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Marcus Dowling
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Festival All-Star: Shambhala's ShambhaMom, Britz Robins
by  Marcus Dowling
The Renaissance woman on becoming Shambhala's Rave Mom.
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8 Mystical Halloween Festivals from Around the World
by  Marcus Dowling
Surreal, spooky, spiritual, and steeped in tradition.
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8 Great Free Music Festivals on U.S. Soil
by  Marcus Dowling
Not every music festival has to make a huge dent in your bank account.
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The 10 Music Festivals in India to Attend in 2016
by  Marcus Dowling
You can add these to your agenda once the Western Hemisphere's festival season has cooled off.
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10 Amazing Canadian Festivals to Add to Your Summer Travel Agenda
by  Marcus Dowling
These musical and cultural offerings are more than worth traveling across the border to experience.
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The Best New Year's Eve Festivals and Festivities to Ring in 2016
by  Marcus Dowling
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6 Perfect Festivals to Kick Off Your 2016 Season
by  Marcus Dowling
For those who like to get a head start on things.
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Six Festival Stories to Watch in 2016
by  Marcus Dowling
These will likely change your festival calendar in the upcoming year.
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The Best Music Festivals in Australia
by  Marcus Dowling
These Southern Hemisphere festivals heat up as the Northern Hemisphere cools down.
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Asia's Best Music Festivals
by  Marcus Dowling
Book your trip, stat.
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The Dissolution of a Young Festival: Lessons Learned from Gratifly's Demise
by  Marcus Dowling
How a regional transformational festival in South Carolina had to give up the dream and learn a lesson the hard way.
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It's Time to Abandon Wearing Headdresses to Festivals
by  Marcus Dowling
Why you should ditch your war bonnet for good.
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What Festival Organizers All Over the World Can Learn from Shambhala
by  Marcus Dowling
After going strong for almost 20 years, what is Shambhala's secret sauce?
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29 Photos That Capture Firefly Music Festival's Magic
by  Marcus Dowling
When 90,000 people convene in one space – mixing youth, music, and irrepressible glee – a magical energy is born
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The Classic, Modern and Feel-Good Sides of Firefly Festival
by  Marcus Dowling
All the can't-miss to-dos for Firefly Festival this weekend.
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Why Music Festivals Need to Be About More Than Just Music
by  Marcus Dowling
Following a rash of negative press, we're wondering: do mainstream music festivals have a little growing up to do?
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Festival All-Star: Grandma Techno, Movement's Elder Stateswoman
by  Marcus Dowling
The 73-year old Movement Detroit veteran Patricia Lay-Dorsey continues to show that the spirit of the festival comes from the soul. 
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5 Artists to Watch at Mysteryland USA
by  Marcus Dowling
Of over the 100+ booked over Memorial Day Weekend, we've chosen the best.
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10 Festivals with the Coolest, Craziest EDM Stages
by  Marcus Dowling
Music at festivals has always been big, but more and more, festival stages (especially of the EDM persuasion) are attractions in their own right.
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Festival All-Star: Plexi PR's Betty Kang
by  Marcus Dowling
Meet the woman who is leading a cultural movement for a new generation.
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5 Rap Festivals You Need to Know About
by  Marcus Dowling
The boom-bap realm is blowing up.
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Hurry! Mysteryland US Camping and Tickets Are Almost Sold Out
by  Marcus Dowling
Still on the fence about whether to head to Mysteryland's second US event? We're here to help.
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Festival On the Rise: Trillectro
by  Marcus Dowling
Three friends went to Coachella and got inspired. Here's the story of how their Trillectro Music Festival was born.
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Festival All-Star: Wavy Gravy
by  Marcus Dowling
Meet the original festival all-star, who was the official clown for the Grateful Dead and a major force behind the first Woodstock Festival.