Music and travel. What can be better? Definitely nothing. So many people like to do that. Mostly it depends from you, what do you want to see or listen, what budget do you have or haven’t.
Musical festivals and concerts are held everywhere. And there are those who are simply huge in scope. Some attract dozens or even hundreds of thousands of visitors. These musical festivals usually start as small events, but organizers of such festivals can become millionaires in a couple of days.
I do a list with different concerts all over the world. Well. We begin our trip. Let’s go!
1. Glastonbury festival
Date; June 21-25
Location: Somerset, UK
Cost: 238 pounds+5 pounds per booking fee.
Currently, all tickets are bought out, but the organizers will arrange a resale of returned tickets. That is why, everyone has a chance to receive it.This is one of the most important rock festivals in the world, such as a British Woodstock. It dates back to 1970, near Glastonbury. The founder of the festival is the farmer Michael Ives. This year’s headliners are: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Kris Kristofferson. Also, within the festival, there will be performances of folk dances and circus groups. It will not be boring.
2. Rock for people
Date: 4-6 July
Location: city of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Cost: 72 Euros per 3 days
One of the most popular festival in the Czech Republic. It was first held in 1995. It combines different types of music: rock, indie, punk, hardcore, pop, hip-hop. Also there are a lot of discussions, seminars, games on the festival. This year’s participants are: Kapely, Die Antwoord, Evanescence, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant.
3. Festival Internacional de Benicassim
Date: July 13-16
Location: Benicassim City, Castellon Province, Spain
It was first held in 1995. It includes electronic, rock and indie music. This year’s participants are: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Kasabian, Foals, Los Planetas, Ride, Bonobo will be lit at the festival stage. You can also watch short films and fashion shows here. Last year 150 thousand people visited the festival. In 2017, organizers are hoping for an even higher number.
4. Nas and Lauren Hill on Tour
Location: Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA.
Participants: Lauren Hill and Nas.
If you are staying in the states you can finally get to see Lauren Hill back on the road again. She has been famously dormant over mean years since the release of her iconic first album. Nas, as well, has been somewhat dormant in the past decade-plus, but has gotten himself back on the scene, both touring and producing the popular Netflix hip-hop origin story “The Get Down”. You can see all upcoming concerts at the Shoreline, a venue in Mountain View, CA.
5. NOS Alive 2017
Date: July 6-8.
Location: Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Lisbon, Portugal.
Cost: EUR 67 (1 day), EUR 165 (3 days + camping).
Ordinary 3-day tickets are already sold. Participants: Kodaline, the Kills, The Weeknd, Imagine Dragons, Depeche Mode and others. The Portuguese NOS Alivedebuted 10 years ago, and still called “Optimus Alive!” The organizers “showed their teeth” already on the first holiday – the headliners were Beastie Boys and others. Since then, the audience of NOS Alive grew, the participants were multi-genre and exceptionally.
6. Rock Werchter 2017
Date: June 29 – July 2.
Location: Verhter, Belgium.
Participants: Lorde, System of a Down, Kings of Leon, Blink-182, Linkin Park, Mark Lanegan Band and others.
Cost: EUR 236 (4 days without camping), EUR 100 (1 day).
Rock Werchter – one of the main musical holidays not only in Belgium, but throughout Europe.To get this status, the festival took over 30 years of hard work, change and improvement.Today, the organizers watch not only for the impeccable first-class line-up, but also for the safety and comfort of the visitors. This is confirmed by fans from different countries and prestigious awards at the European Festival Award.
To my mind, this concerts and festivals are what you try to find. I hope that my trip helps you!