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A music festival is a festival that presents a number of musical performances usually tied together through a theme or genre.

Music festivals may be subdivided by musical genre:


Blues festivals

  • America
    • Chicago Blues Festival
      Long Beach Blues Festival, Long Beach, California
      Waterfront Blues Festival, Portland, Oregon
  • Australia
    • East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival, Australia
  • Canada
    • Ottawa Bluesfest
      Mont Tremblant Blues Festival
  • Europe
    • August Blues Festival, (Haapsalu, Estonia)
      Notodden Blues Festival
      Liri Blues Festival (Isola del Liri, Italy)
      Pistoia Blues Festival, (Pistoia, Italy)
      Blues nights, (Varniai, Lithuania)
  • Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Brass Band festivals

  • Great American Brass Band Festival

Classical music festivals

  • Argentina
    • Semana Musical Llao Llao
  • Austria
    • Salzburg Festival
  • Australia
    • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, in Townsville, Queensland
      Darwin International Guitar Festival, in Darwin, Northern Territory
  • Canada
    • Ottawa Chamber Music Festival
  • Czech Republic
    • Prague Spring International Music Festival
      Prague Autumn International Music Festival
  • France
    • Aix-en-Provence Festival
      La Folle Journée, in Nantes
      Musique-Cordiale, Seillans in the Var
  • Germany
    • Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
  • Puerto Rico
    • Casals Festival
  • Spain
    • Festival de Musica de Canarias
      Festival de Otoño in Madrid
      Veranos de la Villa in Madrid
      Festival de Musica in Santander
  • Switzerland
    • Verbier Festival
      Musikfestwochen Winterthur
  • Turkey
    • Istanbul International Music Festival
  • United Kingdom
    • The Proms
      Canterbury Festival
      Cheltenham Music Festival
      Chichester Festival
      Edinburgh International Festival
      Three Choirs Festival
  • United States
    • Aspen Music Festival and School, in Aspen, Colorado
      Bellingham Festival, in Bellingham, Washington
      Hot Springs Music Festival, in Hot Springs, Arkansas
      Park City International Music Festival, in Park City, Utah
      Sitka Summer Music Festival, in Sitka, Alaska
      Spoleto USA, in Charleston, South Carolina
      Tanglewood, near Lenox, Massachusetts
  • Europe
    • European Festival of Youth Choirs

Country music festivals

  • Australia
    • Tamworth Country Music Festival
  • Canada
    • Merritt Mountain Music Festival

Dance and electronic music festivals

  • North America
    • Canada
      • World Electronic Music Festival
    • United States
      • Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Detroit, Michigan)
        Global Gathering (Miami, Florida)
        Ultra Music Festival (Miami, Florida)
  • Europe
    • Czech Republic
      • CzechTek
        Summer of Love
        Love Planet
    • Finland
      • Koneisto
    • Germany
      • Love Parade (Berlin)
        Nature One (Hunsrück)
        Mayday (Dortmund)
    • Hungary
      • Mayday
    • Italy
      • Dissonanze festival
    • Poland
      • Mayday
    • Portugal
    • Russia
      • Mayday
    • Serbia and Montenegro
      • EXIT
    • Spain
      • Sónar (Barcelona)
        Point Sound Festival - Caspe (Zaragoza)
        Rocket Festival (Andalucia)
    • Switzerland
      • Street Parade
    • United Kingdom and Ireland
      • Creamfields (Liverpool)
        The Glade (Newbury, Berkshire)
        Global Gathering (near Stratford-upon-Avon)
        Homelands (Winchester)
        Infest (Bradford)
        GuilFest Guildford UK
  • Australia
    • Earthcore
      Rainbow Serpent Festival
      What Is Music
  • South Africa
    • Tribal Council
  • New Zealand
    • Alpine Unity
      Starburst (Nelson)
      The Gathering (Nelson)
      Vizionz (Golden Bay)
  • Japan
    • The Gathering

