Music Festivals 2018 April, May 2017-10-31T14:41:52+00:00

Music Festivals 2018 Listings April, May

Dizzee Rascal at the Snowbombing Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria 2012

The Snowbombing Festival in Mayrhofen, Austria, in early April.
Original photo by Danny North

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

April 2018

30 March – 22 April

HUNGARY Budapest Spring Music Festival – all sorts of arts, music, drama, dance, exhibitions, poetry and kid’s stuff, local and international, in a fine European city. Budapest Pictures

9 – 14 April

AUSTRIA, Mayrhofen, Snowbombing Festival – a week long live music event, with wild bands and world-class DJs in a fantasy alpine setting. This ‘Ibiza in the Snow’ is regarded by many as ‘the Greatest Show on Snow’. It was the UK Festival Award’s ‘Best Overseas Festival’ winner in 2010.

13 – 15 &
20 – 22 April

USA, California, Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival – 2 weekends of 3-day festivals featuring many genres of music in a desert; with several stages and a large campground this is regarded as one of the USA’s best music events.

coachella festival

Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival

27 April – 6 May

USA, New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – forget Mardi Gras if you just want to relax and enjoy some of the best live music in the country.

May Festivals 2018

27 April – 6 May

USA, New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – forget Mardi Gras if you just want to relax and enjoy some of the best live music in the country.

2 – 7 May

ENGLAND, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham International Jazz Festival – the UK’s top jazz fest in a lovely location.

11 May – 17 June

AUSTRIA, Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen) – this 5 week event offers a wide range of arts, especially music, naturally, but also dance and theatre, sometimes challenging pieces, all set in magnificent buildings. Vienna Pictures

late May – the
end of summer

RUSSIA, St Petersburg, the White Nights Festival in gorgeous, romantic and endlessly light St Pete. The highlights are ‘the Scarlet Sails celebration with spectacular fireworks at the end of a school year and the ‘Stars of the White Nights’ (26 May – 23 July 2018) – a series of opera and ballet performances, the most important part of the festival.

12 May – 2 June

CZECH REPUBLIC Prague Spring International Music Festival – one of Europe’s best classical music events, with some of world’s leading soloists and orchestras in outstandingly medieval Prague.

24 – 28 May

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 last year May’s Strawberry took place at Nevada Country Fairgrounds in Grass Valley and Fall festival was held during Labor Day Weekend (30 Aug. – 3 Sep. 2018 ) at Tuolumne Country.

19 – 28 May 2017
TBA for 2018

ENGLAND, Somerset Bath, International Music Festival – classical and other musical styles in this, the most classical of all UK cities.

24 May – 9 June

ISRAEL, Israel Festival (of music and performing arts), in Jerusalem. Dance, opera, drama and music from some of the world’s most talented artists. Israel Pictures Guide

12 – 20 May 2017
TBA for 2018

MOROCCO, Fes Festival of World Sacred Music (Fès Musiques Sacrées du Monde), in Fes (Fez) – not at all dull! Wide ranging music from Spanish gypsy laments to Sufi chanting in a perfectly evocative location in Morocco

Fes Sacred Music festival

Fes Sacred Music Festival

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