Festival Roundup: Labor Day Weekend 2014

posted by Maya Shaw-Faber on July 24, 2014

Electric Zoo 2011 by Marjana Jaidi

Labor Day, the symbolic end of summer, is right around the corner. The holiday is all about celebrating the hard-working American: you! You've definitely earned a little fun in the sun, so milk every second of the three-day weekend by road-tripping to El Paso or jetting off to NYC to see some truly awesome events. End the summer with a bang at the nine best music festivals Labor Day has to offer!

Sun City Music Festival

via Sun City Music Festival

When: August 30-31
Where: El Paso, Texas
Who: TiĆ«sto, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Above & Beyond, Carnage, Showtek, W&W, and more 

SCMF is the biggest electronic music festival in the Southwest. The only thing hotter than the DJs spinning is the blazing sun up above.


via moe.down Music Festival 

When: August 29-31
Where: Turin, New York
Who: moe., O.A.R, Lotus, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, Soulive, The Rich Robinson Band, and more

This ever-growing festival at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY has always attracted a variety of musical talent. It has hosted a range of bands from The Flaming Lips to the Violent Femmes, and this year's event boasts a ton of awesome talent. 

Campfire Music Festival

via Campfire Music Festival

When: August 29-31
Where: Lakewood, Pennsylvania
Who: Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Delta Spirit, Lake Street Drive, Swear and Shake, and more

Campfire Festival is nestled between the tri-state area and New England, and strives to create that nostalgia-inspiring summer camp atmosphere. 

Fashion Meets Music Festival

via Fashion Meets Music Festival 

When: August 29-31
Where: Columbus, Ohio
Who: R. Kelly, O.A.R, Switchfoot, Cold War Kids, New Found Glory, Michelle Williams, Local Natives, and more

FMMF expertly brings together musicians, designers, and the fans that love them both. This one-of-a-kind festival brings the trendsetter mindset to the Midwest. 

North Coast Music Festival

via North Coast Music Festival

When: August 29-31
Where: Chicago, Illinois 
Who: Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, STS9, Snoop Dogg, Alesso, Nicky Romero, DADA Life, Zeds Dead, and more

For its fifth year anniversary, North Coast is bringing together an array of EDM artists, live acts, and DJs to create a unique experience for festivalgoers.

Electric Zoo

by Natalie Frielich

When: August 29-31
Where: New York, New York
Who: David Guetta, DADA Life, Nickey Romero, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Carnage, Zeds Dead, and more

Break out the neon and glitter, and take the ferry to Randall's Island in New York to experience big-name DJs and every EDM sub-genre known to man. 

Imagine Festival

via Imagine Festival

When: August 30-31
Where: Atlanta, Georgia 
Who: Adventure Club, Destroid, Fedde Le Grand, Infected Mushroom, Beats Antique, Crystal Castles, and more

EDM DJs mix with cirque-style artists to create this captivating two-day festival in downtown Hotlanta. With fantastic art installations, food vendors, and the top acts in the genre, this is a must-attend event. 


by Kelsey Stoulil

When: August 30 - September 1
Where: Seattle, Washington
Who: Foster the People, Wu-Tang Clan, J. Cole, The Replacements, The Head and The Heart, Panic! at the Disco, and more

Bumbershoot is known to be one of the most environmentally sustainable festivals out there. Complete with recycling and composting stations, this festival strives to be a friend to the environment, not to mention producing killer music and comedy lineups.

Made in America

Jay-Z at Made in America via the festival

When: August 30-31
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Los Angeles, California 
Who: Kanye West, Kings of Leon, The National, Steve Aoki, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Juanes, Pharrell Williams, and more 

This eclectic festival is personally curated by Jay-Z and is headlined by Kanye West, Kings of Leon, and The National, so...need we say more?

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