With Beyoncé, Eminem and the Weeknd headlining Coachella 2018, it will never be too late to start planning your music festivals pilgrimages. PEAKLIFE brings a line-up of the biggest and best music festivals of the year.
Music is a moral law which gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to imagination, charm, and gaiety to life. Music festivals are some of the biggest, finest and heaviest hitters in the world. With their origin in hippy era music festivals around the world host millions of visitors each year, and people come from all over the world to see some of the biggest names in the music industry. So whether you want rolling fields, sun-kissed beaches or even a festival where the sun never sets, here are just a few of the best and the biggest music festivals lined up this year.
When? April 13-15, April 20-22
Where? Empire Polo Club in Indio, California
What? Coachella will take place over two weekends with the line-up hinting at a genre shift for a festival once dominated by rock bands like Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC and Radiohead. This year, the guitars are much scarcer, with St. Vincent, the war on Drugs and Haim representing a younger generation taking the rock in disparate directions. Instead, there’s plenty of hip-hop, with Eminem headlining on the heels of a new Album, “Revival”, and sets lined up from Cardi B, Migos, Vince Staples. Other performers include SZA, King Krule, and David Byrne. The main draw, of course, will be Beyoncé.
When? 20 July-29 July
Where? It takes place at recreation area De Schorre in Boom, Belgium
What? It is an electronic music festival held in Belgium. With roots that can be traced back to 2005, this event has grown into one of the best-known music festivals, organized by Dutch Dance music super-promoters ID&T. This event is among a growing number of live music festivals catering to a younger generation with add-on experiences. It is going to have famous DJs like David Guetta, Like Mike, Martin Garrix and many more.
When? July 12-15
Where? Novi Sad, Serbia
What? It is another world-famous music festival and one of the most recognized.It has electronic, metal, hip-hop and punk music. Showcasing a hugely diverse lineup, recent line-ups have featured The Killers, Hardwell, and Jason Derulo, showing exactly why EXIT has become as popular as it is done.
When? July 27-31
Where? Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
What? It is biggest outdoor music event in Japan and one of the largest in Asia and the World. The backdrop to the festival is the mountains of Naeba which are lush and green in summer. It showcases rock and electronic music and will be hosting artists like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, James Blake, Beck, Wilco and many more.
Hangout Music Festival
When? May 18-20
Where? Gulf Shores Public Beach, United States
What? Everybody’s favorite beachside dance party, Hangout Festival, will take place on the beaches of Gulf Shore. Notable acts include Kendrick Lamar, The Killers, St. Vincent, SZA and Sunflower Bean. Also playing are The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Logic, Lil Pumps, The Struts and many more. At this festival, girls having fun, at the beach is a classic scene that will balance perfectly with sand volleyball games and picturesque ocean sunsets amenities.