If you have plans to travel this summer, then one of the things you may be interested in doing is checking out different music festivals around the world – each offering their own blend of unique charm, style, and of course, music.
No matter what kind of music you like, there’s such a variety of festivals covering all genres that you’re never going to be stuck for something to attend.
Whether you’re looking for something bigger where your favorite DJ may be playing a set, or whether you’re looking for something more low-key, there’s certainly no shortage of choice of music festivals for you to attend.
So, in this post, we’ve looked out some of the best known and lesser-known music festivals happening around the world this summer, so keep reading to find the perfect festival for you.
Each year festival-goers flock to the beautiful country of Croatia for five days packed full of uplifting music, delicious food, boat parties, and much more.
Not only is Soundwave a music lover’s paradise featuring a range of famous and up and coming artists from different music genres, but the surrounding area actually makes it a perfect place to go exploring with your campervan and enjoy activities, such as snorkelling, dolphin watching, or visiting the stunning Krka national park.
Soundwave is more than a festival, and is absolutely worth a visit.
B. My Lake, Hungary:
Each year, B. My Lake festival returns to Hungary with an extensive lineup of artists to delight electronic music fans, and although this award-winning festival has gained so much recognition and popularity, it maintains a low-key and intimate feel among its fans.
Set only 8km away from Lake Heviz, which is the second largest thermal lake in the world, visitors to the festival can enjoy dedicated programmes on the lake to help them relax and re-energize before dancing the night away to their favourite DJ.
Love Supreme, Sussex UK:
Each year Jazz fans from all over the UK and Europe make their way to this quirky festival, where the best well-known and up and coming musicians take to the stages to delight their audience.
Love Supreme is a festival that the whole family can enjoy, and even has a dedicated kids green full of entertainment, music, games, and more for the little ones of all ages to enjoy. As well as great music, visitors can take advantage of so much more, from food stalls, cooking classes, swimming, and much more. Truly an unforgettable place that everyone can enjoy.
Dirtybird Campout, CA USA:
If you ever wished you could go to summer camp as a child, but never had the chance, then here it is: Dirtybird Campout is exactly like that, but with the added bonus of great music, amazing food, and far more dancing and alcohol than was ever allowed at the original summer camp. To add to the experience, they even have “camp counsellors” so you can truly relive your childhood.
LaLaLaFest, Indonesia (Bandung):
If you’re going to be doing some traveling around South East Asia this year, then you should definitely think of adding the LaLaLaFest to your list of things to do whilst there. This music festival features big names from across the globe and also lots of upcoming local talent from across Indonesia and South East Asia. Held in a stunning forest, the festival provides those who visit with a unique and unfortgettable experience where they can mix with locals and other travelers alike.
The festival offers shuttle transfers to and from the grounds, so if you’re staying somewhere like apartemen di bandung, then you can get back and forth quite easily, and of course you can always look for nearby hotels and hostels if that’s what you prefer.
Every summer, almost one million festival goers from around the world flock to the Mecca of EDM that takes place over two weekends in July in the town of Boom in Belgium. Tomorrowland is currently the biggest (and growing) electronic dance music festival in the world, known for its world-class performances from the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto, Swedish House Mafia, and countless more, as well as its amazing stage decorations and themes.
Each year sees a different theme, and those who want to visit have to wait a while to find out what this will be, so it adds to the anticipation of the event. Tomorrowland is a once in a lifetime experience, though some people will make as much effort as they can to attend every year.
The downside of Tomorrowland is that because it’s so popular, tickets are notoriously difficult to get and many people spend hours on the website during the pre-sale and worldwide sales only to have the tickets sell out and walk away empty handed. However, if you’re looking for tickets for this festival and haven’t had any luck yet, there are some additional ways you can get them legally.
As with any festival of this magnitude, the tickets for Tomorrowland are not cheap, and the price you pay will depend on the ticket you buy. You can buy day tickets, full madness weekend passes, you can buy tickets that include camping and other more luxury festival accommodation if you want to stay at Dreamville, which is the on-site town of Tomorrowland featuring a supermarket, restaurants, bars, showers, and much more.
If you think Tomorrowland would be fun, then Mysteryland is definitely worth checking out – this is known unofficially as the little brother of Tomorrowland and was one of the very first EDM festivals of its kind in the Netherlands, and is where the inspiration for festivals like Tomorrowland came from. This one takes place just outside of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and is a lot less costly than Tomorrowland, so if you’re looking for a full-on weekend of partying without breaking the bank, then Mysteryland is a good option.
We hope you’ve found this post useful and that you’re able to pick at least one festival that might be to your liking when traveling. Remember, there’s no right or wrong one to pick – we’ve certainly included enough to cover pretty much all music tastes, so find what you like and go for the experience.