As promised, here’s a list of 3 summer festivals you want to check out (of course, there are hundreds across the country, but just to name an interesting few) ! I love festivals because they’re a chance to take a road trip, unwind, and act out of your ordinary. The 9-5 gets mundane and you need a weekend that makes you feel alive again.
Governors Ball Music Festival– this year this grand event will be taking place June 2-4 in Randall’s Island Park, New York. I love New York festivals because there isn’t quite a city like NY. The festival started in 2011 and showcases some of the most talented Indie, Hip Hop, and Alternative artists of the day. And there’s tons of events and activities outside of the amazing music. Tickets range from $105-305 depending on the package you get. I’m definitely going to have to find my way up to New York because the lineup is insane. I was excited about Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper, but when I saw Wu Tang, I almost lost it. I’m an old school, raw girl. Schoolboy Q, Kehlani, Lorde, and Phoenix will also be among the talented lineup.
Bonnaroo– this years Bonnaroo will be June 8-11 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets range from $210-554, depending on what package you get. Bonnaroo started in 2002 and comes from the Creole word meaning “a really good time” and I’m all for that! Some of this year’s acts will be: the Res Hot Chilli Peppers, Chance the Rapper, The Weeknd, Lorde, Travis Scott, Tory Lanez, and some new favorites of mine (Tank and the Bangas, Noname). You definitely want to check out the 4-day good time!
Afropunk– this is a must for me. I went last year and I had a ball. I didn’t even get to stay for the entire festival and my spirt was lifted. First, I love that Brooklyn is on the come up. Hosted in one of the largest parks, Commodore Barry Park hosts thousands of unique individuals. Afropunk is about the costumes: the prints, the skin ink, the body jewelry. It’s amazing to see. But it’s also about the politics. Their tagline is no phobias so you have to come correct and judgement-free! Tickets range from $45-250. The lineup includes: SZA, Sango, Sampha, Soul to Soul, Ms. Macy Gracy, and Willow Smith.
Let us know about any festivals you plan to attend or some awesome festivals that we have to experience at least once in our lifetime.
Have a festive summer 😉