Music lovers from around the world spend years dreaming of going to their favourite artist’s concert, investing huge sums of money for just a few hours of watching one singer/band ‘do their thing’. If you’re lucky, coming summer, you can get the chance to hit two or more birds with one stone. The hot summer season welcomes summer festivals that give you the opportunity to enjoy a number of artists at one go. In no particular order, here are 7 Music Festivals that are worth fitting into your summer plans.
Sziget – 10th – 17th August 2016 |Budapest
400,000 music lovers from all corners of the world get together to enjoy a week of music that caters for everyone’s taste. Encapsulated in its own world of live music, parties, theatre and circus exhibitions, Sziget definitely makes the list of festivals you have to attend.
Rihanna, Muse, David Guetta, Sia and John Newmann will all feature in this year’s edition of Sziget.
Reading Festival – August 26-28 2016| Reading, England
During the August Bank holiday, a young crowd meets up for this diverse musical experience which is particularly popular with newbie festival goers. The festival has a long history of four and a half decades and despite being mainly a platform for big bands, in recent editions it has opened its doors to dance and rap acts.
This year’s line-up is predominantly made up from big bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Disclosure and Imagine Dragons.
Coachella – 14th – 16th April 2017, 21st – 23rd April 2017, 2 weekends, |Indio, California
The buzz from this year’s Coachella has long passed, but the popular snap chat flower crown filter which was launched in light of the festival still serves as a daily reminder of Coachella’s popularity. Every April in Indio, California, the festival provides two weekends of the music within a prominent style scene, with flower crowns and denim shorts dominating the fashion scene.
Primavera Sound – May 31st – June 4th 2017 | Barcelona
This one kicks off the European festival season with a bang. Organisers of Primavera pride themselves on long mentioned reunions and for exposing new and soaring talent. You will be spoilt for choice with four to five artists playing simultaneously during one of the most unique festivals in the scene, so watch out for those tickets!
The last line-up saw famous bands like Radio Head, Sigur Ros, Tame Impala and more.
Rock Werchter – June 2017- T.B.A | Werchter, Belgium
The town comes to life thanks to this yearly festival which attracts a great amount of people from all ages, nationalities and locations. The festival mashes top-line music with beer to welcome the community of music lovers to an unbeatable three days. Rock Werchter is predominantly known for its well balanced mixture of established artists and rising stars. 150,000 music lovers frequent the area every year; will you be joining in the next?
Florence and the Machine, Paul McCartney, Ellie Golding and Disclosure played in the 2016 edition.
Glastonbury – 21st– 25th June 2017 | Somerset, England
Every June, an older audience meets up for the big daddy of UK festivals, a festival hosts a mixture of rock, reggae, pop, dub step, techno and also folk . Launching back in the 1970s, Glastonbury was the pinnacle of British pop culture at the time and still has an effective influence with a line-up that features some top major artists each year and tickets selling out within 30 minutes of being launched.
Tomorrowland – July 2017- T.B.A| Boom, Belgium
Although this festival caters to a very specific type of audience, no one can deny the fact that this event is a glorious hub for EDM lovers; the huge bashes it provides its attendees are its main appeal. Tomorrowland has attracted the biggest DJs and electronic music makers for more than ten years now and each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. The festival boasts of its 15 stages, volcanoes, giant disco balls and industrial sized confetti canons.