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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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September 2020

Festival Verdi 2020, Parma and Busseto, Italy

September 11 - October 10
Parco Ducale, Palazzo Ducale
Parma,Italy
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Festival Verdi 2020

To mark its 20th anniversary the Festival Verdi 2020 is taking to the streets of Parma and Busseto in Emilia Romagna, Italy. The festival celebrates the music of Giuseppe Verdi,…

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November 2020

EFG London Jazz Festival, 2020

November 13 - November 22
london London,United Kingdom + Google Map
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Pushkar Camel Fair 2020, India

November 22 - November 30
Pushkar Camel Fair Pushkar,RajasthanIndia + Google Map
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Lollapalooza Chile, (Lolla Chile) 2020

November 27 - November 29
O’Higgins Park, Parque O'Higgins, Santiago, G8PR+W2 Santiago, Chile
Santiago,Santiago8700000Chile
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How about a alternative rock, punk, heavy metal and hip-hop concert at the foot of South America? Lollapalooza Chile would be just what you are looking for...

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December 2020

La Feria de Cali 2020 (Cali Fair), Colombia

December 25 - December 30
Various locations in Cali Santiago de Cali,Colombia
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March 2021

Ultra Music Festival Miami, USA, 2021

March 26, 2021 - March 28, 2021
Bayfront Park Miami,FLUnited States + Google Map
$399.95
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April 2021

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 2021

April 9, 2021 - April 18, 2021
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Indio,CAUnited States
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Jack in the Green Festival, Hastings, Sussex

April 30, 2021 - May 3, 2021
Hastings Old Town Hastings,SussexTN34 3ARUnited Kingdom + Google Map
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May 2021

Barbados Celtic Festival 2021, Barbados

May 25, 2021 - May 30, 2021
Bridgetown, Barbados Bridgetown,Barbados + Google Map
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June 2021

White Nights Festival 2021 Saint Petersburg, Russia

June 26, 2021 - August 27, 2021
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July 2021

Henley Festival 2021, Henley-on-Thames, UK

July 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021
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WOMAD 2021: the World’s Music Festival

July 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021
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£185 – £240
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UK Pride, 2021, Newcastle, UK

July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Exhibition Park and the Town Moor, Exhibition Park and the Town Moor
Newastle-upon-Tyne,United Kingdom
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Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 2021

July 27, 2021 - August 1, 2021
Ventnor Exchange, 11 Church Street
Ventnor,Isle of WightUnited Kingdom
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August 2021

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

August 5, 2021 - August 8, 2021
The Woods at Mammoth Lakes, 5701 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes,CAUnited States
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Fringe by the Sea 2021, Scotland

August 6, 2021 - August 15, 2021
North Berwick East LothianUnited Kingdom + Google Map
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Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival 2021

August 6, 2021 - August 8, 2021
Golden Gate Park, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco,CAUnited States
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$395 – $855
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Onam Festival 2021, Kerala, India

August 12, 2021 - August 23, 2021
Kerala KeralaIndia
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Brussels Summer Festival 2021, Belgium

August 18, 2021 - August 22, 2021
3 locations in the Brussels city centre Brussels,Belgium + Google Map
€35 – €75
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Pukkelpop 2021 Music Festival in Belgium

August 19, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Pukkelpop, Kempische Steenweg
Kiewit,3500Belgium
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