Music festivals are a great platform for musicians as well as music lovers to do what they love the most. A music festival is literally a festival for music where musicians from all around the world may converge to share and entertain and people too come in to major music festivals from around the world. The atmosphere at any great music festival is amazing and most of these festivals have an amazing sense of oneness among the musicians and the fans alike. Other than the music, the music festivals have become a center for arts of different forms and are also laden with other things to do. Usually these music festivals happen outdoors and extend to over more than a couple of days at least. There are too many music festivals and too many different genres to know for sure which the best festivals are. However we have come up with a list of the top 10 music festivals from all around the world.
10. Bestival, Isle of Wight, England:
It is one of the best festivals for indie and dance music in the world. The festival is held annually in the summer at the Robin Hill country park on the Isle of Wight. The first edition of the festival was held in 2004 and since then it has grown to be one of the most popular festivals in the world. Artists from all over the world come here to perform and fans too storm into the festival every year as it has quickly become a fan favorite festival.
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9. Rock am Ring and Rock im Park-Nuremberg and Nürburg, Germany:
Rock am Ring and Rock im Park are festivals that are held on the same day in two different locations in Germany. The simultaneity of the two music festivals is such that they are regarded as only one festival and the name Rock am Ring is the more popular and more commonly used for both festivals. The festival occurs in the first weekend of June and goes on for three days. It is the largest music festival in Germany and one of the most popular in the world.
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8. Summerfest, Wisconsin, USA:
Summerfest is the largest music festival in the world and it lasts for around 11 days every year from late June extending into the 4th
of July weekend. The festival is the annual meeting place for more than 700 artists from possibly every genre of music and more than 1 million people attend the festival each year. A must see music festival for any music lover.
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7. Bonnaroo, Tennessee, U.S.:
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival is one of the most popular festivals for music in the world. The first edition of this festival was kicked off in 2002 and since then it has catered to every possible genre of music for four days annually in the summer. There are multiple stages set up for different genres and the festival also features artists and craftsmen who put up their stalls for this four day fest.
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6. Exit Festival, Serbia:
Exit festival is an annual music festival that is held in Serbia and was first kicked off in 2000. The festival is a four day event and features rock, electronic, metal, hip hop and drum &bass music. The festival starts on the second Thursday of July to go on for four days. Although the festival has had its share of troubles in the past, it has established itself as one of the top music festivals in the world.
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5. Festival International de Jazz de Montréal- Montreal, Canada:
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal also known as the Montreal International Jazz Festival is the largest Jazz festival in the world. Each year more than 3000 artists from more than 25 countries meet in the great tourist city of Montreal to deliver what is the best jazz experience on the planet. The first edition of the festival was held in 1980 and it has only grown bigger and bigger with every passing edition, the festival goes on for as many as 10 days from the last week of June onto July.
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4. T in the Park, Scotland:
The TITP music festival is an annual music festival held at Balado, Kinross-shire, Scotland. It is one of the most acclaimed festivals in the world today and was first started off in 1994. There are seven stages to cater to rock, pop and electronic music of various forms. The festival is three days long and is held in the second week of July every year.
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3. Roskilde Festival, Denmark:
The Roskilde Festival is one of the biggest annual musical festivals in Europe. The first edition of this great festival was flagged off in 1971 and was started off by two students. Today it runs under a nonprofit organization looking to do more towards music, culture and humanity. Rock, pop, electronic, metal and Hip Hop are the main genres featured in this six-day festival and more than a hundred performing artists gather at this festival. It is usually held in the last week of June or the first week of July.
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2. Glastonbury Festival, England:
The Glastonbury Festival is one of the most well known music and art festivals in the world. The festival has arts, comedy, theater, dance and circus to offer other than the music. It was first organized in 1970 and has always been a stage for contemporary music. The festival is four days long and is attended by over 200,000 people. It is usually held in June in proximity with the summer solstice.
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1. Coachella, California, USA:
The Coachella Festival held in the state of California is a three-day music festival that has established itself as the greatest of music festivals in the world since its first edition in 1999. This festival is held in the last week of April in the desert areas of the state of California. The atmosphere at this festival is one of the best you can find anywhere in the world and it is a must see festival for all music lovers of the world.
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