So Coachella is almost over but it's ok if you didn't make it there. I'd rather go where there isn't a Kardashian around. Here's a list of my picks especially if you like a variety of performers in music, art and something in-between.
1. Further Future, Moapa Indian Reservation near Las Vegas, NV : April 29-May 1
A new kind of music and lifestyle festival. From 12pm on Friday April 29 through sunset on Sunday May 1, 2016, it promises a weekend filled with incredible music, visionary speakers, inspirational art and human connection.
2. Woodstock Bloemendaal, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands , Opening Weekend : June 3rd
3. Sonar, Barcelona, Spain : Jun3 16-18
4. Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK : June 22nd - 26th
The quiet fields and peaceful village of Pilton become festival ground zero with huge stages, tents and teepees around in its 900-acre perimeter. Regular tickets are sold out, but re-sale starts this month of April, so keep an eye on the site below. Tip: follow @GlastoFest on Twitter.
5. Mamby on the Beach, Chicago, USA : July 2-3
6. Osheaga Musique Festival & Arts, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montréal, Canada : July 29-31
7. Tomorrowland, Belgium (there's also a Brazil edition which just happened)
Great visuals from this movie made of the Tomorrowland in Belgium in 2015. Unfortunately for me, what's captured sound-wise is mostly mainstream EDM music which I don't like therefore I don't really know the DJs who were featured with the exception of Tiesto. I liked his music back in 2002 when he released 'In Search of Sunrise 3: Panama.' After that he went mainstream and commercial. Not for me.
My DJ heroes include Hernan Cattaneo, Nick Warren, Sasha, John Digweed, Guy J, etc. and they play at Tomorrowland too. Hernan was a main attraction at the Warung stage recently at Tomorrowland in Brazil.
8. Bestival , Isle of Wight, UK : September 8-11 (there's a Canadian offshoot in Toronto too)
9. Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV | USA
10. Electric Gardens, Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia : January 2017