Splash House, Beyond Wonderland & More Music Festivals Returning in 2021

Autumn Simon

Festival lovers, it is time to get rid of the sweats and pull out those waterparks and vaccination cards. Live music is back, baby!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the music industry was sadly one of the many businesses forced to go on hold. With a year of cancellations, festival organizers were left scrambling to create alternatives. Though fans were temporarily satisfied with archived performances and live streams, many were still missing the adrenaline rush of seeing their favorite artist live.

Fortunately, in late April, the CDC updated their guidelines for large events and gatherings, which allows festivals to commence if they follow appropriate safety protocols. While many popular fests have delayed their show or canceled overall, others including, Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza have announced their 2021 return. To help you navigate through the festival frenzy, we’ve put together a list of 8 shows officially slated for 2021.

Beyond Wonderland

Where: San Bernardino, CA

When: August 27-28

Take a trip down the rabbit hole and get ready for one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in SoCal. Don’t miss a stacked lineup featuring Alison Wonderland, Adam Beyer,  Diplo, Dillon Francis, Lee Foss, Walker & Royce and so many more. The enhanced experience will showcase five new stages, three full-sized carnival rides, and hidden hideaways.

Electric Zoo

Where: New York, NY

When: September 3-5

New York’s most popular electronic music festival is back! To celebrate Labor Day Weekend, Electric Zoo is bringing the best international DJs to Randall’s Island. The lineup includes Alesso, Fisher, Illenium, Steve Aiko and more.

Where: Philadelphia, PA 

When: September 4-5

Earlier this year, Justin Bieber and Lil Baby were announced as the headliner of the Made in America 2021 Festival. This year’s festival will also feature performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, and Bobby Shmurda. In celebration of Made in America’s 10th anniversary, proceeds from the festival will benefit the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the REFORM Alliance.

BeachLife Festival

Where: Redondo Beach, CA 

When: September 10-12

Looking for more of a chiller vibe festival experience? BeachLife is returning to Redondo Beach for a three-day musical celebration of SoCal beach culture. From Counting Crows to Ziggy & Stephen Marley, this smoothly styled fest is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy live music.

Life is Beautiful

Where: Las Vegas

When: September 17-19

Life is Beautiful released its lineup including headliners Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, and Green Day. The Vegas festival will feature music, food, comedy, and art. Expect to party all night to other featured artists like Young Thug, Haim, and Don Toliver, just to name a few.

Governors Ball

Where: New York

When: September 24-26 

Governors Ball has officially announced the lineup for their 10th anniversary festival! Catch Billie Eilish, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, J Balvin and more of the biggest stars in the world at the fest’s new home at Citi Field this September.

Outside Lands

Where: New York

When: September 24-26 

Outside Lands has officially announced new dates for Halloween Weekend 2021!The lineup features newly added artists Kaytranada, Glass Animals, 24kGoldn, Lord Huron, SG Lewis, and more, plus confirmed headliners Tame Impala, Lizzo and The Strokes. Outside Lands will also feature an array of food, art, cultural performances, and more.

ACL Festival

Where: Austin, TX

When: October 1-3 & 8-10

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is hosting three days of music and food. After weeks of canceled performance announcements, the popular festival finally revealed its lineup, which features Tyler the Creator, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus.

Where: Los Angeles, CA

When: October 2-3

Los Angeles’ Secret Project is returning for their solo festival, One Project. This one-day festival will bring several DJs to DTLA’s Arts District for a day of dancing and more. The lineup includes DJ Minx, FJAAK, Nina Kraviz and many more.

ACL Festival

Where: Las Vegas, NV

When: October 22-24

The Austin City Limits Music Festival is hosting three days of music and food. After weeks of canceled performance announcements, the popular festival finally revealed its lineup, which features Tyler the Creator, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus.

Tell us which one you’re looking forward to attending below!

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