Fest: Voodoo! Where? New Orleans, LA. Who? Florence + The Machine, Ozzy Osbourne f. Geezer Butler, Tom Morello & Slash, Deadmau5
Why go? In NOLA, it’s not just about the music. Expect to be well-versed in Creole culture by the time you leave (jambalaya, anyone?).
Fest: Life is Beautiful. Where: Downtown Las Vegas. Who: Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Death Cab for Cutie. Why: This festival is actually not JUST about the music—they’ve got an eclectic array of food vendors, TED-type talks, and art installations that BEG for your Instagram attention
Fest: Watershed! Where? George, WA. Who? Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line. Why go? The Gorge's immaculate scenery with a country music soundtrack? We're ready to trade our daisy crowns for cowboy hats.
Fest: Outside Lands! Where? San Francisco, CA. Who? Elton John, Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith. Why go? This might not be a music festival to don bikinis and flip flops, but grab a trendy parka, prepare for some wind and get moved by the music.
Fest: Lightning in a Bottle, Where? Bradley, CA. Who? Flume, SBTRKT, Odesza. Why? LIB makes it clear they’re not just about the music—there’s live painting, speakers, and yoga. Sounds more like a vacation than a music festival to us!