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Summer Month’s Dream! 10 A+ Festivals Throughout September

Summer Month’s Dream! 10 A+ Festivals Throughout September


August 29th, 2019

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Aw yeah! We’re riding that Summer train all the way through to the end. September is such a wonderful time of the year. In effect is the homecoming feeling of Autumn’s approach can fill anyone with joy from the late Summer’s glow. The festivals that are being thrown are perfect examples of the vibe we all cherish. First thing to remember is that some of these are happening at the tail end of August and bleed into next month. So keep them under your hat for next year and plan ahead!
Let’s get started.

Life is Beautiful Festival. Perfect Festival to close out Summer.

#1 Life Is Beautiful, September 20th – 22nd, Las Vegas, Nevada

Life Is Beautiful kicks off our list and its kicks hit hard. In particular, the festival takes place in the heart of Sin City spanning over 18 blocks. With tons of venues and locations to explore, music, food, drink, and even comedic performances are everywhere you look. Additionally, the lineup features The Black Keys, Vampire Weekend, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Lil Wayne, Louis The Child, Tash Sultana, Phantogram, Toto, and a plethora of other varying artists.

Outlook Festival. Perfect Festival to close out Summer.

#2 Outlook Festival, September 4th – 8th, Pula, Croatia

Drum and Bass heads, come get your fix. Outlook Festival is infamous for being a massive party with a big underground vibe. This is due to the fact that Outlook takes place in an old sea side fortress. Because of this, boat parties, scenic views, ancient architecture, and banging stage in the tunnels below are a guarantee to get your summer festival right. This year they’re opening up more of the tunnels to keep that underground party thumping. The lineup lists Andy C, Malaa + The Outlook Orchestra, Shy FX, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, a jungle set from Chase & Status, Bugzy Malone, and a seemingly never ending list of more.

Riot Fest. Perfect Festival to close out Summer.

#3 Riot Fest, September 13th – 15th, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago staple Riot Fest dropped so much heat this year when the lineup released. If you’ve been to Chicago, you know how fun the city is; couple that with a gathering of some of the best in alternative rock and you’ve set yourself up for a stellar weekend. Not much else is to be said. Tickets are still on sale so scoop them quickly! The lineup features acts from The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Slayer, Rise Against, Descendents, Rancid, The Ranconteurs, Streetlight Manifesto, Manchester Orchestra, and album, performances from Blink – 182, Taking Back Sunday, Bloc Party, and Senses Fail.

#4 Telluride Blues And Brews, September 13th – 15th, Telluride, Colorado

We Coloradans won’t shy away from an opportunity to gas up our state. Telluride Blues And Brews captures the ethos of the Colorado Spirit by bringing together all of the key aspects of a late summer outdoor festival, good food, excellent drink, and plenty of beer. First, the whole town transforms for the weekend as storefronts and venues work round the clock to bring festival goers a surreal experience. We don’t know how you feel about bluegrass, but we know it makes people shake their booties, and that’s reason enough for us to love it!

#5 Nocturnal Wonderland, September 14th and 15th, San Bernardino, California

Wonderland is an understatement when it comes to the bells and whistles of this festival. A celebration of music, art, and all things that lurk in the fantastic dark. Two quick nights of camping, a variety of juicy tunes, and tons of mind blowing art are just the beginnings of your experience as the summer draws near. The lineup consists of G Jones, Ganja White Knight, Steve Darko, Subtronics, DJ Snake, Bleep Bloop, MC Dino, Peekaboo, Zeds Dead, Zomboy, and takeovers from DEADBEATS, and Insomniac Records.

#6 Lost Lands, September 27th – 29th, Thornville, Ohio

Headbangers, you never cease to slow down. Excision’s Lost Lands Festival returns for its 3rd run. All things considered, this dinosaur themed festival brings with it plenty of fun camping outdoors in the middle of Ohio. You’ll be surrounded by your fellow headbangers and some new dino friends! The best of riddem and dubstep are set to play all weekend. Three sets from Excision and performances from 1778-L, Rusko, Midnight Tyrannosaurus, Funtcase, Kayzo, Illenium, Eprom, Dion Timmer, Boogie T, Dubloadz, Phaseone, and tons of other weird bass noises for you to bust out that two step to.

#7 Electric Zoo, August 30th – September 1st, New York City, New York

Electric Zoo celebrates its 10th anniversary! Nestled into Randall’s Island Park, this festival features epic views of the Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, and East river cityscapes. There are also number of after parties that will offer a taste of New York’s finest underground sounds. The festival is simple enough, but the lineup is where Electric Zoo excels. This year will see sets from Eric PrydzDiploAbove & BeyondDog BloodCamelPhatAnti UpWalker & Royce, Golf ClapKompanyKittensOliver HeldensBIJOU, and lots more. 

#8 North Coast Music Festival, August 30th – September 1st, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is really coming alive over the course of these next few weeks, as it does every summer. So spoiled! Popular festival North Coast is a multi stage two day party. To add to this, they’ve split up the vibe over the course of the two nights, with night one beefed up with bass and night two offering a more booty shaking feel. The lineup lists Jai Wolf, Bassnectar, Flux Pavilion, Dirt Monkey, and Wooli. Plus Jauz, Kyle Walker, Ookay, Major Lazer, Tchami, Gorgon City, and Snakeships.

#9 Imagine Festival, September 20th – 22nd, Atlanta, Georgia

Southern Jewel Imagine Festival is so much more than what you can imagine! This HUGE four day long weekend is one of the biggest shows of the year. Located on a speedway that could rival EDC Vegas’ venue, Imagine boasts big names and even bigger stages and sound. A lot of the artists we’ve already listed will be there, but there’s a lot more to mention! Taking the spotlights are Space Jesus, Jade Cicada, Tipper, Detox Unit, Claude Vonstroke, a Gravedancer takeover, Darude, Justin Jay, Thriftworks, Seven Lions, Alison Wonderland, Marshmello, and Ghastly.

#10 Dancefestopia, September 5th – 8th, Kansas City, Missouri

“We’re not in Kansas anymore, fam.”
Dancefestopia, the Wizard of Oz – esque festival is one of the Midwest’s best. Every year this festival continues to grow in size and popularity. Artists love coming to play here so much they often pop in the after hours camps just to party with their fans. In addition to a stacked lineup, the festival offers a number of fun activities. Show goers can enjoy rock walls, zip lines, canoe adventures, and hot air balloon rides. Equally important are the multiple stages and campsites spread out across a sprawling and magical forest curated to be as magical as the Land of Oz. The line up lists ATLiens, Big Gigantic, Bonnie X Clyde, Decadon, Delta Heavy, Feed Me, Freddy Todd, Esseks, Govinda, Phutureprimitive, LSDREAM, Russ Liquid, Walter Wilde, Virtual Riot, RL Grime, Minesweepa, Liquid Stranger Said The Sky, and Subdocta.

All in all, there’s seemingly no end to the fun September has to offer. Whether its a big city or serene campground, sandy beaches or sprawling forests, each of these festivals will knock your socks off. Plus, these are some of the biggest festivals of the summer. Because of this, artists will be tailoring their performances to fit each of these stages, and we absolutely can’t wait!

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