Indie Rock Festivals

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Indie Rock Festivals

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Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan Valley Rock Festival

Ansan's Daebu Sea Breeze Theme Park gears up for three days of rock, metal and electro each July during the Ansan Valley Rock Festival. South Korea's largest and most anticipated summer bash has been attracting international headliners and kick-ass local acts since it first burst onto the scene in 2009 — think Foo Fighters, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Radiohead and The Stone Roses. An intensely chilled vibe, Korean and international fare by the paper-plate full, plenty of cold suds and easily accessible from the capital Seoul, make Ansan Valley Rock a must visit fest for any aficionado of rock.

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Asia South Korea Ansan Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Beale Street Music Festival

Beale Street Music Festival

Forming part of the Memphis in May celebrations, the Beale Street Music Festival has been serving up some of the biggest names in rock, country, indie and blues since that pesky Y2K bug was a thing. Past acts read like a who's who of rock royalty and include Iggy Pop, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ray Charles, Beck, Van Morrison, ZZ Top, Dave Matthew's Band, John Lee Hooker, Bob Dylan, James Brown and Tom Petty. Today's Beale Street Music Festival shakes things up sixty-plus acts on five stages over three days in early May. Dubbed the Mardi Gras of the Mid-South, if you're looking to play in May, head for Tom Lee Park — where Beale Street hits the Mighty Mississippi — and settle in for a surplus of top-shelf musical talent.

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North America United States Tennessee Memphis, TN Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals March
Benicassim Festival

Benicassim Festival

When the sun gets high in the summer July sky, bolt to Benicassim for one of Europe's biggest rock and indie music festivals, Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, or FIB to its friends. For four days the Spanish Costa del Azahar — between Valencia and Barcelona, though closer to the former — plays host to some of the biggest names in rock. Past line-ups have included Radiohead, Kraftwerk, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, The Killers, Sigur Rós and The Strokes. The music begins on the Thursday but camping kicks off on the Monday, for those looking to tune up before the big show.

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Europe Spain Valencia Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Berlin Festival

Berlin Festival

This is Templehof Tower, you have clearance to party. Join Berlin's beautiful people at the runways and hangars of the iconic, Flughafen Tempelhof for the annual Berlin Festival. Two days, four stages and more than 70 acts (indie pop, rock and dance) do their thing on the tarmac and at Club Xberg at Arena Berlin. If you tire of the tunes, there's the Art Village with its abundance of artists and performers, the Church of Phonk, the Barkowski Pub, the art market and the poetry saloon to keep you entertained. Roger that.

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Europe Germany Berlin Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals September
Bilbao Live

Bilbao Live

Each July, more than one hundred thousand revellers make the trek to Bilbao in the Basque Country for a three day alternative and heavy rock blowout. Since 2006 Bilbao Live has been serving up some of the biggest names in rock with past headliners including Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Iron Maiden, R.E.M., ZZ Top, The Prodigy, Pearl Jam, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The Black Keys and Radiohead. Its dedicated open air festival grounds at the base of Mount Cobetas, boasts three main stages, a DJs Tent, VIP zone, a food and drinks markets, and a stunning mountain-top camping area to punch out a few zzz's when you're all partied out.

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Europe Spain Bilbao Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Join the happy throng of 80,000+ Bonnaroovians as the descend upon a 700 acre parcel of farmland in Manchester, Tennessee for four days of epic festival action. Since 2002, Bonaroo has been delivering the musical goods and today it features more than 150 performances across ten stages and North America's only around-the-clock festival programme. Huge headliners in the past have covered the full musical spectrum from blues to hip hop via indie rock, including dozens of acts of the calibre of Bruce Springsteen, Jaz-Z, The White Stripes, Pearl Jam, Radiohead and Kanye West. Mix things up and take in some stand-up comedy, catch a film or don the headphones and bust some moves at the silent disco. Bonnaroo's reputation is done no harm by the fact that many of the performers choose to camp up, mix with the fans and join the party. So gather up some mates, pack the tent and get bound for Bonnaroo this June.

