Great Wall Music Festival
As it says, it’s a music festival next to the Great Wall of China. A stunning location, with David Guetta and Andy C confirmed. It’s only a few weeks away so get moving.
May 5, Beijing, China
This mega-sized music and arts festival has a stack of talent to keep you entertained from Reggie Watts in the comedy tent, to Paul McCartney, Mumford And Sons, Tom Petty and ZZ Top. Eclectic and extensive.
June 13-16, Manchester, Tennessee, US
Independence, cooperation and respect for nature are the ethos of this countryside- set alt-rock festival. Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, The Cure, Skrillex and loads more join the leafy party. Invigorating.
July 26-28. Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan
A long-standing alternative music fest started in the Nineties by Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction. Its line-up – including The Cure, The Killers, The Postal Service, New Order – is unsurpassed. Ass-kicking!
August 2-4, Grant Park, Chicago, US
You don’t get the big bands here. What you do get is a week-long party in an impromptu city based on community, art and self-reliance. Hippy vibes are plentiful.
Aug 26-Sep 2. Black Rock Desert, Nevada, US