LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Desert Daze 2017
A not so Coachella experience in the sand.
Future Neo-Noir: Three Miami Nights of III Points 2017
In typical Florida fashion, there was very little that could be considered “normal” at Miami’s preeminent arts and music fest.
Refunds Be Damned: Austin City Limits Marches On
For anyone who didn’t want to be at festival so soon after the Vegas shooting, ACL offered full refunds. But the festival didn’t back down—and the result was a weekend of mutual love and appreciation.
Such Is Life: Scenes from Life is Beautiful 2017
The fifth edition of the Vegas festival distinguishes itself with massive art installations and a guest-packed Gorillaz set.
72-Hour Nostalgia-Punk Therapy: Riot Fest 2017
With a high-profile Jawbreaker reunion at its center, this year’s edition of Riot Fest further cemented the Chicago party’s identity.
Nyege Nyege Brings Underground African Music to the Shore of the River Nile
The third running of the Ugandan music festival presents a dynamic vision of African music informed by—but not devoted to—traditional forms.
In Conversation: Terry and Gyan Riley Talk Desert Daze, LSD, and Familial Communication Through Music
The architect of modernist music and his classically trained son take their playful improvisation to Joshua Tree.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Outside Lands (8/11–13/2017)
Belle and Sebastian, Fleet Foxes, Kaytranada, and more play in the Bay.
The Two Sides of Pickathon’s Happy Valley
It was a festival filled with dualities: that Charles Bradley is not a lone eagle, that J Mascis can blow out an amp and shred on acoustic within a matter of hours, that the pleasant Pacific Northwest can still get really freakin’ hot.
The Show Outside of the Show
What happens to America’s third-largest city when over 100,000 people take over its downtown?
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Lollapalooza (8/3–6/2017)
Party at the lake house.
Four-Day Weekend: Lollapalooza 2017 in Review
Chicago’s premier music festival is still the best way to walk a marathon.
Boom-Shaka-Laka: FLOODfest Chicago Gets Physical
Sylvan Esso, Grace Mitchell, Gus alt-J, and Flint Eastwood helped a massive crowd ball to the break of dawn.
Gear Up: Your Festival Survival Kit
Passes? Check. Everything else? Not so fast.
Tech Yourself Before You Fest Yourself
All the googaws and whatsits you need to heighten your festing experience.
Get Your Clothes On: Fast Festival Fashion
Clothing not optional.
LIVE, IN PHOTOS: Panorama (7/28–30/2017)
Setting sail to Randall’s Island.
Welcome to Festival Week
Still plenty of sand in the hourglass.