It's Festivus for the Rest of Us!
It's the time of year again. It is time to look forward to the light at the end of winter’s tunnel and prepare for the rush of summer’s festivals. Firefly, Bonnaroo, and The Governor’s Ball have now all officially announced their lineups, promising a summer with plenty to see and do. First up in the great spree of three-day festivals is The Governor's Ball.
Taking place on Randall’s Island in New York City from June 7 through 9 , this three year old music experience covers the genres of indie-rock, electronica, dance and hip-hop. Headliners include Kanye West, Kings of Leon and Guns N’ Roses, a trio that promises to produce a different feel each day. Beyond the headliners though, Nas, The Avett Brothers, The XX, Feist, The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Of Monsters and Men and many more noteworthy acts will also be performing. 3-Day tickets are available now, as well as VIP opportunities, and 3-day transportation. For more information on the complete lineup, purchasing tickets and more, visit:
But soon after the Governor's Ball, you can jet on over to Manchester, Tennessee for the always promising Bonnaroo. June 13 through 16. There, you can indulge in some of the best line ups ever compiled for music festivals. This year Paul McCartney will be headlining along with co-headliners Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Björk and Wilco. But it doesn’t stop there! Tickle your funny bone with a performance from Daniel Tosh, become “trapped in a closet” with R. Kelly, and dance to the beat with Wu-Tang Clan, Passion Pit, The National, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matt & Kim, Local Natives, and plenty of others listed on the website, with even more to be announced. With activities that range from poster exhibits, to a movie theater, to the Silent Disco, there’s more than enough to keep your four days busy outside of musicians and acts. More information on activities, travel and the rest of the line up is available at www.bonnaroo.com
And finally, wrap up June with the second year of the Firefly Music Festival. This brilliant three day experience encompasses camping, food, fun and of course music. Held in Dover, Delaware in the Woodlands of the International Speedway, fans and artists alike unite in the intimate setting of the forest. Headliners include musical classics like: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Vampire Weekend. Accompanying them on this 3 day extravaganza includes Foster the People, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Ellie Goulding, Passion Pit, Imagine Dragons, Dispatch, and of course plenty more to fill the days. Camping and RVing are just two fun aspects of Firefly that create a strong sense of community among patrons and a “free-spirit” feel nightlife. Tickets go on sale February 21st at noon. To see the rest of the line up and for info on lodging, food and other resources visit www.fireflyfestival.com