Outdoor music festivals like Coachella can be fun, but who really wants to spend all that time camping in the mud? Wouldn’t you rather stay in your comfy hotel room between acts? Thanks to W Hotels and their ‘Wake Up Call’ music festival, that’s now a possibility.
This fall, the Wake Up Call festival is taking over three W Hotels. The festival comes to the W Hollywood Hotel on Sept. 1-3, then moves to the W Barcelona from Sept. 21-23 and finally to the W Bali on Oct. 4-6. If you can’t make any of those locations, don’t worry — it’s coming to the W Dubai – The Palm in 2019.
Each location will have its own acts. The Hollywood festival is headlined by Phantogram, Charli XCX, Chromeo (performing a DJ set) and Betty Who. Barcelona stars Martin Solveig, Gorgon City, Thomas Jack, Pete Tong and Boston Bun. And Bali’s is headlined by Angus and Julia Stone, Sam Feldt and a DJ set by Nightmares on Wax.
If you want to go, however, you’ll have to be a member of either the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) or Marriott Rewards programs. The good news is that it’s free to join SPG and you can sign up here. Best of all, when you book your room, festival passes are included. (Though if for some reason you don’t want to say in a deluxe hotel room, weekend passes will also be available.)
In addition to the concerts, there will also be special activities for guests. There will be opportunities to meet the performers, exclusive meals and fitness classes.
But the truly cool thing about the Wake Up Call festival are the “Moments.” These are opportunities to spend extra time doing something cool with the headliners. For example, in West Hollywood, you and a friend can experience a 45-minute DJ class with Chromeo. Or, if you don’t feel like learning how to become a master DJ, you can spend time chatting with Charli XCX.
No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to have fun.