As the summer festivals season approaches, we’ve spent many months to save and looking for the best music festivals to do with our friends. But, there are always the same questions: When, where, what genre, what cost and — the most important — what line up? It’s always hard to find something truly unique, amongst the wide range of music festivals around the world, from Jazz or Indie to House, Disco or also Big Room.
Not decided yet? Sidekick Music suggests you 10 of the best music festivals you need to do this year. Hope you will get inspired, there’s something for every taste!
👇Top 10 Best Music Festivals of The Year :
1. Burning Man
“A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers”. The Burning Man festival is truly one of a kind! This annual event is held since 1986 in the western USA, at Black Rock City, a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. Over 60000 participants
Tomorrowland is simply one of the best, if not the best music festival in the world. With more than 400 000 people attending the event every year to see 1000 artists performing, the Belgian festival gained its massive success in 2012 thanks to its Aftermovies which accumulated hundreds of millions of views.
3. Sónar Barcelona
This three-day music festival, which takes place every year in the middle of June is one of the largest and most respected electronic music festival in the world.
Following their tagline “Music, Creativity and Technology” The Sónar describes itself as a festival of ‘advanced music and multimedia art’. It gathers all the biggest names in electronic music but also up to 300 activities regarding multimedia and art.
4. We Are FSTVL
More than eight scenes resonates every year at the former Damyns Hall Air Base. We Are FSTVL‘s line-up is always incredibly packed and complete, based on electro styles with international headliners in the middle.
Previous lineups of We Are FSTVL have seen sets from artists such as Andy C, Chase & Status, Marco Carola, Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna and Craig David.
5. Holy Ship
What makes this festival so special is definitely its setup. Previously held on board a cruise ship and now called Holy Ship! Wrecked is also an all-inclusive resort party in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
With a capacity of over 4,000 people, this event always has a great lineup of artists with a wide range of genres. The last line up included Diplo, Lane 8, Claude Von Stroke, Madeon, Armand Van Helden, Gud Vibrations, Jai Wolf, TOKiMONSTA and more.
6. Pitchfork Fest.
The Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, which is obviously organized by the Pitchfork media since 2006, offers a line up of artists and groups of alternative rock, rap, hip-hop, electronic and dance music.
7. Funk & Soul Weekender
As its name suggests, the Funk & Soul Weekender festival is the celebration of the very best that these two genres of music have to offer, it features some of the world’s most talented musicians in an exciting new environment of Dreamland Margate
Lollapalooza is not only a festival, it’s a true institution. Lollapalooza is one of the best music festivals in the world, requisitioning Chicago’s Grant Park every year, it showcases A-list bands and performers, as well as local food sellers and other attractions.
In addition to the primary edition in Chicago, Lollapalooza has developed into one of the most well-known events across the world, with editions in Europe and South America. The festival can now look back on some of the most memorable performances in music history.
9. Electric Forest
The fact that the fest is set in a very natural environment mixed with carefully crafted art pieces makes attending the electric Forest such an unique experience.
10. Brixton Disco Fest.
London’s “biggest celebration of disco”, Brixton Disco Festival. During this one day event you’ll be able to experience live music, DJ performances, rooftop events, exhibitions, record fairs, screenings, and Q&As as a celebration of 40 years of Disco.