United states | Riot Fest

United states | Riot Fest

Riot Fest Music Festival

Days at the music festival can feel like a marathon. Especially when you have three days of great bands packed back to back. In the case of Riot Fest, when you’re not partying on stage listening to your favorite artists, you still have a carnival to bounce around in. Plus, you’re going to have the possible barriers to navigating the festival grounds, the possibility of wild weather in Chicago.

Riot Fest Music festival lineup:

My Chemical Romance, The Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies , Coheed and Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco performing The Cool, Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots and the Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, PUP, Mayday Parade, FEVER 333,  Living Colour, Big Freedia, Beach Bunny, Alex G,  Thursday, Saves the Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Fucked Up, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, KennyHoopla,  Beach Goons, Meet Me @ the Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, Chubby and the Gang…. More bands, and headliners, and surprises still to be announced!


Plan ahead:

First of all, know how you’re going to get to Riot Fest. We recommend avoiding driving and using public transit in Chicago. vBus, rail, Metra are the best ways to get to the festival and back every day . If you like, you can even ride a bike! The headache of navigating the area, sitting in traffic, and the hassle and cost of parking will save you time and money. The night before, be sure to map out your route.

At the music festival:

As for the music, check out the schedule of the Riot Fest and the stages where each band performs, so you can prepare which artists you want to see in advance. Get a festival map and work out things by adding your schedule to your smartphone reminder alarm. You don’t want to experience the devastation that comes with missing your favorite band performing. Make sure you have time to check out the carnival rides at the Riot Fest, local stalls, great food, non-profits, and maybe a few signings for bands.

What to bring to Riot Fest:

Since camping and sleeping at the music festival grounds is prohibited, you do not have to think about packing everything but the kitchen sink. Of course, there are some essentials that you should bring to maximize your Riot Fest experience. Be sure to check the weather and prepare for the worst as the weather can be unpredictable.
Here are some the top essential tools to bring.

  • An empty water bottle (to refill inside)
  • Fanny pack or small backpack
  • Light jacket (it can get chilly)
  • Sunscreen (non-aerosol only)
  • Blanket (for sitting in the grass )
  • Portable charger for your phone
  • Poncho or rain jacket (just in case)
  • Comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty
  • No valuable items
  • Your tickets, your ID, and cash for the vendors

Douglas Park, Chicago

HOTEL DEALS in the area >>


Other Events 

riot fest chicago hop on hop off
riot fest chicago hop on hop off
United States | Burning Man

United States | Burning Man

Burning Man experience 

This is a yearly, nine-day gathering in the desert that incorporates creative exhibitions, installations, and music. Burning Man isn’t a Festival. Burning Man is a community of like minded people creating a temporary city. A worldwide cultural movement dependent on 10 reasonable standards. A couple of these standards incorporate extremist consideration (“Anyone can be part of the experience”), gifting, decommodificatios (no cash passes hands at the celebration), radical self-reliance and self-expression, leaving no trace (” We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather”), and participation.

When is Burning Man?
30 Aug – 6 Sep

This event takes place each year during the week leading up to and including Labor Day weekend. Due to the covid-19, When booking your trip, make sure to confirm the dates on the official burning man website.

Where does Burning Man take place?
Black Rock City

The event is held at a temporary location called Black Rock City in the remote Black Rock Desert, in Nevada.
Black Rock City is made up of tents and RVs brought by all participants.

Vehicle rentals >>

What happens at Burning Man?

Burning Man does not book any entertainment for the event, but instead encourages participants to perform for the community free of charge. Most People wander around the camps on foot, bicycles, and scooters, cook together, dance, drink, make art, and generally just party. Because no money is exchanged by hands, you can participate in activities such as wine tastings, zip lining, and massages — all given out by various attendees for free.

How many people attend?
70 000+

More than 70,000 people have attended in the years before. Those who attend Burning Man, called “Burners,” include celebrities and wealthy tech CEOs. If you wish to attend, you should not wait to get a ticket, as the event typically sells out very quickly.

Cost to attend?
$425 – $1,400

Although you don’t need to spend any money once you get there, its definitely not free or cheap. Most tickets sell for $425, according to the event’s official website, and you’ll also have to purchase a $100 vehicle pass for each car you drive in. Approximately 4,000 pre-sale tickets are available starting in mid-March, at $1,400 each. Kids 12 and under, can attend for free.

CNBC estimated that the total cost of attending the event could range from $1,300 to $20,000, including transportation, food, camp fees, costumes, and gifts.

How long does it take to drive there?

The nearest large city to Black Rock City is Reno, about a 2.5-hour drive away, according to Google Maps. From San Jose, it’s about 6.5 to 7 hours, and between 6 and 7.5 hours from San Francisco, depending on the route. If you’re coming from Los Angeles, the drive will take you at least 9.5 hours.

Vehicle rentals >>


Burning Man festival - Black Rock Desert, in Nevada | United States
Burning Man festival - Black Rock Desert, in Nevada | United States
Spain | Primavera Sound

Spain | Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound’s music festival

Primavera Sound is a multi-genre Spanish music festival is held on the sunny shores of Barcelona at the Parc del Fòrum in the city every summer.

Primavera Sound will mark its late 20th anniversary in June 2021, once again inviting a roster of the most innovative and influential musicians from across the spectrum of genres, from alternative indie to underground techno. One look at the lineup and you can understand why the festival sits high up on the bucket list of any music fan.

