5 Best Music Festivals In The World [Best Music Festival Holidays]
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The best music festivals across the globe
If you are in search of the best music festivals in the world, then you are in luck. As a travel expert who loves music and party holidays in general, I have travelled the globe visiting some of the very best music festivals in the world. From EDM to rock music, I have a passion for all types of music so there will be no type of festival missing from this list; only the best!
Now it will take a bit of luck with these types of party holidays relying on the fact that you and your mates manage to bag a ticket to one of these exclusive events. That is why it is so important that you plan your party holiday and do all the relevant research into how you can secure those dream tickets to festivals like Tomorrowland and Glastonbury as they get sold out very quickly.
That being said, this article will provide you with five of the best music festivals on the planet so no matter what type of live music you enjoy you are guaranteed to find a music festival you will pick for your next holiday. With some of these events being the craziest and most unbelievable places you will ever visit in your life!
Discover the best music festival holidays for music fans
The best music festivals that I have visited across the globe as a music fan of lots of different genres include:
- Tomorrowland, Belgium
- Glastonbury Festival, UK
- Coachella, USA
- Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, USA
- Snowbombing, Austria
1. Tomorrowland, Belgium
Tomorrowland Festival is one of the best music festivals in the world, originally held in 2005 it has quickly become one of the premier EDM festivals in the world boasting headliners such as Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Eric Prydz and Hardwell.
Tomorrowland is not only known for its incredible festival lineup but also its unbelievable fantasy set designs which incorporate a story themed around the entire festival. When visiting Tomorrowland you will be transported into a magical world that is unlike anything you will ever see. I was in awe at the incredible set designs, themes and amazing set-up of the festival even before you enter the grounds! Not only that but it hosts over 600,000 people in attendance with amenities like luxury camping, restaurants, gyms and make-up tents; it is an unbelievable festival.
Tomorrowland Boom is held in De Schorre public recreational park in Boom, Belgium.
If you are lucky enough to get a ticket to Tomorrowland, pre-sale prices cost around £225 for a three-day ticket (Friday – Sunday). You can also only buy tickets for up to 4 people.
We rate Tomorrowland Festival a 10/10.
2. Glastonbury Festival, UK
Glastonbury Festival is one of the most notorious festivals in the world and is arguably one of the most anticipated of the season every year. From incredible festival lineups with some of the best musicians in everything from rock to pop, you are guaranteed to find something you like. It is a five-day festival of contemporary performing arts with acts from dance, comedy, theatre, comedy shows circus and cabaret all being celebrated at Glastonbury.
It is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world hosting over 200,000 festival-goers each year. Some of the biggest names in music have headlined Glastonbury in previous years, including Elton John, Artic Monkeys, Kendrick Lamar, Guns N Roses, Paul Mccartney and many more! It is just a festival, that everyone needs to visit once in their lifetime if they are a music lover! Just remember to be prepared for all weather as you will be camping in a field for 5 whole days attending this festival!
Glastonbury Festival is held annually near Pilton, Somerset – England.
If you can secure a Glastonbury Festival ticket you will typically pay around £335 plus a £5 booking fee for 5 days and nights of the festival where you will camp in a tent on site.
We rate Glastonbury Festival a 10/10.
3. Coachella, USA
Coachella is a renowned annual music and arts festival held in the Colorado Desert in California. It brings together a diverse lineup of musicians spanning various genres from hip-hop to rock. It is known for its vibrant atmosphere, elaborate art installations and iconic live performances throughout.
Coachella attracts music enthusiasts and celebrities with the festival spanning two different weekends offering a range of unique tastes of music. Some of the most notable headliners for Coachella include Beyonce, Bad Bunny, Kanye West, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Coldplay.
Coachella Festival takes place in Indio, California located in the Inland Empire region of Coachella Valley in the Colorado Desert.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival tickets cost around £450 – £550 depending on if you can get them in the pre-sale or not.
We rate Coachella Music Festival an 8.5/10.
4. Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, USA
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is a music, food and arts festival which is the largest independently owned music festival in the USA. It hosts up to 220,000 festival-goers each year and is one of the biggest music festivals in the USA.
It features a diverse lineup of musical performers with headliners including Lana del Ray, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Maggie Rogers and many more. Alongside this, they also showcase art installations, food and drink vendors and other interactive activities across the three-day festival.
Outside Lands is held annually in Golden Gate Park in San Fransico, USA.
Outside Lands, tickets cost around £150 for a one-day entry or around £350 for 3-day entry to the festival.
We rate Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival an 8/10.
5. Snowbombing, Austria
The Snowbombing Festival is a unique experience that takes place every summer in Mayrhofen, Austria. It combines winter sports with electronic music such as EDM, techno, drum and bass and house. It is a once-in-a-lifetime type of festival experience where attendees can enjoy skiing or snowboarding during the day and party to music at night.
It features some of the leading DJs in the world including Jamie XX, Chase & Status, Rudimental, Liam Gallagher, The Streets, Bicep, Andy C, Fat Boy Slim, Solardo, Stormzy and many more. There is nothing better if you enjoy skiing and music than the Snowbombing Festival a type of event that is unlike anything you will ever experience. It is known for its stunning alpine setting and diverse lineup making it the ideal choice for those who want one of the best ski holidays alongside a crazy music festival.
The Snowbombing Festival is located in the Austrian Ski Resort of Mayrhofen.
The tickets for the Snowbombing Music Festival only come as a package which includes a ski holiday and festival combined. For a 5-night stay at the Ski resort plus festival tickets costs £409.
We rate Snowbombing Festival an 8.5/10.
Overall these are just some of the best music festivals in the world with plenty of different types of festivals all across the globe making them the perfect way to spend a weekend away in a new country listening to some of your favourite musicians live!
From the energetic stages of Coachella to the legendary Glastonbury, these events celebrate the universal language of music and bring people together from all walks of life. As festival goers, you can immerse yourself in the melodies and create an unforgettable experience that will certainly be something that you never forget!
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