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“Music Sun Festival” is an electronic music, art and nature festival that will take place on the majestic islands around the world. Located in spectacular environments all over the globe, we invite the global family to join us on an adventure the world have never seen before. Combining cutting-edge electronic music and art with arctic nature and wildlife, our vision is to create a unique festival experience where people from all over the world can come together and celebrate the mystery and beauty of the Music Sun Festival. The Sun is almost always present. Only at night it moves a little bit towards the horizon.

Originally created within the Arctic Circle, summer here means the coming of the age of the never-ending sunlight… For months, darkness never falls… The midnight sun shines from the sky for days on end, never descending further than for a long, tender twilight caress of a horizon ablaze in rose and golden flames… promising night but delivering dawn… Under these constantly luminous skies summer is celebrating conquering winter with a crescendo of life in full jubilant bloom… Soaked in the full strength of the Light, the glacier peaks are melting, the mountains blossom, the sea eagles spread their wings and sail in the warm breeze, and we – the children of Oden, we feel the energy rekindling our ancient urge to gather the tribes, to dance and celebrate life, ‘done ever since the dawn of mankind…

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The Best Music Festivals Around The World

Music festivals is among the most thrilling and exciting events that are taking the world by storm. It is a community event that involves live performances and is often presented with a musical theme including musical genre, nationality or culture. Music festivals is oriented towards singing and instrument playing and are commonly held outdoors or in large music theaters with a stage for the performances. Music festivals host millions of visitors and music fans each year who come to get entertained and get a chance to see and even interact with the big names in the music industry. Most of the fans come to watch the live performance and learn the art of music. Among the best music festivals in the world include:

The Burning Man Festival, Nevada

Nevada is a city which is known for a vibrant nightlife and is dedicated to art and self-expression. A good number of music fans troop to Nevada each year to attend the most thrilling music festivals on the planet. The festival was started in 1986 after two friends decided to burn two improvised wooden man while a curious crowd watched. The burning happened each year and attracted many people and it eventually turned into a music festival which is held annually with a different theme each year.

Coachella Music Festival

Coachella is a music festival that is held in April in California, USA where people dress in Coachella fashion that includes unique flower crowns. This festival is one of the best in the United States and the world at large with the festival being held at the Coachella valley on the desert’s polo ground. This festival attract hundreds of notable artists with big names in the showbiz industry, not mentioning the thousands of music fans who come to grace and enjoy the occasion.

Glastonbury Festival, United Kingdom

This is a five-day music extravaganza which was founded by Michael Eavis to commemorate the counterculture movements of 1960’s. The festival is synonymous with its pyramid stage and is among the few festivals that experience gigantic crowds.

The Fuji Rock Festival, Japan

The first Fuji Rock festival was held in 1997 at the base of Mount Fuji and that is where the festival derived its name from. It is among the breathtaking festivals globally with fans getting a chance to be carried by Dragondola which is the largest ski lift in the world. The attendees are carried up the mountain by the gondola to overlook the festival site.

Benicassim International Festival, Spain

This is one of the best music festivals around the world which is hosted on beaches with party-oriented atmosphere. The festival takes place just outside the city of Barcelona and is held late in the evening which draws a lot of partying, dancing and other enjoyments for people of diverse music taste.

Mowazine Festival, Morroco

Also known as Rhythms of the World, the Mowazine festival is among the best in the world. It is the largest music festival held in Africa and was the talk of town when it hosted notable artists in 2016 which included Chris Brown, Wyclef Jean, Pitbull, Christina Aguilera and many others. Apart from the music festival, visitors also come to see the beauty and culture of Africa.

Music is considered as the healer of the soul and therefore these music festivals presents entertainment, enjoyment and even relaxation to its fans. Many people attend these festivals just to get out of their normal routine and relax their minds.

Spooky holiday-themed festivals you shouldn’t miss

Everybody loves holidays because there are so many exciting and interesting things that we get to do during the holidays. There are some people who love having fun during the holidays such as going to a park or a festival. There are many others who love going to several adventures places to enjoy the amazing moments.

Today, we’re going to talk about some of the amazing festivals that you must attend during the holiday because these festivals are filled with lots of entertainment and they allow you to enjoy your holidays and have fun. We’ll preferably discuss the festivals that have some spooky theme in them because such kind of festivals are more appealing as compared to the traditional festivals.

