A Look Ahead: July 2014 Music Festivals

posted by Dan Murphy on July 01, 2014

Le Festival d'été de Québec 2013 by Laura Baker-Finch

June was pretty damn epic as far as music festivals go: Governors Ball started us off with some incredible performances, Northside brought us awesome indie-rock and pop, and Firefly provided four wonderful days in the woods of Delaware. With festival season moving right along, here's all you need to know about what's coming in July, from the festivals to check out to the guides and features to expect on Cultivora.


Open'er Festival - Gdynia, Poland; July 2-5
Volt Festival - Sopron, Hungary; July 2-6
High Sierra - Quincy, California; July 3-6
Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium; July 3-6
South Park Music Festival - Fairplay, Colorado; July 3-6
RBC Ottawa Bluesfest - Ottawa, Ontario; July 3-13
Festival d'été de Québec - Québec City, Québec; July 3-13
80/35 Festival - Des Moines, Iowa - July 4-5
Wireless Festival - London, United Kingdom; July 4-6
Eurockennes de Belfort - Belfort, France; July 4-6
Toronto Urban Roots Festival - Toronto, Canada; July 4-6
All Tomorrow's Parties Iceland - Keflavik, Iceland; July 10-12
Optimus Alive - Lisbon, Portugal; July 10-12
EXIT Festival - Novi Sad, Serbia; July 10-13
Bunbury - Cincinnati, Ohio; July 11-13
T in the Park - Kinross, Scotland; July 11-13
The Hudson Project - Saugerties, New York; July 11-13
Ultra Europe - Split, Croatia; July 11-13
EDC UK - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; July 12-13
4Knots - New York City, New York; July 12
Latitude - Suffolk, United Kingdom; July 17-20
Lovebox - London, United Kingdom; July 18-19
Forecastle - Louisville, Kentucky; July 18-20
Melt! - Ferropolis, Germany; July 18-20
Pitchfork Chicago - Chicago, Illinois; July 18-20
Pemberton - Pemberton, British Columbia; July 18-20
TomorrowLand - Boom, Belgium; July 18-20, 25-27
Capitol Hill Block Party - Seattle, Washington; July 25-27
Splendour in the Grass - Byron Bay, Australia; July 25-27
Newport Folk - Newport, Rhode Island; July 25-27


If you're heading up to Québec City for Le Festival d'été de Québec, be sure to check out our guide to the ten-day event for a comprehensive list of the best spots to eat, sleep, shop, party, and explore, as well as festival insights and travel tips. 

We're also providing festival guides for two taking place in the United Kingdom simultaneously. If you're looking for more of a rock vibe (and are a camper), see our guide to Latitude in Suffolk. If hip-hop and electronic music is more your jam, check out Lovebox in London. 

Heading to Seattle to check out A$AP Rocky, Spoon, and Chromeo? Consult our Capitol Hill Block Party Guide first for our full recommendations. 

Finally, our Splendour in the Grass Guide will cover all you need to know about Byron Bay, as we teamed up with The AU Review to provide you with a list of the most authentic Aussie spots to hit up. 

It's never too early to start planning a festival experience, and we have a ton of guides for ones taking place in August. Peep our guides to Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Øya, Outside Lands, Flow, Dimensions, Electric Zoo, and Bumbershoot


We're also bringing you some great feature articles to check out in the coming weeks. You can already view our playlist of the top tracks of 2014 so far and our 10 best performances at Glastonbury this year. Be sure to keep an eye out for our mosh pit etiquette guide, our tips for bus travel in Europe, and the second installment of our most-anticipated albums of the summer. Also, we're bringing you Cultivora-curated playlists for all of your favorite festivals, including 4Knots, Melt!, and Capitol Hill Block Party. 

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See Also:

Watch the 10 Best Performances at Glastonbury 2014
Best July Music Festivals in North America
Music Monday Playlist: Best Songs of 2014 So Far