Music inspires the soul to break free from stress, live in the moment and expose individuality and freedom. Concerts and festivals held around the world drum up global beats to please every music flavor and sound. This winter, escape the dull moments of season changes and revive the spirit at these top music festivals held during the last remaining weeks of 2014.
Goa, known for its backpacker and trance music culture, now homes one of Asia’s hottest electronic music festival. Locals, tourists and international DJ’s flock to the sunny Goan beaches to “live, love and dance.” Big names such as Avicii, Dash Berlin, Armin Van Buuren and Swedish House Mafia made presence in past events. Event is held December 27-29, 2014.
Dominican Republic Jazz Festival – Dominican Republic
Those who prefer classy music, head to the Dominican where traditional and modern jazz unite on Dominican beaches. The festival has been in existence since 1992 and runs strong with headline names such as Nestor Torres, Matt Marvuglio and Chuco Valdez. Visitors enjoy music along the Cabarete coastline, an active and youthful town spiriting vibrant energy. The event runs November 6-9, 2014.
Known as the “place where spirits run free,” EDC offers an exciting mind-trip experience filled with eclectic beats, interactive LED art and carnival rides. Expect lavish costumes, intense stage smoke and audible roars heard across Orlando. The 2013 event featured 90 performers, 370,000 watts of speaker power and 875,000 pounds of steel, all for the thrill of a two-day event heldNovember 7-8, 2014.
Snowglobe is the place where music meets the mountains. Ski, snowboard and heart-pumping beats unite on one slope welcoming over 50 world-class artists and DJ’s. In between music fist pumping, visitors stay enthralled with ski and snowboard demos held between main stage sets. The event is nearby 9,000 acres of ski-worthy land, making this one of the most unique festivals in the world. The event occurs December 29-31, 2014.
Held November 28-29, 2014, Time Warp is a two-day electronic music festival featuring some of the best Dj’s including the world-renowned Richie Hawtin, Time Warp originated in Mannheim, Germany and soon branched to other regions of the world including South America, the States and Netherlands. Held in a historic building in NYC, the event produces modern class beats within four historic walls and old-school charm.
Austin, the city where music is the heart and soul of every local, lives, breathes and dies by hypnotic beats. Held November 7-9, 2014, the FFF Festival was created in 2006 by people who daily in the music industry. The vibrant atmosphere meshes hip-hop, electronic, punk, indie rock and comedy shows within three days of non-stop fun. The event takes places on the Red River, located in the heart of downtown.
By: Elizabeth Kovar