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List Rules Must be a recurring music festival. Vote up those with the most consistently impressive lineups and best atmospheres.

The summer music festival season is probably the best time of the year to see a whole bunch of great bands for one (mostly reasonable) ticket price. The best bands in the world tour with rock festivals like Lollapalooza (which now has stops in Chile and Brazil as well as well as its hometown of Chicago), Warped Tour, and the Pitchfork Festival. There are also plenty of one (or two) off productions that draw the greatest bands on the planet for one or two weekends of amazing music (Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo).

Whether you're a seasoned fan or rock festivals or looking for your first music festival experience, this list of rock festivals around the world is a good place to get to know where the top bands are going to play during music festival season.

These aren't all the festival concerts in the world, but they rank among the best music festivals. If your favorite music festival is missing from the festival concerts list, make sure to add it so other music fans can experience what you consider to be the world's greatest music gatherings.

Check out more music festivals lists to get a better idea of what some of the greatest music fairs are all about.
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Glastonbury Festival is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Lollapalooza is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
AldoCruz added Tomorrowland

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Coachella Valley Music and Art... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Bonnaroo Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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South by Southwest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Ultra Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Ultra Music Festival

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Jason Mueller added Summerfest

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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
BozinovskiMilan added Woodstock

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Rock in Rio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock in Rio

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Rock Am Ring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock Am Ring

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Electric Daisy Carnival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Electric Daisy Carnival

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Warped Tour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Warped Tour

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Reading/leeds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
beccastv_ added Reading/leeds

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Austin City Limits is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Austin City Limits

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Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Roskilde Festival

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The Hangout Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
LaurieM added The Hangout Music Festival

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Riot Fest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Clark Benson added Riot Fest

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Openair Frauenfeld is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Openair Frauenfeld

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Isle of Wight Festival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Isle of Wight Festival

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Lollapalooza Berlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Lollapalooza Berlin

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Firefly Festival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Firefly Festival

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Ozzfest is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Sziget Festival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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T in the Park is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Coolza added T in the Park

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Primavera Sound Festival is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Wacken Open Air is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Wacken Open Air

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Rock Werchter is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Rock Werchter

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Exit Festival is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
ShoelessJackson added Exit Festival

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Sweden Rock Festival is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Sweden Rock Festival

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Paleo Festival is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Paleo Festival

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Big Day Out is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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V Festival is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added V Festival

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Monsters of Rock is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Bestival is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Bestival

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Zürich Openair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Zürich Openair

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The Secret Garden Party is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added The Secret Garden Party

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Hurricane Festival is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
JeanDu added Hurricane Festival Germany Event

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Outside Lands Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Outside Lands Music Festival

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Pukkelpop is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Pukkelpop

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Download Festival is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Download Festival

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Rock a Field Festival is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Rock a Field Festival

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Campus Festival is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Campus Festival

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Punk & Disorderly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
punksnotdead added Punk & Disorderly Berlin

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Best Kept Secret is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Best Kept Secret

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Poolbar Festival is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Poolbar Festival

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Flow Festival is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Flow Festival

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Pohoda Festival is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Pohoda Festival

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Pop-kultur is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Pop-kultur