Do you still remember what music festivals look like, the atmosphere they create, and what emotions they cause in people? Many people have forgotten how to be a part of such events. Due to the global pandemic, all music events were cancelled or postponed to a later time. However, we are patiently waiting for everything to end and when it will be possible again to return to regular life and entertainment. In this post, we will talk about the top three best-known music events that people from all over the world lead to.
#1 — Coachella (Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival) in the Colorado Desert
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most anticipated events. It first took place in 1999. The three-day event features bands and performers from a variety of musical genres, as well as art and sculpture exhibitions. It is held in the Colorado Desert Valley 200 km from Los Angeles and covers an area of more than 30 hectares. If you count all the parking lots, campgrounds, and eateries, the territory occupies more than 240 hectares!
In 2015, all tickets to the festival were sold out in a record 20 minutes after going on sale. And in 2017, it was attended by 250 thousand spectators and listeners. During its existence, some of the most famous groups of our time performed within the framework of the Coachella. These are Rage Against the Machine, The Chemical Brothers, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, The Cure, Depeche Mode, as well as Björk, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Eminem, Billie Eilish, and many others. If you are interested, you have to join now this festival to get a whole bunch of emotions and bright memories.
#2 — Tomorrowland in Belgium
A three-day event of electronic dance music is held in Bom, Belgium. It took place for the first time in 2005 and since that moment has become one of the most high-profile events in the music world. Tickets for the event are sold out in just a few minutes. The most famous DJs from all over the world come to perform at the festival.
Among them are Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Tiësto, Paul van Dyk, and many others. In recent years, about 400 thousand people have attended the festival. For this to happen, the organizers build a whole city with tents, small houses, eateries, and shops where you can buy everything you need. And for the performance, a huge stage is built, on which concerts, light and pyrotechnic shows, are arranged.
#3 — Roskilde in Denmark
One of the oldest music festivals in Europe takes place in the city of Roskilde in Denmark. The festival has been held since 1971. Back in 1978, Bob Marley himself performed there, and later Metallica, Nirvana, Radiohead, and many others took part in the event. Interestingly, in 1971, the event was organized by two ordinary students who managed to attract as many as 20 musical groups. As a result, the event was attended by almost 20 thousand people in 2 days.
The motto of the Roskilde is “Music, Art, Activism, and Freedom.” The event is known for being a non-profit project, during the organization and implementation of which the commitment to maximum environmental friendliness and the principles of sustainable development is observed, and a significant part of the funds is allocated to charity. The organizers have cancelled the festival in 2020 but are promising a big 50th-anniversary celebration next year in 2021.