As the new year approaches, so too does a new year of music festivals big and small. From EDM to Hip Hop to Bluegrass, this year's festivals are sure to excite festivarians, ravers, head bangers, jiggers, yogis, and more. Below is a list of what will undoubtedly be some of the best music festivals of the year. And for good measure, our recommendation for the perfect fanny pack to accompany each one. Bonnaroo Date: June 8th-11th Location: Manchester, Tenn. Lineup Includes: Pearl Jam, Dead and Company (2 Sets), LCD Sound System, J Cole, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Chris Stapleton, Ween, The Chainsmokers, Judd Apatow and Friends, Father John Misty, and so many more! Overview: With 10+ stages, over 130 acts and a wide range of additional activities, Bonnarroo is the perfect festival for any flavor or style. Perfect for the group of friends who can't agree on a pizza. Fanny Pack: A Tribe Called B Fresh Electric Daisy Festival Date: June:16th-18th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Lineup : TBA Overview: While the lineup has yet to be announced, EDC consistently offers a wide selection of the top echelon of electric dance musicians. In true Vegas fashion, the music doesn't stop until sunrise amidst a vivid landscape of special effects, costumes and elaborate imagery. This show is a must for EDM lovers and a sensational sensory experience for everyone. Fanny Pack: The High Life Lollapalooza Date: August 3rd-6th Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL Lineup: TBA Overview: Since 1991, Lollapalooza has been going strong with a recipe of great music that keeps music goers coming back. This year is sure to be no exception with 8+ stages and over 170 bands expected to perform. Additionally, the Chow Town features some of Chicago's best eats and it's art market always has a great mix of unique artists and merch. Fanny Pack: Acid Washed Denim South By Southwest Date: March 10th-19th Location: Austin, Texas Lineup: TBA/ NA Overview: SXSW offers a unique music festival experience unlike any other. The entire downtown of Austin transforms for 9 days into a maze of hidden gems and prolific artists alike. The countless venues throughout Austin accommodate perfectly to the truly untold number of performances taking place each day. Spend a day discovering new artists wandering from bar to bar or stage to stage while simultaneously taking in one of the most vibrant and hip cities in the country. Incorporating film and comedy alike, SXSW is truly a fully comprehensive experience and sure to please even the pickiest of festival enthusiasts. Fanny Pack: Grandma's Couch Electric Forest: Date: June 22nd-25th, June 29th-July 2nd Location: Rothbury, Michigan Lineup:String Cheese Incident, Odesza, Bassnectar, My Morning Jacket, Above & Beyond, Big Gigantic, Lotus, Oliver Heldens, Hi-lo, Thievary Corporation, Claude Vonstroke, A-trak Overview: Spanning two consecutive weekends, Electric forest brings the forests of Rothbury, Michigan to life. With its carefully curated musical and artistic line-ups, inviting community, and the jaw-dropping "Sherwood Forest," Electric Forest always makes for a great mid summer experience. Fanny Pack: JAWS! Coachella Date:April 14th-16th, April 21st-23rd Location:Empire Polo Club, Indio, California Lineup:TBA Overview: Coachella reinvented the destination music festival when it first debuted at the Empire Polo Club in 1999. Since then, thousands have flocked to this music lovers haven for some of the best and most diverse lineups accompanied by a wide array of amazing artistic showcases. While this years lineup has not yet been announced, Coachella rarely disappoints and this year shouldn't be any different. Fanny Pack: Magnum P.I. Firefly Music Festival Date: June 15th-18th Location: The Woodlands of Dover, DE Lineup: TBA Overview: Toting itself as the fan-curated music festival, Firefly creates a uniquely fan-centric musical experience, relying heavily on feedback and fan curation for lineups and organization of the event. The result is a festival that often brings not only great talent but also some of the best lesser known, cult favorites. As an added bonus, the festival is surrounded by woodlands and offers great hiking and exploring between sets. Fanny Pack: : Tribe Called B Fresh The Governor's Ball Date:June 2nd- 4th Location: Randall's Island Park, NYC Lineup:TBA Overview: A perfect escape for city worn New Yorkers and travelers alike, the Governor's Ball offers an surefire lineup of big names and festival favorites. Self-proclaimed as the "festival with a New York heart," The Governors Ball lives up to it's claim with a diversity of music, people and food that capture the essence of New York. Decadence: Date December 30th-31st Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver,CO Lineup: TBA Overview: Decadence offers the perfect place to celebrate the coming of the new year. With numerous stages featuring the biggest names in Electronic Dance Music, state of the art lighting, and side activities like carrousels and silent discos, it is a must for the ravers, edm heads, and general music lovers alike. Fanny Pack: Saved by the... Riot Fest Location: Douglas Park, Chicago,IL & TBA,Denver, CO Dates: Sept. 15th-17th in Chicago & TBA in Denver Lineup: TBA Overview: With its' emphasis on rock, grunge, punk and hip hop, Riot Fest often sets itself apart in its unique lineups and fan base. Both Denver and Chicago are well worth the trip and a great late summer cap on the festival season. 