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Year in Music: Best Photos from 2017’s Biggest Outdoor Concerts, Festivals

Travis Scott stage dives at Bonnaroo, Lady Gaga defies gravity at the Super Bowl: the wildest, most unforgettable moments of the year

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Cage the Elephant Governors Ball Sunday , June 4, 2017

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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. 

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Tyler the Creator, Schoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky

The trio spits rhymes during Budland (Budweiser’s first-ever music, dance and food festival in Los Angeles) on July 15th.

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Childish Gambino

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.

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Charli XCX

The “Boys” singer makes a turbo-charged entrance to the Governor’s Ball in Randall’s Island Park in New York City June 2nd. 

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Lady Gaga

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.  

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Jay-Z

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.

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Bruce Spingsteen

Ahead of his Broadway residency, Springsteen performs during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games 2017 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto September 30th.

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The Lemon Twigs

Michael D’Addario of The Lemon Twigs gets airborne on the Gobi stage at Coachella in Indio, California April 21st.

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Cage the Elephant

Frontman Matt Shultz works the hell out of sequins during the band’s show at Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park on August 3rd.

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Birdcloud

The diaper-clad women of Birdcloud play a 4th of July BBQ at The Catskill Pines  in Mount Tremper, New York.

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