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It’s that time of year again. The time of year when hair becomes colors that usually only cotton candy dares to pull off, gem and glitter sales are at an all time high, and instagram stories are full of way too many videos of a stage miles away with the sounds of people screaming a song you vaguely recognize — it’s music festival season, ladies and gentlemen. Coachella is the queen of music festivals, but let’s be real, a ticket costs an arm and a leg. Then you also have to find transportation and a place to stay once you are there. Here are a few alternatives to Coachella, that are closer, some less expensive, and will still keep your Instagram looking poppin.

Bonanza Campout:

Where? Heber City, UT

When? June 22nd-24th

Who? Zhu, Wiz Khalifa, Halsey, etc.


Twilight Series:

Where? SLC at the Gallivan Center, UT  

When? Thursday nights throughout the Summer

Who? TBA


Provo Rooftop Concert Series:

Where? Provo, UT

When? First Friday of every month May-September

Who? TBA

(This one is free!)

Arcosanti Festival:

Where? Arcosanti, AZ

When? May 11th-13th

Who? Chance the Rapper, Charli XCX, Fleet foxes, Skrillex, etc.


Global Dance Festival:

Where? Sports Authority Field at Mile High, CO

When? July 20th-21st

Who? Gucci Mane, Hippie Sabotage, Tiesto, Troyboi, etc.  


Vans Warped Tour:

Where? SLC at the Usana Amphitheatre, UT

When? June 30th

Who? We the Kings, Mayday Parade, 3OH!3, etc.


BONUS: Imagine Dragons and more:

Where? Rice Eccles Stadium

When? July 28th

Who? Imagine Dragons, Zedd, Grace Vanderwaal, etc.

So save some cash or the miles on your car and enjoy an amazing music festival this summer! Your Instagram and bucket list will thank you later.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4


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