BY MATTEA PIESCH
Are you looking for a cool festival to go to this April? Check out these ten music festivals from around the globe! And if you don’t like electro, indie or pop, we even put a metal festival in there for you to check out.
What: Electron Festival
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
When: April 2 – April 6
Who: Boys Noize, DJ Koze, Oscar Mulero, etc.
The Details: Taking place in different locations in Geneva, this festival is not the ordinary outdoor festival where you camp out, forgoing showers for several days. Instead, different parties and shows take place at different clubs so that you can decide which ones you want to attend.
What: Lost & Found
Where: Isle of Malta
When: April 3 – April 5
Who: Carl Craig, Eats Everything, DJ EZ, Kerri Chandler, etc.
The Details: This electronic music festival on the beautiful island of Malta features some of the best well-known and up-and-coming DJs from across the world. Open air raves and pool parties make this April festival a great spring party.
What: Byron Bay Blues Festival
Where: Byron Bay, Australia
When: April 2 – April 6
Who: The Black Keys, Counting Crows, Donavon Frankenreiter, Hozier, etc.
The Details: Byron Bay Blues Festival is packed with amazing artists! Set on a tea tree farm with a lot of actual koala bears around, this festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The very relaxed atmosphere makes for a great experience.
What: Snowbombing 2015
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
When: April 6 – April 11
Who: Basement Jaxx, Skrillex, Fatboy Slim, etc.
The Details: If you like snow and electronic music, this festival is for you! While boarding the alpine mountains, you’ll get to enjoy some of the world’s best DJs and electronic acts. A sky-high igloo and an enchanted forest are only part of the amazing setting of this festival.
Where: Austin, TX
When: April 10 – April 12
Who: Ghostland Observatory, Pretty Lights, STS9, Thievery Corporation, etc.
The Details: Held on one of the oldest existing ranches in Texas, Euphoria is a versatile music festival in a picturesque setting. Cutting-edge visuals, a unique stage design, dance tents, and silent disco shows are just a few of the highlights Euphoria has in store for its visitors.
Where: Palm Springs, CA
When: April 10 – April 12, April 17 – April 19
Who: FKA twigs, Drake, Jack White, AC/DC, etc.
The Details: Coachella is famous all over the world and doesn’t need a big introduction; it’s no secret that the festival always features a massive lineup full of the most promising artists of the time. The event’s artsy, hippiesque atmosphere attracted more than half a million guests last year.
What: Tortuga Music Festival
Where: Fort Lauderdale, FL
When: April 11 – April 12
Who: The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Zac Brown Band, etc.
The Details: Tortuga Music Festival is held in a beautiful park on the oceanfront of Fort Lauderdale. The festival features some big country, rock, and roots bands and also raises awareness for marine conservation.
Where: Mamaia Nord, Romania
When: April 30 – May 3
Who: Richie Hawtin, Recondite, Raresh, etc.
The Details: This is the festival to go to if you like sun and house music. Sunwaves is a great festival for everyone who likes nonstop partying, as there are lots of after-hours parties and events.
What: Roadburn Festival
Where: Tilburg, The Netherlands
When: April 9 – April 12
Who: Wovenhand, Eyehategod, Anathema, Nephlim, etc.
The Details: Roadburn Festival is Europe’s leading underground festival for psychedelia, avant-garde, and other experimental leftfield sonic sounds. The rather small festival is organized by people who love these genres and therefore put their hearts into the festival.
What: New Orleans Jazz Festival
Where: New Orleans, LA
When: April 24 – May 3
Who: No Doubt, Elton John, John Legend, etc.
The Details: Not only for jazz fans, this festival presents some big names in the pop and R&B genres. The New Orleans Jazz Festival is the second most popular event in New Orleans, right after Mardi Gras. Local artists and regional food make this festival unique.