Each year, thousands of festivals take place in cities and communities across the globe. Each of these festivals is a unique celebration of the culture and tradition of a specific locale, validated and strengthened year after year by the arrival of enormous flocks of visitors who choose to take part in the celebration.
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when attending festivals. First, festivals are a communal affair; these events are marked by the mass congregation of attendees. So if you are not a fan of interacting with crowds or jostling for space, it would probably be best if you just stay at home.
Second, owing to the popularity of some of these festivals, you would need careful planning and preparations in advance to book your flight, reserve your hotel room, and get all the logistics ready in the nick of time. If you decide to go at the last minute, chances are you’ll probably be left with much pricier options, if at all. So plan ahead and book your reservations in advance! Proper planning prevents poor performance!
If loud music, all-day-partying and crazy conversations with even crazier people sounds like your thing, a festival is exactly what youíre looking for. For some more related reading check out Festival Essentials.
I believe, however, that there is a festival out there for everyone. Whether it ís big or small, manic or relaxed, the choice is yours! The main factor in swaying the choice of fest-goers is definitely the music. There are festivals that are purely focused around one genre (e.g. different types of Rock, or different types of Techno) and there are also events with all different genres like glitch hop, house, electro, trance, punk, ska, etc. So choose one that suits your tastes! Not to mention all of the entertainment available at festivals (weirdos in funny costumes, mad art installations, lasers & pyrotechnics…)
In summary, attending festivals is not only a great way to take part in the celebration of the culture and tradition of a certain place, it also provides plenty of opportunities to have fun and meet new people you wouldn’t otherwise meet elsewhere.