Wildcat Homecoming theme features festivals

By Bella Hanlon
Tomorrowland:  Freshmen
Tomorrowland is a massive electronic music festival held in Boom, Belgium.    The first Tomorrowland was held in 2005, so this year holds the 11th annual festival.  Tomorrowland is one of the most notable music festivals in the world. Performers include David Guetta, Nervo, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Tiësto, 2ManyDJ’s, Carl Cox, Paul van Dyk, Tensnake, Laidback Luke, Brodinski, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, etc. It’s closest related festival in the US is EDC.

Lollapalooza:  Sophomores
Lollapalooza is typically a rock music festival that tours across North America.  The first Lollapalooza was held in 1991, then stopped in 1997.  In 2003 it was brought back and has been held annually since then.  This year holds the 20th annual tour.  Bands that have been featured in the past have been Jane’s Addiction, Depeche Mode, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Killers, Pearl Jam, The Cure, etc.  Currently, bands such as Of Monsters and Men, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant, etc are being featured.  This festival hosts over 160,000 people for two to three days of music and fun!

Stagecoach:  Juniors
Stagecoach is a country music festival held outdoors in Indio, California. The first Stagecoach was held in 2007 and has been held annually since then.  This coming year will hold the 10th annual festival.  It is known as the “cousin” to Coachella with over 55,000 attendees.  Bands that are commonly featured are Sugarland, George Strait, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, etc.  Those who attend the festival camp out for several days to enjoy the music and events.

​Coachella:  Seniors
Coachella is a indie rock music and arts festival also held in Indio, California.  The first Coachella was held in 1999, and seventeen have been held since then.  Artists featured include Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Beck, Florence and the Machine, etc.  Over 579,000 people attended last year for a six day period.  It is the largest, most famous and profitable music festival in all of the United States.

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