It may be hard to believe, but we’re reaching the end of 2017. But just because summer is long over doesn’t mean that the music festival circuit is at its end. There are still several great music festivals for hardcore music fans to enjoy. Here is our must-see list of music festivals to see before the clock strikes midnight on 2017.
EVENT: VOODOO EXPERIENCE
WHERE:NEW ORLEANS, LA
WHEN:OCTOBER 27-OCTOBER 29, 2017
Voodoo is a musical adventure like none other. Spend Halloween weekend in New Orleans, soaking up music, food, art and culture. The festival has a lineup of over 65 bands over three days, including LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Cold War Kids, The Head and the Heart, Galantis, Crystal Castles and Brand New, among others.
EVENT: PITCHFORK PARIS 2017
WHEN:NOVEMBER 2-NOVEMBER 4, 2017
If you’re planning on being in Paris during the first weekend in November, check out Pitchfork Paris. The avant garde affair is located in the Grand Halle de la Villette and takes place over three days. It’s a celebration of international indie music, with artists like The National, Ride, Kevin Morby, This is the Kit, Run the Jewels, and more. Don’t miss out on the hip after parties.
EVENT: ICELAND AIRWAVES 2017
WHEN:NOVEMBER 1-NOVEMBER 5, 2017
Experience new music for five days in the heart of Reykjavík at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. It’s one of the best cold-weather festivals in the world and features plenty of hot clubs to explore all night long. The lineup includes Fleet Foxes, Mumford and Sons, Alexander Jarl, Ama Lou and more.
EVENT: M FOR MONTREAL
WHEN:NOVEMBER 15-NOVEMBER 18, 2017
TICKETS: $400 CAD
M for Montreal is a music conference and festival that showcases nearly 100 local and international bands who are ready to breakout. Hosted in over 15 separate venues, the festival is great for discovering new music, as music industry professionals are on hand to experience the culture.
EVENT: ZEN AWAKENING FESTIVAL
WHEN:NOVEMBER 17-NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Zen Awakening Festival aims to be a transformational music, art and dance festival that combines music with meditation, spiritual gurus, drum circles, holistic teaching, yoga, jam bands, workshops, theme campsites, organic food demonstrations and much, much more. The 2017 headliners are Ott, Bluetech, Random Rab, and Eprom.
EVENT: GOLDRUSH FESTIVAL
WHEN:NOVEMBER 18-NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Taking place at the Rawhide Western Town, this new festival is designed to be a fully immersive electronic dance music experience, featuring DJs, hip-hop’s best and lots of pop goodness. The lineup for the inaugural event includes Dillon Francis, Suicide Boys, Hippie Sabotage, Oona Dahl and more.
EVENT: VODAFONE MEXEFEST 2017
WHERE: LISBON, PORTUGAL
WHEN:NOVEMBER 24-NOVEMBER 25, 2017
Vodafone Mexefest is an exciting electronic music festival held each year in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. The music is a curated mix of known artists and those who are on the rise, from every kind of genre, from folk to hip-hop, soul to indie. This year’s edition stars Cigarettes After Sex, Destroyer, Liars, Julia Holter, Washed Out, Hinds and more.