13 film tips to keep the festival vibes alive!
Wat: Tips for films, documentaries and series / Where: at home / When: January 2020 – now/ Genre: documentary, films and series
The news, social media and newspapers are talking about it: the COVID-19 | Corona virus. But as festival fan you wouldn’t want anything else than dancing at your favourite festival this summer. We get that! You can find the best music and festival related series, documentary and film tips in this blog. This way you can bring the festival atmosphere into your living room! Curious about next summer? Check out the festival trips of Maximal Trips.
#Tip 1: Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened | 2019
Surely, you have not missed the story: Fyre was a promising festival on a private island for the rich of the earth, but it never took place. The festival was planned in 2017 and celebrities were used to promote the festival. The very expensive festival was sold out within one day. But you guessed it, the festival was everything but what was promised. How this could have happened is explained in this bizarre Netflix documentary Fyre Festival. A must-see!
#Tip 2: Woodstock | 1970
This Youtube Movie documentary is about the legendary Woodstock festival of 1969. Your grandparents can talk about it. Almost half a million youngsters came to Woodstock in the name of Peace & Love. This made Woodstock the biggest event in hippie history! The thousands of visitors experienced a special atmosphere of freedom and newly acquired laws at the three-day festival. The documentary gives an interesting view on the visitors of Woodstock, their generation and why it was such a special event. Watch Woodstock on Youtube Movie.
#Tip 3: What We Started | 2017
The third of our list of film tips is What We Started. Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox, Moby and many other DJ’s talk about their, usually misunderstood, world of dance and electronic music. What We Started is about the international increased popularity of electronic music and where it all started. The storyline is led by Carl Cox and Martin Garrix with their simialrities and differences. This Netflix documentary What We Started is definitely recommended to fans of electronic music!
#Tip 4: Bonobo - Live at MELT 2017 | 2017
Youtube overflows with them, live streams of artists at festivals. You can fill your days of home isolation with them! We would like to highlight Bonobo with a special live act at MELT 2017. MELT is the first festival we traveled to, which makes it extra special. Watch Bonobo’s stream for free on Youtube. The Youtube channel of MELT has many more special acts to check out!
#Tip 5: This was Tomorrow | 2015
Tomorrowland is probably the most famous festival in the world. No wonder that a special documentary was made for Tomorrowland’s tenth anniversary, which was celebrated in the US, Brazil and Belgium. The Netflix documentary shows why electronic music is so meaningul for the fans of Tomorrowland and those in the scene. Have a look at the trailer below and get hyped to watch This Was Tomorrow on Netflix!
#Tip 6: The I-Land | 2019
Besides film tips, we recommend The I-Land. Netflix series The I-Land is a bit based on the story of Fyre festival. A heavenly island happens to be like hell. The story is about ten people who have been dropped on this horror island, they do not know each other and they have no idea about what is waiting for them… Exciting!
#Tip 7: Wheels of Madness | 2019
This mini documentary is about a festival fan who is in a wheelchair. The documentary is filmed at Sziget, one of the biggest and most famous festivals in Europe. The special visitor shows why festivals are his passion and how he experiences them being in a wheelchair. Sziget is one of our festival destinations where we travel to each year. Watch Wheels of Madness on Youtube.
#Tip 8: 27: Gone too soon | 2017
The club of 27: famous artists who pass away at this young age. Netflix film Gone Too Soon is about Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Answers to the many questions about this “club of 27” are sought through interviews with people who knew them personally.
#Tip 9: The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip across Latin America | 2016
The men of The Rolling Stones have travelled all over the world during their carreer, except for a few places. The band travels to Cuba in 2016 where they have their first show. The trip continues in Latin America where the members meet old friends and visit familiar places. The Netflix documentary about The Rolling Stones shows the life behind the scenes of the shows of The Stones.
#Tip 10: The Dirt | 2019
The Dirt is a biographical film about the glam rock band Mötley Crüe. Four LA misfits are going through the up’s and down’s of the celebrity life. The film shows how the band became one of the most notorious bands in the history of music. You can watch The Dirt on Netflix.
#Tip 11: Richie Hawtin - Pioneers of Electronic Music - 2016
This documentary film is about the pioneers of electronic music, like the title says. Richie Hawtin, also known as Plastikman, travels all over the world to perform at the biggest festivals and events. This documentary gives you a view on the life and carreer of the artist. Watch Richie Hawtin – Pioneers of Electronic Music on Youtube. Recommended to all fans of electronic music and techno!
#Tip 12: Escape to Olganitz - Nachtdigital Documentary | 2014
Nachtdigital said farewell in 2019 to 22 wonderful festival years with thousands of loyal fans. Luckily we can still enjoy this special festival through their Escape to Olganitz documentary on Youtube. Nachtdigital promises us in their goodbye-statement that we will hear from them in the future. We are very curious! We can bring Nachtdigital to our homes through their documentary, for now.
#Tip 13: Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert | 2020
Coachella is one of the biggest festivals in the world. It takes place in the desert in California and the most famous celebrities perform there or visit the festival. In 2019, the festival celebrated its 20th anniversary. The documentary looks back on 20 years of behind-the-scenes stories, perfomances and artists that shaped the festival. You can watch Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert on Youtube.
Of course there are many more films, series and documentaries to watch. Share your film tips with your friends and help them get through home isolation!
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