Top 5 Festivals to Hit Labor Day Weekend
1. North Coast Music Festival
As usual Chicago is delivering a festival that is absolutely STACKED for Labor Day weekend. Bassnectar, Snoop Dogg, Dada Life, GRiZ, Slightly Stoopid, and over 50 more, will be coming together for North Coast Music Festival. This festival is one of the few 3-day events on Labor Day this year. It will be held in Union Park in downtown Chi-town. Unfortunately since it is in a large metropolitan area, there are noise ordinances and restrictions on how late music can be played. But fear not, they have provided you with 19 different after parties that will be ending between 2 and 4 AM. GA tickets are onsale for $169 and will raise to the final price of $189. VIP $279, $299, and a final price TBD.
2. Budweiser Made in America
Budweiser has really outdone themselves this year and added a second location for Made in America in Los Angeles this year. Both the LA and original Philadelphia locations will be playing host to the festival Labor Day Weekend. The lineups are almost entirely different but both will have a wide variety of music; rap, indie, electronic, you name it. Kanye West, Gareth Emery, Steve Aoki, and a few others will be seen playing on different days in both locations. One-day pass for the LA festival is $114, two-day $200, and VIP $314, and $629 respectively. Philadelphia GA prices are a little cheaper at $106, and $168, and VIP $270 ,and $529.
3. Imagine Music Festival
If you find yourself in the South East for Labor Day make your way over to Atlanta for Imagine Music Festival. Adventure Club, Destroid (Excision, Downlink, and KJ Sawka), Fedde Le Grand, Infected Mushroom, Beats Antique, and many more will be playing. The festival will be taking place in Downtown Atlanta at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park & Masquerade Music Park. Not only does Imagine provide you with a unique and diverse lineup, they also have custom art installations, cirque du soleil performers, and gourmet food trucks. Early bird tickets are still on sale for just $100, and regular GA will be $150. VIP is $300 now but will raise to $400.
4. Electric Zoo
Electric Zoo will be held on Randall’s Island in New York. This festival is also three days and jammed packed with talent. This festival has big house names like Dada Life, Nicky Romero, etc., but also brings Armin van Buuren and Kaskade in as headliners. This festival is solely electronic music but they have almost every sub-genre of EDM covered. Randall’s Island is 27 acres along the East River and will host five stages and large grassy areas. GA three-day pass is $369 and single day passes range from $99-$139.
5. Sun City Music Festival
Sun City Music Festival is taking place in El Paso, TX, at Ascarate Park. Headlining this festival is Above & Beyond, Tiesto, David Guetta, and Martin Garrix. Others include Carnage, Showtek, Deorro, and more. As for the location, it is held in the Western Texas making it more accessible to the west coast. Ascarate Park boosts a beautiful golf course, pools, and lakes. The price for a two-day GA pass is $119 and VIP $189.
Written By: Allison Regan