Our team at kubxlab is very passionate about music and it's our love of music that brought our ampjacket iPhone 5 case to life. Few things are better than listening to your favorite bands (especially if they are pouring from your ampjacket-equipped iPhone) but nothing, absolutely nothing, beats live music!
In the spirit of the fast approaching festival season, we've created a list of our favorite festivals to hit this year.
Coachella – April 12-14 and 19-21 Indio, California.
Coachella is traditionally the kickoff to the summer concert festival season. With its proximity to L.A., Coachella summons music lovers from around the globe.
Be sure to check out: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House, Alt-J, Blur and Phoenix
Electric Daisy Carnival – May 17, 18 New York. June 21-23 Las Vegas.
If you fancy EDM then EDC is THE electronic/dance music festival for you. Last year EDC drew more than 300,000 people, making it the largest electronic music festival in North America.
Be sure to check out: Nero, Flux Pavilion, Skrillex, Deadmau5 and Afro Jack
Bonnaroo – June 13-16 Manchester, Tennessee.
Bonnaroo captures the true spirit of the outdoor music festival. Camping and bonding on grass fields are mandatory. There’s nothing else like it.
Be sure to check out: Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Tom Petty, Bjork, Purity Ring and Lord Huron
Lollapalooza – August 2-4 Chicago, Illinois.
Lollapalooza is one of the original summer music festivals. It caters mostly to the alternative and not-so-mainstream musical tastes. It’s unique flavor and variety can’t be missed.
Be Sure to check out: The Postal Service (so excited they are back together!) Lana Del Rey, The Killers, Icona Pop and Father John Misty.
Honorable mentions go out to our favorite local festivals:
Osheaga Festival- August 2-4 Montreal, Quebec.
I've personally been to Osheaga 5 times and each year it gets better. Montreal on its own is a place everyone should visit, but Osheaga adds great music, perfect weather and poutine! Plus the festival itself is so chill that you can often find bands actually watching other bands in the crowd.
Be sure to check out: Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Hot Chip, Diamond Rings and MNDR.
The Arts and Crafts Field Trip- June 8th Toronto, Ontario.
This festival is only one day, but we hold it near and dear to our heart as it features mostly great Canadian (and Torontonian!) bands.
Be sure to check out: Every single band. Seriously, they are all amazing.
Of course if you can't hit these festivals due to monetary reasons, you can always snap on your ampjacket and stream Coachella live for you and your friends in the backyard. Coachella viewing party on iPad mini sounds pretty great to me!