If you love nothing more than feeling the sun beating down on your skin as you listen to your favourite artist belt out a chart-topping tune just metres away from you, you probably already have your heart set on which international music festivals you would like to attend in 2022. It can be difficult to pick just a handful from such a seemingly endless list but by knowing which international music festivals are worth your time and money, you can start planning and be confident that you have made the right decisions. To familiarise yourself with the best upcoming events for 2022, continue reading.
Coachella Music & Arts Festival (April 15-17 & 22-24)
If you know anything about international music festivals, you will know that Coachella Music & Arts Festival is the go-to event for celebrities, actors, musicians, and content creators to not only perform but also attend with 2017’s edition breaking records by attracting over 250,000 partygoers and grossing over $114 million in total. This has led to a coveted ticket for the two-day event becoming highly sought-after, as well as expensive, with the opportunity to snap a social media-worthy photo against a giant art sculpture deep within the Californian desert lurking around just about every corner.
Tomorrowland (July 22-24 & 29-31)
If electronic music is more of your thing, Tomorrowland is definitely worth a mention. It was first held in 2005 and has taken place annually ever since to climb the ranks and become the most recognisable electronic dance music festival to be held throughout the world with 2019’s event attracting a staggering 400,000 attendees. It has always been held in Boom, Flanders, Belgium and with this year’s instalment set to return to the town, which has slowly but surely become synonymous with the festival, it may be worth organising flights, accommodation, and travel insurance sooner rather than later so you can start counting down until you can get up close and personal with some of the planet’s greatest DJs.
Hellfest Open Air Festival (June 17-19)
If you are partial to a bit of punk rock, glam rock, or funk rock, France’s Hellfest Open Air Festival should be on your radar this year. It manages to flawlessly encompass a wide range of rock subgenres whilst remaining true to its underlying mission to bring some of the best artists in rock to a crowd of music-hungry attendees. It has been compared to the UK’s Download Festival, which was first held in 2003, and having made a considerable impact since its first edition in 2006, it may very well edge closely behind in second place. With over 55,000 tickets sold in 2017 alone, its consistently high attendance levels have also led to it being named the French music festival with the largest turnover.
Mad Cool Festival (July 6-10)
It may have only existed since 2016 in its home of Madrid, Spain, but Mad Cool Festival has already grown at a rate that has become impossible for music fans all over the world to ignore. With impressive line-ups that have already included the likes of The Who, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Pearl Jam, and Metallica, it has the potential to become one of the planet’s most popular music festivals in just a few short years.
If you are starting to put the feelers out to determine which international music festivals you should attend later this year, it may be worth familiarising yourself with the best upcoming events for 2022. This includes Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Tomorrowland, Hellfest Open Air Festival, and Mad Cool Festival.