Festivals A Music Lover's Guide to the Festivals You Need To Know

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  • Copyright: 2021-08-31
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln

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Festivals is a must-have guide to the world’s best and most memorable music festivals – a list of all those you need to know and those you should experience.
Discover the compelling stories behind the most significant and exciting events around the world which shape music and festival culture. This inspirational global guide showcases 50 bucket list festivals with photographs, posters, facts and figures, and draws attention to hundreds more to explore.
Highlighting festival giants and jazz classics, pop powerhouses and indie favourites to dance scene darlings and punk rock adventures, we travel from Woodstock, Glastonbury, Coachella and Roskilde to Fuji Rock, Tomorrowland, Burning Man and Afro Punk.

Here, the unique experience of a music festival is evocatively captured and an overview of the rise of the wonderful world of festival culture as we know it today revealed.

Music journalist and DJ Oliver Keens writes with expertise, having played across Europe, from Glastonbury to the top of a Bulgarian mountain, and he guides us through these special and truly unique cultural gatherings with insight, bringing the vibrant scenes recounted in these pages to life.

Author Biography

Oliver Keens is the Music and Nightlife Editor of Time Out London. He's been a music journalist for over a decade, writing for a host of different titles including The Telegraph, The Times, The Independent and appearing on Radio 4 and BBC News as a commentator.

Table of Contents

1.    Roskilde, Copenhagen, Denmark
2.    Lollapalooza, Chicago, USA
3.    Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland
4.    Rock in Rio, Brazil
5.    Loveparade, Berlin, Germany
6.    Womad, UK, Chile, Spain, Australia, New Zealand
7.    Big Day Out, Australia
8.    Fuji Rock Festival, Japan
9.    Sziget, Budapest, Hungary
10.    AfrikaBurn, Karoo, South Africa
11.    Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, USA
12.    Bestival, UK
13.    Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
14.    Creamfields, UK
15.    Lovebox, London, UK
16.    Rock am Ring, Nurnberg, Germany
17.    Dekmantel, Amsterdam, Netherlands
18.    Afropunk, New York USA, Paris France, Johannesburg South Africa, London UK
19.    Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavic, Iceland
20.    Isle of Wight Festival, UK
21.    Mighty Hoopla, London, UK
22.    The Crave, The Hague, Netherlands
23.    Dimensions, Croatia
24.    Magnetic Fields, Rajasthan, India
25.    Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
26.    Sónar, Barcelona, Spain
27.    Tomorrowland, Boom, Belguim
28.    Coachella, California, USA
29.    Oasis, Marrakesh, Morocco
30.    Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
31.    Bangface, UK
32.    Nyege Nyege, Kampala, Uganda
33.    Lake of Stars, Malawi
34.    KaZantip, Crimean Peninsula
35.    Tuska, Helsinki, Finland
36.    Splendour in the Grass, Australia
37.    Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland
38.    Lillith Fair, USA
39.    Kappa FuturFestival, Turin, Italy
40.    North Sea Jazz Festival, the Netherlands
41.    Melt, Ferropolis, Germany
42.    Nuit Sonores, Lyon, France
43.    Strawberry Fields, Australia
44.    Secret Solstice, Reykjavík, Iceland
45.    Rock En Seine, Parc de Saint-Cloud, France
46.    Burning Man, Nevada, USA
47.    Woodstock, New York, USA
48.    Glastonbury, Somerset, UK
49.    Download, Donington Park, UK
50.    Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton, UK
51.    Meadows in the Mountains, Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria
52.    SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA
53.    Reading/Leeds, UK

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