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North America United States Tennessee Manchester, TN Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
BottleRock Napa Valley

BottleRock Napa Valley

Pairing the world's largest rock and indie headliners with the region's finest wines ensures BottleRock Napa Valley's tickets sell out fast. Following its debut in 2013, BottleRock's reputation as a world-class — yet almost intimate — music slash wine festival has begun to age superbly. With 120,000 visitors perhaps intimate is a push, but BottleRock certainly exploits its picture-postcard surrounds to create an intensely relaxed vibe. Set in the sublime Napa Valley, the fests five stages — along with the VIP Acoustic Stage, and BottleRock Culinary Stage — attract international acts of the calibre of the Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Snoop Dogg, Muse and The Killers. And where's their fine wine, good food is sure to follow, with many of the region's restaurateurs and food producers on hand to provide festival sustenance between rounds of Chardonnay.

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North America United States California Napa, CA Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals Wine Festivals May
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

Each April the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California plays host to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (Coachella to its friends), a three day, around-the-clock extravaganza of alternative rock, hip hop, electronica and sculptural art. Huge headline acts and a dramatic Colorado Desert setting highlight Coachella as one of America's finest and most popular festivals (in 2013 Coachella held the title of the highest-grossing festival ever). Past headlines read like a who's who of big name live performers from Foo Fighters and the Beastie Boys through to Madonna, Oasis and Daft Punk. Expect searing dessert heat during the day and cooler nights. Pack your tent and let the good times roll.

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North America United States California Los Angeles, CA Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals April
Dour Festival

Dour Festival

They year, 1989; five up-and-coming French-speaking bands play to 2,000 attendees from the one stage at the inaugural, Dour Festival. Today the four day event is a comparative monster, spanning six stages, featuring 200 bands and DJs and attracting in the region of 150,000 festival-goers. It's a European biggie and Dour by name only. Renowned for its around the clock revellry, Dour caters to the tastes of a wide range of music lovers. Genres include electro, rock, drum and bass, pop, R 'n' B, reggae, house, punk, hardcore, metal, hip-hop, indie and techno.

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Europe Belgium Brussels Indie Rock Festivals July
Eurosonic Noorderslag

Eurosonic Noorderslag

An immensely popular event on the European music industry calendar, Eurosonic Noorderslag presents showcases by more than 350 acts alongside a conference programme featuring 150 panels, keynote speakers, interviews, and workshops, as well as dinners, pitches, parties and meetings covering the latest developments in the international music, media, production and interactive industries. Taking place over four days each January in Groningen, Eurosonic Noorderslag has a proven track record for helping to break new acts on to the international live music scene.

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Europe Netherlands Groningen Indie Rock Festivals New Media Festivals January
EXIT Magic Adventure

EXIT Magic Adventure

What began as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkan region has grown into one of the world's largest and most successful summer music festivals. Set in the epic Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia's Novi Sad on the right bank of the Danube, EXIT has been peppered with awards from peers and media over the past decade. For four days each July, EXIT attracts the biggest names in indie rock and pop, electronica, metal, punk and hardcore on its six stages.

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Europe Serbia Novi Sad Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Firefly Music Festival

Firefly Music Festival

Over four fab days each June, Firefly Music Festival piles on a plethora of unforgettable rock and indie performances and engaging attractions in a wonderfully lush woodland setting. Featuring world-renowned headliners and emerging artists, Firefly does its thing over seven stages but there's 105 acres for revellers to explore. When the sun goes wander over to the Pathway for a stunning array of lighting and video displays. The Brewery is Firefly's on-site craft beer bar where local brewer Dogfish Head are proudly serving up Firefly Ale — a Dogfish Head Pale Ale specially brewed for the festival. When it all gets a little too much make for the Hammock Hangout and chill those jets.

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North America United States Delaware Dover, DE Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals June
Flow Festival

Flow Festival

For five days each and every August join the beautiful people at Helsinki's world-class, Flow Festival. Set at the site of a disused former power plant close to the Helsinki city centre, since 1997, Flow has been providing revellers with an eclectic mix of up-and-comers and big names in rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, soul, funk and world music sourced from Finland, Europe and beyond. Flow has achieved that rare mix of size — there's always someone on a stage — whilst retaining a wonderful sense of intimacy. There's a great range of food, some creative nooks and crannies where you can re-energise and the bars are plentiful. If you get a chance to hit Helsinki in August you'll rarely be disappointed, time that visit with Flow and you'll leave positively aglow.

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Europe Finland Helsinki Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Popular Music Festivals August
Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit

Set on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art in the centre of Dublin City, Forbidden Fruit is a relative noob on the electronica and indie rock festival scene, but don't be put off by its youth. It's already attracting big name headliners and fusing their offering with art, comedy and fashion for a three day, five stage (one open-air and four tented) extravaganza.

