Its winter summer time and that can only mean summer music festival season! The music acts aren’t the only things hitting center stage this season…so grab your aviators and headbands and listen to the sweet sounds of LCD Soundsystem and CAKE. Let’s go on a cyber fashion tour of all the best festivals.
As the temperatures rise, the hemlines shorten. And out come the the unitard-wearing people of Bonnaroo. After taking in our very own Capitol Hill Block Party we will travel to all the hot spots.
Much much more after the jump…
“Camp Bisco” July 15-17 Mariaville, NY
Listen to: LCD Soundsystem, Aeroplane, Girl Talk, the Ween, Big Gigantic, and the Disco Biscuits.
Wear: killer electric colors to stand out in the crowd, sequins are a big trend-pair with black jean leggings and some heels or go bold with a sequenced skirt.
Why: Not only a great music lineup but also a color war competition with a tug-of-war match and scavenger hunt. It’s like camp all over again. sort of.
“Pitchfork Music Festival” July 16-18 Union Park, Chicago, IL
Listen to: Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, and British breakout Robyn
Wear: Your favorite pair of cutoffs with some mary-janes. Add a loose fitting top and some ray-bans. Dont forget the drinks.
Why: the kids at Pitchfork decided to create their own music festival after doing a SXSW showcase. Good bands. Good folks.
“Capitol Hill Block Party” July 23-25 our home turf
Listen to: MGMT, Yeasayer, and Blue Scholars
Wear: Short white dress, low boots, and a chain strap bag.
Why: Because the Bus will be there!!
“Lollapalooza” August 6-8 Chicago, IL
Listen to: the lineup is amazing and include The Strokes and Arcade Fire as well as French mega-force Phoenix.
Wear: Floral prints, plaid, and lots of denim.
Why: its Lollapalooza and since 2005 a three day format. Amazing bands, amazing city- need I say more?
“Bumbershoot” September 4-6 Seattle
Listen to: Weezer, The Dandy Warhols, and those funky LMFAO boys
Wear: get on your school boy glasses, button up shirts, and short shots
Why: it’s right in your backyard
“MusicfestNW” September 9-12 Portland, Oregon
Listen to: The Decemberists, The Walkmen, Wiz Khalifa and The National
Wear: Layers! More layers! AA hoodie, stove-pipe jeans, and your favorite pair of hot pink converse.
Why: its SXSW style with multi-venue gigs going on all over the city