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The World’s Best Music Festivals

Die hard music fans are always looking for a new music festival to go to, and no matter what genre of music you’re into, there’s a music festival for you. Music has evolved a great deal throughout the last several decades, and there are so many up and coming genres of music and artists on the rise. Back in the day, your most popular genres were R&B, rock, and jazz. Today, everything from pop and country to EDM and hip hop is most listened to. It is said that music is the universal language of mankind, and music is a huge part of many cultures, as it really brings people together. Music is used to lift moods, in celebration, and in events all over the world. All across the world people are listening to music, dancing, and attending music festivals worldwide. Here’s a list of the best music festivals that you must attend from all around the world, in no particular order.

People at a music festival

People having a good time at festival

Ultra

Ultra Music Festival, held each year in Miami, Florida, is one of the most popular music festivals in the world. Over 160,000 people frequent this festival each and every year. The festival is held in a city park where it’s transformed into a huge, beautifully lit dance floor, complete with a stage, neon lights, music, food and drinks. Ultra is home to electronic dance music and big-room house fans. All of the top EDM DJ’s have appeared and performed at ultra. Artists such as Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta have all been front and center at this music festival. Ultra started off as a one-day event up until 2006. The festival has just grown so big that now it is a three-day weekend event. During the three days that it is held, Miami is jam-packed with tourists, celebrities, and events. Miami is a party city, anyways, so it is the perfect destination for this beloved festival.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland, held in Belgium, is an electronic dance music festival that started back in 2005. Since then, it has become one of the world’s biggest and most frequented music festivals. Tomorrowland goes on for over two weekends and normally sells out within a matter of minutes after tickets go on sale. The festival is known for its over-the-top main stage decor and booking only the most popular DJ’s the industry has to offer. This festival focuses on small details and they stand behind a message. They want to create a sense of magic with its performances that keep you coming back year after year. Tomorrowland is more than just a festival, it’s a way of life. The festival’s philosophy is ‘Let’s do something good today for which we will be grateful for tomorrow.’

Coachella

California’s infamous Coachella, held every year in April, is a huge music and arts festival heavily centered on fashion. All A-list music artists and celebrities frequent this festival and because of this, people from all over the world try to get tickets to be there. Coachella is home of top of the line fashion, beautifully designed art structures, and tons of instagrammable moments. The two-weekend long event is undoubtedly the most popular music festival in the whole world. Music icons such as Beyonce, Drake, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney have all headlined Coachella. This is one music festival that you need to at least make it to once in your lifetime, as everyone who is anyone attends. However, if you’re unable to make it, you can still get in on the action, as the performances are usually live streamed for at home viewers to watch. So, you can still enjoy it from the comfort of your own home.

Crowd watching performance on stage

Crowd watching performance on stage

If you’re a music enthusiast, any, if not all of these music festivals are worth visiting at some point in your life. If you’re anything like me, you want to choose a festival that’s held in a city with great nightlife for a more fun time. Since Miami is known as the party capital of the world with its popular clubs, delicious cuisine, and crowded casinos, of course Ultra is at the top of the list for me. I went a few years back and had the time of my life. After partying it up at Ultra, getting glimpses of celebrities, and dancing to all my favorite artists, I stopped in at one of Miami’s famous casinos. However, now that I think about it, the casino was so packed, I should have just played from my laptop at Pokerstarscasino. Nevertheless, I had a great time and it is definitely worth hitting up again. Music festivals have come a long way just as the music has over the years, so nowadays, there’s something for everyone. Which music festival do you want to attend?