SpiritHoods Top 7 Artistic Music Festivals


Artistic Music Festivals

Vibe: Chill-Psychedelic 

Grab your favorite yoga mat and get your camping gear ready for some of the best art and music festivals you’ll get to experience. You’ll find everything from three-dimensional interactive art installations, to yoga and meditation services, an eclectic variety of vendors and performers, and so much more. Take it all in with a few besties or make some new friends while enjoying all the sights, sounds, and sensations that pulse throughout the chill and psychedelic atmosphere.

Any of these Artistic Music Festivals would be perfect for you... 

Lightning In a Bottle (LIB)

Lightning In a Bottle strikes again as the festival continues merging music and art into a magical experience where you control the outcome. Get some Zen at the Temple of Consciousness, check out some talks or workshops at The Village, or swing by Amori’s Casino and Burlesque for a sexy night of live burlesque and cabaret, gaming, wandering characters, fire shows, and so much more. Start planning your visit to LIB today and make memories to last a lifetime.

When: Memorial Day Weekend
Where: Bradley, California (United States)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes, all ages
Notable Performances: Chet Faker, Grimes, Jamie XX, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Four Tet, and more
Price Range: $285 - $500

What makes LIB special?
Be sure to visit the Grand Artique for a fully-immersive environment that allows festivalgoers to really get into the reimagined universe. Lose yourself in a world of play with roving interactive stations and pop-up art vehicles, a trading post / general store, hotel, gypsy encampment, plus music and live performances to keep the good times going. Dance the night away or discover yourself in a serene, artistic environment like no other.

Electric Forest

Wander into the Electric Forest and discover the festival’s stellar lineup held in what some would describe as an electric oasis. Lose yourself in the stunning outdoor venue that creates a whimsical ambiance perfect for one of the most unique and exciting music festivals in the US today.

When: Late June
Where: Rothbury, Michigan (United States)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes, all ages
Notable Performances: Bassnectar, String Cheese Incident, Major Lazer, Adventure Club, Baauer, Fetty Wap, Flosstradamus, Porter Robinson (Live), AC Slater, and more
Price Range: $229.75 + fees to $500 + fees

What makes Electric Forest special?
Electric Forest is more than just a festival, it’s a four-day adventure through a fantasy world filled with surprise performances, interactive art installations, insane light shows, and nature at its finest.

Symbiosis Gathering

Often thought of as a more intimate Burning Man, Symbiosis Gathering is an artistic wonderland full of surprises and good vibes. For five days, you’ll roam the grounds and live out your wildest dreams enjoying hundreds of acts on four main stages, a variety of workshops, amazing art installations, live painters, yoga classes, and so much more.

When: Late September
Where: Oakdale, California (United States)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes
Notable Performances: FKA Twigs, RL Grime, Santigold, Claude Vonstroke, and more
Price Range: ~$300

What makes Symbiosis special?
The alternative marketplace is a truly unique experience where you can take a break from the norm of capitalism and get back to the days where collaboration and community are king.

Shambhala

Enjoy a weekend of music, magic, and mayhem as you set sail on a voyage of musical exploration. Some 7,000 people gather for the annual Adventures In Utopia that includes live performances, music and singing classes, a variety of art workshops, cabaret acts, and even a huge parade with prizes for the best outfits and costumes.

When: Late August
Where: Kelmarsh, Northamptonshire (England)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes, all ages
Notable Performances: Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band, Jahg & The Dub Treatment, LTJ Bukem, Swindle, Blick Bassy, Ngawang Lodup, and more
Price Range: £39 - £169

What makes Shambhala special?
Shambhala is a creative and crafty community of festivalgoers. To really make the most of your experience, visit the Craft Area and let the artistic side of you run free. You’ll fashion your own creations and hopefully be able to spread some smiles by giving your works of art to fellow festivalgoers.

What The Fest

Playtime has officially begun once you step foot on the WTF grounds. Chill at the Casbah Hookah Lounge as you and your friends plan your day or take a stroll through the Illuminated Forest and fall in love with the festival’s selection of breathtaking art and sculptures. If you need a little break from the heat, you can swing by the splash pool and (literally) dip your toes in the 1ft deep splash pool. Oh, and don’t even get us started on how sick the lineup and live performances are…

When: Mid-Late June
Where: Dufur, Oregon (United States)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: 18 and older only
Notable Performances: Thievery Corporation, Claude Vonstroke, Jai Wolf, Hippie Sabotage, Buku, Louis The Child, and more
Price Range: $250 - $350 

What makes What The Fest special?
If you’re still up after the main stages wrap up, you can keep the party going at the Silent Disco where you’ll continue dancing the night (morning?) away under the LARGEST disco ball in the Northwest! Feet starting to hurt? Skip the disco tonight (it’s ok, they know you’ll be back) and take a seat under the stars at the Decked Out Cinema where you’ll get to watch tons of great short, independent films from all over the world.

MysteryLand

Last year, MysteryLand introduced its first multi-day festival and it was such a great hit that they’re doing it again this year! The festival’s renowned Holy Ground Camping is a blast with tent, tipi, and bungalow options to accommodate all kinds of different campers. Campers get access to an exclusive pre-party on Friday and have tons of other great perks like getting into the festival earlier, partying into the after-hours even later, and the most convenient location next to the festival site. 
When: Late August
Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: 18 and older only
Notable Performances: Afrojack, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Seth Troxler, Dave Clarke, Galantis, Robin Schulz, and more
Price Range: € 62.50 EUR - € 228.00 EUR

What makes MysteryLand special?
If you really wanted to, this year, you can enjoy 72 hours of the festival continuously as you fall in love with the music, art, and culture at your own pace. MysteryLand is also the longest running dance festival in the world, focusing on electronic music, art, culture, talent, and sustainability since 1993. 

Wanderlust

More than a music festival, Wanderlust is an all-out celebration of mindful living. The event brings together the perfect mixture of musical performers, speakers, yoga and meditation instructors, artists, and chefs to move your mind, body, and soul.

When: Mid July
Where: Squaw Valley, California (United States)
Is camping available: Yes
Family Friendly: Yes, all ages
Notable Performances: Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Yeasayer, Beats Antique, Dustin Thomas, Tasha Blank, DJ Drez, and more
Price Range: $25 - $490

What makes Wanderlust special?
Wanderlust is one of the few festivals whose focus is on creating a truly transformational experience for its attendees. Everything from the festival’s culinary selections to its speakeasy talks and live performances are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and reenergized.

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