By Rebecca Martelotti
Assistant Features Editor
Summer, when college students are free from homework and exams, is a perfect time to take advantage of all of the music festivals in the tri-state area. Over the past few years, summer festivals have grown in popularity, and now there is nearly one every month in the region, catering to all genres of music.
Some of Post students’ favorite festivals include Electric Daisy Carnival and Governor’s Ball.
The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) takes place bewteen May 24 and 25. This year, the festival will host multiple stages for electronic music and events at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Some artists performing include Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Steve Angello, and Tiesto. A regular admission ticket allows you access to multiple music stages and carnival activities. Bars are located throughout the event. The two-day regular admission pass is $240, while the single day pass is $142. VIP tickets are also available for both single day and two-day admission. VIP tickets include a separate entrance, bar and lounge areas, and viewing decks overlooking the different stages. Tickets can be purchased at electricdaisycarnival.com/NewYork.
“The tickets are expensive, but every concert is the same price really, and at least here you get to see tons of different artists rather than just one – definitely worth it,” said Thomas Durso, a freshman Business Administration major.
Governor’s Ball is scheduled for June 6, 7, and 8, on Randall’s Island Park along the East River in New York City. The show will feature artists such as Skrillex, Vampire Weekend, Axwell, and many more. Tickets are sold at governorsballmusicfestival.com. Single day tickets cost $100 while the three-day pass is $230. VIP tickets are also available for purchase and include a private bar and cabana area.
I’m going to the Governor›s Ball with a ton of my friends. We go every year to get together and kick off the summer,» said Abby Brosnan, a sophomore Broadcasting major
No matter how students are spending their summer, there is bound to be some great music and fun in the sun.