Music festivals are where people all around the world go to listen to live music and enjoy themselves. Music festivals come in all shapes and sizes, from large outdoor to small indoor events. They can be different in size, location, and duration.
Aside from its focus on the musical aspect, music festivals also create a sense of community among the attendees and bring together people for an overall good time. They represent a great place to meet and socialize with people with the same music taste.
Music festivals have thus evolved into cultural phenomenons that are centered around but are not exclusively based on music. It is no surprise therefore that millions of people all around the world are enthusiastically attending music festivals every year.
The following ranking lists the Top 10 biggest music festivals in the world by the total number of visitors each festival was most recently attended. Festivals of all music genres are eligible for the ranking, including those that feature various types of music.
Note: Music festivals are different from concerts which are usually centered around one single artist or band and don’t follow a regular annual schedule. This ranking lists the Top 10 biggest music festivals in the world, for the 10 biggest concerts in history, click here.
The Top 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World by most recent numbers of total attendees. All of the biggest music festivals around the world of all genres are eligible for the ranking. Single-artist concerts are not counted here, however.