Music festivals have been around for decades and are surely the best way to watch the top performers in the world in a lively, social setting. But with so many going on in the world, which ones are worth visiting?
Here are the ten best music festivals in the world.
1. RedFest DXB – Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai
For music lovers living in the UAE, fans don’t have to travel far to experience the festival lifestyle. Critics have claimed RedFestDXB to be the best music festival in the Middle East. While it may still be a smaller festival compared to other festivals on our list, RedFestDXB has included performers such as The Lumineers, Wilkinson, and Iggy Azalea. The music festival is also a day festival, so there’s no need to book a hotel or camp overnight.
2. Hideout – Novalja, Croatia
When: June Annually
Cost: 179 Euros
The Hideout is held on the island of Novalja, the party central of the Croatian cost. Hideout has developed a reputation of becoming one of the biggest EDM festivals in all of the UK. With previous performing acts including Sigma and Duke Dumont, Hideout has certainly put itself on the top festival map. What makes Hideout more legendary is the location of the festival as it contains pools and boat parties.
3. Fjui Rock Festival – Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
When: May Annually
Cost: Starting at 39,899 Yen
As the only music festival on the list to require a cable car to get to the site, this is definitely the music festival for rock music. If you enjoy rock music or simply want to experience the scenic mountains of Japan, the Fjui Rock Festival is where you should go. Performers included in the festival are Foo Fighters, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Foo Fighters.
4. Sunburn Festival – Vagator, Goa, India
When: December Annually
Cost: 1,500 Rupees
As one of the largest music festivals in Asia, the Sunburn Festival is the top of every EDM fan’s wish list. Not only will EDM fans get to enjoy music they also get to experience the travel of GOA. The vibrant city of GOA is home to the Sunburn festival as artists like Knife Party and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike has previously performed at the Sunburn Festival. The festival provides a perfect mix of sun, music, food and entertainment – bringing plenty of music tourism in India.
5. Benicassim – Barcelona, Spain
When: July Annually
Cost: 100 euros
Benicassim was created for music fans that enjoy music with a range of dance to the alternative. The Festival Internacional de Benicassim has gained its reputation as one of the most well-known music festivals in all of Europe. The nocturnal nature of Benicassim is due to the heat, which adds charm to the event as a must-visit event for all festival lovers. Expect to see a large list of artists such as The Prodigy and Florence and the Machine.
6. Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium
Cost: 235 Euros
Tomorrowland is specifically favored for party lovers and fans of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). It is also arguably said to be the biggest EDM festival in the world with its impressive stage effects and performances, As the host of the biggest artists in EDM, Tomorrowland makes a huge effort to make each festival a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With performances by Alesso, Avicii, and Hardwell the list of big names goes on. This non-stop party is considered as the most largest and famous music festival in the world.
7. Coachella – Indio, California
When: April annually
Cost: US $300
Coachella is often considered as the Woodstock revival as it is the most popular music festival in America. Coachella is known to signify the start of the summer festival season as world-class performers are lined up. World-famous artists including the likes of Drake, The Weekend, and AC/DC are top lineups for the festival. Coachella has even inspired its own style trends with body glitter and flower headbands. The A-list guest list contains Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens, Rihanna, and even the Kardashians.
8. Glastonbury – Somerset, UK
When: June annually
Cost: 225 Euros
Glastonbury is one of the most popular music festivals in the world, especially for its diverse crowd. The Glastonbury music festival caters to everyone who is interested in contemporary arts and not limited to specific forms of music. In fact, expect to see rapper Kanye West performing after the Proclaimers. The crowd is mostly old festival-lovers and even has unique family facilities.
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