6 Summer Music Festivals You Rock Stars Need To Know About

It’s almost summertime. Which means—break out your sunscreen, pack your tent, and get ready to rock out to your favorite bands at this summer’s awesome mega music festivals. Which one is for you? After the jump, all you need to know to get your butt down to the five biggest music fests this summer.
If You Love The Smell Of Patchouli …
Festival Name: Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival
The Bands: Alternative, indie rock, hip hop, and stand-up comedy. The lineup is redonkulous with Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Conan O’Brien, Jay-Z, The Flaming Lips, Phoenix, Regina Spektor and many more.
Dates: June 10 to 13
Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Cost: Tickets start at $234 per day
Camping: Bring yer tent, but you’ll have to pay. More.

If You’re Broke …
Festival Name: Siren Festival
The Bands: Indie, indie, and more indie. Matt & Kim headline, along with Ted Leo, The Pains of being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, and Harlem.
Dates: July 17
Location: Coney Island, an easy subway ride from New York City
Cost: Free! Free! Free!
Camping: No need. It’s a one-day thing.

Jane’s Addiction Was Your Fave Band In High School …
Festival Name: Lollapalooza
The Bands: Pop, Rock, and Alternative. This year’s lineup ranges from Lady Gaga to ’90s rockers Soundgarden, with Arcade Fire, The Strokes, and Phoenix in between.
Dates: August 6 through 8
Location:Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois
Cost:Three-day pass for $215
Camping: No camping allowed in Grant Park. You’ll have to get a room.

If You Cry Every Time You See Sarah McLachlan’s ASPCA Commercial …
Festival Name: Lilith Fair
The Bands: Lady music of all sorts, with Sheryl Crow, Kate Nash, Beth Orton, Cat Power, Erykah Badu. Who’s playing depends on what city you’re in.
Dates: June 27 – August 16
Location: U.S. and Canada—it’s a tour!
Cost: Prices vary according to venue
Camping: No need. All dates are one-day things.

If You Believe Bigfoot Exists …
Festival Name: Sasquatch Festival
The Bands: Indieriffic, with favorites like Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, The National, Massive Attack, Pavement, etc.
Dates: May 29 through 31
Location: Quincy, Washington
Cost: Tickets start at $70
Camping: Bring yer tent, but you’ll have to pay.

If You Own A Skateboard And Have At Least One Tattoo …
Festival Name: Warped Tour
The Bands: Punk and Hardcore, like Andrew W.K., the Alkaline Trio, Sum 41, the All-American Rejects.
Dates: June 25 – August 15
Location: U.S. and Canada, it’s a tour!
Cost: Varies by venue.
Camping: No need. All dates are one-day things.