Music festivals are community events that are emphasized towards a performance at an area with dance and music that is often segregated as a performance-based on musical genres like jazz, country, classical, folk etc. Sometimes, they’re also based on the musicians, the locality or the event of a holiday. They’re held in arenas with tents and other roofed stages that are designed for the performers. Apart from the music, drinks and dance, other attractions that magnetize the fans and music festival lovers include merchandise, vending, crafts, the performance of art, love for the artists or the musicians and many others.
Sometimes, these festivals are also accompanied by and accounted for charitable causes about social or political issues. While some of the music festivals like that from the rock are held once every year, the others are held for the charitable funds during different intervals of the year. Another type of these festivals is help for the purpose of education which is organized locally by the communities and the regions to benefit and enhance the popularity of rising musicians in the genre.
Music Festivals around the world
The world’s largest music festival is the one held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is an 11-day event and is held annually since 1968. It attracts a massive crowd of approximately 1,000,000 people from all over the world every single year. The festival also hosts various genres of artists – approximately 800 from all the levels and countries.
The largest open-air music festival was also considered as the second largest music festival in the hold is the Woodstock festival that takes place in Europe. This festival has been conducted annually from the year 1969 with nearly 75,000 attendees every year.
The Roskilde Music festival held every year in Denmark is another famous musical event that attracts about 135,000 fans and spectators every year. This festival started as early as five years ago and has still managed to secure the position of the biggest non-annual Greenfield festival in the world.
When they’re measured by landmass, the Queensland music festival is one of the biggest in the sector of land-based music festivals. They’re headquartered in Australia, and they’re generally held over the period of one week, in July every year.
Music festival genre
Since we’ve noted the popular music festivals that take place every year in different parts of the world, they’re majority segregated by the days, depending on the type of genre played each day. Some f the prominent and famous music festival genres from around the world are:
- Jazz music festivals
- Metal music festivals
- Electronic music festivals
- Refer to music festivals
- Punk rock music festivals
- Rock music festivals
- Gothic or Goth music festivals
Depending on the genre of music, the festivals attract the type of crowd accordingly.