We’ve all had our fair share of festival fails. Learn from our mistakes and follow this simple list of Festival Do’s and Don’ts! These tips will help you navigate festivals like a modern-day Magellan and ensure you have the most magical festival experience.

1. DON’T: Drink too much.
Always remember to drink responsibly and pace yourself, or else you’ll end up being “that guy.” Festivals are a marathon, not a sprint.

2. DO: Wear Sneakers.
Do you like having your toes stepped on? Does that mud in between your toenails feel pleasant? Probably not. That’s why every festival guru has a trustee pair of comfy, worn-in sneakers to help keep them rollin’ from stage to stage. Festival attire should be all about comfort, so keep those stilettos at home.

3. DON’T: Stress too much about catching every show.
It’s almost impossible to see all the acts you want to see, so relax and wander at times. Who knows, you could stumble onto the next big hit!

4. DO: Bring an empty water bottle or CamelBak.
Staying hydrated is the KEY to success at any festival. When you are jamming in that sun for hours on end, the last thing you want to be is parched. Better yet, bring electrolyte tablets to add to your water and an empty water bottle or CamelBak so that you can fill up fo’ free!

5. DON’T: Bring anything expensive.
There’s a good chance your favorite glasses, handbags or jewelry might get misplaced or damaged, better to leave them behind than take your chances.

6. DO: Bring a phone charger.
You don’t want your phone to die right as you’re capturing that perfect fest moment. Times are a changin’ and most fests have charging stations. If not, a portable charger will become your new best friend.

7. DON’T: Forget sunscreen!
Looking like a lobster on day 2 just ain’t cute.

8. DO: Check the festival FAQs.
Check out the festival website and see what’s allowed in and out of the festival grounds, especially for camping events where you will be bringing all the essentials.

9. DON’T: Snapchat or Instagram the whole concert.
Remember to live in the moment and enjoy the music! Living the whole thing through a recording will ruin the experience. Trust me, your friends are already jealous.

10. DO: Indulge in the festival activities.
Many festivals have branded activations setup around site. Sure, the music is what you came for, but in between sets make sure to check out the photo booths, Ferris wheels, ball pits, and more!

11. DON’T: Forget to eat!
Especially if you are partaking in drinking, the last thing you want to do is be partying on an empty stomach. Go ahead and indulge in those tasty festival eats.

12. DO: Make a schedule.
Plan your concert schedule beforehand so you don’t miss your favorite acts!  Also, make sure to download the festival’s mobile app to stay up-to-date with festival happenings.

13. DON’T: Push through the crowd to get to the front of the stage.
It’s just rude ya’ll. If you didn’t get there early enough then unfortunately, you gotta hang towards the back.

14. DO: Lose yourself in the music, bring the good vibes, and have some fun!

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ACL Fest: Late Night Shows

Like Jay-Z said, “after the show is the after-party” so keep the vibes going with ACL Fest’s Official 2017 Late Night Shows! Austin’s famous venues such as Stubb’sEmo’s Austin and The Historic Scoot Inn, will host the ultimate ACL late night parties featuring acts by Ryan Adams, Run the Jewels, The Black Angels, Crystal Castles + more! Shows will start before Weekend One and go through the end of Weekend Two so don’t miss out and go to C3concerts.com/latenight for the list of shows! Tickets go on sale Friday, 8/25 at 10am CT.

Want to be ahead of the game? Register for the C3Concerts.com E-List by Tuesday, 8/22 at 11:59pm CT for access to an exclusive pre-sale opportunity. See you at the fest!



Creatures of the night, Nocturnal Wonderland is back for its 22nd year! Yeah, that’s right… 22 YEARS!

The longest running dance music festival has announced the dates, lineup, and location for 2017! This September 15th and 16th all of the biggest ravers and bassheads will gather in the tree covered forest of Glen Helen Regional Park to take part in one of the greatest dance parties to ever exist.

The Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 lineup features some of your favorite heavy hitters including Dillon Francis, Excision, DJ Mustard, Snails, + many more!

See the full lineup below:

Nocturnal Wonderland is 2 days and 3 nights of celebrating life, love, art, music and being the truest form of yourself – Come join us on this magical adventure!!!

Grab your pack and let the beats unleash your inner beast


Winnipeg Folk Fest

Immerse yourself in Winnipeg’s vibrant local folk community!

From July 6th to July 9th, the Winnipeg Folk Festival will return to Birds Hill Provincial Park just outside of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba!

We’re so excited to see what this year brings. With headliners like City and Colour, The Shins, Feist, Brandi Carlile, Barenaked Ladies, and Bruce Cockburn, there is a lot to look forward to!

Here’s a look at the full 2017 lineup:

The festival will feature 2 campgrounds, 9 stages and over 70 artists! Experience the beautiful outdoors while listening to some exceptional music alongside friends and family. All ages are welcomed!

Ticket are available for purchase here! Create your ultimate folk experience by choosing from single day tickets, 4-day passes, and camping packages!

Want a sneak peek at what you can expect? Check out what went down last year:


Electric Forest opens it gates to all adventurers this weekend, but for the first time ever, this coming weekend will only be one of two.

Forest HQ made the move to two wonderful weekends in the hopes of creating a more intimate experience for all of their travelers, and it’s looking to be just that. With one of the more expansive lineups of the festival season, Electric Forest is sure to be one of the summer’s best.

 But for many, the Forest is about more than just the music.

To truly see what makes Electric Forest glow year after year, let’s take a look at all of the incredible features, programs, and experiences that make it such a memorable festival:

The Forest

Each year, Double JJ Resort is transformed into The Forest — an immersive festival grounds unlike any other. As far as camping festivals are concerned, this is the pinnacle of feeling at one with nature. With stages, art galleries, & all sorts of surprises hidden within the layers of trees, The Forest is more of a magical playground than anything else.

The People

If you’re not aware yet, Electric Forest is a destination location for any & all in the electronic music scene. The People of E Forest travel thousands of miles & plan for months just to make it out, and many more are still awaiting their chance to visit for the first time. That being said, those who do arrive are not there just to be there — the fairies & folk of E Forest are always prepared to go all-out. The energy is unmatched, the costumes & outfits are well put together, and the entire community is there for each other. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself!

The Programs

For a festival as massive as Electric Forest, there are endless opportunities for involvement. Thankfully, E Forest uses its resources to work towards environmental consciousness, community outreach, and technological innovation — among many other causes. Whether working towards sustainability with the Electricology Program, helping feed the hungry at the Food Drive, or garnering support for education with the Music in Schools Program, there is a program for everyone. Giving back is one of the best ways to become a true member of the Forest Family, so get excited to Do More at E Forest!

The Waterpark

Yes, you read that right — Electric Forest has its own waterpark. Located on site at the Double JJ Resort, you & your crew are only a complimentary shuttle ride away from a full-service waterpark. Complete with slides, a lazy river, and both indoor & outdoor sections, there’s something for everyone. The best part — each admission ticket comes with a complimentary shower, so get your clean on after getting your swim on.

The Music

Alright, alright this article wasn’t supposed to be about the tunes… but have you seen that lineup? With the jam band giants that are String Cheese Incident & the legendary bass-lord Bassnectar covering both weekends, that should be enough to draw anyone in. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of artists performing throughout the festival’s two weekends, including (but certainly not limited to) Odesza, Flume, Dillon Francis, Lotus, Nero, Tycho, and The Revivalists. Add in the immersive stage set-ups & the surprise sets not included on the lineup, and Electric Forest is clearly a can’t-miss event!

Tickets are still on sale for Weekend Two! Grab ’em while you can, & we’ll meet you at ♦The Forest♦


Ontario is getting an epic firework and music festival! 

