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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at NMSU chapter.

Summer. The time of the year we’ve looked forward to ever since we were old enough to partake in face-offs with our parents concerning which school supplies, we absolutely had to have. Lisa Frank was and remains my heroine in that department. But back to summer now. Those kind of childhood months of freedom are fleeting as we finish semester after semester. Let’s face it after college graduation summers are extinct, but one thing we can get our fix from is festival season. Music festivals are the height of summer and there are dozens across the country. So, let’s take a look at a few of the closest, cause location, location, location; and a few of the best.

  • Neon Desert Music Festival

Let’s start close to home. The local, El Paso, Texas festival has been flourishing, with bigger and better lineups every year. This year’s festival will return Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, in the heart of downtown El Paso. The lineup includes Miguel, Rezz, Steve Aoki, Wiz Khalifa, Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Tyga, Kali Uchis, Don Omar and more. Two-day general admission tickets are $119 and VIP, starting at $250.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

EDC is the EDM wonderland for all, located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s festival will take place May 17th-19th and the 2019 theme is Kinetic Energy! The lineup is still not out, but with over 200 of the best DJs performing last year, it’s expected to be insane. General admission is starting at $359 and VIP at $779. EDC also offers a few camping options for you and your friends, just don’t go getting eloped under the electric sky. Unsurprisingly that’s an experience for sale too.

  • Lollapalooza

Chicago don’t play around, especially with the festival’s lineup this year. This four-day festival will take place August 1st-4th at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois. The lineup includes Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty-One Pilots, The Strokes (one of my favs), Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers, J Balvin and more. One-day tickets are ranging from $130-$2,000; four-day tickets, from $340-$4,200.  

  • Woodstock 50

“3 Days of Peace, Love, and Music.” This festival’s 50th anniversary will be celebrated this year in Watkins Glen, New York. Miley Cyrus, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Santana, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Jay-Z, and The Killers (my messiah) are some of the headliners in the lineup. The three-day festival will take place August 16th-18th and tickets go on sale April 22.

  • Coachella

You didn’t think I would write a festival article and not include the festival of all festivals, did ya? Coachella is the essence, spirt, heart, and holy-ghost of music festivals, located in Indio, California. The festival will take place April 12-14 and April 19-21 this year. Three-day general admission passes are $429 and three-day VIP passes start at $999. The lineup is amazing every year, so just check it out for yourself.

Journalism and Mass Communications major at NMSU with an emphasis in Public Relations and Broadcast. Minor in Communication Studies. There's Always Hope.
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