The Biggest Music Festivals in the World

Music festivals are a great way to experience a variety of genres and artists in one place. From the iconic Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in the United States to the Pol'and'Rock Festival in Poland, there are many music festivals around the world that attract millions of visitors each year. But which one is the biggest? Spoiler alert: Coachella isn't even in the top 10 of the biggest music festivals in the world. Bonnaroo, Mysteryland, ACL Festival, SXSW, Primavera Sound, Outside Lands, Pitchfork Music Festival, Woodstock '69, Creamfields North and Tomorrowland are some of the biggest music festivals in the world.

Bonnaroo presents a diverse lineup of more than 150 musicians and other performance artists every year. With more than 10 stages and entertainment that lasts ALL NIGHT, you won't be bored. Mysteryland is the main electronic music festival in the Netherlands. Year after year, they come together to celebrate friendship and love for music.

Among the glittering ponds, rivers and forest hills of the Floriade grounds near Amsterdam, they welcome more than 100,000 festival friends from more than 100 nationalities. The ACL Festival presents a varied programme of events every year with 8 stages, more than 125 performances and, best of all, two weekends. Bringing local tastes to its selection of posters, the festival is one of the only ones that fuse the world of rock, hip hop and electronic music with the somewhat insular American world, giving it a unique touch. SXSW turns Austin into a musical playground, with shows spread all over the city. It's an experience like no other. Primavera has been held in Barcelona since 2001 and has been constantly offering successful musical events.

Since its modest beginnings, the Barcelona-based event has developed a strong commitment to music so that spectators of different generations can fully enjoy the live music experience. It's a party for all five senses, combining an eclectic poster with first-class art, food, wine and much more. As it evolves with innovative experiences like Grass Lands and mind-expanding talks in D, A, V, E, Outside Lands continues to shine as a totally original festival and 100% San Francisco. We started all this 9 years ago because we were music lovers who lived in a city that needed—which deserved—a contemporary music festival. Music is always our main goal, and with more than 60 artists of all genres on 4 stages, there is something for everyone. The internationally recognized Pitchfork Music Festival presents more than 40 bands for three days each summer at Chicago's Union Park.

With up to 60,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries, Pitchfork Music Festival also offers a wide range of activities beyond music. In August 1969, more than half a million people arrived in upstate New York for the 3 days of Peace & Music. Creamfields North is another music festival organized in the United Kingdom. It is held in Daresbury, Cheshire, in August (25-2). Creamfields North is considered one of the best-known electronic music festivals. Creamfields North has invited the most reputable electronic music artists in its rich history.

This year is no exception; if you're planning to visit an event, you'll probably see Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Amelie Lens, Tiesto, Black Coffee, Solardo, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren etc. There is no denying that Tomorrowland has become one of the most appreciated musical events lately. Its vibrant atmosphere will allow anyone to release their endorphins because the festival includes several musical genres from hip hop to techno and EDM. Located in Boom Flanders (Belgium), the festival features great posters and surprising features including talented and lesser-known artists and renowned musicians. And although Tomorrowland Music Festival can receive around 400 000 visitors you have to hurry and buy the ticket immediately choosing a suitable date (15-17 22-24 29-31 July). Barcelona is an incredible Spanish city that hosts an amazing festival called Primavera Sound.

It is one of the most important music events in Europe attracting more than 500 000 people. Like Lollapalooza Chicago Primavera Sound Barcelona is not circumscribed by specific music genres; you can listen to indie rock electronic hip hop and a wide range of other genres. And as the icing on the cake Primavera Sound aims to shoot as many people as possible extending the event to ten days of crazy stages and DJ sets (June 2-12).Coachella in the United States ranks first as the most instagrammed music festival in the world with a total of 4 201 240 hashtags - more than 350 000 hashtags ahead of second place Tomorrowland one of the best-known festivals in Europe (set in Boom Belgium) while South by Southwest came in third place. Montreal International JazzFestival surpasses Summerfest attracting more than 2 million visitors a year according to USA Today. Following Coachella's tradition Stagecoach -the world's highest-grossing country music festival - is also hosted by Goldenvoice. The best music festivals in the world aren't necessarily the biggest but we all agree that there is something very powerful behind a music festival that can attract more than 3 million people. The aptly named Pol'and'Rock Festival is a rock music festival held in Poland. Festivals that perhaps surprisingly did not make it into top 50 include Snowbombing Austria Latitude UK or Dimensions Festival Croatia which only managed to amass 15 163 hashtags. By far Africa's largest music festival Mawazine began as a world music event before being transformed into a pop-rock festival by Morocco's king's personal secretary.

It was Blues festival at Bath & West Showground that had inspired Michael Eavis to start his own albeit on smaller scale.