The top six Californian events you should book now

If you’re one of those super-organised globetrotting festival goers, then you may have been lucky enough to grab yourself a ticket to Coachella 2017 before they sold out in just three hours.

As for the rest of us, Coachella FOMO is a very real problem. But fear not, there are ample alternative festivals, outdoor gigs, and food fiestas happening all over California in the coming months.

I caught up with Laura Miller, flight assistant (LHR) for Air New Zealand (which flies daily from London Heathrow to LA, FYI), whose handpicked her favourite events that are sure to become yours, too. Click on the name of each festival to find out more and book your tickets now, because there is nothing quite like partying under the Californian sunshine.