What happened to the music festival?

What was once a pastoral escape has now become a bloated corporate opportunity for profit, more commonly marketed towards wealthy high schoolers than engaged music fans.

For us music die-hards who still attend festivals, every year becomes more of a struggle to find meaning and defend our decisions…

This episode, Bryce Rudow, Corinne Osnos, Justin McCarthy, and I take up the apologist’s stump once again to discuss this year’s exciting vs. disappointing lineups, experiential music festivals vs. the cookie-cutters, and the expectation vs. reality of festival weekends.

We also propose a few solutions, so if you know anyone at Live Nation or AEG:

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