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10,000 Lakes Music Festival
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
Abbreviated as 10KLF, it is an annual four-day music festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, at the Soo Pass Ranch. The festival has been held since 2003.
Aldeburgh Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
Mainly devoted to classical music. The festival was founded in 1948 with intentions to find a home for the English Opera Group.
Apollo Bay Music Festival
   is held in   
Australia
2008 is its 16th year of the festival. Held in Victoria each year. The Festival offers audiences a unique blend of music from World, to Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Celtic and everything in between.
Austin City Limits Festival
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
The Festival is a three day event which brings together many genres of music, including rock, country, folk, indie, Americana, hip-hop, reggae, and bluegrass.
The Bamboozle
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
A giant two day music festival held in New Jersey each year. Featuring rock, indie, progressive, hardcore, pop punk, metalcore, hip-hop and comedy.
Beovizija
   is held in   
Serbia
The winners from this festival represent Serbia in the Eurovision Song Contest Competition.
The Big Chill
   is held in   
The U.K.
Founded in 1994 by Pete Lawrence and Katrina Larkin it began as a series of ambient parties at the Union Chapel in Islington, but developed into an outdoor festival in 1995 with an event in the Black Mountains of Wales.
The Big Day Out
   is held in   
Australia
First started in 1992 in Sydney, it was so successful that promoters took it around the country to play in all major Cities. It is a celebration of all genres of music, and is held annually.
The Big Day Out
   is held in   
New Zealand
Also in Australia. Originated in Sydney. Held in Auckland.
The Bonnaroo Music Festival
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
Held annually in Manchester, Tennessee over four days, on 700 acres of farmland. A wide range of music and craft.
Bridgetown Blues Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held over three days in the spectacular settings of the Bridgetown townsite, 272kms south-east of Perth. The Blues at Bridgetown Festival has been held annually on the second weekend in November since 1993.
Bue Festival
   is held in   
Argentina
Considered Argentina’s most important international music festivals and is held each year in Buenos Aires.
Bumbershoot Festival
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
An Annual International music and arts festival held in Seattle. Held on the Labour Day weekend in the U.S.A.
Chattahippie Festival
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
The festival is held in Chattanooga in Tennessee. A multi day event of music including Americana, blues, country, folk, indie, rock, and bluegrass.
Coastfest
   is held in   
Australia
A three day music event held in Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is held annually in October. CoastFest features Folk, Blues & Roots, World and Alternative musicians from across Australia, as well as a host of local performers.
Come Together Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Come Together is an all-ages Australian music festival performed at Luna Park, in Sydney. Started in 2005 and is a 2 day event. Originally limited to Australian performers, the festival was later expanded out to include New Zealand performers and a small number of international acts.
Cosquin Rock
   is held in   
Argentina
Annual rock festival featuring bands from Spanish speaking countries.
Creamfields Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
A large dance festival held in 3 counties in England, on the UK’s bank holiday weekend.
Didmarton Bluegrass Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
Held annually on the first weekend after the August bank holiday and is one of the most popular bluegrass festivals in the United Kingdom. It was originally staged at the Holford Arms, Knockdown for many years, before moving to nearby Kemble Airfield in 2004.
Dora
   is held in   
Croatia
Song selection for Eurovision Song Contest.
Dusty Days
   is held in   
Australia
Started in 2005 in NSW. A celebration of dance music. Held Annually.
Earthcore
   is held in   
Australia
Held mainly in Victoria, Earthcore is Australia's largest and longest running outdoor dance music festival and electronic music events organisation. For fifteen years Earthcore has hosted over 300 events ranging from massive seven-day outdoor festivals, weekly club nights, warehouse parties, one off large scale club raves, events on boats and even moving trains.
The Echo Project
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
A three day festival held in Atlanta. First held in 2007
Edgefest
   is held in   
Canada
Annual outdoor Rock festival that started in 1987 for a Toronto radio station and is now the longest running festival in Canada.
Electric Picnic
   is held in   
Ireland
A huge annual 3 day event held in Stradbury Estate, County Laois, Ireland.
Fairbridge Festival
   is held in   
Australia
The Fairbridge Festival is a music festival held annually since 1993 at Fairbridge Village near Pinjarra in Western Australia. The festival is usually held over a weekend near Easter.
Festival International De Louisiane
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
An annual music and arts festival held in Lafayette, Louisiana celebrating the French heritage of the region. The festival was first held in 1987 and has become very popular, attracting musicians, artists, and craftsmen from around the world. The festival is held outdoors in the spring, usually in April, and is FREE to the public, drawing about 300,000 attendees.
FloydFest
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
A world music and arts festival held annually near Floyd, Virginia, situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It began in 2002 and has received excellent reviews ever since.
Folk on the Rock
   is held in   
Canada
Held in July every year on the shores of Long Lake. A weekend long music event including local and international acts.
Future Music Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held all over the country in Major cities. Electro and dance music festival. Djs from Australia and internationally.
Futuresonic
   is held in   
The U.K.
An annual festival of art, music and ideas. It involves a freeform mix of live events, exhibitions, workshops and talks in up to 30 different venues and spaces across Manchester, UK. Futuresonic was established in 1995 with the first major festival in September 1996.
The Glade
   is held in   
The U.K.
