Music Festivals

The Best Music Festivals In The World

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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list ordered by
  • Benicassim
    1

    Benicassim

  • Day N Vegas
    4

    Day N Vegas

  • 7

    Washington DC Capital Pride Parade

  • Rolling Loud
    8

    Rolling Loud

  • 9

    Undercover Festival

    Bisley
  • Chasing Summer
    10

    Chasing Summer

  • Fun Fun Fun Fest
    11

    Fun Fun Fun Fest

  • 12

    Antifest

    Czech Republic
  • 13

    North Sea Jazz Festival

  • Reading/leeds
    14

    Reading/leeds

  • Rebellion, Blackpool
    15

    Rebellion, Blackpool

  • 16

    Grizfest

  • Stereosonic
    17

    Stereosonic

  • Governors Ball
    18

    Governors Ball

  • 20

    Rock in Roma

  • Gathering of the Juggalos
    21

    Gathering of the Juggalos

  • Splendour in the Grass
    22

    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.

  • Voodoo Music Experience
    23

    Voodoo Music Experience

  • 24

    Festival D'été De Québec

  • Sunburn, Goa
    25

    Sunburn, Goa