[UPDATED] 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.

Hard Summer

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.

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.

DAY.MVS XL (San Diego): The team behind CRSSD Festival, have announced the return of DAY.MVS XL to San Diego's Waterfront Park. The two-day festival will showcase electronic music's best and brightest names, including Duke Dumont, Purple Disco Machine, SOSA, and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7 at 12 p.m.
Where: Waterfront Park San Diego, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, 92101
Tickets: 2-Day Festival Tickets are $155; purchase 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 lineups for Weekends 1 and 2 include Dabin, John Summit, Elderbrook, 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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