04 Jun Woohoo! It’s Music Festival Month on the Decibel Blog.
It’s June, and that means the world’s gearing up for a solid month of muddy mosh pits, body paint and sonic experiences. So naturally, we’re doing the same. This month on the Decibel blog, we’ll spend four weeks taking a look at the event production, brand marketing and just plain cool highlights from music festivals around the globe.
We can’t cover everything that’s going on, but we sure can try. Here’s what you can expect to see us commenting on in our June lineup:
The New York Governor’s Ball
The NY Governor’s Ball is a three-day, multi-stage festival that’s heavy on the indie rock. Among this year’s “yes, please” bands are Ratatat, My Morning Jacket, Death From Above 1979, and – hilare – Weird Al.
Sunburn Festival, Goa India
Sunburn is India’s premier electronic music brand hosting Asia’s largest 3-day Electronic Music Festival in Goa, encompassing various smaller festivals across the city, arena gigs and club tours. This is your straight-out-of-the-box electro-party vibe.
If you’re not familiar with Bonnaroo, I can’t help ya, son. And the 2015 lineup is so long and so varied, there’s no single way to sum this one up. We expect to see some killer stage and lighting design, and world-class activations.
“The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is a critically acclaimed, independent, boutique, and intimate underground electronic music festival.” A tip of the hat to the logistics team responsible for getting all that infrastructure set up in the middle of absolutely nowhere.
From Tycho to Snoop Dog, the Firefly Festival (produced by Red Frog Events), is a four-day feast for the ears in the woodlands of Dover, Delaware. Attendees are welcome to camp at the festival site, meaning organizers are faced with planning round-the-clock facilities for partying, eating, sleeping and bathing. Damn.
Newport Folk Festival
From our friends over at Wikipedia, “an American annual folk-oriented music festival in Newport, Rhode Island, which began in 1959 as a counterpart to the previously established Newport Jazz Festival. The festival features performances by folk, blues, country, bluegrass and folk rock musicians, and since the 1990s has featured performers from related contemporary genres, such as alternative country, indie folk and folk punk.”
Created in 1995, the Vans Warped Tour is the biggest travelling music festival in the US. We’ll check in with the tour about halfway through the tour dates and inspect the goods.