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While theme parks continue to debate whether or not there's a place for selfie sticks inside their walls, music festivals are putting their foot down.
This week, two of our country's most well-known festivals, Coachella and Lollapalooza, have officially banned selfie sticks. The festivals said that in addition to being an "audience-wide nuisance," the sticks are viewed as "encouraging the unauthorized recording of the festival’s performances."
With a lineup that includes AC/DC, Jack White, David Guetta, Ryan Adams, FKA Twigs, Drake, and 100 other acts spread out over over two weekends, its no surprise Coachella 2015 sold out in record time. (Again.) But, if you missed out on last week's ticket release, there's still hope.
The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which was one of Google's most searched music festivals in 2014, takes place each April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. This year's fest will be held during two separate weeks--April 10 - 12 and April 17 - 19.
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Google just posted several top ten lists exploring the year in search, including one dedicated to the most searched for Music Festivals of 2014.
It comes as no surprise that Coachella topped the list. Thanks to a lineup that features the biggest names in music - Pharrell, Arcade Fire, Lorde and Lana Del Rey headlined in 2014 - and a celebrity following that includes Jared Leto, the Kardashians, and Twilight alums, Coachella has become the year's hottest ticket.
The Winter Music Conference will return to Miami on March 24 – 28, 2015, and you can be a part of it.
WMC 2015 will be held at the Deauville Beach Resort and include EDM and dance music performance sets, conference workshops, panels focusing on the newest technology and sounds, and much more. In its 30th year, WMC is the largest EDM gathering in the world with dozens of DJs, artists, music labels, producers, promoters, techies and club goers coming together for one epic weekend.
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The Solaris Winter Festival is returning to Toronto this winter where headliners Kaskade and Skrillex will be joined by Adventure Club, Boys Noize, Tchami, 31au, and many more acts for two days of non-stop EDM.
The event will take place on Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27 at the Direct Energy Centre. General Admission tickets are still available for CAD $129.50. Tickets can be purchased online at inktickets.com. All tickets are two-day passes.
Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest is less than two weeks away and, surprisingly, there are still tickets left. The annual music and comedy festival is taking place at Auditorium Shores on Nov. 7 -9.
This year they've packed even more awesomeness into a three day span with a lineup that includes Judas Priest, Nas,Death Cab For Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Dinosaur Jr., Glassjaw, Mineral, The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die, John Waters, Fred Armisen and many more.
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Summer's over but Music Festival season is still going strong. Check out three of the best music fests taking place in September and October.
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Surprisingly, with less than two months until the gates open there are still tickets available for this fall's Austin City Limits Music Festival.
ACL returns to Zilker Park on Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10 -12 with a lineup that includes Pearl Jam, Lorde, Chvrches, Eminem, The Head And The Heart, Lana Del Rey, Spoon and dozens more.
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Lollapalooza is now just a memory and summer is winding down, but that doesn't mean the Chicago music festival scene is over for 2014.
On Sept. 12-14 Riot Fest returns to Humboldt Park with a lineup that includes The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Samhain, Tegan and Sara, and dozens more.
If you were a kid in the '80s you probably remember the 1985 benefit concert/telethon that launched Farm Aid, the longest running benefit concert series in America that has now raised more than $45 million to help family farmers.
The current incarnation of the annual event is led by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews who - along with special guests, Jack White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jamey Johnson, Delta Rae, Carlene Carter, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots - will headline this year's concert.
The Sunset Strip Music Festival will bring Jane's Addiction, Crosses, Cold War Kids, Empire of the Sun, and more than a dozen other acts to the heart of Los Angeles this fall.
SSMF will be held on on Sunset Boulevard between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard on September 20 - 21 and, in addition to festival vendors, most restaurants and bars within the closure will be open and offering discounts for festival attendees. Music venues within the fest's barrier will also be hosting free music for ticket holders until 2:00 A.M. both nights.
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If you decided to skip the Glastonbury Festival only to regret it, there is another UK music festival coming up that might be the next best thing.
Festival Number 6, taking place September 5 -7, 2014, has a musical lineup that includes Pet Shop Boys, Beck, London Calling, James Holden, Jon Hopkins and dozens more, along with comedians, artists, film premieres, pop-up raves, and gourmet treats.