A music festival season unlike any other awaits us this summer and fall. As businesses come back from the pandemic, festivals, too, are navigating the tricky business of how to return. That means some are holding back and waiting for 2022. But a healthy amount of rock and metal festivals in the United States and elsewhere are coming back full force — or as close to it as possible — in 2021.
Familiar favorites such as Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza aim to mount big comebacks. Yet Coachella is taking another season off to regroup after the global health crisis paused live events and touring for a year and change. But rock and metal fans have tons of options when it comes to music fests this year.