If you missed out on Coachella this year (hashtag #nochella), don’t throw your flower crown on a bonfire just yet. There are loads of killer music festivals happening around the world in 2017, and it’s not too late to get yourself to one. Happy dancing.
Sasquatch, USA, May 26-28
A month after Coachella, head north to Washington State and the Sasquatch festival. If you’re up for the three-hour drive outside Seattle, you’ll be treated to a line-up including Frank Ocean, Chance The Rapper, Aussies Rufus Du Sol, MGMT and The Shins, with a stunning mountain backdrop and fun-but-chilled-out crowd.
Bonnaroo, USA, June 8 – 11
Stick around Stateside a little longer and you can also do Bonnaroo. It’s on the other side of the country from Coachella and Sasquatch, held on acres of farmland in Tennessee, but the travel will be well worth it: U2, Flume, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Lorde, and Major Lazer are all taking the stage.
Primavera Sound, Spain, May 31 – June 4
Join the fiesta in Barcelona at Primavera Sound, where Arcade Fire, Solange, Bon Iver, The XX and Frank Ocean are all set to perform. The line-up includes a good mix of rock, electronic music and hip-hop, so you’ll always find something you want to dance to. It’s Spain, so there’s no doubt the jugs of sangria will be plentiful.
Glastonbury, UK, June 21 – 25
Music lovers have been flocking to the fields south-west of Bath in England since the 1970s, and the line-up only keeps getting better over the years. In 2017, you’ll catch Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Katy Perry, Lorde, Phoenix, Haim and so many more. Bring your gumboots – the festival is notorious for turning to mud when it rains, although you’ll be having so much fun you’ll barely notice.
Tomorrowland, Belgium, July 21 – 23
If electronic music is your thing, Tomorrowland is your mecca. Every year the world’s best DJ and electro acts perform at Tomorrowland, which is now also held annually in the US and Brazil. At the Belgium headquarters, this year you can move your body to Eric Prydz, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Alison Wonderland and Duke Dumont.
Splendour In The Grass, Australia, July 21 – 23
In 2017 festival-heads will have to choose between Tomorrowland in Belgium or Splendour In The Grass, held on the same dates on the other side of the world in the hinterland outside Byron Bay, Queensland. It’s a must for every Aussie worth their expertly-curated Spotify playlist, bringing some of the world’s best acts all the way Down Under – this year that includes Queens Of The Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, Tove Lo and Father John Misty. But don’t forget the local acts – Vance Joy, Cut Copy and Bernard Fanning will all be playing.
Fuji Rock, Japan, July 28 – 30
The annual music festival held a few hours north-west of Tokyo by car is on every respectable music lover’s bucket-list. This year, the world-class line-up includes Bjork, Gorillaz, Lorde, and Major Lazer. And given the Japanese love of politeness and cleanliness, Fuji Rock probably has the cleanest festival port-a-loos in the world.