It is in every millennial’s bucket list to visit at least one popular and trendy music festival. But, in our urban busy schedules, we often miss out on the dates. Worry not, we are here to sort that problem for you. Here is a list of the upcoming top international music festivals in 2019. Bookmark your dates and also find sites to book your tickets from.
Without any further ado, let’s dive right in to check out the most anticipated upcoming top international music festivals of 2019.
Top International Music Festivals in 2019
Upcoming Music Festival, August 2019
|Dekmantel||31 July – 4 Aug 2019||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Pol’and’Rock Festival||1-3 Aug 2019||Kostrzyn, Poland|
|Let It Roll||1-3 Aug 2019||Milovice, Czech Republic|
|Untold Festival||1-4 Aug 2019||Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca, Romania|
|Lollapalooza||1-4 Aug 2019||Chicago, USA + other dates in Paris, Germany, São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Santiago|
|Osheaga Music and Arts Festival||2-4 Aug 2019||Montreal, Canada|
|Boomtown||7-11 Aug 2019||Winchester, UK|
|Sziget Festival||7-13 Aug 2019||Budapest, Hungary|
|OPPIKOPPI||8-10 Aug 2019||Oppikoppi Farm, South Africa|
|STREET PARADE||10. Aug 2019||Zurich, SWITZERLAND|
|Green Man Festival||15-18 Aug 2019||Crickhowell, United Kingdom|
|Woodstock 2019||16-18 Aug 2019||Watkins Glen, New York, United States |
|SONUS FESTIVAL||18-20 Aug 2019||Pag Island, CROATIA|
|SHAMBHALA||22-25 Aug 2019||Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, Canada|
|Creamfields||22-25 Aug 2019||Daresbury, UK|
|Reading Festival / Leeds Festival||23-25 Aug 2019||Reading / Leeds, UK|
|Mysteryland||23-25 Aug 2019||Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands|
|BURNING MAN||26 Aug- 2 Sept 2019||Black Rock City, Nevada, U.S.A|
|Dimensions Festival||28 Aug -1 Sept 2019||Pula, Croatia|
|SEA DANCE||30 Aug-1 Sept 2019||Budva, MONTENEGRO|
Upcoming Music Festival, September 2019
|Outlook Festival||4-8 Sept 2019||Pula, Croatia|
|OASIS FESTIVAL||14-16 Sept 2019||Marrakesh, Morocco|
Upcoming Music Festival, October 2019
|ROCK IN RIO||27-6 Oct 2019||Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|WATERZONIC|| 4- 5 Oct 2019||SHOW DC, Bangkok, Thailand |
|Austin City Limits Music Festival||4-6 & 11-13 Oct 2019||Austin, USA|
|Amsterdam music festival||16-20 Oct 2019||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Upcoming Music Festival, November 2019
|CORONA CAPITAL||16-17 Nov 2019||Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico|
|CLOCKENFLAP||22 Nov 2019||Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong|
Upcoming Music Festival, December 2019
|YOUR PARADISE||6-9 Dec 2019||FIJI|
|DJAKARTA WAREHOUSE PROJECT||7-9 Dec 2019||Jakarta, Indonesia|
|WONDERFRUIT||12-16 Dec 2019||SIAM COUNTRY CLUB Pattaya Old Course, Pong, Thailand|
|EPIZODE||27 Dec 2019 -7 Jan 2020||PHU QUOC ISLAND, VIETNAM|
|SUNBURN|| 27- 29 Dec 2019||Oxford Golf Resort, Pune|
|RYTHYM & VINES|
29 Dec 2019-1 Jan 2020
|Waiohika Estate, Hexton, New Zealand|
Upcoming Music Festival, January 2020
|RAINBOW SERPENT||1 Jan 2020||Melbourne, AUSTRALIA|
Upcoming Music Festival, February 2020
|Vive Latino||22-15 Feb 2020||Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico|
| ENVISION||20-24 FEB 2020||Envision Festival, Costa Rica |
|Tribal Gathering||29 Feb 2020 – 14 Mar 2020||Playa Chiquita, Panama|
Upcoming Music Festival, March 2020
|SXSW: South by Southwest||13-22 March 2020||Austin, USA|
|UMF: Ultra Music Festival||20 – 22 March 2020||Miami, USA|
|FESTIVAL ESTÉREO PICNIC||Mid-March||Bogota, COLOMBIA|
