Looking at festival lineups for your favorite festival can be risky business. If you love it, you LOVE it. If you don't like it…. well… you're gonna go anyway but man is it a bummer. WIth this in mind- I have really good news for my fellow West Coast festivalgoers. I came across the previously unreleased Lighting In A Bottle lineup and it's a real beauty.
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My contacts at The Do Lab have confirmed this is the real lineup so you can breath a sigh of relief.
If you are on the fence about going to LIB or not. 100% go. NO ONE does it better than these guys.
The story of FestEvo goes back to March of last year. I was in Austin, Texas to attend South By South West. I spend three weeks a year in Austin attending festivals (SXSW, Austin City Limits) and the International Music Festival Conference. Even with all of the travel that I get to do I can still say that Austin is my favorite city in America.
One of the reasons it's so fun for me is that by traveling to Austin so often I've developed a really awesome group of friends. Through festivals, other friends, and by reuniting with the person who found my ID in the middle of the street I've developed a really solid crew.
SXSW is an amazing place to spend time with your friends. It's more of a scavenger hunt than it is a music festival. You and your crew spend the entire week running all around Austin in search of free food, free booze, and trying to get in to see your favorite acts. I absolutely love it and recommend it to anyone (especially if you have a free place to stay).
Date: December 29th-31st, 2013
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
Size: 12,000 ish
Years Running: 3
If you are into music festivals, SnowGlobe Music Festival is the best ways you can spend the new year. Instead of the typical one night of fun that most New Years parties consist of, SnowGlobe gives you three epic days of music, dancing, and time spent with your favorite people.
SnowGlobe Music Festival is less than 48 hours away and I could not be more excited. There really is something special about snow festivals that I just can't get enough of. This will be my second SnowGlobe (out of 3) and I am proud to say that I have made it to every SnowBall Music Festival.
What makes these festivals so much fun?
I was lucky enough to be able to attend and speak at the International Music Festival Conference last weekend in Austin, Texas. IMFCON brings together hundreds of leaders in the music and film festival industry.
Just as the festival industry continues to grow year after year, so has the International Music Festival Conference. This year there were over 600 festival professionals which was up over 50% from last year. The new faces combined with lots of familiar ones from last year into three epic days of networking.
There were startups (Like my own company FestEvo), there were probably a hundred different festivals represented, dozens of ticketing companies, and the new electronic music juggernaught SFX was there as well. The best thing about IMFCON is how approachable everyone is. If you have a question all you need to do is introduce yourself and ask. Everyone is there to learn from each other because they understand that we are all on the same team. As long as festivals keep providing an extreme amount of fun for the dollar than it's attendees will keep going back year after year.
Ok friends. This is it. Believe it or not I have spent the last three years researching festivals and ways that the fan experience could be improved. So check it out and share with your friends. The more people know about it the more useful it's going to be for all of us.
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Thanks for writing. I LOVE your idea! Volunteering at festivals is a great way to get to go to your favorite festivals when you are on a budget. I volunteered at festivals all over the country in 2012 and had an absolute blast. The best part about it is you not only meet other people, you actually get to know these people because you spend a few hours volunteering together and you really become friends which.