What is the Best Music Festival in the World? 

There are many great music festivals to choose from, but what is the best one for you? We’ve ranked the top three below, and the question isn’t as easy as it might seem. From Coachella to Outside Lands to Roskilde Festival, we’ll help you decide. After all, we’ve all been to some of these, right? Let’s take a look. And if you haven’t yet been to one, we hope these recommendations help you make your decision! 

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Caveman Music Festival

If you’re wondering if Caveman Music Festival is the best music festival in the world, the answer is definitely yes. Every year the lineup gets better and more exclusive headliners are added. And of course, the festival is incredibly busy. As a result, you can expect long lines – to get into the festival and to leave at night. It can also be difficult to meet up with friends if you’re not at the festival during peak hours, or if you’re not in the mood for conversation, as the only cell service available is very limited. 

Bonnaroo 

The legendary Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been in existence since 1982. Since its inception, it has sold out every year. The festival has been ranked as the best music festival in the world by Billboard.com, while the festival is also a top destination for many country music fans. For a complete list of who to see at Bonnaroo, read on. Here’s why: 

Lollapalooza 

During its run in Denver from 1992 to 1997, Lollapalooza brought back many of the bands that made the festival famous. While its lineup included a plethora of big-name acts like U2, Metallica, Soundgarden, and Ramones, some critics deemed it too corporate. Nonetheless, Metallica persisted and delivered some of their most intense sets to new fans at the Irvine, Calif., venue. 

Roskilde Festival 

One of the reasons Roskilde is considered the best music festival in the world is that it is remarkably peaceful. Most music festivals have testosterone-fueled crowds that can cause havoc and mayhem, but this one is surprisingly calm. Taking place over eight days, the festival is staffed with over 32,000 volunteers who help with security, hydration, crowd control, and more. 

SXSW 

The festival is held in March and attracts a large number of international artists. Unknown talent is often highlighted alongside worldwide superstars. This means the festival is a perfect platform for artists outside the Anglo-American music scene. Those who are not in a position to afford tickets are often able to attend for free. However, you should always bring a charger with you to make sure you never run out of power.