Headlining Primavera Sound music festival:

Headlining Primavera Sound  2021 will be Gorillaz, The Strokes and Tame Impala, while its sprawling lineup will include the likes of FKA Twigs, Tyler, the Creator, Jorja Smith, Disclosure, Iggy Pop and more.

And all this plays out over Primavera Sound’s 16 stages at its now iconic home just north of Barcelona’s centre, beside a backdrop of the lush Mediterranean Sea.


Food & Drink:

At the music festival, there’s nice cheap food, so make sure to take advantage of it! You are in Barcelona after all. Expect a food truck area, where you can find a lot of hidden food gems. Including a squid baguette that will leave an ever lasting impression on you. This year they are adding the Primmmavera event, which is a food festival inside the music festival.

Train timetables:

if you miss the last train at Midnight (or 2am if it’s Friday/Saturday), and you need it to get back to your accommodation, you may as well stay until the trains start again at 5am. Fortunately, at that point the music will still be playing, so there’ll be plenty of great ways to pass the time. In any event, make a plan to get home every night as it is not easy to get a taxi or uber.

Music festival Venue:
Barcelona’s Parc del Forum

HOTEL DEALS in Barcelona >>


Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Barcelona city bus tour
united states | Summer Camp

united states | Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival

During the 3-day event at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, the first event of the Summer Camp Music Festival in 2001 brought over 1,000 patrons to enjoy over 15 bands on two stages. Since then, Summer Camp has annually transformed the grounds, attracting more fans, more fun and more music. This festival is now the host of a number of performances over three days on various stages (four if you make it to the Pre-Party Thursday!).

summer camp music festival lineup:

Organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival are looking ahead to 2021 with mainstays like moe. and Umphrey’s McGee as well as Ween, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy Strings, Three6Mafia, Rezz, STS9, Tipper, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Shpongle, The Wood Brothers, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aqueous and Kyle Hollingsworth Band have signed up once again for the Chillicothe, Ill. event.and more.


Join the Pre-Party:

The only way to experience the Summer Camp entirely is to attend the Thursday Pre-Party. The campers come out of the gates hot and ready for four days to live it up. Arriving on Thursday ensures you’ll get dibs as well as sets on the best camp sites.

Bring a Wagon:

General camping is tent only and some of the camp spots are very far from the parking lot.  If you have more gear than you can haul on your back be sure to bring a wagon.

Come Prepared for Any Weather:

Of course, everyone is hoping for moderate weather and bright skies, but the weather has been all over the place at the Summer Camp for the last few years. Come prepared for anything and then you’ll be ready to roll with it and enjoy the weekend no matter what.

Three Sisters Park

HOTEL DEALS in the area >>


Other Events 

Hangout Fest

Hangout Fest

Hangout festival

This music festival is a three-day event held annually in the beach area of the Gulf Shores resort in Alabama, generally referred to as either Hangout Fest or simply Hangout. At Hangout, live acts include genres like punk, indie, electronic house music and dance. Vampire Weekend, Bebe Rexha, Welsh Arms and The Killers are have been past or repeat performances.

Hangout Fest lineup:

Hangout Fest 2021 tickets are not on sale yet. The last Hangout Fest lineup had Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Marshmello, Lana Del Rey, Cage The Elephant, Illenium, RL Grime, Jhené Aiko, The Head and The Heart and more

Some helpful tips:

  • Stay hydrated by wearing a light-weight water pack.
  • Wear comfortable clothing attire to dance in and bring a change of clothes in case of emergencies.
  • Create a music line-up schedule so you won’t miss your favorite acts performing at various stages.
  • Pay attention to festival signs and notices for schedule changes, weather, etc.
  • Come early and attend the pre-party.
  • Bring a portable battery charger to remain reachable and able to update your social media platforms.

At the Festival:

Driving: The festival traffic is the absolute worst every day between about 3-5pm, but on Thursday it is particularly miserable. Plan to arrive on Thursday or early, early Friday morning, at Gulf Shores by lunch.
Hwy 59 South and the Baldwin Beach Express from I-10 are the two major routes from the north to enter the Gulf Shores. The Beach Express will save about 20 minutes because there are less traffic lights, even though Hwy 59 goes straight into the Gulf Shores.

Flying: Pensacola Regional Airport, about 45 minutes away, is the best airport to fly to. It can be prohibitively expensive to travel there however, and you may find it cheaper to fly to Birmingham or New Orleans and rent a car. Birmingham is about five hours away by car, and New Orleans is three and a half hours away.

Car Rental Search >>

At the Festival:

Music is not the only thing on offer at the Hangout Fest. There are things that you’ll find these days at most major festivals, such as yoga, tantalizing food choices, art and more. There are VIP pools where you can see the Main Stage. Check out Hammock Beach to relax, Malibu Beach House will have DJs, Monster Energy Beach Club mixes pool action with live DJs, The Roller Disco promises to be gaffe-prone fun, and there’s even a tropical spa to refresh and rejuvenate.

Hangout Music Festival 2020, 101 E Beach Blvd,
Gulf Shores, AL, 36542, United States of America

HOTEL DEALS in Gulf Shores >>


Other Events 

Pin It on Pinterest