Folk music festivals

  • United States
    • Central Ohio Folk Festival
      Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
      Great Lakes Folk Festival
      Hypnotic Clambake Folk Fest
      Kerrville Folk Festival
      New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)
      Newport Folk Festival
      Philadelphia Folk Festival
      String Band Rendezvous
      Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
  • Australia
    • National Folk Festival (Australia)
      Port Fairy Folk Festival
      Woodford Folk Festival
  • Canada
    • Calgary Folk Music Festival
      CKCU Ottawa Folk Festival
      Edmonton Folk Music Festival
      Mariposa Folk Festival
      Northern Lights Festival Boréal
      Vancouver Folk Music Festival
      Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Colombia
    • Vallenato Legend Festival
  • Europe
    • Estonia
      • Viljandi Folk Festival (Estonia)
    • Finland
      • Kaustinen Folk Music Festival
    • UK
      • Cambridge Folk Festival
        Cheltenham Folk Festival
        Home County Folk Festival
        Cropredy Festival
        Llangollen International Eisteddfod
        Middlewich Folk And Boat Festival
        Pontardawe International Folk Festival (Wales)
        Royal National Mod (Scotland)

Folklife festivals

Festival of American Folklife (Smithsonian Institution)
Kentucky Folklife Festival
Kutztown Festival
Louisiana Folklife Festival
Northwest Folklife Festival
Texas Folklife Festival
Prout Prout Festival

UK = Green Man Festival.

Hip Hop festivals

Hip Hop Kemp, Czech Republic
Splash Festival, Chemnitz, Germany

Jazz festivals

  • America
    • Chicago Jazz Festival
      The Lincoln Center’s Folk & Heritage Festival
      New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
      Playboy Jazz Festival, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
      Rochester International Jazz Festival
      Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of American Folklife
  • Canada
    • Festi Jazz International de Rimouski
      Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
  • Europe
    • Belgium
      • Blue Note Festival
        Gaume Jazz Festival
    • France
      • Nice Jazz Festival (Nice)
    • Finland
      • April Jazz
        Pori Jazz
    • Germany
      • JazzFest Berlin
    • Ireland
      • Cork Jazz Festival
    • Italy
      • Umbria Jazz
      • Roccella Jazz (Roccella Jonica) [2]
      • No Borders Music Festival (Tarvisio) [3]
    • Lithuania
      • Kaunas Jazz Festival
    • Malaysia
      • Penang Island Jazz Festival
    • Netherlands
      • North Sea Jazz Festival
    • Prague
      • Prague International Jazz Festival
    • Switzerland
      • Montreux Jazz Festival
    • UK
      • Brecon Jazz Festival
        Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Opera festivals

  • Glimmerglass Opera Festival
    Ilmajoki Music Festival
    Savonlinna Opera Festival

Pop Music Festivals

Reggae music festivals

Jamaican Reggae Festivals

  • Splash Festival, Jamaica
    Reggae Sunsplash, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
    Sting reggae music festival, Kingston, Jamaica
    Reggae Sumfest, Montego Bay, Jamaica
    OUR MUSIC FEST, Sherman NY, U.S.A.

International Reggae Festivals

  • Bob Marley Outernational Day, Perth, Western Australia
  • Seasplash Reggae Festival, Pula, Croatia [4]
  • MIDEM Reggae Showcase, Cannes, France
    Chiemsee Reggae Summer, Übersee, Germany
    Summerjam, Cologne, Germany
    LB27 Reggae Camp, Komarom, Hungary
  • Rototom Sunsplash, Italy [5]
  • Two 77 Splash, Amsterdam Netherlands [6]
  • Reggae Sundance, Eindhoven Netherlands [7]
  • Ostróda Reggae Festival, Ostróda, Poland
    Soca Reggae Riversplash, Tolmin, Slovenia,
    Uppsala Reggae Festival, Sweden
    Notting Hill Carnival, London, UK
    Reggae on the River, Humboldt County, California, United States
    Reggae on the Rocks (RoR), Morrison, CO, USA,
  • International Reggae Festivals at ReggaeSeen [8]
  • Spanish Reggae Festivals [9]
  • Mariporrón, La Rioja, Spain

