The complete guide to virtual festivals this summer

No body odor. No sunburn. Just a few positive outcomes of festivals going virtual this year! 

By Dantè Tobelrone

 

We’re officially in the dog days of summer. Right about now we’d usually be picking out our best tank tops and heading to our favorite summer festivals. Most of those have headed to the virtual space. While we will be missing the fun of seeing a show with a bunch of fellow fans we’re happy to get a taste of live music and events from the comfort of our homes. Here is a list of virtual festivals we’ll be tuning in to! 

Lollapalooza

The annual festival is going virtual! Acts include Alabama Shakes, Lorde, Chance the Rapper, and many many many more! July 30th – Aug 2nd Here

Tropix Like It’s Hot: Virtual Music Festival

Tropix Like It’s Hot bills itself as a “Three Day Philanthropic Summer Jam Experience.” We can get on board with that! Enjoy tunes from Tropix, Waves, Autograf, FireBeatz, and many more. All proceeds go to the Makin Lemonade Fund. Takes place July 24th – July 25th Here

Tomorrowland Around the World: Digital Festival

Tomorrowland Festival boasts a futuristic utopia built far away where you’d never be able to get to in real life. Luckily we’re now able to visit virtually. Bringing music from around the world to your computer the lineup includes Steve Aoki, Armin Van Buuren, and the one and only Katy Perry. Takes place July 25th – July 26th Here

The Toronto Summer Music Festival

The Toronto Summer Music Festival is an annual international classical music extravaganza. This year they’ll be hosting amazing artists like The Missing Pages, James Ehnes, and the Dover Quartet. Takes place July 16th – August 1st Here

Chicago Beer Festival – Virtual Edition

We like beer. We especially love beer brought to our doorstep. The Chicago Beer Festival: Virtual Edition will send you a box of specialty beer you can taste while you listen to the brewmasters from breweries tell you all about their sudsy creations. Bottoms up! Takes place August 22nd Here

Comic-Con @ Home

Comic Con is also going virtual this year! There will be live streams of a multitude of educational and cultural panels as well as some of those Comic Con classic entertainment panels. Tune in to hear what’s next for the Marvel and DC universe plus much more! Takes place July 22nd – July 26th Here

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