Top 15 Global Music Festivals You Must Do in 2015
Summertime: you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. Before you embark on your career-building quest and have to start planning the best way to spend your 25 days a year, have one last blow-out at one of these amazing global music festivals from Iceland to Goa and beyond...



1. Lollapalooza - Sao Paulo, Brazil

28th - 29th March

If you're feeling particularly spontaneous, there's still time to get to Brazil for this indie/pop music festival in the sun. This year's line up includes Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Robert Plant, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, and Alt-J.

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2. Snowbombing – Mayrhofen, Austria

6th - 11th April

Calling all snow bunnies! This is the music festival for you; a week of worldclass DJs, skiing, snowboarding, and dancing in retro ski clothes. Better still, the line up includes FatBoy Slim and Basement Jaxx.





3. Coachella – California, USA

Weekend One 10th - 12th April & Weekend Two 17th - 19th April

The original hippy music festival. Don't go without hareem pants, hammocks, headbands, bindis and ponchos.Combine with a road trip round California for the perfect summer.

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Picture: TimeOut




4. Sasquatch – Washington, USA

22nd - 25th May

Look at that line-up... James Blake, Sbtrkt, The War On Drugs, Little Dragon, Glass Animals and Jungle. Sasquatch Festival provides a beautiful backdrop, set amongst rolling hills and that's all you can see for miles.






5. Electric Daisy Carnival – New York, USA

23rd - 24th May

The ultimate city music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival takes place in the Big Apple on Memorial Day Weekend - one of the biggest bank holiday celebrations for Americans. Prepare to party hard.

Picture: Youtube




6. Mawazine Rythmes Du Monde - Rabat, Morocco

30th May - 7th June

Organised by the secretary of the Moroccan king, this festival aims to present Morocco as an advancing and liberal country. As well as many national or African artists, the festival has hosted artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Shakira, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue, LMFAO, and Alicia Keys. Maroon 5 are the first headliner to be announced for this year.






7. Sonar – Barcelona, Spain

18th - 20th June

A progressive festival focussing on creativity and new music technology. The perfect festival if you're a bit of a music geek, or a electronic musician looking for inspiration.

Picture: Youtube




8. Secret Solstice – Reykjavik, Iceland (otherwise known as the Midnight Sun Music Festival)

19th-21st June

Believe it or not, Iceland experiences summer too! In fact, it is ‘the only festival where you can party at a time and place when the sun doesn’t set for three entire days’.

Picture: Youtube




9. Hideout – Zrce Beach, Croatia

28th June - 2nd July

Croatia is the king of European festivals. There are about 15 in total. Hideout is a winner if you love house, dance and drum and bass. It’s right on the beach and there’s pretty much guaranteed sun. And its 5th birthday this year so the line up is HUGE.






10. Latitude  - Suffolk, UK

16th - 19th July

Latitude Festival is just as much about the poetry, comedy and art as it is the music (which is generally folk/indie). It has a chilled and friendly atmosphere; perfect if you prefer the idea of relaxing lakeside or taking a stroll through the fairy-light sprinkled forests, to getting wasted and waking up in someone else's tent. This year it's celebrating its 10th birthday so its guaranteed to be its best year yet.






11. Splendour in the Grass - North Byrons Parkland, Australia

24th to the 26th of July

This music festival is held near Byron Bay, so why not plan it into a surf holiday. It takes place during the Australian winter but this is good news as summer in Australia is scorching.


Picture: splendourinthegrass,com




12. Fuji Rock Festival - Naeba Ski Resort, Japan

24th - 26th July

This music festival features over 200 Japanese and worldwide artists, and was named 'Fuji Rock Festival' because its first year was held at the base of Mount Fuji. This year's line up includes Foo Fighters, Muse, FKA Twigs, and Belle and Sebastian.





13. ZoukOut - Siloso Beach, Singapore

Mid-December, TBC

ZoukOut is a beach festival organised by Zouk - Singapore's world-famous and biggest nightclub - with music starts at 8pm and finishes at 8am, it claims to be the world's only sunrise beach festival.

Picture: Youtube




14. Wonderfruit Festival – Pattaya, Thailand

19th - 21st December

Aiming to mix the boutique appeal of smaller UK festivals with a focus on the environment and sustainability, this festival in the backpacker heartland of Thailand is something special. It celebrated its first year last December and it has an exciting future ahead.

Picture: Youtube




15. Sunburn Festival - Goa, India

Late December, tbc

Sunburn is an electronic dance music festival held in the beach and party destination of Vagator in Goa. It is considered to be Asia's largest music festival, bringing some of the worlds best DJs to India like Avicii, Dash Berlin, Armin Van Buuren, and Swedish House Mafia.


Picture: Wikipedia & Facebook



If this blog post has made your feet itchy for your dancing shoes and some guaranteed sunshine, then why not check out villas and apartments near some of these festival locations - you don't have to camp, skip showers, and get sweaty you know!

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villas in Thailand

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