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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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Tomorrowland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Glastonbury Festival is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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

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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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Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
BozinovskiMilan added Woodstock

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Rock in Rio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock in Rio

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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Jason Mueller added Summerfest

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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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South by Southwest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Bonnaroo Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Sziget Festival is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Sziget Festival

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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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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Electric Daisy Carnival is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Electric Daisy Carnival

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Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Roskilde Festival

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Wacken Open Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Wacken Open Air

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

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Reading/leeds is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
beccastv_ added Reading/leeds

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Firefly Festival is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Firefly Festival

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Austin City Limits is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Austin City Limits

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Riot Fest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Clark Benson added Riot Fest

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The Hangout Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
LaurieM added The Hangout Music Festival

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Exit Festival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
ShoelessJackson added Exit 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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Download Festival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Download Festival

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Isle of Wight Festival is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Isle of Wight Festival

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Festival D'été D... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
CHEEZY FD added Festival D'été De Québec

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Rock Werchter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Rock Werchter

The Best Genres of Music

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Warped Tour is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Warped Tour

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Monsters of Rock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Openair Frauenfeld is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Openair Frauenfeld

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T in the Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Coolza added T in the Park

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Lollapalooza Berlin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Lollapalooza Berlin

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Sunburn, Goa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
bhavik-bravo-singhal added Sunburn, Goa

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Bestival is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Bestival

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Paleo Festival is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Splendour in the Grass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
paulyb added Splendour in the Grass Splendour in the Grass is an Australian music festival that has been held annually since 2001. The festival has been held near Byron Bay, New South Wales for all but two years since its inauguration.

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Sweden Rock Festival is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Sweden Rock Festival

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Reeperbahn Festival is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Reeperbahn Festival

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

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

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The Secret Garden Party is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
JeanDu added Hurricane Festival Germany Event

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Field Day Festival is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Field Day Festival

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Pop-kultur is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
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Glasgow Summer Sessions is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Glasgow Summer Sessions

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Parklife Festival is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
julian-matthias added Parklife Festival

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

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