Whether you’re into hip-hop or heavy metal (or both), this is your ticket to discovering this year’s best fests across the country. Keep the music going at www.bing.com/doing.
1. Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival
Bing: Looking to get out of the sun and take a well-deserved (laugh) break? Check out The Barbary for some amazing comedy performances.
2. Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Bing: Camping? Get in on the “How Green is your Grass? Campsite Challenge” by ‘Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics.’ Stop by their booth to find out how to participate.
3. Electric Zoo 2011
Bing: Evoking ‘Ibiza on the East River,’ this annual Labor Day electronic music festival features top artists like Skillrex and Moby.
4. Life Is Good Festival
Bing: Help the cause and raise some funds for The Life is Good Playmakers. Raise $500 to gain access to a special VGP hospitality section or $1000 to upgrade to the VGP Cabana Section.
Bing: Need a place to stay in Seattle that evokes the spirit of the festival? Check out The Ace Hotel, an amazing little boutique hotel in the heart of Belltown.
Bing: The after parties take place at The Hard Rock, but a lot of the performers are known to sneak away to Lincoln Park’s favorite little dive bar, Delilah's.
7. The Hangout
Bing: Get zenned out before you rock out with the ROCK YOUR BODY morning yoga classes on the beach. Om!
8. foursquare court
Bing: Doing Austin on a budget? Check out @sxswfreedrinks, @sxswfreenoms and @sxswfreeparties for all the freebies you can dream of.
9. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Bing: Looking to beat the heat? Head to the Bonnaroo Cinema to catch a cool flick. Literally. Or get squeaky clean and festival fresh at the Garnier Fructis salon tent.
10. Ultra Music Festival XIV 2012
Bing: Download the Ultra Music Festival app to create your own schedule, connect with artists in the lounge and create friend groups so sticking together is a cinch.
11. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Bing: Car camping is a popular choice for festivalgoers, but you can step up your glamping game with the Safari Tent package. Swanky!
12. Governor's Ball
Bing: Check out Asia Dog for delicious Asian-inspired hot dogs (and veggie dogs!). If you’re feeling particularly inspired, top it off with a funnel cake, which we assure you, are delicious.
13. Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
Bing: A festival with a cause! This show began as a concert to benefit local AIDS support, and has since evolved into a full-blown fundraising festival that donates to local and national causes.
14. Electric Forest Festival 2013
Bing: Get your camera ready and say cheese! The lit-up forest area is the perfect photo-op spot.
15. Sasquatch! Music Festival 2012
Bing: This is what a festival is all about! The event is held in the Gorge Amphitheater, which has won awards for the best outdoor music venue. Need a place to crash? Camping is popular.
16. Summerfest 2011
Bing: Summerfest is all about what Milwaukee does best – food and drink! The variety of food options at this festival is something else.
17. Austin City Limits Music Festival
Bing: Food is pricey but amazing, ACL will list vegetarian and gluten free food vendor options online. Also listed online—info on wi-fi hotspots at the festival
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