The Top Five Music Festivals In The World
Music festivals around the globe host millions of visitors each year. People come from all over the world to see some of the biggest names in the music industry. So here are just a few of the best and the biggest music festivals in the world today.
Where Somerset, UK - When June
Year after year, the Big Daddy of UK festivals seizes a chunk of Somerset for music, hippies, mischief, healing and a whole lot of cider. Glastonbury is one of the most famous music festivals in the world, not least for its diverse nature. Glastonbury caters to anyone curious in the contemporary arts and is not only limited to certain forms of music.
Where: Indio, California, U.S.A. - When: April
Coachella is one of the best music festivals in the United States and beyond. People gather in the Coachella Valley in the desert and dress to impress with Coachella fashion. In 2016, this festival brought in hundreds of artists including Calvin Harris, LCD Soundsystem, and Guns N’ Roses, who were the headliners, and also featured acts like A$AP Rocky, Ice Cube, Sia, Major Lazer, Zedd and more. Because of its location in California, Coachella also has many famous actors who come to enjoy the festival.
Where: Boom, Belgium - When: July
Tomorrowland is one of the best festivals in the whole world and is famous for its impressive onstage spectacles. It also hosts the biggest names in Electro music. Hundreds of DJ’s take the various artfully built stages at Tomorrowland. This festival during the last years brought in names like Tiesto, David Guetta, Alesso, Martin Garrix, Avicii, Dillon Francis, Steve Aoki, and more.
4. Fuji Rock Festival
Where: Naeba Ski Resort, Japan - When: May
If you are a fan of rock music or the picturesque environments of a ski resort in the mountains of Japan, then definitively Fuji Rock Festival will be right up your street. Unlike other festivals, this attracts a worldwide audience not only for its line up but for the unparalleled experience of the festival. Fuji Rock Festival showcases rock and electronic music and hosts artists like the James Blake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Sigur Ros, Wilco, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and much more.
5. Rock in Rio Festival
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - When: September
The Rock in Rio festival originated in Rio de Janeiro in 1985 and has been held there also in 1991, 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2015. But besides Brazil, this festival also has been taken place in the US, Portugal, and Spain. About 1.5 million people attended the first event, which hosted Queen, AC/DC and James Taylor. Now, the festival does open itself up to the other genres, having seen the likes of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, and Beyonce performed there.
Sneaky.... number 6. Splendour in the Grass Festival!!
Where: Byron Bay, Australia - When: July
And we cannot NOT mention our personal and absolute favourite, birth place of GLO TATTS® Australia's best and most loved festival. Birthed in 2001 as a one-day gathering to cater for Australia's winter season, it evolved into a two day event and is now a 4 day event if you count the fun shenanigans that happen on the Thursday! Showcasing the best of the best including Florence and the Machine, Outkast, Lily Allen, Coldplay, Kanye West, Lana Del Rey, Frank Ocean, Lorde, The Strokes....need i go on!
AND....WE WILL BE THERE again this year! So make sure you come and find us and get all sparkled and glowed...you know you'll love it