Music Festivals The Best Music Festivals In The World  

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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
AldoCruz added Tomorrowland

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228 174
Glastonbury Festival is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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272 215
Coachella Valley Music and Art... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Lollapalooza is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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84 55
Woodstock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
BozinovskiMilan added Woodstock

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147 119
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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123 99
Electric Daisy Carnival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Electric Daisy Carnival

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108 87
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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153 136
Bonnaroo Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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119 108
South by Southwest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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55 46
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Jason Mueller added

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73 64
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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108 105
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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61 55
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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81 81
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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30 23
Wacken Open Air is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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72 74
Ozzfest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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36 32
Sziget Festival is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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19 13
Festival D'été D... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
CHEEZY FD added Festival D'été De Québec

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33 29
Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Roskilde Festival

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18 12
Download Festival is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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43 45
Reading/leeds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
beccastv_ added Reading/leeds

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42 40
Firefly Festival is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Firefly Festival

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87 100
Warped Tour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Warped Tour

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53 60
The Hangout Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
LaurieM added The Hangout Music Festival