Religious music festivals

Christian music festivals

Rock Music festivals

Historic festivals

  • Monterey Pop Festival (Monterey, California, 1967)
    Woodstock (Bethel, New York, 1969), Woodstock 1994 (Saugerties, New York), and Woodstock 1999 (Rome, New York)
    Altamont Speedway concert (Livermore, California, 1969)
    Festival Express (Toronto, Winnipeg and Calgary, Canada), 1970
    Isle of Wight Festival (Isle of Wight, 1970)
    Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival (Griffin, Indiana,1972)
    Summer Jam at Watkins Glen (Watkins Glen, New York, (1973))
    California Jam (Ontario, California, 1974)
    Ozark Music Festival (Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri, 1974)
    US Festival (San Bernardino, California, 1983 & 1984)
    Live Aid (multi-venue, 1985)
    Molson Canadian Rocks for Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2003)
    Live 8 (multi-venue, 2005)
    Volunteer Jam (multi-venue in Tennessee)

Festivals at multiple venues

  • Anger Management Tour
    Area Festival
    Family Values Tour
    Lilith Fair
    Monsters of Rock
    Music As A Weapon
    Sounds Of The Underground
    Summer Sanitarium
    Warped Tour

Current festivals

  • Asia
    • Japan
      • Fuji Rock Festival (Naeba)
    • Taiwan
      • Spring Scream
  • Australia and New Zealand
    • Big Day Out (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Perth, Auckland)
      Bloodlust (Sydney)
      Edgefest (New Zealand concert tour) New Zealand
      Falls Festival (Lorne, Victoria and Marion Bay, Tasmania)
      Gone South (Launceston, Hobart)
      Hardcore (Sydney)
      Homebake (Sydney)
      Livid (Brisbane (and Sydney, Melbourne for 2002))
      Meredith Music Festival (Meredith, Victoria)
      Metal for the Brain (Canberra)
      Melbourne International Music Festival
      Offshore Festival (Torquay, Victoria)
      Pyramid Rock Festival Pyramid Rock, Phillip Island, Victoria
      rock4rights (September 2006, Gold Coast, Australia)
      Rock-It (Perth)
      Samstock Music Festival Otago, New Zealand
      Splendour in the Grass Byron Bay, NSW
      Stonefest (Canberra)
  • Caribbean
    • Dominican Republic
      • Festival Presidente de la Musica Latina (Santo Domingo)
  • Europe
    • Austria
      • Aerodrome (Wiener Neustadt)
        FM4 Frequency (Salzburg)
        Nova Rock (Nickelsdorf)
        Wiesen (Wiesen)
    • Belgium
      • Dour Festival (Dour)
        Graspop Metal Meeting (Dessel)
        Pukkelpop (Kiewit)
        Rock Werchter (Werchter)
        Sfinks Festival (Boechout)
    • Czech Republic
      • Rock 4 People (Ceský Brod)
        Trutnov Rock Festival (Trutnov)
    • Denmark
      • Bork Havn Festival (Bork Havn)
        Danmarks Smukkeste Festival (Skanderborg Festival) (Skanderborg)
        Haze over Haarum (Harboøre)
        Jelling Festival (Jelling)
        Kløften Festival (Haderslev)
        Langelandsfestival (Rudkøbing)
        Midtfyns Festival (Ringe)
        Nibe Festival (Nibe)
        Roskilde Festival (Roskilde)
        Samsø Festival (Samsø)
        Skagen Festival (Skagen)
        Skive Beachparty (Skive)
        Tunø Festival (Tunø)
        Vig Festival (Vig)
    • France
      • Crescendo Festival (Royan)
        Eurockéennes (Belfort)
        Festi'Val-de-Marne (Val-de-Marne)
        Festival Art Rock (Saint-Brieuc)
        Festival Des Artefacts (Strasbourg)
        Festival des Vieilles Charrues (Carhaix)
        Festival du Bout du Monde (Brest)
        Festival Le Chien à Plumes (Montsaugeon)
        Festival Pantiero (Cannes)
        Festival Rock En Seine (Saint-Cloud)
        Festival Sous la Plage (Paris)
        Fête de l'Humanité
        Furia Sound Festival (Cergy-pontoise)
        La Route du Rock (Saint-Mâlo)
        Le Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats (Evreux)
        Les 3 Elephants (Lassay-les-Châteaux)
        Les Francofolies (La Rochelle)
        Les Transmusicales (Rennes)
        Les Vaches au Gallo (Louvigné du Désert)
        Les Volcaniques de Mars (Auvergne)
        Metal Therapy Festival (Amneville)
        Musiques en Stock (Cluses)
        Papillons de Nuit (Saint Laurent de Cuves)
        Printemps de Bourges (Bourges)
        Solidays (Longchamp)
    • Finland
      • Provinssirock (Seinäjoki)
        Ruisrock (Turku)
        Tuska Open Air Metal Festival (Helsinki)
    • Germany
