Rock Music Festivals

Most important music festivals in the world

For many people a trip cannot be organized and experienced without the right soundtrack. Music is the backdrop to many important events in our lives and, certainly, it can represent a relevant aspect in any self-respecting tour. Are you planning your next departure and would you like to include some important musical event in your itinerary? In every part of the world, music festivals of different sizes are periodically organized, dedicated to a certain musical genre or hosting world famous singers and bands. Let’s get to know together which are the most important rock music festivals in the world, maybe you will discover the next stage of your favorite singer!


Few music festivals are as recognized and famous as Lollapalooza. Created in 1991 by the singer of the band Jane’s Addiction Perry Farrell as a farewell concert, the festival has since evolved into a major event involving many exponents of different musical genres. The performances are many and varied and include live music, dance and comedy shows. Although the event initially focused on alternative and indie rock genres, it has expanded to eclectic performances and more niche genres. Past headliners have been the likes of Paul McCartney and Metallica.

Location: Chicago, United States

Music genre: Alternative, Indie Rock, Pop, Electronic

Period: August

Price: about 260 Euros


Rock Am Ring

A great European festival dedicated to the most loyal fans of rock and metal music. Held since 1985 at the Nürburgring circuit, it was born as a celebration of its inauguration. Thanks to the success obtained in its first edition, it has become a fixed appointment that attracts, every year, the best bands of the world rock and metal scene. U2, Sting, Aerosmith, Elton John, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne and many others have walked the stage of this festival.

Location: Nürburgring, Germany

Music genre: Rock, Metal

Period: June

Price: 175 Euros

Splendor in the Grass

Splendor in the Grass is a world-famous festival held annually in Australia since 2001, so much so that it has become a real institution for the Aussies.

Location: Byron Bay, Australia

Music genre: Indie Rock, Hip Hop, Electronic, Alternative

Period: July

Price: average cost 210 Dollars

Rock in Rio

Six editions were held in different parts of the world: in Lisbon in Portugal, in Madrid in Spain and in Las Vegas with the name of Rock in Rio USA. This edition featured Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, No Doubt, Metallica, Linkin Park, Ed Sheeran, John Legend and many others.

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Music genre: Rock, Pop, Indie, Heavy Metal

Period: September

Price: around 110 Euros


The Governors Ball

Born in 2011, this festival offers an eclectic mix of performances and a pinch of New York culture. Visitors can experience rock, electronic and indie music performances, all while tasting traditional New York cuisine.

Location: New York City, United States

Music genre: Indie rock, Alternative rock, Hip-hop, EDM

Period: June

Price: about $ 200


Coachella is one of the largest and most famous music festivals in the United States and the world. It is so popular that since 1999, the year of its birth, it has in a certain way invented its own way of dressing and styling that visitors follow assiduously. Tickets to participate are sold out in a few hours ! In 2016, bands like Guns N ‘Roses and DJs like Calvin Harris played. The festival also counts numerous celebrities among its most frequent visitors.

Location: Indio, California, United States

Music genre: Rock, Indie, Hip Hop, EDM

Period: April

Price: around 500 Dollars