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THE BEST MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

THE BEST MUSIC FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD

Music festivals have existed for many years in all parts of the world. These festivals can be of a single musical genre or of several genres, they reunite several artists, can last from one to several days (giving some the option of camping), they usually gather thousands of people and also are places where art and culture is expressed. Without a doubt they have become an expression of our lives, managing to transcend in several countries or uniting people of different nationalities in one place, becoming a perfect excuse to travel.

I will share what I consider The Best Music Festivals Around the World, whether for its fame, gathering people from all over the world, or for being an icon in the music industry for several years.


GLASTONBURY

Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Genre: Rock, Pop, Electronic, Hip Hop
Assistants: 150,000
Cost: $ 300 USD
Temporality: Late June
Duration: 5 Days (Wednesday to Sunday)
Camping: Yes
Website: http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/

Glastonbury is a performing arts festival which has been held since 1970 in the Uk. Main artists of pop and rock have been part of this festival and in recent years also hip hop artists and DJs. The festival was influenced by the hippie culture and still maintains certain characteristics of the time. Camping is the best accommodation during the festival. Although it does not compare to the best festival in history: Woodstock, because of its history and combination of several generations and nationalities of attendees with music also of several genres, is considered by many the best music festival nowadays.

Glastonbury, Somerset - UK

Glastonbury, Somerset - UK


TOMORROWLAND

Location: Boom, Belgium
Musical Genre: Electronic
Assistants: 360,000
Cost: $ 300 USD
Temporality: End of July
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: https://www.tomorrowland.com/

Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival held annually in Boom (Belgium). The first edition of the festival was held in 2005. It is currently the largest festival with 360,000 attendees of the 195 nationalities of the world. It has about 15 stages and the logistics to give a quality service to so many attendees and artists makes that several people consider this the best festival of nowadays. You can camp with an extra cost and it is highly recommended. Some years has been celebrated during two weekends and not just one.

Tomorrowland, Boom - Belgium

Tomorrowland, Boom - Belgium


COACHELLA

Location: Indio, California - United States
Genre: Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic
Assistants: 200,000
Cost: $ 400 USD
Temporality: Mid-April
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday) during two weekends
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: https://www.coachella.com/

Coachella is a major music festival that has been held in Indio, California, since 1999. You can listen to different musical genres such as alternative rock, hip hop, electronic, among others. The festival is known, in addition to its music, for the tradition of wearing hippie fashion of the 70's. It is attended by a large number of celebrities, mainly pop artists and movie stars.

Coachella, Indio California - USA

Coachella, Indio California - USA


ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Location: Miami, United States
Genre: Electronic
Assistants: 165,000
Cost: $ 350 USD
Temporality: End of March
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: No
Website: https://ultramusicfestival.com/

ULTRA Music Festival is an electronic music festival founded in 1999 that takes place in the city of Miami, Florida. The event coincides with the Winter Music Conference or Miami Music Week that brings together the best DJs in the world and producers. Thanks to this, this is a festival that transcends the place of the event to the whole city of Miami with pool parties and after parties in parallel during the days of the festival. In my opinion this is the best electronic music festival for those who really love the genre by bringing together absolutely all of the best in the industry in one place for several days.

ULTRA Music Festival, Miami - USA

ULTRA Music Festival, Miami - USA


LOLLAPALOOZA

Location: Chicago, United States
Genre: Rock, Indie, Punk Rock and Electronic
Assistants: 300,000
Cost: $ 335 USD
Temporality: Beginning of August
Duration: 4 Days (Thursday to Sunday)
Camping: No
Website: https://www.lollapalooza.com/

Lollapalooza is a musical festival of the United States that originally offered bands of alternative rock, indie and punk rock; in recent years they added DJs to their lineups. There are also comedy and dance performances. Conceived in 1991, Lollapalooza was held annually until 1997 and was revived in 2003. The festival encapsulates the youth culture of the 1990s. "Generation Lollapalooza" is sometimes synonym with "Generation X".

Lollapalooza, Chicago - USA

Lollapalooza, Chicago - USA


BURNING MAN

Location: Black Rock City, Nevada - USA
Genre: It is a festival of artistic expression, there is no line up with great artists but you can find any genre and electronic music been played and maybe be surprised by whom.
Assistants: 60,000
Cost: $ 425 USD
Temporality: End of August
Duration: 7 Days
Camping: Yes (by your own methods)
Website: http://burningman.org/

Burning Man is an annual seven-day festival that takes place in the "city" of Black Rock, Nevada, United States. Black Rock City is not a municipality or has a government, it only exists during Burning Man week, it is a temporary city built by the participants. There are certain rules within the festival like inclusion, self-sufficiency and radical self-expression; In other words anyone with a ticket is welcome, you must be self-sufficient to survive the whole week under your own methods and you should express yourself creatively and free at the festival. There is no money or things you can buy at the festival, you can only exchange things as a gift without expecting anything in return. The performance or music you will find is a gift from artists and DJs for everyone. Several CEOs of multi-million dollar companies, artists, models and people seeking a total freedom of expression are those who attend the festival. Without doubt this is the most cultural and artistic festival with music that exists in the world.

