Dancing to your favorite band or DJ alongside 300,000 people, feeling the energy of the universe and meeting beautiful, open minded people – festivals are just the best.
If it’s a huge music festival, running with bulls or building a city out of nowhere in the middle of the desert, we got you covered with a complete list of the best festivals in the world:
Glastonbury Festival, U.K – Some say it’s the burial place of King Arthur but for sure, Glastonbury is home to the largest outdoors greenfield festival in the world. Even though it’s quite a hassle getting there, the Glastonbury Festival is a unique experience, full of great music and cool people so once you arrive at this huge tent city you won’t want to go home. When? End of June.
Burning man festival, USA – An amazing event held in the Nevada desert so yes, it gets hot.. More than 70,000 people from around the world join hands and build a pop-up city in the middle of the wilderness to show what people that work together can accomplish. The festival is based on the idea of “gifting” so people just give away food, drinks and other creative gifts and money is not an issue there. The highlight of the festival is the burning of a huge man figured statue and some of the art installations. When? End of August.
Tomorrowland festival, Belgium – One of the biggest and definitely the most important electronic music festival in the world. All the leading DJ’s in the world come to rock Belgium in a 3-day frenzy of raves. The stages are built in a fairy tale theme so get ready for a legendary adventure.
When? End of July.
The Pamplona bull run, Spain – If you are an adrenaline junkie, you should definitely try the main event of the Spanish “San Fermin festival”. Symbolizing the transport of the bulls from the cattle fields to the famous bull fighting arenas, running in front of 6 angry bulls is not a matter for the weak hearted people.
When? 6-14 of July.
Sziget festival, Hungary – Taking place on the island of Marget Sziget, just in the middle of lovely Budapest, the “Sziget festival” is one of the largest multicultural music festivals in the world. With around 400,000! people from over 70 countries, you can enjoy over 1000 live shows from leading artists. The music styles are very diverse and range from reggae and world music to house and trance.
When? 10 – 17 of August.
Holi festival, India – “Holi” is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”. The Festival is one day and night and celebrates the end of winter and beginning of spring by spraying color powder and water on each other.
When? Between the end of February and mid-March.
Lollapalooza festival, USA, S. America, Europe – “Lollapalooza” is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. After moving around, closing and reopening the “Lollapalooza” festival arrived in Chicago and stayed there for good. Actually, it was so good that they started to export it and make a special addition in South America and Europe.
After moving around, closing and reopening the “Lollapalooza” festival arrived in Chicago and stayed there for good. Actually, it was so good that they started to export it and make a special addition in South America and Europe.
When? Beginning of August in the US, beginning of September in Berlin.
Oktoberfest, Germany – The biggest folk festival in the world hosts more than 6 million visitors. During a 17 day period, visitors celebrate by… Drinking beer. A lot of beer! The original and largest festival is being celebrated in Bavaria but you can find smaller versions of it in other German cities. Besides the drinking of local beers, there are also traditional music and food.
When? Mid-September to the first Sunday of October.
Coachella festival, USA – Another music and art festival that takes place in the desert. “Coachella” presents a diverse lineup of famous and emerging artists from different music, along with many art installations. “Coachella” is one of the most growing festivals in the world with more participants every year.
When? Two consecutive weekends in April.
Brazilian Carnival, Brazil – The biggest holiday in Brazil presents 6 days of parades, parties and just complete madness. Even though it’s celebrated in a slightly different way in each city, most Brazilians unite as the country moves together to the intoxicating sounds of samba music.
Enjoy the festivities and like always, if you have any suggestions please let us know.