It’s summer again which means there are tons of summer music festivals going on. In our opinion, there is no better way to have an unforgettable summer than to attend a music festival.
We have compiled a list of 10 of the best summer music festivals that you can attend this summer. Enjoy!!
1. Exit Music Festival (Novi Sad, Serbia)
The Exit festival in Novi Sad, Serbia started out as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the greater Balkans. In recent times, it has grown to become one of the most popular summer music festivals in Europe.
With a reported 2 million people attending the music festival from over 60 countries it has become one of Europe’s most revered summer music festivals. The festival itself is hosted in the Petrovaradin fortress overlooking the river Danube in the student city of Novi Sad.
If you want an unforgettable summer defined by a great atmosphere and music, this is one of those summer music festival you surely don’t want to miss.
2. Glastonbury Festival (Pilton, Somerset, England)
The Glastonbury music festival is a 5-day event that takes place in Somerset England. The festival not only involves headline DJ’s spinning their tunes, it also includes comedians, theatre artists and circus acts all plying their trade.
The festival was held originally in 1970 and has since become a staple on the music festival circuit.
3. Fullmoon Party (Koh Pha-ngan, Thailand)
The Fullmoon party in Koh Pha-ngan, Thailand is a monthly festival that celebrates the full moon. It is usually preceded by the lesser known but equally fun “Half-moon party” also held in Koh Pha-ngan.
Haad-Rin beach where the party is held is usually packed with revelers from all over the world. In the lead up to the full moon party expect forest parties, buckets of vodka, glowing body paint, fire dancers, and a beach party that will go on into the mid-day the day following.
4. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, USA
This music festival used to be held in Los Angeles but was moved to Las Vegas, U.S.A because Los Angeles didn’t want to deal with the craziness associated with summer music festivals.
The line up of artists at this festival is usually to die for. Our advice is that you buy tickets early for this one because they sellout fast.
5.Best Kept Secret Music Festival (HILVARENBEEK, THE NETHERLANDS)
This music festival is held in HILVARENBEEK, The Netherlands, every summer. It serves up a diverse genre of music including Hip Hop, Folk Music, and everything in between. It also features an open-air campsite, beach and swimming pools.
Considering the fact that some of the best DJ’s in the world are from the Netherlands, we are rest assured that this music festival should definitely be on your list this summer.
6. Lollapalooza (Grant Park Chicago)
This festival is one of America’s most revered music festivals. Lollapalooza is what you get when you have an incredible line up of musicians, a great city and a great venue, all put together, you end up with a recipe for a life-changing event.
All you need to do is check out 2015’s line up and you will know why this music festival should definitely be on your list of must attend summer festivities.
7. Ultra Korea
Ultra is a music festival franchise that is location independent, rotating through several venues around the globe. If you live in South Korea or you are just visiting this summer they will be rolling into town in June.
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8. Tomorrowland Belgium
The Tomorrowland music festival is such an awe-inspiring festival that it borderline transcends reality. Everything about this music festival is other-worldly, from the fantasy themed stage, to the amazing DJ’s. People have returned from this music festival and raved about amazing and life changing it was.
9. Roskilde (Denmark)
This festival used to be originally frequented by Scandinavians but has recently expanded its reach to a more international crowd. Originally started in 1971 by two friends and a promoter, the festival used to be frequented by hippies.
It later went mainstream once the Roskilde foundation took it over and started managing it. The present day line up includes a wide range of artists and music genres. Our advice is that you snag tickets quick because of how quickly this festival sells out.
10. Guca Festival, (Guca Serbia)
The festival of trumpets in Guca, Serbia is a 6 day festival in August that attracts up to 600,000 people mostly from neighboring European countries. Serbia is a hot tourism spot at the moment, which accounts for the recent popularity of this festival. Take a peek at the website to get a feel for what this festival is about.