Unlock The Ultimate Summer Music Experience: Discover 2023’s Must-See Festivals And Insider Tips

Unlock The Ultimate Summer Music Experience: Discover 2023's Must-See Festivals And Insider Tips

This summer, music lovers will have the opportunity to experience an extraordinary line-up of music festivals all around the globe. From dancing in the desert of California to absorbing the eclectic sounds of the UK’s countryside, there’s a festival for every beat. 

If you’re a music lover, don’t let your experiences stop in your country alone. Spread your wings and explore music from different countries and cultures. Widen your mind by jumping into as many festivals as you can!

Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, USA

With its iconic Ferris wheel and a vast array of music genres, Coachella is an absolute must-see. The lineup consistently features high-caliber artists and the desert atmosphere is unparalleled.

Because the heat gets so intense, you want to be in the festival area as soon as possible. We suggest arriving early to beat the crowds and find shelter quickly.

Glastonbury Festival, UK

A legendary event that combines music, contemporary arts, and a variety of performances. 

This year’s lineup includes both established and emerging talents. We suggest getting familiar with the site map. Glastonbury is a massive area to cover so plan your routes in advance to avoid missing out.

Tomorrowland, Belgium

Known for its spectacular production, this electronic dance music festival is a feast for the senses. The key to getting the most out of this experience? Prioritization. It’s impossible to see everything. Choose your must-see acts and enjoy!

Fuji Rock, Japan

Asia’s biggest rock event is set against the stunning backdrop of the Naeba Ski Resort. 

Remember to stay hydrated. Although you’ll be in a ski resort, the heat from the sun can be deceptively draining.

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

One of the largest in Northern Europe, this event promotes music, arts, and culture. We suggest arriving a day early to secure the best camping spots. 

The festival lasts for 8 days, so make sure you look at the set list. If you cannot stay for the whole 8 days, pick the ones when the favorite artists are on stage.

Primavera Sound, Spain

Known for its diverse lineup and seaside location, it’s a top choice for music aficionados. Make sure you download the festival app! It’s the best way to stay updated on schedules, venue changes, and surprise performances.

Lollapalooza, USA

A multi-genre festival featuring a wide range of artists. This festival lasts for 4 days and contains a mixture of hip-hop, heavy metal, alternative rock, and electronic dance music. 

We suggest using the Lolla Cashless wristband for quick and easy payments throughout the festival.

Sziget Festival, Hungary

A week-long festival on an island in the heart of Budapest, known for its vibrant atmosphere. Take advantage of the city’s thermal baths to relax and recharge after the festival.

Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland

Showcasing not just jazz, but a range of genres in a picturesque lakeside setting. Don’t limit yourself to the main stages. The smaller stages often host the most memorable performances.

Exit Festival, Serbia

Set in a Petrovaradin Fortress, it provides a unique festival experience. Bring a portable phone charger. You don’t want to miss capturing these unique moments.

Expert Opinion

We spoke to James Collins, the CEO of CheapoTicketing, and asked him for advice on getting the best tickets and gaining the best experience possible.

Collins suggests that you “buy the tickets as soon as the dates are released. Depending on the popularity of the tickets, you should wait for 30 minutes before the tickets are released for the best chances of grabbing good prices.

Then, make sure you arrive early on the day. This way you can secure the best standing positions and grab your merchandise before the day gets busy!

If the festival allows you to bring your own bottles, bring a large container for water. Festivals are always hot, and the queues for drinks are long. Bringing your own water can prevent dehydration and headaches. 

Lastly, to get the best experience possible, plan ahead. Look at the acts, when they are performing, and when you can slip away for a break. Knowing how your day will look can help prevent burnout or missing your favorite bands.”

Final Thoughts

Each of these festivals takes a unique collection of artists and lets you party with them for days on end. 

Make sure you buy the best camping gear for your experience. You can buy a cheap tent to throw away after the event, or a luxurious tent that lets you sleep comfortably, ready for an intense day of dancing.

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