It’s said that music soothes the soul. It’s calming and relaxing. It’s both exciting and motivational. Year in and year out, there are music festivals all over the world to do just that. These festivals attract lots of music enthusiasts across all walks of life. People have been known to travel from all over just to attend some of them. Below are but five of the most interesting world wide live music festivals worth attending…
1. SonneMondSterne – Germany
Notably, the sonneMondSterne is one if not the craziest and wildest festivals of the year. Truly Germans live life to the fullest. It’s on this platform where the big names and legends are born and molded; it’s also a time of the year where holiday insurance premiums hit the roof. The music is loud and thrilling. You could dance; party and drink to your wish, then latter on take a dip in the nearby lake. The party doesn’t stop for an amazing 24hr. this is made possible due to the fact that the DJs rotate in shifts.
2. Midi Modern Music Festival – China
Initially, the Midi Modern school festival was a showcase of their teacher’s and student’s skills. Today it has span and the festival is now the attraction for Chinese rock fans with more than 60 bands performing all together.
The Beijing students have surely managed to defile the traditional music in traditional Chinese setting. It’s an awesome way to unwind the year, as you play a critical part in making history as you party while helping upcoming artists around the country break free from societal restraints.
3. San Miguel Primavera – Madrid
Often referred to as Primavera Sound the san Miguel Primavera is a large music festival that features over of twenty concerts spanning a period of two days. It also hosts a diverse selection of independent acts stretching to all corners of the earth under one roof.
Tickets go for about 45 Euros for a two-day pass. The booking is so fast that they are usually sold out several weeks in advance. A single day’s tickets goes for around 25 Euros, but are only sold in the event that there available space left so as to avoid overcrowding. It’s advisable to grab a 3 day ticket since there might be several bands playing.
4. Ollapalooza – USA
This festival derives its name from a word meaning – an extraordinary thing/event – Ollapalooza does not disappoint by living up to its name and fame. It runs each and every year, while bringing together everyone and anyone in the music scene, including the likes of Usher and Jay Z.
5. Night of the proms – Munich
The night of the proms is held every year on December. During this period, all roads lead to Munich as music fans flock to the city for the event. The night finds its root s back to1984. Night of the Proms has brings together come of the top notch artists in almost every genre.
It’s held at Olympiahalle offering an entire weekend full of partying and soothing music from some of your favorite artists.
Held at Olympiahalle in Munich, Night of the Proms features an entire weekend full of live concerts by local favorites, both local and international. If you wish to take a break from the music, you can go ahead and check out the lively bars and clubs nearby within the city.
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