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Worldwide music festival guide • Western United States

Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals—the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in California, Nevada and around the world

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Still one of the great destinations for a summer rave, California and Nevada have the continental market cornered in superfestivals. World-beating megafests such as Coachella make use of vast natural venues to attract even vaster crowds, while more modestly sized events like Culture Collide Festival cater to a more specialized (if no less energized) crowd. From parks to deserts, punk to techno, these festivals have it all. Just don't forget to bring your sun cream and shutter shades—like the music, the sun doesn't let up.

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FYF Fest

Critics' pick

Sat Aug 23–Sun Aug 24
Los Angeles, California Various locations in LA

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Each summer, music-loving Angelenos from all over the city make a pilgrimage to DTLA's LA State Historic Park for two days of musical bliss in the California sun.


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Until Sun Aug 23

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United Kingdom

• Bestival
• Field Day
• Glastonbury
• Jabberwocky
• Leeds Festival
• Reading Festival
• Secret Garden Party
• Sonisphere
• Wireless
• Womad

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Spain and Portugal

• Bilbao BBK Live
• Cap Roig Festival
• Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
• Heineken Jazzaldia
• Monegros Desert Festival
• Optmist Festival
• Primavera Sound
• Sónar
• Sos 4.8
• Vida Festival

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• Dimensions Festival
• Electric Elephant Festival
• For Festival
• Garden Festival
• Hideout Festival
• Outlook Festival
• Sonus Festival
• Soundwave Festival
• Stop Making Sense Festival
• Unknown Festival

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• Baleapop
• Calvi on the Rocks
• Nuits Sonores
• Rock en Seine
• La Route du Rock
• Villette Sonique

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