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With Live Nation’s new festival passport, you can attend almost every music festival in the world for $799

Cost of admission:

ACL: $255

Bonnaroo: $349.50

EDC: $355

Lollapalooza: $335

Before taxes and fees, a music lover would spend almost $1,300 to attend just four of the world’s biggest music festivals. Now, this same journeyman could experience all these and dozens more for almost half that price.

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Are music festivals becoming elitist?

To Karl Marx, religion was the “opium of the masses.” I personally think music is the real opium. We listen to music for fun; to accommodate our sadness and anger. We listen to music to forget things, to experience specific emotions we normally couldn’t without music’s presence. So it’s natural for gigantic events, like music festivals, to be some of the coolest places one can go. Coachella, Reading, ACL, Governor’s Ball, and countless others, all bring the heat when it comes to memorable music experiences. But, something of a questionable trend has been gaining traction in recent times, as some publications have reported that some music festivals are becoming elitist, to counter the culture of mainstream festivals.

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Latest Austin news: Liquor tax cuts, curfew extension, park venues change

As a city whose economy thrives immensely from live music events, Austin is discussing several new laws to enhance the musical experience and protect the industry. Several proposals such as cutting liquor taxes, extending the Red River District curfew and moving big events to parks in East Austin are expected to augment the industry and preserve Austin’s title as the Live Music Capital of the World.