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16 Music Festival Every Millennial Must Attend

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When we were young, we might have heard of these music festivals happening all around the world. It’s time to make those dreams come true. These festivals are the perfect choice to go for a date or hang out with our fellow music lovers.

Melomaniacs, wait no more! From Coachella to Tortuga festival, here’s a list of music festivals one must attend at least once in their lifetime.

1. Coachella Music and Arts Festival

We all would have heard something about Coachella when we were young, is this music festival one among the few music festivals on your bucket list? Better get to know about it now –

Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the biggest and one of the best festivals in the world usually happen in Indio, California, USA. It was founded by Paul Tollett and Rick Van Santen and has been happening since 1999.

It is one of those places where you will find all your favorite artists, celebrities, and influencers assembled in one place to entertain and get entertained. You can find many stages across the Empire Polo Club, featuring artists of different genres starting from rock, and hip-hop to indie and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). You will find rich, classy decors of grandeur and celebrities with a great sense of fashion. Most importantly there’s a huge chance that you may run into Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi, Calvin Harris, and so many others. Don’t miss out!

A perfect festival to celebrate love and friendship.

Check out Coachella 2023

2. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Music festival (concert)
Music festival (concert)

Want to go out for an adventure and also be able to enjoy the music of your favorite artist? It’s time to check out Bonnaroo Festival. Manchester has been hosting this event since 2002.

The perk of attending this festival is that they provide campsites for the people attending the concerts and it is also a place to witness artists of different genres coming together in one place to celebrate music.

This place is one of the perfect choices to celebrate music with our friends and lovers.

Dates announced for Bonnaroo 2023

3. South by Southwest

Planning to visit Austin say around March next year? You may want to check out

This Austin-based festival is one of the biggest festivals where you will find thousands of artists playing their gigs in just a week of time. This is one of those places where you will be finding the new trends and new music of modern times.

4. Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is a described as destination music festival by some. It’s a Chicago-based music festival bringing together the artists representing the modern subcultures on eight different stages. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say out loud that more than 100 gigs are hosted in Lollapalooza. This year they are bringing in Dua Lipa, Kygo, Green Day, and so many others around august 2023.

Book your tickets now

5. Tomorrowland

DJs, for your kind attention! Make sure you be a part of the biggest EDM festival happening in this world.

It’s been 16 years since Tomorrowland debuted in Belgium. More than 100s of DJs play their beats at this festival and you will probably run into famous names like David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Avicii, Alesso, etc. A perfect place to hang out with friends and lovers and enjoy a couple of new beats.   

For further information visit Tomorrowland website

6. Primavera Sound

Music festival
Music festival

Primavera Sound is the finest and one of the most excellent music festivals in Europe. It is also an annual music fest usually hosted in Barcelona, Spain since 2001. It unites music artists of various different genres in one place. It covers rock, indie, hip-hop, electronic, and pop.

Make sure you check this out – Primaverasound

7. Glastonbury Festival

“Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world.” – Wikipedia

This festival is not only known for its contemporary modern music but also various other art forms. It features dance, circus, theatre, etc. This music fest has been active since 1970 and is usually hosted in England. They play rock and indie, and also focus on world music.

 You must attend this festival at least once in your lifetime.  Check this website for more information – Glastonburyfestivals

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8. The Governors Ball Music Festival

Many articles state that The Governors Ball Festival is the original Randall’s Island Festival. Do you know the fact that it was also the first marquee music festival in NY city? This fest has never failed to bring out some incredible musical performances. This festival has been featuring the most celebrated music artists of rock, hip-hop, and Electronic Dance Music every year.

Check out the official website for tickets and details – Governorsballmusicfestival

9. Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival is not only the second largest Jazz festival in the world but also one of the oldest music festivals. It is annually hosted in Switzerland since 1967. It hosts many free concerts, jam sessions, DJ sets and activities, and many other free of cost sessions too.

Make sure you check their site for more information – Montreuxjazzfestival

10. Let It Roll

Cheering crowd with hands in air at music festival
Cheering crowd with hands in air at music festival

Are you a bass and beat lover? You must attend the world’s biggest DNB (drum and bass) festival Let It Roll, which usually hosts many different events all around the globe. Yes, you saw it right! It’s a global festival. They also host 2 major music festivals in a year. 

