Music is universally loved from toddlers bouncing around to sing-a-long tapes to young adults hitting the dance floors of clubs around the world. Live music festivals are a great way to appreciate all kinds of artists and genres. There are a number of festivals held around the world that warrant a weekend spent in a tent with little more than a port-a-loo and loads of sun cream.
Siesta Festival Sweden:
According to Festivals Europe, the Siesta Festival is held in Hässleholm, Sweden and draws in around 7000 people annually. This Swedish festival is a wonderful way to see some of the country’s landscape, meet the locals and experience an energetic atmosphere, while seeing some of the local talent. It began in 2003 and spans three days over the last weekend of May.
Isle of Wight Festival:
Every June locals and visitors look forward to the Isle of Wight festival held at Seaclose Park in New Port, England. NZ Girl reports that it has quickly become one of the country’s best music events. Every year the line-up gets better with new local and international acts added. This year’s line-up includes Kings of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs and Foo Fighters.
NZ Girl also reports that the Serbian EXIT music festival is one of the best events to attend. It started in 2000 and is held annually at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad. According to NZ Girl, over 100 000 festival goers visit Serbia every year for this event. It definitely is one of the most unique venues; an eighteenth century fortress. Watch out for acts like Arcade Fire, Portishead and Jamiroquai set to rock this year’s festival.
If you’re going to be spending a couple of days at a music festival it’s always best to come prepared:
- Bring ample sun protection.
- Check the weather forecast for the area over a few days and pack accordingly.
- Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated.
- Bring along some snacks for if you get hungry late at night.
- An extra blanket or two is a good idea in case the weather changes.
- Try keeping as few valuables as possible on your person or in your tent.
- Keep a copy of the line-up with you at all times; you don’t want to miss out on your favourite act because you forgot they were playing.
- If you’re there with friends find a landmark (the bar, a communal tent) where you can all meet up in case you lose one another.
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