The list of music festivals everywhere in the world is huge, even if you choose only the top-notch events. So, let’s say you decided to travel somewhere new to attend a festival. This is where you may get lost, at the very beginning, because you have to choose the one event you totally must attend and the one that suits you. Your choice should be based not only on your music taste, it’s the location, the quality, the organizers, and so much more that matters.
Things to Consider When Choosing a Music Festival
Let’s start with the more personal things:
- Your current music taste.
Look at your current playlist and see what’s in the “Most played” category. You should be aware of the new songs of the genre, as well as the old gems. This will ensure you have the most fun during the festival.
- The bands performing at the event.
See if they have some of your favorites there or it’s a cover or just themed festival. If I’m traveling, I would go see my best band, but some aren’t active anymore so high-quality covers are my best friends.
- The vibe of the fest.
Consider watching some videos from the last year’s festival (if it’s an annual one) or teasers of what’s to come. You have to make sure the vibe of the event suits what your soul needs.
Now to the more precise stuff:
- The location of the festival.
Find out more about the location, transportation, and nearest accommodation. See if it’s suitable for your needs and your budget. If you travel with friends, it’s even better, because you’ll feel more confident navigating new places and sharing a room/apartment.
- The type of the event.
Read more about the dress-code and some additional themes if there are any. Maybe there will be some competitions or special performances you want/don’t want to see. Besides, you may want to choose a proper outfit, so no additional information is redundant.
- Organizers and booking.
Contact the official organizers of the music fest to learn about any special terms of booking a ticket or whether it’s needed at all. Go online to read a bit more about the people behind the event, maybe see what else they have been in charge of.
Good planning lies in the base of an amazing trip to a music festival alone or with friends. By knowing what to expect in advance you will ensure that you have as much fun as desired.