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    We know that many of you take advantage of your trips in search of new musical events that surprise you, that make you know and enjoy the best music. That's why, from Topfestivales, we have decided to bring you a post without borders, neither musical nor of territories, so come and discover the best festivals in the world!

    World music festivals that are worth travelling to

    For daring travellers and of course music lovers, today we bring you a very complete selection of the best music festivals in the world. Get your backpack and your tent ready because today we are going to travel around the globe to get to know them. Ahh... And forget about a specific genre, the best thing about music and these events in general is their great musical variety.


    Surely many of you know it, but here at Topfestivals we are here every day to learn a little more about each festival. Coachella is one of the best festivals in the world that takes place in Indio, California, and is one of the most famous worldwide. In this festival you can enjoy the best indie, rock, pop, hip hop or electronic music in an atmosphere similar to the hippie atmosphere of the 60s.

    At this festival many celebrities from the film or fashion world, as well as well-known influencers like Dulceida, take the opportunity to show off their flashy looks, based on what we mentioned earlier about the hippie decade.

    In addition, the place where it is held is unmistakable and unique, and is that this festival takes place in the Coachella Valley, which is located in the wonderful Colorado Desert. Artists such as Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Beyoncé, Eminem, The Weekend, Radio Head or Lady Gaga are some of those who have been present in past editions.

    Its popularity, its great media coverage and the amount of attendees it manages to gather every year (more than 250,000) leave no doubt that Coachella is one of the best music festivals in the world.


    Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, known simply as Glastonbury, is a festival known internationally for the multitude of contemporary music genres it offers: rock, hard rock, indie, punk, electronic, reggae, hip hop and folk.

    Its first edition took place no less than fifty years ago, in 1971 in the same place where it is still held today, near Pilton, in the county of Somerset, England.

    Artists such as Pharrel Williams, Katy Perry, Bastille, Wolf Alice, Ellie Goulding, Alt-J, The Streets, Maribou State or The Chemical Brothers are some of those who have played on the stages of Glastonbury in past editions.

    Have you been convinced by this great option, don't miss out on your tickets!


    Roskilde Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe along with Glastonbury. This massive event is held in the city that gives its name to the festival itself: Roskilde, in Denmark.

    Roskilde was created in 1971 by two high school students, and in turn was the first music festival in Denmark aimed at the hippie population of the time. In it you can listen to genres from rock to pop, through electronic, reggae or hip hop.

    Artists like Taylor Swift, Travis Scott, Bob Dylan, Cardi B, Underworld, Deftones, Gorillaz, Bruno Mars or Eminem are some of those who have been headliners in past editions of Roskilde.

    This festival is usually held for four days, either in late June or early July, although there is usually an event a few days before it officially starts.


    Open'er is another of the best festivals in the world and is held in Gydnia, located on the northern coast of Poland, and is one of the most important festivals in the country. Although the festival is now based in Gydnia, its first edition, in 2002, was held in Warsaw under the name of Open Air Festival.

    Until 2005 the festival was held in Kosciuszki Square in Gydnia, but since 2006 it has been held at Kosakowo Airport, a military airport located in the city itself. Every year, more than 50,000 people gather there to enjoy the wide variety of music genres offered by this event: rock, pop, alternative, dance and electronic.

    Artists like Bruno Mars , Gorillaz , Arctic Monkeys , Radiohead , The Weeknd , Florence + The Machine , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Coldplay , Pharrell Williams , Drake , Rihanna , Jay-Z, Prince , Snoop Dogg or Travis Scott are some of those who have enjoyed their music with their concerts in past editions of Open'er.

    Come on, don't miss one of the best music festivals in the world.

    Burning Man

    Burning Man is another of the most internationally known music festivals that takes place in the Black Rock Desert located in Nevada, United States. This festival held its first edition in 1986 and since then, has not stopped gaining popularity to become one of the best music festivals in the world.

    In this festival you will be able to enjoy during the seven days that the event lasts, the best music in the world. electronic music surrounded by more than 70,000 people in the wonderful Nevada desert.

    Something very curious that we can tell you about this festival is that during the days that lasts its attendees create wooden constructions that are burned the last days of the festival. Each year these structures are created on a central theme and attendees must open their minds and bring their own form of artistic expression.

    Don't miss it, it's a unique option!


    And who doesn't know Tomorrowland? This music festival is one of the most popular and internationally known. This event has been held annually since 2005 in the city of Boom, Belgium, and welcomes more than 400,000 people from hundreds of different nationalities. It is also the largest festival on the globe.

    At this festival, which has won the award for Best Music Event at the International Dance Music Awards more than five times in a row, you can enjoy the best electronic music in all its styles.

    Artists such as Afrojack, Alan Walker, Bad Bunny, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Tïesto, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dua Lipa, Don Diablo, Steve Aoki, Niki Romero or Mike Williams, are some of those who have been present in the past editions held in 2018 and 2019.

    Join the biggest festival atmosphere in the world!

    Sziget Festival

    Sziget is a music and culture festival that has been held annually since 1993 on the famous Óbuda Island in Budapest, Hungary. This event is one of the biggest in Europe, and you can enjoy all genres: rock, indie, pop and all styles of dance music.

    The festival lasts about a week and has seen artists such as Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Florence + the Machine, Martin Garrix, The 1975, Twenty One Pilots, James Blake and Franz Ferdinand, who were some of the headliners of the edition held in other editions.


    The Øya festival is another of the best festivals in the world. It is the most famous and biggest music festival in the city of Oslo, Norway. This festival hosts the best bets of the pop-rock genre, and each year brings together more than 60,000 people.

    The festival from 1991 to 1999 was held on the island of Kalvøya, but then moved to the city, specifically themedieval Tøyen Park, where it is held since 2001.

    The event lasts four days, where you can enjoy artists such as The Cure, Robyn, James Blake, Sigrid and local rappers Karpe, who were the headliners of the edition held in 2019.

    And with this we end our particular review of the best festivals in the world, have we left any out? Leave us a comment!

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