For years now, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — the desert blowout that takes place every April on the manicured grounds of Indio’s Empire Polo Club — has been selling many of its passes before its lineup is announced.
But if that success indicates the event’s importance as what might be referred to as a lifestyle experience, Coachella has nothing on the Fyre Festival, which in 2017 sold out before its lineup was even booked.
The countdown for the Faster Horses Festival is officially on as the headlining acts and a large chunk of its lineup was announced Friday, Jan. 11. The self-proclaimed “hillbilly sleepover” is set to take place from July 19-21 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn this year.
Giddy from an evening spent sipping small-lot, Okanagan Valley wines paired with Canadian scallops, duck and lamb, I buckle my ski boots, affix a headlamp to my helmet, and prepare to ski from the mid-mountain Sunburst Lodge back to the base at Sun Peaks Resort. Using only the dim glow emitting from my head and the bobbing light cast by the skier in front of me, I swoop exhilarating turns down the inky slope, my fear firmly on hold thanks to the liquid courage innervating my bloodstream.
Seven European festivals make the best of their locations and the late-summer timing to show off al fresco programmes this September – Visa Pour l’Image, Getxophoto, BredaPhoto, Festival Images Vevey, Landskrona Foto Festival, Guernsey Photo Festival, and Brighton Photo Biennial
Start making your foodie plan of attack by perusing the newly released menus for this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. The event will be held from Aug. 30-Nov. 12. Park admission is required.
This year’s festival doesn’t have as many new marketplaces as last year: the Shimmering Sips Mimosa Bar. The Festival Center Wine Shop will serve food and drink as well.
Hot weather and pop music have always gone together.
Since the creation of Bonarroo in the early aughts, summer music festivals have edged toward the center of millennial culture — crowned by Beyonce’s appearance at this year’s Coachella. But they’ve also become a driver of live music sales — SXSW alone has boosted Austin’s economy by $350 million in 2018. As the mere number of festivals continues to grow, ranging in genre and location across the world, it has become impossible to absorb it all. But while the headliners grab all the attention, I’m more interested in the artists lower down the bill. So here’s a list of five pop and rock acts I discovered this summer at music festivals, mostly in the New York area:
The L.A. Film Festival announced its 2018 competition lineup Tuesday, with 40 feature films, 41 short films and 10 short episodic works from around the world screening over the course of the eight-day event.
Of the festival’s films, 42% are directed by women and 39% are directed by people of color.
“Our mission of finding fresh new voices from different geographical and cultural axes remains true,” festival director Jennifer Cochis said in a statement. “These storytellers are united by their ability to transport, impact and inspire audiences with the power of their craft.”
The Outlaw Music Festival, a revolving consortium of progressive-country and Americana acts topped by Willie Nelson, will reach Los Angeles for the first time this fall with a stop on Oct. 21 at the Hollywood Bowl.
Summer means music festival season. But for those of us uninterested in camping or standing in fields for days on end, hotels around the world are offering far more civilized—and sometimes eccentric—versions. Here are ten worth considering.