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Europe Ireland Dublin Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals June
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts — or simply Glasto to its friends — is a multi-headed behemoth of an event, a legendary hippie gathering and the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. Today it's headline musicians are plucked from a pouch of the biggest players of the day but it doesn't stop with the live tunes. For four days each and every June 170,000+ festival-goers are treated to over 700 performances of music, dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and a myriad of other arts on the 900 acre grounds — rain, hail or shine, though it's often the former. So if you're taste in music is eclectic, your need for sleep non-existent and there's a touch of hippie stirring somewhere deep inside, then a trip to Glastonbury is a must at least once in this lifetime.

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Europe England Pilton Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Performing Arts Festivals June
Halifax Pop Explosion

Halifax Pop Explosion

Each October the Nova Scotian capital pulls out all the stops during the Halifax Pop Explosion. Founded way back in 1993, today the Explosion's power pop roots have spread to take in a potpourri of musical acts, spanning genres from hip hop and electronica to folk rock and alt-country to punk and hardcore and everything in between. There's even a little comedy in the mix. Stock up on sleep, gather a gaggle of mates and get set for 200 bands across 20 venues in five days.

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North America Canada Halifax Indie Rock Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals October
Hurricane Festival

Hurricane Festival

With a history as turbulent as its name, Hurricane first graced the stage as Es rockt in der Heide in 1973. In 1977 as the First Rider Open Air Festival, things kicked off as fans rioted when only five of the 23 scheduled acts turned up to play. Fast forward to 2004 and David Bowie left the Hurricane stage early suffering from chest pain. It was later learnt he'd suffered a heart attack. In recent years Hurricane has settled into a bit of summer festival normality as tens of thousands of fans rock out to huge headline acts over three days each June.

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Europe Germany Bremen Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Iceland Airwaves

Iceland Airwaves

For those who have never endured the frigid cold and encompassing dark of a Nordic winter, let the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival entice you to the the North of Europe this November for five days of local and international indie rock and one giant serving of Arctic cool. What kicked off 1999 as an Iceland Air sponsored, airplane-hangar hosted series of concerts, has grown into a Wednesday to Sunday, city-wide celebration of Nordic music and culture. Venues range from Harpa — the iconic, Olafur Eliasson designed, harbourside concert hall and conference centre — to the more intimate, Fríkirkjan (The Free Church), to the world-renowned Blue Lagoon — Iceland's natural geothermal spa — for the oxymoronic, Blue Lagoon Chill. Pack for the cold but prepare to peel off the layers as you work up a sweat.

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Europe Iceland Reykjavik Indie Rock Festivals Cultural Festivals November
Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival

The Isle of Wight Festival has a distant history as infamous and colourful as any music festival still doing the rounds. Originally held for the first time in 1968, the festival ran for three years before being banned in 1971 when Parliament passed the Isle of Wight Act — legislation forbidding more than 5,000 people to gather on the Isle without procuring a special license. According to the Guinness Book of Records, the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival attracted in excess of 600,000 people to the island for an legendary lineup that included Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Moody Blues, The Who, Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. I mean...wow! After a three decade hiatus, it wasn't until 2002 the festival was revived. Whilst today's event may lack a little of the Woodstock era's counter-culture vibe that it had back in the day, it certainly still has no problems in drawing a crowd and some of indie, rock and pop's heavyweights. Some come June, round up some mates, pack light and head to the Isle of Wight.

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Europe England Isle of Wight Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Leeds Festival

Leeds Festival

Featuring the biggest names in rock, year in and year out, the Leeds Festival — part of the Reading and Leeds Festivals that share a common bill and take place simultaneously — can rightly lay claim to being one of the World's largest rock festivals. Over the August bank holiday weekend, tens of thousands of revellers converge on Bramham Park for headliners, that over the years have featured, Pearl Jam, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Green Day, Eminem, The White Stripes and Metallica.

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Europe England Leeds Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Life is Beautiful Festival

Life is Beautiful Festival

A relative newbie on the mega-festival block, Life is Beautiful is already making big waves and attracting huge names to Vegas for three days of world class music, inspirational public talks, phenomenal art and amazing food. Join tens of thousands of locals and visitors as they descend upon downtown Las Vegas in search of inspiration, friendship and life experiences. And remember, what happens in Vegas will probably be recorded on some teenager's smartphone.

