Music is something which is enjoyed by almost each and everyone in this world, the only difference is the taste of the music. Music has lots of varieties and the various elements of music make it more versatile. Due to the large variations in music, people have different tastes of music, some like rock music, some may like classical, some like jazz while others prefer pop.
Music festivals are like carnivals where great singers entertain their audiences with their performances. The music lovers love to attend music festivals also. They dance and enjoy whenever they go to any music festival. Music festival is an occasion which gives a lot of happiness and also reduces stress. People forget about their worries when they are at the music festival. Here are some music festivals which are popularly celebrated around the world.
This festival was inaugurated on 19th of September, 1970. The founder of this music festival is Michael Eavis. The venue for this music festival is Pilton, Somerset, England.
This festival is one of the most famous music festivals. This festival continues for five consecutive days. The events hosted in this festival are contemporary music, comedy, circus, cabaret, dance etc. This festival is made successful by some of the leading pop and rock artists. Glastonbury is known as the largest green field festival amongst all festivals in the world. It has an average crowd of around 175,000. People love to attend this music festival because it also provides good outer infrastructure, security, transportation, water and electricity services.
Coachella is an annual music festival held at Empire Polo Club, California. This music festival was founded by Paul Tollett in the year 1999 and the music festival is organized by Golden Voice.
This musical event is mainly known various genres of music which includes rock, hip hop, indie, electronic dance music including art installations and sculptures in them. There are many stages which hosts live music continuously. Some of the main stages are Coachella stage, Gobi tent and Mojave tent. Coachella has set a trend of music and fashion and it has become a renowned music festival over the globe and the proof for it is that many other festivals have started walking on the footsteps of Coachella in order to make their events grand. Hence, Coachella is leaving a popular trademark on people.
This is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world. Some of the places where this musical event takes place are Boom, Belgium, Georgia, USA, Brazil etc. This name came into account from the year 2005 and they are active till now.
The first festival of Tomorrow land was held on 14th of august, 2005, organized by Mauricio, Gael, and Andres Unidos Cisneros. The average crowd attendance of the festival is around 180,000. The most exciting part is that the passes of this show were sold within a fraction of minutes. This company has the world’s biggest and most popular DJ known as EDM.
The music festival commonly known as Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is recognized as an outdoor music festival that takes place in the month of March in cities like Florida, United States, and Miami. This music festival was started in the year 1999 by the founders Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. The timing of the Ultra Music festivals are same as the winter music conferences which also takes place in Miami.
Ultra firstly use to celebrate the festival for one day till the year 2006, then it started for two days and it continued till year 2010 and the for three days till the year 2012. In the year 2013 the festival took place for around two weeks and then again now it has come back to the one week pattern. It was recorded in the year 2012 that there was around 155,000 people present in the event. The tickets for the event got sold in fraction of minutes.
This is a music festival which takes place during summers and is awarded with some of the popular awards. This event takes place at Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. Exit was awarded with the best major European festival by the EU festival awards in Groningen. This award was considered as one of the most prestigious awards which exit is awarded with.
This musical event was started in the year 2000 in University Park like a student movement, which showed fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and Balkans. Exit has been an attraction for many international media. According to The Guardian, Exit was declared as the best festival in the year 2006. This show has all types of varieties of music starting from rock to punk including EDM also. According to the mapping done it was observed that there were around 200,000 people who were attending the festival and there were around 300 acts being performed.
This annual music festival is held at Henry Maier Festival Park situated in United States. It covers 75 acre area of the park. This is much bigger than Coachella. This festival continues till 11 days in different 11 stages and around 700 bands perform on the stage. According to the Guinness world record, Summer Fest is considered as the world’s largest music festival since 1999.
Rock in Rio
This recurring music festival originated from Brazil and started in the year 1985 with most of the biggest performers on stage. This festival is expanding day by day in places such as Lisbon and Madrid. It is quite a difficult task to purchase the ticket of the shows even if you are paying more money. 700,000 people in number attended this festival and made it a grand success.
Reading and Leeds
This music festival is a pair of annual rock music that is located at Reading and Leeds in England. This event takes place consecutively on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Both Reading and Leeds is held at different locations. Reading is the world’s oldest and famous music festival still in existence. Both the names gather huge audiences.
Osheaga is a popular music festival held in summer season every year. It is celebrated in five stages named as River, Mountain, Green, Trees and Zone stages. It is a popular festival and has various audiences at different levels or stages.
This festival has been celebrated since the year 2002. It is a two days music festival which is held in London. Lots of events are also celebrated with the Lovebox festival.
Since 2010, due to the popularity of the festival, its span has been converted to three days. However, in 2014 it bounced back to two days. This popular music festival is popular in many events till date.
The popular music festivals portray different types of music on stage and also appoint the most popular stars to perform. The music festivals use various elements of music which is like a treat to the audiences.
Hence, these popular music festivals are perfect place for the music lovers to enjoy.