What is better than traveling the world, listening to great music, and experiencing other cultures while you’re at it? We made a list of the most impressive music festivals you can find around the world.

United Stripes Airline Crew Party

The party you don’t want to miss when you work for an airline! Each year, hundreds of pilots and flight attendants gather to get blinded by love, sun, and drinks. United Stripes is the biggest and most exclusive airline crew party in Europe. The party is exclusive for pilots, flight attendants, and their friends. United Stripes is hosting the best DJs and live acts, combined with an enormously engaging crowd from all airlines. This makes United Stripes the most popular airline crew event in The Netherlands. Make sure to be there in July! 

And I’m glad to reveal a little secret… This year there will be an edition in Barcelona too! Plan your trip, book your ticket and party at the first United Stripes Barcelona edition! Vamos! 

United Stripes Netherlands
6 July 2020
Beachclub Bloomingdale

United Stripes Barcelona
1 June 2020
To be announced

Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Festival is diverse in its musical stylings, welcoming stars of rock, pop, urban, and electronic. Big headliners, including Bob Dylan, Chance The Rapper, and The Cure, will be playing from Wednesday to Saturday, and Scandinavian acts will perform from Sunday to Tuesday. Since the beginning, the festival has been run as a not-for-profit organization, with festival-goers given a chance to nominate organizations to receive funding from the money raised. The festival has developed a reputation for the ‘Naked Run’ on the Saturday of the festival. 

Roskilde Festival: Animal Showgrounds, Roskilde, Denmark. 27 June – 4 July 2020. Electronic, Indie, Multi-Genre, Rock


Snowbombing is hailed as ‘the mother of all mountain music festivals’ by The Sunday Times. This festival is one of a kind and one you don’t want to miss, it has the freshest talent and pioneers in the music scene. Showcasing a diverse lineup that covers house, drum and bass, grime, and more. Snowbombing offers slopeside stages, igloo raves, street parties, and enchanted forests, while also turning the après ski vibe up to the max. The festival is hosted by one of Europe’s finest skiing and snowboarding areas. Festival-goers can rest assured knowing they are in for a week of quality snow sports and silky slopes.

Snowbombing: Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Mayrhofen, Austria. 13-18 April 2020. Electronic, House, Urban. 

Sziget Festival

A giant of the European festival circuit, Sziget regularly attracts more than 350,000+ revelers to its enchanted island located in the heart of Budapest. Along with the fantastic music, there are also a whole range of other activities to enjoy. Including a theatre, cinema, circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach along the Danube in which you can swim in. The week-long summer festival attracts a huge Hungarian crowd, as well as many people from Western Europe and around the world.

Sziget Festival: Obuda Island, Budapest, Hungary. 5-11 August 2020. Alternative, Electronic, Hip Hop, House, Indie, Pop, R&B, Rock, Techno

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury gets bigger and louder every year. The festival is famous for its colossal headline sets on its hallowed Pyramid Stage. The stage has recently played host to the Arctic Monkeys, Rolling Stones, Kanye West, and Radiohead. But missing the headliners never matters, because there’s so much else to do. Take a stroll through the festival’s nighttime district, and you’ll be thrown into a themed world full of immersive theatre and shenanigans, soundtracked by electronic music’s finest and underground names. 

Glastonbury Festival: Worthy Farm, Pilton, United Kingdom. 24-28 June 2020. Alternative, Indie, Rock

Sónar Festival

The Sónar brand is known for its experimental and pioneering electronic music. This festival is the definitive city-based electronic music festival. Sonar continues to dominate Barcelona for one weekend every summer. Music pulses all day in Montjuïc and all night at Gran Via L’Hospitalet, with big names like Four Tet, Holly Herndon, Underworld, and A$AP Rocky playing big sets. The festival has editions in cities as far apart as Hong Kong and Reykjavík, but Barcelona is still its flagship event.

Sónar Festival Barcelona: Barcelona, Spain. 18-20 July 2020. Alternative, Electronic, Experimental, Hip Hop, House, Techno
Sónar Festival Reykjavîk: Harpa, Reykjavík, Iceland. Date to be announced
Sónar Festival Hong Kong: Science Park, Pak Shek Kok, Hong Kong. Date to be announced
Sónar Festival Athens: Athens, Greece. Date to be announced

Meadows In The Mountains

This genuinely inspiring music and art adventure is all about breaking free from the shackles of urban life and escaping into the wilderness. Its lineup is defiantly underground and free-spirited. The festival Ignores commercial artists but showcases those who share their values of social harmony and self-expression. You can get lost in the woods or praise the bass down on the temple stage before experiencing the most amazing sunrise.

Meadows In The Mountains: Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria. 4-7 June 2020. Alternative, Electronic


Tomorrowland now stretches over two weekends and usually sells out in a few minutes with an estimated attendance of over 400.000 people. The enormous main stage designs and lineups feature almost every DJ you’ve ever heard of. Whether you’re into EDM, house, techno, hardstyle, you’ll be surrounded by only the best. Recent lineups have included The Chainsmokers, Carl Cox, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren, and many more. But the real power of Tomorrowland is in the small details, finely tuned to create a sense of magic. 

Tomorrowland: Boom, Belgium. 17-19 July & 24-26 July 2020. EDM, Electronic, Hardstyle, House, Techno, Trance

Coachella Music & Arts Festival

Is there anything I could tell you about Coachella that you don’t already know? It’s probably the most famous music festival in the world. The festival is a huge melting pot of fashion, A-list music, large art structures, and picture-perfect moments wherever you look. The lineup remains the same throughout both weekends, and a wide range of genres are covered.

Coachella Music & Arts Festival: Empire Polo Club, Indio CA, United States of America. 10-12 April 2020 & 17-19 April 2020


Lollapalooza is one of the most iconic music festivals in the world. The flagship event is in Chicago, but the satellites spread across South America and Europe. The festival hosts an enormous lineup with the biggest acts in the world and the hottest upcoming artists. Each day around 100,000 people visit the festival. The festival’s food market, Chow Town, is impressive too. It promotes local restaurants and food spots.

Lollapalooza Chicago: Grant Park, Chicago, USA. 30 July – 2 August 2020. Electronic, Pop, Rock, Urban
Lollapalooza Paris: Hippodrome Paris Longchamp, Paris, France. 18-19 July 2020
Lollapalooza Argentina: Hipódromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Date to be announced
Lollapalooza Stockholm: Gärdet, Stockholm, Sweden. 26-28 June 2020
Lollapalooza Brasil: Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo, Brazil. 3-5 April 2020

Not sure where to go? Take a trip to one of these music festivals!

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