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Missed Coachella? Here’s four other music festivals worth the trip

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Coachella starts this weekend (April 12-13) and a ton of artists are coming to perform in Indio. Although Coachella is sold out this year, here are four other upcoming music festivals recommended by CheapOAir.com that you should definitely check out.

festivals1New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 25 – May 4

If jazz just isn’t your thing, don’t write off the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival so quickly, since it features many musicians that go beyond just traditional jazz music. While there are shows all day, every day around the fairgrounds, one of my favorite parts of the festival is the great food, which features some of the best parts of New Orleans cuisine, like po’boys and crawfish. Afterward, the crowds head to local bars and clubs where local and regional musicians take to the mic.

Here’s just SOME of the acts: Eric Clapton – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Christina Aguilera – Phish – Arcade Fire – Santana – Robin Thicke – Vampire Weekend – Foster the People – Aaron Neville – Public Enemy – John Fogerty – Chaka Khan – Robert Plant – Boz Scaggs – Al Jarreau – Johnny Winter

For more info: http://www.nojazzfest.com/

 

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Manchester, Tennessee

June 12 – 15

The majority of visitors to Manchester, Tennessee every year are specifically for Bonaroo. Manchester is a small town that is typically passed by on the way to Nashville. In addition to some of the top musicians in the world, the festival includes performances by comedians and films. If planning to stay the entire weekend, consider packing your tent and sleeping bags.

Here’s just A FEW of the acts: Elton John – Kanye West – Jack White – Lionel Richie – Vampire Weekend – Skrillex – Arctic Monkeys – The Flaming Lips – Ms. Lauryn Hill – Ice Cube – Cake – Cage the Elephant

For more info: http://www.bonnaroo.com/

festivals3Lollapalooza

Chicago, Illinois

August 1 – 3

Lollapalooza has a long history, but one that hasn’t run every year. This outdoor festival is a little bit different than others on this list because while the highlight is live music, it also serves as a platform for politics and nonprofits. Lollapalooza has now been going strong for several years in a row now, bringing together the top rock and hip-hop performers. Plus, it’s in one of America’s most famous parks: Grant Park.

Here’s a SMALL SAMPLING of the acts: Eminem – Outkast – Kings of Leon – Arctic Monkeys – Skrillex – Lorde – Foster The People – Spoon – Cage The Elephant – Interpol – Fitz & The Tantrums

For more info: http://www.lollapalooza.com/

 

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San Francisco, California

August 8-10

Most people may not be as familiar with Outside Lands as the rest of the festivals on this list, but it’s an event you’ll want to familiarize yourself with. One of the best features is its location in Golden Gate Park, one of the largest urban parks in the world. In between shows, you can enjoy a stroll through the park which includes world-class museums, a small lake, waterfall, and walking and bicycling trails. The festival features a long line-up of bands, both big and small, over a three-day period.

Here are SOME of the acts: Kanye West – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers –  The Killers –  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis –  Arctic Monkeys –  Death Cab For Cutie –  Disclosure –  The Flaming Lips –  Spoon –  Atmosphere –  Chromeo –  Ben Howard –  Capital Cities

For more info: http://www.sfoutsidelands.com/home/

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