5 Best Festivals To Attend in February

February is a short month, but it’s not short of amazing festival adventures. Check out FestPop’s list of five best festivals to attend this month, including indie rock music festivals and electronic dance music raves.

ENVISION – Now in its fifth year running, Envision as much a cultural movement as it is festival, this year running February 26-March 1. Located in Uvita, Costa Rica, the event is a place where Eco-conscious and spiritual festival fans will feel right at home. Like other less-traditional festivals, Envision started as a small, grassroots gathering and has evolved into an international destination of art, music, yoga, and appreciation of Mother Earth. Headliners include Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Wildlight and many others. For many, the utopia-like locale is one of the biggest draws: a Costa Rican beach sitting alongside a South American jungle. Camp, hike, swim, explore, dance, and waterfall dive your way to an unforgettable one-of-a-kind festival experience. Four day passes are still are still available for Envision 2015 here for around $250. Check out last year’s wrap up video to catch some visuals of the offering:

NOISE POP – The Noise Pop Festival is arguably San Francisco’s best indie music, arts and film festival. Running from February 24-March 1, the 22rd annual event has historically brought early exposure to many emerging artists form the Bay area and beyond. This year’s lineup doesn’t disappoint, with The New Pornographers, Caribou, Flight Facilities, Best Coast, and 65+ other amazing acts. Badges (tickets) range from $150 for Music only to all inclusive $350 badges. Depending on which you spring for, you could attend film series & premieres, peruse art gallery shows, and rub elbows at happy hours all in addition to some great music. Here’s where you can grab a badge and learn more about the festival that epitomizes so much of what SF stands for. KQED Arts pulled together a podcast of their favorite picks from Noise Pop 2015’s lineup – check it out here:

EDC Puerto Rico – As if the title didn’t excite you enough, EDC PR is ready to give your winter the warmth and wake-up it needs. On February 21-22 electronic music fans will descend upon San Juan for two days of rides, performers, fireworks, art, vendors, and music in a create-your-own adventure. Bright and sunny days make give way to the night’s neon saturated stages that will feature a blistering lineup that includes Afrojack, Bassnectar, Fatboy Slim, Kaskade, Nervo, Flux Pavilion. Tickets are available in single day or weekend-long options, and can be scored for under $150(!) here. You can thank us later. Peep the EDC PR 2015 Official Trailer here:

Shiprocked – Rock fans: if you’ve been feeling a little landlocked as of late, have no fear: Shiprocked 2015 is ready to change that. Setting sail from Miami on February 2 aboard the Norwegian Pearl, the epic 4 day cruise will take attendees (sailors?) to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for two days. If you want to get the party started early, you can attend a February 1st for an on-board Super Bowl party. You’ll catch the likes of Limp Bizkit, Metal Alliance, Buck Cherry, Black Label Alliance, Andrew WK and more on the one-of-a-kind trip. Prices vary, you can check the whole list out here – valid passports are encouraged, but not required. Shiprocked 2014’s righteous aftermovie says it all:

Future Music – Sydney, February 28 kicks off the Future Music Festival in Sydney, which runs into March as it tours around Australia. Featuring an eclectic, yet compelling lineup, you’ll be able to catch Drake, Avicii, The Prodigy, Nero, Die Antwoord, Kiesza, Knife Party, 2Chainz, Klingande, Gorgon City and more. General admission tickets run $159AUD (~$127USD) plus a $10AUD fee – snag em here. If you’re a music fan that’s been thinking of taking a trip Down Under, Future Music could be the perfect excuse to use those vacation days and experience a great festival in the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months. Future Music 2014 looks pretty epic – 2015 will no doubt deliver, too:


Written by FestPop Staff Writer

Fitz Maro

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