The 5 biggest music festivals from around the world
Platinum DJs have enjoyed some fantastic music festivals this year. It’s a pleasure to be invited to play at music festivals as the crowd and the atmosphere are always so euphoric.
With festival season drawing to a close it got us thinking about where the biggest festivals in the world are. How many have you been to?
Przystanek Woodstock (Poland)
Poland’s Przystanek festival pays homage to the legendary Woodstock festival of 1979. The festival is free and usually has an attendance of about 550,000 people. The festival is primarily a rock music festival and usually hosts about 80 different acts.
Coachella (California, USA)
America’s most popular festival Coachella is consistently a complete sell out. The festival holds about 675,000 people and has a laid back, hippie vibe. The lineup is usually very varied with an emphasis on alternative and indie genres.
SummerFest (Winconsin, USA)
SummerFest is another popular American music festival with a capacity of 800,000 – 1 million. This enormous festival hosts a whopping 800+ different acts across a number of stages.
Although Mawazine’s line-up is fairly miniscule compared to SummerFest, attendance at the Moroccan event dwarfs SummerFest’s. With just 90 acts playing across 7 different stages Mawazine festival still attracts about 2.5 million people each year. The lineup is largely made up of African artists although they have also hosted huge international names like Lionel Richie and Rihanna.
Donauinselfest (Vienna, Austria)
With an attendance of over 3.2 million people Donauinselfest dwarfs any of the UK’s festivals and takes the crown for the biggest music festival in the world. The festival has been going for over 30 years now and usually hosts about 2,000 acts across 21 different stages.