When it comes to music festivals, Electro Dance Music and Tomorrowland are probably the most associated words with it. While they might be the most popular among fanatics, there are other music events that go far beyond what most might have ever heard of! Having their origins in the 60s when rock music served as the template for everything that was about to come, the best festivals today have come a long way from where they first started! Now, whether you are a fan of Rock and Roll, Pop, Techno, House or Metal; there’s no shortage of musical events that would match your taste! While choosing what is best is a profoundly individual opinion, the following are our choices of the 5 BEST MUSIC FESTIVALS ACROSS THE GLOBE!
1) Coachella (California, USA):
As the name suggests about its locations, this music event happens every year in the Coachella Valley in California. One of its main attractions – the ability to camp on the festival grounds while listening to the most popular artists, pulls in fans from all corners of the Earth to the middle of this desert. Here are some highlights from this year’s festival.
2) Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium):
EDM has been taking the world by storm since the past decade and there just couldn’t be a better event than Tomorrowland for this genre. With its inception in 2005, when just a little over 9,000 tickets were sold, it has got better and better with each passing year! With hundreds of the most popular DJs of the time arriving at the event, EDM fans couldn’t have anything better to rejoice on! The name of the location itself, in fact, should be enough to describe the event – BOOOOM!
3) Rock in Rio (Keeps changing between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Madrid, Spain; Lisbon Portugal and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA):
No prizes for guessing where the festival originated from. Well alright, a little bit of praise to those who said Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The first ever festival of this kind was held in 1985 and since then it has been alternating between Rio, Madrid, Lisbon and Las Vegas, with the most recent and the upcoming taking place in Las Vegas. The most recent Rock in Rio festival held Ed Sheeran, Metallica, Linkin Park, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and a lot more.
4) Exit (Novi Sad, Serbia):
This music event is for the ones with a more diverse and mixed taste in music. Being organized every year since 2000, Exit brings in artists from all kinds of genres be it rock, metal, hip-hop, reggae, country, pop, rap or punk music. In 2016, visitors to the event got to experience great artists like David Guetta, Wiz Khalifa, Nicky Romero and a lot more.
5) Mawazine (Rabat, Morocco):
Amidst major musical festivals taking place in Europe and Northern America, Mawazine has been proved to be providing some tough competition ever since it first happened. Also known as Rhythms of the World, this world-famous music festival is the biggest that is held on the continent of Africa. In 2016 Mawazine hosted some well-known American and British music artists along with other popular ones from across Africa, Europe, and the Middle-East!