Spring is here and musical festival and concerts are looming. Are you ready? Here are 10 things you will need for a comfortable weekender.
1. Tent and sleeping gear: Bring a good quality tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad to ensure that you get a good night's sleep in between all the festival fun.
2. Camping chairs: Comfortable camping chairs will allow you to relax and rest between shows or while chatting with other festival-goers.
3. Clothing: Check the weather forecast before heading to the festival and pack appropriate clothing. Bring comfortable and breathable clothes, a rain jacket, and warm layers for the evening.
4, Comfortable shoes: Expect to do a lot of walking, so comfortable and durable shoes are a must.
5. Sun protection: Bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun during the day.
6. Portable charger: Keep your phone charged all weekend with a portable charger.
7. First aid kit: A basic first aid kit can come in handy for any minor injuries or illnesses.
8. Water bottle: Stay hydrated by bringing a refillable water bottle.
9. Snacks: Bring your own snacks to save money and ensure that you have some healthy options on hand.
10. Cash and cards: Be sure to bring enough cash and cards for any purchases you might make, such as food, drinks, and souvenirs.
11. It goes without saying that you should always bring your own toilet paper as toilet paper may not always be readily available or stocked in the portable toilets at the festival campsite.
Now here are 10 good things to remember to do or take to a concert:
Your tickets or confirmation email.
Identification, especially if you plan to drink alcohol.
Cash or credit card for any purchases you may make, such as merchandise or food and drinks.
Comfortable clothing and shoes, especially if you will be standing for long periods of time.
Earplugs to protect your hearing from the loud music.
A fully charged phone or camera to capture memories of the event.
Water or other hydrating beverages, especially if you will be dancing and sweating.
A small bag or backpack to carry your essentials.
A friend or group to share the experience with.
A positive attitude and an open mind to fully enjoy the music and atmosphere of the concert.
As music fans around the world eagerly anticipate the return of live performances, some of the most iconic bands in the history of popular music have announced upcoming tours. Among them are Depeche Mode, The Who, Coldplay, and The Cure. These four legendary acts will be bringing their signature sounds to fans across multiple continents in the coming months.
Depeche Mode, one of the pioneers of synth-pop music, will be embarking on a tour in support of their latest album, "Spirit". The tour will kick off on May 4, 2023, in Moscow, Russia, and will take the band across Europe and North America, with a total of 37 shows scheduled. The European leg of the tour will include stops in cities such as Paris, Berlin, and Madrid, while the North American leg will feature shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City.
Depeche Mode's will be without one of the founding members, keyboardist Andy 'Fletch' Fletcher. who sadly past away in May of 2022. The lineup will include the other founding members of the band, Martin Gore, as well as lead singer Dave Gahan, who has been with the band since 1980. The band will also be joined on stage by drummer Christian Eigner, keyboardist Peter Gordeno, and guitarist Martin Gore's touring band member, Kurt Uenala.
Tickets for Depeche Mode's tour will be available on the band's website, as well as through Ticketmaster and other ticket outlets. Here is a link to their website https://www.depechemode.com/
The Who, one of the most iconic rock bands of all time, will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a tour that will take them across North America and Europe. The tour will kick off on May 7, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan, and will include 34 shows in total.
The Who's lineup will include founding members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, as well as drummer Zak Starkey, bassist Pino Palladino, and keyboardist John Corey.
The North American leg of the tour will include stops in cities such as Toronto, Boston, and Atlanta, while the European leg will feature shows in London, Paris, and Berlin.
Tickets for The Who's tour will be available on the band's website, as well as through Live Nation and other ticket outlets. Here is a link to their website https://www.thewho.com/
Coldplay, the British band known for their catchy melodies and emotional ballads, will be embarking on a tour in support of their latest album, "Music of the Spheres". The tour will kick off on June 18, 2023, in Manchester, England, and will include shows across Europe, North America, and Asia.
Coldplay's lineup will include lead singer Chris Martin, guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion.
The European leg of the tour will include stops in cities such as Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona, while the North American leg will feature shows in Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York City. The band will also be performing in Singapore, Tokyo, and Seoul, among other Asian cities.
Tickets for Coldplay's tour will be available on the band's website, as well as through Ticketmaster and other ticket outlets. Here is a link to their website https://www.coldplay.com/
The Cure, the legendary British band known for their dark and atmospheric sound, will be celebrating their 45th anniversary with a tour that will take them across North America and Europe. The tour will kick off on August 25, 2023, in Miami, Florida, and will include shows in 28 cities.
The Cure's lineup will include founding members Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, and Jason Cooper, as well as keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Reeves Gabrels.
The North American leg of the tour will include stops in cities such as New York City, Toronto, and Seattle, while the European leg will include:
European leg of the tour:
August 29, 2023: Dublin, Ireland at Malahide Castle
August 31, 2023: Glasgow, Scotland at Bellahouston Park
September 2, 2023: Liverpool, England at Anfield Stadium
September 4, 2023: Birmingham, England at Utilita Arena Birmingham
September 6-7, 2023: London, England at The O2
September 10, 2023: Berlin, Germany at Waldbühne
September 11, 2023: Hamburg, Germany at Barclaycard Arena
September 13, 2023: Stockholm, Sweden at Tele2 Arena
September 15, 2023: Helsinki, Finland at Hartwall Arena
September 18, 2023: Copenhagen, Denmark at Royal Arena
September 20, 2023: Oslo, Norway at Telenor Arena.
Here is a link to their website. https://www.thecure.com/