We've all seen plenty of photos of celebrities — including Bravo stars like Gigi Hadid and the Vanderpump Rules cast — chilling out at music festivals. Those folks don't exactly stroll through the turnstiles like the rest of the plebes. No, they're out there living the high life, replete with things you might not have even imagined were possible to find in that kind of environment.
These days, music festivals seem to be trying to outdo one another with over-the-top posh VIP offerings. If you're looking for an otherworldly festival travel experience this year, keep these bells-and-whistles packages on your radar.
Coachella has gone all out with its Safari Tent offering. Music-loving travelers can take in the sight of the wide-open desert sky from the comfort of an over-the-top VIP section. These Shikar-style tents are fully furnished with one or two queen beds (not queen air mattresses, but actual queen bed mattresses on queen bed bed frames). Some of the perks that come along with the Safari Tent package are: private check-in, air conditioning (no wonder the festival elites always look so well groomed in their festival style!), access to the guest area at the shows, and golf cart transportation around the premises. This setup also apparently offers access to a private bathroom, shower, bar, and even a private pool.
The Tennessee countryside in the summer is hot, but not unbearable. The breeze coming in on an early summer afternoon in that part of the country can really feel divine. The surrounding area is filled with travel destinations, from caves to the city of Nashville. If you use Bonnaroo as your reason to make the trip, it’ll only cost you $30,000 to get you and your friends hooked up with the Roll Like a Rockstar package. Those who opt into the package stay in a bunk on a plus tour bus with all of the amenities: air-conditioned lounges, televisions, mini kitchens, and more. This plan includes open bar and on-site gourmet catering. And if the bus is a little too cramped for your tastes, you can have all of the same amenities while staying in a luxury tent, too.
3. Governors Ball
New York City is always a travel destination, but when the city’s buzz slows because the music fans have all gone elsewhere, there’s a special kind of energy that kicks in. The city's biggest music festival, Governors Ball, goes down on Governors Island (which is super close to Manhattan). And if you want to check it all out in sheer luxury, you can drop $30,000 on a cabana for 16 people, which includes beer and air conditioning, naturally.
The Windy City is an attraction in and of itself, but if you need a music incentive, visit Chicago for its biggest music festival of the year (and be sure not to miss some time at the Lake Michigan beach while you're in town). You’ll be able to indulge in mini spa treatments while spending time at Chicago’s Lollapalooza if you opt into the Platinum Pass. Plus, there’s free food, drinks, golf cart transportation, and even air-conditioned bathrooms (a serious rarity in the world of outdoor music festivals).
Located in the beautiful Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, the Sasquatch Festival brings people in from around the world for the music as well as the scenery. It doesn’t get much more magnificent in terms of earthly views than this place. Buy the supertickets and you’ll get box office seats with wait staff service, free food and drinks, access to VIP viewing areas for the shows, and access to a private club on the premises with a gorgeous view of the gorge. For accommodations, you can choose the Deluxe Tent for Two option and stay in a fully furnished canvas tent with a locking entrance, memory foam mattress, and luxury bath products, among other amenities.
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