Secure Your Festival Wardrobe With Cowhide Shoes
Spring is finally here and summer will be quick to follow, which can only mean one thing: it’s festival season. If you’re new to music festivals, don’t worry. We’re here to give you the scoop on the biggest and best music festivals of 2018, as well as a little advice on what to wear.
As exciting as it is to watch bands and singers perform in an outdoor setting, perhaps the best thing to come out of festival season every year is a myriad of new fashion trends. Coachella was the birthplace of the revival of boho fashion and the epitome of the glitter craze. This year, all signs point to western. Gone are the Birkenstocks and flower headbands, and in are the cowboy boots, suede fringe, and denim vests.
Perhaps the most important festival wear, other than sunscreen, is a good pair of shoes. You will spend hours and hours standing, and while those strappy sandals may look cute, your feet are going to be begging for relief by the time you get through the bag check.
For desert shows and those taking place in grassy parks, we recommend out men's chukka boots and women's desert boots. These cowhide boots will look right at home in the great outdoors. For city-set concerts like Lollapalooza, we recommend our men’s cowhide slip-ons and womens mule loafers for all-day wear.
Now, don’t forget to order your Uwezos before your next festival, and keep reading to hear about some of the festivals we are most looking forward to this season!
Top 8 Musical Festivals To Rock Your Uwezos At
- SXSW: One of the most popular music festivals in America, possibly second only to Coachella, South by Southwest happens every year in Austin, Texas, the perfect setting for a pair of western-inspired chukkas. SXSW is special because it doesn’t only showcase talented artists, but also offers film premiers and conferences. Last year showed the premiere of Baby Driver and The Disaster Artist films and featured performers like Garth Brooks, Lana Del Rey, The Roots, and The Avett Brothers. This year you can expect to see the films A Quiet Place and Ready Player One, hear from guest speakers Bernie Sanders and Elon Musk, and watch performances by Salt-N-Pepa and Khalid, to name a few.
- Coachella: This desert music festival is one of the top festivals due to its ability to draw in big-name performers. Last year features performers like Lady Gaga, Radiohead, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar. This years’ big names include The Weeknd, Eminem, and the Queen herself, Beyonce. Grab your sunscreen, throw on your cowhide boots, and head out to Indio, California for this one!
- Sasquatch: While you may not see a real Bigfoot, the Sasquatch music festival is the best place to catch your favorite indie rockers and singer-songwriters, as well as some hip-hop and EDM. The fact that the fest takes place in George, Washington should be enough appeal for anyone who loves a good pun, but if that’s not enough, the killer lineup might convince you. The 2017 lineup included popular performers like Frank Ocean, The Head & The Heart, Twenty-One Pilots, The Shins, and Chance The Rapper. This year you can catch the likes of Bon Iver, The National, and Modest Mouse.
- Rock In Rio: If you want to take your music fest attendance international, Rock In Rio is happening in Portugal this year. This festival has drawn big names in the past including The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, and Justin Timberlake. This year you can expect Muse, Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, The Killers, Jessie J, and Katy Perry! A pair of hair-on cowhide shoes are perfect for taking in the sites after the show like Sao Jorge Castle and the Como Convent.
- Lollapalooza: Lollapalooza is of the older festivals and is coming up on its 27th year, after a brief pause in the late 90s. Lolla often caters to more of a heavy metal and punk rock vibe, but electronic and hip-hop performers have made appearances in recent years. This year you can catch the fest in Chicago and be impressed by the likes of the Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Vampire Weekend, and Jack White.
- Bonnaroo: This Tennessee music and arts festival is another perfect place for a Western-inspired outfit. Offering every music style from reggae to bluegrass, anyone would love to spend some time at this four-day festival. Noteworthy headliners in the past have included Eminem, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Arcade Fire, Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys, and Mumford and Sons. This year you can expect some killer performances from Eminem again, Muse, Khalid, Future, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
- Warped Tour: Perhaps the envy of every angsty middle schooler circa 2008, Warped Tour is a touring festival that is known for its lineup of ska and punk bands. Past headliners have included Good Charlotte, All Time Low, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Mayday Parade, Weezer, Flogging Molly, The All American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Family Force 5, and My Chemical Romance. The sad part? 2018 is going to be the last Warped Tour, so don’t miss the opportunity to go this year to see some favorite artists return to the Warped stage. Coming back this year include All Time Low, 3OH!3, Bowling For Soup, and We The Kings. Be still my eighth-grade heart!
- Austin City Limits: If you didn’t get enough of Austin during South by Southwest, it’s okay. Austin also holds a fall music festival to wrap up the season. This year’s lineup is yet to be announced, but considering last year saw the likes of Jay-Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance The Rapper, Solange, and The Killers, you can expect more big-name performers this year as well!
Start Festival Season On The Right Foot
Festivals have become Instagram-worthy events and ensuring that you have a pair of unique shoes to showcase your style is imperative. Our cowhide shoes for men and women are made from repurposed hair-on cowhide, so no two shoes are exactly alike — and what shoes could be more worthy of a weekend at your favorite festival? Shop our collection of hair-on cowhide shoes today and be sure to tag us on Instagram if you're rocking Uwezos at a festival this summer!