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BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 – Worth it?

Are you thinking about attending BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 and want to know if its worth it? Read on as we gather opinions from different sources to help you make your decision.  

From Wikipedia,
BottleRock Napa Valley was first held as a 5-day music festival at the Napa Valley Expo, in Napa, California, that took place May 8–12, 2013. The event featured 3 stages with 60 bands, including Jackson Browne, Train, The Black Crowes,Zac Brown Band, The Shins, Primus, The Avett Brothers, Joan Jett, Cake, Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, The Iron Heart, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. Furthur had been scheduled, but withdrew from the lineup due to an injury and health issues suffered by Bob Weir.[1] It was the Napa Valley’s first large-scale music festival.[2][3][4][5][6][7] 40 local wineries were READ MORE..  

From BottleRock website,
BottleRock Napa Valley 2016, presented by JaM Cellars, announces its fourth annual festival lineup today,​which includes award-winning headliner artists Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, a​nd Florence + the Machine.​T​he three-day music, wine, food and craft brew festival will take place in the heart of the City of Napa at the Napa Valley Expo, May 27 – 29, 2016. Festival passes go on sale at 10AM PST on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at BottleRockNapaValley.com and Eventbrite.com.

Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after tickets in the nation, BottleRock features an unequalled array of the world’s biggest bands and artists alongside the hottest up-and-coming music acts. In addition to the three renowned headliners, the 2016 festival will showcase: T​he Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Lenny Kravitz, Walk the Moon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ziggy Marley, Grouplove, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Gogol Bordello, Cold War Kids, Iration, MisterWives, Atlas Genius, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Buddy Guy, Andy Grammer, Houndmouth, READ MORE..

From NapaValleyRegister,
Latitude 38 Entertainment announced its 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley lineup and it is star-studded at the top and broad and deep, with 80-plus bands and the “something for everyone” variety that has been the hallmark of the event since its inception.

The headliners, who will close the festivities on the main stage each of the three evenings, May 27-29, and not necessarily in this order, are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and Florence + the Machine.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have been among the top-ranked rock bands nationally and internationally for the past three decades, with 80 million albums sold, seven Grammys and induction in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Their live shows are legendary, with lead singer Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea typically out front and shirtless, combining funk-flavored hard rock and hard bodies in a leave-it-all-on-the-stage aerobic musical celebration.

Stevie Wonder is a national musical treasure, a singular artist, recording and performing for more than 50 years, with over 100 million records sold, 10 No. 1 hits on the pop charts and 20 No. 1’s on the R&B charts. His honors include 25 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and membership in both the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. READ MORE ..

YELP Reviews for BottleRock NapaValley,
CharlenieThe W.  – 4 STARS
I had heard horror stories about the organization from previous years for this festival, but I had a pretty good time.  They had a great lineup, and I’m glad I went for all three days.  

Pros (things I liked)
-AWESOME LINEUP!
-lots of (delicious!!!) food choices
-water stations to keep you hydrated
-silent disco was a really interesting and fun experience.  
-multiple stages and chill areas in the back to listen to music
-lockers
-clean bathrooms!!!
-free beachballs that made for really fun crowd interaction
-Incredibly helpful and friendly staff

Cons (things that pissed me off)
-no crowdsurfing or moshing.  I know, I know, it’s not safe, but seriously I felt like this contributed to how bitchy the people were.  I mean, Cage the Elephant was READ MORE..

Shijie F. – 5 STARS
We came for Day 2 (Saturday) of Bottle Rock. General admission. After reading about the parking frenzy, we decided to stay at a local hotel to avoid driving back to south bay on the same day.

The festival exceeded my expectations! We were mentally preparing ourselves for a complete chaos at a 3-year old music festival, and were instead delighted to see Napa-style, polished and classy festivities. So coming with low expectations helped build up the excitement!

Highlights include:

++TONS of food/wine/snack choices: food price is between $8-18, beer around $10, and wine $10-20, with occasional high-end outliers such as Morimoto. Lots of delicious food choices! Whole Foods sold young READ MORE..

OUR CONCLUSION
Given the line up this year, its more tempting then ever.  We would most certainly go.  Be sure to grab your tickets to BottleRock Napa Valley soon because many passes are already sold out.  

Here is the BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 Lineup

Here is the BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 Parking & Location Information

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