When it comes to music festivals, there is nothing more electrifying than the atmosphere of a camping festival. Emerging as a multidimensional experience, today’s camping music festivals combine the great outdoors, music, art, friends, fantastic food, and more into one unforgettable weekend.
While the UK has been home to magical camping festivals like Tommorland and Glastunburry for decades, the music festival scene in the United States has just come to fruition in the past 20 years. So if you are looking for a new music festival experience, consider planning a camping trip to a North American camping festival for the entire family! Just make sure you have all the camping essentials before hitting the road!
Take a look at some of the best music festivals worth traveling to around the world.
Music Festivals Are Healing
According to studies, intense musical experiences like attending a music festival can profoundly affect a person’s well-being. From easing stress and anxiety to experiencing harmony and self-realization, music festivals can actually be quite healing and actually improve your motor skills. Whether you are dancing to your favorite artist, exploring the campgrounds, or making new friends, there is nothing like attending a camping music festival.
So if you are looking for a healing experience while exploring the United States, consider attending these North American camping music festivals in 2022.
1. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Taking place every June on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo is one of the most unique Music Festivals in the world, let alone the United States. Originally focused on jam bands, Bonnaroo has expanded its reach to include the very best of genres, from electronic dance music to indie rock, hip-hop, folk music, and more. With impressive art installations, food trucks, and music from sunup to sundown, there is so much to do and explore. If you’re looking to experience what the infamous Woodstock festival was like, Bonnaroo is as close as you are going to get.
2. Electric Daisy Carnival
Located in the middle of the Nevada Desert at the Las Vegas SpeedWay, the Electric Daisy Carnival, also known as EDC, is America’s premier EDM music festival. While camping is a brand new feature for EDC, festival-goers can enjoy performances by top-billed DJs, carnival rides, water slides, art installations, and more.
3. Electric Forest
If you are looking for a festival experience that will transport you to another world, look no further than Electric Forest. Taking place in the secluded Forest of Rothbury, Michigan, festival organizers transform the festival grounds into a mystical wonderland filled with multiple stages and incredible art installations. In addition, the trees are decorated with neon lights as they illuminate the paths between stages and the campgrounds. When it comes to music, expect to hear the very best in both the EDM and jam band scenes.
4. Okeechobee Music Festival
Like Bonnaroo, Okeechobee is a great festival for music lover who is into different kinds of music. Based in Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida, this music festival showcases the very best acts in rock n roll, EDM, hip-hop, and more. Aside from the campsites and the main festivals grounds, Okeechobbe has its very own beach called the oasis, where festival-goers can listen to live music, swim, float, and lounge around. With interactive activities like yoga, mental health seminars, meditations, and more, Okeechobee encourages attendees to live in the moment.
5. Burning Man
More than just a music festival, burning man is one of the unique cultural events throughout the globe. Located in the middle of the Nevada desert, festival-goers transform the open desert into a thriving city filled with incredible art, music stages, and more, which they call Black Rock City. Spanning over a week-long, attendees rely on a bartering system to exchange goods as money is prohibited and freedom is encouraged. While getting your hands on a burning man ticket is challenging, you won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Stay Safe While You Travel
Whether you live in the United States or are visiting from another country, you will most likely have to spend long hours in a car as you travel to your favorite camping festival. In order to ensure your safety, it is essential to stay alert during your travels, especially when driving on busy highways with fast-moving cars and tractor-trailers. If, for some reason, you are involved in an accident, make sure you have your proper documents and your lawyer’s information handy to help with your legal needs.
Buy The Ticket Take The Ride
Adding a North American camping festival to your 2022 vacation plans will provide you with a life-changing experience you’ll never forget. As the infamous journalist, Hunter S. Thompson once said, “buy the ticket, take the ride.”