Tigers, pay up: Summer music festivals are here!

Tigers, pay up: Summer music festivals are here!

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Summer is fast approaching, and along with a break from classes comes another season of awesome music festivals around California and beyond. If you have never been to a music festival before, you should seriously consider going to one or more of the numerous events with lineups full of fantastic artists that will take place in the next few months.
Many of the world’s best live acts will be performing just hours away from Pacific, and there are few better ways to spend your dog days!
Likely the most famous of summer festivals is Coachella, in Indio, California, starting this weekend with a second string of shows next weekend. Unfortunately, if you have not saved up and bought your tickets by now, you would have to pick from tickets available for higher prices on sites like StubHub, as passes sold out quickly.
Worry not, though; if you miss Calvin Harris, A$AP Rocky and Ellie Goulding at Coachella, you can still buy tickets to see some of the biggest country stars in the world at the Stagecoach Music Festival. Over the weekend of April 29 – May 1, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry and the Doobie Brothers are amongst a few of the phenomenal artists who will be taking to the stage. Be sure to get your studying in early if you plan on going, though, as this festival takes place the weekend before finals week.
Another star-studded festival happening during May is Bottlerock, taking place just a couple hours away in Napa. Tickets are selling fast, so act quickly if you want to see some great artists from a variety of genres performing from May 27-29. Stevie Wonder, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Lenny Kravitz, The Lumineers, Buddy Guy and Death Cab for Cutie will all be breaking out the hits over the backdrop of Wine Country.
Kicking off June, Country Summer 2016 will take place from June 3-5 in Santa Rosa. It features Lady Antebellum, Chase Bryant, The Band Perry and Josh Turner. San Francisco’s Outside Lands is always one of the most popular festivals of the summer, and it spans the weekend of August 5-7. This year’s lineup boasts the likes of J. Cole, Radiohead, Lionel Richie, Chance the Rapper, Third Eye Blind and Duran Duran.
If you want to end your summer with a bang, spend your final weekend before the fall semester begins at Ohana Festival 2016 from August 27-28. Eddie Vedder, Lana Del Ray, Elvis Costello and Band of Horses will all be performing in Dana Point, California.
There are plenty of other festivals happening in the surrounding areas over the summer, and at least one Pacific student will make a trip to check out some amazing shows.
“This summer I’m planning on going to EDC, which is in Las Vegas,” said Drew Jones ’16. “Hopefully I’ll be able to go to Outside Lands in SF, because they have all different types of music and other activities all in one place.”
With so many great acts packed into these weekends, it is no surprise that people from all over the country spend hundreds of dollars to attend. Start saving up now, Tigers, so you can make this summer one to remember.

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