In this article I am going to present you some reasons why people should go to a music festival this summer (and to hurry in buying your tickets before they get too expensive or even run out), and the benefits it can have on your wellbeing. Also, I will briefly present the music festival I am most excited about attending this summer: SAGA Music Festival.
We are past half of the spring, which means days are already longer than nights for the next six months. Nights will be shorter and warmer, while days will be longer and hotter. I love those yearly changes and I love even more enjoying them in places that energize and make me happy. One of those places that in my case recharges my body with energy is music festivals. For other ideas of activities you can do outside you can check this article.
What is a music festival?
A music festival is an event that lasts for several days. You can enjoy up to 12 hours of music per day. At the same time, there will be more than one stage, a food court, souvenir shops, and many new experiences to try, such as fair wheels, spa and relaxation places, etc. Many brands try to promote themselves at this kind of events, so they will give you some amazing experiences to try hoping for you posting some pictures on social media with their logo visible about how much fun you have.
There are numerous types of music festivals out there. The largest ones are for electronic and dance music, but there are also jazz or classical music festivals.
Some of them take place in a city, while some festivals are also located in the middle of forests. I love the idea of camping at a festival and escaping reality for a few days while enjoying music. But at the same time going to a big city for a music festival is also a great opportunity for visiting new places and combining the music adventure with a city break.
Why should you go to a music festival?
Here are some reasons why attending a music festival can be an amazing experience that everyone should try at least once. It will enhance your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness, while also boosting your creativity, energy, fulfillment, and self-confidence.
- It is a great place to escape from your worries and problems.
- It is an amazing opportunity to discover new music and new artists, while experiencing it live.
- You can improve your social wellness by meeting new people and having fun with your friends.
- Dancing is an easy way to burn some calories and enhance your physical wellness (and my favorite way too).
- You will have a good reason to be creative, get out of your shell, and try some new looks you would otherwise not have the opportunity of wearing.
- It is the perfect opportunity to be spontaneous and evade boredom.
- It can be a perfect opportunity for a change of scenery.
- Expanding your horizons is quite easy as you can be inspired by new foods, workshops, talks, and other activities festival provide you with.
- You will be surrounded by people who only have as a purpose to be happy and live the moment, and this will also give you a good vibe, energy, and sense of fulfillment.
- You will have fun, smile a lot, and create many happy memories.
- And above all you recharge your batteries, unplug, and feel inspired.
Why should you not go to a music festival?
There are many reasons not to attend a music festival that I have heard from people around me. Among them, the most common nine of which are:
“I don’t like crowds.”
Yes, there are hundreds or thousands of people attending a music festival, but this is also a great opportunity to meet new people and share your passion for music in a community with the same interest.
“I don’t have anyone to go with.”
Attending a music festival can actually be a great place to meet new people and make new connections, as I also said before.
“I don’t know the artists and I don’t like the music genre.”
A festival features multiple genres of music on numerous stages, so attending can be a great chance to expand your music horizons and discover new artists.
“I’m too old for that kind of thing.”
Honestly, this reason is just your fear showing up. Age is just a number and people attending music festivals are of all ages and backgrounds. There are also music festivals where most of the attendants are young, while in others middle-aged or senior people make up the majority.
“I’m not a big drinker.”
While it is true that there are some festival participants that exaggerate their alcohol consumption, it is not necessary to drink to enjoy the experience. I usually skip this part completely, as the queues are too big, and I want to enjoy the music dancing and having fun instead of waiting an hour for a glass of drink.
“I don’t have the right clothes.”
Music festivals have no dress code, so you can either get your favorite jeans and t-shirt out of the closet, or you can get creative and transform some old clothes into ones that reflect your personality. Or you can also see it as the perfect opportunity to go shopping and buy new ones.
“I don’t know how to dance.”
There are so many people at a festival, most of whom have different dancing styles, or no style at all, that you will just let loose and have fun once you feel the vibe.
“I don’t have enough time.” Or “I have other things to do.”
Going to a music festival can require some planning and time off work, but it can also provide a much-needed break, a chance to recharge, and an opportunity to escape routine while exploring something new and exciting.
“It’s too expensive” or “It’s too far away.”
I put those two in the same category as transport and accommodation are usually the most expensive parts of a festival experience. But considering the fact that you also visit another place and experience live music from multiple artists and genres, music festivals are a cost-effective experience.
What music festival I am most excited for this year?
SAGA Music Festival in Bucharest
In the last years I’ve been to a couple of music festivals, most of them in my own country: SAGA, Untold, Electric Castle, Jazz Fest, etc. However, my favorite and the one I attended in the last two years and which I am most excited to attend this year is SAGA Music Festival. I will come back soon with a detailed post about my experience in the last two years at this festival.
