5 of the Hottest Music Festivals in August

It’s the dog days of summer: August is the perfect month to soak up the sun and let loose before heading back to school or getting things back in order for the upcoming fall or holiday seasons. If you’re a music lover and you’re looking for some fantastic concerts to close out your summer, you’re in luck! Below, we have a list of hot August music festivals you can mark on your calendar to attend every summer!



hot august music festival Lollapalooza


Lollapalooza is a Chicago staple, so much so that it’s now happening in cities across the world. However, the wild yet iconic Lolla is found right in the heart of downtown Chicago, which is arguably one of the most fun cities during the summer! This four-day hot August music festival typically happens around the first weekend of August, and it’s one of the largest: more than 150,000 people make a trek to Chicago for it! The lineup is super diverse including hip-hop artist “The Weekend,” rocker Jack White and the ultra-cool Arctic Monkeys.


Burning Man


hot august music festival Burning Man
Participants fill the Playa as approximately 70,000 people from all over the world gather for the 30th annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, September 3, 2016.


You’ve probably seen the photos from Burning Man, because this hot August music festival in the desert will appeal to not only your ears but your eyes. The goal of the festival is to create a fantastical community of art in Black Rock, NV. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes that show their creative side and the music goes with that theme showcasing off-beat, funky acts like Miyagi. Be prepared: pack everything you need, like food and shelter and also be prepared for the cost. Tickets can cost more than $700.


Hot 100 Fest


hot august music festival Hot 100 Fest


If you love EDM and dance music then Billboard’s two-day Hot 100 Fest, located in Long Island, New York is for you! This hot August music festival, featuring big names like the Weekend, Daya, Machine Gun Kelly and some up and coming dance artists, happens outside at the Jones Beach Theater and within hours of starting turns into an all-out party. Make a long weekend out of it and carry your party over to New York City to really make that flight worth your time!


Afropunk Fest


hot august music festival Afropunk


A true celebration of African American culture and its influence on the fashion and music industries, Afropunk fest closes out the summer on a powerful note. Come dressed to impress for two days and be ready to party with the likes of Janelle Monae and Jaden Smith, just to name a few. This hot August music festival typically happens near the last weekend of August in Brooklyn, the epicenter of cool and je ne sais quoi.


Outside Lands


hot august music festival Outside Lands


Are you looking for a hip music festival that’s also eco-friendly? If so, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Fest is totally for you. They always land big-name artists like Janet Jackson and Florence in the Machine but do it in a way only the Bay Area can do: low-key while being tons of fun. The three-day hot August music festival has been running for ten years, so these people know what they’re doing. The musical line-up is diverse and suits all tastes, plus, if you need a break from the music, there’s also a comedy tent!


Festiport was created to help traveling festival-goers “focus on the fest” by providing storage for your belongings until the festival and shipping solutions to send your personal and newly purchased items home. Where ever the festival scene takes you this season, remember to check out our schedule of events to see where we will be next. If we are not coming to the festival you are attending, but you would like to see us there, please contact us and let us know!

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