From Coachella in the Southern California desert to the relatively new urban carnival of New York City’s Governors Ball, there’s a festival for every musical taste. To help you decide where to dance your days away, here are two festivals that have made out top 5 in the U.S. music festival round-up.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Where: Indio, California
When: Mid April
Coachella is a multi-genre showcase that draws music fans, cool kids and style-savvy celebrities dancing to the beat of swaying palm trees with Instagram-worthy sunsets behind the San Jacinto mountains. Each year, Coachella wows the crowds with large-scale art installations, performances from newer artists like Calvin Harris and Lorde to rock legends like AC/DC and Steely, and dance sets by David Guetta and other well-known DJs. Festival-goers who love to camp in comfort can opt for the luxe safari tent experience there.
The Governors Ball Music Festival
Where: New York City, New York
When: Early June
The three-day multi-stage Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall’s Island is a short distance away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, and easily accessible by public transportation. Governors Ball is like a mini, modern-day Woodstock, with a diverse line-up that might include headliners like Kanye West, Gun ‘N Roses, Drake and Outkast, as well as local and acclaimed lesser-known acts. Between shows, festival-goers can while away their time with hula-hooping and yoga workshops.
To be continued…