Fancy going somewhere different for a holiday? Sick of the usual week in the sun? I can’t recommend going to a music festival enough! There’s fun times to be had, great bands to be seen and memories that will last a lifetime. So instead of saving up just to lie in a deck chair and get sunburnt this summer, why not soak up the atmosphere and listen to your favourite bands at one of these iconic music festivals.
The Belgian festival certainly knows how to market itself. It’s been around since 2005, but became famous worldwide thanks to the mini movie of the 2011 festival. It seemed like paradise had been discovered in that video, with the images managing to gain a few thousand new admirers along with it. Today, it’s one of the most recognisable festivals in the world, welcomes 100,000 people from more than 70 different countries each year and the lineups are a dream come true for lovers of EDM.
The characteristic Ferris wheel, the continuous parade of celebrities, the fact that it is celebrated in California … Coachella is cool taken to the highest level. But it’s not all for show. Coachella continually has one of the best lineups in the world. What band would miss the chance to perform in California during two weekends in the middle of spring?
It’s more than a festival, it’s basically a (small) country where music is everything. Nearly three weeks of uninterrupted raving designed for party lovers all over the world. This is real, it exists and it happens in a place called Kazantip, an idyllic republic joined to Ukraine created with the aim of partying non-stop and nothing more. Known as the Ibiza of the East, if you’re looking to connect to the music, this is the place to go.
No marketing is needed for Glastonbury to prove it’s one of the best festivals in the world. With more than a hundred gigs and almost a dozen stages make the British festival a must for any lover of music. This year, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran are headlining, with tons of great acts in support, from The XX and Biffy Clyro to Stormzy and Katy Perry, there’s something for everyone.