This just might be the best music festival ever. With a stacked lineup of almost every genera of music, it's like a buffet of music. A little bit of this a little bit of that, there really is something for everyone.
The biggest challenge, like any tri-day music festival, is trying to coordinate a schedule so you can see every music set you want. With so many overlapping sets, you typically end up catching half a set or leaving early to see another. Or what some people did (now that there are 2 weekends), you could hit up both weekends... Double the fun right!? And double the cost, but definitely an option. With my personal experience, I think that the one weekend was just perfect, after the insanely hot 50* Celsius desert heat I don't think I could do it back to back.
THE HEAD AND THE HEART
If the overlapping sets wasn't a problem, the heat sure was, but! We survived and managed to see pretty much all the artists we wanted. With the major headlining sets from Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg(and friends), I was also really excited about seeing new artists. I was super impressed with some of the shows, like Feist, Childish Gambino, Explosions in the Sky, M83, Bon Iver, Oberhofer and Beats Antique. I don't enjoy seeing a show when it feels like you could go home and put a CD on and have the same experience, and I definitely did not feel like that with any of those artists! So, yes, mind blowing and totally worth suffering in the way too hot desert heat.
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE
the DR. DRE & SNOOP DOGG + EMINEM, 2PAC, WIZ KHALIFA, 50 CENT show
I was disappointed in a couple artists though, who I won't mention, but if you were there and were around the Gobi stage, around... I dunno, 11:30pm... Then I'm sure you may have also been disappointed! Or not, but I'm not judging...
Anyways, best music festival ever! I got a little hip hop/rap/r&b, indie, indie rock, instrumental, all in one weekend... Amazing!