What's the deal with music festivals?


Zoe Lanterman

With music festivals popping up in every corner of the country, showcasing some of the biggest musical talent of our generation its hard to decide what festival you should go to, especially with tickets costing a pretty penny.

So what makes a festival different?

After attending some of the biggest and smallest festivals in the nation, including Bonaroo, EDC Vegas, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Wakarusa, Snowball, and many more, that it isn’t really about the artists or the partying. It’s about the experience. Festivals are some of the best days of people’s lives and to share that connection with people is what truly makes festivals different then any other live music experience. Many might say this is all a bunch of hippie nonsense, a look back to Woodstock and the 70s, but after attending so many festivals with so many genres of music and so many types of people, it is clear that my best memories are made when everyone comes together.

My favorite to attend, among so many, is Wakarusa. This festival is a place where music and nature go hand in hand to create a place where memories are made. There is a sense of community, everyone is brought together by the music, but those bonds are created because of the mere energy of such a place. Maybe it’s on the hikes to the pristine waterfalls, the communal sunrise yoga and hula hoop sessions, or listening to the music from your favorite artist amongst thousands of other, it is a time that will change you forever.

Wakarusa 2014

KCSU is looking forward to bring live coverage from the 2014 festival . And there will be lots of coverage with four days, six stages, and over 200 hundred sets of music. We hope to see YOU on the mountain.