A couple times a year, you overhear your friends or anyone talking about Coachella, Ultra, Stagecoach, or really any music festival known to man. There is always a distinction and a purpose between all of the music festivals. There are some that are dedicated to country, edm, rock, etc. Whatever you enjoy listening to, there is a festival for it. In addition, going to a concert is nothing like a music festival. Speaking form experience, a concert is where you go to enjoy the actual music being live, but at a festival, its another world. When you go to a music festival, you never want to leave. It’s a weekend full of your favorite music and you feel attached to it forever. With this in mind, I will tell you what music festival you will most enjoy based on the music you enjoy.
First of all, you need to know that when you go to an edm based festival, you are going to have those people that dance frantically because they took too many drugs. Then again, you will probably find that at any festival, so beware!
Lets begin with rock. With rock, you can never really go wrong, unless you are really into alternative rock, most groups will be similar unless you are searching for one particular group. Lollapalooza is one that comes to mind when I think rock. Its one of the largest festivals of its kind, holding many different styles of music from alternative to people like Kanye West. Its held in Grant Park in Chicago, and focuses mainly on rock based artists. Other than this festival there is Ozzfest and Rock on the Range, but these are a more relaxed type of festival, and I would not recommend going to them.
Then comes country music. This is a different style of festival, once again. At these festivals many people are there just for the music, sitting and relaxing listening to the artists. It’s a lot like rock festivals, but the festivals are only country music, unlike many rock festivals. The top country festivals are Stagecoach, Country USA, and Country Fest. The thing about country festivals is that they are all similar. A lot of people are dancing and having a great time, but there are always those who sit and enjoy the tunes without dancing. You cant really go wrong with these festivals, unless the artists are absolutely terrible.
Third, and finally my favorite festivals, are edm carnivals. This category is very wide ranged. In this you could include Coachella, Ultra, Tomorrowland, and EDC. There are many more that could be added to this category, but these are by far the best. The only thing about Coachella is that they have many different styles of artists. It’s not only edm, its rock and many other genres. However, you could still have a great time if you want to listen to artists like Flume. Ultra and EDC come second, in my opinion. These are the types of festivals that people are all dancing and jumping to deep house, trance, etc. If you want all things edm, go to Ultra.
These are only a few of the thousands of festivals that are held throughout the world. There are always some festivals that you will enjoy more than others, but I hope that this post gave you some perspective.