As a person who loves music, I can definitely say that concerts and live music is the best way to go when discovering a new artist. Those live shows can really give you a good outlook on an artist and their purpose for making music. In the past decade, I realized music is a major component of pop culture. Coachella is definitely a sub category of pop culture/music. You see all kinds of celebrities either performing or going as a guest. You see your favorite social media influencers posting non-stop about the music festival. You also see a ton of millennials either making fun of the event or complaining about how they couldn't afford to go and are super jealous of those who are there. The 2019 Coachella lineup does seem pretty solid but I know I won't be missing out on much, thanks to these awesome festivals that are just as good, if not better, than the 'Chella'.
Chicago is the place to be for great music. Don't live around the area? Buy a place ticket. It will be worth it.
DATE: August 1st - August 4th
Love classic rock? Are you really into music from the 60s/70s? This special 50th anniversary will be one you NEED to go to.
DATE: August 16 - August 18
4. Hot 97 Summer JamGiphy
Who doesn't love a good festival with a little bit of gritty and naughtiness?
5. Governors BallGiphy
Everyone I know and their friends are planning to go to this one and I'm actually considering going as well. Does that convince you?
DATE: May 31st - June 2nd
You can always have a good time in a festival that's named after the summer.
DATE: June 26th - July 8th
You know when Oprah is there, the festival is fantastic.
DATE: July 4th - July 7th
8. Ultra MiamiGiphy
A great festival in one of the best cities in America? Yes please!
DATE: March 29th - March 31st
Of course there are plenty more festivals that can compete with Coachella. The best advice i can give you is figure out which festival not only appeals you the most but gives you the best bang for your buck. Good luck!