Best US Camping Music Festivals to Attend in 2016
April 15-17 & April 22-24
2016 artists include: Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris
Each year since 1999, Coachella has indicated one thing, the start of music festival season. If you are not familiar with Coachella, then you probably will not be familiar with the rest of this list - as Coachella has become a household name thanks to its headlining acts, and celebrity attendees. This year, over 25,000 attendees will camp out at the Empire Polo Club each weekend. For those looking to up the experience, check out Coachella’s glamping options, with amenities such as onsite concierge, security, games, golf cart shuttles, and more.
Bethel Woods, New York
Situated on the original grounds of Woodstock (yes that Woodstock from 1969), Mysteryland has built up a cult following in the northeast region of the United States by delivering eclectic lineups to an intimate crowd in each of its year first two years. Originating in the Netherlands, Mysteryland is one of the longest running electronic music festivals in the world. This year, Skrillex, Bassnectar, and Odesza, are set to headline the festival in 2016. For more information on their 21+ camping options, click here.
Lightning In a Bottle
2016 artists include: Jamie XX, Big Giantic, Four Tet, Guy Geber
All festival passes include camping making this one of the more affordable festivals to attend this summer. The Do Lab, the promoters behind the event, emphasize much more than music, lining up guest speakers, workshops, and even yoga and meditation classes.
With street signs and avenues, you would think you were at a major intersection, not in the middle of “Tent City,” Bonnaroo’s notoriously large camp ground site. Bonnaroo organizers have continued to develop their camping options to appeal to the entry level customer all the way up to their VIP clientele. Through the expansion of their camping options, Bonnaroo has been able to further enhance the feeling of community and truly allowed the creatives to build a haven, full of love and togetherness.
Honorable mentions: Okeechobee Music Festival, Electric Forest, Firefly Music Festival
No matter which festival you decide to attend this year, be sure to party smartly. Theft and security will unfortunately be an issue at any music festival, so be wise with where you leave your valuables. Aside from bringing a SAFEGO, here is a list of other great products that can help enhance your next music festival experience.