--By Lily McNamara
Here at PopRadio77, we are all music obsessed!
One thing that has been challenging for me and many other Pop Radio 77 employees, is the lack of live music, concerts, and festivals throughout this past year. Of course, safety is always the number one priority. But when you are passionate about music, it feels like a little part of you is missing when you can longer go out to see live music. Personally, nothing is more exciting than spending a day at a festival filled with live music, friends, food, and maybe even some sunshine.
Most Popular Music Festivals
Some of the most popular and memorable festivals from the 1960’s are:
Monterey International Pop Music Festival (1967)
Ranked one of the greatest music festivals of all time, Monterey International Pop Music Festival was a three-day festival with the aim of elevating rock music to the same level of jazz and folk music. This festival introduced the world to future stars like Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding, and The Who.
- Headliners: The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and Simon & Garfunkel.
Woodstock won the top spot, in the previously mentioned survey, with 82.4% of people feeling their life had been altered by this festival.
Headliners: The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young; The Who; and Santana.
Newport Folk Festival (1965)
The Newport Folk Festivals are well known for having legends, but in 1965 they had one of the most impressive lineups of all.
Headliners: Bob Dylan; Joan Baez; Donovan; Son House; Pete Seeger; Peter, Paul, and Mary; and Johnny Cash.
Pete Cato's Top Ten
I interviewed one of our DJ’s, Pete Cato about his top festivals of all time. Cato has had the pleasure of attending music festivals all around the world!
See which festivals made his top 10 below:
Tuska Festival- Helsinki
Sziget Festival- Budapest
Park Live Festival- Moscow
Flow Festival- Helsinki
Sweden Rock Festival- Norje
We Love the 90s- Helsinki
Pori Jazz Festival- Pori
HFS Festival- Baltimore (Gone but not forgotten)
DC 101 Chili Cook Off- Washington, DC ( Yes, it’s a music festival)