Music Festivals by Continents: Top Music Festivals Around The World Worth Traveling To
Thank goodness for diversity, different people, different languages, different cultures, different places, and the list goes on, however, this is a beautiful thing. At SoFree Creations we believe that diversity is a strength, it is our power to be free and more importantly to express our freedom. This is why we bring you the collage of music festivals around the world listed by continent. We hope that this will inspire you to someday take a tour around the world because it’s worth it to see the world before you die. And as a music lover, you can proudly say I have been there and it was fun, Lol.
Meet the Music Festivals around the world listed by Continents:
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To AFRICA
#1. Sandbox, El Gouna, Egypt - Africa
Sandbox is an electronic music festival hosted in El Gouna, Egypt's beach resort town north of Hurghada. Established DJs, live performers, and producers, as well as up-and-coming local talents, delivering live entertainment.
#2. Lake Of Stars Festival, Mangochi, Malawi
The Lake of Stars Festival took a short break from the shores of Lake Malawi in 2020. The four-day international music festival takes place on the beautiful shores of Africa's third-largest freshwater lake. Over a hundred acts performing across 3 stages at the three-day event.
Michael Phoya has traveled the length and breadth of his beloved lake, the result of which is this event. The Lake of Stars project uses cultural tourism to generate revenue and exposure for Malawi.
#3. Oasis Festival, Marrakech, Morocco - Africa
The Oasis Festival in Marrakech, Morocco, provides a genuinely unique cultural experience. The Atlas Mountains can be seen from Barometre, which has blue pools, magnificent scenery, and views of the Atlas Mountains. Approximately 2,000 festival-goers will be able to dance and sing their hearts out over the three-day event.
#4. Oppikoppi, South Africa
Cape Town International Jazz Festival, South Africa
Oppikoppi is South Africa's biggest music festival. Founded in 1994, the event has become one of the longest-running music festivals in the world. The 20th year of the festival will take place in Northam, near the mining town of Northam.
#5. Mawazine, Rabat, Morocco
Mawazine Music Festival is the world's largest music festival, with the highest visitor ratio per stage. The Guinness Book of Records has called it the world's largest international music event. Every year, the festival takes place in Rabat, Morocco, and is aired live across the world.
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To ASIA
#6. Clockenflap, Hong Kong
Clockenflap is a Hong Kong-based yearly music and arts festival. It includes live music, cinema, art installations, street, and children's areas from around the world, as well as international, regional, and local artists. The 2015 event drew 60,000 attendees and was largely regarded as Hong Kong's most important music event of the year.
#7. Djakarta Warehouse Project, Jiexpo Kemayoran, Indonesia
The Djakarta Warehouse Project (also known as DWP) is Asia's largest annual dance festival. To accommodate 90,000 attendees, organizers had to relocate to the Jakarta International Expo.
#8. Fuji Rock, Naeba Ski Resort, Japan
The Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival hosted at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Over the course of the three-day event, some 200 Japanese and international musicians will perform. In 2005, around 100,000 people attended the festival.
#9. Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo, Malaysia
The Rainforest World Music Festival takes place every three years in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. It was founded in 1998 and has expanded from 300 to over 20,000 people in just a decade.
#10. Waterzonic, Yangon, Myanmar
As one of the massive EDM music festivals in Thailand, Waterzonic is taken to Yangon for the Thingyan Festival celebration. Waterzonic Myanmar will be operating as usual with all normal services running as usual. The ultimate experience of the water festival.
#11. Zoukout, Silosa Beach, Singapore
ZoukOut is Asia's most well-known beachfront and dusk-to-dawn dance and music festival. On December 1, 2018, the 18th edition of ZoukOut will take place at Siloso Beach in Sentosa, Singapore.
#12. Sunburn, Pune, India
The largest Electronic Dance Music Festival in India is Sunburn. Every year, around 3,50,000 people and hundreds of artists attend. Sunburn is known for bringing the world's top ten DJs to India, including Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Avicii, Hardwell, and Deadmau5.
