The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Germany


With a rich history and culture, Germany has become known as one of the top destinations in Europe to attend music festivals. In fact, the country of Germany is home to some of the top music festivals in the world. These festivals host various genres and attract music lovers from far and wide. If you are an avid festivalgoer that also loves to travel, we highly recommend that you check these out!

1) Rock am Ring

Held annually in Nuremberg, Germany, Rock am Ring hosts rock music lovers from around the world. Every year more than 200,000 people attend to see some of their favorite artists perform live. Specifically, over 150,000 campers stay on-site for an entire week to fully enjoy everything that Rock am Ring has to offer including camping and many food options. The line-up includes rock and metal acts such as Linkin Park, System of a Down, and Slipknot.

2) Airbeat One

Airbeat One is held in mid-July and takes place at Flugplatz Ahlhorn, Sylt. It is an open-air electronic music event that features international DJs and producers including Flux Pavilion, Cosmic Gate, and JAUZ. Therefore, this festival attracts over 80,000 people each year, including many locals who come to watch their favorite artists perform on the festival’s numerous stages. The festival began in 1995 and has been growing ever since. The founder of Airbeat One, Tom Oehler, was only 20 years old when he started putting on parties while studying telecommunications at University of Aachen. Since then, his passion for parties has grown into one of Europe’s largest festivals!

3) Hurricane Festival and Southside Festival

Held annually in June in Scheeßel, Germany, Hurricane Festival attracts roughly 60,000 attendees each year. Since its debut year in 1999, this four-day event features various genres of music, most commonly rock and electronic music. To clarify, this festival is one of the oldest in Europe. Southside Festival was created as a spinoff from Hurricane Festival; it occurs at almost exactly the same time (one week before) and is held in Hildesheim.

4) Melt! Festival

The Melt! Festival takes place in Ferropolis, a city that was built around an iron ore mine. The festival features a wide variety of electronic music and art installations. For instance, artists that have performed at Melt! Festival include Bonobo, ZHU, Adam Beyer, and more. This three-day outdoor event offers something for everyone. This year’s dates are June 9-12, 2022.

5) Parookaville

Parookaville is a massive outdoor electronic music festival that takes place in Weeze, Germany. This three-day event attracts thousands of party-goers from around Europe each year and features a wide range of genres including techno, trance, and tech-house. The festival usually occurs in the late summer to take advantage of cooler weather. Artists who have performed at Parookaville include Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Paul Kalkbrenner, and more.


The top music festivals in Germany are not to be missed. From rock music festivals to electronic music festivals, there is something for everyone. These bucket list-worthy events are definitely worth attending at some point during your lifetime! They’re sure to provide you with life-changing experiences and unforgettable memories.

Photos by Airbeat One, Hurricane Festival, Melt! Festival, Parookaville, Rock am Ring

The Top 5 Music Festivals To Attend In Canada

Canada has some of the greatest music festivals in the world, with amazing and talented artists from around the globe coming to entertain us each year. These five festivals are unique in their own way, and choosing which one to attend comes down to personal preference. Whether you enjoy electronic music, pop, or classic country, there’s something for everyone at these top five Canadian music festivals.

1) WayHome

Taking place in Ontario, WayHome is a three-day music festival. It began in 2015 and has been on track to be one of North America’s best festivals. This festival takes place on a ranch that is owned by members of The Tragically Hip, a Canadian rock band. Artists who have performed at WayHome include Flume, Porter Robinson, Imagine Dragons, and Cage The Elephant.

2) Shambhala Music Festival

Shambhala Music Festival is a four-day event in August held at Shambhala Mountain Centre. It takes place near Nelson and is one of the more popular music festivals in Canada. Acts such as ZHU, Zeds Dead, Boogie T, and SoDown are some of the amazing artists that perform here every year. This festival has won awards for being one of North America’s top ten events. Additionally, it recently was voted one of Western Canadian Magazine’s best summer festivals.

3) Osheaga

Osheaga has something for everyone. From live music to art installations, food trucks, and beer gardens there is no limit to what you can find at Osheaga. This four-day festival was first held in Montreal back in 2006. Since then, it has quickly grown into one of North America’s largest festivals with crowds reaching 90,000 people!

4) Boots & Hearts

Boots & Hearts is a music festival held in Ontario, Canada that brings out a great combination of pop, rock, and country. Some of the artists that performed at Boots & Hearts over its 8-year span include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and many more. Boots & Hearts is one of the best Canadian music festivals to visit with family and friends.

5) M For Montreal

M For Montreal may not be as popular or publicized as some of its other Canadian counterparts. However, it is one of Montreal’s most popular music festivals. The festival takes place in different parts of Montreal during July and August. More than 250 musicians from around the world have performed since 2006 at M For Montreal. If you are a fan of indie rock, punk rock, electronic music, or alternative genres in general, then you will love what M For Montreal has to offer.


To sum up, there are many different music festivals in Canada. From big-name groups to underground bands, you can find music of all genres and styles. Each festival offers unique art and food for people to enjoy while listening to some great music. If you’re looking for a Canadian adventure, add one or more of these festivals to your travel plans.

Photos by Boots & Hearts, M For Montreal, Osheaga, Shambhala Music Festival, WayHome