50 Most Common Music Festivals in the World: The MFW50 Annual Report for 2016

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It is that time of year when the employees at Music Festival Wizard crunch the data from millions of visitors to establish the most well-known festivals of 2016. Our methodology is straightforward — we take the data from 5.7 million festival fans that visited the site and see who rises to the top.

The MFWizard50 is divided up into our 3 most common music festival regions: North America, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe. Information is taken from the starting of July 2015 (when we posted our 1st 2016 festival) to December 31, 2016.

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Most Popular Festivals in North America 2016

It was good year for rookie fests. A significant New York City festival is often going to make a enormous splash, and the inaugural Panorama (#11) generated adequate buzz to flirt with a leading ten spot. The organizers of Coachella (#1) returned with the Desert Trip Festival (#28), aka Oldchella, that brought legendary names to the desert for a fall festival. Florida’s latest entry into the festival market place, Okeechobee Festival (#24), completed close to the middle, whilst electronic festival newcomer Sundown (#13) in Southern California, made a surprising burst towards the leading of the list.

There’s dozens of genre-certain festivals for nation, electronic, metal, and jam, but when it comes to hip-hop, the festival globe falls quick. Our data from this year show fans hungry for much more hip-hop with the Minneapolis primarily based Soundset (#5) landing a leading 5 spot and the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (#34) landing .

  1. Coachella Music Festival 2016
  2. KAABOO 2016
  3. Outside Lands 2016
  4. Bonnaroo Music Festival 2016
  5. Soundset 2016
  6. Governors Ball Music Festival 2016
  7. Osheaga 2016
  8. Austin City Limits 2016
  9. Snowglobe 2016
  10. Bottlerock 2016
  11. Panorama Music Festival 2016
  12. Lollapalooza Chicago 2016
  13. Sundown Music Festival 2016
  14. South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016
  15. Electric Zoo 2016
  16. Voodoo Knowledge 2016
  17. FYF Fest 2016
  18. Summerfest 2016
  19. Joshua Tree Fall 2016
  20. Shaky Knees Festival 2016
  21. Electric Forest 2016
  22. Welcome to Rockville 2016
  23. Hangout Festival 2016
  24. Okeechobee Music Festival 2016
  25. Sasquatch 2016
  26. Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
  27. Picture Festival 2016
  28. Desert Trip 2016
  29. Bumbershoot 2016
  30. Firefly Music Festival 2016
  31. Mysteryland USA 2016
  32. Joshua Tree Spring 2016
  33. California Roots 2016
  34. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2016
  35. North Coast Music Festival 2016
  36. Euphoria Festival 2016
  37. Lightning in a Bottle 2016
  38. The Wrecking Ball 2016
  39. Sonic Bloom 2016
  40. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2016
  41. SweetWater 420 Festival 2016
  42. Boston Calling 2016
  43. Burning Man 2016
  44. Quebec City Summer Festival 2016
  45. Ohana Festival 2016
  46. Mountain Jam 2016
  47. Woogie Weekend 2016
  48. Bunbury Music Festival 2016
  49. Northern Invasion 2016
  50. Gasparilla Music Festival 2016

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The MFWizard50: Most Common Music Fests November 2016 (Europe and North America)

Vito Valentinetti Sonar Barcelona-12Welcome to the MFWizard50 — our month-to-month semi-scientific analysis of the most well-known festivals on Music Festival Wizard. Every month, we crunch the numbers and take stock of what’s taking place in the globe of music festivals. 

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