2016 Summer Music Festivals for the Bucket List

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Taking part in a music festival is an experience everyone should give a go at least once in his or her lifetime. There is a long list of such events to choose from in many places around the world. Some are renowned massive musical festivals while others are at a much smaller scale but still offer the best lineups and activities for music enthusiasts.

Roskilde
Roskilde, Denmark
June 25-July 2, 2016

If you’re visiting Denmark this summer, you might want to check out the Roskilde Festival. This event not only features musical performances. It’s also a celebration of community, arts, and cuisines. One of the highlights of this year’s festival will be the performance of Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music. Other musical luminaries in the lineup are the Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Order, and Wiz Khalifa among many others.

Glastonbury Festival
Pilton, UK
June 22-26, 2016

The Glastonbury Festival is a popular event with tickets for this year’s gathering already sold out several months ago. This annual event is held in a massive venue where musicians and music lovers from around the world gather. It features the most popular talents in the industry as well as rising stars from the local and international music scene.

Tomorrowland
Boom, Belgium
Jul 22 – Jul 24, 2016

Tomorrowland is another world-renowned event that attracts thousands of locals and tourists. There are several reasons that put this music festival in many people’s bucket list. The fantastic music, the crowd, and the picturesque town that hosts this big annual event are just a few of them. But one that really stands out apart from the music is the spectacular stage designs that never fail to impress everyone who make the pilgrimage to this wonderful event.

Fuji Rock Festival
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
July 22-24, 2016

Set against a backdrop of spectacular landscape, the Fuji Rock Festival is an event that gathers the best in the world music and dance scene. This year, artists like Beck, Sigur Rós, and Red Hot Chili Peppers are among those expected to join an amazing lineup. Apart from the music, this festival is a great time to enjoy an extensive selection of delicious food and hot spring baths in nearby onsens.

Flow Festival
Helsinki, Finland
August 12-14, 2016

The Flow features music that spans different genres. It features jazz and soul performances as well as other contemporary music. This festival is also not just about music. It also showcases arts and designs. This year’s lineup includes Iggy Pop, New Order, and Sia to name a few.