If there ever has been a faith that has united the whole of humanity, regardless of caste, creed, religion, nationality, race or color, it was and is music. For centuries, in fact since the dawn of humanity the single most cultural aspect, or rather the defining aspect of people has been their undying and unwavering love for human expression through melody.
There is no place or culture on this planet that does not have its own version of musical expression, and as such, in the modern world, people have come up with gigantic avenues where popular or regional music can be enjoyed, explored and promoted either every year or through regular periods of time. You may have heard about Woodstock and live Aid back in the old days. This post outlines the best musical concerts you can enjoy in the modern age, specifically, 2019 – 2020.
World’s Finest And Biggest Music Festivals You Can’t-Miss (2019-2020):
- The Milwaukee Summerfest 2019.
Milwaukee, WI, the United States
Dates: Jun 26 – Jul 7, 2019
The Milwaukee Summerfest is the granddaddy of music concerts, attracting almost a million visitors each year and is home to some of the oldest and most melodic music genres in the world. You will find Country, Blues, Hard Rock and Contemporary music artists, among others to create a blissful sound garden (pun unintended) that not many can hold a candle up to. The latest Summerfest is coming up in July this year, typically near the American Independence day, and runs for 11 days. But you’ll never know where all that time went.
- Glastonbury Festival 2019.
Pilton, Somerset, England, England, United Kingdom
Dates: 26 June, 2019 – 30 June, 2019
This festival doesn’t just encapsulate popular, contemporary music, it is also home to dance, circus, theater and other forms of entertainment and culture, and is often regarded in high importance in England’s already rich array of cultural events. Glastonbury has been host to some of the most famous rock and pop bands in the world, and what’s more, this year’s fest is coming pretty near in the coming June. Make sure not to miss it! Glastonbury 2019 will be headlined by Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, while also featuring sets from Tame Impala, George Ezra, Kylie Minogie, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monáe, Liam Gallagher, Miley Cyrus and many more across the festival.
- Tomorrowland 2019.
Dates: 19-21 July 2019 & 26-28 July 2019
Another addition for the electronic dance music aficionados, this music festival is coming near in July 2019 and is the one you should definitely visit for the simple fact that the energy of this place is just unbelievable. It stretches for two weekends but every minute you spend there will be the time of your life.
- Pitchfork Music Festival 2019.
Chicago, IL, the United States
Dates: 19 July 2019 – 21 July 2019.
This one is also coming up in July 2019, and for those who love alternative, hip hop or dance music this place is a must visit. This festival is for the old timers amongst us who dig Jazz and experimental rock, and recent events have proven I’s mettle as one of the best sonic experiences money can buy.
Chicago, IL, the United States
Dates: August 1, 2019 – August 4, 2019
Originally envisaged by the popular American Rock Band Jane’s Addiction, Lollapalooza has been on and off the music scene since it’s inception in 1991 and today is home ground for alternative, heavy metal, punk rock and hard rock music lovers. It has expanded now to be held in other countries as well, but this year’s event is happening at Grant Park, Chicago, IL in the beginning of August and you definitely don’t want to miss this one.
- Wacken Open Air festival.
Dates: August 1, 2019 – August 3, 2019
Followers of heavy metal music know that Wacken Open Air, or W.O.A for short, has now achieved cult status since it’s inception in 1990. Fans of the genre flock from all over the world to witness a truly mesmerizing and energetic spectacle that spans. It is known as the Mecca of Heavy Metal Culture, and many believe that the W.O.A is an event that you absolutely have to visit once in your lifetime, if you have anything or everything to do with rock or metal. This year’s W.O.A is coming up in August. The’re no better time than now to plunge into the opportunity.
- UMF: Ultra Music Festival 2020.
Florida, the United States
Dates: March 27, 2020 – March 29, 2020
If you are a follower of electronic music and are free in March next year, this is the place that you’re most likely going to be at. It’s a 3 day event filled with fun, frolic and music to satiate the soul. Even if you don’t particularly follow the electronic genre, its hard to miss the energy that this event oozes. Plus it is held in Miami. That’s the icing on the cake. This 2020 lineup will be announced closer to the festival. The last edition featured sets from Adam Beyer, Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers and many more.
- Coachella 2020.
Indio, CA, the United States
Dates: April 2020
Started unofficially by Pearl Jam in 1993 as a venue for their typically large and happening gigs, Coachella nowadays is the center ground for popular, established music acts and also gives rising artists a fair chance to shine. It’s a great cultural festival that shouldn’t be missed. It usually happens mid April each year. Coachella is a massive multi-genre music festival taking place in Indio, California.
- Hangout Music Fest 2020.
101 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, 36542, United States
Dates: May 15, 2020 – May 17, 2020
Hangout Music Festival is a huge, multi-genre music festival in Gulf Shores of Alabama. Started in 2010, the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019 with a superstar lineup that included Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B and The 1975. The 2020 edition’s lineup will be announced closer to the festival. The last edition included sets from Travis Scott, Khalid, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Vampire Weekend, The 1975, Diplo and Kygo.
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