      • Hurricane and Southside
        M'era luna (Hildesheim)
        Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park
        Wacken Open Air (Wacken)
        With Full Force Open Air (Lobnitz)
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
      • Oxegen Festival (Kildare)
        Electric Picnic (Stradbally, Co. Laois)
    • Italy
      • Festival del Rock[10] - Travedona-Monate - VA
      • Rock In Idro (Milan) [11]
      • Milano  : MIami Festival [12]
      • Independent Days Festival (Bologna) [13]
      • Flippaut Festival (Bologna)
      • Gods of Metal (Bologna) [14]
      • Heineken jammin' Festival (Imola) [15]
      • Goa-Boa Festival (Genoa) [16]
      • Traffic Torino Free Festival (Turin) [17]
      • Neapolis festival (Naples) [18]
      • Arezzo Wave (Arezzo) [19]
      • Summer Festival (Lucca/Brescia) [20]
      • Tora! Tora! Festival [21]
    • The Netherlands
      • Arrow Rock Festival
        Dynamo Open Air (Hellendoorn)
        Pinkpop (Landgraaf)
        Progpower Europe (Baarlo)
    • Norway
      • Inferno Metal Festival (Oslo)
    • Portugal
      • Paredes de Coura
        Vilar dos mouros
        Festival do Sudoeste
        Ilha do Ermal
    • Slovakia
      • Pohoda (Trencin) [22]
      • Topvar Rock Fest (Nove Mesto nad Vahom)[23]
    • Spain
      • Festival Internacional de Benicàssim
        Primavera Sound (Barcelona)
        Wintercase (Barcelona, Vitoria, Madrid and Valencia)
        Summercase (Barcelona and Madrid)
        Contempopranea (Alburquerque)
        Azkena Rock Festival (Vitoria)
        Tanned Tin (Santander firstly, then Castellón)
        Santander Summer Festival
        Festimad (Madrid)
    • Sweden
      • Arvika Festival (Arvika)
        Augustibuller (Lindesberg)
        Hultsfred Festival (Hultsfred)
        Storsjöyran (Östersund)
        Sweden Rock Festival (Norje)
        Uppsala Reggae Festival (Uppsala)
    • Switzerland
      • Caribana Festival (Crans-près-Céligny)
        Festival Rock Oz'Arènes (Avenches)
        Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux)
        Paléo Festival (Nyon)
    • United Kingdom
      • All Tomorrow's Parties (Camber Sands, East Sussex, England)
        Ashton Court Festival (Bristol,England)
        Bloodstock (Derby), England)
        Download Festival
        Glastonbury Festival (Pilton, Somerset, England)
        Greenbelt Festival
        GuilFest Guildford UK
        Isle of Wight Festival (Isle of Wight, England)
        Lillith Fair
        Reading and Leeds Festivals (Reading, Berkshire and Leeds, England)
        Secret Garden (Cambridgeshire, England)
        Summer Sundae (Leicester, England)
        St. Augustines Festival (Ipswich, England)
        T in the Park (Kinross, Scotland)
        Truck Festival (Oxfordshire, England)
        V Festival (Chelmsford and Staffordshire, England)
        The Full Ponty (Pontypridd, South Wales)
  • North America
    • Canada
      • Edgefest
        Halifax Pop Explosion Halifax
        North by Northeast, (Toronto, ON)
    • Mexico
      • BajaProg (Mexicali)
    • USA
      • All Tomorrow's Parties, (Los Angeles, CA)
        Austin City Limits Music Festival, ([Austin, TX])
        Big Creek Festival, (Pattonsburg, MO)
        Bonnaroo Music Festival, (Manchester, TN)
        Bumbershoot, (Seattle, WA)
        CMJ Music Marathon, (New York, NY)
        CMJ Rock Hall Music Fest, (Cleveland, OH)
        Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Indio, CA)
        Cornerstone Festival
        Farm Aid
        Friends of Kevin Festival, (Bellingham, WA)
        Heathen Crusade Metalfest, (Minneapolis, MN)
        HFStival, (Washington D.C.)
        Moondance Jam, (Walker, MN)
        NedFest: The Nederland Music & Arts Festival, (Nederland, CO)
        New England Metal And Hardcore Festival
        North Texas Rock Rally and Music Festival, (McKinney, TX)
        Progpower USA (Atlanta, GA)
        Seattle Metal Fest, (Seattle, WA)
        South by Southwest, (Austin, TX)
        Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival, (Lawrence, KS)
        Yggdrasil festival, (Geneva, MN)
  • South America
    • Argentina
      • Cosquín Rock, Cosquín
        Quilmes Rock, Buenos Aires
    • Brazil
      • Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro
    • Colombia
      • Rock al Parque, Bogotá
  • No fixed location
    • Terrastock

