First let’s take a look at the Kazantip Festival. Held in Crimea, Ukraine for five whole weeks starting in late July to mid-August, the Kazantip Festival is known as one of the oldest running music festivals in the world. Concert goers will be happy to know that music is played at the festival every day, all day long - mostly techno and trance music styles - but not excluding other genres. Concert goers will normally dress up in costume, or wear iconic orange outfits with yellow suitcases! Be sure to keep the costume in mind when packing.
Next let’s visit the Glastonbury Festival, held every July in Glastonbury, United Kingdom. This is known as one of the largest music and performing art festivals in the world! Featuring a diverse line up of pop artists from all corners of the world – there’s a dance village! Pro tip: Glastonbury usually attracts visitors who are fascinated with the Arthurian legend as King Arthur himself was buried in the city. A warning to all travelers if embarking on this voyage, Glastonbury does get a lot of rain meaning lots of mud, so come well-prepared. No matter, the mud or rain doesn’t stop concert goers from attending the music festival. Some of the most noted performances have been U2, Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog.
Not into rain and mud, check out The Boulevard des Jeunes Musicians pop music festival held in Casablanca, Morocco every May. This festival last four days, and includes concerts and competitions for musicians from Rock, Hip-Hop, Fusion and Electronic Music - a great event for travelers who love to experience the newest music locally and internationally.
For those who love the Blues, the Himalayan Blues Festival is an absolute must to see. Held every November in Nepal, the Himalayan Blues Festival has been credited for bringing Blues music to Nepal, and also to India when the festival expanded in 2010. This festival attracts a wide range of blues artists from around the world, both new and well-established. Visitors have a chance to listen to other genres of music, such as folk music, but the main star attraction is the Blues performers.
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