San Francisco's Noise Pop Festival was established in 1993, and since then it has grown and nurtured indie acts that would go on to explode onto the national scene. Important names that graduated from Noise Pop include The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie and The Flaming Lips.
The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is a North American film festival featuring cat videos as chosen by a panel of judges. The festival was conceived as a modest celebration to bring online communities together in the real world. #catvidfest has since become its own viral phenomenon, drawing more than 10,000 fans to each of festival debuts and winning the attention of local, national, and international audiences and media.
Holy Ship! is a festival in a category all of its own. The premise is simple: a three day festival on a luxury liner. The festival/ship departs from Miami and goes to the Bahamas, stopping at several islands, and returns. Parties featuring DJs are held both on-board the ship, and on the islands. The ship, the MSC Diva, is a brand new luxury liner and includes a disco, restaurants, a spa, a pool, and a casino.
Organiser's book big electronic dance music acts every year, so the music is not just a gimmick, it plays a central part in the festival.
Set in the pretty campus of the Lake Tahoe Community College, SnowGlobe promises to be an unusual experience. Spanning from a couple days after Christmas to New Year's, organisers have taken advantage of a time most people take off work, to capitalise on the holiday spirit. Although the festival has been going on for only three years, those running the festival have managed to book consistently impressive line ups.
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The Life is Beautiful Festival is a newcomer to the world of festivals, being inaugurated in 2013. The festival takes place in down-town Las Vegas, spread out over 15 city blocks. The festival features a variety of rock acts, as well as some hip hop and electronic music.
Every year the woods foregrounding the little town of Rothbury, Michigan are transformed into a shimmering, iridescent Electronic Dance Music wonderland. Multi-coloured lights accompany the swaying body of the ravers that dance the night away during the Electric Forest Festival.
Located on the coastline between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Moterrey is host to one of the biggest and oldest annual jazz festivals in the world. Started in 1958, making it one of the oldest jazz festivals in the world. Since its inception it attracted some of the biggest names in the world of jazz, including Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Billie Holiday. The festival includes 8 stages, is out in the open at the 20-acre Monterey Fairgrounds. Festival goers, in adition to the concerts, can attend a variety of exhibitions, workshops and discussions.
Founded in 2009, Maha Music Festival is an annual 1-day music festival held in Omaha, Nebraska and until 2010 was held in late July and now takes place in early-mid August.
It's is owned and run by YFC, Inc., a non-profit organisation.
2013's line-up features performances from The Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim and Bob Mould.
Maha Music Festival is famous for being an intimate affair - despite its often very well-known headliners.