Our Picks: Top Labor Day Weekend Festivals

Long weekends are simply the best; make the most of your Monday off work this coming Labor Day and take advantage of the extended weekend to spend some time outside – at a music festival of course! Although there are plenty of festivals with a LOT to offer that weekend, here are a few in particular that you shouldn’t miss:

Sun City Music Festival:

They do everything is bigger in Texas – including their music festivals! Sun City Music Festival in El Paso Texas, which takes place on September 5th and 6th, will hold over 30,000 people and feature amazing pyrotechnics and incredible dancers. Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell are headlining the festival but don’t forget to catch other talented artists such as Odesza, Bixel Boys, and Claptone.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sun-city-music-festival-2015-tickets-15977370746?_ga=1.192545770.1363686216.1436919714


Nocturnal Wonderland:

This year for their 20th anniversary, Insomniac has taken it to the next level with a diverse lineup, while still staying true to their electronic vibes. Their roster of talent features distinguished artists from all over the electro spectrum such as Lorin Ashton (aka Bassnectar) and Derek Vincent Smith (aka Pretty Lights). Because Nocturnal is in sunny southern California, the perfect weather makes camping a must! Heather Jones, a SoCal resident, says she loves this festival because, “it’s a big festival, but it feels so intimate.” The event takes place September 4th,5th, and 6th at San Manuel Amphitheater and Grounds, and tickets are going fast so get yours ASAP!


Backwoods Camping and Music Festival:

This festival features jam bands, indie, and electronic music, and it also happens to be my top pick for a festival to catch Labor Day weekend. It takes place September 4th, 5th, and 6th in Tulsa/Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In addition to featuring artists such as Lettuce, Porter Robinson, and Papadosio, this festival also includes a wide variety of activities; these activities include daily yoga and hoop workshops. They also have a drum circle, glow poi, and sports that any of the festivalgoers can participate in. This festival also brings in both visual and artists to make the event come to life, but Backwoods’s most unique feature is their helicopter rides. Tickets are now $149 for a three-day pass, but if you upgrade to VIP, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a pool and other amenities the festival has to offer.

Check out their 2015 preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY_F-JiS684

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Written By Emily Carlson