dela.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 11 (2018)Jan. 27 (2017)Nov. 18 (2016)Feb. 17 (2015)Jan. 14 (2014)

2017 Best + Worst / 2017 festival journal

Previously took place the weekend before its new date

Mountain Jam 2018 (June 14-16, Hunter Mountain, NY.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 18 (2018)

Arroyo Seco Weekend (Pasadena, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Mar. 1 (2018), Mar. 14 (2017)
2018 Best + Worst / 2017 Best + Worst

Mar. 1: Neil Young, Jack White, Kings of Leon, Robert Plant to bill

Forecastle 2019 (Louisville, Ky.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 17 (2018), Dec. 6 (2017)

Panorama NYC (Randall’s Island, N.Y.)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 1 (2018)Jan. 9 (2017)Mar. 1 (2016)

Lollapalooza 2019 (August 1-4, Chicago, Ill.)

Previous lineup drops: Mar. 21 (2018)Mar. 22 (2017)Mar. 23 (2016), Mar. 25 (2015), Mar. 26 (2014)

Outside Lands 2019 (August 9-11, San Francisco, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Apr. 3 (2018)Apr. 4 (2017)Apr. 5 (2016), Mar. 24 (2015), Apr. 8 (2014)
2018 Best + Worst / 2017 Best + Worst / 2017 Reviewed by a 7-Year-Old

KAABOO Del Mar (September 13-15, Del Mar, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Mar. 23 (2018), Mar. 23 (2017)

Life is Beautiful 2019 (September 20-22, downtown Las Vegas, Nev.)

Previous lineup drops: Apr. 24 (2018)Apr. 25 (2017), May 20 (2016), May 19 (2015)

2018 Best + Worst / 2017 Best + Worst

Desert Daze 2019 (Lake Perris, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Mar. 28 (2018),

2018 Best + Worst / 2017 Best + Worst

 


2017:

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

2017 lineup dropped Apr. 25

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:

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

Previous lineup drops: Nov. 10 (2017) / Nov. 28 (2018)

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

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

Sasquatch 2018 (May 26-28, Gorge, Wash.)

Previous lineup drops: Feb. 5 (2018)Jan. 23 (2017)Jan. 12 (2016)Feb. 4 (2015),  Feb. 4 (2014)

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

2017 lineup dropped Feb. 11 / Pausing for 2018