The overseas music festival: cheap and boofhead free
It's little secret that the Australian music festival sector has been under pressure in recent years. Much of the talk focuses on there being a saturation in the market, particularly during the busy summer season when cities throughout the country are overrun by beefcakes and babes with more drugs than they have items of clothing.
But local promoters have had to indirectly deal with another issue, and that’s the high Australian dollar. Never has it been easier for people in their twenties and thirties to travel overseas to other first world countries, and many are now tacking a music festival onto their trip. By Australian standards, overseas festivals undercharge whilst over-delivering on entertainment. To top it off dickheads, as well as the draconian rules that go with them, seem to be rare.
TheVine wanted to drill down and get more of an Australian take on these overseas festivals in order to discover how they contrast with local offerings. So we dug up seven smug pricks that, for the most part, had the experience of a lifetime. Unsurprisingly, this story will make you green with envy: overseas festivals are officially awesome.
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