World's largest music festivals

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Are you thinking of going to a festival? Well, today in TopFestivals we have prepared this list that will help you to choose one of the biggest music festivals in the world. biggest music festivals in the world.

The 10 largest music festivals in the world that you must know

On this occasion, we have selected the 10 biggest music festivals in the world and, in addition, we leave you a link to buy tickets to some of these fantastic events. Also, you should know that the order of the festivals has been established according to the number of people attending the event.

  • Tomorrowland

  • Coachella

  • Lollapalooza

  • Rock in Rio

  • Sziget Festival

  • Glastonbury

  • Sónar

  • Ultra Music Festival

  • Primavera Sound

  • Monegros Desert Festival


Tomorrowland is one of the biggest music festivals in the world where more than 400,000 people attend every year. Also, you should know that this festival was born in 2005 and was created by the Beers brothers.

It takes place in Boom (Belgium) and the predominant musical style is techno and electronica. In this festival have been presented some of the most famous DJs such as. Alesso, David Guetta, Tiësto, Alan Walker and Martin Garrix.

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The Coachella Festival festival lasts3 days (last week of April). If you like rock or pop, this is an event not to be missed. There you will see artists and groups of K-pop, indie rock, hip hop and electronica.

To this festival is attended by more than 250,000 people and the following groups and singers have performed at the festival: Epik High, Blackpink, The Cure, Cat Power, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Phoenix, among others.

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It had its origins in the United States, but it is an event that has been held in other countries such as Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, France and Sweden. Among the musical genres that predominate in this festival we mention the following: alternative rock, rap, electro house, indie, etc.

Likewise, people will be able to enjoy performances by dance and humor, so it is worth attending. In addition, we inform you that the festival Lollapalooza had its first edition in 1991.

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Rock in Rio

It is organized by the Brazilian businessman Roberto Medina in Rio de Janeiro and already has 9 editions. It has also been held in Lisbon, Madrid, Las Vegas and will soon be held in the Chilean capital for the first time.

Some of the soloists and bands that have performed on the stage of Rock in Rio are: Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Aerosmith and Bon Jovi.

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Sziget Festival

It is held in the month of August in Budapest, Hungary, specifically, in the Óbuda Island. It is worth mentioning that this festival is one of the biggest festivals in Europe and has a duration of one week. In fact, it had a record attendance at 2019 with 565,000 visitors.

It attracts public attention because there people can enjoy different genres of music, for example, blues, jazz and rock. Likewise, a large number of world-class artists are presented.

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On Glastonbury is also one of the largest festivals in the world, with an attendance of approximately 150,000 people. It is also a performing arts event featuring theater, cabaret, dance, comedy and contemporary music.

It is held in Pilton, Somerset (England) and had its first edition in 1970. Its imposing stage has been visited by artists and groups such as Radiohead, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Shakira, and U2.

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Do you like electronic music? Then this is one of the festivals you should not miss. Its venue is the city of Barcelona (Spain) and it has had so far 26 editions, since the first one was held in 1994.

Sónar is divided into two totally different spaces, on the one hand you will enjoy the electronic music concerts and on the other hand a space dedicated to the most recent technological advances in music..

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Ultra Music Festival

Its last edition had an attendance of 170,000 people and it is an event that takes place mainly in Miami. However, other Ultra locations have been Mexico City, Seoul, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, Bali, Tokyo, Spain, Singapore and South Africa.

These are some of the electronic music artists who have performed at this festival: Carl Cox, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Tiësto and Martin Garrix.

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Primavera Sound

It started in 2001 and is considered one of the most important festivals in Spain. At Primavera Sound attendees can enjoy concerts of both emerging artists and those with a long history and recognition.

Takes place at the Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona and in each of its editions the attendance has increased, gaining popularity internationally. That is, this festival has been attended by people from countries such as Italy, Portugal, Germany, France and many more.

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Monegros Desert Festival

In the last editions it is estimated an attendance of approximately 40.000 peopleSo, without a doubt, this is one of the most important festivals in the world. In addition, it is focused on electronic music such as techno electro, bass music and drum and bass. It derives its name from the place where it takes place, the Monegros Desert, Huesca, Spain.

The organization of the event is in charge of Enter Group, a production company owned by the Arnau family, who are the owners of the discotheque Club Florida 135Do you live in Spain or nearby? Are you going to miss this festival?

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Finally, among the largest music festivals in the world we also highlight the following: Creamfields, Corona Capital, Rock Werchter, NOS alive, Burning Man, Electric Forest, among others. Which one is your favorite? Let us know below in the comments box.

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