World’s 10 Best Music Festivals

1.Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Over 17 years, the organizers have honed their craft at throwing a singular party, and everywhere you look while bouncing from stage to stage is a stunning piece of art or the area’s natural landscape. At night, the palm trees light up in reds, blues, and greens while illuminated balloons fly into the sky. Coachella, for a couple weekends each year, manages to develop its own universe, and while many other festivals attempt such a feat, the amount that actually achieve such a spectacle is a rarity.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley, in the Colorado Desert.

2. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is an annual four-day music festival developed and produced by Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment; since its first year in 2002, it has been held at what is now Great Stage Park every year in June, in a little town called Manchester, right outside of Nashville, on a 700 acre farm, on land dedicated to only this festival every year. Before the festival even starts, if you look up anything on Bonnaroo, you are given the recipe for the attitude that you should have at the festival. No worries. No attitudes. Kindness. Generosity. And lots of good music. If you keep all of this in mind when you go, your experience will be magical.

3. Lollapalooza
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and EDM bands and artists, dance and comedy performances and craft booths.
With tens of thousands of music fans from all over the world taking over Grant Park every summer, Lolla continues to be a destination for music lovers from all over the world.

4. Ultra Music Festival

Ultra Music Festival is an annual outdoor electronic music festival that takes place during March in the city of Miami, Florida  With DJs and music lovers from all over the world flying into downtown Miami to rage and party for three consecutive days.

5. Sasquatch! Music Festival
Sasquatch! Music Festival is an annual music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. In recent years, it has taken place on the Memorial Day weekend, running for three to four days.

The 2017 Sasquatch! Music Festival will again be held over Memorial Day Weekend at The Gorge in Quincy, Washington. Organizers for the annual fest have revealed the lineup of acts heading to the scenic outdoor amphitheater May 26 – 28.

6. Tomorrowland
Tomorrowland is an electronic music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005, and has since become one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals.

7. Electric Daisy Carnival
Electric Daisy Carnival, commonly known as EDC, is one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world, with its flagship held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada. EDC combines the world’s most renowned dance music talent with cutting-edge production to create an unparalleled experience of sight and sound.

The internationally acclaimed carnival-themed event features full-size carnival rides, art installations, hundreds of costume-clad performers, and the largest stage built in North America. From a single-day festival, EDC today is a weekend long, multidimensional entertainment experience that combines the world’s most renowned dance music talent with leading-edge production and sound design.

8. Milwaukee Summerfest
Summerfest is the World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. Summerfest is operated by a non-profit board that hires the production staff to operate both the venue and main Summerfest event, which features local and nationally known music talent from a variety of music genres. The event also provides the opportunity to sample a wide variety of food from many Milwaukee-area restaurants. Other Summerfest attractions include comedy acts, shopping vendors, fireworks.

9. Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near Pilton, Somerset. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts.

In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. Leading pop and rock artists have headlined, alongside thousands of others appearing on smaller stages and performance areas.

10. The Fest
The Fest is an annual music festival in Gainesville, Florida, organized by Tony Weinbender, formerly of No Idea Records. It is a predominantly punk rock festival, though there are also a good number of indie rock, metal, and ska acts.

At Fest, everyone is your friend and everything is charming – even the bands you don’t know. There’s no way in Hell to catch everyone you’d like to watch perform live during these three days, and at the end of the day, that’s absolutely alright.

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