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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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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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Ultra Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Ultra Music Festival

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Bonnaroo Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fe... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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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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Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Jason Mueller added Summerfest

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Austin City Limits is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Austin City Limits

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Sziget Festival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Ozzfest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Reading/leeds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
beccastv_ added Reading/leeds

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Wacken Open Air is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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

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Festival D'été D... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
CHEEZY FD added Festival D'été De Québec

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Voodoo Music Experience is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Voodoo Music Experience

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Riot Fest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Clark Benson added Riot Fest

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Monsters of Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Roskilde Festival is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Roskilde Festival

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Download Festival is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Warped Tour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Warped Tour

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The Hangout Music Festival is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
LaurieM added The Hangout Music Festival

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Firefly Festival is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Firefly Festival

The Best Genres of Music

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

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Primavera Sound Festival is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Primavera Sound Festival

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Rock Werchter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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Isle of Wight Festival is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Isle of Wight Festival

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Splendour in the Grass is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Sweden Rock Festival

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Paleo Festival is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Paleo Festival

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Openair Frauenfeld is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Openair Frauenfeld

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Sunburn, Goa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
bhavik-bravo-singhal added Sunburn, Goa

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Big Day Out is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World

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T in the Park is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Coolza added T in the Park

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

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Bestival is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Bestival

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Punk & Disorderly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
punksnotdead added Punk & Disorderly Berlin

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Masters of Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Masters of Rock

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Rock Im Park is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock Im Park

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Rolling Stone Weekender is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rolling Stone Weekender

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Rock a Field Festival is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Rock a Field Festival

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Tons of Rock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
Tons of Rock

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Chasing Summer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
nico4564 added Chasing Summer

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Godiva Festival is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
jayvk added Godiva Festival

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Rock in Roma is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Music Festivals In The World
choirothlips added Rock in Roma