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From Billie Eilish to Hall & Oates: the best US summer festival lineups

Across America, this summer will bring with it a variety of genre-spanning live music events, featuring a range of diverse artists
Billie Eilish, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves and and Mumford and Sons. Composite: Rex/Getty Images

While US festivals have lately been earning less than rave reviews – with the ongoing fallout of Fyre festival, May’s logistical collapse of North Carolina’s alt-rock Epicenter festival and the heady visions of this August’s Woodstock 50 being mired by lawsuits – it remains true that summer festival season is the best time of year for music lovers across the country.

The national scene’s major players – Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summerfest and more – are all offering reliably stacked lineups, while upstarts like Emerge and Genius Loci are drawing more intimate crowds to new experiences and fresh destinations. For our wristband and beer money, these are the 10 best music festivals happening across the country from Memorial Day weekend and into the fall.

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