DJ set at Coachella music festival

Best Music Festivals for Camping in 2019

DJ set at Coachella music festival

When it comes to making memories that will last a lifetime, few things compare to dancing the night away at an outdoor music festival. Experiencing the headliners you’ve been waiting to see for months or even years. The feeling of the music in your chest. The new group of friends you just met. And then, at the end of the night, heading back to your campsite to crawl into your tent and do it all over again the next day.

However, not all music festivals allow camping. So if you don’t want to get stuck schlepping back to a hotel, you have to look closely at each festival’s policies.

We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a shortlist of some of the top 2019 music festivals that allow camping. From pop and electronic to country and bluegrass, this list has something for everyone.

Two women taking a photo at a music festival

Once you know where you’re headed, make sure to review these tips from a festival veteran to make the most of your trip, including how to use dry ice to keep your food and drinks cold all weekend. Here’s everything you need to know about how to pack a cooler with dry ice. When you’re ready, you can find a dry ice retailer near you using our store locator tool.

Finally, be sure to review the policies for all of the music festivals on their official websites to find all the information you need in advance about their campsites, allowable items, and more.

Without further ado, here’s our shortlist of music festivals that allow camping in chronological order:

April Music Festivals


Country Thunder Arizona

Dates: April 11th – 14th, 2019
Location: Florence, Arizona
Headliners: Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton and more
Official Website: https://www.countrythunder.com/az


Dates: April 12th – 14th and 19th – 21st, 2019
Location: Coachella Valley, California
Headliners: Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Ariana Grande and more
Official Website: https://www.coachella.com/

May Music Festivals


Lightning in a Bottle

Dates: May 8th – 13th, 2019
Location: Buena Vista Lake, Kern County California
Headliners: Disclosure, Big Gigantic, Lane 8, DJ Koze, G Jones, The Polish Ambassador and more
Official Website: http://lightninginabottle.org/

Summer Camp Music Festival

Date: May 24th – 26th, 2019
Location: Chillicothe, Illinois
Headliners: Moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic and more
Official Website: https://summercampfestival.com/

Backwoods Music Festival

Dates: May 31st – June 2nd, 2019
Location: Ozark, Arkansas
Headliners: Rezz, Umprhey’s McGee, Lettuce, Space Jesus and more
Official Website: http://backwoodsmusicfestival.com

June Music Festivals



Dates: June 13th – 16th, 2019
Location: Manchester, Tennessee
Headliners: Grand Ole Opry, Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Odesza, The Lumineers and more
Official Website: https://www.bonnaroo.com/

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Dates: June 20th – 23rd, 2019
Location: Telluride, Colorado
Headliners: Brandi Carlile, Sam Bush Band, Kacey Musgraves, Jim James, Gregory Alan Isakov and more
Official Website: https://www.bluegrass.com/telluride/

Firefly Music Festival

Dates: June 21st – 23rd, 2019
Location: Dover, Delaware
Headliners: Panic! At The Disco, Travis Scott, Post Malone and more
Official Website: https://fireflyfestival.com/

Electric Forest

Dates: June 27th – 30th, 2019
Location: Rothbury, Michigan
Headliners: Odesza, Kygo, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead
Official Website: https://electricforestfestival.com/

July Music Festivals


Camp Bisco

Dates: July 18th – 20th, 2019
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania
Headliners: Lineup To Be Announced
Official Website: http://campbisco.com/



What other festivals would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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