The US are continuing to adopt more and more of the 'European' style festivals, and with the announcement of a new event in Chicago this July, Chicago Open Air, they've got a line up which can certainly rival their European counterparts. If you had any doubts, see the initial announcement below:


Taking place across 15th-17th July at Toyota Park, the festival director had this to say about the forthcoming inaugural event: "Chicago has a deep history with rock ‘n’ roll, from the pioneers of Chicago blues, to the icons of modern rock that call this place home, to the incredible live experiences that have happened here. I’ve been looking at the Chicago market for quite some time. With the rich music history, the incredible craft beer culture and the celebrated Chicago food scene, I couldn’t be more excited to debut the 3-day Chicago Open Air festival this July. We’re excited to work with Mayor Steven Landek, who’s very supportive of developing arts and entertainment in the area, and bringing more large scale events to the stadium."

Tickets for the event are on sale NOW. Head over to for more information.