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

Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2020

When: April 24-26, 2020

Where: Indio, CA


The Scene: Curated for country music enthusiasts, Stagecoach Festival brings a little country flair to California. With attendances of up to 75,000 fans, Stagecoach is easily one of the largest country music festivals in the world. The breadth of seasoned pros and up-and-coming artists showcased in the festival's lineup brings attendees of all ages to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.



More Info: Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2020 Guide


Arizona Roots 2020

When: February 22-23, 2020

Where: Chandler, AZ


The Scene: 'Riding on the success of year one, the producers of Arizona Roots are excited to host the 2nd Annual Arizona Roots Festival in Chandler, Arizona at the Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town. Arizona Roots Festival is brought to you by the same producers as California Roots Music & Artist Festival, which just celebrated its 10 year anniversary in Monterey, CA.'



More Info: Arizona Roots 2020 Guide


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.