Music festivals can serve so many purposes.
Music festivals are such a big deal for this generation. They’re really cool because it’s like a concert for all the bands your love at once, all in the same place. You don’t have to buy a million different concert tickets and run out of money trying to see all your favorite artists separately. You get to buy one ticket and see them all at once with all your friends, and oftentimes you get to see other bands that you wouldn’t normally pay to see — and who knows? You might end up loving them too.
These days many music festivals take place over multiple days, usually a weekend (if not two). Events like Firefly festival and Electric Daisy Carnival can last upwards of 3 days, while the biggest music festivals in the world such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Ultra Music Festival take place two weekends in a row. All music festivals that last multiple days offer hundreds of different bands, singers and DJs throughout the days, and people make it a point to design different outfits to correspond with the themes for each of the days.
It’s funny how all these music festivals are kind of like a modern-day Woodstock (which actually is getting a re-boot itself, with the new Woodstock 2020 taking place in August 2020). The original Woodstock festival took place in 1969 and attracted more than 400,000 attendees. It was infamous for the theme of “peace and music”, and is the basis for most of these modern-day festivals, now hosting upwards of 420,000 people in a weekend.
Some festivals have themes to them as well, like country music festivals, rock festivals, electronic music festivals and so on. When it comes to buying tickets, you typically have to purchase them at least few months ahead of time (for the bigger festivals). The pricing can also vary based on the type of concert you’re attending. Larger festivals like Coachella, Firefly and Austin City Limits can charge over two and three hundred dollars per ticket.
If you’re a festival-goer and excited for the upcoming festival season, use these music festival quotes to get you pumped up for your next concert lineup.
“Here’s to the nights that turned into mornings, and the friends that turned into family” — Unknown
2. Everyone wants to enjoy it.