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Reasons why you should attend the best festivals in the world

By June 28, 2019April 13th, 2021FinGlobal

Reasons why you should attend the best festivals in the world

June 28, 2019


Festivals are wonderful occasions when you can break away from your daily life and go and immerse yourself in your favourite activity – whether it is food, music or poetry. It’s a time when you can explore new interests, meet new people and open up new avenues in your life. The best festivals in the world are designed to attract people from all walks in life and to help you find your favourite festivals, we have put together a world festival calendar for the month of June and upcoming ones for the rest of 2019.

The best festivals in June

2-30 June: The Guernsey Floral Festival, Channel Islands
Come and experience the beauty of the Guernsey Islands at this magnificent festival, which celebrates the horticultural beauty of the island. Private gardens open their gates to visitors for tours and you can even walk to Lihou Island at low tide. For something even sweeter, try the sweet fruit liqueurs at the Guernsey Haut Maison Orchard.
12-16 June: Midnight Sun Film Festival, Finland
If you love the movies then head almost hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle to the Midnight Sun Film Festival where you can enjoy five days (and nights) celebrating everything new in the world of cinema. You’ll view recent festival hits, box office classics and even some silent movies. If you are feeling sleepy in the land of endless daylight, refreshing saunas will wake you up and get you ready for the next movie marathon.
13-16 June: Art Basel, Switzerland
This festival is a visual extravaganza and celebrates the world’s best contemporary artists. Visitors are treated to the work of more than 4000 artists in one of the most visually beautiful and pristine countries in the world.
21-23 June: Secret Solstice, Iceland
This festival is truly unique and set in the brightest time of the year. Visitors to the festival dance the days away in the midnight sun to music that features both international and local Icelandic artists. Martin Garrix is set to headline this year’s Secret Solstice along with Rita Ora, Morcheeba and more. While you are here, you can tour Iceland’s beautiful scenery and unique culture.
26-30 June: Glastonbury Festival, UK
This music festival is world-famous and draws music lovers from all over the globe. Come and brave the rain (and the famous mud) to experience the world’s biggest festival, which has reached the size of a city! Enjoy the music, bring a pair of wellies and a good sense of humour!
30 June – 22 July: Paris Jazz Festival, France
After listening to all the contemporary music your heart desires, head over to Paris to experience the rich melodies of jazz in the city’s beautiful Parc Floral. You will experience the big names in jazz, together with some emerging new talent.

Festivals to look out for from June to December

  • Verbier Festival, Switzerland 8 July – 3 August: A classical music festival amongst the beautiful Alps.
  • Port Eliot, Cornwall 25-28 July: A literary festival patronised by rock stars and ordinary folk who love the world of books.
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2-26 August: A world famous festival celebrating performers from every genre – from comedians to acrobats.
  • Burning Man, Nevada, USA 25 August – 2 September: This cult festival draws over 50 000 people who create a temporary city in the Nevada desert and celebrate everything from self-expression to art.
  • Longyearbyen Literature Festival, Svalbard, Norway 2-6 September: Enjoy everything literary in the beautiful setting of fabulous Norway.
  • Oktoberfest, Germany, 21 September – 6 October: This is a world- famous festival held in Munich every year, combining music with the very best of beer.
  • The Hermanus Whale Festival, South Africa, 27-29 September: Celebrate the migrating southern right whales and other ocean-themed activities in the charming town of Hermanus.
  • Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Australia: This festival takes place in October every year and attracts leading names in dance, music, theatre and the visual arts.
  • Rhythm & Vines, New Zealand, 28-31 December: If you want to be the first people in the world to see the sunrise in 2020, then head to this festival and celebrate music, spot dolphins and take boat trips to Tuamotu Island.
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