Sun, sea, sand and live music, can you think of a better combination? Every year LA plays host to some of the best festivals with a dazzling array of music genres. Here we explore 7 of the top events taking place this year.
1. DayTrip Festival
Boasting 360 degree views of Los Angeles’ Cabrillo Beach and San Pedro Bay, this waterfront venue will play host to one of the city’s most popular festivals, Day Trip. Soak up the immaculate beach vibes and dance the night away to an endless stream of pumping house music, with an epic fireworks display over the Pacific Ocean to top things off.
Day Trip Festival
July 3rd 2021
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2. Hard Summer
One of the most popular summer festivals for all things electronic, Hard Summer Festival takes place over two days. With headliners including Future, DJ Snake, 2 Chainz and many more, this funky festival is ready for all you electro enthusiasts.
July 31st – August 1st 2021
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3. Same Same But Different
For all the music futureheads, California’s Same Same But Different Festival is the one for you. Celebrating unique and diverse music spanning across multiple genres, this festival offers you a three-day extravaganza. From late-night electronic raves to vibey daytime beach parties, SSBD has something for everyone.
Same Same But Different
September 9-12, 2021
Image Credit: @ssbdfest
4. Beachlife Festival
The newby on the block, Beachlife Festival combines good music, good vibes and an even better beach. Hosted on California’s Redondo Beach, this early spring festival stages a varying selection of music including classic rock, Americana and reggae.
September 10-12, 2021
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5. Primavera Sound, Los Angeles
Possibly one of LA’s most established summertime events, Primavera Sound has had some of the best festival line-ups for the past two decades. Held in LA State Historic Park, this year’s line up has yet to be announced, let the countdown begin!
September 20-21, 2021
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6. Ohana Festival
Taking place as Dana Point on Doheny State Beach is a summertime festival with a cause. Ohana Festival not only provides you with impeccable indie, surf rock and alternative music but half of the proceeds earned at this annual event are donated to a local, non-profit charity that aims to preserve California’s beautiful coastal parks.
September 24-26, 2021
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7. Dirtybird Campout
Take a trip down memory lane at this grown-up summer camp sensation. Held annually, the Dirtybird Campout is all about never-ending entertainment. From wood carving and knot tying to talent shows and tug-of-war, this fun-filled weekend doesn’t fall short when it comes to the music. With three stages playing everything from house and techno to drum and bass, there’s even a silent disco! Be sure to remember your dancing shoes at this fun fest.
October 15-17, 2021