In celebration of Ontario and Canada’s 150 birthday, the first ever Stars and Thunder International Fireworks Competition & Music Festival will be happening this summer at the Hollinger Park in Timmins, Ontario!

8 Days of Spectacular Music Performances

Leading into the Canada Day Weekend, this eight-day festival is packed with a spectacular lineup made up of Canadian and international music stars! The festival will kick off on June 24 with a St-Jean-Baptist celebration featuring a great lineup of Francophone entertainers and Team France’s firework display. 

The rest of the week will continue to be filled with great performances by artists like Keith Urban, Johnny Reid, Cold Creek Country, David Wilcox, Sass Jordan, April Wine, Hedley, Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Simple Plan and so many more! 

Check out the full schedule below:

Celebrate Canada All Week with Nightly Firework Displays

International firework displays will be happening every night from teams representing France, Italy, Finland, Ukraine, China, Brazil, United Kingdom, and of course Canada!

Here’s what you can see every night at Stars and Thunder:

Introducing Team U.K. – Titanium Fireworks, Cambridge, England

Share and help us introduce Team United Kingdom – Titanium Fireworks, Cambridge, EnglandCome check out Team U.K. and 7 other countries along with a fantastic series of concerts at the Timmins International Firework Competition and Music Festival held June 24th to July 1st, 2017. Watch Team U.K.'s amazing video below to see highlights from some of their shows!The concert lineup to be announced soon!COMPANY PROFILE:Titanium Fireworks was born from the passion to deliver the best possible firework displays. In a very short time the company has grown into one of the largest display companies in the UK. Most notably at the end of 2014 we were responsible for delivering the 20th Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony of Glasgow 2014, London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations and Edinburgh’s Hogmanay.As of 2013 the team who were responsible for many of the most memorable displays in the UK in the last 10 years are now back working together as Directors of Titanium Fireworks Ltd. Prior to the formation of Titanium we have over 70 years direct experience in delivering many hundreds of displays, culminating in what is broadly agreed to be the triumph of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Introducing Team Canada – David Whysall International Firework…

Share and help us introduce Team Canada (host team) – David Whysall International Fireworks Inc.Come check out Team Canada and 7 other countries along with a fantastic series of concerts at the Timmins International Firework Competition and Music Festival held June 24th to July 1st, 2017. Concert lineup to be announced in coming weeks.COMPANY PROFILE:Company owner, David Whysall, has over 50 years experience in the fireworks industry, manufacturing fireworks in England, Australia and Canada. Our talented crews have provided spectacular displays in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Guatemala, England, Vietnam, Barbados and the Caribbean, and Malaysia. We have been awarded first place in two international fireworks competitions – the Da Nang (Vietnam) International Fireworks Competition (as TEAM CANADA), and the GlobalFest International Fireworks Competition (as TEAM CHINA).In Canada we have provided over 1000 displays at the world famous location, Niagara Falls. All displays being fired on time, every time. Several of these displays were produced in conjunction with Walt Disney Entertainment. We also hold numerous multi-year contracts with cities, towns and annual events across Canada and have provided all the fireworks displays for Ontario Place’s “Festival of Fire” – the successor to one of the world’s leading competitions – “Symphony of Fire”.Our skilled and highly trained crews have the dedication, passion and teamwork necessary to ensure every display goes according to plan and on budget. According to the organizer of the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition: “I have never seen a team more dedicated and committed than David’s crew. They skip meal breaks just to get it right. David is a brilliant choreographer and they have a very bright future”.

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Tickets are available for purchase here! With Week Passes, Single Day Passes, Accommodation Passes and more – there is something for people of all ages to enjoy at Stars and Thunder!



Get ready, it’s about to get HEAVY at Aftershock, y’all.

Head out to Discovery Park, Sacramento this October 21st & 22nd for Aftershock 2017! This lineup is every heavy metal-heads dream and will be sure to leave you shook! Aftershock is pushing their limits the year with acts including Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osborne, A Perfect Circle + many more!!!