School Music Festivals

  • Columbus Invitational Music Festival (Columbus, Ga, 2006)

Cross-genre festivals

  • 3 Rivers Music Festival [24] in Columbia SC
  • All Good Music Festival [25] in Masontown, WV.
  • Another Roadside Attraction in Canada
    Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas* Caribana Festival in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Festival d'été de Québec in Quebec City, Canada
    Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance in Trumansburg, New York
    Francofolies de la Rochelle in France
    FrancoFolies de Montréal in Montréal, Canada
    Funky Elephant in Helsinki, Finland
    Global Gathering in Miami, Florida
    Iceland Airwaves (Reykjavík, Iceland) (Mostly Rock and Pop)
    Ladyfest (International)
    Melbourne International Festival of Brass in Victoria, Australia
    Music Midtown (Atlanta)
    Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    North by Northeast (NXNE) (Toronto, Ontario)
    Northwest Region Music Festival
    Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    South by Southwest (SXSW) (Austin, Texas) Folk and Rock music, plus film and other media.
    Street Scene San Diego Music festival held in San Diego, California each summer.
    Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Annual multi-genre music festival.
    Sunfest, London, Ontario. Annual World Music festival
  • Voix d'Amériques, Montréal, Quebec. Annual spoken word festival. [26]
  • WOMAD (World of Music, Arts & Dance) Festival in New Plymouth, New Zealand March 11-13 2005 WOMAD website
  • Couleur Café Festival in Brussels, Belgium
  • Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tennessee; occurs in early May annually; multi-genre with emphasis on blues and rock
  • Crossingborder the Netherlands

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