Top 4 US Music Festivals Comparison

Music Festivals Comparison
The weather is starting to get warmer, which means that music festival season is rapidly approaching. Music festivals have become extremely popular in recent years because there is something exhilarating about listening to great music surrounded by thousands of other people. Deciding between several great music festivals may seem hard, but the process is actually quite easy if you analyze the key aspects of each festival. Here is a comparison breakdown of the four of the biggest music festivals in the United States:

Governors Ball

Governors Ball takes place on Randall’s Island, a short ferry ride from Manhattan. Chance the Rapper, Phoenix, and Tool are headlining and year after year this festival consistently has incredible vibes. The food lineup, curated by The Infatuation includes some of the city’s best restaurants and vendors. You can get tacos, lobster rolls, and some of the best BBQ in town all in one day. That alone is reason enough to get a ticket. Plus, if you live in the city, you can sleep in your own bed. What could be better?

Location: A Bands: A Food: A+ Cost: B Technology: A

Bonnaroo

You will either love or hate the location of Bonnaroo. The festival takes place on an open campground in the small town of Manchester, Tennessee. This location helps Bonnaroo provide an old-school festival and camping experience. Cell phone and internet service will be spotty, so the technology offered in the festival is nearly non-existent. U2 may be the biggest headliner at any festival this year, but the rest of the lineup is a little disappointing. Bacon Land and the Food Truck Oasis should keep everyone in attendance stuffed with amazing food.

Location: D Bands: B- Food: A+ Cost: C Technology: D

Lollapalooza

It is hard to beat the location of Grant Park in downtown Chicago for a music festival. Lollapalooza is also delivering one of its strongest lineups in years with Chance the Rapper, Muse, Arcade Fire and The Killers headlining. The best restaurants in Chicago will be on the festival grounds all four days serving amazing food. Everyone in attendance will be given an RFID wristband that will be scanned at the entrance gates. It can also be linked to your bank account to make paying for food and drinks easier than ever before.

Location: A+ Bands: A- Food: A Cost: C Technology: B Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is held in the beautiful Zilker Park every year. The lineup will be announced later this year, but Austin City Limits always features a great mixture of rock, folk and hip hop music. The festival will offer the same RFID wristbands used at Lollapalooza. There will be just under 40 award-winning chefs and restaurants at the festival serving delicious food to all of the music lovers. Austin City Limits offers a great three-day experience at a very affordable price. This is easily the best value of the top four United States music festivals.

Location: A Bands: N/A Food: A Cost: B Technology: B

Of course any music festival is a great time, but these 4 really highlight the best experiences out there. There are always the diehards who will argue for Burning Man to be on the list, but we felt that in particular isn’t quite meant for everyone. If you manage to hit it big at some point in the future, we highly recommend going to all 5 of them! They’re certainly experiences you’ll be glad for later on in life.