The top 5 music festivals to look out for all year

One thing is for sure – attending music festivals is a fun and exciting activity for pretty much everyone concerned, even those who are not big music fans. Not only do you get the perfect opportunity to meet new people, but also hear new music and relax your mind from the stress of everyday life. Surely, that is a fact that no one can deny.

And if that wasn’t enough, seeing your idols live in the flesh is the perfect way to get all the inspiration you need towards picking up a musical instrument. Do remember that fact the next time you visit a music store in Manchester or are looking to buy an acoustic guitar online.

Sure, pretty much everyone out there loves concerts, but which of us really know about the main ones to attend? Not too many of us out there have a good idea of what constitutes an ideal concert experience. I mean, fun is a very important aspect, but it’s not the only one. At the end of the day, it is about the entire experience as a whole, not just a collective bunch of your favourite artists that you went to see.

One of the most iconic music festivals is Woodstock in 1969 where a large and extensive array of musicians played to an immense crowd of over 400,000 for about three days on end. Nowadays, festivals don’t quite reach that level, but needless to say, they certainly come close every now and then. Having said that, let us take a good look at some of the top music festivals across the globe :-

  • Coachella: Being one of the biggest and most sought-after music festivals to go to in the United States, the festival has a 99,000 capacity which is always sold out every year in April. Having hosted a wide array of famous artists from Gun N’ Roses and Calvin Harris to Ice Cube, Zedd, Sia and many more, many celebrities also attend the festival every year.
  • Splendour In The Grass: Held annually in Byron Bay, Australia since 2001 during the month of April, you can be sure of the fact that this is a world famous summer music festival that attracts people from all corners of the globe. Artists playing a wide variety of genres perform here from hip-hop to indie rock to electronica and even alternative rock.
  • Fuji Rock: Held during the last week of July, this has been one of the most famous festivals in Asia ever since its inception in 1997. Primarily focusing on electronic and rock music, this year, it is all set to host top-notch artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sigur Ros, Beck, Ben Harper and many more.
  • Rock In Rio: from all the way back to its inception in 1985, it has been known to be one of the most diverse music festivals across the globe. The diversity of the line-up has included artists like Ed Sheeran, Big Sean and Bruno Mars to even Linkin Park, Metallica, Sepultura and the like.
  • Sydney Festival: One of the few music festivals guaranteed to kickstart your year with a bang in January. There is an extensive range of diverse acts such as opera, circus acts to top-of-the-line classical and jazz performances. With over 450 performances by over 1000 artists, rest assured that the entire month of January is sorted out for you.

On the whole, there are no dearth of top-notch music festivals to go to, but it all depends on your location as well. One would ideally not want to travel around too much just to be able to catch the large majority of music festivals in the above list. Not only would that lead to a waste of money, but you would be spending more time travelling than doing anything else.

Hence, plan wisely without wasting your money and make sure that you stay at a place that is in close proximity to about 3-4 music festivals. That way, the aspect of travel will not end up being such a hassle for you.

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