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fits reunion tour at Riot Fest!? Rumor has it that rumors become reality on Sunday September 4th. Its gonna be a wild musical adventure folks! And don't sleep on the rest of the lineup either. The Riot Fest festivities will kick off Friday September 2nd at the National Western Complex; 4655 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80216. WIGGLY AF!! Kicking off Friday is Jane's Addiction, Dead Cab for Cutie, and the Deftones. And our personal favorite of the Friday night shenanigans, NOFX! Shameless plug? Yeah, sure. B Fresh Gear pop up shop will be in full effect for the entire duration of Riot Fest! gates open, gates close, we rocking with ya punk rockers, ya dig? Denver and Chicago too! And heeres why that we're important:
Once you arrive you're going to want a beer. Okay, lets be honest, you're going to want several beers. Like double fisting beers the whole time! Thats where a cool fanny pack comes into play. You visit the b fresh tent, you grab yourself a Hawaiian fanny pack, you place all of your valuables and belongings in said bum bag and keep everything tight to the waist as you mosh your way to the front of the crowd during NOFX. You down one beer, free up one hand, throw your rocker fingers up high in the sky while sloshing about. You down the second beer, now you have both hands free to slap fives with Beavis and Butt-head. Thats a win win scenario! Oh and a word to the wise, the National Western Complex is an out door venue, or- Ahem, a giant dirt field? Do not fret, we've got you covered with the most styling bandanas ever! Choose from an array of over 15 unique designer styles to cover your face so you can breathe easy and remain a wild west bandit at the punk rock show! Thats just Friday! Meet us back at the stomping grounds bright and ugly the following day for another killer line up. Saturdays in Denver are hot shining, just trust us on this. You're going to need to shield those hung over eyes from the fire ball that looms over head- not talking about your hangover from drinking cinnamon water either. The sun ya dingus! It'll kick your pasty hung over punk rocking ass. Once again, the b fresh pop up shop is here for you. Peruse our wide selection of bamboo sunglasses which come with a bamboo hard case. For safety safe. Extra safety for those midnight music mosh pit hurrahs! Riot Fest, Fuck ya! Looking for something a little more... out there? Look no further than the Visor Sunglasses! These crazy cool visor shades provide maximum shade with an added kick of top notch flavor. The suns out to harm you, but you wont let it, will ya? Nope, you've got b fresh visor shades, more than novelty sunglasses, much more! Ever had a pair of shades that procured free beer? Grab a pair of these, sport them wildly, and I almost guarantee someone, most likely a stranger, will buy you a beer for that free hand that isn't currently holding booze or beer or... Once you've rounded the bases and taken care of your eyeballs, now you're ready to rage it with sets from Danny Brown, Vince Staples, Denver's own Devotchka, Julian Marley, and Sleater-Kinney. And for you real WIGGLE MONSTERS out there, drum roll please... Mother Effin WEEN!!
OK! Staying hydrated? GOOD!! 2 days down and ready for a nap, right? WRONG! Day 3 of Riot Fest falls on the lords day, but we aint resting, fuck no! Up bright and ugly... AGAIN! Hydrating, nurturing and stretching for what we are calling one of the best festival encores of all time! By the third day, you're ravaged, looking the part of a troll that slept underneath a pizza box, and your hair, a rats nest of greasy proportions. -Todays the day for a b fresh hat. Flat brim hats, snap back hats, leather enclosures, floral bucket hats, camo hats (if you really don't want to be seen) we've got them all. We love styles and we understand the importance of having options. Our selections are as diverse as the Denver Riot Fest 2016 lineup. Don't you dare say you're too tired to hang on Sunday! You'll be kicking yourself in the pants for months if you miss this. Sunday boasts the best hip hop acts of the festival with performances by Flat Bush Zombies, 2 Chainz, Tyler the Creator, and the g.o.d NAS! As if thats not enough to coax your hangover out of bed, a reunion show is coming at you on Sunday. Punk rockers rejoice, not just about the 80's accessories you scored at the b fresh booth, rejoice because the original MISFITS in all their glory will bless your ear holes for the first time in, shit, we lost count!! Its going to be bananas! Calling it now; one for the books! B Fresh Gear is here to help you party in style with many practical offerings for your festival going needs. Drop by and say hello in between Riot Fest sets. Just a heads up, we may drop the tent walls and hop in the crowd during the Misfits set. Kinda have to! Cheers, you double-fisting bastards.Continue Reading
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