What are the best music festivals?

If you consider yourself a true lover of music and the arts, music festivals must be part of your bucket-list. Party, rave and just celebrate what you love with like-minded people in these notable festivals around the world.

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    #1Coachella

    Coachella

    A coveted summer music and arts festival in Indio, California, Coachella is a melting pot for lovers of music, fashion, art, and food. People can enjoy a variety of activities in the festival ground such as yoga, camping, pilates, and much more.

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    Michelle Rose
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "My friends and I just snagged Coachella tickets last minute and it felt like we died on the spot and got resuscitated back to life. Besides getting to watch a rad lineup, dressing up for it was an experience itself. We've heard so much about this from TV, or through social media, like for us... it's the only music festival there is."
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    #2Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland

    "Live Today, Love Tomorrow, Unite Forever" are the things Tomorrowland stands for. The electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Their lineups consistently feature almost every DJ you know of and highly decorated stage designs are all part of its allure.

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    Hemant Malhotra
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Felt like I was in Disneyland the whole time I was there. A true reminder of living like there's no tomorrow. Such a surreal experience best celebrated with your real mates in life. I am still in awe of the stage and every setup there was. Just wanna keep going back and can't wait for what they have in store. Goodluck getting tickets!"
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    #3Primavera Sound

    Primavera Sound

    Primavera Sound is a music festival that takes place between the end of May and the first week of June. Since it started in 2001, it has been successful in putting together an inclusive line up of Indie music along with other genres such as pop, rock, and EDM.

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    Juan Antonio Sotelo
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Getting tickets could be hard but it's all worth it when you get there. Went to the last two editions and it just seems to keep getting better. The music was just AAAAAHHH like I love that people here really have some respect for good music. The acts were astonishing in every sense of the word. Would go again but I wish it were just easier to get home from here cos there weren't any taxis or busses when we went."
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    #4Download Festival

    Download Festival

    Download Festival is held annually at Donnington Park, Leicestershire, England between late May to early June. Deemed as the most popular British summer rock and heavy metal festival since 2003. The lineup depends on the poll results from Download devotees.

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    Philip Grant
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "For all those metalheads out there like myself. This is the place to be, so mark your calendars! I'm so thankful that of all the music festivals out there this is the one near me! Not thinking about moving anytime soon... haha "
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    #5Lollapalooza

    Lollapalooza

    Lollapalooza is a four-day music festival in Chicago, Illinois. It was originally put together as a farewell tour for Janes Addiction by frontman Perry Farrell in 1991and has since become a global festival celebrated annually. The line up usually includes pop, hip hop, rap, and EDM.

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    Jane Chapman
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "Loads of fun every year! Fairly-priced compared to other music festivals. I'd just advise you to buy your tickets before ticketnet buys all of em cos they mark-up the price. Well organized as always... there were water stations around the place and the food selection to keep you munching. Also, going cashless was a success, we paid using just our wristbands."
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    #6Afropunk

    Afropunk

    Afropunk is a festival that started as a cultural movement in the US to include everyone who feels like an outsider and/or those marginalized by society. The theme goes beyond music by black artists, as it also takes on arts, fashion, and activism. 

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    Patrick Hamilton
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I went to this festival a year ago and I was in tears almost the whole time. I think there should be more festivals following this platform. Like, it's incredibly touching how people use their influence for good and it feels great to be part of a movement that inspires solidarity."
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    #7New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

    A seven-day affair between the last weekend of April and the first weekend of May.  New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, commonly known as "Jazz Fest" invites people all over the world to a celebration of Louisiana's culture, music, and talent.

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    Dennis Pearson
    Written on May 13, 2019
    "I have always loved jazz cos it's a whole new frequency for me since I like hearing instruments shine on their own. This is the closest I've gone to a Jazz fest and hopefully, when I save up enough money, I can go to the others around the world. I know it's a heritage festival of the state but I wish it was more encompassing cos it could feel like a state fair."

Summary

Best What are the best music festivals
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CoachellaOther 18 Paid
2TomorrowlandOther 14 Paid
3Primavera SoundOther 9 Free
4Download FestivalOther 3 Paid
5LollapaloozaOther 2 Paid
6AfropunkOther 2 Paid
7New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalOther 1 Paid
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