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


By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 11:25 AM EST, Mon., March 27, 2017 On Tuesday, March 22, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team...


By: Kai Sinclair, Assistant New Editor (@kai_sinclair) United States Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm, threatens to slam the southern coast of Florida on...


Isolation and sleep deprivation visibly plagued the protestors who emerged from the Armour J. Blackburn Student Center to follow organizer Aniyah Vines into the...


By Chantè Russell, Managing Editor (@BeTheZeitgeist)  Howard University students, faculty and staff gathered in front of Andrew Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29 take...