Top Music festivals around the globe
Music festivals have been storming the world for decades. The first major festival was The Monterey Pop Festival, a three-day major rock festival that took place in 1967 and served as a template for several festivals that followed, including Woodstock. Since then, many music festivals have held their trademark worldwide. Music festivals are unique in their own way and accommodating different genres within them has evolved as a unit with an experiential value. These festivals are not just about music, they are now home to culture, art, fashion, creativity and most importantly an experience for its visitors. For music connoisseurs around the world, here are the 8 most popular music festivals:
Where: Indio, California, USA
Coachella is one of the largest and best music festivals in the United States and the world. People gather in the Coachella Valley on the Polo Plain in the desert and dress to impress with Coachella fashion, including notable flower crowns. Coachella always sells its 99,000 capacity per weekend, 198,000 tickets total. In simple words, Coachella has become the largest fashion and music exhibition worldwide. Guns N 'Roses, LCD Sound System and bringing in artists like Calvin Harris, Ice Cube, Jade, A $ AP Rocky, Sia, Major Laser and over the years has become a travel destination for celebrities, artists and musicians.
Where: Boom, Belgium
Tomorrowland is one of the largest and most recognized music festivals in the world for electronic dance music, which has been a worldwide phenomenon over the past decade. Hundreds of electronic music DJs take on various artistically produced stages of tomorrow, such as Alaso, David Guetta, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, Tiesto and others.
Where: Novi Sad, Serbia
Exit is another world famous music festival known for its diverse and grand experience. It has electronic, rock, metal, hip hop / rap, reggae and punk music. Exits have been organized every year since 2000 and take place at the Petrovardin Fort. Bringing big artists like Vij Khalifa, Ellie Golding, David Guetta, Bastille, Nikki Romero has a reputation that is difficult to defeat.
4. Splendor in Grass
Where: Byron Bay, Australia
Splendor in Grass is a world famous summer music festival held annually since 2001 in Australia. The festival showcases indie rock, hip hop, electronic and alternative genres. Artists such as The Strokes, Flume, James Blake, Centigold, What So Not, The 1975, Leon Bridges took to the stage and witnessed one of the most memorable experiences for people.
5. Fuji Rock
Where: Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Fuji Rock is the largest outdoor concert in Japan and one of the largest and most recognized music festivals in Asia and the world. It began in 1997 where it took place at the base of Mount Fuji, but has been held since 1999 at the Naba ski resort. Fuji Rock performs rock and electronic music and hosts artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Blake, Siguros, Beck, Wilco, Ben Harper and innocent criminals and more.
6. Rock in Rio
Where: Rio de Janeiro, alternating between Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Las Vegas, Nevada
The Rock in Rio Music Festival originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1985 and has also been held there in 1991, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2015. Six rock at the Rio Festival in Lisbon, Portugal most recently in 2014, three in Madrid in 2012, and "Rock in Rio USA" in Las Vegas in 2015 and 2017. The festival featured prominent names such as Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Big Sean, The Sun of the Sun and more.
Where: Rabat, Morocco, Africa
Mowazin, also known as Rhythm of the World, is a world-famous music festival and the largest is held on the continent of Africa. In 2016, Mawazine hosted many notable artists such as Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea, Wyclef Jean, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and many more from all regions of Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Where: Del Mar Race Track + Fairground, CA
Located at the Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds, Cabao presents itself as an escape from the traditional festive scene, prioritizing the comfort and "sound travel" of attendees, which is typically loudly crowded at other events . With good weather, ample seating, and a location on the beautiful California coast, this 3-day festival is a welcome addition to music lovers looking for a peaceful getaway from a normal busy life.