The world's best festivals 2020
It's only a few days and it's usually not too relaxing, but the nights in a tent, the feeling of togetherness on the festival grounds and the concerts of your favourite artists make a festival a memory you will never forget. Check out the most exciting, coolest and extraordinary festivals in the world! But you have to be quick because tickets sell out fast and sometimes sell out more than half a year in advance.
Experience an unforgettable festival
Festivals in Spring 2020
Venice Carnival - Venice, Italy
The world's most unique carnival festival takes place annually in Venice because it is not the largest carnival caravan that counts here, but the most beautifully decorated gondola. Costumes should be pompous and conspicuous instead of scarce and funny, and so the carnival in Venice becomes a fashion show in a fairytale world.
Date: February 8th - 25th, 2020
Coachella - California, USA
Coachella is one of the most famous festivals in the USA. Many celebrities are there every year! Besides the performance of famous artists, there is also a lot of art to admire and pop-up restaurants where you can try amazing food! The tickets are always sold out super fast. So if you want to go there, find out when the ticket sales start!
Date: April 10th - 19th, 2020
Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, USA
EDC Las Vegas is a huge party! The festival takes place in the desert near Las Vegas and you dance through the night. The best DJs in the world perform and the festival grounds and stages are amazing. Let yourself be fascinated by the colours and lights!
Genre: Music (Electronic)
Date: May 15th - 17th, 2020
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Festivals im Summer
Meadows in the Mountains - Bulgaria
On the summit of the Rhodope Mountains, on Bulgaria border to Greece, this cosmic festival takes place where music and nature become one. Listen to experimental bands and DJs and take part in workshops or wellness sessions.
Genre: Music (Alternative, Electronic)
**Date: June 3rd - 7th, 2020.
Exit Festival – Novi Sad, Serbia
Exit Festival began in 2000 as a student protest and is today one of the largest music festivals in South-Eastern Europe. The stages are scattered around a fortress and the DJs who play here describe it as one of the most beautiful places there is.
Date: July 9th - 12th, 2020
Tomorrowland - Boom, Belgium
Like you're immersed in a fairy tale, magical! The Tomorrowland in Belgium is one of the most famous festivals for electronic music and impresses every year with impressive stage shows and attention to detail on the festival grounds. Once in a lifetime, you have to dive into the world of Tomorrowland!
Genre: Music (Electronic)
Date: July 17th - 19th, 2020 and July 24th - 26th, 2020.
Gaypride - Amsterdam, Netherlands
In Amsterdam one of the most famous LGBT festivals in Europe takes place. The highlight is a carnival-like parade, with colourfully dressed participants in imaginatively decorated carriages or boats. After the parade, impressive after-parties will take place throughout the city.
Date: July 25th - August 2nd, 2020
La Tomatina - Buñol, Spain
Probably the most bizarre festival in this list, because a big tomato battle breaks out at this festival. Yes, you have read correctly... In the narrow streets of a small Spanish town, near Valencia, you throw yourself with tomatoes on this day and celebrate a big party.
Date: August 26th, 2020.
Burning Man - Nevada, USA
Maybe the most special festival, Burning Man. Every year a city is built in the middle of the desert of Nevada. Here you will live according to the 10 principles once elaborated by the organizers, including tracelessness, generosity and participation in the community. The festival is shaped by people, with music, art and culture, a very special experience!
Date: August 30th - September 7th, 2020
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Festivals in Autumn
Oktoberfest - Munich, Germany
A festival of a different kind, where the focus is on getting together, traditional Bavarian food and good beer! Rides and countless other attractions make sure that the Oktoberfest in Munich never gets boring!
Genre: Folk festival
Date: September 19th - October 4th, 2020
Yi Peng Lantern Festival - Chiang Mai, Thailand
A magical festival, rich in tradition, where rice paper lanterns rise above houses and temples into the sky.
Date: October 31st - November 1st, 2020
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Festivals in Winter
Wonderfruit Festival - Pattaya, Thailand
An eco-friendly festival in Thailand, dedicated to art, music and new ideas, featuring an international music line-up and impressive light installations between trees and sustainable stages.
Genre: Music, Sustainability
Date: December 12th - 16th, 2020.
Magnetic Fields - Rajasthan, India
This festival in India is a bit different. It takes place in a 17th-century palace, where underground culture meets Indian culture, creating a great mix of musical styles! You can also relax completely with workshops, stargazing and yoga!
Genre: Music, Spirituality
Date: December 13th - 15th, 2020
We wish you a great festival season!
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