Festival Briefs: The Bubble Bursts, Drug Talk, Let’s Go To Spain, Firefly, Sweetwater, The Peach

The Festival Bubble Bursts…Again
Hey, I get it. Articles about the demise of music festivals provide that sweet, sweet, click bait that we need to survive. We’ve been covering the festival scene for the last ten years, and hear this argument about the festival bubble bursting every pre-season. Philip Corsores from Uproxx makes some valid points about the AEG/Live Nation homogenization of the United States mega-festival scene, but we also think too much ink is spilled over the “headliners” of Coachella, Bonnaroo, and the other majors. As long as they put on a great experience, the fans will continue to turn up. And if the US festival season is feeling a bit lackluster this year, maybe it’s time for that trip to Europe?

Let’s Talk About Drugs
Rainbow Serpent, one of the largest transformational festivals in Australia, released a refreshingly honest statement about drug use at their upcoming festival noting that “while we wait for our government and law enforcement to acknowledge evidence based strategies that are working so well overseas such as pill testing…it’s up to us (and yourselves) to try and keep those that choose to take a drug safe.” They then provide some well documented harm reduction tips for fans to follow. Read the whole statement right here.

Go To Spain! Music Festival Preview 2018
Spain has a packed calendar of events for the summer, with Primavera Sound and Mad Cool Festival assembling some of the best lineups in the world over the last couple years. See our top 10 favorites of the Spanish summer right here.

Latest Lineup News

Firefly Music Festival 2018 : Firefly illuminates their 2018 lineup with Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkey, The Killers
SweetWater 420 Festival 2018 : Final lineup from Sweetwater 420 Fest: String Cheese Incident (2 sets!), SOJA, Ghostland Observatory
Rhythm N Blooms 2018 : Dr. Dog will lead the springtime action in Knoxville at Rhythm N' Blooms 2018
Caprices Festival 2018 : Snowboarding, Skiing. Snow. Switzerland. It all comes with Caprices Festival along with their new 2018 lineup
Northwest String Summit 2018 : Northwest StringSummit 2018 strums up an initial lineup with Yonder Mountain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, and more
Air+Style Festival 2018 : Gucci Mane and BADBADNOTGOOD will join Phoenix and Zedd at Air+Style Festival in downtown Los Angeles
Shaky Beats Festival 2018 : Kygo, Marshmello, and Zedd are feeling this Shaky Beats 2018 lineup
Bahidorá Festival 2018 : The Mexican festival season is heating up with this latest lineup poster from Carnaval De Bahidorá
Treefort Music Festival 2018 : A whole bunch of new names just got added to Treefort Music Festival's 2018 lineup in Boise
Love International 2018 : Love International knocks on your door with flowers, chocolates, and phase 2 of their 2018 lineup
The Peach Music Festival 2018 : The Peach Music Festival drops their huge 1st round lineup!

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.