Is it just me or has everyone been particularly melodramatic over this summer coming to an end? Despite the fact that Twitter may hold the title of being a bottomless trench for anything other than complaints, I can’t help but smirk at the tweets that have appeared in my timeline within the past week. “Listening to Summertime Sadness because Lana is the only one that gets me right now #teamlana,” or, “LAST WEEKEND OF SUMMER SOMEBODY KILL ME.” Granted, I’d be bluffing if I said I wasn’t going through some sort of end-of-the-summer-back-to-school blues, but let’s save that for later. Rather than weep over Lana Del Rey, let’s take a look back at (what I like to consider) the brightest side of my summer: music festivals.
Every year we are blessed with hundreds of different music festivals to choose to attend. Whether it be a one-time gig, such as the Echo Project, a new and upcoming festival, like TomorrowWorld, or a traditional, every year trip, like Bonnaroo, the music gods are always working in our favor. So you missed Coachella, now what? I’ve compiled a list of ten upcoming music festivals that you can still attend.
For us Floridians, here are some local music festivals that we still have to look forward to:
10/17-10/20: Magnolia Fest – Live Oak, FL
10/31-11/2: Hulaween – Live Oak, FL
11/8-11/9: Electric Daisy Carnival – Orlando, FL
11/9: Coastline Festival – Tampa, FL
11/10: Coastline Festival – West Palm Beach, FL
11/14-11/17: Bear Creek – Live Oak, FL
For the travelers, here are upcoming music festivals outside of Florida:
9/13-9/15: Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
9/20-9/21: Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA
9/21-9/22: Riot Fest – Denver, CO
9/27-9/29: TomorrowWorld – Atlanta, GA
10/4-10/6: Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
11/8-11/10: Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
Each festival’s lineup varies, as well as all the extra unique perks they offer for us too. Food trucks, art installations, freebies from sponsors, games, rides, comedy tents; you name it. Check out which lineup catches your eye and plan a trip before the New Year approaches. After all, we still have three months left!
– Daniela Araya