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North America United States Nevada Las Vegas, NV Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals October
Live Music Festival

Live Music Festival

From hip-hop and r 'n' b, to pop, rock and everything in between, Krakow's Live Music Festival has been serving up an eclectic combo of huge headliners and fresh up-and-comers since 2006. Between sets head on over to the sports zone with some friends for a little football, netball, footbag, frisbee or badminton. Or you can get you learn on with street art workshops, VJ-ing workshops and upcycling workshops. Dance up a storm at the after-party back at Pauza as some of Poland's best mix-masters do their thing, or join the hushed thrum at the silent disco.

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Europe Poland Krakow Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is more than just a music festival, it's a three-day rock extravaganza and fast becoming a windy city institution. It takes place on 115 acres between the iconic Chicago skyline and the shores of Lake Michigan each August. Originally conceived and created by Jane's Addiction frontman, Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band, Lollapalooza ran annually until 1997 and was revived in 2003. From its inception through 1997, and during its revival year in 2003, the festival toured North America but today it's firmly rooted in Chicago's historic Grant Park. Featuring a star-studded alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop programme that in the past has featured an eclectic collection of performers ranging from Eminem to Lady Gaga to Nine Inch Nails, Lollapalooza today attracts in excess of 150,000 revellers over its three days. Take in Chow Town featuring the fare of 30 local food vendors showcasing some of the best grub Chicago has to offer. Lollapalooza's Green Street is your one stop shop where local, national and world-recognised artisans sell everything from footwear and t-shirts to festival memorabilia.

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North America United States Illinois Chicago, IL Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

The Lovebox Festival is the brainchild of London-based electronic music duo, Groove Armada. The event kicked off in 2003 to celebrate the anniversary of the Lovebox club nights that were then being hosted at Brick Lane's, 93 Feet East. More than a decade on and the Lovebox Festival has carved out a comfortable niche amongst festival-goers as a wonderfully creative urban fest with a real rural feel. Despite its strong and ongoing ties with electronica, Lovebox has expanded its musical parameters to include a variety of genres from indie, rock, and pop through to world music. The two-day festival also includes circus performers, cabaret and fringe acts.

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Europe England London Electronic Dance Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Low Festival

Low Festival

More than 60,000 revellers descend upon the Spanish resort town of Benidorm for three days of partying under the Mediterranean sun during the annual Low Festival. Five stages serve up some of the biggest names in local, UK and European rock and indie pop at one of Europe's most sustainable and environmentally-friendly fests. When the action on stage gets a little too much there's plenty of places to chill those jets, grab a feed or even take a dip.

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Europe Spain Benidorm Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Open'er Festival

Open'er Festival

Voted the Best Major Festival by the European Festival Awards awards not once but twice (2009 and 2010), Gdansk's Open'er Festival is big league. For four days each July, Open'er features some of the most sizable names in world rock, indie rock, pop, dance and electronica playing to crowds in excess of 60,000. Pack a tent and set up camp in the festival campsite located only a short stroll from the festival grounds. Bring earplugs.

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Europe Poland Gdansk Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals July
Rebellion Festival

Rebellion Festival

Punk is alive and well — kicking and screaming in fact — at Blackpool's annual, Rebellion Festival. For four days on six stages, with over 200 bands covering all genres of punk and alternative music, Rebellion is one of the world's largest punk festivals and a must for UK lovers of the stuff.

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Europe England Blackpool Punk Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Reeperbahn Festival

Reeperbahn Festival

Hamburg's most infamous strip, The Reeperbahn, plays host to Germany's largest club festival each September. The Reeperbahn Festival attracts more than 30,000 revellers to the clubs, bars and theatres on and around the Reeperbahn for a four day mix of indie, pop, rock, folk, electro, hip hop, soul and jazz performed by the industry's newest talent. Pack light and prepare to party hard.

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Europe Germany Hamburg Electronic Dance Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals September
Rock-A-Field

Rock-A-Field

For three days in June, the world of rock and indie music turns its focus to Luxembourg for their annual, Rock-A-Field Festival. Local talent plays support to huge international acts in front of crowds in excess of 10,000 revellers. Pack your tent and sample the great Luxembourg outdoors at the festival's campground.

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Europe Luxembourg Luxembourg City Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Rockwave Festival

Rockwave Festival

Now into its third decade, Rockwave is an Athens institution serving up the cream of Greek and international metal, rock, pop and indie since 1996. TerraVibe Park in Malakasa — a few miles outside of the capital — plays host to Rockwave and caters for tens of thousands of revellers each summer. Past headliners have ranged from Moby to Megadeth, visiting all genres in between.

