When summer is upon us, the festival season is in full swing. From hip-hop and dance to pop and indie, there are plenty of options to suit every musical taste. Here, you’ll find a list of the top summer music festivals to add to your bucket list.
Glastonbury – England, UK
Glastonbury is Britain’s biggest music festival and welcomes over 150,000 attendees every year. Also known as Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, the multi-genre event has been running since the ‘70s, taking a year off here and there to give the extensive grounds a well-earned rest. The difference is that Glastonbury has all the best aspects of being at a Festival in one astonishing bundle.
Bonnaroo – Tennessee, USA
This event, which attracts around 80,000 campers annually, is based on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee. Known for its hippy atmosphere, the festival features a range of genres from gospel and electornica to jazz. If you are interested in this once in a lifetime experience, be sure to book in advance though, as this Southern festival sells out very quickly.
Splendour in the Grass – Bryon Bay, Australia
One of the largest festivals in Australia, Splendour in the Grass boasts around 30,000 concert goers each July. Located just outside Byron Bay, the festival is held in Belongil fields on the east coast and has been held annually since 2001. If you’re thinking of attending this event you’ll have to be quick, as this year organisers saw tickets sell out in a record time of just under 45 minutes, with camping spots snapped up in 10 minutes.
RockNess – Scotland
Located on the iconic Loch Ness, RockNess is the Scotland’s largest music festival, taking place every June and attracting crowds between 25,000 and 30,000. Although there is a large range of genres, the music fits the event’s name and is generally dance, pop and indie, with previous acts including, Fatboy Slim and The Strokes.
Mallorca Rocks/Ibiza Rocks – Ibiza and Mallorca, Spain
Ibiza rocks is a three-month long festival that lasts throughout the the summer, from June to September in the Ibiza Rocks Hotel. Each concert takes place every Wednesday. If you’re not able to get tickets for this be sure to check out Mallorca Rocks, its sister festival, which takes place in Magaluf and takes centre stage every Thursday.
Independence Rock – India
If rocking out is your forte, the country’s largest music festival in Mumbai could be the event of the summer for you. The two-day event is held at Chitrakoot Grounds in the Maharashtra capital. The weekend includes mostly metal, indie, hard rock and experimental genres, but unfortunately there’s no Bollywood in sight.
Music festivals are a great way to leave your hectic lifestyle at home and pitch tent with a few close friends. Try to pick a festival which will suit your music needs and tastes, and remember, don’t forget any of your essentials!
This blog was written by Daniel Travis – Brown, a keen, experienced traveller on behalf of SkyParkSecure. If you’re jetting off to a festival this year, why not keep your car safe and secure for an unbeatable price.
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