17 Best Summer Music Festivals To Catch in 2016

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Music festivals turn up the heat of summer everywhere in the world. We know that most of you just can’t wait to put on your festival outfits and party all weekend with friends while you watch (and swoon over) your favorite bands/artists rock the stage! These are the kind of happenings that make for an extraordinary summer experience.

So just for you, we are putting together a list of the best summer music festivals in Asia, USA, UK and the whole of Europe that you can check out depending on where you are in the world right now. Almost all prevailing musical genres covered! Whether you’re considering to go for the first time or you’re completely spirited to jam live to your most-loved tunes in a different atmosphere, we’ve got something you might want to add to your bucket list ASAP. It’s never too late, go and score a ticket!

*Events from July – September 2016

ASIA

Fuji Rock Japan (Naeba, Niigata prefecture, July 22-24)

Tickets: http://fujirock-eng.com/ticket.html
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sigur Ros, Beck, Travis, Stereophonics, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Complete Lineup: http://fujirock-eng.com/lineup.html

Jisan Valley Rock Festival, South Korea (Jisan Resort, Icheon, July 22-24)

Tickets: http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com/2016/tickets/tickets.asp
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stereophonics, Zedd, Tegan and Sara, Kula Shaker
Complete Lineup: http://valleyrockfestival.mnet.com/2016/line_up/overview.asp
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Pentaport Rock Festival, South Korea (Songdo, Incheon, August 12-14)

Tickets: http://pentaportrock.com/#ticket
Headliners: Weezer, Panic! At the Disco, Two Door Cinema Club, At the Drive-In
Complete Lineup: http://pentaportrock.com/#lineup

 

Summer Sonic, Japan (Tokyo Osaka, Chiba, August 20-21)

Tickets: http://www.summersonic.com/2016/tickets/
Headliners: Fergie, Radiohead, Suede, The Offspring, Alesso, Charlie Puth, Yamato
Complete Lineup: http://www.summersonic.com/2016/lineup/

 

EUROPE

Sziget Festival (Budapest, Hungary, August 10-17)

Ticket: http://szigetfestival.com/tickets/category/entry-ticket
Headliners: Muse, Rihanna, David Guetta, Sia, Bastille, Bloc Party, Bring Me The Horizon
Complete Lineup: https://www.festicket.com/festival/sziget-festival-2016/

 

Wacken Open Air (Wacken, Germany, Aug 4-6)

Ticket: http://www.wacken.com/en/bands/running-order/
Headliners: Blind Guardian, Saxon, Testament
Complete Lineup: http://www.wacken.com/en/bands/running-order/

 

Arenal Sound (Burriana, Castellón, Spain, Aug 2-7)

Ticket: http://www.arenalsound.com/en/tickets/festival-tickets/
Headliners: Kaiser Chiefs, The Hives, Steve Aoki, Kodaline, Two Door Cinema Club
Complete Lineup: http://www.arenalsound.com/en/line-up/line-up-2016/

 

Tomorrowland (Belgium, July 22)

Ticket: http://www.tomorrowland.com/en/ticket-prices
Headliners: Deadmau5, Eric Prydz, Axwell, and Ingrosso
Complete Lineup: http://www.tomorrowland.com/en/friday-22-july

 

Flow Festival (Helsinki, Finland, August 14-16)

Ticket: http://www.flowfestival.com/en/tickets/
Headliners: Massive Attack, Morissey, Sia, New Order, Iggy Pop
Complete Lineup: http://www.flowfestival.com/en/timetable/

 

Way Out West (Gothenburg, Sweden, August 13-15)

Ticket: http://www.wayoutwest.se/en/buy-your-tickets-here/
Headliners: Massive Attack, Morissey, Sia, PJ Harvey, The Tallest Man On Earth
Complete Lineup: http://www.wayoutwest.se/en/line-up/
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UNITED KINGDOM

Reading and Leeds Festival (Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park, UK, Aug 26-28)

Ticket: http://www.readingfestival.com/tickets
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foals Disclosure, Biffy Clyro, Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons
Complete Lineup: http://www.readingfestival.com/line-up

 

Green Man Festival (Brecon Beacons, Wales, Aug 18-21)

Ticket: http://www.greenman.net/tickets/
Headliners: Belle and Sebastian, James Blake, Laura Marling and Lush
Complete Lineup: http://www.greenman.net/line-up/

 

Creamfields (Cheshire, England, Aug. 25 – 28)

Ticket: http://www.creamfields.com/tickets
Headliners: Avicci, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Hardwell and more
Complete Lineup: http://www.creamfields.com/lineup

 

Bestival (Isle of Wight, England, Sept. 8 – 11)

Ticket: http://www.ticketline.co.uk/bestival-tickets
Headliners: The Cure, Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa, Sean Paul and Richie Hawtin
Complete Lineup: http://www.bestival.net/line-up

 

USA

LOLLAPALOOZA (Grant Park, Chicago, July 28-31)

Ticket: http://www.lollapalooza.com/tickets/
Headliners: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane’s Addiction, Flume
Complete Lineup: http://www.lollapalooza.com/schedule/

 

Austin City Limits (Austin, TX, September 30-October 2 | October 7-9)

Ticket: http://www.aclfestival.com/tickets/
Headliners: Radiohead, Mumford and Sons, LCD Soundsystem, Kygo and Cage the Elephant
Complete Lineup: http://www.aclfestival.com/lineup/

 

Burning Man (Black Rock Desert, Nevada, August 28-September 5)

Ticket: http://tickets.burningman.org
Complete Lineup: TBA

 

UTOPIAFEST (Utopia, Texas, September 29-October 2)

Ticket: http://www.utopiafest.com/tickets-2016
Headliners: TBA
Complete Lineup: http://www.utopiafest.com/2016-lineup/

 

Don’t you just want to pack your bags and go to all of them? Once you’ve picked a destination, remember to pack your FREESK Beachwear apparel and incorporate it into your summer festival getup!