6 upcoming summer music festivals that host the most unforgettable experiences
Music and sunshine are ingredients for the most sublime time.
Summer festivals can be the wildest and most outrageous times of the year. From beach parties to concerts with good vibes, these events are what most outgoing people look forward to annually. Rock concerts have to take a step aside for a moment as these six EDM-heavy festivals will definitely host the most unforgettable experience.
1. Outside Lands
Where: San Francisco, USA
When: 9 to 11 August 2019
Outside Lands is the main event of music festivals in San Francisco. Apparently, tech startups aren’t the only interesting thing that drives people the bay area. The lineup of artists is so star-studded that it stands out from other fests happening in the city. The crowd ranges from indie fans who want to see anonymously talented groups to those who go anywhere there is electronic dance music playing.
This year, the picturesque San Francisco setting will feature the likes of Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilot, Flume, and Hozier. Other interesting music acts in the lineup you should check out include Chicago rapper CupCaKke, Toronto indie-pop multi-instrumentalist MorMor.
Where: Daresbury, United Kingdom
When: 22 to 25 August 2019
One of the most popular summer festivals in the United Kingdom is Creamfields. The four-day electronic dance music festival is known for its signature delivery of techno and trances. Creamfields rakes an enormous number of attendees each year because of its consistently heavy lineup of well-known artists. People have noted that this festival, it is always a colourful and energetic scene in the UK during this time of the year.
EDM lovers storm to this music mecca as to enjoy their EDM genres being experimented in its many forms. This year, Calvin Harris leads the lineup. Other big acts such as Martin Garrix, deadmau5, Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Paul Van Dyk, and Carl Cox are also headlining the event.
Where: Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands
When: August 23-25, 2019
The Dutch have a thing for throwing one of the best festivals in Europe. Case in point: Mysteryland. This incredible three-day festival features various niche acts specialising in techno, house music, trance music, dance music, and more. It also happens to be one of the longest-running dance festivals on Earth.
Mysteryland’s incredible set design tends to take on a fairytale-inspired aesthetics, with all the magical shades of colours you can imagine. Crowds can reach up to the hundreds of thousands, which makes Mysteryland a larger-than-life event. The good thing about this event is that their lineup doesn’t only feature worldwide acts but some of their local artists as well.
4. Sea Dance
Where: Budva, Montenegro
When: 30 August to 1 September 2019
Budva, Montenegro, is a town that sits on the side of the Adriatic Sea. Aside from its old town, the beaches are hugely loved, especially when the Sea Dance Festival hits. This year, Buljarica Beach will be the festival’s chosen host. Stretching for more than 2 kilometres long, the beach is highly deemed as the Mediterranean’s pearl of untouched nature, what with its clear waters and the noticeably lush forestation surrounding it. Temperatures could soar up during the summer which makes dipping in the Adriatic Sea a must when you’re here.
Now, legend has it that the inspiration for the Sea Dance Festival can be traced back to the mariners who would perform a ceremony to appease the gods before their sojourn. Over time, those mariner chants are said to have turned into raves as international DJs lead the charge in modern times. This year’s Sea Dance Festival will be headlined with David Guetta, along with a ton of other music artists both local and from all over Europe.
5. Sziget Festival
Where: Hajógyári Island in Budapest, Hungary
When: 7 to 13 August 2019
The rave culture continues to thrive in Budapest, hence the Sziget Festival, considered one of the largest music and cultural festivals to take place in Europe. The event hosts more than 1,000 performances every year in a given setting. It is held in the northern part of the city in Óbudai-sziget which divides the Buda and Pest neighbourhoods of the city.
Each year, the leafy 108-hectare Hajógyári Island (located on the Danube River) is filled with culture, love, and freedom spread via the music played at Sziget Festival. The week-long event contains mixed genres of music that would play 24/7 until the end. Attendees are encouraged to camp during the festival; they can set up their tents anywhere on the island. Talk about no holds barred partying; apparently, the motto during this time of the year is ‘anything goes’.
Where: Grant Park in Chicago, USA
When: 1 to 4 August 2019
Lollapalooza is one of the world’s biggest summer music festivals for a reason. The event hosts a plethora of musical acts from various genres. Whether you are into alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, or EDM, there definitely is a place for you somewhere in this four-day event. Talk about versatility! And it doesn’t just end at music; non-profit, political groups, and various visual artists have used the festival as a platform for publicising their thinking art forms over the years. Headling at Lollapalooza this year are Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Chainsmokers, Lil Wayne, and Twenty One Pilots, to name a few. So don’t miss out if you’re in town!
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