BADASS Raves' flagship festival Big Dub is celebrating its 6th year this August, and after last year's debauchery, we cannot wait to return to the mountain at Four Quarters Farm! Year after year, campers return to Big Dub Festival for a family reunion of sorts; four days of connection, music, community, and fun. Filling the forest with Theme Camps and groups of revelers, we found nary a dull moment in 2014, and vowed like many before us to block off this festival in our schedules permanently. Read our #PartyReport from 2014.
The dreamy spring-time twin sister of Badass Raves' Nightmare Festival has earned its festival wings this year! Over the past few years, BADASS has been throwing a set of themed parties; Nightmare at the end of October for Halloween, and Dreamscape in May celebrating the return of spring. 2 years ago, Nightmare became a multi-night event when BADASS found the quaint Camp Ramblewood; an ideal venue for a small outdoor festival. After a second successful year of Nightmare the festival, they're upgrading Dreamscape to the festival level as well. Much like Nightmare, Dreamscape will be held at Camp Ramblewood, have cabins available for purchase, and will feature a genre-spanning and varied line up of up and coming artists and headliners. Instead of a haunted theme however, Dreamscape will focus on the natural beauty and wonder of nature and her secrets.
There are so many Memorial Day festival options to open up your festival season this summer!! To help out with your decision making as ticket numbers begin to run low, we've corralled all of the relevant info together for you here. Use the infographic above to decide which party might be just right for you. Whether you prefer all EDM or crave more variety, each of the following festivals promises to fill your long weekend with incredible music, inspiring art, and incredible connections with your extended festival family.
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This is it. The most wonderful time of the year! Its finally time to pack up your car and head out for a weekend full of music and community, camped out under the stars with thousands of your new best friends. Arguably one of the most life-changing experiences most music enthusiasts will experience, a full-scale multi-day camping festival is no small victory. It takes a fair bit of preparation, planning, and eventually experience to pull off a sublimely perfect weekend.
Compiled below is a short list of basic and pro-hack items that we suggest you remember to take along to make your weekend comfortable, safe, and AMAZING! Don't worry about taking notes; we've included a google document at the end for your pleasure. Happy festivalling!
Sadly (or fortunately, depending on how you look at the aftermath) we were unable to attend the inaugural Hudson Project this year. As a result, our camping music festival thirst has now become very real. Thankfully, Badass Raves’ is hosting it's 5th Annual Big Dub Festival at the end of the month and it just may be the event we need to satisfy our craving. We’ve kept a close eye on Badass Raves ever since we reviewed Nightmare Festival last October, but this grassroots production company has been throwing themed parties for an active following of dance music maniacs for over 6 years. Like most of the mega music festivals we review, Big Dub features camping, multiple stages, hammock havens, a nightly silent disco, and fireworks. However, unlike oversold mainstream productions, Big Dub is known for fostering a balance between communal gathering and monster party. The 4 day camping tickets have already sold out, leaving very few $115 3 day tickets remaining for those who want to catch this eclectic lineup in an intimate festival setting.
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