With winter coming to an end, music festivals are sure to spring up. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, many festivals have had to postpone or cancel dates in the past. However, festivals are making a comeback, allowing music and art lovers alike to get back outside and see their favorite artists. With dates still being announced, here are six New York music festivals to watch.

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music festival

Electric Zoo: Sept 3-5

Established in 2009, Electric Zoo has gained international recognition in the EDM community. Electric Zoo features big names in electronic music, such as Alan Walker, Duke Dumont, and Zeds Dead. Additionally, located at Randall’s Island, this festival will take over three days, from September 3rd to September 5th. Furthermore, with over 50 performers and a wide variety of food and beverages, Electric Zoo 2022 is shaping up to be an unforgettable experience.

Get tickets here.

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music festival

Photo via electriczoo.com

The Governor’s Ball: June 10-12

The Governor’s Ball (a.k.a. Gov Ball) is a well-known multi-genre music festival held this year during June 10-12. Most importantly, Gov Ball features some of the biggest poprock, and hip-hop names, appealing to a wide range of music lovers. Certainly, at Citi Field, some notable names to grace the festival stages include Kid Cudi, Playboy Carti, Migos, and many more. Additionally, the festival ground is packed with delicious food and beverage vendors, accommodating any dietary needs. Gov Ball has proved itself time and time again to be a go-to for any festival-goers.

Get tickets here.

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Photo via governorsballmusicfestival.com

Summerstage: June 4 – August 23

Held in the heart of New York City, Summerstage offers festival-goers a captivating art experience. A celebration of all arts, Summerstage features hip-hop and jazz, Latin, and dance performances. While held primarily in Central Park, Summerstage consistently holds free concerts in all five boroughs, funded by the ticket sales from benefit concerts. Additionally, many of these events are also live streamed due to COVID-19. Currently, eight dates are confirmed, spanning June 4th to August 23rd.

Get tickets here.

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music festival

Photo via cityparksfoundation.org

Rolling Loud: TBD

Rolling Loud is the biggest multi-city rap and hip-hop music festival. With stops in New York City, Miami, and Southern California, Rolling Loud features some of the biggest names in rap. Currently, there are no NYC dates set up yet. However, the promoters have confirmed a show in Miami, FL, but nowhere else. One can only hope other cities will also confirm soon. Additionally, past lineups have included artists such as Chief Keef, Kodak Black, J. Cole, and more.

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music festival

Photo via nme.com

Time Warp: TBD

Time Warp is a two-night electronic dance festival for EDM lovers. Past shows were located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a venue perfect for a loud, energetic dance party. Coupled with hypnotic light shows and skilled DJs from around the world, Time Warp is two nights to remember. Currently, dates are confirmed for two nights in Brazil, and hopefully, Time Warp will make its way back to New York in 2022.

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music festival

Photo via escapismmagazine.com

Celebrate Brooklyn Festival: TBD

New York’s longest-running free outdoor music festival is a celebration of Brooklyn culture. Founded in 1979, this festival aims to celebrate all arts, from jazz to rap to movies and more. Based in Prospect Park, Celebrate Brooklyn runs all summer long with a wide range of performers and vendors to keep you coming back. Attracting upwards of 250,000 attendees, one can hope this festival makes a return in 2022.

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Photo via bricartsmedia.org

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