|FESTIVAL SELVAMOS||Mid-March||Alabang, PHILIPPINES|
|Treefort||25-29 March 2020||Boise, ID|
Upcoming Music Festival, April 2020
|VUJADAY MUSIC FESTIVAL||1-5 April 2020||Bay Street, Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Time Warp||4 April 2020||Mannheim, Germany|
|SNOWBOMBING||8-13 April 2020||Mayrhofen, Mayrhofen, Austria |
|Coachella Music & Arts Festival||10-12 April & 17-19 April 2020||Indio, California|
|DGTL Amsterdam||10-12 April 2020||Amsterdam, Netherlands + other dates in São Paulo, Barcelona, and Tel Aviv|
|Stagecoach||24 Apr – 26 Apr 2020||Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, United States|
|Fortress Festival||25 Apr– 27 Apr 2020||Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, Texas, United States|
|LOST & FOUND||30 April- 4 May 2020||Saint Paul’s Bay, Malta|
Upcoming Music Festival, May 2020
|EMPIRE MUSIC FESTIVAL||3-4 May 2020||El Jocotillo, GUATEMALA|
|EDC: Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas||15-17 May 2020||El Jocotillo, GUATEMALA|
|Hangout Music Festival 2020||15-17 May 2020||Las Vegas, USA|
|Nuits Sonores||May 2020||Gulf Shores, AL|
|Boston Calling Music Festival||May – June 2020||Lyon, FranceHarvard Athletic Complex, Allston, MA|
Upcoming Music Festival, June 2020
|Distortion||3-7 June 2020,||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Primavera Sound||4-6 June 2020,||Barcelona, Spain|
|Meadows in the Mountains||4-7 June 2020||Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria|
|Rock am Ring / Rock Im Park||5-7 June 2020||Nürburgring / Nuremberg, Germany|
|Nova Rock Festival||11-13 Jun 2020||Derby, UK|
|Download Festival||12-14 June 2020||Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands|
Upcoming Music Festival, July 2020
|EXIT FESTIVAL||4 – 8 July 2020||Petrovaradin, Serbia|
|Les Eurockéennes||4-7 July 2020||Belfort, France|
|BALATON SOUND||8-12 July 2020||Zamárdi, HUNGARY|
|Ankeny SummerFest 2020||9 – 13 July 2020||Ankeny Summerfest, Ankeny, Iowa, United States|
|Dour||10-14 July 2019||Dour, Belgium|
|RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL||10-12 July 2020||Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching, Malaysia|
|Mad Cool Festival||11-13 July 2019||Madrid, Spain|
|Dekmantel||31 July – 4 August 2019||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Longitude 2020||16 – 19 July 2020||Henham Park, United Kingdom Source|
|MELT! FESTIVAL||17-19 July 2020||Ferropolis, Germany|
|SONAR||18 – 20 July 2020||Barcelona, Spain|
|Tomorrowland||19-21 July & 26-28 July 2019||Boom, Belgium|
|Pitchfork Music Festival||19-21 July 2020||Chicago, USA|
|Fuji Rock||26-28 July 2020||Naeba Ski Resort, Japan|
|BOOM FESTIVAL||28 July – 4 Aug 2020||Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal|
|COLOURS OF OSTRAVA||July 2020||Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC|
|MAIN SQUARE FESTIVAL||July 2020||Arras, FRANCE|
|KAPPA FUTUR FESTIVAL||July 2020||Turin, ITALY|
|Queensland Music Festival||July 2020||Brisbane, Queensland|
When: Wed, 31 Jul, 2019 – Sun, 4 Aug, 2019
Where: Amsterdamse Bos, Amstelveen, Netherlands
Artists Lineup : Amongst the most eye-catching artists to feature are drone metal demigods Sunn O))), five-time Grammy-nominated composer Suzanne Ciani, Ethio-jazz pioneer Mulatu Astatke, electro future casters Cybotron, peerless techno stargazer Jeff Mills, EBM icons Nitzer Ebb, pop fantasist Róisín Murphy, a midweek concert from free jazz figurehead Pharaoh Sanders and his Quartet plus, at the time of writing, the first-ever appearance on European soil for mythical Japanese producer Shinichi Atobe.
