Without music, wouldn’t life be a big mistake?
If you love music or are a staunch fan of a certain band, DJ, or even a musical genre, nothing will excite you more than seeing them perform live at your favorite music festival. Now, exotic music festivals are organized around the world and millions of visitors visit each year to see some of the biggest names in the music industry.
There are many music festivals that host renowned artists every year. Here’s our countdown to today’s biggest and best music festivals.
7. Mawazine (Rabat, Morocco, Africa)
Mawazine, also known as Rhythms of the World, is a world-class music festival and the largest on the African continent. Last year, the lineup included Chris Brown, Hardwell, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull, and many more.
6. Fuji Rock (Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan)
Fuji Rock is the largest open-air music event in Japan and one of the largest and most recognized music concerts in Asia. It all started in 1997, where it took place at the base of Mount Fuji, but has been held at the Naeba ski resort since 1999. Fuji Rock features mainly rock and electronic music and this year in July it will host artists like, Gorrillaz. , Queens of the Stone Age, Aphex Twin, LCD Soundsystem, Bjork, Lorde and many more.
5. Splendor in the grass (Byron Bay, Australia)
Splendor in the Grass is a world-famous summer music festival that has been held every year since 2001. The festival features indie rock, hip hop, electronic and alternative genres. Tickets for this year were sold out in an instant and it’s easy to see why as it features artists and bands like The xx, Queens Of The Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, SigurRos, HAIM, etc.
Four. Departure (Novi Sad, Serbia)
Exit is another internationally renowned music festival and one of the most recognized. It features electronic music, rock, metal, hiphop / rap, reggae, and punk. Exit has been an annual event, organized every year since 2000 and takes place in the Petrovaradin Fortress. The top artists lined up for 2017 so far are The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Paul Kalkbrenner, Alan Walker, Years & Years, Hardwell, and many more.
3. Rock in Rio (Alternates between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Lisbon, Portugal; Madrid, Spain; Las Vegas, Nevada)
The Rock in Rio music festival originated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1985 and spans several cities around the world. There have been six Rock in Rio festivals in Lisbon, Portugal, most recently in 2014, three in Madrid most recently in 2012 and in Las Vegas in 2015 and 2017 called “Rock in Rio USA”. This year, the festival in Brazil hosts confirmed headliners such as Guns N ‘Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Pet Shop Boys and many others.
two. Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium)
Second, Tomorrowland is one of the largest music festivals in the world for Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Hundreds of electronic music DJs take to the astonishingly designed stages at Tomorrowland. The lineup for 2017 is still being finalized, but in 2016 Tomorrowland brought in names like Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Tiësto, etc.
1. Coachella (Indio, California, United States)
Our number one pick is Coachella. It is one of the largest and possibly the best music festivals in the United States and probably the world. Coachella always sells its 99,000 capacity per weekend, which is about 198,000 tickets in total. In 2016, Coachella brought together hundreds of artists ranging from Guns N ‘Roses to Calvin Harris who were the lead artists, and it also featured acts like Ice Cube, Zedd, Sia, and many more. Due to its location in California, Coachella is also a huge draw to many celebrities like other famous musicians and actors who come to enjoy the festival.
So before you fly to enjoy epic music festivals around the world, you should consider carrying an international travel card, which is safer than carrying wads of cash and also helps you save money on the music festival. Also do your homework to choose the best currency exchange services that offer you the best Forex rates.
We hope you enjoyed our tour of the best music festivals in the world. Whichever festival you are heading to, we wish you a safe and fun-filled experience!