11 Top Music Festivals Around The World

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No matter what genre or form of music you listen to, we all have a love for music in common. Music can bring communities together, express cultural differences, and spread different messages into our homes. If you have ever been to a music festival, you know how crazy it can get. People flock from all around the world to these excursions in hopes to see their favorite musician, show off Instagram-worthy outfits, and have the best time of their life.

While some travel around the country, others require a bit more of a drive. I've cultivated the top music festivals that are definitely worth the car or plane trip. These events are guaranteed to leave you feeling blissful too happy for words. Be warned, some of these are so out of this world you actually might feel a bit depressed for a week after it has finished. No worries though, you can always tag along for the next years show to have a never-ending experience.

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
  • Dates: April 12 – 21, 2019
  • Location: California
  • Site: Coachella

This is an annual festival that comes together at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Genres of music include rock, electronic dance, hip hop, pop, and independent. This is one of the top festivals that brings some of the most famous musicians together. You probably know of Coachella by the various celebrities who attend as well as the famous stylings that clutter our social media feeds for weeks on end. Some musicians who have played/are playing include Tyler The Creator, Beyonce, Haim, Cardi B, Vance Joy, The Weekend, and so many more. You can research more on tickets and the 2019 lineup at the Coachella official website.

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
  • Dates: June 13 – 16, 2019
  • Location: Great Stage Park, Tennessee
  • Site: Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo is a four-day annual music festival that has been around since 2002 and is located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester. They offer different tickets with amazing rewards and are guaranteed to leave you craving more. The 2018 lineup included musicians like Eminem, Muse, The Killers, Dua Lipa, Paramore, Alt-J, Sheryl Crow, and loads more. If you want to nab your tickets or learn more about this fantastic festival, you can head over to their website.

  • Dates: July 20 – 29, 2018 (old times, new ones not up yet)
  • Location: Provinciaal Recreatiedomein De Schorre, Boom Belgium
  • Site: Tomorrowland

This is an electronic dance music festival held each year in Belgium. Since its start in 2005, the festival has become one of the largest and most notable music festivals in the world. Make sure to order quick if you do want to go since tickets sell out within minutes. You can learn more about the events and dates on their website.

Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • Dates: October 5 – 14, 2018
  • Location: Zilker Metropolitan Park, Austin, Texas
  • Site: Austin City Limits

Austin City Limits is a two week, three-day weekend extravaganza. It is produced by the same company that produces Lollapalooza and is guaranteed to be a fantastic time. Their current line up includes Paul McCartney, Metallica, Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Childish Gambino, and many other notable musicians. Don't miss your chance! Head over to the website now to get your tickets for this festival.

  • Dates: August 1 – 4, 2019
  • Location: Grant Park, Illinois
  • Site: Lollapalooza

Created in 1991, Lollapalooza has been an annual music festival that includes genres from hip-hop, electronic, metal, pop, punk rock, alternative rock, and everything in between. They also provide comedy performance as well as non-profit and political groups as well as various performing artists. While the 2019 lineup has yet to be released, this year had performers like Travis Scott, Bruno Mars, Arctic Monkeys, Jack White, The Weekend, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, James Bay, and so much more. Get your tickets for the next festival on Lollapalooza's main site.

Electric Forest Festival
  • Dates: June 21 – July 1, 2018 (new dates not available)
  • Location: Double JJ Resort, Michigan
  • Site: Electric Forest

This is an electronic dance festival you don't want to miss out on. The eight-day, two-weekend event is a creation even your imagination couldn't dream up. You can go to their site to see a small clip of last years highlights, purchase tickets, and keep an eye out for next years dates and information.

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Electric Daisy Carnival

Be warned, after leaving this electronic music festival you will feel out of place in this world for a few days. With phenomenal DJ's, amazing colors, and a show that is out of this world, you won't know what to do with yourself. Tickets for next year are on sale now. You can also watch some clips from previous years that will make your decision to purchase tickets incredibly easy. Can't make this one? They also have an EDC carnival that goes on in Orlando, Florida November 9-18, 2018. You can go to their main page to purchase those tickets and learn more.

Glastonbury Festival
  • Dates: June 26 – 30, 2019
  • Location: Worthy Farm, United Kingdom
  • Site: Glastonbury 

Glastonbury is a five-day festival that gives you a little of every creative field. You get to witness music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other artists during this week of events. The music lineup includes artists like Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Royal Blood, Pheonix, The Flaming Lips, Solange, and countless others. Grab your tickets for next years festival now.

Hangout Music Festival
  • Dates: May 17 – 19, 2019
  • Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama
  • Site: Hangout

A music festival that gives you dance, indie rock, hip hop, alternative rock, and countless other genres are something we can all get on board with. Not only are you in a beautiful area filled with luscious beach, but you are enjoying some of your favorite artists on stage for this three-day event. Musicians include The Killers, Halsey, Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Foster The People, and many more. Check out prices, schedules, and all other information on their site.

Firefly Music Festival
  • Dates: June 20 – 23, 2019
  • Location: Dover, Deleware
  • Site: Firefly

Fan of music? You came to the right place. Well, any of these festivals is the right place. Sharing a multitude of genres, this festival will give you everything you had wished for and more. While the current lineup is still unavailable, past artists included Eminem, Foster The People, SZA, Jimmy Eat World, MGMT, Lord Huron, and countless others. Grab your tickets here or learn more about this phenomenal event on their site.

Ultra Music Festival
  • Dates: March 29 – 31, 2019
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Site: Ultra

The definition is in the name (it indeed is ultra). This event was created in 1999 and named after the 1997 Depeche Mode album. Tickets are currently on sale on their site (lineup still being designed). Past performers include Afrojack, The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, and many more. Can't get your electronic dance moves on during this time? They have events that happen all around the world. Learn more and find times on the Ultra Music Festival website.

What are some of your favorite festivals to go to? This is just a small percentage of the music events that go on all over the world. Music is a magical experience we all get to enjoy and, when you bring all these people together, it is bound to be a fantastic time that you will remember for years to come.

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  1. I love music festivals, we have so many interesting in Italy too! ;) Would you like to follow each other?:)


    1. I'll definitely have to check out some of them! It never matters what music is playing, I love going to festivals too :) I would be happy to follow you!


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