If you’re a festival goer or a culture seeker, we have a perfect list of festivals that will be sure to appeal to you. These festivals all have something that makes them a little different and extra from your normal kind. With different kinds of music, atmosphere, culture, or something completely new- the festivals are something you must see.
When: 1st – 5th July 2019
where: Croatia, Pag Island
An electronic music festival with artists such as DJ Hype and Alan Fitzpatrick, this event is more than just about its line up. Its amazing party scene has earned it comparison to Ibiza. Over the five day course of the festival, you will be able to experience its awesome pre-parties by the pool side and a massive beach party. And there’s no need to worry about having nothing to do, with its array of water sports such as jet skis and Banana Boats you’re sure to have a blast!
photo by Hideoutfestival
When: 9th – 10th March 2020
One of the most renowned festivals in India it is celebrated in near all parts of the vast country. The festival is referred to as the festival of love as its purpose is for the people to depart from feelings of resentment and hate and absorb themselves in the feeling of love. It's celebrated for through the day and the night. In the festival bright vibrant powdered colours are thrown l is meant to bring positivity to the festival and those celebrating.
photo by alp_alper_
When: 4th – 7th July 2019
Where: Novi sad Serbia
This festival has much historical background to its beginning. During the Serbian war, people listened and danced to technic music, as an act of rebellion. Starting in 2000 as a massive celebration of freedom from government control, the festival later became a way from Serbians to experience the music of the world, with Artists from other countries able to play their music for the first time in Serbia. The atmosphere of the festival is unfathomable, with people who have no other desire than to party and be free, you a sure to get caught up in the hype of the Serbian people.
photo by exit festival
When: 27th May – 2nd June 2019
One of the most anticipated festivals, Primavera sound has many artists such as Miley Cyrus and Young Beef. The music and performance are so good, that in past years festival goers did not leave the week long festival until it was over.
photo by ajdasitar
When: 1th – 16th June 2019
The Isle of Wight is the UK’s longest running music festival. If Techno is not really for you this festival still has all the hype of a techno fest yet the music is a mixture of pop rock, with cage the elephants, and calm indie with artists such as George Ezra and Bastille. The festival is unique from others for its ability to cater for all ages. With family zones, teen zones and a VIP pass for other festival goers who want to be solely immersed in the sound.
photo by Isle of wight
When: April 18th – May 20th, 2019
Named after the gorgeous trees the flowers bloom from, the Wisteria festival is a month-long event that is a marvel to witness. Like a wonderland, the festival earnt the title of one of the top 10 international dream destinations in 2014 by CNN. The festival consits of walking around the hills that hold various flowers in bloom and underneath the gorgeous violet wisteria trees. The picturesque festival is a must see if you’re ever in Japan during the Spring time.
photo by Kyoko1903
Where: Yanshui Taiwan
When: not determined
The Yanshui firework festival holds the title of one of the top three folklore festivals in the world. This strange event is not just about watching fireworks explode from afar but rather running towards them. This festival has been running for thousands of years and people of Taiwan participate in the festival as they believe if you run through the fireworks your bad luck will be abolished a good year will lie ahead of you.
photo by Godphotojin
When: Thursday 9th April – Monday 13th 2020
Where: Byron Bay
This Australian Festival just had its 30th year and is going strong. With classic artists for the line up such as Bob Dylan, Hozier and Paul Simon. The Australian festival is gaining steam for its cool blues music that has a classic and nostalgic feel. Much calmer than a techno festival, Blue fest is a great weekend getaway that will have you feeling relaxed while still having the time of your life.
photo by girlnaflower
When: 7th -13th August 2019
Where: Budapest Hungary
Crazy Colours, Crazy acts, and crazy people. Sziget is definitely a festival for party goers who wants to get loose. Every day there is a party at a stage that is wild and wacky. In past years there has been a colours party much similar to Holi with the throwing of powdered chalk. Or a beach ball party with hundreds of beach balls flying around. This festival is massive and gets hectic, for some it’s a little overwhelming, for others a wild ride they can’t miss out on.
photo by Szigetofficial
When: 5th October – 14th 2019
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Not what you may expect on this list, but the Albuquerque International Balloon fiesta is a festival of many wonders. With over 500 hot air balloons taking flight in the sky at once, against the backdrop of the Rio Grande valley sunset- it’s a photo you don’t want to miss. The 9-day festival has been said to be the most photographed event on earth. But don’t worry about being bored while watching balloons all day, as the spectacular event as has artists all day to fill time while watching balloons, and numerous other smaller events to keep you occupied.
photo by Blankhub
So, if you're ever interested in a new festival, just take at look this list and pick your adventure!
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