March 12 — 17, Austin, Texas (

Expected number of attendees: 20,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Kanye West.

Ubiquitous outfit: Vintage dresses, crocheted shorts, Justin roper boots.

Trend to avoid: Never go full cowgirl.

Typical meal: Tacos and BBQ.

Hookup potential: Low. It's hard to meet someone when everyone is glued to their iPhones tweeting.

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "You haven't heard of the band? They're gonna be huge."

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Instagram-able moment: Surprise appearances at the Fader Fort.

Must-follow Twitter: @Austinist.


March 15 — 17 and March 22 — 24, Miami (

Expected number of attendees: 300,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Annie Mac.

Ubiquitous outfit: Neon, bikinis, neon bikinis, nightclub-branded sunglasses, Venessa Arizaga friendship bracelets.

Trend to avoid: Tutus.

Typical meal: Skittles and $5 water.

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Hookup potential: Very high — lots of scantily clad dancing in close quarters.

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "Wait — is that girl naked? Oh, she's just wearing pasties."

Instagram-able moment: Swedish House Mafia's last ever performance. Expect insane pyrotechnics.

Must-follow Twitter: @Standardmiami.


April 12 — 14 and April 19 — 21, Indio, California (

Expected number of attendees: 480,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Radiohead.

Ubiquitous outfit: Dresses from, Cult Gaia flower crowns.

Trend to avoid: Headdresses. Just, no.

Typical meal: Korean BBQ and a watermelon slice.

Hookup potential: High — seemingly everyone is attractive and shirtless.

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "You need to get to the main stage four hours early to get a good spot."

Instagram-able moment: The Ferris wheel at sunset.

Must-follow Twitter: @Harleyvnewton.


June 7 — 9, Randall's Island, New York (

Expected number of attendees: 63,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Santigold.

Ubiquitous outfit: Designer cross-body bags, Westward Leaning sunglasses.

Trend to avoid: Black.

Typical meal: A Luke's lobster roll.

Hookup potential: High — if you meet someone from the same borough.

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "My friend's friend is going to get us backstage."

Instagram-able moment: The New York City skyline on the ferry ride over.

Must-follow Twitter: @BFA_NYC.


June 13 — 16, Manchester, Tennessee (

Expected number of attendees: 80,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Phish.

Ubiquitous outfit: Tie-dye, sunscreen, wellies.

Trend to avoid: Feathers.

Typical meal: Organic and vegan street food.

Hookup potential: Depends. Do you mind that your possible mate hasn't showered in 72 hours — in the 95-degree heat?

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "Things got really weird after we went back to his tent."

Instagram-able moment: The giant waterslide at Splash-A-Roo.

Must-follow Twitter: @Bonnaroo.


August 2 — 4, Chicago (

Expected number of attendees: 250,000.

Perennial favorite artist: Florence and the Machine.

Ubiquitous outfit: Denim cutoffs, trendy hats, cool sneakers (the main stages are a mile apart).

Trend to avoid: Leaving your wristband on for a week after the festival. We get it — you went to Lolla.

Typical meal: A Chicago dog from Chubby Wieners.

Hookup potential: Low — the shows end at 10 p.m., not leaving much time for romance to blossom.

Overheard in the Porta-Potty line: "I think I know that guy. Was he a Sigma Chi?"

Instagram-able moment: Buckingham Fountain in the a.m.

Must-follow Twitter: @MTVstyle.

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