Best Strains to Smoke During a Music Festival
Published on 7/21/22
Summertime is nearly upon us, and music festivals are finally back in full swing after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're a fan of getting high and spending an entire day watching live music from stage to stage, life is about to get a lot more enjoyable. To celebrate the return of live music, from Lollapalooza to Hangout and Pitchfork, let's take a look at some of the most iconic and lovely strains to smoke during a music festival.
Why It's Important to Choose the Right Strain
Many people believe that music is more enjoyable when you're high. We highly recommend adding it to your to-do list if you haven't tried it. However, getting high at a music festival and enjoying a set stoned is easy. Taking the experience to the next level with the right pairing is an entirely different matter. When you want to relax and chill, you look for an Indica-dominant strain known to provide a full-body high. If you want something that will keep you energized and creatively charged, you want a Sativa known for delivering head-highs with milder effects.
We'll assume that if you're at a music festival, you want to sink into the music but have enough energy to dance and lose yourself in the moment all day long. So, it's crucial to find a strain that will allow that. Depending on what you smoke, you might find yourself asleep in the shade an hour into the day - no one wants that. So let's ensure you've got the correct strains lined up for the next music festival you enjoy this summer.
The Top 6 Strains to Smoke at a Music Festival
First produced as a medical-grade strain from Holland, Jack Herer is a crossbreed between Northern Lights and Shiva Skunk. It's named after one of the most famous men in modern cannabis history and packs a heavy punch with roughly 20% THC. Jack Herer is known to be spicy and earthy with a menthol/citrus flavor. You can expect an upbeat, energetic high and mental clarity perfect for staying awake and making the most of every set. This is one of the best strains if you want to start your day early, so we suggest rolling this one up in a joint right before you head off to the festival.
Cherry Pie is a moderately Indica-leaning hybrid strain bred from Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison. With a sweet aroma and slightly sour aftertaste of cherry pie, this is a delicious strain that is fast-hitting, incredibly potent, and can last for hours. It has 16% THC on average and is perfect for music festivals because it's excellent for heightening your senses while offering a slight cerebral buzz for making each song matter. If you can hang onto it throughout the day, we suggest bringing your hand pipe for this one.
This uplifting Sativa will give you an energized high with 19% THC and a tangy lemon flavor. Its parent strains are Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, and because it's such an energizing strain, we suggest you consider baking this into some brownies or cookies you can enjoy throughout the day. This strain is one of the best music festival options because it'll make you feel lively, helping you surf through each crowd and get the most out of every song.
Not many strains hit quite as hard as Sour Diesel, which boasts an impressive 19% THC and a very energizing high. If you can use this in a dry-leaf vape or if you have a concentrated version, we highly recommend loading this strain into a vape pen for easy and portable, all-day puffs. Bred from a combination of Chemdawg and Super Skunk, Sour Diesel provides a cerebral, fast-acting high. This stuff is strong and can sometimes taste and smell like a metallic diesel, so consider yourself warned.
At 18% THC, this energizing Sativa-dominant hybrid strain is a mix of the Blueberry and Haze strains. It is a staple music festival strain because of the full-body high that you get in addition to an enjoyable cerebral stimulation. There aren't many strains that will help you relax into the music and also allow you to stay creative and explore new sides of the music simultaneously. We highly recommend you grab a few pre-rolls of this sweet, berry-forward strain so you can enjoy it throughout the day with your friends.
This iconic Sativa is the product of Mexican Sativa, Thai Sativa, and Afghani Indicas, and the name aptly describes how it hits. Trainwreck averages around 17% THC and is known for its sweet lemon, earthy, pine aroma, and flavor. It's produced in Northern California and offers a massive euphoric high that highlights your creativity and reinforces pure bliss (something you might want for a music festival, right?). For this one, we recommend rolling a joint and letting the rush hit you immediately before your favorite band hits the stage.