Music Festivals 2016 Calendar September, October, November, December

2016 Music Festival dates and information

Strawberry Music Festival on the edge of Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Strawberry Music Festival on the edge of Yosemite National Park, 26 – 29 May and 1 – 4 September 2016.

Calendar Dates are sometimes unconfirmed and occasionally unreliable, so check before booking. TBC/A = To Be Confirmed/Announced

September Events 2016

26 Aug – 4

MEXICO, International Mariachi and Charreria Festival in Guadalajara (Jalisco state) – flashy trousers, fat guitars and gritos galore in this celebration of Mexican music. ‘Ayyy! ‘
Also in San Jose.

3 – 6 September

USA, Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Jazz Festival – a free event takes place at the Cultural Center in Millennium Park on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan.

3 – 5 September
(Labor Day Weekend)

USA, Seattle, Washington State, Bumbershootat Seattle Center – a 3 day music and art festival with over 2, 000 artists, many world famous, perform art of every kind from top flight rock to comedy, drama, poetry and bizarre sculptures.

8 – 11 Sept

ENGLAND, Isle of Wight, Bestival – a 3-day music festival and party set in Robin Hill Country Park, known for its annual fancy dress competition, so be sure to dress appropriately. It is kid-friendly.

1 – 4 Sept
(Labor Day weekend)

USA, California, Strawberry Music Festival – one of US’s most popular music jamborees, used to be held twice a year at the picturesque Camp Mather on the edge of Yosemite National Park, though this year May festival will take place at Nevada Country Fairground but TBA for 2016.

21 Sep – 8 Oct

FRANCE, Festival Musica de Strasbourg, an international contemporary music festival.

16 – 18 September

USA, Monterey Jazz Festival in California. This, the oldest and longest running jazz festival in the world always hosts some big names but also has workshops, exhibitions and other appropriate entertainment.

Austin City Limits festival, texas

Austin City Limits Festival, 30 September – 2 October and 7 – 9 October, 2016

October 2016

3 – 23 Oct

HUNGARY Café Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival or formely the Budapest Autumn Festival – music, drama, dance, exhibitions, poetry and kid’s stuff in interesting Budapest.

30 Sep – 2 Oct and 7 – 9

USA, Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival – an annual 3 day American music fest, with eight stages and plenty of madness ranging from Iggy Pop, Neil Young and Weezer to Alabama Shakes and Steve Earle. It’s happening in Zilker Park.

Singer at Wexford Opera Festival

Singer at Wexford Opera Festival

26 October – 6 November

IRELAND, Wexford Opera Festival – a small but perfectly formed and positively regarded event in a brand new Opera House on a new date. Ireland Guide

November 2016

Goa Sunburn Festival, India

Goa Sunburn Festival, 2016 date 27 – 30 December. Original photo by Pdmsunburn.

December 2016

27 – 30 Dec.

INDIA, Candolim Beach, Goa, Sunburn Festival – Asia’s first electronic music festival and party on the beach, with free-entry!

31 December
(every year)

AUSTRIA, Kaiser Imperial Ball at Hofburg Congress Center (Imperial Palace) in Vienna– a stunning, glamorous, lively winter Ball at the magnificent Hofburg Palace, every year. Vienna Photos

Immersed in picturesque wonder  – Camp Mather is an ideal spot for an unbelievable and memorable music festival. It’s secluded, safe, and absolutely stunning. With it’s lush wooded areas, it’s adorable general store, it’s clean large cabins, RV and camping grounds, biking trails, grassy fields, and accessible swimming lake – graced by a diversity of glistening clothed – and unclothed bodies – it’s a California wonderland.
There was running water outside cabins for when you wanted to fill up your bottles, a plethora of shade, I didn’t get bitten once by any insects, and the weather was absolutely perfect.

By Jessica T, San Francisco

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2016 Music Festival dates and information

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