Your complete guide to international music festivals in 2019

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Us Australians are a lucky bunch. With the likes of Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass and Download on our doorsteps, we’re certainly spoilt for choice where amazing music festivals are concerned.

If you’re looking for some equally brilliant music festivals a little further afield, you’re in luck.

Whether Europe, America or England, music-lovers can take comfort in the delights of the many international music festivals on offer in various corners of the globe.

After a little inspiration? Here are some of our top international music festival recommendations to help you get the most out of summer!

Coachella in California

No list of must-visit international music festivals would be complete without mention of Coachella. This palm-fringed Cali music festival attracts fans from all corners of the world – 99,000 per day in fact, according to data from Golden Voice published in the LA Times.

In 2018, the three-day multiple weekend extravaganza boasted a star-studded line-up including HAIM, Eminem and Queen B herself, Beyonce. The R&B songstress was backed by 100 dancers, marching band and the vehement singing of her loyal fan base who were lucky enough to catch the dazzling show in live action.

Internet forums are already abuzz with potential headliners for 2019, with Kanye West, Justin Timberlake and Childish Gambino looking like the firm favourites.

Sziget in Budapest

Held on the beautiful island of Óbudai in Budapest, and with a line-up boasting seven days of action-packed artists and amazing activities, there’s no other music festival quite like Sziget. From pop to rock, dance to R&B, the Hungarian festival caters to all music tastes and scatters their world-class lineup across its nine stages.

In 2018, festival-goers danced and sang along to the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys and Gorillaz. However, Sziget promises a bigger and better lineup for 2019, with everyone’s favourite strawberry blonde-Brit Ed Sheeran set to perform next August!

Exit in Serbia

If you’re planning to head on a whirlwind tour of Europe next summer, be sure to pencil in Exit Festival on your travel itinerary. Set in an 18th century fort, overlooking the Danube river in the city of Novi Sad, this rock, indie and electronic festival is a perfect blend of ancient culture and modern day music.

Next year, Exit is due to take place between 4-7 July and they’ve already secured an act due to get all ‘lovecats’ grooving. That’s right, goth-rock British band The Cure will take to one of 20 stages at Exit Festival in 2019! As well as great music, festival-goers can also partake in the festival’s fantastic array of non-music-related activities and spend time soaking up the Serbian sun.

Glastonbury in England

After taking a fallow year to replenish its 900 acres of farmland, Glastonbury Festival is back – much to the delight of its 135,000 expected attendees. With wellies, glitter and tent in tow, lucky guests are in for a treat when attending this five-day spectacular!

Whether catching a show-stopping headliner at the Pyramid tent, discovering new talent at various smaller surrounding arenas or partaking in a little laughter yoga in the healing fields, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Expect plenty of colour, fun and incredible music when attending this world-class music festival.

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