Woodstock is officially making a comeback in 2019, just in time for the 50-year anniversary of the infamous Catskill music and arts festival of 1969. This time around, it has been dubbed "Woodstock 50" in honor of the 50-year mark since the inaugural, original Woodstock. Known as a celebration of peace, love, unity and music, this festival was equally as infamous for the myriad of "things gone wrong" as it was for becoming a generational landmark of the power and unity possible through music. The folks behind Woodstock 50 state: "(this) will give generations of fans the opportunity to join together in the festival's foundational intent of harmony and compassion."
Have you ever planned an elaborate trip; booked just the right hotel, plunked down some serious cash for good seats, and dug into the slush fund for incidentals - a little extra for a fancy dinner, souvenirs, upgrades, that incredible outfit - just to attend a concert? I'm not talking about driving an hour or two to the nearest metropolis when your favorite artists' tour didn't quite reach your town. I'm talking -specifically- planning a getaway around a single concert or show in a venue so momentous that it proved impossible to resist.
In a little more than a month I'm heading to the Caribbean for the first time in my life. I'll be dragging along my own personal pirate, a camera, a bikini, and my festival survival kit. We're slated for a week in paradise, there to unearth the treasures of Grand Cayman Island, work on my tan, channel my inner pirate (but where did all the rum go?), and attend the inaugural KAABOO Cayman music festival.
1/7/2019 0 Comments
I'm sitting at my desk with a piping hot coffee and my credit cards laid out in front of me. It's 11:16 a.m. on the fourth of January; the long-awaited onsale date. I just made it through the arduous "waiting room" process on coachella.com and there are two bright, shiny new 2019 Weekend Two GA wristbands in my shopping cart. I hesitate... doubt strikes. The clock counts down. Do I really want to sink this much cash into a Coachella weekend? Is this going to be worth it??
Aside from the nostalgic old-school festivals that have run for years, there are so many new festivals to pick from in 2019. Right now, all the big festivals are releasing their much-anticipated 2019 lineups. Between the old and the new, here are our picks - the nine festivals not to miss in 2019!
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