7 Things That Separate Super Awesome Music Festivals From Ordinary Ones

How do you tell if a dance music festival is actually good?

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1. The venue. Every venue gives you something different. Go all out muddy in Creamfields in the UK or chill out at Naeba Ski Resort for the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. It's entirely up to you.

2. The originality. It's not all about the headliners. Festival goers for Glastonbury, one of the world's oldest music festival, go for the atmosphere, arts and crafts. The line-ups are the icing on the cake.

3. The magnitude. There are no rights or wrongs with partying in a crowd of 400,000 at Sunburn or going intimate with a musician in a small room. Each gives a unique experience.

4. The production. Let's be real, people want to be blown away at a festival. Tomorrowland's elaborate design, Sensation's all white theme, or even the fireworks and light show at Defqon, all these adds to an epic experience.

5. The activities. Another sign that a music festival is good are the side activities. SXSW has a film festival while Bonnaroo has stand up comedy running for attendees wanting a break from the music.

6. The music. Having a wide array of music acts from various genres hits the sweet spot. Festivals such as Coachella, Laneway, and more make sure there is something for everybody.

7. You. Most importantly, the success of every good festival is YOU! You make the crowd and you travel a distance for the experience. No you, no festivals.

This year, Thirst 2015 will give you many new experiences beyond the amazing music. Prepare to be blown away here