#13. Ultra Korea, Seoul, South Korea
This is an outdoor electronic music festival and is a part of Ultra Music Festival's worldwide extension project, it's now in about twenty countries. For the 9th edition, Ultra Korea will be making its way back to Seoul, South Korea. Reserve your tickets early to make sure you don't miss this year's lineup of world-class artists.
#14. Wonderfruit, Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
On the outskirts of town, Wonderfruit is a three-day eco-friendly music and arts festival. Tickets for Wonderfruit 2020 were sold out early, but we'll be releasing more soon. The event will return to Pattaya, Thailand's Siam Country Club, which is a destination to Live, Love, and Wonder.
#15. Epizode, Phú Quoc Island, Vietnam
Epizode is a twelve-day high-octane global music festival held in Phú Quoc, Vietnam. Epizode will take place on Vietnam's picturesque Phú Quoc island for the New Year holiday. International DJ talent, hypnotizing art exhibits, and immersive activities are all part of the star-studded lineup.
#16. Pentaport Rock Festival
Location: Incheon, South Korea
The Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival takes place every year at the end of July in Incheon, South Korea. Music, passion, environmental friendliness, DIY, and passion-based are the five key themes that inspired the name. It is expected to be one of South Korea's largest live music events.
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To EUROPE
#17. Snowbombing, Mayrhofen, Austria
Snowbombing returns to Mayrhofen, Austria, in 2021. Liam Gallagher, The Streets, and Rudimental will headline the bill. Snowbombing has been held in the Tyrolean resort of Mayrhofen for 21 years. The event is one of the best mountain festivals worldwide.
#18. Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
Tomorrowland is a Belgian electronic dance music festival that takes place in the Belgian province of Flanders. Tomorrowland began in 2005 and now takes place over two weekends. The organization lives up to its name by making this a true family experience rather than just a dance event.
#19. Meadow In The Mountains, Rhodopes Mountains, Bulgaria
Meadows in the Mountains is a small, autonomous community with no corporate investments or sponsorships; we've always relied on ticket sales to fund our operations. They have been working on their next dream-4 days of Rhodope bliss since June 2019. In the Rhodopes, they have developed activities and paid for a large portion of the phases.
#20. Sonus Festival, Pag Island, Croatia
Sonus will not be held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sonus is an underground electronic music festival that takes place at Zrce Beach on Pag island in Croatia. The eighth Sonus Festival will take place from 15th - 19th August 2021.
#21. Colours Of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Colours of Ostrava is a multi-genre music festival held every summer since 2002 in the Czech Republic. The first Colours took place in Dolní Vítkovice - the site of former blast furnaces, mines, and ironworks.
#22. Roskilde, Roskilde, Denmark
On the Danish island of Zealand, Roskilde is 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Copenhagen. The four-day Roskilde Event, perhaps Europe's best rock festival, is held in the city. The town's main attraction is the Viking ship museum.
#23. Glastonbury, Glastonbury, England
Glastonbury Festival is a five-day festival of contemporary and performing arts that takes place in Pilton, Somerset, England. It was founded in 1970, the day after the death of Jimi Hendrix, in the 'worthy farm' of Michael Eavis.
#24. Melt! Festival, Ferropolis, Germany
Melt! was hosted at the former strip-mining town of Ferropolis, Germany. The 'abandoned warehouse vibe' is part of Melt's ambiance, which makes it difficult to leave. The lineup for this year was possibly one of the best of the summer.
#25. Balaton Sound, Lake Balaton, Hungary
One of Europe's largest open-air electronic music festivals is Balaton Sound. The festival takes place on the southern bank of Lake Balaton in Hungary in July. It features live performers and DJs from all over the world, ranging from well-known artists to up-and-comers. At the water's edge, there are over a hundred venues and lounges.
