The Best Los Angeles Music Festivals to Hit Up This Summer and Beyond

Here's everything you need to know about the biggest music festivals in Los Angeles this year.

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Festival lovers, it is time to get rid of those sweat pants and pull out those water packs and vaccination cards. After nearly two years of cancellations and postponements, festival organizers are providing music fans the opportunity to see their favorite artists live again — yes, live music is finally back with a bang.

Fortunately, the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention updated its guidelines for large gatherings, which allows these events to commence if they follow appropriate safety protocols. As we prepare to return to the stage, we can't wait for the return of the most iconic happenings and the introduction of many to come. To help you navigate the festival frenzy, we've put together a list of shows officially slated for 2022. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we'll be updating the list.

Paradise in the Park (DTLA): Paradise in the Park is making its return to DTLA's Pershing Square. Jamie Jones' festival lineup includes performances from Jamie Jones, Dubfire b2b Art Department, Carlita, DJ Holographic, and Airrica.
When: Saturday, June 11 at 4 p.m.
Where: Pershing Square, 532 S Olive St., L.A., 90013
Tickets: $60 to $70; grab your tickets here.

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A Hot Summer Night in L.A. (DTLA): R&B sensation Summer Walker is throwing the hottest event of the season featuring Summer Walker, Ari Lennox, Saucy Santana, Doechii, and more. Come out for a night of hip-hop and R&B at the iconic DTLA arena.
When: Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arena, 1111 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015
Tickets: Admission starts at $69.50; buy yours here.

Viva Music Festival (Echo Park): Goldenvoice is throwing an all-out musical celebration featuring the top Latin artists of all time. Taking place at the Dodgers Stadium Grounds, the Viva Music Festival will feature artists such as J Balvin, Daddy Yankee, Becky G, Kali Uchis, and more. All ages are welcome and VIP+ tickets are 21+ only.
When: Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Dodger Stadium Grounds, 1000 Vin Scully Ave., L.A., 90012
Tickets: General Admission starts at $229; see the full pricing here.

Club Quarantine (DTLA): Producer and DJ, D-Nice and Live Nation Urban are bringing their Club Quarantine Live to Los Angeles. The event will be hosted by Kenny Burns and features a star-studded lineup of artists like Ne-Yo, Brandy, Nelly, Jadakiss, Machel Montano, Mary Mary, El Debarge, Lil' Mo, and more.
When: Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arena, 1111 South Figueroa St., L.A., 90015
Tickets: Start at $49.50; purchase them here.

Palomino Festival (Pasadena): Goldenvoice is throwing a brand new alt-country festival. Palomino Festival will feature performers including Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and more. The one-day fest will appeal to long-time country fans, brand new Americana lovers, and everyone in between. GA, VIP, and High Life passes are now available for purchase.
When: Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m.
Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, 91103
Tickets: Start at $179; purchase them here.

Love Long Beach Festival (Long Beach): The Love Long Beach Festival blends dance music programming, visual art, wellness, and cuisine. Ardalan, Doc Martin, 5AM, and many more are set to take the two stages at the two-day festival. Outside of music, other activations include yoga and meditation classes, art pieces, and food trucks.
When: Saturday, July 23 through Sunday, July 24
Where: ShoreLine Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, 90802
Tickets: $20-$100; buy them here.

Hard Summer (San Bernardino): Hard Events announced the return of their seasonal music event, Hard Summer. The festival will expand to three days for the first time this year. Catch Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead B2B Subtronics, Alison Wonderland, Chris Lake, and more.
When: Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31
Where: NOS Event Center, 689 South E St., San Bernardino, 92408
Tickets: Three-day General Admission starts at $229; buy yours here.

Outside Lands (San Francisco): The Outside Lands is hosting their 14th annual three-day festival. The festival will celebrate music, food, wine, beer, art, and cannabis. Performers include Green Day, Post Malone, SZA, Jack Harlow, Anitta, and more.
When: Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7
Where: Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyan St., San Francisco, 94117
Tickets: $175-$1,995+ for single-day admission, $409-$4,699 for three-day passes; get them here.

Splash House (Palm Springs): Splash House is set to make a return to the Renaissance, Margaritaville, and Saguaro hotels for the newly expanded triple weekend season. fusing forward-thinking electronic music, poolside partying, and resort amenities with the desert landscapes of Palm Springs, Splash House is the perfect summer event. The festival lineup includes Diplo, Channel Tres, Dombresky and Noizu, and more.
When: Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14, and Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21
Where: Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, 888 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, 92262
Margaritaville Resorts,1600 North Indian Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 92262
Saguaro,1800 East Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, 92264
Tickets: General admission is $159 – $219; purchase yours here.

Head in the Clouds (Pasadena): 88Rising is bringing back their Head in the Clouds Music and Arts Festival. The curated talent includes headliners Jackson Wang (Magic Man Experience), NIKI, Rich Brian, Yebi Labs (Joji DJ Set), and more. New activations this year will include Magic Man and the Thunder Theatre and Joji's Pop Up Shop. In addition, the iconic 626 Night Market has partnered with Head In The Clouds as the festival's official food curator for the fourth year in a row.
When: Saturday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 21
Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, 91103
Tickets: General Admission passes are $249 excluding taxes and fees, and VIP passes are $405; purchase them here.

This Ain't No Picnic (Pasadena): The team behind Coachella, Stagecoach, Cruel World, Goldenvoice announced the return of their two-day festival, This Ain't No Picnic. The show will blend cutting-edge indie, hip-hop, dance, underground, and everything in-between. Artists performing include LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre, Jorja Smith, Kaytranada, and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, Aug. 28
Where: Brookside at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemont Ave., Pasadena, 91103
Tickets: 2-Day General Admission tickets start at $299 + fees and 2-Day VIP are $799 + fees; secure yours here.

Primavera Sound L.A. (Chinatown): The European festival is coming to Los Angeles! Don't miss Lorde, Nine Inch Nails, Arctic Monkeys, James Blake, Khruangbin, Mitski, Clairo, Tierra Whack, BICEP, and many more.
When: Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18
Where: L.A. State Historic Park, 1245 North Spring St., L.A., 90012
Tickets: Start as low as $50 down. See the full lineup here.

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