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Europe Greece Athens Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Sasquatch! Music Festival

Sasquatch! Music Festival

Since 2002, the spectacular Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington (pun probably intended) has played host to the Sasquatch! Music Festival — a belter of a fest featuring an eclectic brew of world-class performers. Held annually over the Memorial Day Weekend, revellers pitch their tents and settle in for a four day mix of indie and alternative rock, hip hop, EDM, and comedy across five stages.

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North America United States Washington George, WA Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals May
Splashy Fen Festival

Splashy Fen Festival

On a farm near Underberg in the province of KwaZulu-Natal (set against a magical backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains), the good party-people of South Africa have been gathering since 1990 for the intriguingly named Splashy Fen Music Festival. Dubbed South Africa's Glastonbury, Splashy Fen today attracts in excess of ten thousand attendees over the Easter period for four days of South African flavoured folk, indie rock, pop and dance. With the action spread across four main stages and a number of smaller arenas there's always a melody floating on the rustic air. But like Glastonbury, live music is but a single aspect of Splasy Fen. The arts and nature are huge Splashy drawcards. Take in a yoga session, a trail run through the rural setting or head to the African Rainbow Village and get hands on at a craft workshop.

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Africa South Africa Underberg Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals March
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Singapore)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Singapore)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began life as a Sunday session at the now defunct St. Jerome's bar in Melbourne's Caledonian Lane. Over time, the sessions evolved to the point where the adjacent laneway was cleared, crowds spilled onto the street and a festival institution was born. Today, St. Jerome's Laneway Festivals take place in cities across Australia, across the Tasman and as far afield as Singapore and Detroit. They all follow the same formula, and I quote: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. Singapore's Laneway offering takes place in the spacious pastures of The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, which is as idyllic as the name conveys. The magical site is a beauty, with plenty of space to watch bands and explore the food and drink kiosks and other fun activities around the festival.

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St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Sydney)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival (Sydney)

St. Jerome's Laneway Festival began life as a Sunday session at the now defunct St. Jerome's bar in Melbourne's Caledonian Lane. Over time, the sessions evolved to the point where the adjacent laneway was cleared, crowds spilled onto the street and a festival institution was born. Today, St. Jerome's Laneway Festivals take place in cities across Australia, across the Tasman and as far afield as Singapore and Detroit. They all follow the same formula, and I quote: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers. Sydney's Laneway offering takes place on the grounds of Sydney College of the Arts at Rozelle. As the sun sets on a Sydney summer's day expect some great tunes and an incredible vibe in a historic setting. Laneway is Sydney at its very best.

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Pacific Australia Sydney Indie Rock Festivals February
Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival

Join nigh on half a million revellers as they descend on Beautiful Budapest for one of Europe's biggest summer parties. We're talking the Sziget Festival where a thousand bands, acts and performers give their artistic all over eight days each August. Set on picturesque, party-perfect Óbudai Island in the heart of Budapest, Sziget offers attendees the complete festival city holiday experience with a round-the-clock party vibe and a festival programme unrivalled in its diversity. From international pop, rock and alternative headliners to the biggest names in world and electronic music, metal, folk, jazz and blues. But Sziget ain't just about the music! When you tire of the tunes, take in some theatre, circus, or perhaps an art exhibition. There's even a beach where you can take a quick dip in the Danube.

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Europe Hungary Budapest Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals Electronic Dance Music Festivals August
Takedown Festival

Takedown Festival

Lovers of post-hardcore unite! Get ready for volume and make your way to Southampton Uni for the annual Takedown Festival. More than a dozen bands on four stages for one night only. Over 18 and looking to kick on after Takedown? Check out the after-show details.

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Europe England Southampton Heavy Metal Festivals Indie Rock Festivals March
The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

The Falls Music and Arts Festival (Lorne)

Kicking the West Coast since 1993, Lorne's Falls Festival is a bit of a Victorian New Year's Eve institution. Set high amongst the ancient mountains of the Otway Rainforest for five amazing days, The Falls Fest attracts the biggest names in local and international rock, indie and dance. There's interactive arts, sustainable initiatives and yummy food. So, grab a gaggle of your mates, pack your tent and your board and set up camp on-site (it's free for ticket holders but remember, there's no electricity or cooking facilities of any kind allowed, due to fire bans). If you fancy a surf or need to stock up on supplies, there's a free shuttle-bus doing the round trip to Lorne. Download the app for more info and prepare to party like it's New Year's Eve.

