Most music lovers prefer attending festivals than going to individual concerts. It gives the listener exposure to more artists, brings a variety of crowds to the venue and gives rising artists a platform to showcase their talents. Today there are several music festivals around the world, each well-known for their own unique qualities. Here are some of the best performances of artists in recent years.
Popular Shefffield band Arctic Monkeys who made waves in the music scene with their first song ‘I bet you look good on the dancefloor’ have garnered a dedicated fan-following over the years. Their latest album ‘AM’ broke several international records and is their best one yet. See their performance of their romantic ballad ‘Do I Wanna Know?’
The Coachella Valley Music Festival is attended by the most popular actors, models and music artists around the world. Many musicians have made their highly-anticipated comebacks at one of Cochella’s several stages. Here watch ‘Happy’ singer Pharell and ‘Empire State of Mind’ rapper Jay-Z perform.
Rock in Rio-2014
Many rock ‘n’ roll legends have played in this festival and the genre’s most ardent fans attend it every year. It is held in Rio and other locations every alternative year. Thousands flock to Brazil’s Copa Cabana beach to listen to the top names in the rock industry. Popular music, fantastic scenery and breath-taking pyrotechnics has made the festival a mecca for rock music. Here is Linkin Park performing ‘Bleed it out’.
This Austrian festival does not use mainstream advertising to publicize its performers. Yet it has a loyal fan-following who attend the fest religiously every year. It has also seen some of the biggest names in the music industry, artists belonging to different genres performing.Here is Imagine Dragons performing ‘Radioactive’.
This festival which started as a student movement in University Park in 2000 has today won several awards in organizing live events. As the event was started as a fight for freedom and democracy, the festival still retains an air of these principles. Watch the best highlights of the festival.
India’s answer to international music festivals, Sunburn has today become the biggest festival in Asia. With several international artists performing, adventure sports to try, amazing pyrotechnics and its growing popularity- Indians are flocking to the beaches of Goa. Watch the after-movie here.
Held in Belgium, Tomorrowland is the largest dance music festival in the world. Since its inception in 2005 it’s popularity has reached cult status and music lovers globally attend it. Tickets for the festival are sold out 2 years before the festival is held. Watch ‘Titanium’ star David Guetta perform.