Utopia Festival is getting closer and closer. In a few short days, we’ll be surrounded by Texas' finest and dancing our ass off to world-class music. While it's impossible to have a bad time at a festival, there’s something you can do now to ensure you have an awesome time at Utopia.
To have the best possible experience at Utopia, you need to put a little work in before the event. First, you need to learn the lineup. The more acts you know, the more fun you’ll have listening to them. You also need to know which friends of yours will be there. That way you can plan and get all your camping needs dialled in.
Thankfully, FestEvo, a new mobile app available for Android and iOS phones, allows you to do both of these tasks on your phone. Once you download the free app, you’ll be walked through the process of creating your festivalgoer profile. Next, you can add your FB friends and RSVP to Utopia. This is where the magic happens: as your friends learn about FestEvo, they’ll see that you’re going to be there. Voila! You now have a full party roster for Utopia and every other festival you plan to attend.
During the festival, make sure to stop by the FestEvo booth to get some free sunscreen, have your sunglasses cleaned so you can clearly see how awesome your life is, and share stories with your fellow festivalgoers. The FestEvo Team will also be interested to see if you have any suggestions on other ways the app can help create the ultimate festival experience.
The more festivals you go to and the more artists you watch, the easier it is to recognize a good festival when you see it. I just came across a first-time festival called Zero Point. It’s clear it’s one you won’t want to miss.
Zero Point takes place September 26th-28th at the Delphi Ampitheater, located 45 minutes south of Las Vegas. The lineup features Mark Farina, Andreilien, AnTenNae, and Desert Dwellers. In other words, there will be no limit to the dancing and good vibes that will be generated this weekend.
Here is the first phase of the lineup.
And promo video:
Here’ s a link to all the festival details. Get your tickets now for early bird pricing.
Being a festivalgoer in California is becoming a full-time dream job. Along with well-known festivals like Coachella, Outside Lands, High Sierra and Lightning In A Bottle, a slew of new festivals keep popping up and producing incredibly fun times. A new one, Foreverland, just appeared on my radar. It has all the makings of an incredible weekend.
Foreverland will take place September 19th-21st at Lake Lodoga. That’s in Colusa County, just two and a half hours north of the Bay. The venue looks like a perfect fit for a festival, as it allows swimming and 24-hour sound. These two elements are a recipe for success, as California Bass Music is meant to start and never stop. And festivals that allow swimming ensure that the days are just as fun as the nights, no matter what the temperature is.
The lineup itself should motivate you to make it out to Foreverland. It's stacked from top to bottom with festival mainstays and up-and-comers. The best part of the lineup is the crowd it will bring. These are seasoned festivalgoers who know how to pick up after themselves and keep vibes at an all-time high.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.ExperienceForeverland.com.
Months turned to weeks, weeks became days. Now I’m no longer counting the days, but the hours before until Burning Man. This will be my fourth trip to the playa, and I couldn’t be more excited. Each year I’ve been there, I’ve picked up new tips that come in handy the next year. I want to share my tip list with you today.
1. Bring gifts to the neighbors
Two years ago, I drove to Burning Man from my Colorado hometown. My parents gave me a box of peaches for the road, but by the time I made it to my camp it was clear the fruit wouldn’t last much longer. I didn't want them to go to waste, so I visited my neighboring campsites to hand them out. This was totally the right thing to do. It was a great way to meet the neighbors. Each of them hooked me up over the weekend in different ways.
**Editors note: Meet my friend LJ. She made things happen and was able to attend and document her trip to Slottsjell.
When you are traveling and working on a ship voyaging across Europe - each port can seem like an entire lifetime. It has already been three ports since my visit to Norway (Russia, Sweden, and Finland) and I can feel the impressions and memories slipping away even though I don’t think I will soon forget the experience as a whole.
As the Director of the Field Office for the Semester at Sea summer 2014 voyage, my work days while we are at sea are long and laborious. We get to spend four days in each port and when I get the chance to indulge my passion for music and meeting new people in new places- I always take it. This is how I found myself among the beautiful hordes of slightly to highly inebriated Norwegians dancing all alone. It was during the exquisite My Love by Lykke Li, a favorite Swedish group of mine and my main reason for trying to attend, when she states “I dance alone with my head high” that I knew I was in for a treat.
Name: Shambhala Music Festival
Location: Salmo, British Columbia
Dates: August 7 - 10
Lineup: The Shambhala lineup was probably my favorite electronic music festival lineup ever. Each stage had its own vibe, and the music really fit it all weekend. Shambhala runs all night, so having the right acts play at the right time is very important. Shambhala nailed it.
Name: Northern Nights Music Festival
Location: Mendacino County, CA
Dates: July 18th-20th, 2014
Lineup: The Northern Nights lineup was really well constructed, featuring crowd favorites and a strong lineup of awesome up and comers.