Summer is for relaxation, reflection, and incredible music. You are not getting the most out of the season if you are not planning to attend at least one outdoor event. Here are five music festivals you don’t want to miss this summer.
Chicago welcomes millions to its quarters every year for what may arguably be the music festival of the season in the United States. Lollapalooza is an annual festival held during the month of August in Grant Park, Illinois. The event was conceptualized and created by Perry Farrell of the group, Jane’s Addiction in 1997 as a way to say farewell to the fans. Lollapalooza, however, caught on and has provided a platform for artists ever since. The festival has also served as a political and non-profit platform as well.
Hard is a national music festival that combines live band performances with the goodness that is a nice cruise. The gathering was founded by Gary Richards in 2007 and presently has a lineup that focuses on alternative and electronic music. You can definitely find the most energetic artists at Hard, which has its land base at the Glen Helen Amphitheater in California. August is when everyone comes to town for this festival.
- Electric Forest Festival
The Electric Forest Festival is an eight-day event that consumes all of two weekends as well. This occurrence touches down in Michigan every year in July at the Double JJ Resort in Grant Township. The original Electric gathering was recognized as the Rothbury Festival in 2008. The event has evolved to draw nearly 500,000 attendees in 2015 alone. If you’re staying a few days in the area, make sure to have the best bar soap for laundry detergent. You’ll need it to keep your clothes clean!
Ultra-Europe is the festival to attend when you want to take your love of music to the international stage. This event has become so popular that is expanded from its staple location in Europe to touch down in Croatia in 2013. More than 20 countries have embraced the notion of EDM sounds coupled with beautiful lights and other side effects being outdoors. July is usually when this music party takes root.
The list would not be complete without including Europe’s biggest music festival. Tomorrowland is designed in a way that takes attendees out of this world and into a fairyland where music and freedom are key. Coordinators work to fully immerse guests into the event’s theme so that those who leave will say that their experience was more than just watching great artists onstage. Tomorrowland takes place in July and has become so popular that tickets sell out within minutes of going live. Now, how’s that for crazy good?
So, now that you know which music festivals are hot, which ones are you planning to attend?