Question: Since Brexit, is Glastonbury still a European festival? If you’ve been following festival news then you know that this year’s Glastonbury is the muddiest in its 43-year-old history. Tens of thousands waded through ten inches of slush and mud to watch Adele and Coldplay jam it up with the Bee Gees. Wellies not your thing? Or for that matter pop music? Then let’s shift gears and look at some of the more millennial friendly festivals starting with the big daddy of EDM, Tomorrowland.
Tomorowland, Belgium (22nd – 24th July 2016):
If you’re wondering what your cool friends mean by ‘Have you activated your bracelet yet?’ they are referring to the entry bracelets that will let them experience Tomorrowland, the world’s most famous EDM festival. Spread across 75 hectares, the De Schorre recreation area will play host to over 180,000 revelers stomping and screaming at 15 stages and a line up that showcases the best of the best in EDM; you name the DJ, he’s here. Tiesto, Alesso, that mouse who is dead – deadmau5, Sasha, Afrojack and artists I am too old to know about. Tickets are, shockingly, still available to this mad carnival through our website and, while they are not cheap, if you’re an EDM fan, this is where you need to be. If you buy a Dreamville package you will be one of the 38,000 dreamers who have access to the gated complex and the wildest after parties. What is Dreamville? It is the Tomorrowland camping site where you will rest the flowers in your head. Dreamville has many accommodation options that range from you bringing your own tent to residing with friends in a luxury cabana. While a regular weekend pass sans accommodation costs around Rs 46,000 (sleep is for sissies), a weekend comfort pass with camping (includes VIP access and accommodation in the Dreamville Greens) will set you back around Rs 122,000. This does not include food and beverage. You need to pay for all that with the money you have loaded onto your bracelet because no money exchanges hands in Tomorowland. Now all you need is an appropriate flowery headband, a tent, and a credit card to enter EDM heaven. You can plan your trip using our trip planner for Tomorrowland.
Wireless Festival, England (8th – 10th July):
Already in London? Don’t fancy spending the price of a Nano on a festival? Then catch today’s edgiest beats at the Wireless Festival in London. Fire up Friday Night with Calvin Harris and the 1975 at Finsbury Park, catch J Cole and Chase & Status on Saturday and KYGO and Jess Glynne on Sunday, among others. Day passes start at Sterling 62.50 and the VIP package for Friday night, which includes VIP Entry, VIP viewing platform, complimentary bar offering beer, wine, selected spirits, a 15 quid food voucher and access to private toilets (the money shot in this package) will set you back 220 pounds, well worth it for Calvin Harris and clean toilets.
Buy tickets for both Tomorowland and Wireless through Eventraveler. Next week, we look at what to do around London during July. Get ready for our much loved, EAT SEE DO.
If you found this post interesting then do check out part-I of our coverage of European music festivals.