Check out the slots in the official website for further information – Letitroll

11. Hellfest Open Air Festival

Hellfest is one of the finest and huge music festivals in France and it is also one of the huge metal festivals in the UK. It largely focuses on the heavy metal and punk rock genre by artists from various parts of the globe. It also focuses on bringing out innovative aspects of music and culture from all around the world.

Include this on your list to do in France! For more information visit – Hellfest

12. Tortuga Music Festival

Planning to take a vacation? Is there a need for beach vibes?

Tortuga Music Festival is an annual fest regularly hosted in an oceanside setting, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. Their tagline says ‘Beach. Music. Ocean. Conservation.’ You must know that this music festival aims to create awareness of ocean conservation and donates a good part of its collection to charity.

Since 2013, Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival has been rocking the world by creating multiple stages to entertain. It focuses on countryside music and also various root music.

To attend Tortuga 2023 – Tortugamusicfestival

13. Roskilde Festival

Music band on the concert in the club
Music band on the concert

Do you feel like attending a Danish Music Festival?

Then get to know about the Roskilde Festival, one of those magnanimous music festivals in Europe, especially the largest in the Nordic countries. It is hosted in Denmark every year since 1971. This became a part of the NGO, Roskilde Foundation in 1972 which is a huge supporter of music, culture, and humanism.

This festival was created to celebrate rock, pop, EDM, and indie music of every kind and this is Denmark’s very first music-oriented festival hosted specially for the hippies of the world.

This festival has been the talk of the town since we were young. Don’t miss out the next fest – Roskilde-festival

14. Newport Folk Festival

It is of no exaggeration when said Newport Folk Festival is one of the first modern music fests of the world. It has been active for around 60 years and its lineup every year, never fails to amaze every music-lovers. They embrace the folk culture and also the maxim of Louis Armstrong “all music is folk music”.

When we were young, we would have obviously dreamed of attending this folk festival. Wait no more!

Make sure you book your tickets before handily for Newport Folk Festival 2023 – Newportfolk

15. Sunburn Festival

Sunburn Music Festival features commercial EDM every year in Goa & Pune as a part of the New Year Carnival celebration. It is ranked as the biggest music festival in Asia and is also ranked one, in the top 10 music festivals in the world by CNN. The festival presents multiple stages and presents various genres of EDM as entertainment. This is indeed one of the finest and most outstanding music festivals hosted in India.

Check out their official website for more information – Sunburn

Almost everyone on this earth loves music. It is indeed a fact. Everyone would love to dance for a beat and it is no secret that friends and lovers are the best companions to enjoy music.

We might have missed these festivals when we were young, but now let’s take the chance. No more regretting. It’s time to make those dreams come true. Plan ahead, book your tickets, take your friends or lover, and most importantly don’t forget to have fun.

16.  Ziro Festival of Music

Melomaniacs! planning to visit the northeast side of India and explore the lush greens? Don’t forget to visit Arunachal Pradesh and experience the music vibes hosted in the Ziro valley. It is an outdoor music festival that features independent music artists in India. You will not regret being a part of this fest. You will be able to witness the diverse and rich culture of the place and experience the vibrant music and art.

To be a part of Ziro Festival 2022, check out its official page – Ziro festival

Almost everyone on this earth loves music. It is indeed a fact. Everyone would love to dance for a beat and it is no secret that friends and lovers are the best companions to enjoy music.

We might have missed these festivals when we were young, but now let’s take the chance. No more regretting. It’s time to make those dreams come true. Plan ahead, book your tickets, take your friends or lover, and most importantly don’t forget to have fun.

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She's Harikkrupa from Trichy. Girl of 21 in quest of passion. As a student of Literature and a lover of arts, she wants to paint her thoughts in words.

    3 Comments

    • Avatar of Raghunandhan C
      Raghunandhan C August 17, 2022

      Informative!!
      Looking forward for more article from you…

    • Avatar of Dharshini
      Dharshini August 17, 2022

      Informative , easy reference & reader friendly

    • Avatar of DG
      DG August 17, 2022

      Well, that’s a great painting!! (of her thoughts) which gives a warmth feeling to the spirit of all music lovers. Nice piece of writing from a 21 year old (HK).

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