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The HFStival is an annual concert sponsored by the popular Washington/Baltimore based radio station 99.1 WHFS. Very few concerts sponsored by radio stations achieve the level at which the HFStival has attained. It has been over ten years now, and the HFStival is still going strong, tickets selling out faster and faster each year. The show has grown to become one of the most prevalent radio sponsored events gaining attention from national music media sources such as Rolling Stone, Spin, and MTV.

There are usually somewhere around 65,000 to 90,000 tickets sold each year depending on the stadium, and the concert sells out in usually about an hour and a half, give or take a few minutes. The event has been deemed one of Ticket Masters fastest selling events, tickets selling in record breaking numbers each year. Concert goers usually end up camping out for tickets, or taking their chances through other Ticket Master outlets such as phone charge or in this new information technology age, buying them online. Concert goers who don't obtain tickets themselves usually find themselves buying from ticket scalpers for around $50.

WHFS manages to book 20-30 of the most popular bands at any given time, divide them up among stages, and throw one of loudest and most entertaining concerts known to man. The lesser known acts play on a stage outside the stadium, and the popular ones play inside on the main stage. Some of the past bands at the HFStival include Beck, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones, Third Eye Blind, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Everclear, Harvey Danger, Fuel, Blink182, 311, Bush, Offspring, and Limp Bizkit; Just to name a few. Within the past couple of years, there has been an added feature to the HFStival that goes by the name of the "Trancemissions Tent." Take a jam packed tent with loud techno and rave music, fill it to the brim with a bunch of sweaty young people, throw in some dancing, and you have the Trancemissions Tent. The base from the tent can be heard throughout the stadium grounds and can often be hard to get into, definitely something you wouldn't want to miss.

The HFStival is much more than just a radio show festival, its a huge annual event turning into a legacy. Every time spring rolls around, I don't think about flowers and birds chirping, nor do I think about green grass and open meadows. Spring reminds of thousands of people squished up together in one hot mosh pit in front of the stage listening to loud music, paying $4.00 for bottled water, and crowd surfing. That's the way it should be, and after your first HFStival, you'll understand too.

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