5 Must-Go Summer Festivals
Summer brings us good weather and lots of fun festivals to attend with our loved ones! Coachella kicked things off in April and all the amazing festivals that take place all over the world follow suit. Here are the top five must go-to Summer festivals in 2017!
When: June 21st – 25th, 2017
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, England
Who’s Playing: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, The xx, The National, Barry Gibb, Major Lazer, Lorde, Alt-J, Solange, and more.
Why You Need to Go: Glastonbury Festival is one of the largest greenfield music and performing arts festivals in the UK. Glastonbury prides itself in creating an immersive experience where festival goers are encouraged to go wild and enjoy themselves to the fullest for five days. Not only is the lineup incredible but the location itself has so much British history! Rumor has it that King Arthur may have been buried there!
More Info: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
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When: July 21st – 30th, 2017
Where: Boom, Belgium
Who’s Playing: Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Paul van Dyk, Paul Kalkbrenner, Afrojack, and more.
Why You Need to Go: If you’re a fan of EDM music, then this is the festival to be at! Started in 2004 by a couple of renowned DJs, today, Tomorrowland attracts millions of EDM fans from around the world. The psychedelic stages are out of this world!
More Info: www.tomorrowland.com
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When: August 3rd – 6th, 2017
Where: Grant Park at Chicago, Illinois
Who’s Playing: Chance the Rapper, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Killers, The xx, Lorde, Blink-182, Justice, WizKhalifa, Big Sean, The Head and the Heart, The Shins, Ryan Adams, Tove Lo, Lil Uzi Vert, and more.
Why You Need to Go: If you love more than one type of music, then make your way to Lollapalooza. The music festival is famously known for hosting alternative rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, punk rock and EDM artists. Not only can you enjoy a variety of great artists at Lollapalooza, they are also known for their dance, comedy performances and political platforms.
More Info: www.lollapalooza.com
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When: August 11th – 13th, 2017
Where: Golden Gate Park at San Francisco, California
Who’s Playing: Metallica, The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, Queens of the Stone Age, Fleet Foxes, Empire of the Sun, Tove Lo, Sleigh Bells, and more.
Why You Need to Go: This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Outside Lands. If you’re looking for a festival with good balance of awesome music, delicious food, and cool art installations then this festival is probably the best one for you!
More Info: www.sfoutsidelands.com
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Burning Man Festival
When: August 27th – September 4th, 2017
Where: Block Rock Desert, Nevada
Why You Need to Go: Are you more into the art scene than music? Then make your way to Burning Man Festival! More than 60,000 people show up yearly to create community art that focuses on radical self-expression and self-reliance. While you’re there, don’t miss on the ceremonial Burning Man effigy that is ignited with pyrotechnics at the end of the weeklong festival.
More Info: burningman.org
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By Crissy Kikkawa
Crissy describes herself as a “working gal by day and lifestyle blogger by night” and traveling the world is her ultimate dream. Follow Crissy on her many adventures.