[Aimone Sharif | Contributing Writer]
Music festivals are present all around the world, so why not check some out? Here is a list of recommended festivals to go to this summer.
Glastonbury (Somerset, UK. 24th – 28th of June)
Glastonbury is a five day music festival that takes place in Somerset. It is known worldwide for hosting a large number of iconic musicians such as The Smiths, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder and the Rolling Stones. Glastonbury is also a platform for up and coming artists as there is the main stage but also a multitude of smaller stages and performance areas. The full Glastonbury line up is yet to be confirmed but the Foo Fighters, Kanye West and Lionel Ritchie will definitely be headlining this year.
Also, Glastonbury does not only host musicians. It is a festival for any kind of performing art, such as comedy, dance, theatre, the circus and many more. So if the music is slowly getting on your nerves, you can enjoy something else.
Tickets on sale now at: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Melt festival (Ferropolis, Germany. 17th – 19th of July)
Melt festival is one of the biggest open air electronic music festivals in Germany, which started in 1997 and ran until 2002. Since its return in 2004 it has gone from strength to strength. Melt is held in the giant Industrial museum Ferropolis also known as “the city of iron”. The event spreads over 6 floors and has a line up of over 80 live acts over the weekend every year.
The first act announcement has just come out, featuring Alt-J, Kylie Minogue, Flume, Jon Hopkins, Kwabs and many more!
Melt also offers an eco friendly alternative to camping called “green camping”, providing bins and buckets for the various recyclable materials such as glass, aluminium and plastic. From 2am to 8am the volume of the music will be decreased to give you a good night sleep to be able to tackle the next days excitement with energy.
Tickets on sale now at: meltfestival.de
Positivus (Salacgriva, Latvia. 17th – 19th of July)
This annual three day festival is gaining popularity in Europe, especially in the UK. Positivus combines a variety of genres such as indie, pop, folk, electronic and every style in between.
The line up is yet to be confirmed, but as of recent rumours this summer’s Positivus Festival can expect a real Brit invasion: celebrated UK heavyweights Placebo and Kasabian are set to perform alongside Manchester’s contemporary rock quartet Everything Everything as well as London’s dark underground princess Charli XCX. Alongside them, you can expect a massive performance from the Estonian International heavyweights Ewert and The Two Dragons, as they are returning from their performance two years ago.
For more details and to book your ticket go online now at: positivusfestival.com
Lollapalooza ( Grant Park, Chicago. 31st of July- 2nd of August)