The 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World

Music festivals are a great way to experience the best of what the music industry has to offer. From rock to pop, metal to folk, there are festivals all over the world that cater to different tastes and styles. But which ones are the biggest? Here is a list of the 10 largest music festivals in the world, so you can experience the best of what the music industry has to offer. Polish Woodstock is a fitting homage to rock, pop, metal and folk. With headliners like The Prodigy playing before more than 1 million people, this festival has a long history of large crowds and a special atmosphere.

Admission is free and the festival's motto is “Love, Friendship and Music” in honor of the original festival, which changes consciousness. Morocco's Mawazine Festival is one of the largest music festivals in Africa. With an annual attendance of around 2.65 million people, they present great artists such as Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Rod Stewart, as well as a large number of African luminaries such as Amadou& Mariam and Tinariwen. This celebration of Moroccan culture and arts was started by King Mohammad IV's personal secretary and it remains an incredible tribute to African music. The Donauinselfest in Vienna, Austria is one of the largest music festivals in Europe. Held on Donauinsel, which is a 13-mile island in the center of Vienna, this festival site spans 4 miles and is divided into several areas that house more than 2000 artists.

There are 13 scenarios and 17 thematic areas. The National Folk Festival is essentially an annual three-day holiday that goes around the country. Since its inception in 1993, this festival has grown considerably, from being a discreet festival aimed at students to being twice the winner of the title of Best Major European Festival. The New Orleans Jazz& Heritage Festival celebrates the city's vibrant history. This annual music festival spans four nights and features some of the best jazz musicians from around the world. The Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an electronic dance music festival that has featured celebrities of the genre such as Armin van Buuren, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and Tiesto. Sónar is an art, design and music festival that is officially called The International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art. For more than 20 years, this high-level event has become synonymous with fresh electronic music. Pol'and'Rock Festival is a rock music festival held in Poland.

This appropriately named event has been allowed to share the same name as the historic Woodstock festival. Nuit Sonores is an annual electronic music festival that spans four nights. This highly respected event features some of the best DJs from around the world. The Essence Music Festival is held in Louisiana every year. This event celebrates African American culture with performances from some of the biggest names in R&B and hip-hop.