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The Spotify of music festivals—a new $799 pass to almost a hundred across the world—can be yours

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  • Amy X. Wang
By Amy X. Wang


Published This article is more than 2 years old.

Are you heartbroken that Fyre Festival never came to fruition? Was Coachella so very enchanting that you want to experience it 90 more times this year?

An answer of yes to either of those means Live Nation’s new Festival Passport is surely for you. According to the massive live-events company, the offering is a ”revolutionary experience”: a $799 pass that will get you general admission into almost every music festival put on by Live Nation for the rest of 2017—even if it’s already sold out. The 90 festivals span 15 countries and include major ones such as Leeds, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, and Lollapalooza. The passes, of which there are only 1,000, will go on sale Monday (May 22) at 10am Pacific Time.

“Nothing like this has ever been done before,” Live Nation said in a press release. “It’s truly the Willy Wonka golden ticket for festival fans,” subtly hinting to journalists what their angle should be.

While the Festival Passport is, from a ticket-price perspective, a steal—general admission to a single music festival typically runs $50-200 per person—it does not include housing or transportation to any of the events it covers. And given that the festivals are all at random points across the globe, it’s unlikely fans will be able to attend more than a handful, making the pass more of a marketing stunt than a real bargain. But the fact that music festivals have grown so absurdly popular that buffet-style passes are being given out—well, that speaks to itself.

The festivals included are listed below.

Austin City Limits Music FestivalAustin, Texas
Barcelona Beach FestivalBarcelona
Billboard Hot 100 Music FestivalNew York
Bonnaroo Music and Arts FestivalManchester, Tennessee
Camp BiscoScranton, Pennsylvania
CBC Music FestivalToronto
Center of Gravity FestivalKelowna, Canada
Chasing Summer Music FestivalCalgary, Canada
Chicago Open AirChicago, Illinois
Citadel FestivalLondon
Community FestivalLondon
Contact Winter Music FestivalVancouver, Canada
CopenhellCopenhagen, Denmark
Countdown NYESan Bernardino, California
Country LakeShakeChicago
CreamfieldsDaresbury, UK
Creamfields Steel YardLondon
Crystal Coast Music FestivalAtlantic Beach, North Carolina
DCODE FestivalMadrid
Down the Rabbit HoleEwijk, Netherlands
Download FestivalLeicestershire, UK
Download Festival ParisParis
Download Festival SpainMadrid
Dreams Music FestivalToronto, Canada
Dreamstate San FranciscoSan Francisco, California
Electric Daisy CarnivalLas Vegas, Nevada
Electric Daisy CarnivalOrlando, Florida
Electric Forest FestivalRothbury, Michigan
Electric Picnic Music and Arts FestivalStradbally, Ireland
Escape HalloweenSan Bernardino, California
Faster Horses Country Music FestivalBrooklyn, Michigan
Field Trip Music & Arts FestivalToronto, Canada
Findings FestivalOslo, Norway
Firenze Rocks FestivalFlorence, Italy
Forecastle FestivalLouisville, Kentucky
Free Press Summer FestivalHouston, Texas
FVDED in the ParkSurrey, Canada
Glasgow Summer SessionsGlasgow, UK
Governors Ball Music FestivalNew York
Graspop Metal MeetingDessel, Belgium
HARD Summer Music FestivalLos Angeles
Heartland FestivalKværndrup, Denmark
I Love Techno EuropeMontpellier, France
Independent Days FestivalMilan, Italy
Jamboree in the HillsMorristown, Ohio
Latitude FestivalSuffolk, UK
Leeds FestivalLeeds, UK
Lollapalooza BerlinBerlin
Lollapalooza ChicagoChicago, Illinois
Lollapalooza ParisParis
Lovebox FestivalLondon
Lowlands FestivalBiddinghuizen, Netherlands
Main Square FestivalArras, France
Music MidtownAtlanta, Georgia
Nocturnal WonderlandSan Bernardino, California
North Sea Jazz FestivalRotterdam, Netherlands
Ohana FestivalDana Point, California
One Love Music FestivalCalgary, Canada
Paradiso FestivalGeorge, Washington
ParklifeManchester, UK
Popaganda Music FestivalStockholm, Sweden
Reading FestivalReading, UK
Rock am RingNürburgring, Germany
Rock im ParkNürnberg, Germany
Rock im PottGelsenkirchen, Germany
Rock WerchterWerchter, Belgium
Roots PicnicPhiladelphia
Route 91 HarvestLas Vegas, Nevada
Sasquatch! Music FestivalGeorge, Washington
Sloss Music & Arts FestivalBirmingham, Alabama
Summerburst GöteborgGothenburg, Sweden
Summerburst StockholmStockholm, Sweden
The Falls Music & Arts FestivalLorne, Marion Bay, Byron Bay and Fremantle, Australia
The Isle of Wight FestivalNewport, UK
The Meadows Music & Arts FestivalNew York
The Peach Music FestivalScranton, Pennsylvania
The Warehouse ProjectManchester, UK
Trackside Music FestivalOntario, Canada
TRNSMT FestivalGlasgow, UK
TW ClassicWerchter, Belgium
V FestivalChelmsford and Staffordshire, UK
Voodoo Music + Arts FestivalNew Orleans, Louisiana
Watershed Music FestivalGeorge, Washington
Way Out WestGothenburg, Sweden
We Are Electric WeekenderEindhoven, Netherlands
Werchter BoutiqueWerchter, Belgium
Wilderness FestivalOxfordshire, UK
Wireless FestivalFrankfurt, Germany
Wireless FestivalLondon
Woo-Hah! FestivalTilburg, Netherlands

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