The universal language of mankind, music is the champion of all things awesome. Well, in our opinion anyway. Whether throwing a few sexy shapes on a Friday night, fist pumping in your room or crossing the world’s borders, the music you listen to helps create your very own internal weather, and when done in public spaces, the world takes part too. So let’s not underestimate how seeing your favourite band or musician play live can take this to a whole new level. Surrounded by other die-hard fans, the environment simply becomes electric –better yet, euphoric! This is the place where paint, crazy shenanigans and good times and vibes rule. With the possibility to change your life in a few days, a fantastic music festival is an escape from the world, the place where nothing needs to make sense. Heck, not even your dance moves; they can be as animated and knee-jerk as you want.
Where summer is the ultimate time when many festivals will be taking place, we’ve listed below a preview of some of the most legendary music festivals that you should go to – if not this year, at least once in your life.
Dates: June 12th - June 14th 2015
Simply an electronic paradise, Sonar Festival is always home to a superb lineup of music with past acts including Bonobo, Lykke Li and Massive Attack amongst many. Located a skip from the Mediterranean Sea, Sonar is a must-visit playground for any electronic raver worth their salt.
Burning Man Festival
Dates: August 25th - September 1st
Pretty much a crazy hippe naked fesival, Burning Man is on the bucket lists everywhere. Located in the Black Hot Rock Desert in Nevada, Burning Man is infamous for its alternative vibes and mentality. At times not recognised as a music festival, Burning is largely infleunced by the arts however this doesn't stop it being one of the largest festivals around.
Location: Chicago, US
Dates: August 1st - 3rd 2015
Based in downtown Chicago, Lollapalooza is set to take over the world with recent locations like Israel and Buenos Aires now part of the family. A great place to experience after dark due to the incredible light action, this year has Toro Y Moi, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith and Chet Faker on the bill.
Next Date: 27 November - 30 November 2015
Spanning two decades, Earthcore festival is absoluetely legendary in Oz. Hosting outdoor festivals, weekly club nights and everything that a die-hard music lover would want, the 2015 lineup features Grouch, infected Mushroom, Major 7, U-Recken, Alex Stein and more.
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