Want to go somewhere this summer? Are you a huge music fan? Never been to a festival? If you said yes to any of those questions, this list is for you.
Summer is upon us, and while that used to mean camp, time off from school and ice cream (okay, that can still be a part of your life no matter how old you may be), for the coolest adults, this season means music festivals. Sure, there are musical options all year round depending on where you live, but this is the time of year that has become known for supplying the best outdoor live events, and even if you don’t think of yourself as a “music festival person,” we highly suggest you make your way to one before fall sets in and the leaves turn.
If you’re not sure where to begin looking for a festival to make your way to — there are literally hundreds of choices, so we understand how it can be intimidating — here are eight all across North America that are worth not only the price of admission, but also the cost of a flight and a hotel. Music festivals can be life-changing experiences, and if you’re just getting started in this field, these could quickly turn you into an annual attendee, and they double as the perfect summer getaway.
Bunbury Music Festival
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Dates: June 2-4
Cost: $79 and up
Headliners: Wiz Khalifa, Muse, Death Cab For Cutie, The 1975
Cincinnati, OH isn’t exactly the kind of place you’d be excited to book a flight to, as it doesn’t scream “vacation destination,” even though you’ve heard of the city. Having said that, the town can surprise you, and there is more to do in Cincinnati than its reputation would have you believe. Now, if only there was an excuse to go there for something special, and then you could spend your free time wandering the city…
Bunbury has been one of the best music festivals in America for a few years now, though it has never received the love it deserves. The lineup is large enough to ensure there will never be too quiet a moment, and yet it isn’t too busy.