Top 10 Music Festivals You Have to Check Out
Attention music lovers! If you have a passion for music and love to travel, here are the music festivals you don’t want to miss.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is located in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert. Since its debut in 1999, the festival has retrieved a massive audience, once starting out as a one-day event is now featured over two consecutive weekends in April each year. The event features an array of music genres such as electric dance music, rock, hip-hop and indie. The event allows attendees to camp on the grounds. It continues to break records with its number of festival-goers each year. In 2015 the event sold out, selling over 198,000 tickets.
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is held on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee. The annual festival is held in June over four days with an eclectic assortment of music including indie rock, classic rock, bluegrass, jazz, hip-hop, country music, folk, gospel, reggae, pop and electronica. Bonnaroo can see crowds as large as 100,000 people.
Located in Miami, Florida, this outdoor weekend music festival focuses on electric dance music and takes place once a year in March. The popularity of the event has grown, pre-sale tickets selling out in a matter of seconds. Ultra Music Festivals are held world-wide, with locations in Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Korea among others.
Belgium is home to one of the largest electronic music festivals held annually in July over three days. Popularity for this event is at an all time high, tickets completely selling out in less than a day. To celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary in 2014, the event was held over two consecutive weekends and sold over 360,000 tickets.
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This Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based festival is held over 11 days on a 75-acre lakefront park from June to July. The festival has music to satisfy everyone’s taste, featuring over 700 bands. The event, coined the “Worlds Largest Music Festival” by the Guinness World Records expects 800,000-1,000,000 attendees each year.
Rockers unite! This Belgium festival, located in the village of Werchter offers a 4-day festival full of rock and alternative music acts. The event allows attendees to utilize the grounds as a campsite.
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival offers music and culture to its festival-goers. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, the event offers music true to the culture of the city which includes blues, R&B, Cajun, gospel, folk, bluegrass, country and rock. It’s held each year over the last weekend in April and the first weekend of May.
For years, this festival toured around the United States before settling in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois. The weekend-long festival is home to a variety of musical acts from punk to electronic dance music to heavy metal. It’s held annually in August.
The Fuji Rock Festival is held over three days in July in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. The event is a home-base during this time period to over 200 Japanese and international musical acts. The Fuji Rock Festival is the largest outdoor music event in Japan.
Splendour in the Grass
Travel to Australia to check out Splendour in the Grass music festival. This 3-day festival occurs either late July or early August. Music genres include indie rock, hip hop, electronic and alternative.