When and Where: August 31-September 1; Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
Lineup Highlights: A$AP Rocky, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix
The Scoop: The Americana-themed U.S. festival is back for a second year, although without festival curator Jay-Z on the lineup. Who will fill his place? Jay-Z’s other half Beyoncé, of course, along with an array of 30 American rock, hip-hop, R&B and dance acts. Feel good about your ticket purchase, as a portion of sales go to non-profit United Way for community outreach efforts in the region.
Insider Tip: Festival-goers take the American-pride theme seriously, so pack your red, white and blue.
Escape From Your Escape: The festival’s urban location lends itself to fitting in a pit stop (about a 20-minute drive away) at one of our favorite outdoor beer gardens, Frankford Hall, for German brews and comfort food.