Festival season is approaching and we cannot wait any longer. You’ve read our list of the best lineups of the year; our top pick, Bottlerock Napa Valle was founded in 2013 and has grown to become one of the most popular and eagerly anticipated annual music events. If you don’t believe us, here are 10 reasons to attend and live an amazing experience.
10. The Aftershows
Every big festival offers assistants a second chance to enjoy their favorite bands in a more intimate venue. Bottlerock is no exception, and this year bands like Bleachers, Magic Giant, The Districts, Bomba Estéreo, The Revivalists, Natalia Lafourcade, and many more, will perform at different venues in Napa, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sacramento. See full list of aftershows here.
There isn’t a bad seat in the house; there’s is always a place to seat or set your blanket. And logistics make it easy to get a clear view of the performances from each stage.
8. Stage setup
For festival veterans, sound overlapping can be a problem but thanks to the meticulous work of Bottlerock sound engineers and producers, the crowd can belt out the lyrics to their favorite songs without any unintended accompanying soundtrack.
Napa Valley Expo offers a great experience for every Bottlerock attendee, there are enough bathrooms, chill spaces, vendors, activities, not to mention downtown Napa is just across the river, so if you need a break from the music and high prices, you can be there and back in ten minutes.
6. Craft beer
You know Napa is famous for its wine, but if you’re not a big fan, they got you covered. craft beer is a big deal North of the San Francisco Bay and BottleRock is no exception; there are plenty of premium brews to be enjoyed with the festival’s tasty food. Not a beer person? Craft cocktails will also be available.
If your setting a festival in the middle of the legendary Napa Valley, you better have some great wine. From crisp sauvignon blancs to delicious chardonnays, elegant and luscious pinot noirs to blockbuster cabernets, Bottlerock offers only the best of the best. Too much wine? Perhaps you can recover with the spa & salon treatments offered at the festival.
4. Gourmet Food
A festival that offers mashups of your favorite artists and famous chefs? Yes please. Bottlerock features an impressive selection of restaurants and food vendors, sure prices are festival high but the michelin-star menus are totally worth it.
3. Family Vibes
Bottlerock offers a big family-oriented vibe, goers of every age can enjoy a great mix of entertainment, activities and music of many different genres.
2. The Music
This year’s lineup is incredible, seriously. It features some of the biggest stars in pop music (hello, Bruno Mars) and some of the biggest bands in the world (yes, we’re talking about none other than Muse and the Killers). Check out the complete lineup here.
1. The People
The staff, the crowd, vendor, security, everyone is really polite. You can tell there’s a lot of effort put into the very last detail of the fest. Bottlerock’s well thought organization makes this one of the most enjoyable festivals, no wonder the 2017 festival drew over 120,000 visitors.