Friday, May 24, 2013

2013 festival season

Festival season is quickly upon us with Sasquatch beginning today! There is nothing quite like outdoor festival season as far as concert experiences go. Camping out in the sun with your friends and thousands of other people is sure to be a fun time, and there are plenty of festivals to look forward to this year!

Sasquatch is at the Gorge Amphitheater with a lineup packed full of the top names in a variety of genres, this music festival is sure to draw a large and diverse crowd(as it does every year). And the venue only adds to the magic that is Sasquatch. The Gorge amphitheater is a huge outdoor amphitheater in the middle of the eastern Washington high desert, and only a short walk from the camping area, creating a completely submersive festival experience. Some of the top names across the board are Mumford & Sons, The Postal Service, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, The XX, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Cake, Empire of the Sun, Rusko, Steve Aoki, Laidback Luke, The Tallest Man on Earth, Earl Sweatshirt, P.O.S., Baauer, Capital Cities, and more.

EDC is only a month away, and is one of my personal favorites! Nothing compares to this MASSIVE festival that takes over Vegas once a year. Walking down the strip you are sure to see your fair of share of kandi-kids this time of year. Located at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, this gigantic venue houses over 300,000 people over three days. At the Disneyland of music festivals, be prepared for large crowds and massive stages! You will most certainly see at least a few of your favorites at this staple of music festivals.

The following weekend Paradiso begins at the gorge! One of my all time favorite music festivals, this amazing show combines the big names of EDC with the magic of the Gorge amphitheater and nothing says after party like a large camping area. Featuring some of EDM's biggest names with TiĆ«sto and Kaskade headlining, you can look forward to also seeing Adventure Club, Boregore, Bro Safari, Cazzette, Crizzly, Eric Prydz, Figure, Gramatik, Infected Mushroom, Kill The Noise, Liquid Stranger, Maedon, Michael Woods, Morgan Page, Mt. Eden, Nervo, Noisia, Pegboard Nerds, Porter Robinson, Savoy, Schoolboy, Tommy Trash, and Zeds Dead.

While Paradiso is happening at the Gorge, Electric Forest will be happening across the country. Another fantastic outdoor, and one of my dream festivals should i ever get the motivation to travel out there, Electric Forest is said to have vibes unlike any other. The beautiful Sherwood Forest is Michigan is lit up for a weekend by some outstanding artists including The String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Knife Party, Above and Beyond, Lotus, Benny Benassi, Beatz Antique, Maedon, Tommy Trash, Morgan page, A-Trak, Krewella, Nervo, Kill the Noise, Baauer, Noisia, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, Clockwork, Le Castle Vania, and many more.

With festivals and music like this, it is shaping up to be an outstanding outdoor season, and it has only just begun!!!!

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