The line-up includes singular solo artists like Yves Tumor, dark-hearted rave miscreants The Empire Line and Vatican Shadow, celebrated jazz trio The Comet Is Coming, Milanese Afterhours specialist Paquita Gordon, experimental Swedish outfit SHXCXCHCXSH, digital-dancehall duo Equiknoxx, Kenyan envoy Slikback and many more. Plus, prominent faces from previous editions of the festival return. Amongst the stalwarts are Dekmantel Selectors compilers Motor City Drum Ensemble and Marcel Dettmann, UK pride-and-joys Ben UFO and Blawan, and party-starting people’s champions, Carista, and Palms Trax.
source : Dekmantel Official website
Let It Roll
When: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 – Sat, 8 Aug 2019
Where: Milovice, Czechia
Artist Lineup: Over 300 acts will descend on the Milovice airfield and these are the latest 50 recruits. Joining headliners Chase & Status, Andy C, High Contrast, Dimension, Noisia and Pendulum will be Camo & Krooked and chart-smashing heavyweights Sub Focus and Wilkinson who’ll be performing one of their legendary rare back-to-back sessions!
Deeper into the line-up,
A-Cray, Audio, BMotion, B-Complex, Breakage, Cause 4 Concern, Counterstrike, Delta Heavy, DJ Marky, Drumsound & Bassline Smith, Dirtyphonics, Eatbrain League X Jade b2b Teddy Killerz b2b Fourward feat. MC Coppa, Ed Rush, Edlan, Emperor, Etherwood, Flava D, Gerra & Stone, Hallucinator, Hazard, Changing Faces, Icicle, Kanine, Keeno, Killbox, Kove, Kyrist, Lenzman, London Elektricity, LSB, Madface, Matrix & Futurebound, Mizo, Monty, Nymfo, Phace & Misanthrop, Problem Central, Rido, Riya, S.P.Y, Signal, Skeptical, Spectrasoul, State Of Mind, Technimatic, The Outside Agency, Turno, Unglued and Urbandawn, Whiney.
Source: Let it Roll official website
When: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 – Sat, 3 Aug 2019
Where: Kostrzyn, Poland
Artists Lineup:Zawieszenie flag na Dużej Scenie, Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley, The Adicts,Gogol Bordello, Happysad, Avatar, Crossfaith, Parkway Drive, Ornette, Hunter, Krzysztof Zalewski, Testament, Lordi, Prophets of Rage, Acid Drinkers, Perturbator, Motorcycle Parade, Dub FX, Hurrockaine, Decapitated, Łydka Grubasa, Agnieszka Chylińska, Skunk Anansie,Kult, Crystal Fighters, Piotr Bukartyk.
Source: Pol’and’Rock Festival official website
When: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 – Sun, 4 Aug 2019
Where: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Artists Lineup: Robbie Williams, Stormzy, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, Busta Rhymes, David Guetta, Bastille, Tinie Tempah, Paul Kalkbrenner, Loco Dice and James Arthur.
Source: Untold festival official website
When: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 – Sun, 4 Aug 2019
Where: Grant Park, Illinois, United States
Artists Lineup: The stroke, The chainsmokers, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Twentyone pilots, J Balvin, Arina Grande, Flume.
Lollapalooza, meaning an extraordinary or unusual thing, is an annual 4-day extravaganza. It was perceived, initially, as a farewell tour by frontman Perry Farrell for Jane’s Addiction band.
Launched in 1991, Lollapalooza toured North America, through 1997 and its revival period of 2003. Not to mention, it is a melting pot of genres like Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk Rock, Hip-Hop, and electronic music (read about genres of EDM).
