Do you have excessive money and no idea where to spend it?
We’ve discussed affordable festivals and we’ve discussed festival budgets, so maybe it’s time to see what kind of experiences you can have if you have a little bit (read: loads) of money.
Here is a list of some of the most luxurious and expensive festivals in the world.
1. Secret Solstice
This midnight sun music festival is officially the most expensive festival in the world. The festival ticket is priced at $205 and this does not include camping. Earlier this year, they introduced a an insane festival package that included access to all the VIP parties, exclusive pick up and drop to the festival on a private business jet from ANYWHERE in the world, private tours of Icelandic destinations and of course, the world’s first concert inside the magma chamber of a dormant volcano. They surely know how to get the luxury right.
2. Electric Forest
The dance music festival supplies one of the craziest experiences of your life for just about $430. The festival is known to have some absolutely kick ass lineups, with heavyweights such as Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and AVICII being regulars. The festival is held at Rothbury, Michigan, at the Double JJ Resort. Set in a forest, it has been described as one of the most surreal experiences, one you have to attend to understand.
3. Further Future
Further Future is basically what happened when a bunch of extremely rich people got tired of the the rustic feel of Burning Man and decided to form a festival of their own. A festival for ridiculously rich people like them. The festival is invite only so make sure you register yourself before it’s too late. Referred to as the Burning Man for the 1%, Further Future has only one goal ‘Reach the next stage in our collective evolution‘. The festival holds talks from some of the most influential people such as Bob Pittman, founder of MTV and Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet. The recently concluded festival also has glamping, masterclasses by world renowned chefs and of course some pretty great music.
When good old Glasto first started out, it was all about peace, love and brotherhood. It’s still all of that, but just with a seriously hefty price. To be fair, the festival HAS come a long way from it’s musicians-rocking-out-in-a-barn days. Now, it’s a phenomenon in the world of music. This is where you can witness some of the best artists from all over the world come together and perform their best. This year’s tickets cost festival goers about £228 + £5 booking fee per ticket and this is just the admission fee. You can always pay more for the luxury camping, that guarantees hot water, clean showers and comfortable tents.
Coachella is undoubtedly the most famous festival in the world. It also is one of the most exorbitant. Research has shown that it takes about about $270 to get through one day of the crazy festival! And this is excluding the ticket prices which cost $399 for the 2016 edition, excluding camping. The festival focuses on a lot more than music, looking to build an experience rather than just a weekend getaway. Coachella is known for it’s art installations, dance and music performances and people just as much as it is known for its live music.
The cheapest ticket for the festival (which is now sold out) is priced at sweet $349.50 plus applicable fees. The tickets which are now available are the GA Price Level 2 costing $349.50 plus applicable fees. Though this does not include camping, we highly suggest the Bonnaroo camping experience. The festival has many a times been referred to as one of the best festivals in America and we have to agree. It has one of the best crowds with an abundance of happy hippies, teens and even families. It’s like a super luxurious hippie retreat that you can safely enjoy with your family.
Aah, the king of all that is dance music. The biggest dance music festival in the world is held in Belgium, with a few versions of it happening all over the world. The festival is notorious for its immediate ticket sales, priced at a super $305.60 as ravers from all over the world make their way down to greatest congregation for dance music lovers. Though this is the cheapest ticket available You might want to check out their website if you want a festival experience that is a little more comfortable than the usual.
8. Latitude Festival
This is probably as great as boutique festivals get. Latitude is one of the best known festivals in the UK. The tickets for this year are priced at $300 and this includes camping. The festival is known particularly for it’s laid back and happy experience. Latitude is much more than your average festival—with the fields of multicoloured sheep (achieved through vegetable dye and PETA approved), hidden DJ performances in the woods and opera by the lake, it really is the cultural highlight of the summer festival season.
9. It’s The Ship
Aisa’s largest EDM cruise festival returns for its third installment this year. The four-day and three-night floating vacation cum music festival is set to depart from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on November 4, crossing international waters on the straits of Malacca to the Pearl of the Orient, Penang, before returning to Singapore shores on Nov 7. They have some pretty sick packages, like the Ultimate Baller package which costs a whopping $680,000! But this also includes all kinds of fabulous stuff like getting a stage named after you, having a special after movie shot for you and your squad and $30,000 worth of spending credit. Seems pretty worth it.