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A Look Ahead: May 2014 Music Festivals

posted by Ilana Dadras on April 30, 2014

Sasquatch! 2013 by Kelsey Stoulil

April was a solid month for music lovers - Coachella kicked off festival season for us, as our team posted helpful tips and our favorite collaborations from both weekend one and two. What's most exciting is that most of our favorite festivals are yet to come, and May has awesome options for festivalgoers across the globe. Check out what Cultivora has in store for you this May - from Sasquatch! in Washington, to the first Mysteryland USA in Upstate New York.

Festivals

Canadian Music Week - Toronto, Ontario; May 6-10
The Great Escape - Brighton, United Kingdom; May 8-10
Sweetlife - Columbia, Maryland; May 10
Shaky Knees - Atlanta, Georgia; May 9-11
Rock on the Range - Columbus, Ohio; May 16-18
Skate and Surf - Asbury Park, New Jersey; May 17-18
Hangout - Gulf Shores, Alabama; May 16-18
Joshua Tree - Joshua Tree, California; May 15-18
Rocklahoma - Pryor, Oklahoma; May 23-25
Sasquatch! - George, Washington; May 23-25
Summer Camp - Chillicothe, Illinois; May 23-25
Mysteryland USA - Bethel Woods, New York; May 23-25
Electric Daisy Carnival - East Rutherford, New Jersey; May 24-25
Boston Calling - Boston, Massachusetts; May 23-25
Maryland Deathfest - Baltimore, Maryland; May 22-25
Neon Desert - El Paso, Texas; May 24-25
Sunset -Tampa, Florida; May 24-25
Lightning In A Bottle - Bradley, California; May 22-26
Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain; May 29-31
BottleRock - Napa Valley, California; May 30-June 1
Free Press - Houston, Texas; May 31-June 1
Melbourne International Jazz Festival - Melbourne, Australia; May 30-June 8


Guides

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Washington this Memorial Day Weekend, be sure to check out our guide to Sasquatch! 2014. A breathtaking location, killer camping set up, and awesome local food options are just some of the reasons why we love this festival; check out the rest of the reasons to get stoked in our Top 5 Reasons to Attend Sasquatch!.

Our guide to Boston Calling has the lowdown on the best places to eat, sleep, shop, and party when you're not enjoying the indie rock and singer/songwriter-centric lineup.

EDM lovers, get ready for your trip to Detroit with our guide to Movement 2014. We have the 411 on where to stay, what to eat, and what to explore before and after the festival.  We've also outlined the easiest ways to get around - from how to travel from DTW to the city center, to where to rent bikes and grab cabs once you're there.


Features

Keep your Spotify accounts open! We'll be compiling comprehensive playlists for Sweetlife, Hangout, Sasquatch!, and BottleRock Napa this month. We're also going to bring you a Memorial Day Weekend Festival Roundup; since so many awesome festivals are going on at the same time, someone's gotta help you choose. Another Roundup will highlight our favorite electronic music festivals of the months to come. Finally, keep an eye out for a feature on Campsite Recipes - we'll teach you how to whip up tasty breakfasts like mini chocolate-chip pancakes and hearty scrambles, right out of the cooler and right beside your tent.  

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