Much as lazing by a pool is our summer hobby of choice there's much more satisfaction in a warm beach towel if you've partied first. Swide profiles the best music festivals of the summer.
Make like Kate Moss and take a peek at the where the music action is.
THE FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2009
WHAT: Fuji Rock 2009
WHERE: Japan - Naeba ski resort
WHEN: July 24th, 25th, 26th
TELL ME MORE: High up in the mountains, far away from city life and the daily grind, you'll love this festival for it's unique atmosphere.
LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Patti Smith, Peaches, Simian Mobile Disco
MORE INFO: www.smash-uk.com
WHAT: Glastonbury 2009
WHERE: Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset U.K
WHEN: 24th-28th June
TELL ME MORE: “With Neil on the bill we are close to completing our best ever line-up,” Eavis and festival organiser has been quoted as saying. Will he top last year's performace from Jay-Z we wonder?
LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: Who isn't there??? Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and the recently
reunited Blur are this year's headliners (plus of course Kate Moss and her hotpants/rocker amore)
MORE INFO: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk
WHAT: The "Spanish Glastonbury"
WHERE: Barcelona / Valencia
WHEN: 16th -19th July (camping available 13th July - 21st July 2009)
TELL ME MORE: Described as a UK music festival with sunshine, the festival has been touted as the “Spanish Glastonbury” or “Glasto del Sol” . For UK festival goers it's become the a festival must-do.
LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: Oasis, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Paul Weller, Yuksek, Franz Ferdinand
MORE INFO: benicassimfestival.co.uk (unofficial)
EXIT FESTIVAL 2009
WHAT: EXIT - orginally started in 2000 by three university students as a protest against Milosevic's regime.
WHERE: Novi Sad, Serbia
WHEN: July 9-12th
TELL ME MORE: EXIT is the biggest music festival in South Eastern Europe. Taking place at a beautiful 18th fortress near the Danube river. Apart from a quality music program, the festival is a place of wild fun, where you can enjoy the cool atmosphere of the fortress and the positive energy of the city.
LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: Artic Monkeys, Lily Allen, The Prodigy, Madness, Manic Street Preachers and electro's finest, Kraftwerk & Moby
MORE INFO: eng.exitfest.org
ROCK AL PARQUE 2009
WHAT: Colombia's premier music festival
WHEN: November 3rd - 10th
TELL ME MORE: The festival takes place in November as around 300,000 people descend on Bogota for the Rock al Parque, or 'Rock in the Park.'
LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: TBC
MORE INFO: www.rockalparque.gov.co
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