Skokie, Ill.—Festival season is upon us, as marked by Coachella’s three-day music celebration taking place this weekend in Indio, California. Many cities present their own worthy takes on the summer music festival experience—Austin City Limits or Chicago‘s Lollapalooza, for instance—but in my opinion, it’s the camping festivals that offer the most memories and bonding time with fellow art and music fanatics.
Besides Coachella, here are five festivals with on-site camping that are worth putting on your tie-dye shirt and hitting the road for:
Where: Quincy, Washington. Located at the Gorge Amphitheatre, considered one of the most scenic concert venues in the world.
When: May 23-25
Who: Kings of Leon, Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction
Where: Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas
When: June 4-7
Who: The Black Crowes, Les Claypool, Gomez
Where: A 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee
When: June 11-14
Who: Bruce Springsteen, Phish, Beastie Boys, Jimmy Fallon
Where: Wooded setting in Rothbury, Michigan
When: July 2-5
Who: The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident
What: Burning Man
Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
When: Aug. 31-Sep 7
Who: Radical displays of art and self-expression make up this temporary community.
Looking for information on other festivals? The 2010 Rand McNally Road Atlas and Festival Guide can be pre-ordered here.—Kelsey Rexroat