Music Festivals in August

Gatherings in Tokyo, Leeds, Reading, San Francisco, Oslo, Portland, Budapest and Rees-Haldern, Germany.

    Portland, Oregon

    Venues across Portland host over 150 acts for MusicfestNW. Portland’s largest music festival features an eclectic lineup of indie, hip-hop and punk. The 2015 lineup includes Modest Mouse, Beirut, Foster the People, Belle and Sebastian and Strand of Oaks.
    AUB 21 - 23

    Budapest, Hungary

    A small island in the capital city hosts the big Sziget Festival, an eight-day musical celebration. The 2015 lineup includes Kings Of Leon, Robbie Williams, Florence + The Machine, Martin Garrix, Alt-J, Foals, Interpol, Gogol Bordelllo, Paloma Faith, The Ting Tings, Passenger, and Dropkick Murphys.
    AUG 10 - 17

    Oslo, Norway

    Oslo’s fjord-flanked Medieval Park celebrates music from around the world at its Oya Festival. The 2015 lineup includes Florence + The Machine, Beck, Susanne Sunfor, The War on Drugs, Belle and Sebastian, Alt-J, Father John Misty, Run The Jewel, Tyler, The Creator and Courtney Barnett.
    AUG 11 - 15

    Rees-Haldern, Germany

    The annual open-air music festival in the North Rhine Westphalia region of Germany, features a wide spectrum of international acts. The 2015 lineup includes Benjamin Booker, Courtney Barnett, Delta Rae, Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Magnus, Savages, The War On Drugs, Villagers, and White Fence.
    AUG 13 - 15

    San Francisco, California

    A crowd of around 60,000 heads to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for Outside Lands. The 2015 lineup includes Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Elton John, Chet Faker, Mac DeMarco, Classixx, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo and Caribou.
    AUG 7 - 9

    Tokyo and Osaka, Japan

    Summer Sonic Tokyo takes place in the twin cities of Tokyo and Osaka. The 2015 lineup includes Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, The Chemical Brothers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and D’Angelo.
    AUG 15 - 16

    Reading, U.K.

    Around 90,000 music-lovers gather at Little John's Farm for the annual Reading Festival. A corresponding concert at Bramham Park, with a largely shared 2015 lineup that includes Mumford and Sons, Alt-J, All Time Low, Panic! at the Disco, Palma Violets, The Libertines, Kendrick Lamar, The Maccabees and The Gaslight Anthem.
    AUG 28 - 30