Combine a music festival into your trip
Here are a diverse range of Music festivals in different locations worldwide to consider. Plenty more to suggest as well.
Held in late April out in the desert close to Palm Springs in California. Largely aimed at a younger age group. This is a 3 day festival held over 2 weekends and camping facilities are provided. A great diversity of musical genres. Crowds of approx 50,000 per day.
SARAWAK RAINFOREST WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Held in June in Sarawak approx 40 mins from Kuching. This is a 3 day festival and invites musicians from all continents plus many Indigenous musicians from Borneo. A small intimate festival in a unique environment. This is an event for all ages.
HARDLY STRICTLY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Held in October in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco over 3 days. This is a free festival and was started by a venture capitalist Warren Hellman initially focusing on Bluegrass music but has now expanded to an Americana/Roots music festival.
ROCK IN RIO
Held in September in Rio De Janeiro. This is a massive event and will be over 7days with possibly up to 700,000 people attending. What better combination can you get. Major rock groups will be on the bill.
Held in June at Pilton in the UK. This is a very large outdoor festival and camping is the attraction with potential for lots of mud and fun. Long running festival of 42yrs duration.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Held at the Fairgrounds racetrack in New Orleans over 2 weekends from late April to early May. 11 stages with a great mix of music styles for everyone. This is a music city and lots of night gigs also on in combination with the event.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Held in Austin at Zilker Park in October. Big festival set over 2 weekends. Good mix of all music styles presented on 8 stages. Excellent time of the year in this unique music city. Plenty of night gigs to attend as well.
Held in August in Tel Aviv over 3 days. Largely aimed at Alternative rock music. This festival has been in operation for 20yrs now and is placed in different cities each year. This location would provide a terrific opportunity to explore the Middle East as well.
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL
Held in Clarksdale, Mississippi 11-14 April. This is a festival like no other. Small town fair combined with a celebration of the blues. Lots of free entertainment, even pig races. Visit up to 20 odd juke joints with lots of local performers in action.