March 29, 2020

The Top 10 Camping Festivals In The World

Music, fun, camping, and all the good things come alive at camping festivals. It’s lively and pure fun, which is why many of these festivals draw huge crowds year after year. They’re a great way to spend a vacation and have a blast! Or even take some time off work and chill to the mul-ti-day party atmosphere that these festivals build.

It is worth noting that many festivals have moved their usual dates this year, given the corona-virus/Covid 19 pandemic fears. If you choose to travel to any festival in a few months, please be mindful of local and regional health warnings.

As much as we love these festivals, it’s best to skip them if there is a health advisory in place. Here are the coolest festivals to attend, once things return to normal.

1. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Bonnaroo is one of the biggest festivals in the USA. The grounds are an endless sea of people, tents, RVs, and vehicles. Well over a hundred thousand people attend the festival and tickets are sold out at speeds that would make light blush. Some of the top names in the industry are often in attendance and many major music names have marked their attendance at the festival.

Camping is the most popular option for staying at the festival. Though other options are also available. Shuttles and hotels are available for guests who prefer some luxury. This year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is scheduled from September 24-27 at Manchester, Tennessee.

2. Summer Camp
What makes Summer Camp awesome is that it is quite literally a camping festival! Although mu-sic and entertainment are mixed in and are quite the draw to this festival. The camp is located just outside the city of Chillicothe in Ohio.

When it is camp season, the camp often hosts more than thrice the population of the city. The campgrounds can get cramped, so knowing a few tricks to choose the best festival tent will be helpful. Well, this part’s true for basically any festival or busy campground. Campgrounds are located within a forest and have plenty of activities. These can be simple camp and tent activities, or roaring music from the festival. It’s quite an interesting sight, and a lot of fun to be had. This year’s Summer Camp is scheduled for August 21-23 at Three Sisters Park.

3. EDC Las Vegas Camping
Camping in Las Vegas. The camping option was added only a few years ago to the EDC and turned out to be a huge hit! Electric Daisy Carnival at Vegas is as crazy and fast-paced as you could imagine it to be. The list of performances and activities is practically endless and the fun and enjoyment go on from dusk to dawn. The current schedule for EDC Las Vegas is May 15-17. Although, I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up getting postponed.

4. Shambhala Music Festival
Shambhala Music Festival is one of the biggest and most popular music festivals in Canada. Hosted in Salmo, British Columbia, the festival attracts thousands of visitors every year. The beautiful ranch on the banks of the Salmo River is a great place to camp and enjoy the festivi-ties.

The location is a natural paradise, which organizers say is the reason for the alcohol ban at the festival. Additionally, this is also a leave-no-trace event, so experienced campers can really en-joy camping along with the music and festivities. This year’s Shambhala Music Festival is scheduled for July 24-27.

5. Electric Forest
Electric Forest is swashbuckling, mind-blowing, and all the other adjectives and adverbs you can think of. The festival is hosted on the massive JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. Thousands of attendees show up and the list of performers is huge. This year’s a bit more special as the tenth celebration of the festival.

The grounds are huge and there’s always more to see and enjoy. It’s magical how you find a wide variety of performers and other items on the grounds of this festival. Art, music, and awe-someness go hand-in-hand at Electric Forest. This year’s Electric Forest is scheduled for June 25-28. There is a possibility of this getting post-poned or delayed, though so far the organizers haven’t said anything to that effect.

6. Sonic Bloom
Sonic Bloom is held at the Hummingbird Ranch in Southern Colorado. The festival focuses on creativity and its lineup is carefully chosen to match the theme and goals of the festival. While music is central to the festival, you’ll also find plenty of arts and creative activities going on. From blowing glass to laser work and wood-working, you can expect very creative twists from this Sonic Bloom. The current schedule of Sonic Bloom is from June 18-21.

7. Sziget
Sziget is perhaps one of the largest festivals in Europe. Hosted in Budapest, the festival has its routes in political upheaval. However, now, the massive music festival attracts people from all over the world. Sziget lasts almost a week and can easily see more than half a million people in attendance. Entry to the festival is available through passes, ranging from a daily ticket to a seven-day pass. Setting up camp at the right spot can give you an amazing view of the events and happenings at this mega festival. This year’s Sziget is scheduled from August 5-11.

8. Coachella
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is quite possibly the biggest and most popular camping festival in the world. It certainly has more global recognition than most of its competition. Some of the biggest names in music you’ve heard of show up for the star-studded lineup of this festi-val. The festival is held in the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. It gets its name from its host re-gion, the Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. Coachella’s 2020 schedule has been changed. The festival will now be held on October 9-11 and 16-18. Stagecoach has been moved to October 23-25.

9. South by Southwest (SXSW)
SXSW is a trendsetter and the hottest festival in town. The activities, number of people, and the lineup can all be amazing and unbelievable at SXSW. Hosted in Austin, the festival very well takes over the metropolis itself. If you’re visiting, there are plenty of places to stay in Austin, and you can find awesome camping locations very near to the city. The festival is usually held in March, though it has been postponed this year.

10. Donauinselfest
In terms of the sheer number of attendees, Donauinselfest is very likely the largest festival in the world. Millions of people from all over the world show up to enjoy this open and free festival. For the three days that it runs, Donauinselfest attracts more than three million people.

Camping is not allowed on festival grounds, but there are plenty of wonderful camping sites in and around Vienna. The current schedule for Donauinselfest is from June 26-29.

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