Event Category: Music Festivals

We are like good music festivals – where it’s the Proms or Glastonbury – there is something about music that gets the old heartbeat racing. What is it that Shakespeare said? Well, we will play on with some of our music festivals from around the world.

World Music Celebrations

From Nowruz, the celebration of Persian New Year, to Thailand’s colourful Wonderfruit Festival the world abounds with glorious cultural festivals in which music plays a key role. Whether its Ultra Music in Singapore or Mongolia’s Naadam Festival, there is always something to strike the right note with you.

European Music Festivals

This is no more so than in Europe when traditionally the continent becomes alive with the sound of music each summer. From the Sziget Festival in Hungary to the Brussels Summer Festival and Pukkelpop in Belgium be prepared to party.

US Music Festivals

In the US, there are more events celebrating music than there are beer festivals – although the two often merge into one, sometimes messily. Outside Lands Music and Arts, Bluesapalooza, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Austin City Limits are a few of the standout American festivals. But if you are still feeling young then why not try Coachella Valley or for a totally other worldly experience there’s always the Frozen Dead Guys Festival.

Music Festivals in the UK

Brits love their music too – after all we did invent the Beatles. Away from the mud of Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight Festival is one of the leading gigs in the country. Alternatively, you could head for the beauty Northeast for the Lindisfarne Festival. If you like your music more mellow, try the Cambridge Folk Festival, while blues fans could head to South Wales for Tenby Blues Festival.

For a more classical twist, the Edinburgh Festival could be for you, and you can always pop in on the Edinburgh Fringe while you are there. Or alternatively, try the Bury St Edmunds Festival for Suffolk’s take on culture.

Music Festivals London

The capital has gigs every night of the week, but the summer is particularly musical with concerts in Hyde Park and the Soho Music month, culminating with the Notting Hill Carnival.

Jazz Festivals

If you like you music hot then there are jazz gigs around the world. In Thailand, you can choose from the Hua Hin Jazz festival and the Chiang Mai Jazz Festival, while in Europe there is Denmark’s Vinterjazz and Jazz Brugge Festival. In London, make sure you don’t miss out on the EFG London Jazz Festival.

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April 2022

Venice Biennale 2022 (La Biennale di Venezia)

April 23 - November 27
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€65
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May 2022

Soul Beach Music Festival 2022, Aruba

May 25 - May 30
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Vivid Sydney 2022, New South Wales

May 27 - June 18
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June 2022

Formentera Jazz Festival, 2022

June 2 - June 5
Formentera Balearic IslandsSpain + Google Map
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Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2022, Colorado

June 16 - June 19
Telluride Telluride,COUnited States + Google Map
$110 – $310
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June 20 - June 21
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July 2022

Naadam Festival Mongolia 2022

July 11 - July 15
ulaanbaatur ulaanbaatur,Mongolia + Google Map
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Candle Festival Thailand, 2022

July 13 - July 14
Different locations across the country Thailand
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Dour Festival 2019 in Belgium

July 13 - July 17
Dour Festival grounds, Plaine de la Machine à Feu
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Boryeong Mud Festival 2022, South Korea

July 16 - August 15
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July 22 - July 24
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£185 – £240
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July 29 - July 31
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£129
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August 2022

Valley Fest, Bristol, 2022

August 4 - August 7
Chew Valley Lake Bristol,United Kingdom + Google Map
£170
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Pukkelpopkwartier / Pukkelpop 2022 Belgium

August 18 - August 21
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Hasselt,Belgium
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€35
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Green Man Festival 2022, Brecon Beacons, Wales

August 18 - August 21
Brecon Beacons National Park Crickhowell,PowysNP7United Kingdom + Google Map
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Whitby Folk Week 2022, Yorkshire

August 20 - August 26
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September 2022

Lindisfarne Festival, 2022, Northumberland, UK

September 1 - September 4
Beal Farm Northumberlandtd15 2pbUnited Kingdom + Google Map
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Free
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September 16 - September 18
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