By Priscilla Arvizu |Staff Writer|
California has some of the biggest and best music festivals in the world and are most prominent in the summertime.
There is a music event for every age and taste. Here are the top five best music festivals for CSUSB students to check out this year.
“With finals coming up and graduations around the corner students see summer music festivals as something to look forward to when pulling all-nighters studying,” said student Carolina Meza
One of the largest electronic dance music festivals in the country, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), Las Vegas has something for music lovers of all genres.
The iconic festival will fill the 1,500-acre speedway with groundbreaking musical acts, artists and theatrical performers and features more than 500 dance music creators from around the world.
Performances will include Avicii, Above & Beyond, Armin Van Buuren, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, Dada Life, Krewella, La Roux, Tiesto and many more.
“I went to EDC last year, it was amazing I’d definitely go again this year if I wasn’t going to Japan for the summer,” said student Tasi Hogan.
#2 Outside Lands:
Starting Aug. 9 – 11 in America’s best city San Francisco, CA
Top of the line artists filling this year’s Outside Lands lineup will be EDM stars Kaskade and Pretty Lights, NYC-based indie favorites The National and Vampire Weekend, R&B crooner D’Angelo, bonafide country music icon Willie Nelson and, because no festival would be complete without them, Hall & Oates.
“San Fran is the place to be during summer. Especially after you need to release some tense energy from a hard school quarter this is the perfect getaway to let loose,” said student Raven Taylor
#3 FYF Fest:
Come August 24 and 25, music lovers will be penetrating DTLA to jam to the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Toro y Moi, Beach House, and Solange.
The festival will be held at the Los Angeles State Historic Park ringing in at only $99 a ticket.
“FYF is amazing! I will be going this summer with my close friends and cousins. We try and go every year,” said student Pablo Hidalgo
#4 Hard Summer:
Hard Summer, Los Angeles’ biggest summertime music event, returns this year as a two-day festival Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4 at Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Performances from leading artists in the electronic and hip-hop worlds, including Justice (DJ Set), Duck Sauce, Dog Blood, Bassnectar, Empire of the Sun, 2 Chainz, Zedd, Crystal Castles, Baauer, Dillon Francis, and many more.
“The Hard Summer music festival brings it to an over the top excitement in LA,” said student Jose Quintero
#5 Warped Tour:
The Vans Warped Tour is essentially a traveling music festival, which makes it unique from the others.
Starting June 20 and 21, 2013 in Pomona and June 23, 2013 in Ventura.
With a mixture of all things adolescent, including pop punk, post hardcore and everything in between, the Vans Warped Tour has always been an easy target for the younger crowd.
Crowd favorites such as The Used, Black Veil Brides, Bring Me The Horizon and Story of The Year paired with tickets under $50.
Treat yourself to one, or two, or all of these top five summer music festivals to hit major cities on the West coast.
These summer music festivals are the perfect way to reward the hard work after a long and tedious school year.