Music festivals offer an experience of a lifetime. That’s one of the advantages of music to humans. These festivals in metropolitan areas and small villages throughout the world bring around each other A-list performers, local food vendors, plenty of booze, and even fireworks to put on spectacular concerts for people who don’t mind large crowds. We analyzed the figures to find Asia’s largest music festivals.
List of Greatest Music Festivals in Asia
Check out the list below to see whether your favorite festival lived up to expectations.
Japan’s Fuji Rock
Target Audience: Mountain-climbing music enthusiasts
A festival that requires a cable car ride up a mountain is a rather unique feature. It is Japan’s largest event, aiming to be the “cleanest festival over the globe,” featuring a variety of lodging options.
Target Audience: Musos from Japan and wondering westerners
This diverse summer festival, held on the beautiful Suruga Bay shore, is driven by biodiesel fuel (rather than booze and rocks like other festivals), giving it a decidedly eco-friendly air. Itadaki’s mostly indigenous lineup will shatter your notions of Japanese music – it isn’t all corny j-poppers and Western rip-offs, after all.
Goa’s Vh1 Supersonic
Target audience: Bass aficionados and EDM fanatics on trip
A festival in Goa’s rowdier side that draws a mix of Westerners and Indian punk rockers looking for huge room bangers. Supersonic is recognized for its massive dance music headliners as well as more leftfield, subterranean drum ‘n’ bass and house bands. Get all decked up and spend three days dancing on the beach beneath the scorching Indian heat.