When: 11-14 June 2020
Where: Isle of Wight, UK
Isle of Wight Festival is renowned for exclusive, legendary headliners – Fleetwood Mac, The Stone Roses, Bruce Springsteen – and eclectic lineups that pay homage to its own incredible history. Now over 50 years on from the original edition, IOW is as strong as ever.
When: July 17-29, 2020
Where: Ferropolis (2 Hours outside Berlin)
Melt Festival is a rock, electronic, and pop festival that exists within the imposing grounds of the Ferropolis; a museum of titanic mid-20th-century industrial machinery which is located just outside of Gräfenhainichen, Germany.
When: Mid July
Where: Benicassim, Spain
A big hit with regulars on the UK festival scene. This is thanks to a line-up that can compete with any of the main British festivals with the added benefit of beaches and nice weather.
Where: Sziget Festival, Hungary
This weeklong event is pretty damn enormous with 20 different stages set in woodlands by the River Danube. With so many stages, there is music to suit all tastes with everything from pop and punk to psychedelic rock and reggae on the bill.
When: 2 weekends in mid-April
The iconic Coachella has been drawing a huge crowd of music fans to Empire Polo Club in Indio since 1999. The festival’s past headliners are often world-renowned artists such as Beyoncé, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, and Paul McCartney.
When: June 5-7, 2020
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York City
For the east coast residents looking to enjoy an unbelievable festival with the iconic NYC skyline as a backdrop, make your way to Governor’s Ball.
Music festivals can be pretty overwhelming, what with the round-the-clock synergy, the required energy, the noise, the heat, the extraordinary stimuli – the list goes on.
If you plan on heading out Friday morning, save yourself the stress by packing your bags, your cooler, and the car on Thursday night. That way Friday morning you can do a quick last minute check and hit the road.
As we now all rely heavily on our phones and cameras it’s important you take spare batteries or a portable charger with you. If your festival is for a few days and they don’t provide any power sources then you may want to even take a few to keep you going.