We trust you’ve been spending your fair share of days pool-side, ocean-side and patio-side. Now, it’s time to get stage-side! These are our top road-trip worthy musical festivals happening this summer, and the heat-beating necessities you need to bring along.
THE CANADIAN FESTS:
QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL
DATES: July 7-17
LOCATION: Quebec City, Quebec
PRICE: $30 per single day ticket
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Ben Harper, Cut/Copy, Death From Above 1979, Elton John, G. Love & Special Sauce, Girl Talk, Joseph Arthur, M. Ward, Martha Wainwright, Metallica, Mstrkrft, The Black Keys, Wavves, Yelle
CALGARY FOLK FEST
DATES: July 21 – 24
LOCATION: Prince’s Island Park, Calgary, Alberta
PRICE: $95-$155 per 4-day pass, $47-$57 per single-day pass
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Joseph Arthur, Blind Pilot, City and Colour, Couer de Pirate, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Yo La Tengo
DATES: July 29-31
LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec
PRICE: $217 per 3-day pass, $133 per 2-day pass, $75-$95 per single-day pass
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Eminem, Elvis Costello, The Flaming Lips, The Tragically Hip, Kid Cudi, Broken Social Scene, Lupe Fiasco, Beirut, Janelle Monae, Ratatat, Sam Roberts, Crystal Castles, MSTRKRFT, Ellie Goulding, Tokyo Police Club, Oh Land, The Rural Alberta Advantage
EDMONTON FOLK FESTIVAL
DATES: August 4-7
LOCATION: Gallagher Park, Edmonton, Alberta
PRICE: Sold out – but available on Craigslist, eBay, etc.
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Andrew Bird, Deer Tick, Gipsy Kings, Lissie, Noah and the Whale, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, KT Tunstall
DATE: August 7
LOCATION: Halifax, NS
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Broken Social Scene, Surfer Blood, Hey Rosetta!
AND IF YOU’RE VENTURING SOUTH OF THE BORDER:
DATES: August 5-7
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
PRICE: $215 per 3-day pass, $90 per single-day pass
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Arctic Monkeys, Beirut, Best Coast, Cee Lo, Coldplay, Crystal Castles, Cults, Damian Marley, Deadmau5, Eminem, Explosions in the Sky, Phantogram, Foster the People, Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Local Natives, Lykke Li, Muse, OK GO, Ratatat, The Kills, The Naked and Famous, Tinie Tempah, Two Door Cinema Club
PITCHFORK MUSIC FEST
DATES: July 15-17
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
PRICE: $45 per single-day pass
WHO YOU’LL SEE: Das Racist, Neko Case, James Blake, Animal Collective, Cold Cave, Wild Nothing, Twin Shadow, Zola Jesus, Fleet Foxes, How to Dress Well, Toro Y Moi, Cut/Copy, TV on the Radio
You know you need a toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup – the things you’d need to overnight anywhere. Standard fare aside, here’s what you’ll need to pack that you may not have thought of:
OFF! DEEP WOODS BUG SPRAY: you’ll thank us when all your friends are crying and itching like it’s post-sixth-grade summer camp. And given our summer camp experience, we know this spray works.
CLEAN & CLEAR® MORNING GLOWTM MOISTURIZER SPF15: Keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh rays – without any uncomfortable, heavy oiliness.
WET ONES ANTIBACTERIAL WIPES: It’s gonna be a lot of Port-O-Potties, dirty feet, and dirty hands, people. Showers and sinks are likely to be a rarity.
TIGI DIRTY SECRET DRY SHAMPOO: We repeat: showers – a rarity. Fake-shampoo your hair with dry shampoo ‘till you can de-grease for real.
PURELL HAND SANITIZER: Again, Port-O-Potties and a lack of sinks. Need we say more?
VICHY SPRAY ANTI-PRESPERANT: It’s common sense to bring deodorant, yes? Well didya ever consider that your stick deodorant will melt in the blazing heat? That’s why you have us! Bring the spray – avoid the mess – stay smelling fresh. Well… as fresh as you can expect to smell at Woodstock 2k11.
KATE MOSS & BILLIE PIPER
ALEXA CHUNG & JO WHILEY
ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO & HANELLI MUSTAPARTA
KATE, KATE, KATE
& MORE MORE MORE!
FESTIVAL SWAG FOR YOU:
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