Top Los Angeles Music Festivals For 2022
Go See Live Music at a festival in L.A.!
Los Angeles is undeniably home to the business side of the music business. Year after year, artists flock to L.A. with the dream of launching a successful music career that will one day lead to headlining a festival.
The Los Angeles region also attracts fans from around the world to attend its diverse offering of music festivals. Southern California’s typically inviting weather and scenic landscapes help provide many serene settings to Go See Live Music at one of the area’s many fests.
New events continue to be added alongside those, like the long-running Coachella, that helped establish the modern festival scene. While this year’s Coachella already took place, the popular fest returns to Indio in April 2023. Keep scrolling for the Top Los Angeles Music Festivals for 2022 that are still to come.
LCD Soundsystem and The Strokes top the lineup for This Ain’t No Picnic. The two-day festival held at Brookside at the Rose Bowl will also feature appearances by Phoebe Bridgers, Beach House, Le Tigre, Jorja Smith, Kaytranada, Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Earl Sweatshirt, Idles, Turnstile, Sparks, Descendents, Caroline Polachek, Four Tet, Floating Points, and many more.
Same Same But Different features three days of music, yoga, floatopia day parties, arts & crafts, educational workshops, swimming, waterside camping, beachside bars, late-night beach parties and other activities. Taking place at Lake Perris State Park’s Moreno Beach, performers include Vulfpeck, Chromeo, Tipper, The Glitch Mob, Washed Out, Poolside, Emancipator, Lettuce, The Brothers Macklovitch, Neil Frances, Beats Antique, The Polish Ambassador, The California Honeydrops, The Floozies, Moon Boots, and many others.
Primavera Sound comes to L.A. for three days of music and more at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Nine Inch Nails, Lorde and Arctic Monkeys top the lineup that also has Khruangbin, James Blake, Tierra Whack, Darkside, Mitski, PinkPantheress, Stereolab, and many more.
The all new BeachLife Ranch music festival takes place over three days at Seaside Lagoon. Americana and country acts making up the inaugural lineup include Brandi Carlile, Wilco, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Lumineers, Drive-By Truckers, Greensky Bluegrass, Dierks Bentley, Ashley McBryde, Shooter Jennings, Waxahatchee and Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, along with several others.
Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival returns to Castoro Cellars winery. The two-day outdoor event (formerly called Beaverstock) will present performances by Grace Potter, Allen Stone, Circles Around the Sun, The Devil Makes Three, Cory Wong, Diggin’ Dirt, Lindsay Lou, and others.
Insomniac hosts North America’s longest-running dance music festival Nocturnal Wonderland at Glen Helen Regional Park. Dozens of top EDM acts will appear at the two-day event, including Dillon Francis, Ganja White Night, Liquid Stranger, Illenium, Rezz, CID and Adventure Club.
The fall installment of the CRSSD Festival comes to Waterfront Park for two days featuring an eclectic mix of electronic music. Performing across the event’s three stages will be Duck Sauce, Jamie xx, ARTBAT, Dom Dolla, Joseph Capriati, Fatboy Slim, MK, Cannons, DRAMA, Sonny Fodera and Caribou, among several others.
Eddie Vedder will perform and host this year’s Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach. Among the others joining the Pearl Jam frontman on the lineup include fellow headliners Stevie Nicks and P!NK, as well as Jack White, Khruangbin, Brittany Howard, The Revivalists, St. Vincent and Billy Strings.
The annual Desert Daze music festival will be held at Lake Perris State Recreational Area. Tame Impala, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Iggy Pop (playing his only North American concert of 2022) headline the event’s 10th installment that will also see appearances by Chicano Batman, Sky Ferreira, BADBADNOTGOOD, Perfume Genius, Reggie Watts, Aldous Harding, Cymande, Shannon and the Clams, Nilüfer Yanya, Daniel Rossen Of Grizzly Bear, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, and more.
Eddie Vedder will head back to Doheny State Beach for Ohana Encore. The two-day follow-up fest will see additional performances by Alanis Morissette, The Black Keys, The Roots, HAIM, Band Of Horses, Julieta Venegas, The Front Bottoms, Amos Lee, Marcus King, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Afghan Whigs, and more.
Punk In The Park returns to Oak Canyon Park in the foothills of Orange County. The event features three hours of unlimited beer sampling to go alongside two days of rock music from the likes of Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Face to Face, The Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Adolescents, The Flatliners, The Bronx and others.
More than 80 bands will perform across seven stages over three days at this year’s Wonderfront Festival at Embarcadero Marina Park North. Among those appearing at the fest are Zac Brown Band, Cage the Elephant, Gwen Stefani, Kings of Leon, G-Eazy, Young The Giant, Quinn XCII and EarthGang.
Ziggy Marley, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Prezident Brown, Pato Banton, Arise Roots and Marlon Asher are among those who will perform at Reggae on the Mountain. The 11th annual three-day event will be held for the first time at Live Oak Campground.
Many of the top names in country and Americana will visit Brookside at the Rose Bowl for the Palomino Festival. Outlaw country legend Willie Nelson leads a lineup featuring current well-known artists such as Kacey Musgraves, Isbell and The 400 Unit, Turnpike Troubadours, Orville Peck, Old Crow Medicine Show, Valerie June, Charley Crockett, Sierra Ferrell, Amythyst Kiah and Sierra Hull, alongside a few others.
The biggest stars in dance music and hip-hop will hit up HARD Summer at NOS Events Center. The three-day event will see performances by Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, Porter Robinson, 100 gecs, GRiZ, Zeds Dead, Jai Wolf, Alison Wonderland, TOKiMONSTA, Chris Lake, Ski Mask The Slump God, Three 6 Mafia, TroyBoi and dozens more.
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