If you like to meet people from all over the world, discover new musical names, and participate in cool parties, then this review is for you. Music festivals 2020 are dozens of hours of live music, romantic nights in tents, cultural eclecticism, and the charge of drive for many months to come. So, familiarize yourself with the top music festivals 2020 to visit with a loved one.
Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
Each summer, more than one hundred thousand music lovers gather in the Danish city of Roskilde to pitch tents and dive into the world of music for eight days. The most famous Northern European festival provides the audience with a choice of one of eight huge scenes (the main stage for headliners is orange, the rest are for lesser-known artists). For all the time of the Roskilde Festival’s existence (since 1971), such famous musicians and music bands as U2, Radiohead, Metallica, Nirvana, Bob Marley, and others managed to perform at the festival.
When: June 27 – July 4, 2020.
Mad Сool Festival, Madrid, Spain
Despite the fact that Mad Cool is a very young festival of pop, rock, and alternative music (organized in 2016), it is already considered one of the major music events of the European scene and the main rival of the Barcelona Primavera Festival. For three years of its existence, the organizers managed to gather on the stage all the cult artists – Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Tame Impala, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam, and others.
When: July 8 – July 11, 2020.
NOS Alive Festival, Oeiras, Portugal
This is one of the coolest European festivals of rock and indie music that has been held annually since 2007 and takes place near Lisbon. At one time, the organizers of NOS Alive Festival managed to attract such stars as Bob Dylan, Linkin Park, Beastie Boys, The White Stripes, Tiga, Gogol Bordello, MGMT, Does it Offend You, Yeah?, Metallica, and many other music chart leaders. Music lovers are offered to stay at Lisboa Camping and Bungalows – a camping site located just a five-minute walk from the festival.
When: July 8 — July 11, 2020.
Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
Primavera Sound is a famous music festival in Barcelona. In 2020, it celebrates its 20th anniversary, so we recommend all music lovers to include this festival into their cultural program of summer vacations. Primavera Sound annually holds a series of innovative and influential events in various musical genres, whether it is lo-fi indie, glossy pop music, Latin trap, or underground techno. All this takes place in the cult site of Parc del Fòrum, where the Mediterranean Sea and famous architectural landmarks serve as a unique backdrop for enjoying music. In addition, this is one of the most favorite music festivals of Ukrainian women!
When: June 3 — June 7, 2020.
Lollapalooza, Chicago, United States
Lollapalooza is a festival of alternative music that has been held in Chicago since 1991. It was created by Perry Farrell (an American singer and the frontman of Jane’s Addiction) as a farewell tour. But in the end, the festival turned into an annual event, in which heavy metal, hip hop, and punk rock bands take part.
The festival is held at Grant Park in Chicago. This is the largest park in the city, including the miles of beaches of Lake Michigan, an oceanarium, a planetarium, an art institute, a museum of science and industry, and other attractions.
When: July 30 – August 2, 2020.
Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
Sziget Festival has been delighting music lovers already for 25 years. It managed to win the hearts of the audience with the powerful line-ups. At different times, The Prodigy, David Bowie, Placebo, Iggy Pop, Kool and the Gang, Lily Allen, Boney M, Offspring, Snow Patrol, and others performed here. To fit in a huge number of performers, the organizers hold a festival for a week. You can live in your own tent (it is free of charge if you have a ticket), as well as in paid thematic camping sites.
When: August 5 – August 11, 2020.