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Pacific Australia Lorne Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals December
The Governors Ball Music Festival

The Governors Ball Music Festival

The Governors Ball Music Festival is young but fast gaining a rep' as one the east coast's biggest summer bashes. For three days in June, Randall's Island in New York City is party central attracting some of the biggest names in rock, indie, pop and electronica from the States, Europe and beyond. Bust some inaudible dance moves at the silent disco, show you skills on the ping pong table on chow down on some of NYCs finest fare.

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North America United States New York New York City, NY Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals June
Truck Festival

Truck Festival

Well into its second decade, Oxfordshire's Truck is one of the most respected events on the UK festival circuit. Having welcomed some of the biggest names in music to the stage — often before they were huge — along with a load of local talent, it also carries a reputation as the country's most warped village fete. Spanking toilets and that fact revellers can bring along their own food and drink, certainly help mount a compelling case for a two-day trip to Oxfordshire this July.

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Europe England Oxford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals July
United Islands of Prague

United Islands of Prague

Prague's Kampa, Střelecký and Slovanský Islands and the adjacent river banks of the Vltava play host to the annual, United Islands of Prague. For three days each June, United Islands offers up a free open-air program of diverse music ranging from electronica, rock and pop, through jazz, world and folk music in a seriously picturesque setting. After a day's festivalling, prepare to party on at a number of participating Prague clubs where live acts and DJs will keep you dancing until the early hours of the morning.

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Europe Czech Republic Prague Electronic Dance Music Festivals Indie Rock Festivals World Music Festivals June
V Festival

V Festival

A staple of the UK summer music festival calendar, the V Festival has been held across two comely stately parks for one epic cross-country weekend of live music since 1996. Reputedly it was Pulp's front man, Jarvis Cocker's idea to play an outdoor venue in the north and another in the south over the same weekend and V was born. Today, the V Festival takes place simultaneously at Hylands Park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in South Staffordshire, with world-class indie, rock, pop, r 'n' b and hip-hop acts taking to the stage at one venue on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday.

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Europe England Chelmsford Indie Rock Festivals Rock Festivals August
Voodoo Music Experience

Voodoo Music Experience

At New Orlean's Voodoo Music Experience they do do that voodoo that they do so well. Over three days around about Halloween each year, New Orleans historic City Park, with its lush lagoons, bayous and some of the spookiest looking mature oak trees this side of the Mississippi, puts on a musical celebration second only in size in these parts to the iconic, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Six unique performance areas punctuated with interactive art play host to some of music's biggest names along with a bunch of perennial local Louisiana favourites. Got a hankering for a Po-Boy, some Gumbo or Jambalaya that you just can't shake? Fuel up on some New Orleans staples before diving back into the musical milieu. For the fat of wallet there's some extravagant high end camping and backstage ticket packages.

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North America United States Louisiana New Orleans, LA Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals October
Wilderness Festival

Wilderness Festival

Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival is fast gaining a reputation as one of the finest boutique fests in the UK. Set in the postcard-perfect Cornbury Park — with its 800-year old deer park ringed to the south by a band of ornamental lakes — Wilderness ticks all the setting boxes for a start. Add a top shelf lineup of international acts (despite its size) and a plethora of posh nosh, featuring lots of organic and ethically sourced produce and you're three from three. There's an open-air spa with hot tubs, a sauna and a lake for those who fancy and a dip and even the loos are step up from the usual.

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Europe England Oxford Rock Festivals Indie Rock Festivals August
Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford Folk Festival

Growing tired of the same old staid summer festival experience? Get yourself way down under my friend — all the way to the top of the bottom of the world — and experience the wonder of the Woodford Folk Festival. Since the late eighties Woodford has been serving up an eclectic program of music ranging from Australian folk and indie rock to African fusion and electronica, in the most picturesque of locales. But Woodford is so much more than just a music festival. Revellers can experience all manner of performance art, dance and street theatre. There's writers' panels, film screenings, comedy sessions, acoustic jams, social dialogue and debate. Add to that lot, an entire children's festival, an environmental programme featuring talks, debates and films, art and craft workshops, circus performances and classes, late night cabaret and parades and you got yourself four full-on days of unrivalled fun in the sun down under.

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