Someone loves comfortable and relaxing holidays, someone else prefers to combine business with pleasure. In our case the business is Music! Every big city in the world has is own festival: 3 or more days of no stop music, dressed with street food, colourful campsites and every kind of entertainment.
England has the best numbers and best names but other countries are emerging in this years with pleasants surprises, like Portugal. Just choose a destination, equip yourself and enjoy the trip.
Here the six best upcoming music events in the World!
Where: Saint-Malo. When: 13/16 August. Why: The city of Saint-Malo is just spectacular, and then if you consider that La route du Rock is one of the most enduring and appreciated french festival, the amusement is guaranteed. Between one concert and the other of Björk, The Notwist, Savages and Father John Misty we suggest you to visit l’Île du Grand Bé, a little rocky island where is buried the writer Chateaubriand.
Where: Budapest. When: 10/ 17 August. Why: the name refer to the island in the Danube that host the festival since 1993, and his fame is known at every latitude. Seven days of music, shows, installations, art: Sziget is an institution. Robbie Williams, Asaf Avidan, Gogol Bordello, Kasabian, Kings of Leon, are only some of the names that will fill the nearly 60 stages. A week of love, peace and music like in old good times.
Where : Chicago. When: 31 luglio/ 2 August Why: who loves grunge, loves Lollapalooza. Born as an itinerant festival from an idea of Perry Farrell (singer of Jane’s Addiction), for years has been a reference for the alternative rock scene. After a dark period and some failures, in 2005 he moved at Grant Park in the hearth of Chicago, and also this year offers an incredible cast and a food & beverage area cured by the chef Graham Elliot. Here a bit of the menu: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, TV On The Radio.
Where : Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgio. When: 20/22 agosto Why: As often happen in UK, also in Belgium festival are baptized with rain and mud, so better equip yourself with boots and K-way. Unfortunately in 2001 a storm invaded the area, causing 5 deaths and dozens of injured. Hoping in shining sun we suggest Pukkelpop for the perfect organization (free shuttles, frequent connections with nearby cities, an efficient camping area) an for the high level cast.
2015 offer Limp Bizkit, Interpol, Kate Tempest, The Offspring and 8 stages.
Where: Parigi. When: 28/30 August. Why: Is not normal to camp in Paris, exactly in a park nominated national monument (Domaine National de Saint-Cloud), but for 3 days in August the Rock en Seine transform the beautiful park at the door of the city in a little Woodstock. Kasabian, The Libertines, Mark Lanegan Band, Hot Chip, the cast is for real experts. Because Paris, under layers of romanticism, can be really rock.
Where: Reading. When: 28/30 August. Why: we close this overview with an event that is the emblem of rock festival. Reading is the most ancient popular music festival in the world (he opened his doors in the ’60) and within years it has been supported by a twin event that happens in the same days in Leeds. If you love big festivals at impossible volumes you have to go once in a lifetime at Reading. 2015 pick up almost all of what’s in circulation, from Metallica to Deadmau5, from Bastille at Mumford & Sons.