Music is one of the oldest ways in which we express our culture, believes, and emotions. It is, therefore, no surprise that music festivals are common all over the world. Local musicians take to the streets, world-famous stars tour the world, and almost every religious festival or celebration of anything has music as a big feature. There are way too many festivals to even begin to cover them here. However, we are going to a list a few and hope you can attend one of them.
Benicassim – Spain
This is one of the biggest music festivals in Spain and features a line-up guitar acts that will blow you away. The artists that play at this festival are magicians with a guitar and you will need to pick your jaw back up on your way out. To make it even better, you have the beautiful beach, beautiful people, lots of culture and energy and great food.
Montreux Jazz Festival – Montreux, Switzerland
This is a fantastic festival to attend if you like blues, soul, and rock music. You will get to see and listen to a whole host of talented artists across these genres. There are competitions, beautiful scenery, and of course delicious food.
NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
If you want all the best of DJs, bands, and camping, this is for you. You get to experience it all in one place with headliners and top DJs. The festival is famous for its crispy-bits kebabs. So, if you don’t like the music (which is unlikely) at least you’ll get to have delicious kebabs. You can also sign up for a wave riding experience if you dare.
OppiKoppi – South Africa
You may not know about South Africa or their rich cultures, but if you ever find yourself there, you’ll understand. The OppiKoppi festival takes place every year in August and features the best of the local bands, up and comers, and international acts like Muse, The Killers, and more. You may not understand all the words of the songs (they have 11 official languages and people sing in all of them), but you will still love the music. You can camp there for the duration of the four-day festival and get the full experience.
VilletteSonique – Paris, France
This festival is for the rock and electro fans. The festival lasts for 7 days and is jam-packed full of artists that combine rock and electro and make it work. If you’re a fan, you are sure to enjoy the vibe, the music, and the people.
There you have it. These are a very small drop in the bucket of amazing festivals. If you travel somewhere new, find out which festivals are happening when you’re there. You will experience the most amazing things if you attend local festivals.
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