Music Festivals: Fall into The Music
As summer comes to a quick end (for most states) we welcome another season of music festivals ready to make fall epic, whether you chose to travel out of the sunshine state or experience some excellent festivals right here in Wynwood. As promised, here is a pretty sweet list with a variety of fall festivals you can’t miss:
October 7-9, 2016, Manna, Wynwood – The parking is tough, the traffic will be tough, but the concert will be oh so worth it! Miami has been building a repertoire for music festivals and concerts outside of the globally-known Ultra Music Festival that some of us are probably too ashamed to admit we’ve ever been to. However, III Points is really showing that other side of south Florida music aficionados and giving the city the variety it craves.
“III Points Music, Art & Technology Festival, was born in 2013 as a platform to shed light on Miami’s talented local acts, vendors, artists, thinkers, dreamers, doers and idea people. Our artist community was thriving but the perception of Miami was stereotypical to South Beach bottles & model culture. We created III Points as a home and voice for the “other” Miami.”
Line up: LCD Soundsystem, M83, Thievery Corporation, DIXON, Flying Lotus, Method Man & Redman, DIIV, Black Coffee, Flight Facilities, Ta-Ku, Maya Jane Coles, Earl Sweatshirt, DJ Koze, Dusky, Kink, Oneohtrix Point Never, DJ Tennis, Thee Oh Sees, Ben UFO, Junior Boys, Andy Stott, Danny Daze, Pantha du Prince, Sophie, Vince Staples, Machinedrum, Chrome Sparks, Satori, Bedouin, David Marston, Behrouz, Arthur Baker, Museum of Love, Viken Arman, Little Simz, Lapalux, Leon Vynehall, Amtrac, Poorgrrrl, Lazaro Casanova, Steven A. Clark, Jesse Perez, Denzel Curry, Jacques Greene, DJ Craze, Jessy Lanza, ESTA, Dawn of Midi, Joe Kay, Helado Negro, The Whooligan, Brika, Uchi, DZA
September 17-18, 2016, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA – I can say from experience, this is a pretty sick festival with a consistent mix of artist every year, featuring rock and roll, hip-hop, pop, electronic and anything in between. Take a look at their lineup yourself, you won’t be disappointed!
Lineup: The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Beck, Deadmau5, The Lumineers, G-Easy, Alabama Shakes, Collegrove (Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz), Band of Horses, James Bay, Kesha, Big Boi, Curches, Logic, Grouplove, Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, City and Colour, DJ Mustard, DNCE, Melanie Martinez, Raury, Daya, St. Lucia, Mayer Hawthorne, Lucius, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pete Yorn, Zella Day, Peter Bjorn and John, Johnnyswim, Joseph, NF, The Coathangers, Balkan Beat Box, The Shadowboxers.
September 3-4, 2016, Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA – What I admire about this festival is that it caters to a different type of audience, gathering hip-hop and pop music fans to one spot every year, so they can experience some of the top artists in the industry. MIA understands that music festivals shouldn’t be limited to alternative, indie, punk rock, and electric music.” Already in its fifth year, MIA continues to get more ambitious with both the type of talent and amount of talent it brings to Philly each year,” says Fuse.
Lineup: Rihanna, Coldplay, Collegrove (Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz), Jamie XX, Chance the Rapper, FKA Twigs, Martin Garrix, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, Grimes, DJ Khaled, Travi$ Scott, Adventure Club, Madeon (Dj Set), Bryson Tiller, Gary Clark Jr., DJ Mustard, SZA, A$AP Ferg, Tory Lanez, St. Lucia, Tchami, Anna Lunoe, Desiigner, Grits & Biscuits, Lil Uzi Vert, Banks & Steelz, Playboi Carti, Kacy Hill, Chris Malinchak, Diciples, Sleepy Tom, Lil Yatchy, Justine Sky, Dorothy, Salva, Kevin Garrett, Flat White, Bibi Bourelly, Fat White Family, Kodak Black, Gallant, SG Lewis, Basement, Touché Amoré, Honduras, Sir The Baptist, Manolo Rose, NVOY, Carseat Headrest, Dave East, Sophie Beem, Kevin Devine, Day Wave, Show Me The Body, Miya Folick, Cherry Glazerr, Watch The Duck, Colter Wall, Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, From Indian Lakes, Symone, C-Kan, Porches, Denzel Curry, Into It. Over It., Levi Carter.
