All The Summer Music Festivals In Northern California You Need To Know About

By Alyssa Pereira

Get your sunscreen and extra cell phone charger ready — it’s nearly festival season!

Between all of the amazing events announced in the Bay Area in recent months, it’s beginning to get a little tough to keep track of each music festival coming our way.

We’re making it a little easier to do so with this handy guide.*

Read on to find out where and when festivals will be going on, who their headliners are, and how much they’ll cost.

May

BottleRock
When: May 29-31
Where: Napa, CA
Headliners: Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant
Other notable acts: Passion Pit, Capital Cities, Public Enemy
Go if you like: amazing wine, walking, the 90s
Ticket cost: $129-$3,000

June

Live 105’s BFD
When: June 6
Where: Mountain View, CA
Headliners: Modest Mouse, Of Monsters & Men, Panic! At The Disco
Other notable acts: Cathedrals, Robert DeLong, Cold War Kids
Go if you like: getting a lot of music at a great price, not having to walk for 30 minutes between stages
Ticket cost: $39.50-$69.50

Huichica Fest
When: June 12-13
Where: Sonoma, CA
Headliners: Allah-Las, Jessica Pratt
Other notable acts: Pure Bathing Culture, Sonny & the Sunsets
Go if you like: wine, incredible food, not dealing with insane crowds
Ticket cost: $40-$120

Alice@97.3’s Summerthing
When: June 28
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: free shows, friendly people, free shows
Ticket cost: FREE!

July

Burger Boogaloo
When: July 11
Where: Oakland, CA
Headliners: The Mummies, The Gories, Black Lips
Other notable acts: King Khan & BBQ Show, Audacity
Go if you like: a whole lot of weird, John Waters, who is this year’s host
Ticket cost: $39-$89

Phono Del Sol
When: July 11
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: Tanlines, King Tuff, Generationals
Other notable acts: VÉRITÉ, The Tropics
Go if you like: to see an array of up-and-coming musicians across genres
Ticket cost: $30-$60

August

Outside Lands Music Festival
When: August 7-9
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Elton John
Other notable acts: Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, Porter Robinson
Go if you like: big name acts, naturally foggy stages, surprise collaborations
Ticket cost: Sold out, but stay tuned for contests and giveaways

September

Alice@97.3’s Now & Zen Fest
When: September
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: easy listening, lounging in the grass, free things!
Ticket cost: FREE!

TBD Fest
When: September 18-20
Where: Sacramento, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: TBA
Ticket cost: TBA

October

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
When: October 2-9
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: free shows, picnics, bluegrass, but not exclusively
Ticket cost: Free

Treasure Island Music Fest
When: October 17-18
Where: Treasure Island, San Francisco, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: beautiful city skylines at sunset, something a little smaller than Outside Lands
Ticket cost: TBA

Culture Collide
When: October
Where: San Francisco, CA
Headliners: TBA
Other notable acts: TBA
Go if you like: international acts, picking choosing what bands you watch
Ticket cost: TBA

*We’ll continue to update as we hear any more information about local festivals.

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