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Spring Music Festivals Cash In on Success

Coachella 2012 performers include Swedish House Mafia, The Black Keys, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre and Florence + the Machine, playing in a massive outdoor venue of stages and tents on the Empire Polo Club. It's known for its parking and entry-line chaos, so visitors should consider a taxi or private transportation (or upgrade to VIP tickets for faster access). While anyone can buy a VIP wristband, this year you can also camp like a rockstar within furnished safari-style tents with air conditioning and private showers that come with the all-access "artist" wristband passes like the actual performers get. But before you pack your guitar bag, be aware tickets cost $6,500 per two-guest tent available over each of the two weekends.

On May 19-20, electronic house aficionados move onto New Jersey's MetLife (MET) Stadium for a weekend of techno-themed extravagance: the latest installment of the Electric Daisy Carnival. This year the two-day event is to include such performers as Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello, Erick Morillo, Fatboy Slim and Calvin Harris, all enjoying a surge in Top 40 popularity that hopefully translates to stronger sales for all the "Daisy" carnivals. Hosted by Insomniac Events, the festival that got its start in Southern California culminates in a grand Las Vegas concert finale June 8. Last year it included more than 250,000 attendees.

And for those without any Memorial Day plans, the Sasquatch! Music Festival is a four-day music festival outside Seattle overlooking the Columbia River. Many festival groupies consider it one of the prettiest and best-organized events around. Similar to European destination festivals such as Glastonbury, the festival has four-day passes that include a camping spot. Those looking for a bit more glitz are offered a VIP tent option with perks such as a lounge bar and golf cart chauffeur to the main event areas. This year the festival showcases an amazing lineup of artists including Jack White, Beck, Beirut and The Shins, staying true to its indie and rock roots despite the obvious financial advantages of a more integrated pop or hip-hop lineup now favored at other large U.S. music festivals.

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Michael Martin is the managing editor of JetSetReport.com, a luxury travel and lifestyle guide based in Los Angeles and London. His work has appeared in InStyle, Blackbook, Elle, U.K.'s Red magazine and on ITV and the BBC.
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