Right now, I want to talk to you about this year’s edition. SAGA Festival is already at the third edition, which will take place between June 23-25 at Romaero Băneasa, a small airport field in northern part of Bucharest, Romania. It is an event with over 100 artists and over 150,000 festival-goers expected, that will provide immersive experiences during three memorable show days.
With five stages and a secret one – an actual plane which is turned into a music stage with destination unknown, SAGA festival aims to create a music experience where everyone is encouraged to explore new things.
The line-up was the reason why I attended the first year’s edition of the festival, and it is also one of the main reasons for going back this year. Who will be on the stage?
The 3-day festival schedule for the Source, Heat, Spark, Switch and Drift stages below:
Friday: Lil Nas X, Skrillex, Adriatique, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Melanie C, Delia, Franky Wah, 999999999, Gordo, Hector Oaks, Hitty, Paula Temple
Saturday: Elley Duhé, Fisher, Robin Schulz, Gabry Ponte, Hot Since 82, Ida Engberg, Joel Corry, Justus, Paco Osuna, Subcarpathi
Sunday: Wiz Khalifa, Alan Walker, Tale of Us, Adam Beyer, B.U.G. Mafia, I Hate Models, Kevin De Vries, Mochakk, Sickick, Spike, Vintage Culture.
I cannot wait to sing out loud “Black & Yellow” and many more songs that made him one of the most successful and acclaimed artists in the world.
Lil Nas X
I only need to mention only one thing about him to understand my enthusiasm. He has the longest running #1 single in Billboard Hot 100 history after 19 weeks atop the chart with the song “Old Town Road.”
With more Grammys than any other electronic dance music artist, his genre-defying beats and electrifying presence will definitely boost my energy for a long time.
Tale of Us
Their music carries an exclusive sense of both urgency and restraint, taking ample time to carefully pace both the listener and the dance floor. Think: quivering keys, mesmerizing percussion and haunting chords, conjuring mystifying ambience and suspense. This ethos culminates in their latest inception: Afterlife, an odyssey through the realm of consciousness. With multifaceted focus, Tale Of Us breaks poetic and emotional boundaries, bringing reverence and awe to multiple scenes and levels, usually hemispheres away.
OMG! I don’t even know where to start here. I looooove his music. His albums are saved in the easiest to reach place in my Apple Music app. With high energy records that also capture the heart of the listener, it is on top of my list for artists I cannot wait to see. It is the third time I will go to a music festival to listen to him, and I would go even if it would be the only amazing artist on the schedule. Faded, Darkside, Alone, Diamond heart, Lily, Spectre, On my way, Sing me to sleep, All around the world, Different Word. And I could probably go on for a while naming singles of him that I love.
I love ZEDD music which is one of the reasons why I also attended another music festival a few years ago. However, I love live music more, so I cannot wait to hear “Happy now” live, which is even a better option.
All I am saying here to let you hear my enthusiasm, not only read, is “My face above the water / My feet can’t touch the ground / Touch the ground, and it feels like / I can see the sands on the horizon / Every time you are not around / I’m slowly drifting away (drifting away) /Wave after wave, wave after wave / I’m slowly drifting (drifting away).”
I enjoy seeing local artists every time I go to a music festivals, and this is one of the most solid and influential names in the urban scene in Romania, with lots of interesting trap hits.
Attending a music festival can be an amazing experience that can enhance your overall wellness and creativity. You will escape your daily routine, immerse yourself in music, meet new people, try new experiences, boost your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing, and recharge your energy level in a fun way.
While excuses for not attending a music festival are easy to find, they are easily overcome once you get out of your house towards the venue location and start experiencing the excitement and enthusiasm of a live music event.
So, take advantage of the still cheap tickets to music festivals before the prices increase further, get some days off work, and enjoy your warm summer days with an unforgettable experience that will leave you feeling recharged and inspired.
SAGA Festival tickets
Regarding the SAGA Music Festival, tickets are available on sagafestival.com and they can be bought at special prices. There is also the Payment Plan option, a product through which the subscription for the 3 days of fun can be purchased at a special price, with only a 5 euro deposit and 2 other equal instalments. Thus, the final price of the ticket is 80 euros, the most advantageous offer of a festival which, in just a few days since it was launched, has already been accessed by approximately 4000 festival-goers.
Have you attended any festivals that you would recommend? What was your favorite part about them? Please share your opinion on the comments below. And hope to see you at SAGA Festival this summer.
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Disclosure: The organizers of Saga Music Festival provided me with complimentary invitations to attend this year’s event in exchange for writing a review. However, I want to emphasize that my opinions are based solely on my personal experience. I have purchased my own tickets to the festival for the past two years, and I would have done so again this year had it not been for this collaboration opportunity.