Ever since the first offical festival in 1967, we have travelled all around to world to experience our favourite artists, immerse ourselves in new music genres and celebrate with fellow fans.

Modern festivals prepare for thousands of guests each summer, with people visiting from all over the world to see some of the biggest names in music.

From rock music in London to electronic dance rhythms on the beautiful beaches of Croatia, start your summer travel journey today by visiting one of the top music festivals in the world.

Here is a breakdown of some of the biggest and most popular music events taking place this year.


1. Glastonbury Festival, UK

Glastonbury Festival

  • 26th-30th June, 2024
  • Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury is one of the largest music festivals in the world with the biggest names in music performing here!

This epic five-day festival is home to music and arts performances that takes place near Pilton in Somerset, England. 

Glastonbury is the UK's biggest music festival with over 200,000 people attending every year. There are 62 stages, and so much entertainment on offer.


2. Coachella, USA


  • 12 April – 21 April 2024
  • Magic of Lights at Empire Polo Club, Indio, California, USA

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most famous festivals in the world held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

This unique festival is one of the top things to do in California and has played host to some of the biggest singers and bands in the world with previous headliners including Beyonce.

Almost 200,000 tickets are available for Coachella every year which takes place over two weekends in April, but be quick, tickets usually sell out quick.


3. Download Festival, UK

Download Festival

  • 14 - 16 June 2024
  • Donington Park, Leicestershire, England

Download Festival is a mammouth rock music event, set in Donington Park, Leicestershire.

With three days of heavy rock and metal music, set across five stages, this iconic UK rock event will be a highlight for many fans in the UK and beyond.

With previous headliners being Avenged Sevenfold, Guns n’ Roses and Ozzy Osborne, it is no wonder it’s so popular with rockers.


4. Hideout Festival, Croatia

Hideout Festival, Croatia

  • 23rd - 27th June 2024
  • Zrce Beach, Croatia

Are you looking for a festival, summer holiday and beach experience all in one? Then Hideout Festival, on the island of Pag, Croatia needs to go straight to the top of your summer travel list.

With a reputation for being one of wildest festivals, expect this electronic dance party to get a little out of control. This festival isn’t for the faint hearted!

Hideout is definately one of the most unique locations on our list and features 100 of the world's best artists together for five days and nights on a stunning beach.

Over 15,000 people attend each year and you might want to use this festival as an excuse to go explore the beautiful Croatian coast and islands. Search Croatia tours for trips.


5. Benicàssim, Spain

Benicàssim, Spain

  • 13th - 16th Juily 2024
  • Benicassim (Castellón province) on Costa del Azahar, Valencia, Spain

The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, commonly abbreviated to simply FIB, is an annual music festival which takes place in the town of Benicàssim, in the Valencian Community.

The Benicàssim festival is one of the cheapest and most popular events in Europe with previous headliners including Arctic Monkeys and this year Pearl Jam.

Around 45,000 tickets are avaialable and this is also a great location to see some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain.


6. Governors Ball, New York

Governors Ball, New York

  • Dates tbc.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park, situated right next to Citi Field in Queens, New York, USA

Located in the centre of the ‘Big Apple’, the Governors Ball in New York is one of the top contemporary urban music festivals in the world.

Previous headliners have included Jack White, Travis Scott and N.E.R.D.

Plenty of other big names set to play over the weekend. FYI if you are visiting, you have to go to The Nugget Spot – it’s the best place for fried chicken on site.


7. Electric Castle, Romania

Electric Castle, Romania

  • 17th - 21st July 2024
  • Banffy Castle, Cluj, Romania

If visiting historic locations is your favourite past time, then Electric Castle in Romania will be your perfect festival destination this summer.

This unique and lesser known festival is surrounded by a beautiful castle, where a proportion of the ticket profits goes into the restoration of the castle itself. You’ll be helping a good cause whilst partying hard!

This really is one of the best places to visit in Romania


8. Tomorrowland, Belgium


  • July 19-21 and July 26-28 2024
  • De Schorre, in Boom (between Antwerp and Brussels), Belgium

Who doesn’t love going to the themepark?

Electronic music festival, TomorrowLand, has taken it one step futher and created an immense theme park festival, taking place over two weekends in July.

Over 400,000 people attend every year making it one of the biggest music festivals on the planet.

Previous year’s themes have been the Story of Planaxis, so be prepared for huge spectacles throughout the entire event - this festival isn’t one to miss.


There’s a whole world out there of incredible music events. Which one are you heading to?