With the first week of May behind us, AllHipHop.com wants to make sure that some of this summer’s must-see festivals are on your radar.
Yes, you may have missed South By Southwest in March and Coachella in April, but beginning this weekend with New York’s Downtown Music Festival, it’s safe to say that you haven’t missed everything in 2013 yet.
In Part 1 of our “BE THERE” festival preview, we’ve chosen to highlight some of the largest and most diverse festivals happening all over the United States during May and June, which will include appearances from the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The Roots, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, 2 Chainz, R. Kelly and many, many more!
Check out our preview of this summer’s must-see festivals below:
Where: New York, NY
When: May 10 – 11
Who: Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock), Earl Sweatshirt, Mr. MFN Exquire, Kilo Kish, Antwon and More!
Where: Six Flags Great Adventure (Jackson, NJ)
When: May 18 – 19
Who: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, T. Mills, Hopsin, Chris Webby, Mod Sun, Driicky Graham, Jake Miller and More!
Where: Gorge Amphitheater (George, WA)
When: May 24-27
Who: Killer Mike, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, Azealia Banks, El-P, Bauuer and More!
Tickets: $337.50 for 4-Day Festival Pass
Where: Canterbury Park (Shakopee, MN)
When: Saturday, May 26th
Who: Atmosphere, Snoop Lion, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Busta Rhymes, Brother Ali, Juicy J, Schoolboy Q, Aesop Rock, Joey Bada$$, Sean Price, A$AP Ferg and More!
Tickets: $46 for General Admission Ticket
The Roots Picnic:
Where: Penn’s Landing (Philadelphia, PA)
When: Saturday, June 1st
Who: The Roots, Naughty By Nature, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, DJ Premier, Trinidad James, Joey Bada$$, AraabMUZIK, Gary Clark Jr., Solange and More!
Tickets: $63 for General Admission Ticket
Where: MetLife Stadium (Eat Rutherford, NJ)
When: Sunday, June 2nd
Who: Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Joe Budden, A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Miguel, Action Bronson, Wale and More!
Where: Randall’s Island (New York, NY)
When: June 7 – 9
Who: Kanye West, Nas, Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids, Kendrick Lamar, Azealia Banks, Freddie Gibbs, The Knocks and More!
Where: Manchester, TN
When: June 13 – 16
Who: Wu-Tang Clan, R. Kelly, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Big K.R.I.T., Action Bronson, AraabMUZIK and More!
Where: Dover International Speedway (Dover, MD)
When: June 21 – 23
Who: Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Azealia Banks, Action Bronson and More!
Where: Honda Center (Anaheim, CA)
When: Saturday, June 22nd
Who: Big Sean, Chris Brown, A$AP Rocky, Tyga, Trinidad James, Future and More!
Tickets: On sale soon!
Check back for Part 2 later this summer and be on the lookout for extensive coverage of the many shows listed above!