This has been an immensely exciting week for music festival lineups for the upcoming US season.
With the new year came some brilliant new lineups, enough to get us exceedingly stoked. With the bevy of incredible music festivals coming our way this year, The Sherp would like to take a step back and examine the many wonderful lineups that emerged within the span of a week this month. From Governors Ball to Coachella, there is no scarcity of eclecticism in the upcoming festivals. Take a look at these highly anticipated lineups below.
Governors Ball has established itself as a music festival that blends the best of underground of mainstream music, delivering a truly spectacular lineup with every edition. Featuring The Killers, Kanye West, Beck, Chet Faker, Death Cab For Cutie, M83, Bloc Party, Of Monsters And Men, and many more incredible acts, Governors Ball 2016 is easily one of the most anticipated festivals this year.
Featuring headliners such as Guns n Roses, LCD Soundsystem, and Calvin Harris. Also playing at the festival will be Sufjan Stevens, Disclosure, Sia, Ellie Goulding, M83, and more. The California-based festival, one of the biggest international ones, will take place over span of two weekends, specifically, April 15 – 17 and 22 – 24, at the Empire Polo Grounds.
What started off as a two-day two-weekend festival, now stands proudly sprawled across four days during the Memorial Day weekend in May. Easily proving itself to be one of the most looked forward to festivals in the whole of USA, Sasquatch! gets it right every single time with an amazing line-up. This year’s roster includes names like Florence & The Machine, The Cure, Disclosure, Sufjan Stevens, Chet Faker and many talented others.
Famous for its dedicated rock/metal lineups that have been consistently brilliant for years, Rocklahoma is everything a rock music fanatic could hope for in a festival. This year, Rocklahoma will play host to some of the greatest rock bands, such as Scorpions, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down and more.
Now in its fourth year, Shaky Knees has gone on to become one of the bigger indie music gatherings in the city of Atlanta. And most of that credit goes to the brilliant line-up that they manage to churn out year after year. This year’s lineup features Florence & The Machine – who seem to be kicking it out of the ball park this year – My Morning Jacket, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Decemberists, Young The Giant, and many more you can view in the image above.
These lineups definitely make North America an exciting place to be this year. Stay tuned to Festival Sherpa for updates on other festival lineups!