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Too many music festivals

Crowd cheers for performers at Coachella

Harrison Katz

December 5, 2016

Music festivals have become weekly occurrences in the Los Angeles area over the past few years and as a result of this influx, all of the lineups are starting to look identical. Economics major Angel Hernandez believes companies need to slow down with the festivals because they are losing their originali...

Ways to make life easier at music festivals

The crowd cheers for the band Haim on the first day of the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Brooke Holland

March 30, 2015

If you're planing three days of mischief and musical bliss at a spring music festival, it's important to pack for the main event. We've put together five essential items that will get you through the fun, heat and crowds. This roundup of all-things festival is sure to have you fully prepared whether...

Keeping your make up fresh under harsh music festival conditions

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Esmeralda Ramirez

March 25, 2015

Here are some tips and tricks for amazing makeup that is long-lasting, even in the mix of the heat and dusty scene of music festivals. With Coachella and Stagecoach right around the corner, many of us might now be thinking of products to keep our faces looking fresh, flawless and sparkly.Many girls can...

There’s more to do than listen to music at festivals

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Patrick J. Wilkinson

March 27, 2014

Maybe we’ve been doing music festivals all wrong. Yes, we’ve shown up to the shows, enjoyed the music, ate when we had to, and fell asleep when our bodies couldn’t take it any longer, only to wake up the next day and do it all over  again. But is that the right way to go? Apart fro...

Do’s and don’ts of this summer’s Southern California music festivals

Water is a universally accepted necessity for summer festivals. Here, attendees from last year’s Coachella festival cool off. | Courtesy of MCT

Jake Tully

March 27, 2014

As bragging rights for scoring Coachella tickets are flying around faster than Indio’s tumbleweeds, so begins the preparation period for Southern California’s music festival season. Of course, preparation involves the ritual setlist puzzle-solving to squeeze in as many shows as possible, and figuring out how m...

Upcoming music festivals calendar

Taylor Villescas

March 26, 2014

Event:Warped Tour Description:A longtime home for rockaholics in the summer time, Warped Tour hosts every band you loved in high school, and their new emo-pop/rock/hardcore/indie/punk/hip-hop/metal descendants. The nationwide tour kicks off in LA, and then returns to the west coast for a couple of days in...

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