The Glade is an electronic dance music festival which originally started out as a stage at Glastonbury Festival. The annual festival takes place in England for three days in the summer and attracted around 13,000 people in 2005.
The Glastonbury Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
It is the Largest music and performing arts festival in the World. Glastonbury was heavily influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement in the 1970s, especially the Isle of Wight. The Festival is held in the village of Pilton and Pylle, on 900 acres of land.
Goderich Celtic Roots Festival
   is held in   
Canada
An annual Celtic festival first started in 1992. Showcasing a wide variety of music and artisans.
Good Vibrations
   is held in   
Australia
Held annually in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. A celebration of Electronic Music.
The Great Escape
   is held in   
Australia
Held at Newington Armory, located within Sydney Olympic Park since 2006. The music and other attractions run over three full days.
Groovin' The Moo
   is held in   
Australia
Held annually in the Hunter Valley. A festival to make you shake and groove!!!..National and International DJ's and Music artists.
Harvest Time Blues Festival
   is held in   
Ireland
Often referred to as the most prestigious and established blues festival in Ireland. It is also seen as one of the great innovations in Ireland’s calendar of niche musical events.
Havalock Country Jamboree
   is held in   
Canada
A four day country music festival held in Toronto, Canada annually which began in 1993.
The Hillside Festival
   is held in   
Canada
An annual three-day, five-stage summer festival occurring in Guelph, Ontario hosting musicians, spoken word artists, workshops and more. The Hillside Festival occurs in late July on an island in Guelph Lake.
Lollapalooza
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
Music includes Rock, hip hop, alternative, punk, dance and comedy. Held over a weekend in Chicago.
The Love Jam
   is held in   
Australia
Held Since 2006 at Bondi Beach. Community based festival that promotes peace through music. Hip Hop, Regee, electronica and world music
Makfest
   is held in   
Macedonia
Held in Stip, eastern Macedonia.
Mildura Country Music Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held annually in Victoria since 2005. It focuses on independent country music artists (about 95 percent of performers in the Australian country music industry).
Musikfest
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
Held each year in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A 10 day extravaganza from all genres of music.
The National Folk Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held in Canberra annually. For five days Exhibition Park in Canberra dresses up and becomes a magic place, filled with colour and sound. Hundreds of the world’s best musicians perform daily, in a non-stop flow of entertainment across twenty two venues.
Ohridski Trubaduri
   is held in   
Macedonia
Festival in the lake city Ohrid.
Oxegen
   is held in   
Ireland
An annual rock and dance festival held in County Kildare, Ireland, over 3 days.
Parachute Festival
   is held in   
New Zealand
A Christian music festival.
The Playground Weekender Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Began in 2007 at Wiseman‘s Ferry, on the banks of the Hawksbury River. This unique Australian music festival has emerged as an eclectic mix of sounds featuring a diverse mix of international and local artists spread over 3 days.
Pyramid Rock Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Is a New Years Eve camp-out rock music festival at Pyramid Rock, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. It runs over 2 nights.
Radio 1’s
   is held in   
The U.K.
Held annually once or twice a year, by the BBC. It’s a free music festival and is held in different venues around the UK.
Rainbow Serpent Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Is a large electronic music, art and lifestyle festival, located in Victoria, Australia. It is considered by some one of the best festivals in the world 2007 was its 10th year running.
The Reading, Leeds Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
An annual music festival held simultaneously in Leeds and Reading. Held over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Rock It Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held in Perth since 1999. A Celebration of Australian Rock Music
Skopje Fest
   is held in   
Macedonia
One of the oldest Macedonian Festivals. From 1998 it has been used to pick the Macedonian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest
Soundwave Festival
   is held in   
Australia
It is punk/rock/hardcore-orientated. Soundwave 2007 is by far the biggest Soundwave held so far. Held In Major Cities around Australia.
Southbound Festival
   is held in   
Australia
An arts, camping and music festival. A variety of Australian and international artists perform at this event. The festival occurs annually, early January, at the Sir Stewart Bovell Park in Busselton, Western Australia.
Southern Roots Festival
   is held in   
Australia
Held in Hobart, Tasmania every year. It is similar to the Big Day Out.
Splendour in The Grass
   is held in   
Australia
Splendour In The Grass is an annual music festival held in July at Belongil Fields, outside Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.
Stonefest
   is held in   
Australia
First started at the Uni of Canberra to celebrate the laying of the foundation stone in 1968. It has grown into a 3 day festival.
Sunčane Skale
   is held in   
Montenegro
Considered by some to be one of the best Balkan festivals. Includes singers from the former Yugoslavian countries.
The Three Choirs Festival
   is held in   
The U.K.
Held each year at selected Cathedrals in England, for a week long event. One of the oldest in Europe.
T in the Park
   is held in   
The U.K.
An annual festival which has been held in Scotland since 1994.
Vive Latino
   is held in   
Mexico
An annual music festival that takes place in Mexico City. A great mix of Mexican musicians that include Ska, indie, rock, punk and metal.
Voodoo Experience
   is held in   
The U.S.A.
A multi-day music festival in New Orleans, Louisiana that was originally held on Halloween weekend in 1999, it has since moved between the weekend before Halloween and Halloween weekend throughout the years.


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