The Most Over-the-Top Music Festivals in the World
It's time to break out your jorts and dust off your flower crown, because festival season is upon us. Governors' Ball and Panorama have already announced their respective lineups, and this year, the inaugural Fyre Festival—held on the private island of Fyre Cay in the Bahamas—is throwing its hat into the ring, proving that bank-breaking weekend-long destination events aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Here, we round up the five most luxurious music gatherings out there. Hold on to your credit cards, people.
June 22-25 and June 29-July 2 in Rothbury, Mich.
Luxury may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Michigan, but Electric Forest, held over two weekends in the tiny one-square-mile town of Rothbury, is as extravagant as it gets. The festival's premier "Frontier Suite Lodging" package offers one or two bedroom condo-style suite accommodations alongside the forest venue, complimentary brunch, and even a weekend concierge service for groceries and supplies.
Lineup Highlights: Flume, A-Trak, Banks, Vince Staples
Get your tickets at electricforestfestival.com.
April 14-16 and April 21-23 in Indio, Calif.
Though Coachella's first iteration was a 1993 concert that Pearl Jam performed as a protest to Ticketmaster, the annual fest has become notorious for its fashion and celebrity attendance. It's a place to see and be seen. And you can do it in high style, whether it be shacking up in a $7,500 air conditioned Shikar-style tent or enjoying a $225 four-course meal cooked by celebrity chefs in a rose garden—against the backdrop of thumping techno, of course.
Get your tickets at coachella.com.
June 16-18 in Reykjavík, Iceland
Coachella drives a hard bargain, but this cult-favorite festival in Iceland's capital—now in its fourth year—takes place in the 24-hour midnight sun during the summer solstice (hence the name) and offers performances inside glaciers, volcanos, and hot springs.
Lineup Highlights: Foo Fighters, The Prodigy
Get your tickets at secretsolstice.is.
IT'S THE SHIP
Billed as "the world's second largest EDM cruise festival," It's the Ship is a four-day, three-night party that departs from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore and sets sail through the straits of Malacca to the Pearl of the Orient in Penang. The VIP package, which includes complimentary Grey Goose and Dom Perignon, will run you a cool $13,500.
Lineup Highlights: TBD
Get your tickets at itstheship.com.
April 28-30 and May 5-7 in Exumas
With Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner as promoters and Ja Rule as the brains behind the operation, the first-ever Fyre Festival promises to be one for the books. A package including round-trip flights and a boat between Miami and Fyre Cay, a ticket to the festival, and a twin bed clocks in at $1,795—a small price to pay if you win one of the weekend's treasure hunts, boasting prizes worth more than $1 million combined.
Lineup Highlights: G.O.O.D. Music, Major Lazer, Disclosure
Get your tickets at fyrefestival.com.