camping festivals 2021

Are you hoping to head to a camping festival in 2021? Whether you want to rock out all weekend or head to a festival with a more chilled-out vibe, here are the best music festivals with a camping option.

#1: Sonic Bloom (Electronic and Bass)

Dates: Thurs June 17 – Sun June 20, 2021

Location: Rye, Colorado

Colorado’s premier electronic festival is a small and lesser-known festival – but it’s definitely one to put on your calendar. Camping is included with every ticket, so it’s a great festival for campers. There’s a family camp option too, so it’s a great festival if you’re camping with kids.

#2: Imagine (EDM)

Dates: Fri Sept 17 – Sun Sept 19, 2021

Location: Chattahoochee Hills, Atlanta GA

With an underwater theme (think mermaids and coral reefs), this festival is bound to be a visual delight as well as a fun music experience. Expect plenty of arts and dance along with your music, too, and an impressive lineup.

#4: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Dates: Thurs Sept 2 – Sun Sept 5, 2021 

Location: Manchester, Tennessee

Whatever type of music you’re into, you’re likely to find something you love at Bonnaroo. With more than 10 performance stages, plus 4 campground party barns, there’s entertainment all night every night. Plus, you can take part in lots of activities, including yoga, painting, or even running. Bonnaroo’s eco-credentials are strong, too.

#5: EDC Las Vegas (EDM)

Dates: Not yet announced for 2021

Location: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Boulevard  

In 2019, EDC Las Vegas introduced a camping option – so if you’ve been meaning to give this festival a try, now’s a great time! You can even hire a pre-setup ShiftPod2, which is an air conditioned tent, perfect for keeping you cool while camping

#6: Shambhala (Electronic)

Dates: Fri Aug 20 – Mon Aug 23, 2021

Location: Salmo River Ranch, near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

Want an energetic and open vibe to your camping festival? Try Shambhala, a family-run event that operates without corporate sponsorship. You can even swim in the Salmo River at the campground, with lots of riverfront access.

#7: Lost Lands (Bass)

Dates: Fri Sept 24 – Sun Sept 26, 2021

Location: Legend Valley, Ohio

Lost Lands is a dinosaur-themed camping festival (with hotel options, too). If you happen to love dinosaurs, camping, and bass, it’s a can’t-miss! 

#8: Coachella (Rock, Pop, Indie, EDM, and More)

Dates: Fri April 9 –  Sun April 11, 2021 and Fri April 16 – Sun April 18, 2021

Location: Indio, California 

No list of camping festivals would be complete without Coachella. This glitzy, celebrity-studded festival has a camping option. It’s likely to get warm, so take a camping fan if you don’t have an air conditioned tent. There’s also…

#9: Stagecoach (Country, Bluegrass, Folk)

Dates: Fri 23rd April – Sun 25th April 2021

Location: Indio, California 

After Coachella wraps up, Stagecoach takes place on the same grounds. It’s an immersive country experience, with food stalls, clothing stalls, and even an amusement park.

#10: Electric Forest (Electronic, Jam)

Dates: Not yet announced for 2021

Location: Rothbury, Michigan

If you like electronic music and jam bands, Electric Forest is for you. General admission camping is included in the ticket price, or you can upgrade to VIP camping for a premium experience.


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