There are many holiday festivals that are organized around the world on several occasions. Let’s take a look at these spooky holiday-themed festivals that you must attend to enjoy the holidays.

Halloween festivals

Halloween is one of the most popular events when different festivals are arranged all around the world. Halloween is an international event and people from all around the world celebrate this event in a different style. Everyone knows that Halloween is the event when people try different activities to scare others because this event is all about fear and scare.

That’s why a huge number of festivals are arranged all around the world during this amazing event. Halloween Horror Nights with Jason is one of the amazing examples of the festivals that take place on Halloween.

Dia de Los Muertos

It is another amazing and incredible festival that is organized in Mexico right after the Halloween. You’ll be able to see a wide range of scary creatures and things during this festival.

This event is also known as the Day of the Dead. This is the day when families and friends gather to encourage those who have passed on. People go to the cemeteries during this festival to clean the graves of their loved ones and they also fix the things that need to be fixed.

The flowers of the dead, marigolds and skeleton motifs are included in the celebrations that are held for around 3 days. During this event, you can also find the special day of the dead bread and different sugar skulls at the holy places.

The Hungry Ghost Festival

This festival is celebrated in China on the seventh month of the Lunar calendar. It is a tradition of Taoists and Buddhists. The concept behind this festival is similar to Halloween as they also believe that the spirits come to visit the earth at this time of the year. That’s why most of the people go to visit the graves of their loved ones and they also offer several gifts to them.

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They burn the false paper money and offerings on the roadside for the roaming spirits. As the name relates, they leave the food for the spirits so they can eat and enjoy the meal.

A Brief History of Music Festivals

Meeting up for shared and communal experiences is something the humans have been doing since almost the beginning of times. This social habit is basically a characteristic trait of human psychology. Humans started to organize music festivals also for fulfilling this psychological need.

People in the Western world witnessed occurrence of the first music festival way back during the 1950s. To be more precise, the trend began with the inauguration of the first Newport Jazz festival in 1952. The event took place in the Rhode Island and was attended by more than 13,000 people. The festival allowed music enthusiasts to see some amazing blues, gospel, and jazz performances live.

Seven years later i.e. in 1959, people in this part of the world saw the launch of a sibling event called the Newport Folk Festival. The inaugural year was known particularly for Bob Dylan’s performance. The biggest contribution of the event was, however, introduction of rock n roll to the folk audiences and thereby aiding the much talked about rock n roll revolution of the late 50s.

It was 1967 and people in the west got glimpses of what modern music festival should look like. The year marked the launch of Monterey Pop Festival; the event was held in California and allowed people in this part of the globe to know great artists like Ravi Shankar, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis Joplin. While the Monterey Pop Festival was big and ended up crystallizing a strong social movement in this part of the world, something even bigger was waiting for the Western people.

In 1969, a counterculture and festival called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair (commonly referred to as the Woodstock Festival) got announced. The fest took place in Bethel Woods, New York and turned to be an event of international standard. The three days of the festival saw more than 400,000 people come together. Such was the impact of the festival on the people in the west that it soon became a vital societal ritual. What’s more, the west’s relationship with counterculture is often marked as before and after Woodstock.

The following year was also special. This time it was the United Kingdom that hosted one of the most popular music festivals ever. It was 1970 and the first ever Isle of Wight Festival was held in the country. The event was attended by more than 700,000 people from different corners of the globe. Here, it must be noted that in spite of attracting so many people the Isle of Wight Festival is not the largest music festival ever. The title belongs to The Summerfest of Milwaukee. The fest that started in 1968 played host to as many as 1,000,000 people in 1999.

During the 1980s, rock festivals became more frequent across the globe. Europe and America were, however, still the frontrunners. Some of the most prominent nations to join the fleet were Zaire, Colombia, and Yugoslavia. The year 1985 was special for the people of Brazil; the Rock in Rio festival organized in Brazil attracted more than 1.5 million music enthusiasts.

The 1990s saw the festival turn bigger and get more commercialized. Since the millennium, music festivals have become more extravagant with hefty sponsorship deals. The current scenario is significantly different from what it used to be during the 50s.

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