Any music aficionado knows that it can become quite expensive to collate all of your single favourite musicians on their respective music tours; therefore it is usually beneficial to find out which music festival has the highest density of your favourite talent. They will usually showcase a number of different genres of music, therefore, when one grows tired of listening to the same type of R&B or bluegrass, there is usually something drastically different such as a heavy metal pit or a hip hop stage where you can catch a favourite lyricist or DJ events.
These eclectic amalgamations of artists bring all varieties of people together for the purpose of sharing their love for music, and almost every ardent live concertgoer knows, a band that on my not have fancied on the track, can easily blow you away in person. The house music your friends are always going on about and boring you with can easily become one of your favourites when see him actually changing the records and scratching away vehemently during their late night DJ events. If you love this type of music and want to try yourself it’s crucial that you have the essentials first, you will need quality DJ equipment like controllers and mixers. All types of musicians, especially the big names will use DJ gear such as amplifiers, mixers and speakers so the audience can hear the crisp sounds. With the right gear and skills you can recreate the beats everyone wants to dance to. Or after you catch an Avett Brothers set, your mate drags you over to see their favourite metal band and it is absolutely mind-boggling that their fingers don’t just burst into flames with the rapidity that they’re playing with.
The point is, you don’t have to throw away hard-earned coin to catch your favourite artist on their music tours and you don’t have to go across the pond to America to catch music festivals. We have innumerable festivals out here, such as The Reading Festival or the FM4 Frequency Festival, which seamlessly pairs love ballad singers with heavy metal acts and the like so that absolutely any walk of life can just show up and have a good time.
If you can make it to the states, your best bet would be catching one of three festivals: Bonnaroo, Coachella, and South by Southwest. The former is a massive festival in the rural town of Manchester, Tennessee, which is has one of the biggest varieties in line-ups out of any festival across the world today. Think jam bands, classic rock reunions, hip hop, metal, trance, dubstep, and the list goes on. It goes on for 5 days and four nights, which can be excruciating in the sweltering weather, but it is totally worth it for any music fanatic. Coachella boast the same eccentric type of line up, but the only drawback is that it spans over two different weekends. This means you need to prolong your vacation from a weekend to almost a week and a half, which defeats the purpose of saving money by seeing all your favourite artists in one place. However, of these, the music festival heavyweight would have to be Austin, Texas’ South by Southwest. Artists fawn at the opportunity to perform at this festival, which lasts for a week and is held at numerous venues across the city.
Either way though, you don’t have to go over budget to catch your favourite artist on their music tour and you certainly don’t have to go across the pond to America to catch music festivals. We have innumerable festivals out here, such as The Reading Festival , the FM4 Frequency Festival, and Leeds Festival, which seamlessly pair love ballad singers with heavy metal acts and the like so that absolutely any walk of life can just show up and have a good time. Reading is more of a hodgepodge of punk and indie rock, which has gained momentum through artist and fan support over the past few years. FM4 is geared more towards those who like aggressive music, but it is peppered with artists like Regina Spektor for those sensitive types. The behemoth of British summer festivals is Leeds, which spans 3 days, includes much of Reading’s line-up, except easily ten times more across their seven stages. Also included is a comedy tent, a beatbox tent, a film tent, in addition to 3 others. It would be a travesty to miss this show.