This Summer's 20 Best Music Festivals

This Summer's 20 Best Music Festivals

We've narrowed them down, so you don't have to.

For some, say people over the age of 30, the idea of going to an outdoor music festival sounds about as appealing as getting a root canal. For others, festivals, those beacons of sweaty inebriation and letting your hair down, are summer's raison d'etre. Kicking off this weekend with NYC's Governors Ball and Hot97 Summer Jam, outdoor concert season is about to be in full-swing pretty much everywhere around the world. From Calgary to Reykjavik, there's a festival out there for everyone, even the "get me a cold drink, put me in the shade and keep all youths at least a hundred feet from me"-root-canal set. For lovers of indie-rock, pop, punk and world music, events catered towards your tastes are happening en masse over the next few months.

To help you decide which multi-day outdoor extravaganza is best for you, we put together a guide of the most awesome events happening across the globe. And if you can't make it out to any of these festivals, we recommend checking out the weekly House of Vans parties launching June 9th (headliners include DIIV, Rae Sremmurd and Neon Indian). And MoMA PS1's Warm Up dance parties (featuring sets from Discwoman's Bearcat to dubstep producer Skream and footwork king DJ Paypal) have tons of awesome artists booked in the coming weeks without the high festival price tag.

Check out the 20 best 'fests below.

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