Top 10 Music Festivals around the world and Turkey

Attending a festival; sometimes it is like stepping into a whole new world, sometimes returning to the city where you were born. Brand new experiences in these places and the great music you enjoy listening to are waiting for you in a completely different way. Regardless of the situation, participating in a good festival is an adventure in itself. Watch the best stage performances, listen to the best live performances, embrace music and innovation! Here are 10 music festival absolute need to participate in the world and Turkey.



The Sonar Festival, which has been held in Barcelona since 1994, is one of the largest festivals in the world. The festival brings together the best of electronic dance music in a spectacular format. With technology, creativity and music, it offers participants a very different experience. Since 2002, continued to be held in various cities. Sonar Istanbul is carried out in Turkey since 2017. This year, more than 10,000 people are expected to meet music and technology at this festival.


Burning Man

Imagine a festival where the best DJs, people from around the world and a post-apocalyptic atmosphere are together. Promising much more than a music festival, Burning Man offers its participants a unique experience. The festival takes place in the middle of the Nevada desert and ends with the burning of a massive statue of a wooden man. In 2019, the festival is expected to take place from 25 August to 2 September 2019.

Electronica Festival

Electronica Festival, which has been held in Istanbul and Çeşme for 15 years, brings together artists and DJs from all over the world with music lovers. Up to this time, many important names such as Red Aces, Eagles & Butterflies, Dominik Eulberg and Claptone met music lovers at this festival. This year, festivals Istanbul part is expected to take place on July 12-13 and Çeşme part on August 12-13.

Bonnaroo Festival

Bonnaro, art and music festival in Tennessee since 2002, is one of the most popular. The festival brings together the most prominent names of hip-hop, dance, rock and many other genres. The festival is expected to take place in June this year.


One of the best music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland hosts famous and successful DJs. The festival offers a visual feast to its guests with laser, water and fireworks. The scene literally depicts a dream. Tomorrowland tickets are sold out from the very first moment they go on sale.


Cappadox, which is an extraordinary festival, takes place in the magnificent nature of Cappadocia. The festival was held in 2015, where different disciplines such as gastronomy, contemporary art and music meet. There are four different package options for the festival: Traveler, Explorer, Passenger and Adventurer. The date that the festival will take place this year has not yet been announced.

Zeytinli Rock Festival

Zeytinli Rock Festival, which is one of the famous festivals in Turkey, is almost a parade of Turkish rock music. Takes place in Edremit, Akcay Beach, in this festival, important shows and stage shows are exhibited. Hayko Cepkin, for example, took the stage with a parachute from a height of one thousand meters at the festival in 2018. This year, it is expected that prominent names will participate in this festival.


Coachella, which we frequently see that the Turkish celebrities are participated in, has been taking place since 1999. The festival, which takes place in California, offers a wide range of hip-hop, R&B and electronic dance music. This year, the festival was attended by many famous names from the music world such as Tame Impala and Ariana Grande.

Bozcaada Jazz Festival

Bozcaada Jazz Festival, where you can experience the most beautiful form of nature and jazz since 2017, has many influences like Balkan, ethnic, funk and pop. Along with concerts, there are also social projects and gastronomy activities spreading to the island.



Held on the forested island of Obudai-Sziget on the Danube, Sziget is one of the most important festivals in the world and Europe. The festival, which hosts the important names of indie music, has been held since 1993. The festival has nearly 50 different stages. Foo Fighters, Twenty One Pilots and Richard Ashcroft are expected to attend the festival in August this year.


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