United States of America
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Beyond the musical acts, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, held in April at Empire Polo Club in Indio, has morphed into something of a cultural phenomenon, with fantastic food and high-wattage stars showing up in their best desert boho outfits.
The musical line-up for the two-weekend event includes Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd. Tickets for the 2019 event sold out the day they were released (January 5), but there could still be some passes available through one of the Palm Springs area pass-plus-lodging packages. If you were lucky enough to score tickets, check the Coachella site to book on-site camping spots, VIP dinners, or even the plush Safari Tent lodgings.
Dates: April 12-14 and 19-21
Woodstock 50, New York
Woodstock 50, featuring the ‘Woodstock’ brand name and original Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, will take place on August 16-18, 2019, at Watkins Glen. Woodstock 50 has not announced its line-up or tickets yet, but Lang said more than 40 artistes have been booked for multiple stages.
An estimated 4,00,000 people attended the first Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, held from August 15-18, 1969 at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm near White Lake in the Catskill Mountains.
Dates: August 16-18
Hush!! Full Music
This 11-year-old beach-side music concert in Macau has artistes from all over Asia. HUSH!! has gradually become a major cultural brand in Macau. There will also be a music video contest ‘HUSH!! 300 Seconds’. Participants need to submit an application form with a video of their own music or vocal performance and are eligible to win multiple prizes.
Date: April 28-May 1
Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival
The Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival symbolises the cultural and human adventure initiated by Francois Blanc, founder of the Societe des Bains de Mer: offering dreams in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Since its creation, the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival has earned the reputation of bringing the biggest stars to its stage.
Backed by more than 150 years of Monte-Carlo magic, the festival and its exceptional programming continue to put Monaco, the Salle des Etoiles and the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo at the top of the summer. The 2019 edition line-up includes Charlie Winston on July 4, Vanessa Paradis on July 5, Melony Gardot on July 12 and The Beach Boys: Fight Aids Night on July 13.
Dates: July 4-5 and 12-13
Metronome Festival, Prague
Metronome Festival Prague is the first multi-genre festival in the capital city of the Czech Republic after many years. It focuses on all age groups and genre areas. This year’s festival is the third installment and it will take place on the premises of Prague Výstaviště. You can look forward to seeing The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack, Tom Odell, music icons such as John Cale and David Byrne, talented Superorganism, and a Sister Bliss with Faithless DJ set.
Dates: June 20-21
Rock for People, Hradec Králové
Rock for People is one of the largest Czech rock music festivals. The three-day festival takes place at a former military airport in Hradec Králové in East Bohemia. This year, enjoy bands such as The Prodigy, Sick Puppies, Skillet and Volbeat. The festival premises and campsite for visitors cover 50 hectares. Concerts take place on two large outdoor stages, in a tent for 8000 people and on two hangar stages. You can additionally dance at several DJ stages, or use the chill-out zones which are open until the early hours.
Dates: July 4-6
Vivid Sydney is a unique annual event of light, music and ideas, featuring an outdoor ‘gallery’ of extraordinary lighting sculptures, a cutting-edge contemporary music program, some of the world’s most important creative industry forums and the spectacular illumination of the Sydney Opera House. This festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world.
Dates: May 24-June 15
Midburn Festival, Negev Desert
Burning Man’s Israeli offshoot, Midburn is a special six-day festival held in the Negev Desert around May to June every year. Unlike a typical music festival with big acts, one can camp in the desert that hosts parties and in the center of the playa are incredible art displays and a huge temple that is burnt on the final night.
Dates: June 4-9
Bon Jovi, Slash and Air Supply
This summer, Israel will host the biggest names of rock like Bon Jovi, Slash and Air Supply. Air Supply, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock are set to tour Israel to play at the Caesarea Amphitheatre on May 16. Watch the iconic guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame live in Israel at the Tel Aviv Fair Grounds on July 9. Legendary rock singer Bon Jovi is also set to make an appearance in Tel Aviv on July 25 as part of the band’s European tour ‘This House is Not For Sale’.
‘Children of the 80s’
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is bringing back its popular ‘Children of the 80s’ party to its outdoor lagoon-side concert area with ten dates planned for 2019. Launching March 16, the 2019 series promises to be a monthly must-attend party with its old-school vibes, disco tunes, eighties entertainment and retro costumes. Other dates are April 13, May 11, June 15, July 20, August 10, September 7, October 12 and November 9. Every party will feature a legendary guest artiste from yesteryear. Previous headliners have included Village People, Vengaboys, Blackbox and Rozalla, so expect plenty of sing-a-long classics and nostalgic dance moves. Tickets are €20 per person. Early bird tickets for the events are now on sale online. Guests at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife will have full access to all live events at no extra cost.
United Arab Emirates
Boyzone in Dubai
The Tour is called ‘Thank You and Good Night’. After an amazing career and 21 hit singles, the BOY’Z are saying goodbye. Don’t miss their last show in Dubai.
Date: April 12
Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. Tomorrowland was first held in 2005 and has since become one of the world’s largest and most notable music festivals. It now stretches over two weekends and usually sells out in minutes.
Dates: July 19-21 and 26-28