Hosting 160,000 visitors every year, Lollapalooza has served as a platform for non-profit, political groups, and various visual artists. Besides, both the flagship event in Chicago and the satellites spread across South America and Europe now play-on an almost unparalleled scale.
Osheaga Music Festival
When: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 – Sun, 4 Aug 2019
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
Artists lineup: The festival will be headlined by The Lumineers, Flume, J Balvin, and Interpol, with additional sets from Gucci Mane, Kurt Vile & The Violators, $uicideboy$, Mitski, Bob Moses, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sharon Van Etten, Francis And The Lights and more. On the following day, The Chemical Brothers will headline alongside Logic, City and Color, And Janelle Monáe. Other artists on Saturday’s bill include Rüfüs Du Sol, Beach House, Young the Giant, Louis the Kid, King Princess, GRiZ, Sofi Tukker, FKJ, and others. On the final day — Sunday, August 4 — Osheaga will host Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Hozier, Kaytranada, Metric, Mac DeMarco, Normani and more.
Source: Osheaga Music Festival official website
When: Wed, 7 Aug 2019 – Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Where: Matterley Estate, Ovington, United Kingdom
Artists lineup: Lauryn Hill, Avalon, Baba Stiltz, Babar Luck, Backbeat Soundsystem, Big In Lights, Big Mon, Big Red Ass, Blastoyz, Prophets of Rage, The Streets, Bustawidemove B2B Lazlo Legezer, Catballou, Joel Culpepper, Lead Shot Hazard, Leftover Crack, Legal Shot, Legends Of Moving Shadow, Lemon Girl, Lenzman b2b LSB & DRS, Little Simz, Loathe, Local, London Remixed UKG Orchestra ft. Blue Lion Band, MC Kie & Enamie, Lord Leopard, Lowqui, LPB, Lt Stitchie & Manudigital, Lucas, Lucy, Neville Staple Band, New Daze, New Daze, New Town Kings, Ngaio, Nick Manasseh, Saint Acid, Sally C, Salt-n-Pepa,SAMA’, Sandman Project, Svetlanas, Swindle (live), Symbolic, Year Of The Dog, Yo Speed, Young Culture, Young Culture, YT, Zero, Zounds .
Source: Boomtown festival official website
When: March 29-31, 2019
Where: Miami, Florida, USA
Artist lineup: The Winner of Nagy-Szín-Pad!2019, Michael Kiwanuka, Jain, Ed Sheeran, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, KodalineOf Mice & Men, Razorlight, The Blaze, Fakear, Akos Wex B2B Dephton, Shabaam, Steam Shape, Mateo & Spirit, SikztahJay LumenRegal, BlawanFJAAKLuigi, Madonna, Platon Karataev and many more.
Source: Sziget Festival official website
When: Saturday, 10 August 2019 Source
Where: Lake Zurich, Switzerland
Artist Lineup: John Digweed, Nastia, Nic Fanciulli, Rødhåd, Dubfire23:00, Pan-Pot, Amelie Lens and many more.
