Summer 2015's 50 Must-See Music Festivals

From Jazzfest to Electric Daisy Carnival and beyond, a guide to the season's biggest and loudest bashes

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Governors Ball
Atmosphere during day 1of the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival at Randall's Island on June 6, 2014 in New York, United States. Burak Cingi/Redferns via Getty Images36/50

Governors Ball

When: June 5th-7th

Where: New York City

Why Go: It's not hard to find most of the acts on this fest's lineup around New York. Many are locals, most have played venues like Bowery Ballroom or Music Hall of Williamsburg and one even features a guy who sometimes lectures at Barnard College. But this weekend, catch them all in one place, with headlining sets from a Toronto rapper, a MoMA-approved Icelandic singer-songwriter and two garage-rock grumps flown in from Ohio.

Must-See Acts: Drake, Björk, the Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Chromeo, Conor Oberst, St. Vincent, Charli XCX, Flying Lotus, Rae Sremmurd, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Chronixx and the Zincfence Redemption, Sharon Van Etten, Clean Bandit

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