Love music? Love amazing experiences? You’ll love our list of must-do music events in 2016. And just in case you’re loving the vibe of, say, the Ultra Music Festival in Miami so much that you decide to stay there, World First can help you transfer money to buy your property – and any other currency transfers you need to make.
In the meantime though, take a look at our list of 9 amazing global music events in 2016.
South by Southwest, Austin, Texas, USA – March 11-20
Celebrate music, film and online. Move from bar to bar seeing different acts, and chat with other fans over a beer. If an act goes on to make it big, you can say you were there at the start.
Ultra Music Festival, Miami, Florida, USA – March 18-20
You and 300,000 others, getting sweaty to an amazing mix of electronic music. Last year’s 300+ acts included Carl Cox, David Guetta, Fedde Le Grand and Deadmau5.
Coachella Valley Music & Arts, California, USA – April 15-24
Hip hop to electronic, there’s something for every taste, and it’s all set on the edge of the phenomenal Colorado Desert. But it’s hot, and one of the most expensive festivals out there – better save up!
Eurovision Song Contest, Stockholm, Sweden – May 14
Europe’s guilty pleasure. It’s cheesy, camp and colourful, and was watched by nearly 200 million on TV last year (most of whom were probably pretending they weren’t interested – but we know the truth!).
Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK – June 22-26
Ask a Brit to name a music festival and they’ll say Glasto. Kanye West and The Who headlined in 2015, with Adele and Coldplay rumoured for 2016. Tickets sold out for the 2016 show in 32 minutes. Lovers of mud will be in their element.
Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Canada – June 30 – July 9
Love jazz? You’ll love the Montreal Jazz Festival, which features the smooth sounds of around 3,000 performers every year, and hundreds of concerts – most of them free to attend.
Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK – September 8-11
Everyone’s in full party mode at Bestival, as they know it could be their last summer party of the year. People get on, the fancy dress is spectacular, oh – and the music is so varied. Expect acts as diverse as The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, The Jacksons and Rudimental.
Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Oct 14-18
One of the world’s most relaxed, chilled out cities plays host to a lively dance event which turns 21 in 2016. The numbers, 5 days of conferences, 450 evening events, 2,000 artists. 350,000 clubbers.
Stereosonic, various cities, Australia – Late Nov / early Dec
Held across Australia, from Brisbane to Adelaide and Sydney to Melbourne, this is one of the country’s fastest growing music festivals. It’s a mix of electro and dance music, with headline sets from the likes of Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Tiesto and Avicii.
Like the sound of these? There are more amazing festivals to immerse yourself in as part of our 101 Must-Do Global Events in 2016!