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The Best Music Festivals Around the World


Music festivals are a great way to experience a variety of music and culture in one place. From the biggest festivals in the world to the smaller, more intimate ones there is something for everyone.

The largest festivals in the world attract thousands of people from all over the world and feature some of the biggest names in music. They also offer a variety of experiences that can help you create lasting memories.


Music festivals are a popular way for people to enjoy music and have fun. They are also a great way for musicians to promote their talent and gain new fans. These festivals attract thousands of people from all over the world.

Some of the biggest music festivals around the world include Mawazine in Morocco, Donauinselfest in Austria, and Summerfest in Wisconsin. Each of these festivals has its own unique set of characteristics that make it stand out from other events.

Donauinselfest is a music festival that takes place annually on an artificial island in the Danube River in Vienna. It’s free, and attracts an impressive number of people.

The festival has a wide range of musical acts, with many European artists appearing on the main stages. This means that you can find a huge variety of music, from rock to hip-hop.

In addition to music, the festival features a number of other entertainment options. It includes a poetry slam, art stages, and sports areas.

It’s a fun weekend that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It also provides an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the city.

If you’re planning to attend the Donauinselfest, you should book a hotel near the venue. There are several hotels in Vienna that you can choose from, including Zoku Vienna, Superbude Wien Prater, and Hilton Vienna.

The Donauinselfest is a large event, so it’s important to plan ahead. It’s usually held in June, which is when the weather is at its best. You should also check the official website for information about the program and access to the venue.

Bilbao BBK Live

BBK Live is one of the biggest music festivals in the world. It attracts a record-breaking 115,000 attendees each year and takes place in Northern Spain on the slopes of Mount Cobetas.

With a stellar line-up, a welcoming atmosphere and panoramic views of a culture-rich city, BBK Live offers an experience that’s sure to be memorable. Plus, it’s incredibly affordable and located in an ideal location for a weekend away in Spain.

The BBK Live stage is set on a hill overlooking Bilbao, providing a fantastic view for festival-goers. The festival site also boasts a number of amenities such as a DJ tent, VIP area, camping areas and a whole section dedicated to food and drink.

This year’s bill is packed with some of the biggest names in the music industry. From global indie and rock headliners like Mumford and Sons and The Kooks to buzzworthy indie rockers such as Idles, the list of bands performing at Bilbao BBK Live is impressive to say the least.

While the main music lineup is guitar based, Bilbao BBK Live also pride themselves on their electronic line-up. Jamie xx, Royksopp and HAAi are among the electronic artists set to make their debut at this year’s event.

Another highlight on this years bill is the addition of French psych-rockers Phoenix to the lineup, who will be playing alongside an array of other electronic acts including Fever Ray, The Knife and M83. There’s a host of other acts still to be announced but these are just a few of the exciting additions to an already stellar line-up at this year’s event.

With a stunning location, a stellar lineup and an affordable ticket price, it’s easy to see why BBK Live is so popular with music lovers. The event takes place over three days in July and is a great way to experience the Spanish summer weather while also enjoying some of the best music on offer.

Lake of Stars

Since 2004, Lake of Stars has carved out a reputation for combining Western musicians with African artists in a unique festival experience on the shores of Malawi’s stunning Lake Malawi. The three-day event has become a destination in its own right, and draws visitors from all over the world to delve into music and culture in one of Africa’s most stunning settings.

Founded by Will Jameson, the British tourist who first visited Malawi in 1998 and went on to create an award-winning club night in Liverpool, Lake of Stars is a celebration of African music, theatre, comedy, poetry, film, dance, art and wellness. Its programme includes music, TEDx-style talks, workshops and acrobatics, as well as swimming and light water sports in the lake itself.

In addition to music, the festival also hosts events and performances that are intended to empower local communities. The founder aims for the event to serve as a community development project, and it has helped promote tourism in a country that is among the poorest in the world.

The festival is held at the Sunbird Nkopola Lodge in Malawi, and focuses on the beauty of the country’s tropical landscape while embracing the rich cultural heritage. As a result, the event has evolved to include many more Malawian artists than its predecessors.

With acts like South Africa’s Reason, Zambia’s Zone Fam and Kenyan Afro-House beats DJ Jack Rooster on the bill this year, the line-up is sure to draw audiences from all over Africa and the UK. Expect to hear the latest in hip hop, R 'n' B, soul and reggae.

The line-up at the Lake of Stars Festival has always been eclectic, but this year, it’s even more exciting than ever. After a hiatus, South Africa’s Mafikizolo and Reason returned to the stage, while Malawi megastars Body, Mind & Soul made an appearance.

Let It Roll

One of the biggest music festivals in the world, Let It Roll is a must-visit for drum and bass fans. It’s held in Czech Republic and has been a staple in the country’s dance scene since 2003.

For three days & nights, a vast array of d&b artists perform at this festival to the delight of thousands of people from all around the world. It’s renowned for its unique stage design, massive line-up and eye-popping visuals.

The festival is incredibly well organised and is packed full of incredible sound systems. It’s also a really great place to go if you love drum and bass and are looking for a festival that is not only fun, but is packed full of amazing DJs and producers.

It’s not just about the music though, the festival has also got some of the most creative and spectacular visuals ever seen at a drum and bass festival. The opening ceremony is always a must-see and each year the festival surprises visitors with the craziest lights and fireworks shows you’ll ever see.

The festival is also known for its huge line-up of artists, with some of the world’s best producers performing at Let It Roll each year. Some of the most notable names include Andy C, Sigma, Camo & Krooked and Sub Focus to name just a few.


Taking place in the coastal town of Salacgriva, a two hour drive from Riga in northern Latvia, Positivus is one of the smaller, more intimate music festivals in the world. It boasts a relaxed atmosphere, an idyllic setting and the chance to listen to good music and frolic in the beach.

The festival is organised by Positivus Music and has become a major event on the Baltic music calendar. It has been nominated for European festivals awards and is well known for its star-studded lineup of international artists.

Its headliners include a wide range of chart topping artists and underground emerging talent. It has presented performances from the likes of Moby, Muse, The xx, M83, Iggy Pop, Years & Years, Sigur Ros, Two Door Cinema Club and Crystal Castles among others.

This year the festival will feature Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Sam Smith. He will headline the main stage at the festival, which will also feature a number of other notable musicians such as Pixies, Alt-J, Ellie Goulding and The Lumineers.

What's more, it's a family-friendly festival with an arts and crafts market, theatre performances, a cinema tent and a Kids Island on offer. It's no wonder that Positivus has gained a reputation for being the place to see the best music in Europe without having to tramp miles to get there.

The festival takes place from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning in July every year. The attendance has grown considerably, and it is considered to be the biggest music festival in Latvia.

The festival is hosted in the coastal town of Salacgriva, which offers access to meadows and forests as well as the stunning sea beach. There are three stages, including a main stage and several small ones.

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