biggest music festivals in the world top 10

Top 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World

Music festivals are where people all around the world go to listen to live music and enjoy themselves. Music festivals come in all shapes and sizes, from large outdoor to small indoor events. They can be different in size, location, and duration.

Aside from its focus on the musical aspect, music festivals also create a sense of community among the attendees and bring together people for an overall good time. They represent a great place to meet and socialize with people with the same music taste.

Music festivals have thus evolved into cultural phenomenons that are centered around but are not exclusively based on music. It is no surprise therefore that millions of people all around the world are enthusiastically attending music festivals every year.

The following ranking lists the Top 10 biggest music festivals in the world by the total number of visitors each festival was most recently attended. Festivals of all music genres are eligible for the ranking, including those that feature various types of music.

Note: Music festivals are different from concerts which are usually centered around one single artist or band and don’t follow a regular annual schedule. This ranking lists the Top 10 biggest music festivals in the world, for the 10 biggest concerts in history, click here.

Top 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World 2022

biggest music festivals in the world top 10


1. Donauinselfest


2. Mawazine


3. Festival International de Jazz de Montreal


4. Pol’and’Rock Festival


5. Summerfest


6. Rock in Rio


7. Sziget Festival


8. Essence Music Festival


9. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival


10. Electric Daisy Carnival


The 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World

(as of May 2022)

Top 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World:
1. DONAUINSELFEST
Vienna, Austria
Festival attendance: ~ 3.0 million
2. MAWAZINE
Rabat, Morocco
Festival attendance: ~ 2.8 million
3. FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTREAL
Montreal, Canada
Festival attendance: ~ 2.0 million
4. POL’AND’ROCK FESTIVAL
Czaplinek, Poland
Festival attendance: ~ 750,000
5. SUMMERFEST
Milwaukee, USA
Festival attendance: ~ 720,000
6. ROCK IN RIO
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Festival attendance: ~ 700,000
7. SZIGET FESTIVAL
Budapest, Hungary
Festival attendance: ~ 570,000
8. ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
New Orleans, USA
Festival attendance: ~ 500,000
9. NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL
New Orleans, USA
Festival attendance: ~ 450,000
10. ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
Las Vegas, USA
Festival attendance: ~ 410,000

The Top 10 Biggest Music Festivals in the World by most recent numbers of total attendees. All of the biggest music festivals around the world of all genres are eligible for the ranking. Single-artist concerts are not counted here, however.


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