Music festivals are a great way to experience the excitement of seeing your favorite artists perform live. It's a chance to create unforgettable memories, make new connections, discover new talents, and immerse yourself in a unique atmosphere. Here's your guide to some of the largest music festivals to enjoy in 2023 with your friends or someone special.
Who doesn't know about Coachella? The multi-day festival held in the middle of the California desert always sets the precedent. Coachella has attracted music lovers and celebrities since 1999, and is considered one of the most popular music festivals in the world. This April, the festival boasts a star-studded lineup that includes Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Frank Ocean, Gorillaz, Björk, Wet Leg, Yung Lean, and many more. Coachella is scheduled for two weekends, April 14-16 and April 21-23. Purchase your tickets here.
Glastonbury is one of the largest open air music and arts festivals in the world. Its story began in early 1970s in Somerset, UK. The festival draws inspiration from the hippie and counterculture movements of the 60s, as well as the free-festival movement. Over the years, Glastonbury has hosted some of the biggest names in music history, from David Bowie and The Cure to Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish. The 2023 show will be headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Lana del Rey, Lizzo, and Elton John. The lineup also includes Rina Sawayama, Royal Blood, Warpaint, Lewis Capaldi, and dozens of other talented musicians. Glastonbury will take place between 21st and 25th June. Find info about ticketing here.
Mad Cool Festival
Mad Cool is an annual music event held in Spain. Since 2016, the festival has seen hundreds of thousands of music enthusiasts from all over the world. Though rock legends generally occupy the main stage of Mad Cool, the festival also features talented indie, pop, and electronic acts. This year you have a chance to enjoy the performances of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand, Emotional Oranges, Jamie XX, Machine Gun Kelly, The 1975, The Rose, and more. Mad Cool will be held in Madrid for three days, from 6-8th July. Get your tickets here.
The Pitchfork Festival was created in 2006 and has since been held annually at Chicago's Union Park. The festival primarily focuses on artists from the alternative rock, hip-hop, electronic, and dance music scenes, but it also includes hardcore punk, experimental rock, jazz, and other genres in its lineup. This year's headliners are Perfume Genius, King Krule and Bon Iver. Save the dates from July 21-23!
Lollapalooza Paris is the French edition of the popular worldwide music festival brand. For three exceptional days in July, you will be able to dance to the tunes of Stray Kids, Rosalia, Lil Nas X, Niall Horan, Aya Nakamura, and Kendrick Lamar. And if you want more of Lollapalooza, head to Chicago in August. The flagship and original fest will be held in Grant Park, starting August 3-6. Expect to see performances of Tomorrow x Together, Billie Eilish, Lana del Rey, 30 Seconds to Mars, Beabadoobee, and more. Tickets are available here.
If you are a big fan of electronic music, you should definitely put Tomorrowland on your bucket list. First held in 2005, it has become one of the most beloved music events in the world. The festival takes place annually in Boom, Belgium, and features various renowned DJs and musicians. This year's festival will host more than 600 acts performing across multiple stages. The 2023 lineup includes Alesso, Armin van Buuren, The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, and Tiësto, to name a handful out of the hundreds. Tomorrowland is scheduled for two weekends, July 21-23 and July 28-30. Join the waiting list here.