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A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. They are commonly held outdoors, and are often inclusive of other attractions such as food and merchandise vendors, performance art, and social activities. The Pythian games at Delphi included musical performances, and may be one of the earliest festivals known.[1] During the Middle Ages festivals were often held as competitions. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A festival is an event, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some unique aspect of that community. ... // Music is an art form consisting of sound and silence expressed through time. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... The term locality has different meanings in different disciplines: Geography In geography, a locality is a place. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... View of the stadium of the Delphi sanctuary, used for the Pythian Games. ... Delphi (Greek , [ðe̞lˈfi]) is an archaeological site and a modern town in Greece on the south-western spur of Mount Parnassus in a valley of Phocis. ...


Many festivals are annual, or repeat at some other interval. Some, including many rock festivals, are held only once. Some festivals are organized as for-profit concerts and others are benefits for a specific cause. U2 at Live Aid A rock festival, or rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor rock music concert, featuring multiple acts, often spread out over several days. ...

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Lists of festivals

Main article: List of festivals

Lists of festivals in: A list of festivals for any established festival, celebration or carnival anywhere in the world. ...

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Significant festivals

Notable music festivals include:


Europe

Europe's biggest music festival is the Donauinselfest in Vienna. In 2005, approximately 3 million people visited this open air event.[2] The Donauinselfest (German for Danube Island Festival) is a festival which takes place annually on the Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria. ...


Denmark

Roskilde Festival 2006 - Kaizers Orchestra on Orange Stage
Roskilde Festival 2006 - Kaizers Orchestra on Orange Stage

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France

  • Les Eurockéennes, Belfort

The Eurockéennes de Belfort is one of Frances largest rock music festivals. ...

Germany

Force Attack is a music festival, which is organized once a year on the last July weekend on a large meadow in Behnkenhagen in close proximity to Rostock. ... The Hurricane Festival, also just Hurricane, is a music festival that takes place near Bremen, Germany, usually every June. ... Rock am Ring (Rock at the Ring) is a rock music festival held annually in Germany at the Nürburgring racetrack. ... Wacken Open Air (W:O:A) is the largest exclusively metal music festival in the world. ...

Hungary

  • Sziget in Hajógyári-sziget, Budapest

History: (Timeline and Samples) Genres Classical - Folk - Hardcore - Hip hop - Opera - Operett - Pop - Reggea - Rock - Wedding pop - Wedding rock Organisations Mahasz Awards Golden Giraffe Charts MAHASZ TOP 40 album, MAHASZ Kislemez TOP 10, Dance TOP 40 Festivals Sziget, Mayday, Táncháztalálkozó, Miskolc Opera Festival Media Radio Petőfi...

Ireland

Electric Picnic is an annual music festival which has been staged since 2004 in Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, County Laois in the Republic of Ireland. ... Oxegen is an annual music festival, the first of which occurred in 2004, sponsored by Heineken. ...

Netherlands

The entrance to the Lowlands festival ground in 2004. ... Pinkpop Festival or Pinkpop in short, is an annual rock festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. ... Arrow Rock Festival is a rockfestival that takes place on a yearly basis in Biddinghuizen, the Netherlands. ...

Norway

Dance Arena, EXIT 06

Hove Festival (norwegian name: Hovefestivalen) is a music festival held on the island Tromøy outside of Arendal in southern Norway. ... Tromøy is an island outside the Norwegian town Arendal. ... The Quart Festival is a yearly rock/pop/rap festival that takes place in Kristiansand, Norway in the beginning of July. ... County District Sørlandet Municipality NO-1001 Administrative centre Kristiansand Mayor (2004) Jan Oddvar Skisland (KrF) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 287 277 km² 259 km² 0. ... Øyafestivalen is an annual Norwegian music festival held in Middelalderparken (lit. ... County District Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form BokmÃ¥l Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (816x624, 139 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (816x624, 139 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...

Portugal

Super Bock Super Rock is a rock festival created in 1994 and that has attracted many stars since that time. ... Location    - Country Portugal    - Region Lisboa  - Subregion Grande Lisboa  - District or A.R. Lisbon Mayor Carmona Rodrigues  - Party PSD Area 84. ...

Serbia

EXIT (also known as State of EXIT) is an annual summer music festival in Petrovaradin fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia. ... Nickname: Motto: Grad po meri graÄ‘ana City of its citizens needs Location of Novi Sad within Serbia Coordinates: , Country  Serbia Province Vojvodina District South Bačka Municipalities 2 Founded 1694 City status February 1, 1748 Government  - Mayor Maja Gojković (SRS)  - Ruling parties SRS, SPS and DSS Area  - City 699...

Spain

The FIB or Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (Benicàssim International Festival) is a famous music festival held in Benicassim (Spain). ... Summercase is a two-day music festival held simultaneously in Barcelona and Madrid. ... Motto: (Spanish for From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: , Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimémez (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...

Sweden

Hultsfred Festival (Swedish: Hultsfredsfestivalen) is an annual music festival held in Hultsfred, Sweden. ... is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Lindesberg is a Municipality, in Örebro County, in central Sweden. ... Sweden Rock Festival is an annual rock/metal festival held in Sweden since 1992. ...

