Arts & Music, Music

2016’s International Music Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss

Whitsun Festival, May 13th- 16th, Austria

The world’s finest Opera, Drama and Classical music concert.



Global Dub Festival, May 14th, Denver, USA

Brought to dub lovers by AEG Live & Global Dance, this is the 5th Global Dub Festival.

Featuring acts suvh as DATSIK , Slander and many more acts.

Purchase tickets from 39.95 to 75 Dollars


EverAfter Music Festival, June 3rd – 5th, Ontario, Canada

Skrillex, Team Ezy, Cashmere Cat, Marshmello and Zedd are featured acts. Camping packages, VIP lounge and poolside cabanas are available in addition to the ticket-only offers available from 160 – 260 Canadian Dollars.


Governors Ball, June 3rd -5th, Randall’s Island, NYC

The 6th edition of Governors Ball 3 day festival is here. Kanye West, The killers, Robyn are some of the artists performing this year. Have a look at the line up; it’s going to be BIG.

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Levitation Festival, June 16th – 19th, Vancouver, Canada

Showcasing local and international talents, Levitation is a platform for all music genres. Garage Rock and Experimental Music are some of the genres to expect. Levitation is all about brining art, sounds, foods and crafts all together to create a unique and unforgettable festival experience. They also make a point of working with local businesses and environmental organizations. Single passes tart from 12 Canadian Dollars to All access passes, which cost 265 Canadian Dollars.

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Glastonbury Festival, June 22nd – 26th, UK

Probably the UK’s biggest festival, with a huge fanbase both from the public and musicians, Glasto’s line-ups are always the hottest news to drop. People flock to this camp style festival, bracing the mud, rain and cold to see their favourite artists from all over the world perform. If you are going, don’t forget your wellies, sunglassed and wet wipes.

Tickets were released on April 14th and 17th, and no surprise here, they sold out within minutes.



Wireless Festival, July 8th – 10th, London, UK

The hottest summer musical event for the young and hip crowd. With the likes of J Cole, future, Calvin harris, Maverick Sabre, Asap Berg, Miguel, Bryson Tiller and Chase & Status, it will truly be a crazy weekend.

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Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, July 13th – 16th, Brooklyn, USA

The 12th annual festival will witness Hip Hop kings Nas and Talib Kweli performing. A true celebration of Hiphop, this event is for all those who appreciate authentic hip-hop, as opposed to mainstream pop hip-hop.

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Wanderlust Festival, July 14th – 17th, Squaw Valley, USA

Mondy, body and spirit is what this festival is all about. Yoga, musical performances and spiritual and motivational lectures make this a one-of-a-kind event. If you’re a green lifestyle environment lover, and enjoy networking with likeminded people, this is for you.



Panorama, July 22nd – 24th, Randall’s Island Park, New York City

With artist such as FKA Twings, Kendrick Lamar, Aluna George and LCD System performing, this festival is going to be BIG. Mixing technology, art and music, the Despacio dance floor, sets Panorama apart from Coachella-like festivals.

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Tomorrowland and Dreamville, July 22nd- 24th, Belgium

The world-famous festival that no one wants to miss and people literally pay an arm and leg for. It really isn’t to be missed. With Tomorrowland Brazil already done and dusted, you might be able to find one or two tickets left for Tomorrowland Belgium. The secondary event Tomorrowworld will not be held this year unfortunately.

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Here is the Tomorrowland 2015 aftermovie, you can play it during the summer and pretend you’re there, if you can’t make it:


Salzburg Festival, July 22nd – August 31st, Austria

Europe’s annual classical music festival is here. Enthusiasts fly in from al over the world to enjoy the beautiful experience. Conductors, singers, actors and orchestra performances are just the tip of the berg, there’s so much more Art to appreciate.

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Burning Man Festival, August 28th – September 5th, Nevada, USA

In the middle of the Nevada desert, Black Rock City will come to life, as over 60,000 people head out to enjoy this magical experience. It is festival for a celebration of the art of self-expression. Most vistors are spiritual hippies who are looking to enjoy a sense of unity within a community of people who share the same values. They actually have 10 principles that visitors must adhere to, in terms of being at one with the community. If you plan to go, then be mentally prepared to see everything and anything.


Bestival, September 8th – 11th, Isle of Wight, UK

One of the UK’s late summer events, fan favourites, old and new, such as Fatboy Slim, Bastille, Craig David, Kano, Major Lazor are performing. Music will be playing from 11 am – 5am, so pick and choose which acts you really want to see.

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Art Basel Miami, December 1-4th, Miami, USA

With over 70,000 vistors, it is the IT festival for art lovers. A mix of art, in every shape and form, it really is a true fashionable and hip event. If you plan on heading out there, make sure to pack your coolest accessories, so you’re dressed to the nines while you check out sculptures, paintings, installations, and so much more drool-worthy creations.


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