While festivals slowly started coming back from their COVID-imposed hiatus last year, there’s still a great deal of them that haven’t come back to the circuit until now. Suffice it to say, that when you’ve had to cancel your festival for not one, but two years, you’ll be reaching for the stars in making a grand return.

And what better timing than the thick of summer? Especially in Europe, where the incredible festival slate includes the massive hip-hop celebration of the UK’s multi-city Wireless Festival, the rock and roll insanity of Spain’s expanded Mad Cool Festival, and the iconic Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Stateside, Chicago’s Lollapalooza and San Francisco’s Outside Lands both came back in 2021 and now are supercharged for 2022. Meanwhile, Goldenvoice’s Brookside at the Rose Bowl venue establishes a new slate of post-Coachella tone-setting Southern California fests, capturing the explosion of Asian artists at Head In The Clouds and the indie-palooza of This Ain’t No Picnic.

The world is ready again, with notable fests that we’re also highlighting in Japan, Australia, Montreal, and Portugal. So keep it local, or go on a road trip, or book a flight to somewhere you’ve never been before, and come together with new and existing festival communities once again.