Music Festivals and Art Shows- Generation “Y”

          Over the past few years music festivals have become extremely popular for people from Generation “Y”.  More than 230,000 amazing fans attended the Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas 2011, many of which were Generation “Ys”.   The world’s top musical and artistic talent will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 16th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival on June 8, 9 and 10, 2012. Another very popular music festival is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Coachella Festival is a three-day annual music and arts festival, organized by Goldenvoice.  This Southern California event features many genres of music including rock, indie, Hip Hop, and electronic music as well as large sculptural art and draws more than a 100,000 people each year. The event has many main stages, and has an extremely large camping site.  Many people from Generation “Y” attend this event annually to enjoy the light shows and electronic music.

          Similar to music festivals like EDC and Coachella is Burning Man, a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. The event starts on the Monday before Labor Day weekend, and ends on the holiday itself. The event has an annual burning of a wooden man at the end of the festival. Burning Man is also contains many hand crafted art designs along with many sculptures created for the event.  Light shows and fluorescent color are extremely popular for this event.  Over 50,000 people attended the event last year, many of which were people from Generation “Y”.  Based off the popularity of these events it is fact that Generation “Y” enjoys art and self expression.  I myself am not very big on these events but for the people who are, their attendance to these events just gets larger as the years go on.  Below is a video of the Burning Man festival.


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