Music festivals have been bringing people together for decades to dance, drink, party, and share good times for decades. Some music festivals are better than others, and they have people flocking from all over the world to enjoy them. These are the best summer festivals in the world for music lovers.
Glastonbury – UK
Glastonbury Festival is the largest in the United Kingdom and has been going strong since 1970. The festival organizers try to bring the biggest acts in the world into one place, but they don’t just stick to one musical genre.
Over the years the acts to headline on the famous Pyramid include Kanye West, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Coldplay. The festival isn’t just about the music though, and there are several festivals within the festival catering the needs and tastes of just about everyone.
Tomorrowland – Belgium
If EDM (Electronic dance music) is your thing, then you’d probably already know what EDM stands for, but you’ll also want to check out Tomorrowland in Belgium. The party is in the very appropriately named town of Boom, and some of the world’s biggest DJs make sure Tomorrowland is in their calendars.
There are 15 different stages for festival-goers to choose from, which means they get to choose from partying in front of volcanoes, enormous disco balls, or truckloads of confetti. Make sure to bring the glitter to Tomorrowland as everyone makes sure to cover themselves in sparkles.
Coachella – USA
Why not combine your love of music with your love of celebrity spotting and get yourself to Coachella. The huge festival in California brings in thousands of people every year, and the biggest stars on the planet make sure they don’t miss out on the party atmosphere.
While it’s big for the crowds, it’s easy to forget the amazing acts that turn up to perform each and every year too. The biggest acts in the world are drawn to this enormous festival, and past headliners include Eminem, Drake, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Byron Bay Bluesfest – Australia
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm is host to the Bluesfest music festival. With the festival pulling in blues fans of over 101,000 over it’s five days, its normally held over the Easter weekend.
Although the line-up hasn’t been announced for the biggest celebration so far for the festival, the likes of Iggy Pop, Hozier, UB40 and Grace Jones have fronted the main stages previously.
Fuji Rock – Japan
Sometimes what makes a music festival great, apart from the great acts, is the setting. Fuji Rock requires festival-goers to take a cable car up Mount Fuji and listen to their favorite bands at altitude. The festival is the largest in Japan and has also been known as the cleanest as people try not to leave trash in their wake.
Sleeping rough at the festival has also been outlawed so there will always be a nice place to rest your head if you have been banging it too hard in the mosh pit. No matter what the weather the acts perform here, including the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in a storm while frontman Anthony Kiedis had a broken arm.
Music festivals in the summer are great because the sun shining puts everyone in a good mood, which only makes the party better. These are the summer festivals you need to get yourself to if you love to combine bursting your eardrums with a great tan.