Music festivals are some of the most joyous cultural celebrations out there. Their majestic mix of live music, crowds of free spirits and a carnival atmosphere is nothing short of intoxicating to experience. If you’re lucky enough to have been to one, you’ll nod in agreement (and no doubt plan to move on to another as soon as possible), and if you haven’t already had the pleasure, there’s no time like the present to dive into these amazing and otherworldly opportunities to the fullest.
If you need any tips on where to go, lucky for you, we’re here to showcase some of the most magical music festivals around the world. So put these events on your bucket list, because they are experiences you don’t want to miss.
Glastonbury – England
Easily one of the world’s most renowned music festivals, Glastonbury is a great bonanza of bohemian brilliance. It is the brainchild of Michael Eavis, who continues to lead the festival with the help of his daughter Emily. The festival takes place at Worthy Farm, near the small village of Pilton in Somerset, England, and has been held most years since its inception in 1970. Eavis started the event after seeing the light of a Led Zeppelin performance and wanted to pay tribute to the hippie movement that swept through the 1960s.
It takes place at the end of June and there are now as many as 200,000 people in attendance. While the current incarnation of Glastonbury may seem a world away from the dawn of free love, with tickets now costing just under £300 to the five-day festivities, it still prides itself on its forward thinking attitude. Most of the staff on the massive 900 acres are willing volunteers, meaning much of the money raised by the festival can be donated to charities.
Rhythm and Vines – New Zealand
New Zealand is a place that always tops people’s list of dream vacations, and if that’s you, why not tick two boxes by visiting the country’s biggest music festival. Rhythm and Vines is an annual three-day festival held at the Waiohika Estate vineyard, which is located near the pretty town of Gisborne, in the North East of New Zealand. The festival has been running since 2003 and actually takes place between December 29 and 31, because then it is summer there.
It was created by a group of friends enrolled at the nearby University of Otago when they wanted a place for themselves and their peers to celebrate their graduation in a safe place, while being entertained by local musicians. The party was such a hit, they decided to do it every year, and it quickly evolved into a festival hosting some of the best international musicians around and welcoming 21,000 eager revelers through its doors.
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Secret Solstice – Iceland
This festival now gives you an adventure that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. Secret Solstice takes place near Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, and has actually only been around since 2018. In that short time, however, it has cemented itself as the most unique music festival to visit.
This is due to the fact that it takes place under the natural phenomenon called the midnight sun. That means the entire time this 96-hour festival takes place, the sun never sets. Most music is therefore EDM-based, so you can romp day and night. You will definitely need to remember how to wear your sunglasses with confidence as you will not want to take them off all the time as you will be dancing in endless sunlight.
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