Music festivals have been an important part of the youngsters’ culture ever since the 1960s and they continued to grow in popularity by the decade. They represent the ultimate form of freedom combined with good music, friends, and non-stop partying. They are also a great place to experiment, meet new people from across the globe, and indulge in delicious foods that will ruin your diet and body goals.
Unfortunately, if you just decided to try this experience in 2018, find out that there isn’t too much time left. Some of the world’s most popular music festivals are already waiting for their 2019 edition, but there are still some hidden gems worth mentioning. Here are some of the festivals you can still go to if you hurry up and pack your bags.
Afropunk Fest (August 25-26)
Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, the Afropunk Fest is a unique combination of music and fashion. It is perfect for those who put in a lot of effort to create the perfect festival outfit. The final festival to close the summer, Afropunk Fest will certainly gather plenty of interesting people, artists, and socialites.
Ibeyi, Janelle Monae, Jaden & Willow Smith or Daniel Caesar are just some of the people that will be attending the 2018 edition of Afropunk Fest.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival (September 22-23)
What better way to start the autumn if not with a great combination of good music, delicious local food, and fine arts? The festival takes place in Franklin, Tennessee, and this year’s line-up is an interesting combination of bands and singers.
Don’t miss the authentic festival experience and enjoy the concert of Justin Timberlake. The festival stages will be filled with southern blue artists, Nashville country enthusiasts, and plenty of popular indie-rock bands.
Austin City Limits Festival (October 5 -14)
If you thought good music festivals will be over by the end of the summer, you clearly need to learn a lot more about the American culture. Austin City Limits is a highly popular festival that gathers dozens of thousands of people every year. Last year’s amazing performance of rapper Jay Z certainly set the bar high so we’re looking forward to this year’s surprises that include Metallica, Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Paul McCartney, and Disturbed.
The festival is perfect for people who listen to various music genres, from rap and dance to rock, country, and R&B.
And when you’re not watching the live performance of your favorite band or artist, you can have a taste of the famous Texan hospitality. The Food Court area includes a wide selection of traditional and international dishes, as well as various options for vegans.