music festivals

The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Steady Rise of the Trippy Festival

Music festivals have always been the bedrock of psychedelic drug taking. Now psychedelic-themed festivals have reached a new high, as more people search for meaning away from their nine-to-five lives
Kevin Franciotti
12.3.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Teen Got Her Head Stuck in a Tailpipe and Just Owned the Hell Out of It

"Yeah I'm the tailpipe girl, whatchu know about it?"
Drew Schwartz
6.14.18
LAS VEGAS

Concert Security Will Get Way More Intense After Vegas

The historic mass shooting is set to inspire drastic new safety measures at future concerts and festivals, security experts specializing in large-scale events told us.
Francisco Alvarado
10.3.17
Festivals

All the Ridiculous Stuff We Overheard at Chicago's Riot Festival

"What's your favorite song? Mine is the one that goes, 'Punch in the face, punch in the face, uhhhh punch in the face.' It's catchy."
Hannah Ewens
9.19.17
SPIRITUALITY

I Tried to Find Spiritual Enlightenment at a Music Festival

At Bhakti Fest, you'll find no alcohol, no meat, no cheese, no cigarettes, and no drugs—but you might find yourself.
Katie Bain
9.14.17
Features

The Best EDM Songs Ever & 9 More Things We Loved on the Dance Music Internet

Jana Rush, The Nines, EDM, and more made our list of the week's best things.
Britt Julious
7.16.17
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Festival Security Guard

"I've been threatened with a gun, an ax, and I've also had a beer glass shattered in my face—twice.​"
Loek Wijers
7.14.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
thump news

Minors Can Now Attend Music Festivals in Wisconsin Without a Guardian

Wisconsin government officials believe the new law will be an advantage for tourism.
Britt Julious
6.18.17
thump news

New Local Australian Policy to Allow "Stop and Search" for Drugs Without Cause

The policy has been described as a "zero-tolerance" approach to drug users at music festivals.
Britt Julious
6.18.17
Features

25 Portraits Proving Moogfest is Everything You Want a Festival to Be

Where else can you see Flying Lotus, Hannibal Buress, and REM's Michael Stipe in one place?
THUMP Canada Staff
6.8.17
thump news

There's Still A Lot of Money to Be Made in Dance Music, Report Says

The International Music Summit kicked off in Ibiza earlier today with its annual industry breakdown.
Krystal Rodriguez
5.24.17
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