Start Booking Now For These Global Music Festivals

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


The bulk of the summer music festival circuit may be wrapping up, but there are still a few events through the end of the year worth checking out. Now is the time to start booking your tickets and travel accommodations to some of the best parties on the planet.

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Austin City Limits Music Festival

You don’t have to travel overseas to hear some of the most respected names across all genres of music played live. Austin City Limits showcases rock, hip hop, and electronic music across two weekends in one of the most unique cities in the country.

When: October 4 – 6 & 11 – 13

Where: Austin, Texas, USA

ADE: Amsterdam Dance Event

This is one dance party that you may have never heard of, but ADE is a five-day event that takes over Amsterdam’s most popular music venues, conference halls, bars, and streets. The leading conference and festival for electronic music bring huge showcases, panel talks, technology demos, and of course, music.

When: October 16 – 20, 2019

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Iceland Airwaves

This festival showcases only the best up-and-coming and genre-bending talent from around the globe. For its 20th year in the row, you can expect to find every corner of the city filled with music and over-the-top vibes in a truly unique setting.

When: November 6 – 9, 2019

Where: Reykjavík, Iceland

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Cosmic Convergence Festival

This festival is a transformative cultural initiative designed to leave a positive social and local impact. The festival supports different artists, organizations and community projects, encouraging a platform between cultures, Individuals and social impact projects.

When: December 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Where: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Afropunk Johannesburg

When: December 30-31, 2019

Where: Johannesburg, South Africa

The lineup for Afropunk Joburg is insane. Solange, Masego, GoldLink, Busiswa, Nao, the Destruction Boys and more will all be taking the stage alongside the hottest female DJs, Gina Jeanz, DBN GOGOFif Laaa, and multi-talented creative Lelowhatsgood.

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