Burning Man
Burning Man, Black Rock City - USA

Burning Man, Black Rock City - USA


ROCK IN RIO

 

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Genre: Rock, Pop
Assistants: 300,000
Cost: $ 350 USD
Temporality: Mid September (Every 2 years)
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: No
Website: http://rockinrio.com/

Rock in Rio is a Rock and Pop festival from Brazil that began in 1985 and has also been celebrated in 1991, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2015; alternating in other years with other countries. They call themselves "The biggest festival in the world". In 2017 it will be held again in Rio de Janeiro and apparently will be held every two years.

Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil


CREAMFIELDS

Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Genre: Electronic
Assistants: 70,000
Cost: $ 270 USD
Temporality: End of August
Duration: 4 Days (Thursday to Sunday)
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: http://www.creamfields.com/

Creamfields is an electronic music festival held annually since 1998 every August in Liverpool (UK). This is the oldest mass festival of electronic music and remains a worldwide emblem. Camping is highly recommended.

Creamfields, Liverpool - UK

Creamfields, Liverpool - UK


SZIGET

 

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Genre: Rock, Pop, Electronic, Indie, Hip Hop
Assistants: 90,000 max per day and 460,000 all week
Cost: $ 350 USD
Temporality: Mid-August
Duration: 7 Days
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: http://szigetfestival.com/

Sziget Festival is one of the largest festivals in Europe held every August in Budapest, Hungary. More than 1,000 artists of diverse genres are presented every year for 7 days. The festival started in 1993 and has been growing every year.

Szeiget, Budapest - Hungary

Szeiget, Budapest - Hungary


EDC LAS VEGAS

 

Location: Las Vegas, United States
Genre: Electronic
Attendants: 135,000 max per day and 400,000 the whole weekend
Cost: $ 350 USD
Temporality: Mid-June
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: No
Website: http://lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/

EDC is an electronic music festival that began in 1997 in Los Angeles and has expanded to other cities in the United States and the world. As of 2011, Las Vegas has become their home by hosting their largest 3-day festival. Some consider this festival to have the best fireworks show and the most creative costumes.

EDC Las Vegas, USA

EDC Las Vegas, USA


SUNBURN

Location: Kesnand, India
Genre: Electronic
Assistants: 350,000
Cost: $ 150 USD
Temporality: End of December
Duration: 4 Days (Thursday to Sunday)
Camping: No
Website: http://sunburn.in/

Sunburn is the largest electronic music festival in Asia bringing together 350,000 attendees. per day. It started in 2007 in Goa, India, but now it takes place in Kesnand. This is the electronic festival with the best entry cost for the size and numbers the DJs that are presented.

Sunburn, Kesnand - India

Sunburn, Kesnand - India


FUJI ROCK

 

Location: Naeba Mountain, Japan
Genre: Rock, Electronic
Assistants: 140,000
Cost: $ 375 USD
Temporality: End of July
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: http://fujirock-eng.com/

Fuji Rock is the annual rock festival that was born in 1997 in the foothills of Mount Fuji, but is currently held at Naeba Mountain in Japan. This is the largest music festival in Japan with 140,000 attendees. It has 7 stages where rock and indie rock bands predominate although some DJs have appeared in recent years.

Fuji Rock, Naeba - Japón

Fuji Rock, Naeba - Japón


ALFA FUTURE PEOPLE

 

Location: Bolshoye Kozino, Russia
Genre: Electronic
Assistants: 40,000
Cost: $ 100 USD
Temporality: July
Duration: 3 days (Friday to Sunday)
Camping: Yes (Extra Cost)
Website: http://afp.ru/

Alfa Future People is an electronic music festival held in Russia. The festival is the youngest of the list since it started in 2014, but it grows every year enormously thanks to its production. Its main stage has been considered in recent years as the best in the world and we are sure that if they continue with this trend this will keep growing.

Alfa Future People, Russia

Alfa Future People, Russia


There will be a music festival that you know or love that we have not included in this list, as well as festival versions that take place in other cities or countries, or festivals of more specific musical sub genres and we regret not mentioning or including them; but we are very sure to confirm that these are The Best Music Festivals Around the World because of their size, history, variety of musical genres, numbers of artists or assistants and the fame they have at a global level bringing together people from all over the world. 

According to the music you love and new places you want to visit, I highly recommend doing a trip along with one of these festivals.

Cheers!

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