After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19, music festivals are in the midst of planning their biggest comebacks yet. Every day we’re seeing new dates and lineups being announced for some of the world’s best events, and our calendar is looking very busy so far.
Now, we can’t predict what will happen but we’re holding out hope and can’t help but be excited for this year! Keep reading for our top picks of international festivals you can’t miss in 2022.
Your summer music festival track record wouldn’t be complete without this legendary event. Every year more than 400,000 people from over 75 countries across the globe flock to Boom in Belgium for Tomorrowland. In previous years, this gigantic electronic music festival has hosted EDM heavyweights Martin Garrix, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Zeds Dead, Eric Prydz, Maceo Plex and many more. This year the music festival is back for a jaw-dropping 3 weekends to make up for lost time over the last two years.
Tomorrowland has just announced that pre-registration for tickets will start on Wednesday 2 February, 2022 at 3PM CET. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss out on your chance to get tickets!
When: Fri, Jul 22, 2022 – Mon, Aug 1, 2022
Where: Boom, Belgium
Find out more info: tomorrowland.com
Bonus tip: if you can’t wait until the summer, check out the lineup for Tomorrowland Winter taking place in the French Alps March 19-26, 2022!
As one of the world’s most famous music festivals, Glastonbury is definitely one to add to your music festival repertoire! It attracts over 200,000 attendees every year and always delivers an epic lineup, spectacular stages, an incomparable atmosphere and plenty of mud! So far, the festival has confirmed Billie Eilish and Diana Ross, with many more names to be added to the lineup soon. Don’t forget to pack your most reliable pair of rain boots, brace yourself for the English summer weather and get excited for one of the best music festival experiences of your life.
When: June 22-26, 2022
Where: Worthy Farm, Pilton, United Kingdom
Find out more info: glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
Two-time winner of the “Best Major European Festival”, EXIT Festival has become one of the most sought-after music festivals in Europe. What stands this music festival apart is its venue. Set in the monumental Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad in Serbia, offering the perfect backdrop for its impressive lineups and production. In 2021, EXIT gathered over 180,000 attendees and hosted hundreds of acts over 30 different stages. Previous lineups have included the likes of The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys, Madonna, The Killers, Sex Pistols, Guns’n’Roses, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg and many more.
When: July 7-10, 2022
Where: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Find out more info: exitfest.org
Now this one may only be on its fifth edition but Mad Cool has received serious recognition from fans, artists and the music festival industry since its inception. This three-day festival may be new to the scene but it certainly packs a real punch. This year’s lineup already features an eclectic and stellar list of names, including Twenty One Pilots, Metallica, Stormzy, Imagine Dragons and many more. And then complement that with the opportunity to visit Madrid, it has all the makings of a dream music festival holiday. Tickets are already on sale, get yours now!
When: July 6-9, 2022
Where: Valdebebas – IFEMA, Madrid
Find out more info: madcoolfestival.es/en/index
Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
Amsterdam Dance Event (known as ADE) is Europe’s top music conference and festival. It hosts over 2,500 artists at 1000 events in over 200 venues across the Dutch capital. For a whole week Amsterdam breathes electronic music, playing the whole scope of electronic subgenres in every crevice of the city. If you’re keen to see the world’s best artists perform and experience some of the region’s finest nightlife venues then ADE needs to be on your bucket list this year, it never disappoints!
When: October 13-17, 2022
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Find out more info: amsterdam-dance-event.nl
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