People pursue various interests in life depending on their personality and unique characteristics. Yet there are still major driving forces that unite everyone together regardless of race, religion, educational background, etc. – it is our love for music. Music has different genres and you are sure to find one that you’d like no matter what your interests are. Music helps you chill out when you have nothing better to do and serves as a great stress reliever too.
But some people don’t feel contented by just simply listening to their favorite tunes on the radio, on TV, or through their cellular phones. Going to a music festival is just as good as going to concerts. You get to see various artists perform live in a comfy and lively atmosphere shared by all music lovers. And the highlight is, of course, seeing your favorite singers and performers perform live. You don’t get to see that often and a music festival gives you all that vibe and so much more. This certain high you get from attending music festivals is one of the reasons why many keep coming back to these events and share their love for music with everybody else.
For many of these fans, the success of the festivals is a foregone conclusion. After all, how hard can it be to run a successful festival? Find a site, sign some bands, sell some tickets and boom — it’s a successful festival.
While that formula does sound appealing, that’s not how it works in the real world. Festivals require a huge amount of work and planning over an extended period of time before the artists can even step on to the stage and deliver what the fans have paid for
Perhaps the biggest misconception is that after a bit of prep work, the festival goes forward for its scheduled duration and then organizers get a well-deserved rest before beginning work on the next year’s event.
“For many years, me and my staff would get asked the question, ‘So what do you do the rest of the year?’ We hustle every day of our working year for this festival,” explained Sandra Butel, the artistic director and CEO of the Regina Folk Festival. “We start the year before in planning and building. There’s so many little things that have to be taken care of and there’s big things that have to be taken care of.
There is a lot of planning and preparation that is necessary to make a successful music festival a reality. Even in choosing the artists, inviting them, and bringing them to the event takes a lot of multitasking especially that there are factors that you can’t control that can have a big impact on the event. Knowing about all these preparations is what encourages people to go to these events because they know they’d really have a great time. Can you imagine seeing ten, twenty, thirty, or more acts all lined up in one event that you’d never get to experience if you don’t brave going to a popular music festival that even foreign acts grace with their presence?
This seems like kind of a no brainer. Why would you go to a music festival if you didn’t like the music? The reason we bothered saying the music is because North Coast is not a one-trick-genre festival. You can walk in and be immersed in all types of music from hip-hop, electronic, to jam-band. This year’s headliners include Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz, Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley, STS9, Primus, Gucci Man and Ween to name a few. If you purely love music and multiple genres, this will be your festival. North Coast’s curators do an amazing job of giving you multiple genres as well as introducing you to artists you may have never heard of before.
Before you get lost with all the perks a music festival offers, the main motivation for people to go is mainly the music. Would you dare waste your time, money, and effort on something that doesn’t excite you at all? Not likely, probably. Aside from the music, the vibe in the event is quite ethereal as well. Music festival organizers go the extra mile in ensuring everything is A-class and will meet everyone’s standards. It is especially helpful at a time like today where almost everyone is on social media and you can quickly go viral if the public likes what they are seeing in other people’s posts. So, what are you waiting for? Do something crazy now and then so you have something to laugh about when you grow old someday.