Music festivals aren’t particularly new. Take, for instance, Woodstock. However, the way you attend a music festival has evolved over the years. Long gone are the days where you spend three days cramped in a tent, surviving on nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Now you can see a music festival in style with the popularity of “glamping” (glamour+camping).
What is Glamping?
Glamping is not your run of the mill camping experience. It’s a combination of camping but with all the accouterments of a hotel. Some festivals offer air-conditioning and electricity so you can freshen up and cool off. Many festivals now provide packages for glamping; some include tents that sleep up to seven with beds that don’t require air pumps.
There is also an abundance of products on the market to upscale your festival experience. From LED coolers that include blenders for mixing the best drinks after a day of enjoying music, to a PizzaDome where you can whip up some delicious pizza to keep you fueled up the entire weekend.
The Best Festivals for Glamping
Once you find out about glamping, it’s tough to imagine enjoying a festival any other way. Now you need to find out which festivals will accommodate you and your glamping? Here are just a few music festivals with glamping where your taste for the exceptional will be welcome.
The Firefly Music Festival
The Firefly Music Festival was first established in 2012, right outside of Dover, Delaware. Since then, this festival has grown to become one of the more well-established music festivals with glamping in the US.
At The Firefly Music Festival, you can upgrade your camping experiences. There are three different types of glamping options that Firefly offers:
These options come with air conditioning and electricity so you will be able to groom and freshen up before you hit the festival to enjoy the music. The Firefly Music Festival also offers access to private showers for maximum comfort. Firefly also provides space for you to bring your tent or RV if you choose to go that route.
You can find out more at The Firefly Music Festival website.
The Electric Forest music festival offers some premiere glamping options. They have to premium upgrades, the Good Life Village Camping and the Sherwood Court Tent Only Camping. According to the Electric Forest Festival website, with the upgrade you get:
- Premium viewing inside the venue
- Access to private bars, lounge-seating, food, and special events
- Access to the Good Life Village
- Upgraded showers and air-conditioned private bathrooms
- As well as many more extras and goodies you can look forward to
You can also bring your tent, as well as RV. You can check out the other glamping options Electric Forest offers, as well as price their add-ons at their website.
Coachella is one of the most well-known music festivals with glamping in the country, and upgraded options reflect that. Coachella offers such choices as their safari tent rental and their yurt resort. With the purchase of a premium ticket, you gain access to private check-in as well as chauffeured golf cart rides to the festival music activities. The tents and yurts come fully furnished. However, if bringing your tent is your speed there are options for that, too. Check out the Coachella website for all the details.
Of course, no one likes lugging all their supplies to a music festival, regardless of if you stay in a tent you rent from the festival organizers or pack one of your own. One of the biggest inconveniences of music festivals is having to transport all your belongings you will need for the entire festival. Festiport can help you store your festival supplies and then ship them back home when it’s over. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your festival in glitzy glamping style.