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Summer Music Festivals Bucket List: Deciding Where to Go

Summer music festival season is officially underway which means it’s a chance to listen to some incredible music, travel, meet new friends, and sports festival fashion. If you already have a bucket list of summer music festivals you want to attend, this is the summer you might be adding on some more. There’s just one problem: with so many options how are you supposed to decide where to go? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The following are some tips for choosing which summer music festivals to attend.

Think About How Long You Can Go
It’s not just about how long you want to go but how long you can go. For example, if you can go for any amount of time, then it’s just a matter of certain factors such as how much you can afford to spend. On the flip side, if you have a job, family to take care of, school, etc, you’re also going to have to consider how long you can be away if you can even take any time at all. Don’t forget to keep travel to and from in mind as well.

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Decide How Far You’re Willing To Go
There are some incredible festivals worldwide that are definitely worth adding to your summer music festivals bucket list. For example, there’s Burning Man in the United States, Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, Splendour in the Grass in Australia, Tomorrowland in Belgium, Exit in Serbia, Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and Roskilde Festival in Denmark just to name some. You certainly have your choice of where to go.

Consider Your Budget
How much you’re going to spend for a festival can vary, especially when you consider how long the festival is, where it is, and who’s performing. The admission fee could cost a good amount, but you also want to keep in mind accommodations, food, transportation, and all other little-yet-important things that are going to add up over the course of your trip. You could easily spend over $100 on a 1-day ticket. This means if you’re thinking of going for a few days, you’re looking at spending at least a few hundred dollars just for the tickets alone.

Think About Who You Really Want To See
It can be problematic trying to figure out who you want to see at a summer music festival especially considering the cost, but to get the most for your money, look at who else is performing as well rather than just one or two performers. Consider it your opportunity to check seeing several performers off your bucket list at one time.

Music festival campsite

Consider the Accommodations
When you’re attending a summer music festival, it doesn’t always mean that you’re going to be staying in a hotel, RV, or vacation rental, there are many festivals where you’re going to find yourself camping and sleeping on the ground. This means sleeping and being around a bunch of strangers for days and using porta-potties. For some, that might be a deal breaker while it could be no big deal to others. The choice is yours, but it’s still important to know how the accommodations will work before you purchase your tickets.

One more piece of advice: buy your summer music festival tickets ASAP. They tend to sell out extremely fast.