The best summer festivals

The best summer festivals

Let's review the best summer festivals in the world! Summer should be eternal, we all know that, and music festivals have discovered the formula to make summers perpetual. TopFestivals reveals the secret to stay in summer mode forever (SPOLER ALERT you'll need your suitcases and passport). Check out the best summer festivals in the world, here's the list with the must-see!

Best summer festivals 

When listing summer festivals you should keep some geography in mind. Summer has different dates depending on the hemisphere in which you look at it. So, when one summer ends, another one is about to start in another part of the world. That's why we bring you all the world's summer festivals for you to live an eternal summer year.


You can't go through life without knowing what Tomorrowland is. It is a must to know that on our planet there is an event as massive as this. And if, as in our case, you are a festival fan, you have to do at least once a Tomorrowland in your life. It is the most important summer festival in the world, taking place at the end of July and summoning almost half a million people every year. 


Lollapalooza is chasing the summer months all over the world. You can find it in the middle of the Parisian summer, or on the other side of the planet in Argentina in the hot Buenos Aires summers between February and March. No matter where you get to go Lollapalooza will always have a luxury line up and an unforgettable experience. 

Hot 97 Summer Jam

Every year in mid-June in New Jersey, USA takes place one of the most anticipated summer festivals, the Summer Jam. It is sponsored by the renowned radio station Hot 97 and every year it dedicates a day to celebrate the urban scene in English, especially hip hop and R&B. It has had the participation of stars such as 50 Cents, Cardi B, Rich the kid, Kendric Lamar, Lil Wayne, among others.

Defqon 1

Dedicated to electronic music, this renowned festival has been expanding to never let the summer vibes die out. It is the most important summer festival in the Netherlands held in June; and, in recent years, it has begun to rule the northern summers by moving south and holding in locations such as Chile in February. 

Rock Werchter

And rock envelops the entire city of Werchter every June to liven up the hot Belgian summers. More than 150 thousand people gather for 4 days to enjoy one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe. The biggest rock bands of the last years have played on its stages: Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Twenty One Pilots, Artic Monkey, The 1975, among other giants.


Tennessee, USA is the scene of this splendid festival that since 2002 every June brings us the best of music without distinctions. Its line up has rock, pop, electric, folk, gospel, hip hop, urban music. Any genre is valid and danced equally by the attendees. The line up is so eclectic that you can find Eminem, Lionel Ritchie, Metallica or The Police sharing the line up.

Rock Am Ring

If you are a true fan of good festivals you have to visit the Nürburgring circuit in Germany sometime in June. It's good to see a race, in fact, the first edition of the festival was to celebrate the first race of the renovated racetrack, but, truth be told, you might like to stay and see the best of rock. Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Rammstein, Aerosmith, Rage Against the machine and thousands of the toughest names in rock have played on its stages. For 2023, Limp Biskit, Foo Fighter, Evanescense, Incubus, and more than 30 bands have been confirmed.

BST Hyde Park

London dresses up with the British Summer Time Hyde Park every summer between June and July. It is an event that fills the location with great music every weekend for two or three weeks. The experience is total and brings together leading exponents of all genres to liven up the whimsical London summer.

Rock in Rome

From the end of June to the end of July, in the middle of the sunny Roman summer, the Capanelle racecourse receives hundreds of visitors who come to enjoy one of the biggest and most important music festivals of the year. For almost a month the whole city becomes the capital of music. It has been held for more than 10 years and last year alone it attracted more than 300 thousand visitors. It is undoubtedly one of the best summer festivals, a must-see!

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