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Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios // April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the...

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Mix with Marissa: Music Festivals 2015

Daena Marissa Iqbal Hakim // April 29, 2015

With Coachella wrapped up and summer within reach, music festival season is in full swing.There is nothing quite like a weekend of your favorite artists on stage surrounded by thousands of fans, where...

Kevin Lyman, founder of Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Mayhem Festival, visited Chico State students for a discussion on Thursday. After working in the festival circuit for decades, Lyman's favorite part of managing tours has been watching bands grow from small stage acts to headliners. Photo credit: Brandon Foster

Festival founder shares insights about Warped, Lollapalooza, Mayhem tours

Jake Hutchison // December 10, 2014

The first Warped Tour was a disaster. Tickets didn't sell, money was lost and founding Production Manager Kevin Lyman found himself frantically trying to pull together smaller shows to balance out profits....

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