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

Jan. 2: Coachella 2018 lineup: Beyonce, Eminem, The Weeknd headline

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

Previous lineup drops: Nov. 10 (2017)

Nov. 28 — Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Travis Scott, Halsey headline

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Air + Style 2018 (March 3-4, Los Angeles, Calif.) 

Nov. 28 — Phoenix, Zedd headline 2018 lineup

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CRSSD Fest Spring 2018 (March 3-4, San Diego, Calif.)

Dec. 19 — Empire of the Sun, Gorgon City headline 2018 spring lineup

 

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

2017 lineup dropped Dec. 6

Jan. 17: SZA, Bassnectar among top billed acts for full lineup

 

In Bloom 2018 (March 24-25, Houston, Tex.)

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

Dec: 13 — Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus, Martin Garrix headline

 

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)

Jan. 8: Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National headline 2018 lineup

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

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 9

FORM Arcosanti 2018 (May 11-13, Arcosanti, Ariz.)

Feb. 22: Chance the Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Beach House among top billed acts 

Blurry Vision 2018 (May 12-13, Oakland, Calif.)

Feb. 26: SZA, NxWorries, Brockhampton, Migos among top-billed acts

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

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Lightning in a Bottle 2017 (May 23-28, Bradley, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 23

Jan. 16: Anderson Paak, ZHU, GRiZ among top acts billed

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

2017 lineup dropped Jan. 3

Jan. 8: Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse headline 2018 bill

 

Boston Calling (May 25-27, Allston, Mass.)

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

Jan. 4 — Eminem, The Killers, and Jack White top 2018 bill

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

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

Feb. 5: Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, The National, David Byrne top bill

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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

Jan. 3: Eminem, Jack White, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Travis Scott headline

Bunbury (June 2-4, Cincinnati, Ohio)

Previous lineup drops: Jan. 24 (2017)

Jan. 25: Jack White, The Chainsmokers, blink-182 among top billed acts

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

Jan. 9: Eminem, The Killers, Muse headline 2018 lineup

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

Jan. 11: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers headline

Mountain Jam 2018 (June 15-17, Hunter Mountain, NY.)

Jan. 18: Jack Johnson, Sturgill Simpson, alt-J headline 2018 bill

Arroyo Seco Weekend (June 23-24, Pasadena, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 14 / 2017 Best + Worst

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

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

2017 lineup dropped Dec. 6

Panorama NYC (July 27-29, Randall’s Island, N.Y.)

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

Jan. 1: The Weeknd, Janet Jackson, The Killers headline

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

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

Mar. 21: The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White headline

Outside Lands (August 10-12, San Francisco, Calif.)

Previous lineup drops: Apr. 4 (2017)Apr. 5 (2016), Mar. 24 (2015), Apr. 8 (2014)

CONFIRMATIONS:

Janet Jackson (headliner) — #OutsideLandsClue
Portugal. The Man — #OutsideLandsClue
SOB x RBE — #OutsideLandsClue

KAABOO Del Mar (September 14-16, Del Mar, Calif.)

2017 lineup dropped Mar. 23

Mar. 23: Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Katy Perry, Robert Plant top bill

 

Life is Beautiful 2018 (September 21-23, downtown Las Vegas, Nev.)

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

2017 Best + Worst

Apr. 24: The Weeknd, Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire headline

Desert Daze 2018 (Lake Perris, Calif.)

2017 Best + Worst

Mar. 28: Tame Impala, Warpaint among initially top-billed acts

 


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:

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