Are The Days Of Countercultural Music Festivals Gone?

Once upon a time, music festivals were an outlet for counterculture as well as stellar music -- think Woodstock. But as festivals become bigger businesses, with huge corporations acquiring top events, lineups are becoming increasingly similar with less emphasis on alternative vibes. Has the focus of music festivals become predominantly about social capital, or is a Woodstock-esque spirit still alive and well?

In the video above, watch HuffPost Live's conversation with a music blogger, the founder of Mountain Jam and the festival organizer for Afropunk about why the countercultural ambiance of yore is lacking from some music festivals, and where to find the alternative, raw shows we're craving.

Watch the full segment whether big business has ruined music festivals here.

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