With origins pointing back to the hippy era, music festivals have evolved over the years to become more mainstream. The popularity of music events the likes of Coachella and EDM paradise, Tomorrowland, have proliferated in recent years. To add on, the music festivals calendar is seemingly getting more packed each year.
Nonetheless, the international music festival scene for 2017 certainly promises some unforgettable experiences for all. Whether you are looking for sun-kissed beaches, green fields or even non-stop partying, here are 10 international music festivals happening 2017 that are worth the flight tickets!
1. It’s The Ship (Singapore & Malaysia)
Sailing across the seas between Singapore and Malaysia for three days straight, there is nothing more exhilarating than partying on-board this luxury cruise ship to non-stop EDM and dance music by globally-renowned DJs.
Besides awesome music, the colossal ship also boasts impressive amenities, such as relaxing spas, sports facilities, rock climbing walls and even an ice-skating rink.
Dates for 2017 have yet to be announced but we highly recommend that you get on their waiting list to avoid missing out when the tickets go on sale.
It’s The Ship 2017
Festival haven for: EDM music lovers and those whom are willing to risk their sea-sickness
2. Java Jazz Festival (Jakarta, Indonesia)
As one of the largest jazz music festivals in the world, 2017 will see the 13th edition of Jakarta International Java Jazz festival.
The upcoming 2017 jazz festival promises an impressive lineup of international jazz artists, featuring the likes of American singer, Morgan James as well as jazz trumpet player, Rick Braun. These international and local jazz artists will croon to some of the best R&B and reggae songs.
If you are looking for slow and romantic as opposed to raved-partying, the Java Jazz Festival is the ideal music fest!
Jazz Jazz Festival 2017
Festival haven for: Jazz lovers all around the world
Dates: 3 – 5 March 2017
3. Armin Only Embrace (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Avid fans of Armin, it is time to rejoice!
Organised by The Livescape Group and Euphorics Events, the Armin Only Embrace World Tour has decided to add Jakarta to their 2017 global tour.
Join World class Dutch DJ/producer, Armin van Buuren and his companions including Betsie Larkin, Mr. Probz and Angel Talyor, as they keep the party going with non-stop EDM music all through the night.
With only a one-night exclusive appearance, you absolutely cannot miss out this exclusive EDM music festival.
Azmin Only Embrace 2017
Festival haven for: Die-hard fans of Armin
Dates: 31 March 2017
4. Fuji Rock (Niigata Prefecture, Japan)
How often do you get to take a cable car trip up a mountain just to see a rock band?
Set at a ski resort atop Mt. Fuji in Japan, Fuji Rock definitely has one of the most ideal settings for a music festival.
Expect an impressive lineup of alternative and pop music by world-acclaimed artists, backed by Japan’s breathtaking countryside of lush green forests and hills as backdrop. Past headliners included Foo Fighters, Muse, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Furthermore, Fuji Rock has been dubbed as one of the cleanest music festivals in the world.
From environmentally-friendly electricity supply to clean toilets with recycled toilet paper, a Japanese organised music festival will elevate your partying experience!
Fuji Rock 2017
Festival haven for: Mainstream and eco-conscious music lovers
Dates: 28 – 30 July 2017
5. Glastonbury (Somerset, United Kingdom)
Dubbed as the Big Daddy of UK music festivals, Glastonbury commanders a sizable chunk of Somerset for five days of music, jubilee and of course, lots of booze.
Boasting an incredible number of eight stages dotting the woods and fields, you can expect an amazing musical line-up featuring top-notch international artists the likes of Disclosure, Coldplay, Adele and many more.
With the incredible music line-up ranging from rock, pop, techno to metal and folk, this music international is definitely worth making the pilgrimage to!
Festival haven for: Anyone who enjoys a good dose of music
Dates: 21 – 25 June 2017
6. Coachella (Indio, USA)
This annual star-studded music festival is a staple in every celebrity’s calendar and of course, marked and circled in every music festival goer’s calendar as well.
Held across two weekends in April, this music fest will be played out across five main stages.
The confirmed list of artists for Coachella 2017 includes DJ Khaled, Liam Gallagher and Radiohead. Located in the Inland Empire’s Coachella Valley in the Colorado Dessert, Coachella is undoubtedly a music festival you’ll have to attend at least once in your lifetime!
Festival haven for: Celebrities, fashion bloggers, anyone who loves partying under the sun
Dates: 14 – 16 April 2017 (Weekend One); 21 – 23 April 2017 (Weekend Two)
7. Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium)
When it comes to throwing outrageous EDM music festivals, no other party can compete with Tomorrowland.
This yearly Belgium festival, which takes place in the town of Boom, has attracted the biggest DJs and electronic music makers throughout its entire history. Naturally, this EDM paradise just keeps getting bigger, wilder and even more sparkly.
Though the confirmed line-up for Tomorrowland 2017 has yet to be announced, you can expect a plethora of music stages coupled with giant disco balls, massive quantities of confetti and makeshift volcanoes spewing out fires. Truly magical.
Festival haven for: EDM-loving social butterflies
Dates: 21 – 23 July 2017 (Weekend One); 28 – 30 July 2017 (Weekend Two)
8. Ultra Music Festival (Downtown Miami, USA)
Ultra Music Festival is perhaps the only EDM bash that comes close to competing with Tomorrowland.
Party goers from around the world descend on Miami for this incredible high-energy EDM festival. This 2017, Ultra Music Festival will definitely not disappoint with its amazing line-up of DJs and electronic music makers, featuring the likes of Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, DJ Snake, David Guetta and many more.
With laser lights flashing to the music and superb pyrotechnics, prep yourself for an euphoric experience alongside a sea of people dancing and grooving together to some of the best electronic dance music in the world!
Ultra Music Festival 2017 (USA)
Festival haven for: Electronica nuts
Dates: 24 – 26 March 2017
9. Sunset Music Festival (Tampa, USA)
The sixth-consecutive Sunset Music Festival returns in 2017 with more in-demand dance music! Slated to take place over the USA Memorial Day weekend, it is the perfect soundtrack for a fun-filled weekend holiday celebration.
With three stages, a huge line-up, and elaborate stage set-ups, you are definitely setting yourself up for a raving dance party.
Line-ups have yet to be confirmed but we are pretty sure it will be bigger and better than the previous year!
Sunset Musical Festival 2017
Festival haven for: Electro-loving people
Dates: 27 – 28 May 2017
10. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (Across Australia)
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival (or Laneway in short) has grown over the years to become one of Australia’s biggest and best festivals.
Laneway’s line-up has always been impeccably cool and 2017’s will certainly be no different.
Expect appearances by renowned international and local indie artists the likes of Young Thug, Aurora, Gang of Youths and many more. With hip electric gigs, loads of chow and awesome vibes, it is the perfect music fest to party till midnight!
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017 (Australia)
Festival haven for: Indie-pop enthusiasts
Dates: Jan – Feb (Dates vary based on each city)
Whether you are looking for all-day partying to a wide range of music genres or slow sashaying to romantic and jazzy tunes, these international music festivals are certainly some of the best on the planet!
Besides great music by elite music makers, you can look forward to loads of great chow and impressive stage set-ups too. We’ve got our sights set on 2017 and it’s time to take your pick on which music festivals will be on your 2017 bucket list!
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