8 Summer music festivals around the world

Skrevet af TravelHunter 5. maj 2016, 08:52

Larry Graham på Islands Brygge 2015

Come together! The amount of music festivals has grown in recent years, consolidating cities around the world as players in the global cultural tourism. TravelHunter.dk has picked out some of the biggest and most popular festivals taking place this summer.

Photos: Linda Danielsen Røygaard (cover photo), Governors Ball, Montreux Jazz Festival, Way out West

MAY

May 6-14: Fez Festival of World Sacred Music (Fès de Musiques Sacres) in Morocco

In the belief that music breaks down barriers, musicians and artists from across the world come together in the 1200-year-old Moroccan city Fez. This year, you can listen to, among others, Sahar Mohammadi, Durbar (India), Christine Salem (La Réunion), Officina Zoé, and The King of Ghosts (Inde et Maroc). fesfestival.com

JUNE

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 3-5: Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City

The major music festival takes place on Randall’s Island, a conjoined island on the Harlem River in NYC, and featuring a mix of genre and styles of music, including rock, electronic, hip-hop, indie, americana, pop, folk, etc and popular NYC restaurants and food trucks. Headliners in 2016 are, among others, Kanye West, Robyn, The Strokes, Haim, De La Soul, and The Killers. governorsballmusicfestival.com

June 22-26: Glastonbury in Somerset, UK

Although Glastonbury started in the hippie and classic rock era in the early 1970s, the day after Jimi Hendrix died on September 18, 1970 in London, it is still considered to be the biggest and the best music festival in Europe. The five-day festival of contemporary performing music and arts such as dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, etc., takes place near Pilton, Somerset . glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

June 25-July 2: Roskilde Festival in Denmark

Northern Europe’s largest music festival, Roskilde Festival, emerged in 1971. Today, it is a mainstream event for everyone who love music. Headliners 2016 include Red Hot Chili Peppers, New Order, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Wiz Khalifa. roskilde-festival.dk

JULY

Ray Parker Jr Montreux Jazz Festival

July 1-16: Montreux Jazz Festival

On the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, the famous jazz, blues and rock festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with, among others, Bob Dylan and Muse is on the calendar. montreuxjazz.com

July 22-24: Fuji Rock in Naeba, Niigata, Japan

A 20-minute highwire travel in a cable car bring the audience to the Daydreaming stage, located on a mountain and the beautiful setting in the Naeba resort. Headliners 2016 in Japan’s largest outdoor music festival include James Blake and Sigur Ros. fujirock-eng.com

July 1-10: Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Copenhagen Jazz Festival began in 1979 and is one of Europe’s largest jazz festivals. During 10 days in July, more than 1000 concerts takes place in over 100 jazz clubs, concert halls, theaters, squares, plazas and gardens in Copenhagen City and in selected cities on Zealand. Headliners 2016 include Dee Dee Bridgewater (US), Sun Ra Arkestra, Ronnie Cuber, Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano, and Natacha Atlas. jazz.dk

July 7-10: Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia

One of Europe’s top festivals is Located in the stunning Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad with countless stages tucked within winding passages and ornate arches. Here you will find all kind of music, from mesmerizing trance, bouncing funk ’n’ soul, electro grooves and Serbian rap. Headliners 2016 include Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Nicky Romero, and Stormzy. festticket.com

AUGUST

Way Out West

August 11-13: Way Out West in Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden’s music festival takes place in Gothensburgs main park Slottsskrogen. Headliners 2016 include PJ Harvey, Massive Attack, SIA, Skepta, and Seinabo Sey. wayoutwest.se

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