Music Festivals You Don't Want to Miss
Coachella just came to a close and my oh my was it a year to remember. Some of Weekend 1's highlights were...
- Lady Gaga's piano version of "Edge of Glory" .
- Lorde debuted "Homemade Dynamite".
- DJ Khaled playing 20 seconds of each of his songs... remix style.
- Hans Zimmer singing The Lion King's "Circle of Life".
- Newest IT couple Kendall Jenner & ASAP Rocky as well as Selena Gomez & The Weeknd showing some PDA in the Coachella VIP section (ooh la la!)
Couldn't make it to Coachella? Here are some more music festivals coming up that YOU don't want to miss.
Bonaroo: June 8th-11th 2017
In the heart of the midwest lies one of Manchester, Tennessee's best kept secrets. Bonaroo is a summer extravaganza that salutes the 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair. The festival features craftsmen and artisans selling unique products, food and drink vendors, a comedy tent, silent disco, and cinema tent. Aside from the performers—The Weeknd, Flume, Lorde and The Head and the Heart—"Splash-a-Roo" (a giant slip-n-slide area) and a giant mushroom fountain provide practical ways for concert goers to beat the summer heat. Bonnaroo creators also designated a wall surrounding the center of the festival, called "the Graffiti Wall", as a place for street artists to paint.
Governors Ball Music Festival: June 2nd-4th 2017
This recently created music festival is held on Randall's Island in New York City. Marshmello, Cage the Elephant and SCHOOLBOY Q are just a few of the big names visiting the festival this year. Aside from the wide variety of music, the festival features a multitude of popular New York restaurants and food trucks as well as activities such as a Silent Disco, ping pong, photo booths, mini golf, and lawn games.
Summerfest: June 28th- July 2nd & July 4th-9th 2017
Summerfest takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The festival lasts for 11 days, is made up of 11 stages with performances from over 800 acts and over 1000 performances. Some of this year's headliners are DNCE, Ziggy Marley, Luke Bryan, and Bob Dylan. As you can see, there is something for everyone at Summerfest.
Lollapalooza Chicago: August 3rd-6th 2017
Lollapalooza roughly translate to "an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event" and that it is. Lolla has festivals in many different countries but its Chicago festival is particularly popular. The concert takes place right in the heart of Chicago where you can see Lake Michigan and the beautiful skyline. This festival attracts people from all different age groups and has been a tradition since 1991. Blink-182, Wiz Khalifa Charli XCX and Tove Lo are some of the headliners this year.
Ultra Miami: March 23rd-25th 2018
Have you jumped on the EDM train within the past decade? If not, you should. EDM has taken the music industry by storm and its taken the festival/party scene by storm. Performers like Steve Aoki and Galantis DJ-ed at Ultra Miami this past year. Other electronic artists like Avicii and Kaskade have slayed the stage at Ultra Miami too. Aside from the music, the set up is absolutely unreal. The stage is rigged with fire, smoke and lights to ensure the best EDM experience.
Coachella: April 13-16th & 20-23rd 2018
Deep in the Colorado Desert lies the queen of all music festivals—Coachella. This two-weekend extravaganza is held in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire's Coachella Valley. If you are so lucky to attend this music celebration you might find yourself running into models, celebrities, or even politicians. Coachella is more than a festival— its where artists debut new music, its where fashionistas go to show off their new looks, and its where young people go to make memories. Radiohead, Lady Gaga, and Kendrick Lamar where three of the 100+ performers who attracted more than 126,000 people this year.
Any Festivals you think are missing from this list? Comment below ; )
Sophia Zigmond / Writer