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Top Leftfield Music Festivals in America

 

Top Leftfield Music Festivals in America

With dance music taking over the nightclubs and festivals of America and beyond, we thought we’d offer up a more leftfield selection of gatherings in the United States if you prefer your sounds of the more eclectic variety.

For every Electric Daisy Carnival there will always be a smaller, boutique festival that will be offering up a truly totally different from the norm. Here’s a little breakdown of a few saucy shindigs that will well be worth a visit in 2014 if you prefer your weekends to be spent away from the glow sticks!

Decibel Festival  – Seattle – September 24-28th 2014

https://dbfestival.com/

Into its 11th year now, the Decibel Festival in Seattle is a true hot bed of underground action that we at the Garnish Music Production School are planning on making the pilgrimage to.  With a sublime booking line up that includes the likes of Kode9, Lindstrom, Sango, Shadow Child, Soul Clap and Ritchie Hawtin, this is a real connoisseurs weekend of debauchery to listen to the twisted sounds of the underground. Even if you’re not planning on attending be sure to check out their website as there’s a host of top quality DJ mixes available.

Centre of the Universe Festival – Tulsa Oklahoma July 25-26th 2014

https://centeroftheuniversefestival.com/

Tickets for this event are only $50 though no camping, this two day non profit party is to support Tulsa’s booming Brady Arts District. With three stages hosting over 100 acts including DJ Jazzy Jeff, AWOL Nation, Horse Thief, Taddy Porter and Z-Trip, this is one of the cheapest festivals in America and one of it’s most laid back.

Art Outside – Apache Pass, Texas – October 24th – 27th 2014

https://www.artoutside.org/

A real mixed bag this one, with not just music but art, comedy, film and performance available for all the family. Music is provided by the likes of Mark Farina, DJ Vadim, Tauk, Wildlight and Little People. Now into its 10th year, this three day festival offers a unique setting to express yourself and take part in some really creative activities.  Check out the video below to see how truly unique this event is.

Art Outside from The Art of Bohl on Vimeo.

Satchmo Summer Fest, New Orleans – 3–5th August 2014

https://fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest

If you’re in New Orleans this summer be sure to check out the amazing Satchmo free street festival in the French Quarter in honour of the late, great Louis Armstrong. With dancing in the street for three days and amazing Creole cooking available, this three day party is a real blend of soul, blues and jazz. Beats the Mardi Gras hands down!

Just four little tips of fun filled festivals that offer something different to the norm. Having visited the Satchmo Festival last year in New Orleans, it’s safe to say you don’t need to spend a fortune to find a good party. Sometimes, they are even free!

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