I used to pretend to like summer music festivals, but then I realized they’re actually closer to my idea of hell than my idea of fun. Artist Chris Melberger designed this parody music festival poster that paints a painfully accurate picture of the music festival experience ($10 beers! Kids on drugs!), and the random roster of bands that always seem to be included (Swedish DJ! Bros with beards!). Check out the full lineup here. [Neatdude]
Once all of us get set into these winter blues, pretty much anything that’s accompanied by warm weather is welcomed with open arms. There are tons of things to look forward to, but the most exciting take place outdoors. What better way to break into the warmth with great tunes and huge, partying crowds? The music festivals of 2013 are starting to build up the anticipation, so we wanted to give you a guide to the most popular festivals coming your way:
Coachella: Formally known as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, it takes place each year in Indio, California at Empire Polo Club. This year it takes place on two weekends in April (4/12-4/14 and 4/19-4/21). Festival-goers have to purchase wristbands for each weekend they want to attend. Tickets go on sale on Jan. 29, and the prices range; weekend passes range anywhere from $300 to over $500 (with camping included), and can be purchased on the official Coachella Festival website (click for more information and a detailed description of the lineups for both weekends). Along with the crazy-awesome tunes you’ll be hearing, each year the festival installs unbelievable modern sculptures all over the grounds to incorporate art with music, just don’t climb on them. Read more…
L.A.’s Wango Tango fest gathers together pop stars and music fans for a day of music and fun. Justin Bieber was there, which makes sense, but also “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” trainwreck Taylor Armstrong. Does she even know who Justin Bieber is? There was lots of outrageous/horrible fashion, too, because 1) It’s a festival 2) It’s in Los Angeles. So consider that we’re grading on a curve as you flip through and check out the horror show after the jump!
It’s Coachella time! Coachella! You’re missing it! So am I. But what are we really missing by not being out at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, California? Some bands? Sure. But how many people really go to Coachella for the bands? As festival-goers begin straggling in for the first of two weekends of pool parties, industry events and oh yeah, music, we caught some classic Coachella scenes. Just so we’d know what we’d be missing.