12 MUST SEE MUSIC FESTIVALS | HOTEL BPM12 MUST SEE MUSIC FESTIVALS | HOTEL BPM

12 MUST SEE MUSIC FESTIVALS

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Just because it’s still below 30 degrees outside in New York doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning for all the amazing music festivals coming up this spring and summer. The country will be riddled with festivals from March all the way until the end of the summer, so it’s time to start booking your tickets and hotel rooms…or tents! If you’re planning on being in New York for Gov Ball or Electric Daisy Carnival, book a room at Hotel BPM and enjoy the convenience of staying in Brooklyn. 

Hotel BPM
Where:
Brooklyn, NY
When: Every Saturday this March
Lineup: DJ Queen of Spades
What: If you just can’t wait for all of these upcoming festivals, get your music fix at Hotel BPM at The Lower Level Restaurant and Bar, where you can enjoy drinks by the bar while DJ Queen of Spades spins all night.

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SXSW
Where:
Austin, TX
When: March 7-16
Lineup: http://schedule.sxsw.com/
What: South By South West has become an all encompassing experience. This week long festival not only features music events, but film and interactive events/activities. So stay for the whole week or just a couple of days.

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Ultra
Where: Miami, FL
When: March 28-30
Lineup: http://www.ultramusicfestival.com/lineup
What: Probably one of the most well known EDM festivals in the coutnry, how could you not have an amazing time at Ultra, enjoying some fun in the sun in Miami with Afrojack, Avicii, David Guetta, Zedd, Tiesto, and many more.

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CounterPoint 
Where:
Kingston Downs, GA
When: April 25-27
Lineup: http://lineup.counterpointfestival.com/
What: Georgia seems to be a growing location for music festivals, which is exactly where Counter Point will be taking place this spring. This is one of the 40 festivals Outkast will be headlining this summer, and tickets are going fast.

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Hangout Music Festival
Where:
Gulf Shores, AL
When: May 16-18
Lineup: http://lineup.hangoutmusicfest.com/
What: Who doesn’t want to goto a music festival called Hangout, which is just what you’ll be doing for all 3 days of this festival that takes place on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Oh, and you’ll also be hanging out with artists like The Black Keys, Wiz Khalifa, and The Killers.

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Electric Daisy Carnival
Where:
New York
When: May 24 & 25
Lineup: TBA http://electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork/
What: If you enjoy EDM, ferris wheels, crazy costumes, and neon lights, then you better book your tickets for EDC NY! And while you’re at it, book your room at Hotel BPM.

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Sasquatch! Festival
Where:
George, WA
When: Memorial Day Weekend & Fourth of July Weekend
Memorial Day Lineup: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/lineup/may
Fourth of July Lineup: http://www.sasquatchfestival.com/lineup/july
What: This is going to be a big one…expanding to 2 different weekends this summer, Sasquatch Festival is sure to make a splash, with lineups including Outkast, M.I.A., Major Lazer, Tyler the Creator, and Frank Ocean.

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Governors Ball
Where:
Randall’s Island
When: June 6-8
Lineup: http://lineup.governorsballmusicfestival.com/
What: One of the most highly anticipated festivals in New York is Gov Ball, taking place at none other than Randall’s Island. With all of New York’s favorite artists including Outkast (again!), Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, J.Cole, Jack White, Janelle Monae, James Blake (most listened to artist in NY), Earl Sweatshirt, and many, many more. If you’re worried about finding a hotel, look no further and book a room with Hotel BPM!

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Bonnaroo
Where:
Manchester, TN
When: June 12-15
Lineup: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/
What: Bonnaroo is always widely represented by artists of all genres, from Elton John, to Kanye West, to Kaskade. If you have an eclectic taste in music and feel like spending a couple of days in Tenessee, this is the festival for you.

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Firefly
Where:
Dover, DE
When: June 19-22
Lineup: http://fireflyfestival.com/lineup/
What: Firefly music festival is definitely one of the more community oriented festivals. With tons of activities to participate in along with a killer lineup, you’re sure to have a great outdoorsy time.

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Pitchfork
Where:
Chicago, IL
When: July 18-20
Lineup: http://pitchforkmusicfestival.com/
What: Kendrick Lamar, Beck, Grimes…need we say more? And you get a 3 day pass for just $130. 

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Lollapalooza
Where:
Grant Park, Chicago
When: August 1-3
Lineup: TBA http://www.lollapalooza.com/
What: The lineup is coming this spring, but isn’t the anticipation just killing you? Last year Lollapalooza featured Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, Steve Aoki, Lana Del Rey, and many more. Don’t miss out this year!

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Osheaga
Where:
Montreal, Canada
When: August 1-3
Lineup: http://www.osheaga.com/en/lineup/#!programmation=grid$
What: Need a reason to get out of the country? Even if it is just to Canada? Osheaga is the place to escape to. This music festival in Montreal will have a lineup including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Vampire Weekend, Bonobo, Angel Haze, and the list goes on.

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