The Chad of eel and bustle, the huge amount of light and the thundering sounds of guitar drums all tell you that you are at a rock festival. An event that some people have waited for years and when they do, a celebration of life is a landmark for the city or region where it is held, and above all because of its masses.
After all, fans of rock and its ideology of freedom millions, which means that the largest party will come people from all over the world. The most massive and iconic rock festivals, in our chin right now.
- The Sziget Festival…
In fact, this festival represents a whole mix of festivals. Having started with 43 thousand, now this festival gathers over 400 thousand people as a standard, and attracts more and more people with both versatile music and incredible comfortable conditions (hello to the organizers of Russian festivals). In addition to the main stage with selected rock of different classical orientations, people also hang out at scenes with ethno-rock and heavy rock.
The European level of infrastructure here glimpses everything. If you send your children to the “children’s room” where they will be looked after, you can go to the hairdresser’s with a free wai-fai, where you will have a cup of coffee with a colorful iroquois, and you will go to sausage at the stage, and then quietly wash sweaty and smoky clothes in the local laundry. In these comfortable conditions such monsters as Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, Iggy Pop, The Prodigy come with pleasure.
- “Rock im Park” and “Rock am Ring.”
Germany’s biggest rock festivals, one of which takes place on the Zeppelinfeld field in Nuremberg and the other on the racetrack in Nuremberg. The main feature of these festivals is the quality of performance and the star names of its headliners, you just read the names: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Machine Head, Muse, Nickelback, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Korn, Metallica.
The quality of the festival does not differ much from the first one – you will also have access to all services, such as: ATM, Internet, medical care and “children’s room”. The practical Germans are giving up entire hectares for a comfortable camping experience, so fans of tents and trailers will find themselves in a perfect spot.
The festival in an old British town proudly holds the brand of the largest and most versatile in Europe. Of course, the main component of it – rock concerts, which flock up to 500 thousand people. Listen to such famous bands as Silvarlau, U2, Morrissey, Veuope, Queens of the stone age, BB King, the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim.
However, it would be dishonest not to tell you that when you get out on this festival of art, apart from rock you have the opportunity to enjoy almost all kinds of creativity, from art exhibitions and theatrical performances to crazy competitions like motorcycle racing. There are no restrictions on alcohol, the only thing you won’t be able to sell in glassware is that all the ingredients for a real rock festival are in place.
- The Invasion
The largest Russian rock festival, which gathers many thousands of crowds in the Tver Region (since 2004, and before that in the Moscow Region since 1999) every time presents to the domestic audience the whole color of Russian rock: from mastodons like the Aquarium, Aria, to relatively new-fashioned Surganov and Orchestra, Animal Jazz, Billy’s Band and others. There is also an alternative stage, proudly named in “Our 2.0” in recent years, where various local and regional rock bands perform with a smaller rank.
A distinctive feature of the festival, unfortunately, is a disgusting organization, about which the Internet compose demotivators and write multi-page angry reviews. Mud underfoot, a glass of boiling water for 20 roubles and cannibal food prices combined with rare bio-toilets may be designed for harsh patented rockers, but the average citizen usually can’t stand for more than a day.