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Warm weather makes us want to get outside, soak up the sun and sing with joy—and bands agree. Rock and roll to your vocal cords’ content at this summer’s slate of amazing music fests. Remember, you can lock in concert and event tickets right here on CheapTickets.

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Boston Calling: Boston (May 26-28)
Calling all Tool, Bon Iver, and Mumford & Sons fans! This one’s for you—red socks and all.

Sasquatch! Festival: George, WA (May 26-28)
Pioneer to the Pacific Northwest over Memorial Day weekend for* Frank Ocean, MGMT and the Shins. *Actual sasquatch not included

Flickr CC: Scott Meis

Governors Ball: New York City  (June 2-4)
Sure, Manhattan’s an island, but its smaller neighbor Randall’s Island is where you’ll find Phoenix, Childish Gambino, and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Bonnaroo: Manchester, TN (June 8-11)
Tennessee hosts the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, the XX and U2. You will / Have now found / What you’re looking for…

Firefly Music Festival 2014 | Flickr CC: Jeremy Asa

Firefly Music Festival: Dover, DE (June 15-18)
Delaware has an icon besides Joe Biden: this annual music festival headlined this year by the Weeknd.

Warped Tour: various cities (June 16-August 6)
Nope, it’s not a summer-long punk rock mosh pit (we can dream of bruises…). The Warped Tour is a traveling festival—stopping first in Seattle, and ending in Salt Lake City. Gear up for GWAR, Sick of It All, TSOL, and tons of other mile-a-minute thrash and punk acts.

Summerfest: Milwaukee (June 28-July 2, July 4-9)
This Milwaukee jaunt—reportedly the largest music festival in the world—is a veritable Spotify playlist, ranging from Petty to P!nk, plus the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dierks Bentley and dozens more, soon to be announced.

Newport Folk Festival 2014 | Flickr CC: ljcurletta

Newport Folk Festival: Newport, RI  (July 28-30)
Party (mildly) with Fleet Foxes, the Avett Brothers and the timeless Regina Spektor.

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Flickr CC: Fuzzy Gerdes

Lollapalooza: Chicago (August 3-6)
Let Lorde, Cage the Elephant and Wiz Khalifa be your muse at this ginormous music fest. Also headlining: Muse.

Newport Jazz Festival: Newport, RI (August 4-6)
After a weekend of rockin’ folk (see Newport Folk Festival), stick around for some calming instrumentals ranging from the Roots to Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.


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