There's nothing in the world compared to what we experience in a music festival; we feel happy, excited, cheerful, joyful! We get to see our favorite musicians and artists along thousands of other true fans that create a euphoric environment that can't be replicated anywhere else. We save up money all year and just wait impatiently for the special day or week to come.
All year round, all around the world, there are thousands of music festivals taking place. To cut through the confusion we have picked 10 fantastic festivals that you should attend at least once in your life:
Ultra Music Festival, United States
The Ultra is a huge EDM and dance music festival founded in 1999 in the city of Miami. Throughout the years it has gained a strong reputation and has branched out to 11 countries, with the latest one being Thailand.
It is one of the most in-demand electronic festivals anywhere on the planet due to its unparalleled production. The very best DJs around the world come together with an incredible crowd to transform the heart of Miami into a full-throttle dancefloor, while the springtime sun streams down on three days of house, progressive house, underground techno, and bass.
Tomorrowland is held in a town in Belgium called Boom with just 16,000 residents and is now THE largest electronic dance music festival in the world, attracting 400,000 people in 2014.
Tomorrowland is one of the most over-the-top festivals in terms of the layout and stage design. It feels like falling down a rabbit hole with stunning and jaw dropping visuals. Every year the festival brings the biggest names in the dance music industry and is unparalleled when it comes to the lineup. Tickets for Tomorrowland tend to be SOLD OUT in just a few minutes so there must be something extra special about it that people from all over the world are always eager to go or repeat the experience.
Burning Man, United States
Burning Man is a week-long festival held right in the middle of the Nevada desert in the United States. The highlight of the festival? The burning of a large wooden effigy at night!
Over 65,000 free spirits will trek to the Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create a temporary metropolis. We're talking about art installations, mutant vehicles, colorful theme camps and even a 40-foot wooden man which will eventually be lit on fire. Famous for its counterculture mentality, nudity, and bonfires, Burning Man can be found on bucket lists everywhere.
The annual gathering kicks off on the last Sunday of August and runs until the first Monday of September (also known as the US Labour Day).
Coachella, United States
Held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, Coachella features music from all genres: indie, rock, EDM, Hip-Hop, it's all there. Coachella is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the United States and all over the world. Besides the music, there's also art installations and amazing sculptures throughout the area.
From delicious food to world class art, Coachella offers numerous experiences to enjoy along with the music. Even though it can be a little bit of a pretentious fashion show, Coachella is still one of the best festivals around. Every year it brings the best music, reunions, and surprise performances to the table. If you love festivals don’t let the glitz intimidate you: put on your coolest outfit, see a celebrity or two, and most importantly enjoy the music.
Sensation White, Amsterdam
Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event which originated in the Netherlands. The original event, which ran exclusively in the Amsterdam Arena for five years until 2005, is now located throughout different locations all over the world, including the United Arab Emirates.
The festival is a globetrotting phenomenon featuring amazing shows that bring together people from all over the world who have a never-ending love for house music.
Held in the city of Goa, Sunburn is considered to be Asia's LARGEST music festival and is ranked among the top 10 festivals to attend by CNN.
Inaugurated in 2007, Sunburn is a synergy of music, entertainment, food, shopping and lifestyle that attracts music tourism in India and is now spreading its wings across the globe.
Electric Daisy Carnival, United States
This popular festival actually started in 1992 in Los Angeles, before bursting into popularity in 2008. The carnival is now held in many cities across the US such as Las Vegas and New York.
The music festival is a giant amusement park for adults with neon daisy light installations, barely-dressed fairies, and thrilling carnival rides. It combines the world's most renowned dance music talent with cutting-edge production to create an unparalleled experience of sight and sound.
This epic and legendary festival in England has been held annually since the '70s. Delivering cutting edge acts, Glastonbury is perhaps best known for its iconic Pyramid Stage. The massive triangular structure has housed artists like The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Coldplay, and Beyonce. In addition to contemporary music, the festival hosts dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts.
Glastonbury is the largest Greenfield festival in the world and is now attended by over 170,000 people every year. The majority of the staff are volunteers, helping the festival to raise millions of euros for good causes.
Full Moon Party, Thailand
The Full Moon Party is celebrated in an amazing island with some good live fire performers and lots of glowing paint. The party has gained global notoriety and is now one of the biggest beach bashed in the world! Each year the scene has been growing with the ever-increasing number of party faithful that return, bringing their mates and spreading the vibe.
The Full Moon Party takes place every month throughout the year. Its attractions include fire skipping ropes and alcohol “buckets”, There is a very wide spectrum of music ranging from trance to drum and bass, to reggae. There are no barriers or inhibitions, just people enjoying themselves with one unified intention, rejoice the magic that is the Full Moon party!
Boom Festival, Portugal
Boom is not only a festival, it is a state of mind focused in the integration of a sustainability ethos with arts and culture.
Boom International Trance Psychedelic Music Festival is a biennial week-long festival held near the Ponsul River in Portugal. The festival is one of a kind and features music, paint, sculpture, art, yoga, theater, and cinema. It attracts over 30,000 people from all over the world and does not rely on any commercial sponsor. Although no world-famous artist ever makes it to this festival, over a hundred independent artists perform each year and are all worth it.
Hope our guide has helped you chose wisely! If you decide to attend any of these festivals, TRUST us, you won't regret it! Keep it safe! ;)