As the early winter months of 2016 begin to pass, their is no doubt we are all starting to think about the same thing… SUMMER! The excitement of heat, holidays and hot outfits begins to slowly build up. But one of the biggest summer traditions, is when music lovers flock to the most outrageous, insane and uplifting festivals. Starting to feel the festival fever? Check out WE KOKO’s top 10 craziest festivals from all around the world below.
- Burning Man – Nevada Desert, USA
August 28 – September 5
The Burning Man festival is most probably the most wild and wonderfully unique festival on Earth, presenting both Arts, Culture and Music. The festival often beats most when included in a top 10 listing due to its edgy ‘cyberpunk’ concept. Presenting themes similar to the set and costume design of Mad Max, Burning Man takes place in Nevadas Black Rock Desert. Well know for its principle of ‘self expression’. Be sure to come across some of the most thoughtful costumes.
2. Coachella – California
April 15 – 17 April 22 – 24
Coachella is an annual music and arts festival held in California. The festival showcases popular and established music artists and DJ’s ranging from a selection of different music genres. As well as music Coachella always attracts the likes of celebs and the popular interest of young spring breakers. This festival is also a big favourite when it comes to expressing your inner fashion guru.
3. Ultra – Miami
March 18, 19, 20
Ultra music festival (UMF) is an outdoor music festival that specialises in the sounds of Electro. The festivals main location is Miami but also takes place in other amazing destinations around the world, such as Thailand, Brazil and South Africa. The 2016 line-up includes the insane likes of AfroJack, Carl Cox and Steve Angello.
4. Bestival – Isle of Wight
September 8 – 11
Bestival is a four day festival held on the Isle of Wight. Since 2004 Bestival has been an annual event with some of the most amazing headliners. No only showcasing the best in music, the festival also includes non-musical events ranging from night parades and a Sunday Night Spectacular that consists of a massive fireworks display.
5. Glastonbury – Pilton, UK
June 22 – 26
Glastonbury is a festival that was strongly influenced from Hippie ethics and it is now safe to say Glastonbury is the UK’s biggest festival. As well as attracting many music fans worldwide, the festival also generates extreme media coverage, focusing on everything from fashion styles, music acts and celeb turnouts. Celeb’s can be spotted in some very adventurous, playful outfits at this festival.
6. Tomorrowland – Belgium
July 22 – 24
Looking for a festival that is wild, wacky, spontaneous and brings all your fantasies to life? Then you better find yourself at Tomorrowland. The Belgium based festival includes some of the best set designs you will ever see, as well as music and unique outfits. Expect to find yourself exploring 15 stages of giant disco balls, volcanoes and big butterflies.
7. HIDEOUT – Croatia
June Sunday 26 and Thursday 30
A recently established festival, HIDEOUT started out in 2011. The event takes place in Croatia and has grown massively in the past 5 years. Changing up from the regular hippy festival theme, Hideout takes on the style of party holidays like Ibiza. Featuring both pool parties and boat parties as well as the most stylist swimsuit outfits. With over 100 headline acts expect to hear everything from house to grime but be warned, tickets sell out well in advance.
8. Secret Garden Party – Abbots Ripton, UK
July 21 – 24
The online website already says a lot for the Secret Garden festival, a site that defines the festival perfectly. Secret Garden Party takes place in the UK and is one of the most magical events you could ever attend. Secret Garden Party includes some of the most amazing installations allowing festival go-ers to indulge in a full on experience. For 2016 festival organisers have decided to follow the theme of ‘Child Things’ so be prepared to express that inner child.
9. Wildlife Festival – Brighton, UK
June 11 & 12
Wildlife is another UK based festival. The event recently won an award for Best New Festival 2015. Wildlife festival features a range of different music genres including Busta Rhymes and 2016’s headliners Rudimental. The festival takes place in Brighton and continues to grow rapidly.
10. Fuji Rock – Japan
Feel like changing up the festival location and maybe the music genre? Why not try Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival. Each year the Fuji Rock sees bigger international acts preform, with 2016’s expected line up to include Red Hot Chilli Peppers and a performance from Disclosure. The festival features more than 200 acts including a mixture of both Japanese and International music, held over a three day period.