Check out the Aftershock 2017 lineup below:

With over 30 of the hardest acts in just 2 days,  you’re bound to get lost in all of the madness!

Don’t forget to take a break from all the head banging! Grab a bite to eat at Spicy Pizza Pie and stay refreshed with Monster Energy!

We can’t wait for you to join us in the pit this October, what’re you waiting for?!


Toronto, we know what you’re up to this weekend.

Field Trip Music & Arts Festival is back again this year and happening from June 3 – June 4 at the historic Garrison Common at Fort York in Toronto, ON!

With something for festival goers of all ages, Field Trip gives you the chance to indulge in Toronto’s thriving culinary community while also enjoying some great music and an emergent art scene.

Food, music, art – need we say more?

With headliners like Broken Social Scene, A Tribe Called Red, Portugal. The Man, The Pharcyde and more, this is one festival you’re not going to want to miss! Here’s a detailed look at the official lineup for 2017:

Tickets are ON SALE! Single Day Tickets, Weekend Passes, and VIP Packages are available for purchase and there is also free admission to children 12 years old and under with any adult ticket! Talk about a perfect weekend. See you there!

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World's Loudest Month

You came, you saw and you rocked your hearts out last month. From Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL to the Somerset Amhitheatre in Somerset, WI, the hardest and the heaviest came out and showed what they were made of.

Welcome To Rockville 2017


Northern Invasion:

From the forever incredible Soundgarden to The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Pretty Reckless, rock took over the Somerset Amphitheatre with full force.

With the fire of a thousand suns #GOJIRA 📷 @llzzies

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Carolina Rebellion:

Papa Roach killed the stage at this years Carolina Rebellion along with A Perfect Circle, Mastadon, Gojira and many others.

Absolutely unreal. @Paparoach #CarolinaRebellion Photo: @stvthrasher

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What a weekend!! See you next year!  @AvengedSevenfold – #CarolinaRebellion Photo: @Lashbz

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Welcome To Rockville:

You chowed down on Bacon Invasion, Pie Hard and Nice Tots while rocking out to Eagles of Death Metal, Volumes and The Offspring.

Throwback to @DillingerEscapePlan getting some airtime this year at #WelcomeToRockville! Who was there for this set? Photo: Marc Graham

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Legendary… @getmorechevelle #WelcomeToRockville 📷 @samshapiromedia

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Fort Rock:

You got dirty with Def Leppard and saw The Red with Chevelle at this years Fort Rock!

@highlysuspect getting close with the crowd!

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@chriscornellofficial @soundgarden

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Until next year, put those metal hands in the air & keep on rocking!

Carolina Rebellion 2017 – @Stvthrasher


Shaky Knees

That’s marks another year for Shaky Knees, Georgia!

From partying with LCD Soundsystem, Cage The Elephant and The XX to 12ft tall David Bowie’s and Red Velvet Chicken on a stick, catch a glimpse into everything the festival had to offer this past weekend. 

#RiseUp Shaky Knees! So much more great music to come! #Loudland @gregmike #shakyknees #shakykneesfest

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Ground Control to Shaky Knees- this year has been out of this world! #shakyknees #shakykneesfest

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Dr. Dog – Shaky Knees Music Festival 2017


Portugal. The Man – aLIVE Coverage


Fantastic Negrito – aLIVE Coverage


Third Eye Blind – Shaky Knees Music Festival


Until next year, keep shakin’



The Meadows

99 problems, but The Meadows 2017 Lineup ain’t one!

The Meadows Music And Arts Festival will be returning to Citi Field in Queens, NY for it’s second year this September 15th – 17th! Catch performances by your favorite artists including Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gorillaz, Future, NAS, Bassnectar, Weezer, Run The Jewels and many many more.

Scoop out the full 2017 lineup below:

The Meadows

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for GA, VIP + PLATINUM

The Meadows