Music festival season is fast approaching. Since the pioneering days of Woodstock, the crowds at music festivals have had an impact on fashion trends and their influence has only gotten stronger in this era of blogging and self- documenting. And why shouldn’t they? These creative gatherings have always attracted the young and beautiful, stylish and adventurous. Groundbreaking Woodstock has been burned into the collective memory of generations and some of the images from this early music festival are integral to the canon of 70's groovy style.
High notes of festival style
Today's music festivals span a wide range of different music genres, from EDM to Folk, Country to Pop, and everything in between, but the overall style vibe associated with the music festival set is a luxe boho aesthetic that could have been at home in the earliest shows. Layering is key at many of these venues: shows like SXSW or Coachella can be blazingly hot during the daytime with nights that quickly get chilly. Fashionistas in the know wear flowing sundresses, with crochet cardigans or fringe vests, or tiny shorts with string tops and layered with colorful kimonos. Wide brimmed hats, and layers of beaded jewelry, stacks of silver rings and bracelets are all de rigueur. A large tapestry tote to carry all your essentials is an important accessory, too. Feathers, turquoise, suede, and denim are all great notes to hit and don’t forget a pair of standout sunnies.
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We found so many great festival images - it was hard to choose!
For more great style ideas and pictures of shows, check out our Pinterest board!
Which shows to hit
There are so many great shows worldwide that it can be difficult to narrow it down. Naturally, different shows have different vibes and there are schedule and budget constraints that might cramp your style. It goes without saying that you need to do your research to make sure you will get the most out of your choice. Most shows keep their fans on the edges of their seats awaiting news of the lineup and once that info is released they can sell out pretty quickly.
Here's a short list of shows by date and their links to maker your research a bit easier.
SXSW - March 13-19, 2017 - Austin, TX USA
Coachella - April 14-16 & April 21-23, 2017 - Indio, CA USA
Mawazine - May 12-20, 2017 - Rabat, Morrocco AFRICA
Boston Calling - May 26-28, 2017 - Boston, MA USA
Glastonbury - June 24-28, 2017 - Pilton, Somerset UK
Tomorrowland - July 21-30, 2017 - Boom BELGIUM
Splendour in the Grass - July 21-23, 2017 - Byron Bay AUSTRALIA
Reading - August 25-27, 2017 - Reading UK
Are you a regular attendee of music festivals? We would love to hear your experiences and any tips you might have. Also, let us know if there is a particularly great show that should be here on our list!
If you're a festival newbie planning your trip to your first show - which one have you chosen to attend and why?
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