For the second installment of our 2013 spring music festivals preview, browse through the events slated to launch in the latter half of May.
PART 1 / PART 2
Hangout Music Festival - Gulf Shores, Ala.
Ready to showcase standout talents in genres as diverse as hip hop, indie rock, pop, and electronic dance music, the Hangout Music Festival will be taking over Gulf Shores Beach from May 17-19. Over the course of three epic days, fans that secure Hangout Music Festival tickets can see incredible headliners like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Stevie Wonder, and Kings of Leon. But the Hangout Festival is no top-heavy affair, as over 60 notable acts will take to the stages, including The Roots, BASSNECTAR, Trey Anastasio Band, The Shins, Kendrick Lamar, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Public Enemy, Passion Pit, the Black Crowes, Steve Aoki, Slightly Stoopid, Ellie Goulding, Jim James, Gov’t Mule, Porter Robinson, and Dirty Projectors.
Electric Daisy Carnival - New York, N.Y. /Chicago, Ill./Las Vegas, Nev.
Building up with events around the globe before the crescendo in Las Vegas (June 21-23), the Electric Daisy Carnival comfortably rests in the upper realm of electronic music festivals, and fans that purchase Electric Daisy Carnival tickets can see shows in both Chicago and New York this spring. The Big Apple plays host from May 17-18 at Citi Field in New York City, where over 40 DJs like Afrojack, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Nicky Romero, and Porter Robinson will spin. On Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26, the fest will head to Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., and stars like Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, David Guetta, Kaskade, and Above & Beyond will be the main draws.
Rock on the Range - Columbus, Ohio
Digging its heels in Midwest territory for the seventh time, the Rock on the Range festival is set to amplify Columbus Crew Stadium from May 17-19, and purchasing Rock on the Range tickets is a sure-fire way to hear your favorite rockers electrify the heartland. Over 45 outstanding bands will take the stage for three days of music glory, including headliners like Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and Korn. In addition, they’ll be joined by earth-shaking acts like Cheap Trick, Bush, Stone Sour, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Halestorm, Sevendust, Buckcherry, In Flames, Device, In This Moment, Sick Puppies, and Asking Alexandria.
Rocklahoma - Pryor, Okla.
The Sooner State isn’t known for its inclination to crank up the volume, but the Rocklahoma Festival is scheduled to change all that by rattling Oklahoma for three consecutive days. Taking place at Fever Music Festival Grounds from May 24-26, Rocklahoma will feature over 50 bands, including headlining acts like Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, and Korn. The lineup is filled with rock bands spanning from alternative to hardcore metal, so those who buy Rocklahoma tickets can look forward to premier bands like Bush, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Papa Roach, Skillet, Hollywood Undead, Ratt, Steel Panther, Asking Alexandria, and Halestorm. And, in addition to the well-known acts, many up-and-coming bands will be performing as well.
Sasquatch! Music Festival - George, Wash.
The Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup is enough to make any music fan salivate, but the fact that it’s taking place at the Gorge Amphitheatre makes it one of the premier festivals of the year. Showcasing its incredible lineup from May 24-27, this musical extravaganza will feature artists from indie rock to hip hop and everything in between, including headliners like Mumford and Sons, The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Nearly 130 acts will perform, so purchase Sasquatch tickets to see bands like The Xx, Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys, Primus, The Lumineers, Bloc Party, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Empire of the Sun, Imagine Dragons, and Elvis Costello and the Imposters.