Ah, summertime. The season of bare shoulders, sunburnt noses, beers on patios and hanging around outside all day long. While concerts are amazing year-round, there's nothing quite as fulfilling as an incredible summer music festival; stacked with headlining acts across all genres, filled with delicious food trucks and made for everlasting memories. Oh, there's also the crazy afterparties, wild crowdsurfing and fleeting festival romances. Whether you prefer under the radar indie bands or top 40 pop stars, there's no shortage of summer music festivals around the world to hold your interest.
Below, we've rounded up our picks for top 10 in the world - ranging from Eastern Europe to the Southwestern United States. Whether dancing under the moonlight on a breezy island is your jam or you'd rather be knee-high in a mud field somewhere in England, we've got you covered. From rave-themed outdoor dance parties to gourmet hamburgers and party boat transportation, we've picked festivals that not only deliver on music but the secondary factors that go along with it. Read on to see where you can take a road trip this summer to catch some of your guiltiest rap pleasures live or zone out to minimal techno in a crowd filled with strangers.
10 Sziget - Budapest, Hungary
9 MELT - Ferropolis, Germany
8 Vans' Warped Tour - United States
7 Osheaga - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
6 Sonar - Barcelona, Spain
5 Bonnaroo - Memphis, Tennessee
4 Governors Ball - New York City
3 Roskilde - Roskilde, Denmark
1 Glastonbury - Pilton, England
Since the 70s, Glastonbury has been England's top summer festival - featuring a variety of dance, comedy, theatre, circus and cabaret arts in addition to popular musical acts. It's been coined the modern day Woodstock and takes place near Pilton, England. It's the largest greenfield festival in the world and sees hundreds of thousands of people camp out on its grounds; requiring extensive security, electrical and water infrastructures. The festival is so huge that it takes a break about every five years to give the land and the people of Pilton a bit of a break. This year's edition will be held from June 24th to the 28th and will be headlined by the Foo Fighters and Kanye West.
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