Finland

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Founded 1868 Country Finland Province Western Finland Region Southern Ostrobothnia Sub-region Seinäjoki Area 603 km² Population - Density 36,419 (Dec 31, 2005) 60 inh. ... Ruisrock is a rock festival in Turku, Finland. ... Turku (IPA:  , Swedish:  ), founded in the 13th century, is the oldest and fifth largest city in Finland, with a population of 174,868 (as of 2005). ... Ankkarock is a Finnish rock and metal festival held annually in Korso, Vantaa, in the Greater Helsinki area. ... Founded 1974 Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area - Of which land - Rank 243 km² 240,84 km² ranked 316th Population - Density - Rank 187 365 (2005) 770. ... Dimmu Borgir onstage at Tuska 2005. ... Location of Helsinki in Northern Europe Coordinates: , Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Charter 1550 Capital city 1812 Government  - City manager Jussi Pajunen Area  - City 187. ...

Turkey

The Rockn Coke logo. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...

United Kingdom

A view of the Main stage at Download Festival 2005

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 190 KB) Summary Main stage at Download festival, 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1632x1224, 190 KB) Summary Main stage at Download festival, 2005. ... The Download Festival is a three day music festival held annually at the spiritual home of rock music in England: Donington Park (which hosted the Monsters of Rock Festivals between 1980 and 1996, and 2002s Ozzfest). ... The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury or Glasto, is the largest[1] greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. ... Global Gathering is a music festival which takes place each July at Long Marston Airfield, Near Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. ... For more information on the ongoing festival, see Isle of Wight Festival 2007. ... The Reading and Leeds Festivals, officially called the Carling Weekend, are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... T in the Park is a major Scottish music festival, held annually since 1994. ... For the North American spin-off of the rock festival, see Virgin Festival For the Australian spin-off, see V Festival (Australia) The V Festival is an annual rock festival in England, the first to be held simultaneously at two sites - currently Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex and Weston Park...

Americas

Canada

North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual 3-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto, Ontario held the second weekend each June. ... For the original rock festival held in England, see V Festival Virgin Festival is a rock festival held in the United States and Canada. ... Motto: By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper Location of Vancouver within the Greater Vancouver Regional District in British Columbia, Canada Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  British Columbia Region Lower Mainland Regional District Greater Vancouver Incorporated 1886 Government  - Mayor Sam Sullivan (NPA)  - City Council List of Councilors Suzanne Anton (NPA) Peter... Saturday afternoon, view from the hill The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival is a two-day rock festival in Montreal, Quebec, that was held at Parc Jean-Drapeau on ÃŽle Sainte-Hélène on September 2 and 3, 2006. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Shambhala is a yearly electronic music festival held in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada during mid August. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Lilith Fair was a concert tour and traveling music festival, founded by musician Sarah McLachlan, that featured female musicians; it ran from 1997 to 1999. ...

Mexico

Vicentico performing on Vive Latino 2005 Vive Latino is an annual rock music festival held in Mexico City. ...

USA

Main entrance of the 2005 Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park. ... The Bamboozle is a giant annual rain-or-shine, two-day event music festival held in New Jersey. ... ... Manchester is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee. ... The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is a music festival held every two years in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, for all people interested in historical music performance. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Bumbershoot is a colloquial word for umbrella, probably coined in the 19th century as a portmanteau of umbrella and parachute. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day) annual music and arts festival held at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California. ... The Intonation Music Festival was a music festival held on July 16 - July 17, 2005 at the Union Park in Chicago, Illinois. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Drive-By Truckers at Langerado 2006. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Nickname: Motto: “Urbs in Horto” (Latin: “City in a Garden”), “I Will” Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Musikfest is a music festival held each August in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania Counties Lehigh and Northampton Founded 1741  - Mayor John B. Callahan Area    - City  19. ... New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (aka Jazz Fest) is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pitchfork Music Festival is an annual summer music festival organized by Pitchfork Media held in Union Park, Chicago. ... The Sasquatch! Music Festival is an music festival held annually at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. ... George is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. ... Downtown Austin, Texas, where SXSW is held each spring Bloc Party performing at Stubbs BBQ in 2007 Carrie Rodriguez, a SXSW 2007 performer Morrissey at SXSW 2006 South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that have taken place every spring in... Austin most often refers to: Austin, Texas, a city in the United States and the state capital of Texas In the United States: Austin, Chicago, in Illinois Austin, Indiana Austin, Minnesota Austin, Nevada Austin, Oregon In Canada: Austin, Manitoba Austin, Ontario Austin, Quebec Elsewhere: Austin Road Austin Powers, a fictional... Summerfest poster for 2004 Summerfest (also known as The Big Gig) is a yearly music festival held at the 75 acre Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ... The 2005 Vegoose Logo Vegoose is an annual Halloween music and arts festival that first took place in 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Las Vegas is pernounced Los . ... For the original rock festival held in England, see V Festival Virgin Festival is a rock festival held in the United States and Canada. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... Since its 1999 debut, the VOODOO MUSIC EXPERIENCE (http://www. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Warped Tour Logo Warped Tour is a touring music and extreme sports festival. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ...

Australasia

Big Day Out 2007
Big Day Out 2007

Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992. ...

Asia

Japan

  • Fuji Rock Festival, a 3 day event at the Naeba ski resort, in Niigata prefecture, north of Tokyo.

Fuji Rock Festival is an annual rock festival organized by Smash Japan, held in Naeba, Japan. ...

Thailand

  • Pattaya International Music Festival

References

  1. ^ 1911 Encyclopedia Britannnica
  2. ^ http://www.hotelarpi.com/ENG/sights.aspx

External links

CCUSA-Northeast Region The listing for Scottish, Irish,and Celtic Festivals and Highland Games for the Northeast United States and Eastern Canada


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