The Best Music Festivals Part 2

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Love Parade
Love Parade Website
The Love Parade is one of the biggest gatherings of people, with up to a million people attending in certain years. Originating in Berlin, the Love Parade features floats with different DJs and artists (mobile clubs, if you will) all meeting up at a finale location, where those top DJs trade off half-hour sets. Note that the Love Parade has been cancelled every random year because the aquiring of permits have been getting tougher. However, the promoters are always pushing to get it going again. So always check their website to see if it is on again.

Rothbury Festival

Rothbury Festival Website
Rothbury, MI
Rothbury is a 4 day jam band type of festival that started in 2008. And it was regarded as a success with well over 30 thousand people in attendance. So check out for a return in 2009 and beyond.

T In The Park
T In The Park Website
Balado, Scotland, United Kingdom
T in the Park is perhaps the biggest music festival in Scotland, and has grown a lot over the years. They have featured artists like the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay and many more.

Global Gathering
Global Gathering Website
Stratford-upon Avon, England, United Kingdom
Global Gathering is one of the biggest dance music festivals in the world with some of the biggest DJs and artists from around the world. It's size is almost comparable to Coachella, but with mostly electronic and dance music.

Fuji Rock Festival
Fuji Rock Festival Website
Naeba, Japan
Once located near Mt. Fuji (where it got its name), Fuji Rock has since moved to a ski resort that also has a very serene location within the wilderness. It is also Japan's biggest festival as over a hundred thousand people attend every year.

Tomorrowland Website
Boom, Belgium
Crazy dance music festival that has gotten a lot of attention over the years.


Lollapalooza Website
Chicago, IL
Occuring in Grant Park, Lollapalooza is one of the longest running festivals in the USA. Unfortuately, like the Love Parade in Germany, Lollapalooza has been cancelled in some of its years, but instead due to declining sales. Over the past few years, however, they have made a come back and is stronger than ever, acquiring artists like Kanye West, Depeche Mode, Muse and many more.

All Points West
All Points West Website
Jersey City, NJ
Put on by the people behind Coachella, they coined All Points West, "Coachella East," as it debuted in 2008. While bringing acts like Radiohead and Jack Johnson, it is still yet to be determined if "Coachella East" will become an annual festival. So lookout for an announcement soon.

Creamfields Website
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Another huge dance music festival in the UK, Creamfields features some of the biggest and best DJs and electronic acts from all over the world.

Outside Lands
Outside Lands Website
San Francisco, CA
Happening in Golden Gate Park, Outside Lands has become one of the hottest new events in the United States. 2008 marked the year where Radiohead became the first band to play at night in the park.

Burning Man
Burning Man Website
Black Rock Desert, NV
Described as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance, Burning Man isn't for those with a faint of heart. It's basically camping in the middle of nowhere with 50,000 people while cool art and music surround you. Your post-apocalyptic paradise is here.


Street Scene
Street Scene Website
San Diego, CA
Street Scene has consistently grown over the years and has become like a mini Coachella that takes place in San Diego.

Love Fest
Love Fest Website
San Francisco, CA
Usually happening in late September through early October, Love Fest is basically the Love Parade of the west coast United States. It has been growing steadily over the years as over a hundred thousand people have recently turned out.


Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Website
Austin, TX
Austin City Limits is another big festival in the United States that is growing in popularity and is coming to rival Coachella and Bonnaroo. Austin seems like a damn cool city.

CMJ Website
New York City, NY
CMJ is a music and film festival that is a great place for independent artists and bands that want to get noticed by industry professionals. Indie bands from all over the world play in the coolest clubs the city has to offer.

Vegoose Website
Las Vegas, NV
Happening over Halloween weekend, Vegoose made for an extremely fun destination. However, despite bringing artists like Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine and Daft Punk in the years past, Vegoose was cancelled in 2008. On their website, the promoters do promise a come back in the near future so look for it.

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