Source: Street parade official webstite
Green Man Festival
When: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 – Sun, 18 Aug 2019
Where: Crickhowell, United Kingdom
Artists lineup: Four Tet [live], Father John Misty, IDLES, Sharon Van Etten, Broken Social Scene,StereolabAmadou & Mariam,Maribou State, Khruangbin, Car Seat Headrest, Whitney, Big Thief, Richard Thompson, Aldous Harding, Ezra Collective, Gwenno, Steve Mason, Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Julia Jackli, FoxwarrenSca HoopAnais Mitchell, Jesca Hoop, Durand Jones & the Indications, Bridget St JohnPictish Trail, Meic Stevens, Avi Buffalo, Nilüfer Yanya, Skinny Pelembe , Certain RatioBodega, Stealing Sheep, James YorkstonStella Donnelly, Hen Ogledd, Tiny Ruins, Willie J Healey, Anna St Louis, Mapache,The Mauskovic Dance Band, Audiobook, James Heather, Beabadoobee, Tamino, TVAM, Squid, audiobooks, Penelope, Isles, Malena Zavala, Art School Girlfriend, Pottery, Grimm Grimm, Gwenifer Raymond, Black Country ,New Road, SCALPING, Chloe Foy, Chappaqua Wrestling, Molly Payton,Just Mustard, PigPozi
When: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 – Sun, 18 Aug 2019
Where:Watkins Glen, New York, United States Source
Artists Lineup: The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana,
The Lumineers,The Raconteurs,Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, Run The Jewels, John Fogerty, The Head and The Heart, Maggie Rogers, Michael Franti & Spearhead
Dead and Company
Chance the Rapper
Greta Van Fleet
Portugal. The Man
Gary Clark Jr.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
David Crosby and friends
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Country Joe McDonald
Cage The Elephant
Young The Giant
Judah and the Lion
The Marcus King Band
Amigo The Devil
When: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 – Fri, 23 Aug 2019
Where:Sonus Festival, Novalja, Croatia
When: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 – Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Where: Daresbury, United KingdomW
When: Fri, 9 Aug 2019 – Mon, 12 Aug 2019
Where: Salmo, Canada
When: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 – Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
When: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 – Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Where: Leeds, United Kingdom, Reading, United Kingdom
When: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 – Mon, 2 Sep 2019
Where: Black Rock Desert, Nevada, United States
An event rightly nominated in the top international music festivals in 2019, Burning man is held in the western United States at Black Rock City. It is a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, approximately 160 km north-northeast of Reno.
The festival gets its name from the symbolic ritual of burning of a large wooden effigy (of the “Man”) that traditionally occurs on the Saturday evening of the event.
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Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves.
Adding to that, the Burning Man festival is an annual week-long celebration in a temporary metropolis devoted to community and art. It revolves around, as they say, 10 principals:
Radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation, and immediacy.
It was first held in 1986, 33 years ago on Baker Beach in San Francisco with an attendance of 20 people. A small function organized by Larry Harvey and Jerry James, who built the first “Man”, it has since then held every year spanning from the last Sunday in August to the first Monday in September (Labor Day). Today, it has an attendance of 70,000 people from across the globe.
Below, take a look at a glimpse from the first Burning Man festival.
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When: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 – Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Where: Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia Source
When: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 – Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Where: Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Ireland
When: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 – Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Where: Budva, MONTENEGRO
When: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 – Sun, 1 Sep 2019
Where: Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Ireland
Ultra-Miami is the archetype for all the other EDM festivals. A holy grail for EDM and Big Room House fans across the globe, the festival was founded by Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes in 1999 and titled after the 1997 Depeche Mode album, Ultra. It is crazy to witness 165,000 people pack into a city-party that is being transformed into a dancefloor, to party their heart out. Due to its massive popularity, Ultra has spread worldwide to cities like Cape Town, Seoul, and Split. Last year alone, over one million people attended Ultra festivals around the world.
So, grab your neon gear and prepare to endure the tropical heat of Downtown Miami and experience every DJ, from Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren to The Chainsmokers and Kaskade.
Ultra-Miami 2019 is back to get you breathless with banger music and enthralling experience. To witness the madness, book your tickets.
When: April 12-14, 2019 and April 19-21, 2019
Where: Coachella Valley, Colorado Desert, Indio, California
When it comes to music festivals, Coachella is without a doubt, the motherload of all festivals. You can’t possibly curate a list of music festivals without including the one and only Coachella, can you?
And, it’s so because of the versatile mix of the best artists and musicians across genres and globe, coming together for two epic weekends. Its ‘middle-of-nowhere’ desert venue makes it the ultimate place to escape for music lovers. That’s perhaps a significant reason why it draws an insane amount of people every year. And not to forget, Coachella is a favorite amongst celebrities as well.
The colossal history of Coachella Music and Arts Festival dates back to 1993. In addition to that, Coachella’s history is so old that it could quickly fill a book. You must be wondering how did it all begin?
It all began when Pearl Jam’s lead singer Eddie Vedder allegedly became upset at the excessive service charge Ticketmaster charged the concert attendees. So to proscribe all the venues controlled by Ticketmaster, the band decided to perform at the Empire Polo Club grounds in 1993. Music executives Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen noticed how efficacious the Pearl Jam concert was. And that’s how Coachella, the most successful music festival in the United States and all over the world, was born. Each Coachella staged from 2013 to 2015 set new records for festival participation and total revenues.
