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News Releases Identifies Top Summer Music Festivals

Tickets for Summer's Hottest, Sold-Out Events Still Available on

Plus Save 10 Percent On Festival Tickets On And Get A Chance To Win A Trip to Chicago for Lollapalooza

CHICAGO, May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Get your flower wreaths and sunscreen ready! Festival season is upon us, and®, a leading seller of discounted travel products and event tickets, has identified the top ten most popular summer music festivals across the United States, with Lollapalooza in Chicago and the CMA Music Festival in Nashville topping the list.1 Although tickets to both events— as well as many of summer's most popular festivals— are sold out elsewhere, there is still availability on, and 10 percent off using promotion code FESTIVAL10. 2


A recent survey suggests locals aren't the only ones attending star-studded festivals, as nearly two-thirds of Americans said they would travel for an event.4 With regional fans and out-of-towners alike flocking to the festivities, it's no surprise demand is high.

"These events are a big tourist draw, so average hotel and air prices during the festival weekends can get steep, but there are still smart ways to save," said Justine McDonald, a travel expert. "You can stretch your travel dollar further on by taking advantage of ‘Secret Bargains'5 which offer up to 50 percent off hotels in the most popular destinations as well as great discount programs like Cheap of the Week®."6

In addition to booking travel, buy tickets and search for nearby summer events on the® Festivals Page. Plus take a closer look at each of these festivals on the CheapTickets® Blog.

Festival City Dates Average Daily Hotel Rate Average Airfare
1 Lollapalooza Chicago, Ill. July 28-31 $ 259 $ 278
2 CMA Music Festival Nashville, Tenn. June 9-12 $ 229 $ 366
3 BLI Summer Jam Wantagh, N.Y. June 11 $ 238 $ 289
4 KTUphoria Wantagh, N.Y. June 4 $ 219 $ 272
5 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival San Francisco, Calif. Aug. 5-7 $ 219 $ 395
6 Buckeye Country Super Fest Columbus, Ohio June 18-19 $ 177 $ 347
7 Cincinnati Music Festival Cincinnati, Ohio July 22-23 $ 193 $ 340
8 Watershed Festival7 George, Wash. July 29-31 & Aug. 5-7 $ 162 $ 339
9 Bayou Country Superfest Baton Rouge, La. May 27-29 $ 158 $ 408
10 BottleRock Festival Napa, Calif. May 27-29 $ 428 $ 327

It's no secret that tickets to festivals, particularly wildly popular ones, can be on the more expensive side. However,'s editors have identified six summer festivals with one-day passes under $60.8

Festival One-day tickets start at
KTUphoria $ 40
Cincinnati Music Festival $ 49
BLI Summer Jam $ 53
Bayou Country Superfest $ 54
Buckeye Country Super Fest $ 57


Now through June 5, visit for a chance to win 4-day Lollapalooza passes and a trip to Chicago for two. For complete terms and conditions, click here.9

1 Top music festivals based on demand on occurring between May 27 through August 30. Traveling festivals were not considered.

2 FESTIVAL10 – Purchase an eligible event ticket between May 1, 2016 12:00:00AM CDT and September 30, 2016 11:59:59PM CDT via and instantly receive 10% off through the use of the promotion code. Limit one discount per ticket and one promotion code per booking. Discount may not be used toward the booking of theme park tickets. Discounts are not redeemable for cash for any reason. Promotion codes are non-transferrable, not for resale, and cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion code is valid at time of check-out only and will not be credited after you have confirmed your purchase. Any attempt at fraud will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. reserves the right to change or limit the promotion in its sole discretion. Promotion code does not apply to service fees or shipping. All bookings are subject to availability.

3 Average airfare calculated on May 23, 2016 by taking the average price for all air bookings from all U.S. origins to the listed destinations for travel originating the day before each event through the last day of each event. Average hotel rates calculated on May 20, 2016 by taking the average price per night for all hotel bookings in the listed destinations for check-in dates the day before each event through the last day of each event.

4 Google Consumer Survey of 851 adults fielded by on April 29, 2016.

5 Secret Bargains are available to logged-in CheapTickets account holders. The discount will be applied to the price of selected hotels (excluding applicable taxes and other fees). Prices displayed include the promotional discount and are per room per night based on two people sharing a room. Blackout periods may apply and a minimum hotel stay may be required. Please check individual hotels for details. Offers are subject to limited availability and may be discontinued without notice. CheapTickets' usual booking terms and conditions apply.

6 Offers valid at participating hotels only and are subject to availability. Offers vary by property. Minimum night stay may be required, and varies by property. Rules, restrictions, and black out dates may apply. See property pages for further details.

7 Prices reflect the first weekend of the festival (July 29 – 31, 2016).

8 All sample ticket prices shown were accurate and the cheapest available on on May 16, 2016 for each event and may not represent current prices because our real-time pricing and booking engine is constantly updating prices and availability

9 No Purchase Necessary. A Purchase will not Increase Your Chances of Winning. The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old, have a Facebook account and have a account. Employees of Trip Networks, Inc. d/b/a/ CheapTickets ("CheapTickets"), Orbitz Worldwide, LLC ("Orbitz") and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents siblings, and children) and household members of those employees are not eligible to enter. For complete terms and conditions, visit:

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