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The Best Music Festivals In The World

List RulesMust 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

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    Reading/leeds

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    Tomorrowland

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    Ultra Music Festival

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    Rock in Rio

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    Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

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    Woodstock

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    Lollapalooza

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    Exit Festival

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    Electric Daisy Carnival

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    Festival D'été De Québec

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    Rock Am Ring

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    Austin City Limits

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    Rolling Loud

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    Ozzfest

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    Live Aid / Band Aid

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    South by Southwest

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    Benicassim

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    Day N Vegas

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    Voodoo Music Experience

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    Firefly Festival

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    Isle of Wight Festival

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    Monsters of Rock

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    Rebellion, Blackpool

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