September 16-18, 2016, Douglas Park, Chicago – One of two creative festivals, Riot Fest and Carnival is the punk rock heaven for new and established fans alike. With a history of riot-starting lineups like Blink-182 and Weezer, it’s hard to disappoint.
Riot Fest provides the ultimate cross between mainstream and independent acts, current punk rock megastars and legendary bands from the past.” – Fuse
Lineup: The Flaming Lips, Ween, The Specials, Jimmy Eat World, Julian Marley, NOFX, Refused, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Glassjaw, Pepper, Meat Puppets, Dan Deacon, GWAR, The Anniversary, Set Your Goals, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Fu Manchu, Girls Against Boys, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Touché Amoré, Diarrhea Planet, Big D & The Kids Table, Citizen, Turnover, Violent Soho, Off With Their Heads, Holy White Hounds, Laura Stevenson, Somos, 3Teeth, The Wans, Jule Vera, Worriers, Eskimeaux, The Far East, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie, Social Distortion, NAS, Brand New, Fitz & the Tantrums, Descendents, Motion City Soundtrack, The Hives, Bob Mould, The Hold Steady, Method Man & Redman, GZA, Smoking Popes, The Vandals, Fucked Up, I The Mighty, The Toasters, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under The Stairs, White Lung, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, DEE-1, Brick + Mortar, Night Riots, Plague Vendor, Microwave, Death Spells, Deal’s Gone Bad, Black Foxxes, The Walters, Nots, Donna Missal, Tasha The Amazon, Blackbox, High Waisted, Summer Cannibals, Partner, Kitten Forever, Sleepy Kitty, School of Rock, The Original Misfits, Featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, Rob Zombie, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, Bad Religion, Underoath, Thursday, Jake Bugg, Death Grips, The Julie Ruin, Joey Bada$$, Chevy Metal, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Tiger Army, The Wonder Years, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K. Leftöver Crack, Billy Talent, The Falcon, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, FrnkIero AndThe Patience, The Bronx, Pouya, Swingin’ Utters, Denzel Curry, Bleached, Tancred, Creeper, Marina City, Syd Arthur, The Dirty Nil, The So So Glos, Big Ups, All Dogs, War on Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can’t Swim, With Our Arms To The Sun, The Gallow Walkers, School of Rock and Featuring Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.
October 28-30, 2016, multi-venue, Gainesville – So THE FEST has been around for some time now and for good reason. Showcasing some of the top underground punk rock artists, this inde multiple-day, multiple-venue music festival pretty much completes the list of a well-rounded fall music season. Rock on!
2016 brings FEST to our 15th year, and we expect our attendance to grow even more! To celebrate our big 15 year anniversary, we are inviting back several alumni from years’ past as well as reuniting some of our favorite bands to help us celebrate this milestone. We project that over 10,000 of the best music fans and bands will converge on Florida to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and some of the best underground punk, hardcore, indie, and alt-country bands from all over the world.
Lineup: Propagandhi, Less than Jake, The Ergs! (Reunion), Dillinger Four, Off With their Heads, Strike Anywhere, Latterman (reunion), A Wilhelm Scream, The Flatliners, Braid, Knapsack, Samiam, Dead to Me, The Menzingers, Mustard Plug, Small Brown Bike, Tim Barry, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, Mean Jeans, Boysetfire, Jeff Rosenstock, AJJ, Planes Mistaken for Stars, F.Y.P. (final show), Mac Sabbath, Floor, and more.
You noticed I left out Austin City Limits and FFF Fest, good job.These are still great festivals but highlighting a variety of festivals less spoken of but equally amazing, if not better, was an essential part of this list. When we think of festivals, some automatically come to mind – there are more out there! That is the point, isn’t it? To explore music. I encourage you to try something new and spontaneous, maybe something underground or local.
If you chose to travel for your fall music festival venture make sure you pack smart.