have come a long way to feat everyone, even if you've shunned most annual mud-fests in the past because you dance to disco and you don't like rock. But if you do, check the following rock music festivals:
Location: Roskilde, Denmark
When: June 29 - July 7
The Roskilde Festival is one of the oldest and most celebrated rock festivals in the world. The festival began in 1971 and has featured bands like Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis, and Smashing Pumpkins.
Location: Leicestershire, U.K.
When: Usually in June
The festival has spotlighted up-and-coming groups (such as the Answer) as well as veteran bands (like the reunited Limp Bizkit and Faith No More). There are a ton of bands playing on different stages during the three-day event.
Location: Reading, U.K.
When: The last weekend in August
Rock bands of all stripes appear at the festival, including Blink-182, Queens of the Stone Age and Paramore.
Location: Newport, Rhode Island, US
When: July 27-29
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real were featured with other traditional folk acts along with renegade country artist Sturgill Simpson.
Location: Newport, Rhode Island
When: August 3-5
The festival features three full days of jazz on four unique stages on the grounds at Fort Adams State Park situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor. The festival features four stages of world-class musicians, food, and crafts and a number of exhibits.
Location: Montreux, Switzerland
When: June 27 – July 6
A legendary festival that can boast such an impressive alumnus of previous performers, from Miles Davis, B.B. King and Nina Simone through to David Bowie, Bob Dylan, and Queen.
Location: Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
Where: June 29-30
The largest open-air techno festival in the world, bringing those at the very top of the scene.
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
When: May 29 - June 2
The festival is a celebration of street life and new dance music, so what else could it be other than a massive, 100,000 people strong street party?
Whatever your genre – EDM, rock, hip hop, pop or metal – there's something tailor-made for everyone.
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From castles and underground caves to spectacular beach fronts, there are some spectacular venues and stellar line-ups that prove the best music festivals aren’t always the biggest. But it’s not just the quirky locations that set them apart, it’s their unique vibe – intimate, friendly and feel-good – that means you won’t forget them in a hurry.
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