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The Best Music Festivals in the World

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Some music festivals just stand out as the best of the best, selling out the moment tickets go live. Usually these are events that have been around for a while and have developed a reputation for greatness, attracting the world's top artists to perform. From Glastonbury to Coachella, and from Lollapalooza to Street Parade, these are the world's top music festivals.
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9 Northload St, Glastonbury BA6, UK
One of the world's most legendary music festivals, Glastonbury is held in Somerset, England over five days in June. Begun in 1970, it still embraces its counterculture, hippie roots and holds performances on some 900 acres of bucolic farmland –...
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81-800 51st Ave, Indio, CA 92201, USA
Tens of thousands of people trek to the middle of the desert for the Coachella Music Festival two weekends in April. Their line ups have included iconic band reunions from the likes of Iggy and the Stooges, Pixies and Portishead and even a...
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Universitätsstrasse 2, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
As one-day party blowouts go, Zurich’s Street Parade takes some beating. Since its inception in 1992, the event has grown exponentially. Every August, over 1,000,000 party-fanatics transform the city into a cacophony of color, music and raucous...
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2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. Each year, the ACL Festival brings together more than 150 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk,...
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The small town of Manchester, Tennessee, an hour's drive from Chattanooga, may not look like much for most of the year, but come June the farms become their own city when some 80,000 music lovers from all over the country come to town. The quiet...
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225 Music School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
On a sunny Sunday afternoon pack a blanket and a picnic basket with an assortment of food and your favorite wine and beverages and follow the locals to the Benedict Music Tent to listen to classical music. Layout your blanket on the lawn and enjoy...
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Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
Five stages of music. Thousands of jazz aficionados. AWESOME! The Mahotella Queens celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and kept the rowdy crowd on their feet. Basia, Sipho "Hotstix" Mabuse, Hugh Masekela, Al Jarreau, Prophets of da City,...
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683 Rue Saint-Joseph Est #150, Québec, QC G1K 3C1, Canada
Having worked in the music industry for nearly two years before switching to travel writing full-time, I attended more concerts than I can count. However, Québec Festival d'été made my record label days seem like a walk in the park. The festival...
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Place de la République, Paris, France
The French may be known for their penchant for protesting but few realize how much good all that bandying about leads to. Case in point, TechnoParade, the city's annual electronic music parade (the 2nd largest outdoor music event in France after...
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Lake Geneva
With well over a thousand lakes, Switzerland is blessed with its fair share of stunning bodies of water. The most extensive, however, is Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman), where you can bask in seductive views and amazing sunsets....
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337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, USA
I know, I know, Lollapalooza may be a little overpriced and overrated. But the truth is, it is still one of the best music festivals in the country. Amazing live performances by well-known artists and new talents, worldwide travellers, a quirky...