A Guide to Popular European Music Festivals

Since Ultra Music Festival has mesmerized EDM fans in 185 countries, it’s time to fairly share why festivals matter and why you ought to go!

But first, only a little background: I’m a music festival addict to the bone. I cannot get enough. I attended Vans Warped Tour as a young punk rocker in senior high school and in college, along with other day-long music festivals, mostly in the punk and alternative genre. The punk scene was so attractive if you ask me as a pre-teen and beyond because it had this excellent sense of unity and empowerment music festivals 2019. I felt like I totally belonged. I wasn’t weird in making my own personal clothes or fighting for my rights and the rights of others. I must say i felt like I will make an optimistic difference in the world. And I wasn’t alone. Punk wasn’t about prone and taking it just because bad things are “going to occur anyway.” For me, and others, it absolutely was about taking a stand, fighting back, and bringing people together, irrespective of how different.

Punk rock eventually led me to presenting a more of an indie-punk fashion sense and to hearing post-hardcore. These post-hardcore bands started to make use of synths more and more as years went on. Although synths have been found in hardcore and similar genre since the first 90’s, the initial albums I came across with huge synth presence were between 2006 and 2008. It sounded more like electro-hardcore to me. And I loved it, a whole lot! So more and more I developed a passion for bands with electronic elements. Electro-pop, electro-core, and so on.

Then Bonnaroo happened. I had heard rumours of the modern-Woodstock and I knew I’d to test it out. A couple of my close guy friends were going and I quickly claimed an area inside their car for the 17+ hour drive to Manchester, TN in summer time of 2011.

It changed everything.

I’d like to explain: I’m someone who thrives on unity and connectedness. I am highly social and I love to share anything; art, music, experiences, higher consciousness receptacles… you understand, the usual. I have actually been taken to tears at business events for the vitality supply company North American Power for their powerful opportunity that connects people throughout the United States(and hopefully the world some day!). I understand, I’m lame, but it’s true! Tears have welled in my own eyes at many-a-music festival!

Anyway, back to Bonnaroo. This was the initial music festival of it’s kind that I had ever been to. It absolutely was a week-long adventure for all of us round-trip even as we were driving from CT to TN stopping for one night each way. Once there, it absolutely was a four-day music festival. I’d never seen anything so beautiful, so inspiring. Tent City was just magical. Over 100,000 people in tents and RVs all there for the music and each other. I saw music all day and all night, making friends at every show, under every tree, by every tent. I’d one profound experience in the middle of the night time while watching Bassnectar, I believe. I was dancing through to a mountain with my lovely friends when I paused and looked out within the people. Everyone was so beautiful. So many glowing parts, moving and dancing. I saw so much connectedness and unity. We were all there together. No body was thinking, “Wow, that guy appears like a fool,” or “Could she be any dumber?” We were dancing, almost primitively, and which was it. I just loved everyone there!

After Bonnaroo I became obsessed with electronic dance music, or EDM. This meant I HAD to attend Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Fl in 2012. Turned out to be a life-changing choice because I fell in deep love with my boyfriend there that year! This festival was special also because it’s strictly EDM, every artist, every stage. From there I was a complete addict attending any festival I possibly could afford like Electric Daisy Carnival New York, Camp Bisco, Electric Zoo, ASOT600NYC(and MIA) and any individual DJ that comes around.

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