Music festivals started way back in 1969 when rock legends headed to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair stage in Bethel, New York. Since then, the festival has changed the world forever and has urged the innate desire of musicians to pursue music to its finest. Music lovers would want to relive the same music sensation that sparked the unity in musicality. It is a musical connection wherein only true blue music fans and music lovers would comprehend. Today, people from all over the world have started doing their own festivals where they feature their favorite bands and musicians rocking to their hit songs and instruments. These music festivals should not be missed—you surely do not want to miss the magical moment when you can be with your fellow music lovers, singing and rocking to the tune of your favorite music icons. Lastly, music festivals are prestigious lifetime events where you’ll be able to drench in the waters of music and experience a totally different world.
Get ready for the most awaited music festivals from all over the world and start finding out how to get there before it is too late!
Deemed to be the “7 days of non-stop partying” in the Obuda Island in Budapest, this music festival brings together music lovers from more than 70 countries all over the world. First of all, Obuda Island is so promising and beautiful, without a doubt. Going back, it all started in 1993 when they used the music festival as a means to comprehend the dissolution of socialist summer youth camps. When Sziget started, they only had 200 concerts held on two stages. Now, it has grown to have more than 200 daily shows held in 60 different venues. You can swing to the tunes of Banks, Azelia, and Hadouken—indulge in the Hungarian music and you can even learn how to belly dance. Budapest is a big place to explore—talk about beaches and city’s baths. Let Sziget be your oasis before you head back to the busy city.
9 Fuji Rock Festival
Imagine open air stages, sprawling lush of greeneries, and the epic slope of Mount Takenoko at the Naeba Ski Resort in Japan. Do you think you would have to ask for more? Certainly, yes you can. Organizers built the Oasis, an area where you can get a chance try what the world’s cuisines taste like. There is Stoned Circle, where you can jam along with the percussions and immortalize your Fuji Rock Festival experience. Last year, international artists were featured in the said festival such as Radiohead, Jack White, and The Shins.
8 Rock Werchter
It is one of Europe’s most sought after music festivals. Rock Werchter is held in a small village where music lovers head to the Werchter, a music Mecca where they jam to multi-genre music. This four-day bacchanalia is not an ordinary music festival; you will be guaranteed to see only the best music performers. With its average attendance of 140,000 rockers in 2012, this Belgian celebration certainly proved itself as a standout festival.
Also, the Festival Awards Europe recognized Rock Werchter for having the best European festival line-up in 2011. This year, get ready for Of Monsters and Men, Kings of Leon, and Green Day.
7 Splendour in the Grass
Delight in the Australian ambiance with the Splendour in the Grass music festival. Laid-back, carefree, and beachside atmosphere with everything you need from tents, tepees for rent, and campgrounds, you will surely look forward to this music festival. Organizers have announced some of its international acts featuring Kimbra, Smashing Pumpkins, White, and Fun. At the same time, you will also enjoy the art program that features street arts and installations that showcase artists’ masterpieces. Everything that will make you feel free, artsy, and happy is all here.
A music festival with more or less 80,000 spectators enjoying the 700 acres of Tennessee farmland is one of the musical gathering events that you don’t want to miss. Featuring 150 performances in four amazing days—this is how you summarize what Bonnaroo is. This year’s line up of musicians; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Paul McCartney, and Mumford and Sons. Bonnaroo is not just your ordinary music festival, as you can also learn about other relevant issues such as global warming and human rights issues. Now, that is something to look forward to
Indeed, INmusic must be so big and legendary to be declared as the Woodstock of the 21st century. With its stunning rock performances from the best rock legends, there is surely no room for softness. Likewise, you can also pamper in other activities such as yoga sessions, dipping and swimming in Lake Jarun or join an excursion to Plitvice Lakes National Park. This music festival will absolutely rock the spirits within you.
Sonar by day or Sonar by night—you can enjoy the best of both worlds in Barcelona, Spain. You can enjoy the arts and exhibits while other artists perform in their concerts. Sonar is a fusion of passionate artists in music, art, and technology. With all these eye-catching treats you will see, you surely do not want to miss this music festival.
3 Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury Festival is one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Coined to be the biggest green music and performing arts festival in the world, Glastonbury Festival is a niche for musicianship. If you haven’t known yet, the legend behind this festival is that it was created the day after the death of Jimmi Hendrix. This musical festivity also has a variety of circus and theater performances. They also stage the “Dance Village” and the country’s biggest free children’s festival.
2 Primavera Sound
Primavera Sound is unbeatable when it comes to venue and musical line-up. You can enjoy jamming with the music while taking in the awe of the breathtaking view of the city skyline and the jaw dropping view of the mountain ranges. Breathe in the cool air that will give you respite from the city’s springtime heat. Primavera is legendary, you do not want to miss seeing the music headliners and new stars on the rise showcase their music expertise. Appreciate its multi-genre festival from alternative rock, to hip-hop, pop, and dance. Everyone will fall in love with Primavera Sound.
Coachella has retained its musical magic despite the birth of other music festivals. It all started with pop concerts way back in 1999 and look how far it has come; 176 acts, two consecutive weekends, art installations, and star-studded venues. This year, 2013, get ready for The Stone Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blur, and Phoenix. Undoubtedly, Coachella is incomparable and the demeanor of music it releases is superb.