FMUW: 5 Largest music festivals in the world

Listening to music has evolved over the years, before you would have to buy a phonograph, but now you can use your trusty headphones or just use your Bluetooth earphones. If streaming music is so easy nowadays, why are music festivals still such a significant phenomenon worldwide? That is because of experience.

Experiencing music is different from just listening. We want to see how artists perform their songs, we want to hear each instrument in real-time, and we also want to engage with other fans. 

Many people are willing to pay a hefty price just to attend music festivals; besides, these festivals are jam-packed with artists, so you get your money’s worth. So if you’re a festival junkie and are finding festivals you can go to, here are five of the largest festivals in the world. 


Coachella is one of the most famous music festivals in the world. Not only is the event jam-packed with established musicians, but emerging artists are also invited to perform. Some of the recent headliners of the event are; Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Guns and Roses, Childish Gambino, and many more. 

The festival gets a lot of media exposure and is treated as a red carpet for festival-goers. Even a new style called “Coachella fashion” emerged; this is all about bohemian and whimsical appearance. So if you want to see your favourite artists and be fashionable, Coachella is for you. 

Rock in Rio

Rock in Rio is the largest music festival in South America and the world’s shiniest. Since it first started in 1985, the festival has become a phenomenon worldwide. Not only is it a celebration of music, but it became a way to return the joy and confidence of the Brazilian people at the end of a military regime.

Huge artists also headline Rock in Rio; previous headliners are; Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Queen + Adam Lambert, Beyonce, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Sting, Prince, and a lot more.


Summerfest is the largest music festival in the USA and also the cheapest. Most music festivals can be pricey, but if you are looking for an excellent experience for a low price, this festival is for you. 

Previous performers were; Ludacris, The Fray, Rolling Stones, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Marshmello, Kesha, etc. 


Donauinselfest is an open-air music festival held annually in Donauinsel, Vienna, Austria. This music festival is also the largest globally since it amassed 3 million visitors in only three days. Donauinselfest is also free of charge, so this event will save you a lot of money.

Some of the performers were; Bonnie Tyler, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Micheal Bolton, Train, Simple Minds, and more. 


Mawazine is an international music festival held annually in Morocco. It is a celebration of Moroccan culture and arts that amass 2.65 million visitors each year.

Previous performers are; Christina Aguilera, Rod Stewart, Amadou & Mariam, and Tinariwen, etc.