What was your favorite musical moment of 2017? Millions communed with their favorite artists – and fellow fans – in the great outdoors over the course of a year full of major landmark festivals and headliners on tour. From a small island in the middle of New York City to the California desert and all points in between, they were more stage-dives, crowd-surfers and jam sessions than ever before. Check out some of the best, wildest photos from outdoor music moments of the year.
Foo Fighters frontman Grohl joined GN’R for the closer of their November 14th show – part of their massive Not in This Lifetime Tour – at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The death-defying artist stage-dived during his June 11th set at Which Stage, part of the Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
Lead singer Ian Svenonius is held aloft by the crowd during the Village Voice 4knots Music Festival, held September 10th on Pier 16 of South Street Seaport in New York City.
He crowd surfs with fans at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 5th.
The New Zealand-born wunderkind debuts tracks off second LP ‘Melancholy’ during an elaborate show at Empire Polo Club – part of Coachella – in Indio, California April 16th.
The hometown hero gives a killer show to open Lollapalooza 2017 in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 5th.
The Swedish “Cool Girl” singer shakes it out during her August 6th Lollapalooza show in Chicago’s Grant Park.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist shreds during the January 5th stop of their Getaway World Tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The rapper flies high at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago on August 3rd.
The country star croons at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on June 9th.
The trio spits rhymes during Budland (Budweiser’s first-ever music, dance and food festival in Los Angeles) on July 15th.
The veteran rock gods take their 2017 Joshua Tree Tour to Twickenham, London on July 8th.
The DJ mans the decks during fire-powered April 15th show at Coachella in Indio, California.
The artist (a.k.a. Donald Glover) makes his point during his June 3rd show for the Governor’s Ball in New York City June 3rd.
The “Boys” singer makes a turbo-charged entrance to the Governor’s Ball in Randall’s Island Park in New York City June 2nd.
Shortly before catching a football mid-air, the pop superstar belts it out amid pyrotechnics during her awe-inspiring Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas February 5th.
Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
The MC avoids getting upstaged by a giant Jeff Koons-style balloon animal as he headlines The Meadows Music & Arts Festival at Citi Field in New York City on September 15th.
Ahead of his Broadway residency, Springsteen performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto September 30th.
The singer is flanked by revelers during her April 23rd set at Coachella in Indio, California.
Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs gets airborne on the Gobi stage at Coachella in Indio, California April 21st.
Frontman Matt Shultz works the hell out of sequins during the band’s show at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 3rd.
The diaper-clad women of Birdcloud play a 4th of July BBQ at The Catskill Pines in Mount Tremper, New York.