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Canada's MALBAIE

Sharon Hoge | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Three hundred fifty million years ago a meteorite crashed into the shore of the St. Lawrence River. Locals feel that a little bit of heaven was left behind, particularly in Malbaie, a nearby summer resort where mist rising from the river creates what appears to be an actual "city in heavenly clouds."

Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs!

Afropunk Festival Takes Over the World

Lauri Lyons | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lauri Lyons

If you haven't noticed, there is a cultural shift taking place in America, and across the globe. The shift is loud, colorful, disruptive, and at times entertaining. Afropunk, the international music festival and community, is part of the alternative cultural shift.

11 Fun-Not-Your-Average-Grandma-Inspired-Events-to Celebrate Grandma on August 22, 2015

Felicia Watts | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Felicia Watts

Grandma passed away on August 1, 2015, just 21 days before her 90th birthday on August 22nd. I had it all planned. I was to travel to my hometown ...

Most WTF Moment, Best Cover, Worst Stage: Outside Lands 2015 Superlatives

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.18.2015 | San Francisco
Nile Cappello

In an attempt to avoid the post-OSL slump (remind us when 2016 tickets go on sale...?), we're taking a look back at the most memorable performances, foods, outfits and more.

Stand With the Real Coachella

Daniel Hamidi | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Daniel Hamidi

Every year, thousands flock to the Coachella Valley for its iconic Music and Arts Festival. Just a short twelve-minute drive southeast of the festival location lies a different Coachella -- one not nearly as glamorous. It's actually quite the opposite: filthy, decaying and in need of your help.

Outside Lands 2015 Food Awards

Nile Cappello | Posted 08.17.2015 | Taste
Nile Cappello

While other festivals fall back on fair-food staples like cotton candy, churros, and pretzels, Outside Lands takes almost as much care with its food offerings as its musical performances.

Exclusive Interview With Bosque Hrbek, Founder of Symbiosis Gathering

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.15.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Behind every great music festival stands a passionate founder with an ambition that blossoms into a gathering. Bosque Hrbek, founder of Symbiosis Gathering, shares his mission, philosophies, "human animalism" and much more, divulging the seeds of the mind that grew this gathering.

A Forest of Rhythm - Into the Valley

Sean Bradford | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Since it is throwback Thursday, I thought I would revisit one of the musical highlights of the summer, Into the Valley, which took place in Dalarna, Sweden.

Quebec City: A Closer Pick Than Paris

Sharon Hoge | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Why yearn for "April in Paris" when you can hum "Ete in Quebec" all season long. There may not be "chestnuts in blossom," but there's no need to cross the Atlantic to stroll the boulevards, practice your French, and linger at "holiday tables under the trees."

Exclusive Interview With FYF Founder, Sean Carlson

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.07.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Over the years, live music has evolved from concerts to music festivals. Coming in many forms and styles, some festivals are weekend-long camp-outs while others only last one day.

Sober Tents Provide A Festival Oasis For Music Lovers In Recovery

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

For many music fans, summer festivals are a beloved annual tradition to take in live sets from some of their favorite bands under the stars while sur...

The Santa Cruz Music Festival 2015 Announces Lineup

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Many music festivals are located in outskirts, wildernesses and boonies with the idea of creating a relocated community away from the normalcy of city life. Even city festivals usually take place at a venue that though proximal to city life, makes festival-goers feel as if they are in a timeless and placeless dimension.

Exclusive Interview With Tulku Spiritflow, Founder of Enchanted Forest Gathering

Morena Duwe | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

As if the forest isn't enchanting enough, add live music, lights, art, healthy living, healing, and good people to the mix and you have something truly unforgettable. Enchanted Forest Gathering in Laytonville, California, is one of the West Coast's premier bass music and conscious movement events.

Which Musical Festival Provides the Most Bang For Your Buck?

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jesse Lawrence

TiqIQ has put together a list of 11 values amongst the biggest festival this summer, past and future. Below we've listed out the value per band, found by diving the cost of a face price ticket by the amount of artists scheduled to perform.

12 Rocking Ski Town Music Fests

Liftopia | Posted 08.05.2015 | Travel

If you want to get to know the character of a ski town, go to a ski town music festival. The fun-loving locals are always there shaking their rumps at every show--be it clad in puffy jackets in the winter, rain coats in the spring, flannel in the fall, or flip flops in summer.

Music Festivals Get a Bad Rap. Here's Why They Probably Shouldn't

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.05.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Erbentraut

There's a glass-half-full perspective that should be considered by even the grumpiest of festivalgoers -- one that's probably a big part of why events like Lollapalooza sell out completely before their lineups are even announced.

The Second Annual Phases of the Moon Music & Arts Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

In the world of science as well as metaphysics, the moon is always a divine symbol of transition, synchronicity, and illumination. Its many lunar cycles affect the planet itself as well as the creatures who populate it.

5 Points Gathering Summer 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

5 Points Gathering at Mount Baldy during fourth of July weekend taught me the true meaning of a gathering. Perched upon a mountain that requires a chairlift to ascend, attendees load themselves and their camping gear onto the lifts and the adventure begins.

The Commercialization of Music Festivals and the Rise of Super Concerts

Pete Mason | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Pete Mason

As commercialization increases, Super Concerts are labeled as music festivals and made to be a hot ticket of the summer. This is not the natural progression for the thriving music festivals in America and around the world, but a bastardization and redefinition of the concept of a festival.

10 Life-Changing Festivals Around The World

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel

Traveling isn't cheap. But some trips are worth the extra cash and the strict budgeting. If you're looking for a life-changing travel experience that gives you an intimate view of the history and character of a culture or country, consider attending one of these 10 festivals.

Cold War Kids Video Premiere: Learning to Take It 'One Song at a Time'

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

With the determination of a quarterback driving his team down the field in the final two minutes, the charming and versatile front man of Cold War Kids Nathan Willett plays to win, either through his voice or various instruments (piano, guitar, keyboards, percussion).

Everfest Revolutionizes The Festival App

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Morena Duwe

With the exponential growth of music festival culture comes its exponential evolution. Organizing these events, whether big or small, is no easy feat, and many festivals are extremely eco-conscious, emphasizing the "leave-no-trace" philosophy.

Is Iceland's Secret Solstice Europe's Next Big Music Festival?

Shawn Forno | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Shawn Forno

72 hours of non-stop sun, 100+ musical acts, and a pagan Norse summer solstice celebration all converge at Iceland's Secret Solstice music festival. And despite the jetlag, lack of sleep, and expensive pizza, it was everything I could ask for. Almost.

An Interview With the Magic Man Behind Gathering of the Vibes, Ken Hays

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Gathering of the Vibes is one of the biggest music festivals of the Northeast and one of my personal favorites. I have been attending Vibes for fifteen years and have seen the ebb and flow of it.