Thursday, July 12, 2018
Summer music festival season is finally here — you just have to figure out how many of you can attend them before winter comes. The rules of “normal” life disappear at summer music festivals. As temperature rise across the planet, music lovers and party animals do their best festival gear in preparation for days of dancing in the sunshine. Do you want to rave hard until the early hours or sway to mellow tunes in the sunshine? The perfect festival awaits you somewhere in the world. Check out our list of top-6 coolest summer festivals around the world!
20 – 29 July, Belgium
Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival. The first time, it was held in 2005, and since that time, it became one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. It has been organized as a joint venture by the original founders – the brother’s Beers. Tomorrowland takes place at recreation area De Schorre in Boom, Belgium. The town of Boom is situated between Antwerp & Brussels. Tickets sell out in a matter of minutes.
View more info and ticket prices: www.tomorrowland.com
2 – 5 August, United States
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival that features a popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups and various visual artists. This summer Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park from August 2 – 5. On the stage will perform such artists as The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, and more.
View more info and ticket prices: www.lollapalooza.com
27 – 23 July, United States
The Panorama Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held on Randall’s Island in New York City. Janet Jackson, The Killers, and The Weeknd are ruling the top of the bill. On the same stage perform such celebrities as Migos, Cardi B, SZA, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The xx, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Daniel Caesar, Dua Lipa, Jay Som, Jhené Aiko, Floating Points, Japanese Breakfast, Downtown Boys, and many more.
View more info and ticket prices: www.panorama.nyc
12 – 15 July, Serbia
Exit is an award-winning summer music festival. It is held annually at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad in Serbia, which is considered by many as one of the best festival venues in the world. In the festival world, festival Exit is unique as far as it was started as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. Even today, Exit has a strong social mission to help youth in the Balkans and it runs by a non-profit organization.
20 June – 1 July, Milan
Terraforma innovates the concept of musical experience by emphasizing the relationship between event and impact, incubating moods and forms of sensibility durable in time. It is a new concept of listening, to encompass everything that music expresses and reveals. Ready for its fifth birthday, Terraforma fosters an atmosphere of artistic experimentation in Villa Arconati, a baroque palace and gardens just outside of Milan. This year’s lineup features Plaid & Felix’s Machines, and a one-of-a-kind show featuring surreal musical sculptures. DJ and producer Nkisi are decolonizing the dance floor music, and Donato Dozzy – an Italian producer known for hypnotic sounds that probe deep into the mind.
Colors of Ostrava [www.gofest.io]
18 – 21 July, Czech Republic
Colors of Ostrava will offer an unrivaled selection of contemporary and classic performers, from electro to world music, jazz, indie rock, and reggae. Festivalgoers can look forward to over 350 events ranging from bands, DJs, films, open discussions, workshops, and theatre, poetry, and art installations. Despite its industrial feel, the festival site also boasts plenty of green space plus a range of quieter and shaded spaces that are ideal for lounging and recharging your batteries. In terms of accommodation, there are options ranging from camping in the picturesque surroundings of the Ostrava Silesian Castle to higher-end accommodation options at Ostrava city center hotels.
Summer is quickly on its way, though that means that the true peak festival season is coming right up. It is your decision which of these upcoming summer music festivals you will choose this year. Anyway, we wish you a lot of fun and positive vibes and energy for a year ahead.