2016 promises to be a stellar year for music festivals. As the temperature is rising, music lovers are flocking to these festivals across the globe to see their favorite artists perform live. From a global music showcase in Morocco to the quintessential Lollapalooza in Chicago, there are various countries you can visit for an unforgettable summer of rock and roll.
Here’s our guide to top four music festivals around the world you wouldn’t want to miss this summer.
Hurricane Festival 2016, Germany
June 24-26, 2016
If you are holidaying in Germany, don’t miss the Hurricane Festival. This multi-genre festival is a staple of the German music calendar where you will get to enjoy a distinctive mixture of electronic and rock music. Every year, it is held in the small town of Scheessel in Rotenburg district.
July 28-31, 2016
If are planning to visit Chicago this July, make sure you attend the Lollapalooza music festival. Since 1991, this festival has evolved into an extravaganza of musical performances and dance. Hosting more than 160,000 visitors every year, Lollapalooza has expanded from alternative and indie rock to eclectic performances and small sub-genres. This year you can enjoy performances by Metallica, Florence + the Machine and Paul McCartney.
Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
July 1-16, 2016
If you love jazz, make sure you attend the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland this July. Held on the picturesque shoreline of Lake Geneva, this festival attracts more than 200,000 music lovers from all over the world.
June 22-26, 2016
If you happen to be in London, attend the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset. You can enjoy great performances in 900 acres of farmland for which Glastonbury has earned the title of largest green-field music festival in the world.
Music has no language but if you find it difficult to understand the local dialect when travelling abroad, a language learning app will surely help. So, what are you waiting for? Stock up on sunblock, pack some festival essentials and get set go!