#26. Electric Picnic, Stradbury, Ireland
In 2021, the Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival will return to Stradbally Hall in Co. Laois, Ireland. Since its beginning in 2004, the festival has attracted some of the biggest names in music, with an emphasis on indie/alternative and dance genres. Electric Picnic is the place in Ireland where all of the crazy international food that people deserve to eat every day is finally available.
#27. Secret Solstice, Iceland
Iceland's Secret Solstice is a music and culture festival that takes place under the Midnight Sun. Each year, 100-150 acts from a variety of genres, both domestic and international, established and up-and-coming, participate at the festival. The Secret Solstice Festival takes place during the shortest day of the year, the summer solstice.
#28. Street Parade, Zurich, Switzerland
The Street Parade Zurich delivers an unbelievable jolt of electrifying festivities with hundreds of DJs, 30 love mobiles, and seven stages. The procession will follow the same 2.4-kilometer route as previous parades. Anyone under the age of 12 is not allowed to enter.
#29. Kappa Futur Festival, Turin, Italy
Kappa FuturFestival returns in 2020 at the Parco Dora in Turin. 24 hours of music, 40 international artists, and a unique location and atmosphere will make you live an unforgettable experience! Tickets to the 8th edition of the Kappa Futurfestival are available now.
#30. Lost & Found, Malta
Every spring on the sun-drenched island of Malta, Annie Mac, a prominent Irish DJ, hosts the Lost and Found Festival. For the first time in a year, Annie Mac, a prominent BBC Radio broadcaster and DJ is bringing her "Lost and Found" festival back.
#31. Sea Dance, Budva, Montenegro
Each year, the Sea Dance Festival, held on the magnificent Adriatic Sea coast in Budva, Montenegro, brings together the world's best DJs and performers from across the EDM, house, techno, and pop spectrum to the turquoise cove of Buljarica beach in Budva, Montenegro.
#32. Dekmantel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dekmantel has added two new festival locations. The Amsterdamse Bos will remain the main venue for the Dekmantal Festival. Everfest will be held in Amsterdam, with a line-up of DJs from around the world. The multi-day electronic music festival takes place each summer with a cutting edge affair, this festival annually curates the most creative and influential acts in house, techno, and more.
#33. Rhythm & Vines, Gisborne, New Zealand
This is the biggest dance festival. The three-day international music festival takes place from 29 December to 1 January each year. More than 20,000 people attend the three-day event in Gisborne, New Zealand every year.
#34. Boom Festival, Idanha-a-nova Lake, Portugal
The Boom Festival is the most famous psychedelic trance music festival in the world. It's held every two years by a lake in Portugal and mixes up visual arts, street theater, psychedelic performances, fire dancers, and just about anything you can think of. The Boom Festival 2022 will be happening under the New Moon from 22th to 29th July.
#35. Exit Festival, Petrovaradin Fortress, Serbia
The Austrian monarchs buried their wealth in the Petrovaradin stronghold, which was a powerful military fort. It is now the city's art center, the site of the Exit festival, and the enigmatic underground location that draws explorers from all over the world. There are almost 40 locations in total, covering every possible genre.
#36. Untold Festival, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Cluj-Napoca is home to three of Europe's biggest electronic music festivals. Untold, Electric Castle and TIFF draw over 300,000 fans each year. The Cluj-Napoca festival has been named Best Major Festival in the European Awards 2015.
#37. Danube Island Festival (Donauineselfest)
Location: Vienna, Austria
The Danube Island Festival is the largest (free) open-air music festival in Europe. Danube island attracts about 2.5 million visitors who attend live concerts. Austrian stars like Christina Stürmer, Seiler & Speer, and Wolfgang Ambros have performed several times.
#38. Sziget Festival
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sziget is one of Europe's most important music and cultural festivals. The Diáksziget (Student Island) festival started in 1993. Sziget City is a travel agency whose main goal is to familiarize you with the area.
#39. Pol’and’rock Festival
Pol'and'Rock Festival is a huge summer music event organized at the turn of July and August in Poland. The festival has been held since 1995, inspired by the Woodstock festival. Organizers thank all volunteers and people supporting its January, final activities.
Attendance: 750,000 (2014)
Dates: 29 Jul – 31 Jul 2021
Location: Kostryz Nad Odra, Poland
Genre: Rock, Heavy metal, Electronic music..
Founded by: Jurek Owsiak
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To NORTH AMERICAN
#40. Vujaday Music Festival, Barbados
The Vujaday Music Festival is a Barbados-based electronic music festival that takes place around the island. The organizers present the ideal spots to see some of the world's most well-known DJs and musicians. The Festival provides the ideal backdrop for a relaxing experience surrounded by beautiful topicals.
#41. Shambhala, Salmo River Ranch, Canada
Shambhala Music Festival is Canada's longest-running, premiere Electronic Music Festival. The festival lasts 4 days and 3 nights and offers a mix of music and art in nature near Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. The best way to comprehend the experience is to witness it for yourself.
Regional district: Central Kootenay
Region: West Kootenay
Province: British Columbia
#42. Empire Music Festival, El Jocotillo, Guatemala
The Empire Music Festival is one of the biggest and best music festivals in the world. The Empire Music Festival is usually held in El Jocotillo, Villa Canales, Guatemala.
#43. Tmrw.Tday Culture Fest, Negril, Jamaica
Tmrw Tday Culture Fest is a music, wellness, and eco festival located on the shores of Negril, Jamaica. The first-of-its-kind festival celebrates inward renegades like you searching for inspiration, elevation, and motivation to do and be better.
#44. Corona Capital, Mexico City, Mexico
Corona Capital is a music festival that takes place every year in Mexico City. Grupo CIE arranged the event, which first took place in 2010. The lineup includes indie high-profile acts like Enrique Iglesias, Paul McCartney, and Bruno Mars.
#45. Tribal Gathering, Playa Chiquita, Panama
In Playa Chiquita, Panama, the Tribal Gathering festival combines Indigenous tribal ceremonies with an EDM music festival. Officials from indigenous organizations, as well as electronic and psytrance music, took an "amazing stride," according to the event's organizers. The festival also has cabaret and carnival-themed attractions.
#46. Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
The Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona is one of Europe's most well-known music festivals. The three-day event attracts thousands of people from all over the world to see some of the world's biggest names in dance and avant-garde music. Organizers say it is a 'festival of advanced music' for lovers of avant-garde, electro, hip hop, and dance music.
#47. Coachella, Indio, California, U.S.A
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a California-based yearly music and arts festival. Since its inception in 1999, the festival has developed immensely. It's become much more than just a weekend of amazing music; it's now a massive annual music festival. It's even been dubbed the "Music Olympics" by some.
Location(s): Empire Polo Club; (Indio, California, U.S.)
Dates: 15 Apr – 24 Apr 2022
Organized by: Anschutz Entertainment Group
Founded by: Paul Tollett, Rick Van Santen
Genres: Rock, Pop music, Independent music, Hip hop music, Electronic dance music
#48. Montreal International Jazz Festival
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Montreal Jazz Fest holds the Guinness World Record for the largest jazz event in the world, set in 2004. It attracts almost 2.5 million visitors each year, with roughly 3,000 musicians from 30 countries performing over 650 shows. The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Years active: 1980–present
Founded by: Alain Simard
Attendance: 2 million
#49. Burning Man
Location: Black Rock City, Pershing County, Nevada, U.S. (40.787° N 119.206° W)
Burning Man is an annual event in the United States that focuses on community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. Since 1991, the event has been held at Black Rock City, Nevada, in northern Nevada.
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To SOUTH AMERICA
#50. Lollapalooza Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil
Lollapalooza is now in 7 countries and has been held in So Paulo every year since 2012, bringing some of the biggest names in music to South America. Foo Fighters, for example.
One of the biggest and best in South America... Lollapalooza Brasil is a member of the iconic festival family that produces events all over the world.
#51. Festival Estéreo Picnic, Bogota, Colombia
The Estéreo Picnic is an annual music festival held in Bogotá, Colombia. It began in 2010 as a one-day festival presenting primarily Colombian artists, making it one of the first of its sort in South America.
Dates: 10 Sep – 11 Sep 2021
Attendance: ~63,000 (2016)
Years active: 10
Genres: Alternative & Punk rock, Reggae, Electronica, Hip hop music
#52. Envision, Uvita, Costa Rica
Envision Festival 2022 is a celebration of art, music, yoga, and nature at Central America's premier international festival. Music, dance, workshops, and surfing will be held in the forest from February 21-28, 2022 in Uvita, Costa Rica.
#53. Festival Selvamos, Oxampapa, Peru
The Selvámono music and arts festival is held every year in the Spanish city of Cádiz. Every year, thousands of people travel from all over the world to attend the two-day event's closing dates. Tickets for the 2022 edition of the festival are now available.
Date: June ending - beginning of July
Type: Music and Arts Festival
Duration: 2009 - present
#54. Estéreo Picnic Festival
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Estéreo Picnic is a Colombian music event held every year in Bogotá. It started as a one-day event in 2010 with a focus on Colombian musicians.
Years active: 10
Genres: Alternative rock, Punk rock, Reggae, Electronica, Hip hop music
#55. Rock In Rio
Location: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Rock in Rio is a music festival that takes place every year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2021, the next Rock in Rio will be held. The event will take place over two weekends in late September and early October in the same year as the previous one.
Genres: Rock, Pop music, Indie rock, Heavy metal
Genre Rock, pop, indie, heavy metal
Years active 1985–present
#56. Lollapalooza Chile
Location: Santiago, Chile
Lollapalooza returns to Grant Park at full capacity this summer. The popular music festival will be held from July 29-August 1. Organizers announced the news on Monday morning. Lollapaloza Chile is held in Santiago, Chile, and is held every year.
Music Festivals Worth Traveling To OCEANIA
#57. Rainbow Serpent, Melbourne, Australia
Rainbow Serpent Festival is an annual four-day open-air music and arts festival held during the Australia Day long weekend. Over the past two decades, the festival has expanded from a small gathering of individuals to a massive event that most people from around consider worth traveling to.
#58. Main Square Festival, Arras, France
Main Square Festival is a French multi-genre music festival held every July in Arras, France. The Main Square Festival takes place on the first weekend of July in the city of Arras. Live Nation is one of the world's leading music festivals. Organizers say it is one of France's top music festivals.
#59. Golden Plains Festival
Location: Victoria, Australia
The Golden Plains Festival takes place on private property in Victoria, Australia, over three days over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend. Meredith, located between the regional centres of Geelong and Ballarat, is the closest rural town.
#60. Splendour In The Grass
Located in Yelgun, Australia, and held on the land of the Arakwal Bundjalung, this music festival brings some of the movers and shakers in the world of rock, indie, and more to North Byron people gather to celebrate.
#61. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Location: Melbourne, Australia
The St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is an international signifier of essential music with a strong focus on indie rock.
Conclusion: Music Is A Universal Language And Music Festivals Is The Platform To Celebrate
Music festivals are not just a packaged event that mostly lasts for some days, bringing talented artists, people, and brands together, this live performance is a celebration of life. Teaching you that regardless of your achievements, your life is worth celebrating.
Some of the Best Music Festivals in the USA are SXSW. Ultra Miami. Coachella. Governors Ball. Lollapalooza. Afropunk. and many more
Some of these celebrations are coordinated with respect to for-profit shows and others are non-for-profit for a particular admirable cause. At performances related to non-for-profit admirable causes, there might be information about friendly or policy-driven issues. Most music festivals are annual or repeat in some time interval. So feel free to sing, laugh, and play all you want. In your opinion which music festival is top on your list of music festivals around the world worth traveling to? And which festivals did we leave out, please feel free to fill us in on them by commenting below.
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