There are those who love music festivals and those who hate them. If you’re in the first category, then we’re willing to bet that you’re looking for a new festival to check out. Sure, you’ve got the one you go to every year. Maybe you’re the kind of person that can’t miss Coachella or Bonnaroo. Maybe you’re an EDM head who’s addicted to the Electric Daisy Carnival. In either case, you need a little bit more in your music festival schedule for the rest of 2015 and 2016…
Well, we’ve got exactly what you need right here! We’ve listed what we think are the best 21 music festivals in the entire world – although truth be told, almost all of them take place in the United States… Location aside, you can bet that we’ve covered the gamut in terms of genre. There are music festivals on this list that will stoke the fire of your EDM loving head, if that’s your thing. Just the same, we’ve got a few festivals that will appeal to your rock purists out there. And, if you’re a hipster… Well, let’s just say we’ve got you covered.
So, put in your ear plugs, check your favorite music reviews, and take a look at the 21 best music festivals in the world!
1. Coachella (Indio, CA)
Let’s dispense with the obvious. Coachella is awesome… Provided you can get past all the rich, basic Southern Californian sorts.
2. Ultra (Miami, FL)
If you’re ready for a never-ending lineup of EDM musicians to drop the bass on you, then this is the festival for you!
3. Sasquatch (George, WA)
There are some who say that Coachella is over; Sasquatch is the festival that might replace it.
4. Governors Ball (New York, NY)
Speaking of Coachella, this is New Yorkers’ answer to the Southern California Festival. Last year, we think it won the lineup war.
5. Newport Folk Festival (Newport, RI)
This is the festival where Dylan went electric. It takes place in an old Colonial fort. What more do you need?