Music Festivals

The Best Music Festivals In The World 

Adam Tyler
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Updated December 26, 2019 9.4k votes 1.7k voters 38.2k views 182 items

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 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 of 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, and scope our list of the best US festival lineups in 2020 to see which of these made the cut.

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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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Reading/leeds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
beccastv_ added Reading/leeds
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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 a... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
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Lollapalooza is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Ultra Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Ultra Music Festival
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Bonnaroo Music Festival ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Rock in Rio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock in Rio
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Electric Daisy Carnival ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Electric Daisy Carnival
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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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South by Southwest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Jason Mueller added
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New Orleans Jazz & H... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Exit Festival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
ShoelessJackson added Exit Festival
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Austin City Limits is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Austin City Limits
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Rock Am Ring is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock Am Ring
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Sziget Festival is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Ozzfest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Warped Tour is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Warped Tour
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Wacken Open Air is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Roskilde Festival
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Festival D'ét&eac... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
CHEEZY FD added Festival D'été De Québec
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The Hangout Music Festiv... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
LaurieM added The Hangout Music Festival
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Download Festival is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Firefly Festival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Firefly Festival