5 Of The Best Music Festivals In The World

All over the globe, millions of people head to a music festival each and every year. With different types of music, tastes and beliefs to adhere to, it’s no surprise that there are almost too many to choose from. Whether you want a bohemian experience in California or want to enjoy electronic dance music whilst taking care of the environment, there’s sure to be a festival out there for you. But, with so many different festivals and countries to choose from, here are 5 of the best and more popular music festivals in the world.

Coachella, California

Coachella is held each year a the Empire Polo Club in the California desert. Inspired by a 1993 Pearl Jam concert held in the club, the first ever Coachella festival was held in 1999. Spread over two days, Coachella not only showcases indie and rock acts, but also popular EDM and hip-hop music.

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Past appearances have featured the likes of AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Madonna, Arcade Fire and Jay-Z. As well as music acts, there are also many different interactive art installations for festival-goers to enjoy. Coachella is a huge festival in America and is a particular celeb hotspot.

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Glastonbury, UK

A five-day-long music extravaganza, Glastonbury is held in the heart of the British countryside and was inspired by the hippie culture of the 60s and 70s. One of the festival’s most iconic trademarks is the famous Pyramid Stage. Now onto its third redesign, the stage features many of the world’s most famous music acts, including Oasis, David Bowie and Coldplay.

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Glastonbury is one of the very few festivals that are specifically known for its stage design. The main stage was inspired by the power of the pyramid shape as it directs energy upwards and energy is drawn from the stars above. Be sure to prepare for this festival with plenty of festival glitter makeup and bright, colourful bohemian clothing.

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Benicassim International, Spain

The Festival Internacional de Benicåssim is a fairly new festival that is hosted in Spain. It is famous for its stages, which are fairly close to the beach, late-day acts that start from 5 pm and its huge party-orientated atmosphere. The nocturnal nature of the festival comes from the beautiful weather of its location, which is just outside the major city of Barcelona.

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For those who have a diverse and indie-focused taste in music, then the music line ups are going to be a huge bonus, with past acts including Depeche Mode, The Stone Roses and Placebo.

Fuji Rock, Japan

This festival earned its name because the first one, which was held in 1997, was held at the base of Mount Fuji. Although it is now held at Naeba Ski Resort, it is still as amazing as it was during the first year. At this festival, the concert-goers get a picturesque and unrivalled experience, with walks between the stages, which can sometimes be quite long, flanked by lush forests and running streams.

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Tomorrowland, Belgium

When it comes to electronic dance music, Tomorrowland is one of the biggest and most recognised festivals in the world. Over the last decade, it has grown and grown in popularity over the past decade. With weird and wonderful stage setups, this festival focuses on mother nature and the environment, so it is a great place for those wanting to try something new when it comes to festivals. There are some huge acts promised this year, making it the biggest and best line up yet.

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