by Ari Roth
My Morning Jacket have become one of the most acclaimed and adored rock bands in the country over the course of their 16 years together. Next year, following a smash success in 2014, the band will host its very own festival, the second annual One Big Holiday, held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico, from January 31st through February 4th 2015. That may seem like a long way off, but tickets are about to go on sale and they will sell out quickly. We’re giving you this advance notice so that you do not miss out on one of the best festival experiences of the coming year.
In addition to My Morning Jacket (in three performances!), the festival will also feature several other wonderful bands, including Philly hometown heroes The War On Drugs, fresh off of their new album, Lost In The Dream, PA natives and international superstars Dr. Dog, and Sylvan Esso, who recently played here at a That Music Mag-covered show with Tune-Yards. Band of Horses, taking a cue from the presenters of the festival, will play two sets over the five day festival, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dawes and DJ Biz Markie will also perform memorable sets throughout the week.
Of course, the great music is only half the story. As previously mentioned, this festival will take place at a gorgeous resort in one of the most beautiful parts of Mexico, near the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Not only will you get a chance to see some of your favorite bands, you will also experience a warm, relaxing and luxurious vacation to go along with it, providing an opportunity to get away from Philly in its coldest winter months.
Tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 27th, so make a note in your calendar. Make sure that you buy early and plan your vacation ahead of time so that you can attend! When that time comes, tickets will be available on the event website here, so keep it bookmarked this week. The summer doesn’t have to end when 2015 rolls around, plan your winter vacation around One Big Holiday and bask in great music in the most beautiful possible surroundings.