10 Jan 2014: A FestiFULL Year
As Southern California’s so-called winter comes to end, the next and best season is about to be upon us: Festival Season. We can all agree how sexy that Coachella lineup looks but that’s only to remind us the season is in full swing. Masks off and boots on, it’s about to be a festiFULL year!
[divider]Holy Ship – January 9-12[/divider]
“Boats ‘n’ Hoes, I gotta have me more boats ‘n’ hoes.” Holy Ship, a festival on a ship! Will Farrell and John C. Reilly are probably not aboard this floating dance party, but Skrillex and his dear friend Zedd are! Holy Ship starts the ball rolling as the first festival of the year. A few artists to name a few are Duck Sauce, Diplo, Laidback Luke, Dillon Francis, and Baauer. Cheer up kiddos, Florida is a stretch and there’s plenty more ear candy to come.
[divider]Snowball – March 8-11[/divider]
If you’re not quite ready to let go of winter, you have one last chance before festival season picks up. Denver, Colorado hosts this winter wonderland festival. What better way to stay warm than dancing to Pretty Lights, Kendrick Lamar, Datsik, Grizmatik, and Krewella?
[divider]Ultra Music Festival Miami – March 28-30[/divider]
Being raised in Southern California, we are constantly chasing after that endless summer so the idea of snow isn’t as glamorous. If you feel the same way, let’s circle back to Miami to one of biggest EDM dance parties happening this year. The name says it all; it’s the ultra-mate electro dance party! Don’t have spring break plans? Well, make the trip to the south-east coast and dance the weekend away with Afrojack, Avicii, Hardwell, Kaskade and Tiesto.
[divider]Coachella – April 12-14 & April 19-21[/divider]
The music’s so good they had to spread it across two weekends. Some describe it as a holiday, others describe it as a music festival because well… that’s what it is! But it’s more than just a huge lot of land with stages in every corner and an excuse for a bunch of hipster-indie-hippies to experiment with psychedelics. But really, it’s a playground for the inner child in all of us. The freshly released lineup is looking sexy with Outkast reuniting and so many other artists returning. This is one festival you do not want to miss!
[divider]Stagecoach – April 25-27[/divider]
Once the polo fields have been shuffled into hay, motor homes and cowboy boots take over. Believe it or not, a country music festival can get pretty wild so don’t dismiss Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan just yet.
[divider]Sasquatch – May 23-25 & July 4-6[/divider]
Another west coast fest but with less EDM, and more indie-rock and hip-hop. There are rumors that Atmosphere will have a spot in Sasquatch’s lineup but it’s still too early to tell. Stay tuned, the lineup for this Washington festival will be announced next month.
[divider] Lightning in a Bottle – May 22-26[/divider]
The Do Lab’s very own festival celebrates music and sustainability. With interactive art, yoga and meditation workshops, performers and games creates a circus vibe. It is a ground where you take off your mask and dance like nobody is watching. The new venue has yet to be released but that only means the Do Lab has something magical up their sleeve.
[divider]EDC Las Vegas – June 20-22[/divider]
From dusk till dawn in a city of flashing lights – the Electric Daisy Carnival is the Disneyland of electro music for adults. This will be the fourth year the Las Vegas Motor Speedway plays host to celebrate music, love, and life. Experience the theatrical performers, pyrotechnic outbursts, and dance with 300,000 EDM lovers.
[divider]Electric Forest – June 26-29[/divider]
It’s a bit out-of-the-way, but this is one stellar! Just as the name suggests, the forest is in Rothbury, Michigan and for one weekend the lights make this forest come alive. Dancing in hammocks, lanterns high in the trees, and dancing under the stars will leave you believing you’ve entered a magical forest.
[divider]What The Festival?! – July[/divider]
This is one festival that will have you second guessing if you are dreaming or not. You’ll be saying OMG when you see dinosaurs head-banging, but then you’ll quickly be like LOL and start dancing along with him. The dates and lineup have yet TBA.
[divider] Outside Lands – August 8-10[/divider]
Another golden coast favorite in San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands features music, art, and food. The park may be small but it still manages to become sort of a maze when walking from stage to stage through forest paths. The lineup has yet to be released so stay tuned.