In Cape Town there are hundreds of ways you could spend your summer.

Attending a music festival is an experience everyone deserves to have at least once in their life.

It’s a chance to experience different cultures and have a great time with your friends. You’ll meet new people all while being in beautiful locations.

Here are our top 5 reasons you should attend a music festival this summer.

It allows you to travel, nearby and afar

Thanks to festivals taking place on beautiful locations within the Western Cape, outdoor festivals haven’t allowed me to explore wine routes and coasts I would have never explored.

It’s also allowed me to travel to several locations abroad, in search of psychedelic festivals around Europe.

This travel allows you to make the most of your weekends and to take some time off work. There is always an unknown element to travelling to festivals, which adds to the experience.

Along the way, you’ll also meet travelers with the same goal.

It allows you to hear great music

Music festivals allow to directly connect with music. Thanks to epic sound rigs, you are able to hear the latest music in high quality. It allows you to find new music and explore other genres.

The smaller, second stages are always a place to find hidden gems.

Connect with different people

It turns out that because we all go to these things for the same reasons, it is easy to meet and make friends. A chance to bond over the love of music.

It allows you to be yourself

Outdoor festivals can sometimes break away from the norms of society. Most hope or believe that all judgment is left in the city and at festivals you can do whatever you want.

At some, being naked is the norm. At others, dressing up in ridiculous outfits is promoted.

If you want to meet the weird and quirky, people that seem unlikely to conform to society, then outdoor festivals are for you.

It allows you to try new things

This is open to interpretation, but outdoor festivals are a place to indulge in feelings, friends, food, music and substances. You should go with the mentality that your open to trying new things, but will not succumb to peer pressure.

Ready to hit a music festival? Check out our International Music Festival Calendar or South African Festival Calendar