Top Worldwide Music Festivals

June 23, 2014 10:53 am Published by

Mud, mosh pits and (most importantly) music. Yes, the British music festival season is upon us.

Kicking off proceedings last weekend was the Isle of Wight Festival, with the likes of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Kings of Leon performing their popular hits on the main stage. And fortunately for me, plus thousands of other festival goers, the unpredictable British weather behaved itself (mostly). Meaning there was little need for my wellies or to resort to a fashionably questionable waterproof poncho!


But if the risk of rain puts a dampener on your enthusiasm for British music festivals, there are plenty of alternatives a little further afield.  Music lovers with an eye for art are expected to flock to Rock Werchter, in Belgium, next month. As well as performances from Metallica and Arctic Monkeys, the festival offers plenty of unique art to admire. Also commencing at the beginning of July is Rock for People, in Czech Republic, where Biffy Clyro, Chase & Status and co will be drawing thousands of fans for the twentieth year. Currently only 54 Euros, tickets are still available but are gradually increasing in price as the festival approaches!

More intense festival goers can enjoy a weeklong of musical madness at the ever popular Sziget Festival, in Budapest, Hungary. Taking place from the 11th – 18th August, this year’s line-up includes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Prodigy, Outkast and Calvin Harris.

Beyond Europe, and striking a chord with many music festival enthusiasts, is Splendour in the Grass. Held in New South Wales, Australia, The 1975, Ben Howard and London Grammar are just some of the big names making an appearance at the end of July. Typically, tickets cost 355 Australian Dollars.

And finally, a guide to world music festivals wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California. Starting at 375 Dollars for a ticket, this American music festival has been and gone already for this year. Attracting big names, tickets sold out in less than 20 minutes. No doubt a 2015 ticket will be equally as hard to get hold of!  – See more at:

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This post was written by Kayleigh Driscoll

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