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Emerging Global Music Festivals

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From Vietnam to Australia and Bogota to Montreal, the world is full of emerging music festivals with the potential to take the globe by storm. The festivals listed here are just a sample of the still relatively undiscovered festivals that you should scope out this year.
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T18 Times city, Minh Khai, Khu đô thị Times City, Hoàng Mai, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Every year, the guys behind Hanoi's Club for the Appreciation of Music and Art (CAMA) bring some of the finest left-field musical talent from the region to the city's American Club for a one-day shindig. The event usually takes place in May. Photo...
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2206a 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9, Canada
For one week in late June, the Sled Island music and arts festival fills the downtown core’s top venues with the best in Canadian indie music. Past performers include Austin, Texas rockers, Explosions in the Sky, and up-and-coming Canadian star,...
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Spanning four (yes, four!) frigid winter weekends, Montreal's Igloofest is the ultimate outdoor music festival. Flooded with kids decked out in their warmest––and brightest––snow gear, electro beats pump out over the crowds while lights brighten...
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Held on the grounds of the local airport in Trencin, Slovakia over three days in early July, Pohoda features an eclectic line-up of both local and globally known artists that attracts some 30,000 people annually. The music is a mix of genres and...
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126 Tweed Valley Way, Yelgun NSW 2483, Australia
Held over three days in June just north of the surfer town of Byron Bay, Splendour in the Grass is Australia's largest winter music festival. Attracting an international crowd of 30,000, the festival features an impressive line-up of up-and-coming...
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Kisačka, Novi Sad, Serbia
For a party with a purpose, check out Serbia's EXIT festival. Held over three days in mid-July, this music festival was started by a group of students fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. Today the event stays true to its...
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Troncal Suba, Bogotá, Colombia
If you're in Bogota in mid-August, then check out Rock al Parque, which is a free three-day music festival that attracts some 88,0000 people each day and is the largest of its kind in Colombia. . They come to watch concerts by some of Latin...