If you're a big music nerd, chances are you'll be at Coachella this weekend — it's packed with all sorts of cool acts and events that are sure to kick off Spring in the right way. But like any big outdoor event, make sure you are taking care of yourself. Here are tips to help you charge through the festival like a pro.
Time to hit the dust and get packing for the start of Spring/Summer music-festival season. Before you start planning your show itinerary, plan for the practical side of a weekend concert. Watch as we detail three apps — from streaming songs to documentary-style video to the only way to never lose track of your group — that will get you through the work of festival navigation and on to the fun.
At a big music festival, healthy, fresh foods are rarely available when you want or need them. If you're heading to Coachella, make a little space in your cooler for these electrolyte-boosting and hydrating snacks to keep you and your crew healthy, happy, and energized all day into the late night.
Music festivals are nothing new, but the popularity of events like Coachella and Bonnaroo has grown even larger in recent years. The alternative, counterculture spirit of festivals has evolved into more mainstream, all-encompassing events. And although 1969's Woodstock may be the most talked-about music festival in history, it wasn't the first of its kind.
Pinpointing the origins of these events depends largely on your definition of "music festival," but we're taking a look at some of the most popular, history-making festivals from the past century. Just in time for Coachella, take a look at this brief timeline of music festivals through the years.
With SXSW providing the unofficial start to music-festival season, there's no better time to zero in on the pieces worth packing for whichever (music-minded) occasion comes next. Thankfully, that's where H&M's latest Spring/Summer collections come in. Coachella, set in the Indio, CA, desert, is an expectedly heated affair, while the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England, presents a trickier outfit equation, due to unpredictable weather. Throw in Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, and you've got more than one kind of festivalgoer dress code to contend with too. The basics are the same — a t-shirt, denim staples, and a little fringe go a long way — but it's how you accent your look to fit the locale and the climate that will set you apart. Herein, find our favorite pieces from H&M's Divided and Summer 2013 collections, perfect for the music festivities ahead.
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If you've ever wondered how one of these big music festivals manages to come together, there's no one better to ask than Jeff Krasno and Sean Hoess, the men behind the Wanderlust Festival. Four years after the first event in Squaw Valley. Wanderlust has succeeded in reshaping the festival landscape as we know it.
Jeff and Sean first met at Columbia University in NYC as bandmates. Years later, after opening a music artist management company under the yoga studio where Schuyler Grant — Jeff's future wife! — was teaching, the three realized that yoga and music crowds had a lot in common. Thus came the idea for Wanderlust, a yoga and music retreat where the two concepts are melded together for, as Sean said, "the adventure-minded crowd who want stuff you can't get at your local yoga studio."
To learn more about how the festival got its name and how the men choose to stay active, just keep reading
Outside Lands is this week, and we have all the essentials you need to rock out in style. From Aztec-inspired flats to bohemian turquoise baubles and a moody floral dress reminiscent of Proenza Schouler's Spring runway, today's Fab Flash is filled with stylish offerings to fit every fashion personality. On Allison McNamara: Rebecca Taylor dress, Zara belt, Belle Noel bracelets.
For concert junkies and music fans, festivals are the highlight of the Summer, and, naturally, you can't hit the scene with out some essential gear. We gathered up everything a techie could ever need: from the perfect phone case to an official festival app. Enjoy the lineup and savor the tunes, but don't forget to share it all on social media . . . Those of us without tickets will be patiently awaiting updates.
OK, your days of three-day music festivals, crowd surfing, and afterparties are probably over, but that doesn't mean you can't jam — with your little ones! — this Summer. We found five concert series and festivals on both coasts and in between that are totally kid-friendly (some are even free). Put on your sunscreen and consider investing in some mini noise-canceling headphones because this Summer is going to rock!
It's music festival season! With that in mind, it's time to start picking out your concert-ready look. There are a few important things to remember when planning your festival outfits. Obviously, you want to look stylish without looking like you're trying too hard, comfort is key, and a crossbody bag is a must! So, we headed over to the H&M Showroom and put together three awesome ensembles so you can rock out in style. Watch today's Currently Trending for inspiration!