Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events that are happening around the globe so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do.
London, UK: Lovebox Festival
What began as a resident club night started by Groove Armada at London venue 83 Feet East way back in 2002 has grown into one of London’s best loved summer festivals. Lovebox is a jam packed two-day festival that resides in Victoria Park and attracts over 50,000 attendees every year. Although Lovebox started out as a dance festival it has now expanded to include a wide variety of musical genres including hip-hop, indie, rock, grime and pop and each year boasts an incredible line up – this year sees the only UK performance of Frank Ocean so you won’t want to miss that! Like many other festivals Lovebox is no stranger to getting creative with the production and staging – in previous years the site has featured a tree house, a bowling alley, roller discos and plenty of walkabout acts, so we can’t wait to see what’s in store this year. At the end of each day if you’re still up for dancing the night away there are a number of different after parties held in a selection of East London clubs, the full list can be found here.
14th to 15th July 2017
Crown Gate, Victoria Park, Grove Road, Bow, London E3 5TB, UK
Line up: Frank Ocean, Chase & Status, Jamie XX, Solange, Annie Mac, DJ EZ, Mac Miller, Rag’n’Bone Man, Anne Marie, Jamie Jones, Eats Everything, Bicep & many many more…
Price: Friday day tickets are sold out but you can still buy a Saturday ticket for £72.25, 2-day ticket £126.25
Glasgow, UK: TRNSMT
With T in the Park taking a break for 2017 Scotland was in need of a new music festival for the summer – introducing TRNSMT Festival. TRNSMT is a three-day festival held in central Glasgow, at the popular Glasgow Green Park. But unlike T in the Park it’s a non-camping festival so at the end of each day you can head back to the comfort and warmth of a bed and get a nice hot shower. Concert organisers DF Concerts have also pulled together a stellar line up with headliners like Radiohead, Kasabian, Stormzy and Biffy Clyro, some pretty good names for a festival that’s in its first year!
7th to 9th July 2017
Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G1 5DB, Scotland, UK
Line up: London Grammar, Everything Everything, George Ezra, The Kooks, The 1975, Two Door Cinema Club, Blossoms, The View, Declan McKenna & many more…
Price: 1 day tickets £59.50 + booking fee, 2 day tickets £110.00 + booking fee, 3 day tickets £155.00
Minneapolis, USA: X Games Minneapolis 2017
X Games Minneapolis is an action sporting event that is taking place over four days in July at the U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Minneapolis beat several other cities who were bidding to host the games for 2017 and 2018. The event will feature more than 200 of the world’s best action sport athletes who are competing to win medals and prize money in sports like BMX, Skateboarding and Moto X. Fans are able to get super close to the competing athletes as the games are offering limited floor access. There are also three musical performances during the games, taking place at the Commons Stage: performing on 14th July are A Day to Remember, performing on 15th July is Flume and performing on 16th July are Atmosphere.
13th to 16th July 2017
U.S. Bank Stadium, 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415, USA
Price: 3-day general admission $60, one-day general admission $20, general admission with floor $40-$50, general admission with music $40-$120
Chicago, USA: Pitchfork Music Festival 2017
Now in its 12th year, Pitchfork Music Festival brings 40+ bands to perform over three days in Chicago’s Union Park. Pitchfork is renowned for highlighting some of the best and emerging new talent in the music industry so if you’re on the hunt to discover some new sounds then this is the perfect festival for you. What’s so appealing about Pitchfork is the fact that many things remain unchanged since the very first event way back in 2006. They have worked with the same music production company, Mike Reed’s At Pluto and every year it has been held in Union Park. Festival organisers have also made sure their tickets remain at an affordable price which is great when you think about all the awesome music you’ll get to listen to over the few days. Pitchfork also stages a number of parties and after shows at surrounding clubs once the festival is over each day – so keep an eye out for them if you fancy partying into the early hours of the morning.
14th to 16th July 2017
Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Street Chicago, Illinois, USA
Line up: LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown, A Tribe Called Quest, The Feelies, SURVIVE, Francis and the Lights, Solange, Nicholas Jaar, Nicholas Jaar, RIDE, Joey Purp & many many more…
Price: 3-day pass $175, one-day pass $75
Piercy, USA: Northern Nights Music Festival
Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) is a three-day event that takes place in Piercy, California. Although it only began in 2013 NNMF draws in some pretty huge headliners year after year, and festival organisers always make sure that there’s a great line up of new and emerging talent for festival attendees to discover. If you fancy a little break from the music then you’re going to be spoilt for choice with all the other activities that NNMF has to offer; if you’re feeling creative then there are live art performances and galleries to view, or if you fancy a chuckle then there are improv, stand up & sketch comedy shows taking place, or maybe you’ll want to head to a relaxing yoga class after a busy day of dancing? The main stage music finishes at 2am each night but if you want to keep partying then there are live sets on the Redwood Stage throughout the night and the silent disco continues on until sunrise each day.
14th to 16th July 2017
83950 Road 442E, Piercy, CA 95587, USA
Line up: Living Legends, Jai Wolf, G Jones, Dirtwire, Falcons, The Range, Jason Huber, Joyzu, Manatee Commune, Manics, Mike Taylor, Cash Johnson & many many more…
Price: 1-day Sunday pass $84, 2-day weekender pass – Sat/Sun only $175, 3-day general admission pass $249
Zamárdi, Hungary: Balaton Sound 2017
Balaton Sound is an annual open-air electronic music festival that takes place on the shore of Hungary’s Lake Balaton. It first started in 2007 and offers festival attendees five days of 24-hour, non-stop music on 14 different stages. Previous festival headliners include Calvin Harris, The Prodigy, Steve Aoki, Massive Attack and Fatboy Slim so if you fancy seeing some of the biggest names in electronic music then this is definitely the festival for you. There are also numerous chill-out zones dotted around the festival with hammocks, bean bags and comfy chairs to relax in, so if you need a quick break from walking between the many many stages then Balaton Sound have you covered.
5th to 9th July 2017
Southern Shores of Lake Balaton, Kiss Ernő u. 44 Zamárdi, Hungary
Line up: Afrojack, Art Department, Cheat Codes, Catz N’ Dogz, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Jamie Jones, Kungs, Nicky Romero, Robin Schulz, Hot Since 82 & many many more…
Price: 1-day ticket €65, 4-day pass €200, 5-day pass €225