Festival season is upon us and there seems to be a happening to suit every musical taste and style tribe. From techno dance music in a pine forest to old school traditions like Burning Man our Ultimate Festival Guide of 2013 will tell you which festivals are hot and which looks will rock your summer style.
Photo bt Corrine Day
Where: Pilton, Somerset, England
Lineup: Must-see acts: Arctic Monkeys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Crystal Castles, Public Enemy, Portishead, Vampire Weekend, The Rolling Stones.
If you?re headed to Glastonbury, you?re headed to one of the biggest music and performing arts festivals in Europe (and the world). Glastonbury is best known for its contemporary music, but also for comedy, dance, cabaret, circus, theatre, and other arts. It?s an enormous tented city, or a mini-state under canvas. All in all, it?s one big ride. You want to feel comfy and loose in this hectic environment, so throw on this Mexican Bazaar, Red & White Mexican Tunic with a splash of this Live Worldly, Tibetian Rain Necklace or the perfect touch of style.
Where: Rothbury, Michigan, U.S.A.
Lineup: Tiesto, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Skrillex to name a few!
The pine forest light show is hard to miss at this electronic and jam-band musical with thirteen official pre-parties and 49 late-night after show events. Electric Forest Festival is an epic event with ?techno showdowns? and raging jam sessions, so take your pick at which scene you?re feeling at the moment. These Filip + Inna, Pink Biti Shorts, are a great pairing with this Indian Bazaar, Karishma Silk Bangle Set. You are who you are at this 3-day all-encompassing experience, so grab your sunglasses (only to be worn at night, of course), tie your shoes, and head out into the wild.
Where: Ibiza, Spain
When: 6/26, 6/28, 7/3, 7/5, 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/19, 7/24, 7/26, 7/31, 8/2, 8/7, 8/9, 8/14, 8/16, 8/21, 8/23, 8/28, 8/30, 9/4, 9/6, 9/11, 9/13, 9/18
Lineup: Ellie Goulding, Dizzee Rascal, So Solid Crew, Franz Ferdinand.
Rather than a music festival, Ibiza Rocks is self-labeled as a ?youth lifestyle brand? ? which means it?s big. Originally started in the U.K., Ibiza Rocks is part of a larger movement encompassing live music, hotels, travel, bars, and fashion. This music festival is all about a young rocker?s fun in the sun: be bold, bright, and brave. This Charcoal Lucia Necklace from The Maasai Collections, paired with this Kiini, ChaCha Bikini will have you rocking the perfect look for Spain?s ? and one of the world?s -- biggest Party Island.
Where: Quebec City, Canada
Lineup: Wu-Tang Clan, The Black Keys, Bruno Mars, Weezer, Rush, Tiesto, Guns N' Roses, Stevie Wonder, Def Leppard.
An 11-day festival with 150 million attendees and boasting the largest main stage in North America, Festival d'?t? de Qu?bec is a major player in the summer festival circuit. Is has been taking place since 1968, and the scene includes children and adults alike. Through the week, bars and nightclubs in Quebec complement the festival by playing jazz, world, and electronic music. It?s hard to avoid the street performers lining the streets and entertaining with enthusiasm. Here, you?ll feel worldly and vast, so try this Gypset, Coco Weekender Dress, paired with this multicolored Sequence, Fuchsia Bold Teopan Bracelet for a great casual-chic vibe.
Where: Arras, France
Lineup: The Prodigy, Green Day, Bloc Party
Though the majestic main square of Arras is quiet most of the year, don?t be deceived from July 5-7. The Main Square Festival, one of Europe?s major music festivals, offering the best of the best in terms of current and up-and-coming contemporary artists ? all with the grand architecture of Citadelle Vauban. As it is located right between London, Brussels, and Paris, the square is inundated with Europeans and people from all over the world all with one common love: music. Grab this Nude is Rude, Kristen Box T-Shirt and this Sequence, Beige Muse Turban to have heads turning your way.
Where: Montreux, Switzerland
Lineup: Leonard Cohen, Sting, Prince, Green Day,Diana Krall, Joe Cocker, Wyclef Jean, Devendra Banhart.
This classic event founded in 1967 has become a worldwide gathering; from Miles Davis to Ray Charles to David Bowie, all the biggies have been on Montreux Jazz Festival?s stages at one point. This two-week festival offers a wide range of musicians, inside and outside the jazz world, the opportunity to perform in an intimate setting. What?s special about this year?s event? It?s the first since the passing of founder Claude Nobs, so the spirit will be ultra united. Aman Lamu's Navy Blue Silk Beaded Dress topped with this Janavi, Ivory Paisley Flower Cashmere Scarf is a great look for Montreux.
Where: Sibenik, Croatia
Lineup: The Prodigy, My Bloody Valentine, Wu-Tang Clan, Azealia Banks.
Held in an abandoned military facility on the outskirts of the picturesque coastal town of Sibenik, Terraneo is one of Croatia?s many festivals this summer. Surrounded by glistening seas and endless sunshine, this festival?s accessibility is unique: aside from ground and air transport, boat, yacht, canoe or even swimming can also reach it if you dare. The look at this music playground is about being laid-back, carefree, and comfortable. Figue, Indian Gold Manon Tunic, is a great piece to throw on with these Casa Hernanz, Flat Camping Espadrille.
Where: Essaouira, Morocco
Lineup: Eska, Maceo Parker, Nneka, Oum, Will Calhoun, Amayano, Annadi Al Bahri, Eclats de Lune to name a few.
?Musiques du Monde,? is its tagline. Meaning ?music of the world,? Gnaoua is Morocco?s answer to Woodstock. Every year, the city of Mogador donates its streets, beaches, and public squares to music of all kinds. This is a hippie festival where you?ll find yourself swaying, peace sign-ing, and joining the magic that happens here. Slip on this Tambourine, Pink Maxi Dress and the ultimate Afro-hippie Bungalow 8, Aakriti tribal clutch.