Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The Hilltop


Don’t Stop the Music: Ultimate List of Music Festivals of 2017

By Kyana Harris, Staff Writer
Posted 7:00 PM EST, Thurs., Apr. 6, 2017

1) Rolling Loud (May 5-7)

Miami, FL
Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Future, Lil Wayne, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Post Malone, Migos, Joey Bada$$, Kevin Gates, Amine, 21 Savage, Chief Keef

This is the festival for trap music lovers.

2) Governor’s Ball (June 2-4)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Featuring Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Schoolboy Q, Rae Sremmurd, Majid Jordan, Kehlani, A$AP Ferg

This one of the biggest music festivals in the tri-state area. It is a three day festival with a lot of big acts on each day.

3) Essence Music Festival (June 29-July 2)

New Orleans, LA
Featuring Diana Ross, Chance the Rapper, Mary J. Blige, Solange, Teyana Taylor, Ro James, Jazmine Sullivan, John Legend

Essence Music Festival; courtesy

This festival isn’t just for the aunties, if you are an R&B lover you should go to the Essence Fest at least once.

4) Panorama (July 28-30)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Randall’s Island Park, NY
Featuring Frank Ocean, Solange, Tyler the Creator, Isaiah Rashad, Noname, A Tribe Called Quest, DJ Khaled

*Newly created by organizers of Coachella* It is essentially the east coast version of Coachella.

5) Hot 97’s Summer Jam (June 11)

Metlife Stadium, NJ

Hot 97 Summer Jam; courtesy photo

The artist lineup has not yet been released yet but they are known to host the biggest artists of the year.

6) The Roots Picnic (June 3)

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Philadelphia, PA

Featuring The Roots (of course), Pharrell Williams, Lil Wayne, Solange, 21 Savage, Pnb Rock, A Boogie with the Hoodie, Noname, 21 Savage

This year is the 10th Annual Roots picnic so it’s guaranteed to be a lituation.


You May Also Like


Although the Howard men’s basketball team couldn’t pull out the victory against the James Madison University Dukes, they came out of the game knowing...


The Center for Journalism & Democracy, a Howard University academic center committed to promoting pro-democracy journalism, held its inaugural Democracy Summit on the second...


The three University of Virginia (UVA) football players shot and killed were laid to rest the weekend before Thanksgiving. Devin Chandler, Lavel Davis, Jr....


The U.S. men’s soccer team’s 2022 World Cup record remains unblemished after drawing 1-1 with Wales and 0-0 with England.  United States vs. Wales:...