In this divided world, one would rarely find anything that has the power to bring humans together, but music is one of those rarities with this power. With live music shows or festivals, music has never failed to bring people together, and bond, no matter their identity, but just their mutual sensitivity to the sonorous tunes played and performed. Every person prefers certain genres of music, but all in all, it will be an oddity to find a person who does not like music. Here is the list of top 5 music festivals one should experience to feel the power and grandeur of the music, influencing and binding the massive crowds around them and to feel one with the world for once!
- Tomorrowland (Belgium)
Held in Boom, Belgium, each year, Tomorrowland has been unbeatable at its position as the world’s most notable music festival, due to its extravagant stage designs and amazing lineup. Mostly held in the month of July, it goes on for 2 weeks straight, with critically acclaimed bands and DJs, such as The Chainsmokers and David Guetta, present for its lineup. This electronic dance music festival literally sells out in a matter of minutes and is definitely an experience one cannot afford to miss.
- Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain)
Primavera Sound is held in Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain, between May-end and the start of the month of June, and is something of a spectacle with the venue being beachside. This festival has exponentially grown to be what it is right now, mostly because of its unrivaled lineup of musicians and instrumentalists, which for the most part isn’t bound to a specific agenda. The festival offers a chance to every music fan to unite with their counterpart audiophile interested in a different genre and enjoy the alternative styles of distinguished artists, together.
- Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, US)
This festival may just be the most known music festivals out there, as one must have heard of it one way or another. Held on three consecutive weekends in April, annually, at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, this festival comes under the big leagues when large scale events are being discussed. The lineup remains the same throughout all weekends, and a wide range of genres are covered, hence offering every kind of music fan a place to be at. After 2003, the organizers permitted spectators to camp on the ground, which led to this festival skyrocketing in numbers, even after being one of the most notable before.
- Defqon.1 (Netherlands, Chile and Australia)
Known for mostly playing hardstyle and related genres, this 14-stage, 250 artists extravaganza, is held in the Netherlands, Chile and Australia. The acts are divided, as they are performed across 7 stages in Australia and then 14 stages in Belgium, and after 2015 a psychedelic trance stage has also been introduced into the festival. No hardstyle fan can afford to miss the best hardstyle music festival to ever exist in this world.
- Download Festival (Leicestershire, England; Paris, France, Australia)
Download started as an annual two-day event at Donington Park, Leicestershire, in 2003 and has now been extended to three days, with its counterparts popping up in Paris, France, from 2016, in Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, Australia, and finally in Parramatta Park, Sydney, from 2019. Heavy metal and hard rock enthusiasts eagerly wait each year for the lineup of musicians performing at this festival to be announced. A few of the notably featured bands are AC/DC, Slipknot, and Guns N’ Roses. Experiencing the thrill and excitement of this festival is a dream come true for every metalhead out there.
Not to mention, music plays an indispensable role in one’s life. It helps one keep their calm and remain sane. The love for music is very much evident in today’s world as we witness huge crowds gathered for experiencing music and connecting over it! It is a great experience to take part in one of the aforementioned top 5 music festivals in the world, so make sure you at least once encounter such an event!
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