Every year, thousands of music enthusiasts gather all hyped and brazen in wide concert grounds to watch their favourite artist perform right in front of their very eyes. The Coachella is perhaps the biggest of them all, where teens and adults attack the polo grounds in the desert, armed in top summer fashion enduring the torturous summer heat. This once-a- year experience is a much-anticipated moment, all to scream the lyrics of their ‘song’ sung live.
If you have missed this year’s Coachella – where Beyoncé slew the finale with a two-hour concert, reintroducing to the nation Destiny’s Child and her perfectly-belted songs – take heart. There’s a lot more of these summer festivals happening this year. The best part? These events are all over the world.
Traveling across the continents to see your favourite performances could lead to have the best vacation of your life!
You can’t miss these Music Summer Festivals:
- Bottlerock Napa Valley
- Rock in Rio
- Fuji Rock
Music Summer Festivals #1
May 25-27, 2018
Spring welcomes Sasquatch, a summer festival named after Bigfoot, one of the popular urban legends in the world. The event combines all the famous names in rock and hip-hop, taking place during Memorial Day weekend and runs for three days.
Just as the usual, the home for this much-anticipated celebration is The Gorge Amphitheater, George, Washington. This year, it delivers David Byrne, Bon Iver, Julien Baker, Ray Lamontagne, and Tash Sultana among its headliners. I know right? We’re spontaneously booking tickets too, don’t worry.
Music Summer Festivals #2
Bottlerock Napa Valley
May 25-27, 2018
Bringing you “the first taste of summer” Bottlerock Napa Valley is a celebration of music, wine and food, all set in California’s food and wine capital. It was originally a five-day event, taking place on just 3 music stages which featured 60 bands.
In 2014, the event found new ownership with acts varying from pop, rock, alternative, hip-hop and country music. Who wouldn’t enjoy a fun event imbibed with culinary distractions? This year, celebrity chefs and vintner performances are also taking part of the whole experiences. Eat gourmet food from the local restaurateurs and sip your favourite wine as you mingle – all the while singing along with your favourite performances. Pretty classy, no?
As for the lineup, the event stars The Killers, Earth Wind & Fire, Incubus, Halsey, LANY, Oh Wonder, Tommy Odetto, and the Napa Valley Youth Symphony.
See the rest of the artists here at: www.bottlerocknapavalley.com
Music Summer Festivals #3
Rock in Rio
June 23-24, 2018
Roberto Medina invented his own summer festival and it has since supported a new generation of artists thriving on music. Through this platform, a space came about for celebration and inspiration, despite and perhaps because of being conceived in the midst of a chaotic socio-political season following two decades of military dictatorship.
Fueled with great love for liberty, this event showcases, with spectacular pride, a concoction of amazing performances, including Demi Lovato, Bastille, Katy Perry, Jessie J, The Chemical Brothers, Haim, Hailee Steinfeld, Língua Franca & Sara Tavares and Bruno Mars.
Music Summer Festivals #4
July 12-15, 2018
In Novi Sad, Serbia, music fans will come together in this one unique event, where the music of different genres are put together in one big serving, giving every enthusiast a satisfying experience and ear-pleasing beats. This year’s offering includes David Guetta, Nina Kraviz, Ziggy Marley, Amelie Lens, Tale of Us, and Grace Jones.
Apart from its heart-pumping cadence, the festival has also launched a competition, offering an on-stage live performance at the Petrovaradin Fortress. In 2017, 450 musicians from all over the world applied, of which an exclusive 33 top performers were picked out and given the chance to showcase their craft live.
Learn more about EXIT here at www.exitfest.org
Music Summer Festivals #5
July 20-29, 2018
Get ready for a night of wild crowd with a spree of dancing, jumping and chattering as Boom, Belgium opens its doors for the summer edition of Tomorrowland. The biggest music festival for EDM (electronic dance music), the event has captured hearts all over the world as hundreds of DJs take the stage – which also happen to be built in a most artful manner – to dazzle the crowd with their ear candy.
This year’s stages cover three weekends; six days of high-octane music from the main to spotlight stages. You’ll be seeing Dua Lipa, Steve Aoki, Vini Vici, Alison Wonderland, Above & Beyond, David Guetta and a lot of other artists to give you your summer EDM fill.
See their website: www.tomorrowland.com
Music Summer Festivals #6
July 27-31, 2018
Japan’s biggest outdoor music event is also Asia’s top music festival. In summer, thousands of music enthusiasts gather around Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, and see their favourites perform on an open stage while being surrounded with a fresh vision of trees and Japan’s blue skies.
The event was first held in 1997, perched right at the base of Mount Fuji (hence its name), but in 1999, the location moved to Naeba Ski Resort in order to preserve the beauty of Japan’s iconic mountain. This year, the lineup includes NERD, Post Malone, Odesza, John Hopkins, Skrillex, Lamar Kendrick, James Bay, Bob Dylan, and some of the local performers.
Watch the trailer video and know what’s coming to you.
Music Summer Festivals #7
August 2-5, 2018
Right in Grant Park, Chicago arrives one of the hottest summer festivals in town: Lollapalooza. The strange name is perhaps enough to tickle your fancy, but that’s certainly not all there is. The event, originating all the way back in the 1990s, has been a reflection of the country’s deep affinity for music, pop culture, and of course, food.
This year, they’ve announced showstoppers enough to get you buying those tickets straight away: Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, The National, CHVRCHES, Camila Cabello, Franz Ferdinand, Travis Scott, Khalid, Post Malone, Arctic Monkeys and more. Ooooh yeah.
Discover the rest of the lineup by heading to their website: www.lollapalooza.com
Ready for the Party of the year?
With this plethora of summer music festivals all happening around the world, you’ll never miss a chance to meet (or at least see) your favourite artist, or to make fantastic new friends all over the world as you go through the queues and hang out during the breaks.
The sun is up, the music’s high; what are you waiting for? It’s time to purchase a ticket and book a flight, so you can head on to the music grounds – right on schedule.
Summer has never been more fun.
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