Festival Briefs Friday: The Green Deal For Festivals, War on Raves + Announcements from Mad Cool, Stagecoach, and More!
By / October 25, 2019

Photo: The Cure at Mad Cool Festival 2019/Vito Valentinetti

The Festival Green Deal
Two weeks ago at the Amsterdam Dance Event, leading events from around the world pledged to become circular by 2025. If you’re interested in who is a part of this initiative, we’ve made space for them here in our festival guide.

Photo Credit: Down the Rabbit Hole/Vito Valentinetti

The War on Raves (Australia Edition)
The New South Wales government, hellbent on banning electronic music festivals in the region with onerous regulations may now loseĀ allĀ their flagship music festivals. A statement put on this week from Australian Festival Association suggests that Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Laneway, Groovin the Moo and Listen Out are searching out more friendly-festival areas.

Photo Credit: Falls Festival

Festival News From Around the World

The Emerald Cup 2019

When: December 14-15, 2019

Where: Santa Rosa, CA

The Scene: Light up the welcome wagon for the longest running longest running cannabis festival in the world. 500 entrants compete for the top title in a variety of categories while festies enjoy the event with music from Snoop Dogg, Santigold, and Steel Pulse.

More Info: The Emerald Cup 2019 Guide

Noise Pop 2020

When: February 24-March 1, 2020

Where: San Francisco, CA

The Scene: The annual Noise Pop Festival takes place every February across San Francisco. The indie loving showcase fest also dabbles in art and film along with some of the very best in upcoming musical artists. If you're planning a winter-time trip, this is a unique way to experience the bars, clubs, and hipster joints of the city.

The Lineup:

More Info: Noise Pop 2020 Guide

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.