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  The birds are singing. The sun is shining. The season of dancing in the desert sun and spinning in fields of fragrant green dreams is (almost) here. Whether old school nomad (Grateful Dead tour, anyone?), new age preppy punk, boho- grunge techno-trancer or mystical hip-hop head, there’s a music festival for everyone.

The following are NOMAD’s top five symphonic, social getaways for 2015:
 
Coachella
When: April 10-12 / April 17-19, 2015
Where: Indio, CA
Coachella kicks off the carousel of music festivals. Featured acts include Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Drake, and FKA twigs. Party at stylish, poolside soirees. For a Nochella summer holiday, stay at The Ace Hotel. Spend a mystical Monday rocking out in Joshua Tree and head to the Salton Sea for spiritual rolling.

Sweetlife
When: May 30-31, 2015
Where: Columbia, MD
A party with a purpose, Sweetlife is an annual festival dedicated to sustainable living. Peeps will jam to Calvin Harris, Phantogram, and Bleachers while feasting on whole food. Have a surreal sap out to The Weeknd in the forest venue. Take a sunset sojourn to secluded Gorman Stream Valley and wander the gorge. A great way to experience altered states in the United States.

The Governors Ball
When: June 5 – 7, 2015
Where: Randall’s Island, NYC
New York City’s diverse, inclusive energy is well represented in 2015’s Governor’s Ball lineup. Björk,The Black Keys, Hot Chip, Chromeo, and Little Dragon will perform alongside art installations and lawn games. Stroll through Central Park, crossing at the 103rd St footbridge. Take the Water Taxi for after hours star gazing in the city that is never slept on.
 
Bannaroo
When: June 11-14, 2015
Where: Manchester, TN
2015’s Bannaroo lineup features Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, D'Angelo, Robert Plant, and Mumford & Sons. It’s a Supreme meets Coach campaign come to life in the wilds of Tennessee. Visit Old Stone Fort State Archeological Park for waterfalls and sundry Native American attractions.

Burning Man
When: August 30 to September 7, 2015
Where: Black Rock Desert, NV
Not exactly a music festival, Burning Man is melodious enough to make this list (ever listen to a huge fire crackling?). The once fringe festival is becoming increasingly commercialized- but its experimental spirit and cerebral tribalism remains. Wabi-sabi- esque art installations for tech entrepreneurs flown in on private planes stand alongside off the grid survivalist pioneers in salvaged hippie-in-space attire. 2015’s theme, “Carnival of Mirrors” is inspired by the spectacular spectacle and Debord-ian displays. Occurring the week leading up to and including Labor Day, Black Rock City presents an ironic and increasingly iconic alternative to Main Street, USA.

 
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