Top 5 American Music Festivals
Five amazing music festivals. They are crowded, hot, loud and expensive, and ever since Woodstock, they've become an American Institution. Music festivals draw millions from the around the world, who
come to camp out, rock out and hear some of the best music in the world performed live on massive outdoor stages. Check out our list of Five Amazing Music Festivals for your next rocking destination. Be
sure to write a review.
- #1 Bonnaroo - Manchester, Tennessee (Jun 7-10th). People attending - 80.000. Rocket out here?
Over 80.000 fans flock to this annual 4-day festival in June at Manchester's Great Stage park to hear the best and newest names in indie rock, world music, hip hop, jazz, bluegrass and country. While the
festival focused mostly on jam bands when it began a decade ago, it's since branched out and draws major names like Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Dave Matthews band, Arcade Fire and Nine
Inch Nails. You'll also find plenty of things to do and see besides the acts, including craft stands, a comedy tent and a host of free activities to all attendees.
- #2 Coachella - Indio, California (Apr 13 - 22nd). People attending - 100.000. Tell us about it!
The April festival in California's Coachella valley is known for two things: hot temperatures (often around 1000 degrees), and amazing music. Boasting five main tents across the sprawling Empire Polo Club,
Coachella's drawn big names like Jay-Z, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Muse, Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem, vampire Weekend and MGMT in just the past couple years.
- #3 South by southwest - Austin, Texas (Mar 9 - 18th). People attending - 250.000. Share your experience.
This wildly popular festival is one of the largest in the United Sates. Here you'll have your pick of more than 2000 performers, performing in over 90 venues throughout downtown Austin over four days every
March. It may lack the campground atmosphere os some of the other festivals, but then again, it also lacks the B.O.
- #4 Bumbershoot - Seattle, Washington (Sept 1 - 3rd). People attending - 105.000. What was your experience like?
Named for a colloquial term for an umbrella (which you might need at this Pacific Northwest festival), Bumbershoot takes place every labor day at the 74 acre Seattle Center, celebrating the best of the
international music and arts across a swath of indoor theaters and outdoor stages.
- #5 Austin City Limits - Austin, Texas (Oct 12 - 14th). People attending - 210.000. How was ACL?
Held every year at Austin's central public park, Zilker park, Austin City Limits is a celebration of amazing music, food and art. Over 130 acts from around the world play the festival's 8 main stages, for crowds
that number around 70.000 per day. Recent big-name performers include Kanye West, Stevie Wonder and My Morning Jacket among many others.
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