Mere mentions of music festivals are enough to help you visualize endless excitement, a colorful narrative of unique perspectives, a party-like atmosphere and an outstanding experience. OROGOLD Cosmetics examines some of the top 2015 music festivals in this article. With most of these festivals being held in different parts of the world, you don’t need to venture too far in search of some of the greatest musical acts. Each of the music festivals on this OROGOLD list is an ideal way to experience a whole world of fun and excitement.
Coachella, California, USA
Coachella is one of the best music festivals for people who love music and art. Considered to be a protector of the hippie and independent music culture, Coachella has celebrations that take place over two weeks for 3 full days. The stage showcases talents of emerging and established artists who provide the huge crowds with some of the most mesmerizing live acts. Coachella is also famous for its camping as visitors are allowed to camp on the festival grounds on all 3 festival days. Some of the top performers that have performed at the Coachella Music Festival include The Killers, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z.
South by Southwest, Texas, USA
The 2014 line-up boasted of heavyweights such as Lady Gaga, Perfect Pussy, Big Freedia, Ryan Hemsworth and Allen Stone. The South by Southeast festival is equally famous for uncovering raw talent. The festival involves hopping around different Austin bars, mingling with fans and celebrities associated with the music industry and watching the future stars make a name for themselves.
Considered to be one of the most anticipated and popular music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland promises an electronic dance music experience unlike any other. The festival started off with just 9000 people in the year 2005, but it has emerged as one of the hottest events in the annual music calendar. Some of the main charms of Tomorrowland include 10 unique stages that host about 400 DJs from all over the world, non-stop music, fantasy-like setups and phenomenal EDM music. The top Tomorrowland performers include Armin van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, Moby and Push.
Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida, USA
The Ultra Music Festival is held in the exotic city of Miami and is known to attract world famous stars like David Guetta, Afrojack, Tiesto, Deadmau5 and Zedd. The 2015 lineup features names such as Avicci, Tiesto, David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Kiesza and Skrillex. Ultra is another EDM music festival to look forward to. It is considered to be the most popular one in North America and is known to attract music lovers from all over the world.
Exit started off as a student movement that fought for the rights of the people of Serbia, but it transformed into one of the most popular music festivals in the world in no time at all. The festival revolves around socio-political themes and attracts close to 2 million music fans each year. Some of the top acts to grace the stage of Exit include Duran Duran, Sun Focus, Guns N’ Roses, MIA and Thieves like Us.
Sziget, Budapest, Hungary
Sziget ranks among the top 5 music festivals in Europe. It features all sorts of genres such as hip-hop, alternative rock, reggae, indie and rock and has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the year 1993. The festival is actually known to be one of the hottest attractions of Hungary in the month of August. Some of the top Sziget performers include Fat Boy Slim, Sex Pistols, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs and Chemical Brothers.
Governors Ball, New York, USA
Governors Ball showed the world that the show must simply go on in the year 2013 when it weathered a flash flood warning and a tropical storm and still managed to entertain the hundreds of thousands who flocked to enjoy the festival. Its enormous success ensured that it managed to attract names like Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Disclosure, Interpol and OutKast in the year 2014. The year 2015 promises to go one up with a lineup that features stars like Ryan Adams, Lana Del Ray, Black Keys, Deadmau5, Drake and Bjork.
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
Glastonbury is considered to be one of the most reputed and one of the longest running music festivals in the world. This 5-day extravaganza is literally a dream come true for anyone who lives and breathes music. After starting off things on a small scale, Glastonbury rose to international fame and today, the passes get sold out within hours. Apart from exciting music, circus acts, comedy shows, cabaret acts and art fairs are also a part of the Glastonbury experience. Some of the top stars to showcase their talents at the Glastonbury Music Festival include Van Morrison, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Oasis, Beyonce, The Cure, Metallica and Radiohead.
Sunburn, Goa, India
Although most people wouldn’t associate India with international music festivals, Sunburn has really managed to make quite a name for itself in the international EDM scene. Despite being launched only in the year 2007, Sunburn has already become popular all over the world. It is held across 3 days and is known to attract some of the best talent from the world of electronic dance music. The festival is mainly characterized by its beautiful fusion of space and sound, and its top notch lighting. Some of the top Sunburn performers include Danny Avila, Oliver Dollar, Baauer, Michael Koma and Head Hunter.