Coachella and Stagecoach have come and gone; soon the action will shift to New York and the Governor’s Ball. After reviewing these events in our last post, here’s a look at what’s next in the offering in part two of our roundup of US music festivals:
It’s quite likely you haven’t heard of Bonnaroo and I don’t blame you. For one, it can’t boast Glastonbury longevity and the other it’s in Tennessee, not somewhere regular tourists head to during their first trip. The only thing we think of is Jack Daniels. But don’t let that stop you because Rolling Stone dubbed it the best festival in calling it “the ultimate over-the-top summer festival.” And that’s not all. It’s one of the 50 moments that changed Rock and Roll; Spin calls it the best festival of the summer. Why? The lineup. It’s not just for the tweens. You have Tove Lo with Billy Joel, Hozier with Tears for Fears. You can take your dad and Uncle and even your teenage daughter. Just shut your ears when Talking Body comes on; those lyrics are Ridic I tell you. (It seems ridic is the current contraction for ridiculous; don’t blame me for being cooler than you) Let’s quickly run you through the lineup shall we – Flume, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, D’Angelo, Kacey Musgraves and Robert Plant. Let’s tick off the genre shall we? Rock, Indie, Legend, Hip hop, Country, Legend. Not in that order. But I think I had you at Billy Joel. Also Nashville, the host city and the capital of Tennessee, has for long been a hub for pop, rock, bluegrass, Americana, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, blues, and soul music; soak in the sights and sounds of this Music City after the festival to make your experience a little more special!
Good News: Tickets are still available but the bad news is that the cheap ones are all gone. Tickets now start at $399. Accommodation: Tents of course, but I would go with the Rock and Roll bus or Glamp. Find out more here.
And here’s some music while you browse…
Oh I completely forgot. There’s art, theatre, a silent disco and a cinema. Just in case you were wondering what else there was to do apart from listen to music.
When: Thursday 11th Jun 2015 to Sunday 14th Jun 2015
Where: Great Stage Park, Manchester TN
Firefly Music Festival:
You know how you find a singer, and then she’s everywhere. Well that’s Tove Lo and me right now because she’s playing every major festival. Firefly has one of the loveliest lineups this year with Charlie XCX and Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Hozier, Tove Lo, The Killers & Snoop Dog. It’s considered the best festival on the East Coast and the experience is very nature driven. Held in a 105 acre festival ground in The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, in Dover (Delaware), it has four stages and prides itself on being completely open air. Firefly is not as expensive but their Early Bird and Advance have sold out. Regular tickets start at $299.
Firefly is all camping and all the Glamping is sold out and so is RV premium.
When: Thursday 18th Jun 2015 to Sunday 21st Jun 2015
Where: The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, Dover, DL
Electric Daisy Carnival Vegas:
Travel all the way there for a festival? I only have two weeks in the US. Well here’s another options. Electric Daisy Carnival as its name suggests is for those who only want to see DeadMau5 and perhaps Flume. What’s even better is that it’s playing in three cities across the world including Las Vegas from June 19-21. Last year’s EDC Vegas lineup included an entire galaxy of EDM superstars including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox Steve Angello and Tiesto. This year the experience promises to be bigger and better!
Here’s a flavor of things to come in the Sin City:
When: Friday 19th Jun 2015 to Sunday 21st Jun 2015
Where: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV