Top 5 Music Festivals to Attend

Music has the power to free the mind and soothe the soul. Check out 5 of the best music festivals from around the globe. 

There is no better way to experience music than at a live festival surrounded by thousands of happy, joyous people ready to let loose and have some fun.

With that in mind, we've put together this list of five of the best music festivals that the world has to offer. Each one is certainly worth working in to your future travel plans!

1. Glastonbury - Somerset, England

Perhaps the most famous of all international festivals, Glastonbury is essentially mecca for music lovers and should be a bucket list destination for anyone who loves a party. Glastonbury is held every year on the last weekend of June and was this year headlined by the legendary Rolling Stones.

2. Coachella - Indio, California, USA

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has grown rapidly over the last ten years to become one of the world's biggest music festivals. The event made headlines in 2012 when it brought famous rapper 2Pac back from the dead via hologram during a live performance by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre.

3. Splendour in the Grass - Byron Bay, Queensland, Australia

Not to be outdone, Australia has put together a pretty fantastic little music festival of its own. Splendour in the Grass is a three day event that regularly features some of the best stars Australia has to offer as well as international names such as Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean.

4. Rhythm and Vines - Gisborne, New Zealand

Rhythm and Vines is perhaps the most beautiful of all music festivals, taking place deep in the heart of the Waiohika Estate vineyard inside a stunningly lush natural amphitheatre. If you are looking for an unforgettable way to spend New Year's Eve, then Rhythm and Vines might be the ideal choice for you.

5. Fuji Rock - Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Fuji Rock is known as one of the cleanest, greenest festivals in the world, and offers a delight for the senses for anyone able to snare a ticket. One of the most enjoyable aspects of Fuji Rock is the long but incredibly scenic walks between each stage, with festival goers required to weave their way around streams and through mountain forests.

Want more? We thought you might like this video.


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.