The ticket prices range from $429 for general admission to almost $1,000 for VIP passes. This year, Coachella 2019, is all set to give all the music and travel junkies, a weekend full of pulsating energy and crazy vibes, again.
When: July 19-21, 2019 and July 26-28, 2019
Where: Boom, Antwerp, Belgium
Tomorrowland, first launched in 2005, is like a pilgrimage for lovers of EDM. Every year, (read about how the last fest was) approximately 185,000 EDM fanatics travel from different rims of the world to be a part of the unparallel experience.
Tomorrowland needs no introduction; it is without a doubt, one of the most famous festivals in the world. It is an irony to say that the line-up so far is a sight for sore eyes! With an extension with the name of Tomorrowland Winter, this music festival is like a fairyland, where music and action happens. The decorations can blow anybody’s mind.
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For all the EDM lovers, it’s your time to rejoice, as Tomorrowland is all set to rock in Belgium. Therefore, pack your bags and take on the journey to the magical world of Tomorrowland.
When: August 22-25, 2019
Where: Daresbury, Cheshire, UK
Creamfields, organized by British club promoter Cream, is a mecca for EDM fanatics and happens to be one of UK’s biggest dance music festivals. For four days, the fields of Cheshire are wrapped up with enrapturing music. One can hear the beats of electronica resonate as everything from Techno to Trance is boomed on stage. Creamfields, which began in 1998, witnesses a footfall of around 70,000 visitors every year featuring headline performances by mainstream and underground DJs alike.
Creamfields 2019, will witness the return of the iconic, Swedish House Mafia, as well as dance music giant deadmau5 and the debut performance by Cirez D & Adam Beyer. Joining them will be over 300 stars such as Ben Klock, Eric Prydz, Armin van Buuren, and Giggs, which gives you some idea of the scale that Creamfields beholds.
When: June 26-30, 2019
Where: Pilton, Somerset Glastonbury, UK
Glastonbury is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts in the UK, enticing around 175,000 attendees each year. It serves as a cornerstone of British culture as in addition to contemporary music, the carnival hosts dance, circus, cabaret, comedy, theatre, and other arts. A potful of festival-goers set to witness some of the world’s biggest stars perform hit the peaceful fields of Glastonbury. The festival has seen the likes of Beyoncé, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Ed Sheeran, Adele, etc.
In addition to the big shot headliners, the festival also pays to provide a platform to the not so famous artists who are brimming with potential. The ‘BBC Introducing’ stage has kick-started the careers of many British artists who are killing it out there today, such as James Bay and Florence and the Machine.
Glastonbury Festival, inspired by the ethos of the hippie, counterculture, and free festival movements, was held intermittently from 1970 until 1981. It has been held every year since then, except for fallow years, taken at five-year intervals. This was done intending to give the local population, land, and organizers a break. In the same way, 2018 was a “fallow year.”
When: June 13–16, 2019
Where: Great Stage Park, Manchester, Tennessee, U.S.
Bonnaroo, based in Tennessee is the home of country music. It has its roots in jam band and folk-rock. Further, Alternative music with a folk edge is still its central raison d’être, but Hip-Hop also has a stronghold on the billing.
Superfly Presents and AC Entertainment developed and produced the American annual four-day carnival. The festival started in 2002, was listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll” in 2003, titled “Festival of the Decade” by Consequence of Sound, and ranked among the “10 Best Festivals” by GQ Magazine. For a matter of fact, Bonnaroo is also one of the few festivals to actively support recycling and sustainability drives during the festival.
Furthermore, this year’s headliners include The Lumineers, Odesza, Childish Gambino, and Cardi B.
When: August 1-4, 2019
Where: Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA
When: August 23–25, 2019
Where: Haarlemmermeer, near Amsterdam, Netherlands
If there is anything, the Dutch know how to do best, is throwing an incredible festival. And, Mysteryland is no exception! This top international electronic dance music festival expands across three days in addition to camping benefits.
