Below are some of the best music festivals in the world. In a musical festival, various musicians, and singers perform for a certain number of days in a designated venue. Usually, planning such an event takes time and money but when well organized, it is one of the best musical experiences. Let us look at some of the most thrilling and best musical festivals.
- Rock in Rio
This festival has been held since the year 1991. Having originated from Rio in Brazil, the festival has been held there for several years. But other cities such as Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid and even Las Vegas have hosted the festival too. In fact in Las Vegas, the performances were by some of the best musicians in the world. They included Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and John Legend among other big artists. It was a success and the organizers really did a good job.
- Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival
This festival is held in California, USA very year. The tickets to this event are usually sold out and one needs to book early. There are nearly two hundred thousand tickets on sale and in most cases, they are sold out long before the start of the ceremony. Since it is based in California, many music and movie stars attend the event. The audience usually dresses in Coachella fashion to impress so it is usually a stylish event too. In last year’s festival, some of the main artists who performed included Calvin Harris, Ice Cube, and Zedd among others. Over the month of April, the festival was held this year and it was one of the best festivals in the history of Coachella. Many artists performed including Arkells, Allison swing, and Banks.
Barcelona, one of the most vibrant cities in Spain and in fact in the whole world hosts Sonar music festival every year. World class musicians and DJs perform to the audience. The festival was founded in the year 1994 and it has been held every year since then. Audio-visual displays and video art projections are also featured in the festival.
- Splendour in the grass
One of the most famous music festivals is Splendour in the grass, which is held in Australia very year during summer. It has been celebrated ever since the year 2001.The genres of music that feature in the festival include hip hop, electronic, Indie rock, and others. The venue can host up to thirty thousand fans and usually, people travel all over the world to come to the festival.
This takes place at Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia every year. There are many visitors from all over the world that come to the festival every year. Rock, electronic reggae, and hip hop are the main type of music performances during the festival. Some of the artists who performed in last year’s big concert were Nicky Romero, Wiz Khalifa, and David Guetta among others. The first Exit festival was held in 2000 and has been held once every year ever since.
Over four hundred thousand music lovers meet in Hungary-Budapest for the festival. Apart from amazing music performances, there are other programs such as parties, theaters, exhibitions and concerts in over fifty venues in Budapest. Music concerts are usually pop and rock but they also offer alternative or jazz music as well. The Sziget festival lasts for a whole week and fans usually look forward to attending the festival every year.
The biggest musical festival in Africa and also one of the best musical festivals in the world is Mawazine. Surprisingly, it was started as a government initiative to promote Morocco but as it turned out, it attracts many attendees and international audience as well. Better still; big names in the music industry have performed in the festival over the years. Stevie Wonder, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera have performed in the festival. Rihanna and Wyclef Jean are other famous artists who have performed in Mawazine music festival.
- Fuji Rock
Fuji rock is held in Naeba Japan during mid-year every year. Dates are announced in time to enable fans to get their tickets early. Apart from over two hundred performances by Japanese and international musicians, you will also enjoy Japanese delicacies and other delicacies from all over the world. In addition, you will also enjoy good sceneries including the sparkling streams around the venues and green hilly forests surrounding the venues.
- Essence music festival
This year the festival that will last for four days in New Orleans starting from 29th July has performances by some of the biggest music artists. They include Mary J Blige, Diana Ross, John Legend, and Solange. Chaka khan, Shaggy and Kelly price are also expected among other music stars. New Orleans biggest festival tickets are usually sold out so it is better to get one early. In addition, they also have a Jazz& heritage festival that is held every April.
Every last weekend of June, this festival helps in Somerset England. It is one of the contemporary music festivals featuring popular musicians. It was inaugurated in 1970 by its founder Mr. Michael Eavis and has been held every year ever since.
This year, Katy Perry and Solange will be performing. Various bands including Royal Blood, Clean Bandit and Run the Jewels will be performing too. These are just a few of some of the star artists who will be performing. Ed Sheeran fans will also be happy to know that he will be performing too.
Because of the artists that are expected to perform and the fact that it is usually contemporary, the cost of tickets is slightly high. It ranges from two hundred pounds to two hundred and fifty every year. This year the cost of a ticket to the Glastonbury festival is two hundred and twenty-five pounds.
Well, music festival events are entertaining and in almost every city, there are such festivals organized at least once per year. We have highlighted some of the best festivals and this will make it easier for you to choose and plan ahead of time so that you can budget and travel on time in order to enjoy the events.