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Coolest Music Festivals Coming in 2018

Coolest Music Festivals Coming in 2018

Still quite a bit left to the opening of a new festival season. We are hoping 2018 will bring us lots of interesting and remarkable events. Whether it's a flamboyant country music, or lyrical rock ballads, or perhaps an outright pop genre, you can find all this for any taste at musical festivals. All true connoisseurs of major music festivals are well aware that their travel needs to be planned long before the event. That's why we have put together for you a list of the most important and best music festivals that will be waiting for you in 2018.

Glastonbury Festival

This music festival held from 1970 near the city of Glastonbury in the UK. The event (originally called Glastonbury Fayre) from the first years of its existence received the reputation of "British Woodstock" and is traditionally considered one of the main events of the musical year in Britain. The festival in Glastonbury is famous primarily for its rock concerts, but as part of it there are also numerous performances of dance, folklore, theater and circus groups, art exhibitions are held.

Coachella Indio

Festival Coachella - perhaps, can be called the most global musical event of the year - a record number of artists takes part in the marathon of performances, and the event itself is stretched immediately for two weekends. To understand the musical diversity of Coachella, it's enough to know that in different years the headliners were The Chemical Brothers, Paul Oakenfold, Bjork, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, The Killers, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Jay-Zee, Gorillaz, Blur, Muse, AC / DC, Drake, Guns N 'Roses, Calvin Harris, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, David Getta, Moby and many others.


Indeed this is one of the largest festivals in the world of EDM and one of the most significant in terms of staging and scenography. There is a huge number of talented DJs from all over the world. This event is held annually in July, in the city of Boom between Antwerp and Brussels in Belgium. Because of the huge popularity, when tickets are sold in minutes, it will last for two days off in 2018, as in 2017.


The American festival Lollapalooza was invented in 1991 by the singer of the band Jane's Addiction Perry Farrell. It was a farewell tour of the musicians, and therefore the festival was at first roaming. Nevertheless, Lollapalooza became popular and was held until 1997, then, after the break, revived again in 2003 and settled in one place. Music at the festival is different - heavy metal, punk rock, hip-hop, rap. Thanks to Lollapalooza, the world has learned such names as The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Machine, Green Day. There were The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

From the very beginning, the jazz festival in New Orleans was conceived as an important event that would have great cultural significance and popularity around the world. The festival was the result of the efforts of the city authorities, who wanted to organize an event worthy of reflecting the status of New Orleans as the birthplace of jazz. Over the years since 1970, the festival was visited by many famous musicians and bands such as BB King, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Abby Lincoln, Bonnie Wright, Van Morrison and many others.


Now Summerfest is one of the most famous musical events in the world. The festival is visited by the most famous musicians and bands of the world. Also at the festival are performances of theater comedy groups. In addition, Summerfest celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. In recent years, large-scale reconstruction works for Henry Maier Festival Park have been carried out to this event, the cost of all works on the device is $ 35,000,000.

Ultra Music Festival

The first month of spring - March - is rightfully considered by Americans as the month of unprecedented music, otherwise, they call electronic music. Annually in Miami (Florida) during the Winter Music Conference, the world-famous electronic music festival called Ultra Music Festival (UMF) is being held, which turns the resort city into a continuous musical extravaganza. Today it is an international two-day event, which all true fans of electronic music are eager to attend. The festival today is the so-called parade of world-scale stars, it features the world's best DJs and singers, namely Armin van Buuren, Axwell, Tiesto, Deadmau5, David Guetta, Benny Benassi, DJ Big Rebs and many others.

Rock Am Ring

One of the most famous German open-airs is Rock am Ring. This festival takes place at the Mendig aerodrome on the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of June. Who performed at the festival earlier: The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sting, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, Korn and many other eminent bands and musicians. Traditionally part of the line-up is occupied by German bands.

South by Southwest

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a series of festivals and conferences dedicated to music, cinema, and interactive media, which takes place every year in the middle of March in Austin (Texas, USA). The name of the festival is a reference to Alfred Hitchcock's film  ‘North by Northwest’. SXSW Music Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the world, in 2014 it was performed by more than 2 thousand artists, and the number of visitors exceeded 30 thousand. The festival lasts six days, its program includes not only concerts but also meetings with musicians, events for the music industry, parties and a host of other events.

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