Top 5 and Worst 5 FESTIVALS

I have decided to present top and worst music events attended by thousands!!!

TOP 5

1. Burning Man
Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City—a temporary community erected in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including “radical” inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, gifting and decommodification, and leaving no trace. First held in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function organized by Larry Harvey and a group of friends, it has since been held annually, spanning from the last Sunday in August to the first Monday in September.

2. WMC Miami
It was founded in 1985 by then DJs and record pool directors Louis Possenti and Bill Kelly. Held annually in Miami Beach, Florida, the Winter Music Conference, or “WMC” as followers of electronic dance music call it, hosts around 100,000 people. The first Winter Music Conference took place at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott February 19–21, 1986 with approximately 80 dance music industry insiders in attendance. The event festivities are presented across Miami Beach and Downtown Miami. A major event is the International Dance Music Awards. The event commands a major international draw with around 38% of attendees coming from outside the United States.[2] The conference serves as a platform for many underground and indie artists from over 70 different countries who spend the conference at events and panels; it is also a medium used by several entrepreneurs and consumer electronic companies to present their businesses and technological developments.

3. KaZantip
KaZantip also known simply as “Z” is an electronic dance music festival that took place every year from 1992 to 2013 on the Crimean Peninsula; from 2002 to 2013 it was held in the village of Popovka, near Myrnyi. The entrance ticket is called a “viZa”. It takes place for 2–3 weeks of August and about 100,000 “paradiZers” visit each year. There is a cult of orange-coloured fashion and yellow suitcases associated with the festival.
In 2014, the festival had taken place outside of Crimea for the first time ever in Anaklia, Georgia. In 2015 it was to be held 18–28 February 2015 on the Koh Puos Island in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, but was cancelled at the last minute by the local authorities. KaZantip is due to return to Popovka from July 31, 2015.

4. Monegros Desert Festival
Monegros Desert Festival is an annual electronic music festival held in the Monegros Desert in Spain, usually held in mid July,[1] attracting numerous Spaniards and international DJs and bands and some 40,000 people to its electronic music performances annually.Formerly called the Groove Parade after being founded in 1992, it is held at the Finca Les Peñetes, roughly 18 kilometres (11 mi) west of Fraga, not far from Bujaraloz.It is held in a windowless graffiti filled hall called Flarida, with an area of some 3,000 square metres (32,000 sq ft).

5. EXIT
Exit is an award-winning summer music festival which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It was officially proclaimed as the ‘Best Major European festival’ at the EU Festival Awards, which were held in Groningen in January 2014, while it’s sea edition Sea Dance festival won the “Best Mid-Sized European festival” Award in 2015. The EU Festival Award is considered as one of the most prestigious festival awards in the world.
The festival was founded in 2000 in the University park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. After the democratic changes happened in Serbia, Exit moved to the Petrovaradin fortress in 2001. Nonetheless, social responsibility is still key aspect of the festival activities.

WORST 5

1. Tomorrowland Extremely commercial with no real artists presented, bunch of clowns and ugly music.
The first edition of the festival took place on August 14, 2005. ID&T Belgium organized the festival. Performers included Push (M.I.K.E.), Armin van Buuren, Cor Fijneman, Yves Deruyter, Technoboy, Eddie Halliwell, Jon O’Bir, Yoji Biomehanika and Coone.
The second festival, on July 30, 2006, hosted Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Marco Bailey, Fred Baker, David Guetta, Ruthless and DJ Zany. The DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold was also announced on the poster, but canceled at the last moment, as he was on tour with Madonna at the time. Emjay, the producer of ‘Stimulate’, the anthem of 2006, performed on the main stage with The Atari Babies. The third year, the festival lasted two days for the first time in its history, taking place on July 28 and 29, 2007.
In 2008, the festival took place on July 26 and 27. For the first time, more than 100 DJs participated. The number of visitors exceeded 50,000 for the first time.

2. Ultra Music Festival Large and expensive but soulless and empty!!!
Ultra Music Festival was founded and produced in 1999 by business partners Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes.Faibisch, who had attended Depeche Mode’s Devotional Tour at the Miami Arena in 1993, named the music festival in honor of Depeche Mode’s 1997 album, Ultra.The first festival was held as a one-day event on March 13, 1999, coinciding with the end of the Winter Music Conference.Inaugural artists at the 1999 fest included Paul van Dyk, Rabbit in the Moon, Josh Wink, and DJ Baby Anne.The first Ultra Music Festival, which was held in Collins Park in Miami Beach’s South Beach, proved popular, with an estimated ten thousand concertgoers in attendance.However, Faibisch and Omes still saw a financial loss of between $10,000 to $20,000 during the festival’s inaugural year.
In March 2000, the festival returned to South Beach’s Collins Park as a one-day event and partnering with Coolworld Entertainment; the festival was met with even more success and was renewed immediately for a third year.

3. Sensation White Music festival is about music or I am somehow wrong? Sensation white is all about everything else except music!!!
Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event which originated in the Netherlands and organized by ID&T. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam ArenA for a period of five years until 2005, is now located throughout Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Korea, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates. In 2008, it was announced that for the first time Sensation would be held on New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, Australia, as well as in Düsseldorf, Germany and Barcelona, Spain, but has not been in these countries since.

4. Drop Dead I really do believe that someone likes that kind of music. NOOOOT !!!
The Drop Dead Festival is the largest DIY festival for “art-damaged” music. It has as many as 65 bands per event, and has been known to attract attendees from over 30 countries. Drop Dead is an electro, post-punk, electropunk, and experimental multiple-day festival, annually held in New York, NY and Europe with additional smaller events having formerly been held in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, and New Jersey. The festival is also notable for its elaborate stage designs, bazaar of vendors of scene paraphernalia, movie screenings, and a dancefloor featuring underground DJs from around the world.

5. Lovebox Whatever 😉
Despite starting out as a predominantly dance festival, Lovebox has since expanded to include a wide variety of musical genres including indie, rock, world and pop, as well as circus performers, cabaret and fringe acts. In 2009 the festival hosted seven stages, supported by various partnerships from brands including Gaymers Cider, Relentless and Rizla.
Lovebox is also known for being a very creative-led event, with stages and areas being elaborately built and dressed. The 2009 festival site featured a tree house, a bowling alley, a vintage fashion fair and a healing and massage area as well as several themed bars and eating areas.
Being based in central London, yet still encompassing many of the features of country-set events such as Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party, Lovebox has developed a reputation for being an “urban-based-yet-rural-feeling, multi-dimensional festival – without the camping or the endless tramping about.”[5] The event is also fully accessible – being set in a public park, Lovebox avoids many of the usual pitfalls that befall disabled attendees at other festivals – and family friendly – with a children’s area and family friendly performances on their Fringe stage.

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