Camping and music festivals go together like a warm summer night and a cold Coors Light. It’s clear that these productions are beaming in popularity based on the fact that there more than 800 music festivals in the U.S. alone. Aggressive pricing, a huge lineup of top performers, diversity in music genres, social media buzz and convenient lodging are all reasons that millennials are clearing their calendars each year to spend a few days at their favorite festival. Check out our list of top 5 music festivals to camp at this summer.
Wanderlust Festival – Lake Tahoe, CA
Wanderlust festival is a four-day event that celebrates yoga, meditation, music, nature, and camaraderie all in the pristine setting of Squaw Valley. Some of the world’s best yoga and wellness teachers, and top musical acts descend upon Squaw for the event, bringing expertise and passion to the festival. Lucky for you, North Lake Tahoe is covered in awesome campsites making this the ultimate weekend away.
EDC – Las Vegas, NV
Electric Daisy Carnival, otherwise known as EDC, is a five-day experience in the Las Vegas desert. In previous years, camping has not been allowed but in 2018 Camp EDC was announced. Insomniac will set up fields of pods for campers to stay in, so they don’t have to worry about anything. Plus, there are plenty of amenities and activities at the campsite during the day to keep attendees occupied and having fun. Camp EDC will have 24-hour food trucks, a farmer’s market, a site for playing sports, a go-kart track, showers and more.
Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
Bonnaroo is a great festival in rural Tennessee that is boasting A-list acts like Bassnectar, Kaskade and the Killers this year. The large farm site has plenty of space for those who are going to be camping there, along with areas for RV parking and VIP options available too, so staying on the festival site has options for everyone.
Electric Forest – Rothbury, MI
With a rich history of community engagement and thought-provoking experiences, Electric Forest offers up an astounding adventure for festival-goers. During the day, hundreds of revelers lounge around on hammocks that hang from the clustered trees. At night, Sherwood Forest turns into a raucous party, replete with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, otherworldly characters, and surprises around every turn.
Pickathon – Portland, OR
Pickathon takes the hipster culture of Oregon and turns it into a music festival. This music festival has been around since 1999 and makes a range of choices that sets it apart from today’s mainstream festival culture. The event producers only allow for about 3500 attendees, enabling families to attend, serve high-quality food and drink options that are sourced locally, serve free and abundant water, and are as eco-friendly as possible. Fun Fact: Roughly one in every eight attendees is a teenager, kid, or toddler!