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Having Coachella FOMO? More Summer Festivals are Coming!

Posted by cirvine on April 18, 2016

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This past weekend, a sold-out Coachella music and arts festival got underway, breaking records for the world’s highest-grossing festival and most tickets sold with a staggering $84 million in sales and 198,000 tickets sold.


If, like me, you weren’t able to attend and you’ve seen any of the twitter vids like Taylor Swift’s above --capturing when Rihanna did a surprise appearance at the end of Calvin Harris’ set-- you are probably experiencing some strong FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) right now. I feel your pain.

With a lineup that included a reunited Guns N’ Roses, Alabama Shakes, Jack White, The Weeknd, Drake, Sia, and so far some awesome surprise performances from the likes of Kanye West, Nas, Snoop Dog and Kesha, Coachella is proving to be an amazing time. I’m not jealous at all.

And now it’s time for your daily inspirational quote: Don’t focus on what you can’t do, focus on what you can! There are a plethora of other music festivals coming out this year that you can still attend. Who needs Coachella when we have some perfectly awesome shows right here in Canada? Here are our top festivals that we are most pumped about this year!

Festivals in Southwestern Ontario:

CBC Music Festival
When: May 28, 2016
Where: Toronto, ON
Ticket Price: $39.50
Camping: No
Notable Artists: Hey Rosetta!, Whitehorse, Maestro, Alvvays, The New Pornographers

Field Trip
When: June 4-5, 2016
Where: Toronto, ON
Ticket Price: $75-$200
Camping: No
Notable Artists: The National, Robyn, July Talk, Of Montreal, Santigold, Diiv, Boy & Bear

Wayhome
When: July 22-24, 2016
Where: Oro-Medonte, ON
Ticket Price: $209-$249
Camping: Yes
Notable Artists: Arcade Fire, The Killers, LCD Soundsystem, Metric, Arkells, Chvrches, Major Lazer

Hillside Festival
When: July 22-24, 2016
Where: Guelph, ON
Ticket Price: $57-$146
Camping: Yes
Notable Artists: TBA

Boots and Hearts
When: August 4-7, 2016
Where: Oro-Medonte, ON
Ticket Price: $230-$270
Camping: Yes
Notable Artists: Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Tim Hicks

Out of Province Festivals:

Amnesia Rock Fest
When: June 23-26, 2016
Where: Montebello, QC
Ticket Price: $167
Camping: Yes
Notable Artists: Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Korn, Ice Cube, Limp Bizkit, Billy Talent, NOFX

Osheaga
When: July 29-31, 2016
Where: Montreal, QC
Ticket Price: $310
Camping: No
Notable Artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, The Lumineers

Pemberton Music Festival
When: July 16-19, 2016
Where: Pemberton, BC
Ticket Price: $227
Camping: Yes
Notable Artists: Pearl Jam, The Killers, J.Cole, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, Ice Cube

These are just a few of the big music festivals hitting Canada this year. Of course there are a ton more-- big and small, with all different kinds of music, art, and even comedy acts. There’s literally a festival for anyone. So get out there this summer and enjoy one! 


Sources:
http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6633636/coachella-2015-earnings-84-million-breaks-attendance-records

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