Festival Picks – 6 Music Festivals In June That You Can’t Miss Out On

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Summer is upon us, the weather is clearing up and we are entering the heart of festival season.  It’s impossible to see them all, but FestivalsForLife has narrowed it down to our favorite six music festivals in June.

Wakarusa

Date: June 4 – 7
Location: Ozark, AK
Headliners: Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals , Major Lazer, The Roots, Thievery Corporation, STS9
F4L Artist Recommendations: Rebultion, Big Gigantic, Galactic With Macy Gray, The Floozies, Chali 2Na, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, The Fritz
Why This Music Festival: Taking place on Mulberry Mountain, Wakarusa provides excellent music with a side of beautiful nature. In addition to a great lineup this festival has a costume contest, daily meditation, a farmers market and a lake for fishing (you will need an Arkansas fishing license to partake). Check out Wakarusa for a one of a kind festival experience.

Free Press Summer Fest

Date: June 6-7
Location: Houston, TX
Headliners: Skrillex, R.Kelly, Weezer, Steve Angello, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
F4L Artist Recommendations: Flume, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr, Night Drive, Future Birds, ODESZA
Why This Music Festival: The Houston festival, now set to take place at NRG park has been relocating due to heavy flooding in the area. That won’t stop this from being a great weekend. With an extremely versatile lineup this festival is sure to be one you’ll want to check out as the show must go on.

Bonaroo

Date:  June 11-14
Location: Manchester, TN
Headliners: Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + The Machines, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar
F4L Artist Recommendations: STS9, Throwback Superjam Dance Party, Earth Wind and Fire, Rudimental, Shakey Graves, Tove Lo, Atmosphere
Why This Music Festival: With a crowd so massive Bonaroo becomes a four day mini city. The festival contains a mini fair, a giant mushroom shaped fountain, comedy and much more.  Music goes until the sun rises, with more mellow acts during the day and EDM until the early morning.  The line-ups aren’t too shabby either.

Firefly

Date:  June 18-21
Location: Dover, DE
Headliners:  Paul McCartney, Kings Of Leon, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Foster The People, Morrisey, Zedd, Modest Mouse, Bastille
F4L Artist Recommendations: Empire of The Sun, The Kooks, Kygo, Big Data, Lettuce, Phoebe Ryan, The Griswolds, Matoma, Run The Jewels
Why This Music Festival: Set in Dover, Delaware the scenery of this festival is enough to blow away any festival goer away. On top of a knock-out lineup the festival also features its own beer, Firefly Ale made by local brewery Dogfish Head. If you are looking for late night dancing then checkout “The Thicket,” the silent disco tucked away in the festival forest.

Secret Solstice

Date: June 19-21
Location: Reylkavik, Iceland
Headliners: Wu-Tang, The wailers, FKA Twigs, Kelis
F4L Artist Recommendations: Skream, Tale Of US, Gusgus, Hercules and Love Affair
Why This Music Festival: Set during the “Summer Solstice,” this Icelandic festival allows you to party at at any time, as the sun never sets for three straight days. If you are looking for a quiet and relaxing festival this one is not for you. Secret Solstice calls themselves “the most unique event on planet Earth.”

Electric Forest

Date: June 25-28
Location: Rothbury, MI
Headliners: The String Cheese Incident, Kaskade, Skrillex, Flume, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar,
F4L Artist Recommendations: Lotus, Galantis, Gramatik, The Motet, Yonder Mountain String Band, Lettuce, Teemid, Goldfish
Why This Music Festival:  This festival sold out within an hour of releasing tickets. It’s not a surprise. Up in Rothbury, Michigan Electric Forest provides a magical experience for festival goers. It features a forest filled with hammocks, art work, stages and more. This is one festival that you have to go to in order to understand the madness.