The 8 Biggest Music Festivals on the Planet

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Music festivals are enormous events billions of people can’t wait to attend. Every year, a dozen of top-notch and striking music festivals take place. Europe, Africa, and America are only a few continents where music festivals are organized. More importantly, such events aren’t only about music; they are packed with beautiful people, decorations, and visual effects. Whatever the festival, it will have a unique and memorable atmosphere you will remember long after the event. So, what are the world’s largest music festivals that are worth visiting? Let’s find out together!

Coachella

Coachella is probably the first big music festival that may come to your mind. Indeed, Coachella is a worldwide music event, hosting heavy hitters like Kanye West, Billie Eilish, ASAP Rocky, etc. However, it’s not the biggest festival, but it firmly holds a place in the top ten list. Still, Coachella can host around 250,000 people, and this number ascends year by year. 2022 will bring an exciting and robust lineup, with the mentioned artists being just a few of a substantial list of singers, like Stromae, Maneskin, Doja Cat, Phoebe Bridgers, Swedish House Mafia, and more. Coachella is expected to occur in Indio, California, in April (15-17 & 22-24).

Coachella 2022 lineup
Coachella 2022 lineup

Glastonbury

Glastonbury is an English music festival that attracts people from all over the world, and that’s for a reason. The location (Pilton, Somerset) is tranquil and scenic, with fresh air and impressive architecture. Unlike many festivals, Glastonbury doesn’t provide an open lineup; you can only learn the headliner and some potent artists (by the way, this year, Billie Eilish, Little Simz, and Diana Ross will be headliners of different stages). But other than that, you need to trust organizers. So far, they haven’t failed in building a stellar lineup. Glastonbury can host around 200k attendees, so if you’ve never been to Pilton, Somerset, visiting it in June (22-26) is your go-to!

Glastonbury 2022 lineup
Glastonbury 2022 lineup

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas

People who organize Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas seem to have a multifaceted approach to the event. Not only do they craft an impressive lineup filled with famous and up-and-coming artists, but they also put enormous effort into the visual elements of the festival. Their Instagram page looks outstanding, thanks to using an album cover maker. Extraordinary people, smoke, remarkable decorations, and singers are just a few things their photos cover. Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas focuses on music genres like dubstep, techno, house, trance, and hardstyle, inviting admired artists, such as Vini Vici, Alesso, Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Nina Kraviz, Timmy Trumpet, and many more. Electric Daisy Carnival will take place in Las Vegas in May (20-22).

Beyond Wonderland PNW 2021
Beyond Wonderland PNW 2021

Creamfields North

Creamfields North is another music festival organized in the United Kingdom. It takes place in Daresbury, Cheshire, in August (25-28). Creamfields North is considered one of the most known electronic music festivals. Creamfields North has invited the most reputable electronic music artists within its rich history. This year is no exception; if you think about visiting an event, you will likely see Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Amelie Lens, Tiesto, Black Coffee, Solardo, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, etc.


Creamfields
Creamfields

Lollapalooza Chicago

Lollapalooza may not be the oldest music festival, but it sure is one of the most magnificent ones. Its roots go way back to the last decade of the XX century. Planned to be a farewell tour of Perry Farrell, it has ended up a full-fledged, regular music event ever since. Lollapalooza Chicago has hosted dozens of known artists, and this year is no different. It’s unknown who will be in the lineup in 2022 yet, but consider this: previous festivals featured Cypress Hill, Amy Winehouse, SZA, Nine Inch Nails, Ice Cube, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Daft Punk, and Sinead O’Connor. In July, Lollapalooza will occur in Chicago, Illinois (28-31).

Lollapaloza lienup
Lollapaloza lienup

Tomorrowland Music Festival

There is no denying that Tomorrowland has become among the most appreciated music events lately. Its vibrant atmosphere will let anyone release their endorphins because the fest includes various music genres, from hip hop, pop, and dance to techno, house, and EDM. Situated in Boom, Flanders (Belgium), the festival comprises great lineups and striking features, including talented, lesser-known artists and renowned musicians. And although Tomorrowland Music Festival can accept around 400,000 visitors, you need to hurry up and buy the ticket immediately, choosing a suitable date (15-17, 22-24, 29-31 July).

Tomorrowland 2018 mainstage
©Tomorrowland

Primavera Sound Barcelona

Barcelona is an amazing Spanish city that hosts a mind-blowing festival called Primavera Sound. It’s one of the most significant music events in Europe, attracting over 500,000 people. Like Lollapalooza Chicago, Primavera Sound Barcelona isn’t circumscribed by specific music genres; you can hear indie, rock, electronic music, hip hop, and a wide range of other genres. And a cherry on a pie, Primavera Sound aims to let as many people roll as possible, extending the event to ten days of crazy stages and DJ sets (2-12 June).

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022 lineup
Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022 lineup

Woodstock Poland

Visiting Woodstock is a must if you want to have an exceptional experience! Besides taking place in Poland, it is a humongous music festival bringing more than 750,000 people! Historically, Woodstock was brought into being as a typically Polish festival hosting Polish rock bands. But once it gained success, worldwide music stars would perform on stage. Not only that, but you now can hear genres other than rock. People come to Woodstock to enjoy reggae, folk, and, of course, classical music.