Globetrotter: The Summer Festivals Guide

It is summer time and it promises to be anything but boring! We have taken a worldwide tour of the must-go festivals of the season. Keeping it fun and entertaining is the motto. From emerging talents to well-known acts, festival season boasts an extensive range of music ensuring there is something for everyone.

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Burning Man is hosted at Black Rock City – a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. The festival is a land of experimentation where all experiments are welcome. Open land of creativity, the festival will showcase the traditional host of the season : the burning man who will burn in 57 days. Remember to check out the 10 festivals principles which were crafted 'not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.' The festival is an artistic experience where talent meets enjoyment.

August 26th-September 3rd
Black Rock City
https://burningman.org

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Shamballa takes you to the secret Northampshire location for a timeless weekend of art, workshops, dance, interactive art installations, cabaret, theatre and, of course, music. Shamballa is the UK's most environmentally friendly festival, it is completely powered on renewable energy and entirely vegan as it is meat and fish free.

August 23-26 2018
Secret country estate, Northamptonshire
shambalafestival.org

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The Paris Jazz Festival takes place every weekend in June and July in the heart of the Parc Floral. For more than 25 years, the event has brought together jazz men and women from all over the world where jazz has taken root, from Switzerland and Armenia to Africa and France. The event will feature Guy Mintus and Yinon Muallem, Mark Eliyahu Ensemble, Avial Meets Avital , Hugh Coltman and many others.

30 June to 22 July 2018
Esplanade du Château de Vincennes - 75012 Paris
http://www.parisjazzfestival.fr

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Wireless is THE Hip-hop and R&B music festival of the season. Hosting the biggest and best upcoming stars every year, it is performed in London's Finsbury Park and featured Stormzy, J. Cole, Rick Ross, French Montana and DJ Khaled. This is the Must-Go festival of the season.

July 6-8 July
Finsbury Park, London
wirelessfestival.co.uk

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Panorama Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held on Randall's Island in New York City. It is presented by Goldenvoice. This unique musical performance boasts Migos, Cardi B, SZA, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The xx, Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, The War on Drugs, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gucci Mane, and more.

July 27-29th
Randall’s Island Park
www.panorama.nyc

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Summer Sonic is an annual two or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day and vice versa. The line-up contains many Japanese rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, and also international acts.

18-19 August
Simultaneously in Osaka in Maishima Sonic Park and in Tokyo at Zozo Marine Stadium
www.summersonic.com

Festival N°6,  is an intimate, boutique festival of art, music and culture. The festival transports you to a fairytale land with stages set in castles, cottages, beaches and in the woods. Festival N°6 is the go to musical destination for an eclectic blend of screenings, readings, unusual performances and art.

September 6-9 2018
Portmeirion
festivalnumber6.com

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Øya Festival is one of Oslo's largest music festivals. The lineup always includes big international names, promising newcomers and everything in between. Nature and culture meet in the festival area in Tøyenparken.

August 7 - 11 2018
Tøyenparken
www.oyafestivalen.no