We know that it is the half of June and maybe you have already planned your vacation. You know where you want to lie on a beach and enjoy the sunset. But what if we could recommend you some interesting festivals to visit this summer. They are well-known and we really want you not to miss them. We introduce top 3 festivals for you!
I want to start with:
I guess everyone knows what Tomorrowland is but for those who don’t we would like to tell. Tomorrowland is the largest annual electronic music festival which is usually held in Belgium. This year you have an opportunity to visit Tomorrowland in Belgium and the USA.
It was held in 2005 for the first time and since then it has become one of the most global music fest. In March, 2013 ID&T Belgium and SFX Entertainment announced that it would begin organizing an American spin-off of Tomorrowland, known as TomorrowWorld.
A lot of famous DJs come to Tomorrowland/TomorrowWorld to present their songs there. So, don’t miss such chance to have the biggest fun with the greatest DJs ever. Follow the links if you want to know more about this festival and its spin-offs, including buying tickets.
One more music festival which is interesting to be visited is:
Woodstock is another famous music festival. Originally, the first Woodstock Music & Art Fair took place on a dairy farm in Bethel, NY in August 1969. Over a half million of people came to watch leading and emerging performers of the time who played there for three days.
Woodstock is known as one of the greatest happenings of all time and –perhaps- the most pivotal moment in music history.
The history of this festival claims that it was a protest against the war in Vietnam and to establish the country. Right now you may find different spin-offs of this festival all over the world. The biggest Woodstock festival is held in Poland. So don’t miss you chance to rock! So, don’t miss this event. It’s worth seeing. To get more information, just click here:
Another very interesting event is held in Nevada and it’s:
Burning man is a well-known festival which was famous as an underground one for a while, but then became quite popular among the rest of the world. It is held for a whole week once a year. First, it was found In San Francisco, on Baker Beach in 1986 and later it was moved to Black Rock Desert in Northern Nevada. The event usually starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September.
Burning man holds its name due to the tradition to burn a ritual large wooden effigy which is set on Saturday night. A lot of artists and people who want to express themselves go to this festival. Thousands of people visit this festival each year which is becoming more and more popular.
Interesting fact that the height of the Burning man remains the same each year, close to 40 feet (12 meters). This tradition took its place in 1989.
Because of the variety of goals fostered by participatory attendees, known as “Burners,” Burning Man does not have a single focus. The Burning Man event and its affiliated communities are guided by ten principles that are meant to evoke the cultural ethos that has emerged from the event. They were originally written by Larry Harvey in 2004 as guidelines for regional organizing, then later became a universal criterion of the general culture of the multifaceted movement. They are:
- radical inclusion, i.e. anyone is welcome at the festival and can become a part of it.
- gifting, i.e. you have to give gifts unconditionally.
- de-commodification, i.e. cash is used in devoted place for it.
- radical self-reliance, i.e. you have to supply yourself radical
- radical self-expression arises from your gift with the help of which you express yourself. Also, you may notice that people are trying to express themselves not only through the gifts but also through the clothes, make-up and etc.
- communal effort, i.e. you collaborate with all people around the festival.
- civic responsibility. i.e. everyone should follow the rules.
- leaving no trace, i.e. think about the environment and clean after yourself.
- Participation, i.e. you are welcome to participate rather than observe immediacy.
And everybody knows that at the beginning of the festival, every artist presents his own statue and at the end of the festival, they burn every statue including the symbol of the festival.
If you want to get more information about this festival, please, follow the link in order to book tickets and tell us your impressions later ^)