Music festivals are fast becoming more popular than conventional holidays. With constant sensory entertainment – from the music to top class food and art installations – they combine partying with culture, and millions of people flock to them every year.
But, if you’re looking for an exclusive experience, luxury on-demand jet charter marketplace Victor are on hand to help. From educating you in ‘jetiquette’ to advising which music festival is right for you, the brand is at the vanguard of this new trend.
Some festivals even set up temporary private jet terminals to host their most wealthy guests – so you not only get to roll up to your departing flight mere minutes before take-off, but can also land rockstar-style in the heart of the action, just before your favourite act takes to the stage.
But where should you be flying?
Burning Man, August 26 to September 3
Burning Man is an institution. Taking place annually in a temporarily-erected city in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada, the late summer event is described as an ‘experiment in community and art’.
Influenced by ten principles: “radical” inclusion, self-reliance, and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodification, participation, immediacy, and leaving no trace – the festival takes its name from the symbolic ritual burning of a large wooden effigy – quite the spectacle.
How to fly private: LA to Black Rock City from £10,690 (by King Air C90GTx)
EDC Las Vegas, May 18 to 20
The Electric Daisy Carnival may be one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world, but it is also one of the most exclusive. A three-day event, this year the EDC will take place at Las Vegas’ motor speedway – in the centre of a city famed for its excess.
The flagship of the EDC series, other festivals take place in Tokyo, Mexico City and Orlando, but we’d recommend doing things properly if you want to experience the DJs such as Tiesto and Armin van Burren in their element.
How to fly private: New York to Las Vegas from £42,055 (by Citation X)
Coachella, April 13 to 22
Thanks to social media, Coachella is now probably second only to Glastonbury in the world’s most coveted music festivals. Playground of the rich and famous – and alternatively dressed – this festival takes less at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, and features both music performances and art installations.
Showcasing popular and established musical artists, as well as emerging artists and reunited groups, this is a real mixed bag of a festival. But we’d recommend taking a trip for the culture as a whole – the fashion, the food and the performances. And, of course, travel there in style…
How to fly private: London to California from £175,000 (by Global 6000)
Tomorrowland, July 20 to 29
It’s a fact well-known that continental Europeans like their electronic dance music. But one wonders whether or not the location of Tomorrowland, of the the world’s most notable festivals of this genre, was decided on because of its name: Boom. Like the thudding bass beats of the music it welcomes once a year, Boom is a Belgian town which first hosted this festival in 2005.
Each year, the festival has a theme – from ‘The Key to Happiness’ to ‘The Elixir of Life’ – and has welcomed musicians from Avicii and David Guetta to Martin Garrix and Afrojack. And, what’s more, it’s virtually on Britons’ doorsteps.
How to fly private: London to Antwerp from £7,800 (by Citation Mustang)
Lollapalooza, August 2 to 5
This Chicago-based festival features all sorts of music – from alternative rock and heavy metal to hip hop and electronica. 160,000 people may attend, but there are few festivals with the number of hideaways, exclusive pop-ups and opportunities to enjoy in addition to the music. Know where to look, and this could be the festival of your life.
In fact, the word itself means ‘an extraordinary or unusual thing’, and that’s exactly what Lollapalooza is. Look out for circus performers, art shows, virtual reality games and presentations by counter-culture groups. And, as always, travel there in the utmost luxury…
How to fly private: New York to Chicago from £17,130 (by Challenger 300)
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