world's best music festivals
Travel October 11, 2019

7 of the world’s best music festivals

If you’re looking to jump on a jet plane, let loose and leave your worries behind, there’s nothing quite like a music festival. Whether you’re looking to wear your best feather headband, thrash out to some drum n bass, or party in a safari park, there’s a festy somewhere in the world for you. Here’s seven of the world’s best music festivals.

Coachella – Indio, California

No doubt the most famous music festival in the United States (not just on instagram), Coachella is showing no signs of slowing down. Situated in the Colorado Desert of California, the weather is balmy, the palm trees are endless and the line-up is always impressive. Don’t forget to pack your glitter face paint and fringed crop tops.

Rock in Rio – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Any event based in the party capital of South America is guaranteed to be a good time. Rock in Rio is a festival so steeped in history it even has its own anthem. Not just for rock fans, 2019 featured the likes of Drake, Foo Fighters, Chilli Peppers, Muse and Black Eyed Peas.  

Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona’s iconic music festival has now been going for two decades. 2019 saw James Blake, Solange, Miley Cyrus, Nas, Danny Brown and Mac DeMarco. The festival is so popular it’s starting it’s own edition in America 2020.

Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

Everything about Tomorrowland is big scale, including the crowds of 400,000 music lovers. It’s about more than the music – attend morning yoga before visiting Tomorrowland’s own village, including an H&M store. Festival organisers even control the weather, using hail cannons to clear the skies in dodgy weather.

Splendour in the Grass – Byron, Australia

Just a pop across the ditch, yet you’re in an entirely different world – one of carefree vibes, dress-ups, and arguably one of Australia’s best line ups. 2019 sees Tame Impala, Chance The Rapper, Foals, James Black, Santigold, The Streets and more.

Glastonbury – Pilton, UK

Glastonbury has been entertaining fans since 1970 – back when tickets cost a pound, and included a glass of free milk. Today it’s one of the world’s most famous festivals which embraces music from every genre, plus a bunch of inspiring performing artists. You’ll be having so much fun you won’t worry about the British weather – in fact, the mud pits and ponchos just add to the authenticity.

Best Kept Secret – Netherlands

Can you imagine partying to Interpol and The Raconeurs in the middle of a safari park? Well now you don’t have to imagine. The most alternative of our list, the laid-back festival is set amongst a thick forest and stunning lakes, complete with roaming animals.

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