The Dutch multi-genre electronic music festival started in 1993 with beats thumping across 17 stages. Moreover, the décor is like a fairytale setting. With fairy lights and flowers of all assorted colors, it gives the music festival a distinctly magical feel. One can enjoy, deep vibrations of Drum and Bass, Techno and House filling the festival air. Not to mention, Mysteryland captivates the 100,000-person-strong crowd every year.
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(50th Anniversary edition)
When: August 16-8, 2019
Where: Watkins Glen, New York
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, also known as Woodstock, was the most iconic music festival in human cultural history. As a result, over half a million attended the four-day extravaganza.
Rock music fanatics are aware of it as the single milestone event in the field of music. The inviting and peaceful environment not only highlighted the hippie culture to the mainstream media but also exemplified the accommodating nature of the people
As a late 1960s cultural touchstone and one of the biggest rock festivals of all time, Woodstock has been a part of popular culture in many different ways. As a result, the phrase “the Woodstock generation” became the spring of the common vocabulary.
Woodstock, taking over Max Yasgur’s upstate New York dairy farm in 1969, became one of pop culture’s most definitive moments. Additionally, Oscar-winning documentary Woodstock directed by Michael Wadleigh captured the festival in its full glory. It featured sets from counterculture icons like Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Incredible String band, and Jimi Hendrix’s performance on his discordant rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, the most memorable performance.
This year, finally, Woodstock festival is back with a bang to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Look at the fab lineup. Lang, its co-founder, said that he wants the festival to be “eclectic” and “multi-generational” with “newer bands” performing tributes to original Woodstock artists.
“It’ll be hip-hop and rock and some pop and some of the legacy bands from the original festival…We’re also looking for unique collaborations, maybe some reunions and a lot of new and up-and-coming talent.”The Fader
The Woodstock Festival held in 1999 ended in riots, sexual assaults, and overflowing toilets. That won’t happen this year, Lang insisted. With this one, we’re going back to our roots and our original intent. And this time around, we’ll have control of everything.”
Woodstock, likewise, held a festival in Kostrzyn nad Odrą, Poland in 2017.
10. ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
When: May 17-19, 2019
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
The winner of ‘The Festival of the Year award’ at the Electronic Music Awards, in 2017, Electric Daisy Carnival is an obvious name amongst the most happening music festivals. Under the relentless sun of Nevada, ECD makes people dance their heart out with music playing in the glow-in-the-dark environments, and LED-infused flora and fauna backdrop. Therefore, the energy and vibes are also electric. The pyrotechnics alone is enough to make your jaw hit the floor.
Each of the eight stages has a theme of its own. It combines cutting-edge technology with its natural settings, consequently creating unique spectacles.
Electric Daisy Carnival was founded by Insomniac Events in 1997. In fact, its first incarnation dates back to 1991. Today, not just music but, it is known for offering traditional carny games, cotton candy, and other carnival treats. Moreover, one can also enjoy a few merry rides if one can stomach it after all the booze and candy!
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11. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
When: April 26, 2019 – May 6, 2019
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals, founded by the New Orleans Hotel Motel Association, dates back to 1970. The festival, also known as the Jazz festival, is a complete cultural experience expanding beyond just music.
Listed amongst the oldest top international music festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is also considered as one of the best music festivals in the world. The festival is steeped in African-American culture and history. Likewise, it pays homage to the incredible diversity of jazz, blues, and gospel. It has seen an attendance of 425,000 in 2016.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, in 2019, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Not to mention, it draws thousands of visitors to their yearly carnival celebrating the cuisine, music, and overall culture of New Orleans. Jazz Fest is a national staple.
Equally important is, honoring their 50-year jubilee, Jazz Fest is celebrating a special edition; an extra day of fun at Jazz Fest on the Fairgrounds. Moreover, the fest organizers have added “Locals Thursday” to the festival lineup this year. Besides that, it offers specially-priced tickets for locals with a valid Louisiana State ID.
For two weekends, April 25-28 and May 2-5, fest-goers can anticipate a distinctive 50th-anniversary edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Here is a list of the festival’s incredible lineup.
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