What a better way to enjoy winter’s chill than to spend a few evenings outdoors warming up the brain and loosening the muscles?
In Montreal, during january, you can enjoy the hottest night of winter… I am talking about Igloofest: Imagine an igloo kingdom, performances from the best artists of the electronic scene, a unique and punchy audio-visual ambiance, and a wacky ski suit competition…This is where I was last week-end!
IGLOOFEST is surely one of the most original and fun festival in the world!
Here comes 2012, I hope your calendar is checked for the best events of the year you should not miss at all!
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a multi-day annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice and held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley. The event features many genres of music including rock, indie, Hip hop and electronic music, as well as large scultural art. The event has several stages/tents set- up throughout the grounds, each playing live music continuously. Coachellafest has a desert setting with daytime temperature frequently rising to over 100°F (38°C)… bring your cold drinks and your sunscreen! Goldenvoice announced that the festival will be held over two separate weekends, starting in 2012… with a crazy lineup : Radiohead, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, David Guetta, SantiGold.. is it enough to let you want to come? http://www.coachella.com/
Talking about Desert Festival, you know MONEGROS? The biggest rave of Spain! 40 000 people dancing for almost 24 hours non stop..in the desert! This summer, be ready to move! http://www.monegrosfestival.com/webapp/
The GLASTONBURY Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is a performing arts festival that takes place near Pilton, Somerset, in England best known for its contemporary music, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and other arts. The first festival in the 1970s was influenced by hippie ethics and free festival movement. Now, leading pop and rock artists have appeared as headline acts, such as Coldplay and U2. Having no festival in 2012, you have time to prepare your tent for 2013! http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/
Some time ago, a group of tourists found that the most beautiful moon was in Koh Phangan, in Thaïland. They arranged a party along the crescent-shaped beach of Haad Rin to celebrate the FULL MOON night.. Since then, thousand of people all around the world are coming to celebrate each month… A must you should not miss during your next visit to Thailand http://fullmoonparty-thailand.com/
People from Australia, don’t miss the BIG DAY OUT (BDO), an annual music festival held in several cities in Australia and New Zealand, celebrating their 20 years in January 2012. http://bigdayout.com/
If you miss it, this summer, be prepared: SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS is an annual Australian music festival held in July at Woodford, Queensland. Promoted by Village Sounds and Secret Service, the festival is generally considered to be the country’s largest winter music festival, and attracts a large number of visitors from interstate. http://splendourinthegrass.com/#
CREAMFELDS is a large dance music festival featuring DJs and live acts. The festival is run by the people behind Liverpool’s famous Cream clubbing brand. Creamfields festivals have been held among Abu Dhabi, Andalucia, Malta, Moscow, Lisbon, Mexico, Istanbul, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires : http://www.creamfieldsba.com/Home/
Some bonus ideas:
Italia : Heineken Jammin’ Festival is a large live rock festival in Venice featuring international and Italian rock acts.
Germany : Melt! Festival is a music festival in Germany. The music that is played is described by the organizers as “Electronic meets Rock”.
Japan : Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three-days rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba.
USA :The Warped Tour, a touring music and extreme sports festival.
Canada : MUTEK, an international festival organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts.
You have any other suggestions? Let us know!
Between two rides, LET’S FEST!