Aug 20, 2012 —
We’re deep into August and although the weather is still sizzling, those impending feelings of doom have started to creep in…summer is almost over. No need to fret though! Some of the greatest events of the year are almost upon us. That’s right music lovers everywhere, you’re about to get one more chance to go a little crazy before cooler temperatures require you to start wearing legitimate clothing and give up any remaining delusions of a “beach day” existing in your near future.
We have compiled a list of some of the coming months’ music festivals from Chicago to Berlin to get your music hearts pumping. Whether you’re into EDM or alternative jams, each of these festivals offers a variety of artists for any taste. And let’s face it, there is no better way to enjoy the warm autumn nights than with some late night live music. The party doesn’t stop because summer is over; in fact, the after parties at some of these events are so legendary you may be hung over for days. So grab your favorite pair of cut offs, slip into your self-painted shoes, and slide on those 25 wrist bands, because fall festival season is officially coming!
Every year in August and September
Electric Zoo is an annual electronic music festival held over Labor Day Weekend on New York City’s Randall’s Island Park.
Started in 2009, the festival has grown to now feature more than 100 DJs, with hundreds of thousands of people in attendance over three days. Electric Zoo showcases all genres of electronic music, from trance and house to
Every year on the last weekend in August
A two-to-three-day rock festival that takes place just outside of Paris every August, Rock en Seine has been an annual Paris event since 2003.
Held at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud Park – inside a beautiful garden designed by famed landscape architect André Le Nôtre – Rock en Seine consistently brings in a stellar lineup of indie and
Domaine National de Saint-Cloud
Every year over Labor Day Weekend
Taking over Chicago's Union Park every year during Labor Day Weekend, the North Coast Music Festival is a very popular end-of-summer music event that features more than 60 bands and DJs playing everything from electronic to hip-hop to indie-rock, and is billed as a way to celebrate “summer's last stand.”
Started in 2010, previous North Coast Music
1501 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Every year in September
Established in 2009, Berlin Festival takes place annually – typically in the first or second week of September – at the vacant Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, as well as at roughly thirty additional clubs throughout the city.
Featuring an array of up-and-coming performers in pop, rock, and jazz, as well as several big name headliners, the Berlin
Berlin Tempelhof Airport
Platz der Luftbrücke
DJ Event / Music Festival
Every year in October
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the world’s premier electronic music conference. Organized by the Amsterdam Event Foundation, a part of the Buma Cultuur, which is a non-profit organization that promotes both international and Dutch electronic artists, ADE showcases every genre and subgenre of electronic dance music (EDM).
ADE started in 1996 with
Throughout the city