If you like to travel the world and are always up for exploring new music you will enjoy the list of unusual music festivals we made for you. These events are truly unconventional. But that’s what makes them so fun.
Electric forest festival (Rothbury, Michigan, USA)
For those who have already visited Burning man there is a cool festival that is held in the middle of beautiful forest. The lineup usually consists of both electro music and jam bands. But the main advantage of the festival is the light show. It also has a variety of impressive art installations, yoga classes and other hippie stuff.
Riot Grill (Los Angeles, California)
Riot Grill is the first festival of its kind: an all-femme fest that brings together punk music, comedy, and delectable grub in celebration of LGBT rights. It is founded and hosted by Bitchin’ Kitchen host and celebrity chef Nadia. It’s a place to get loud, stuff your facehole & celebrate kickass women who rock.
Juggle Gathering (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)
The annual festival put on by Psychopathic Records is truly unique. The event spans for five days and includes music (cave-in-rock, Nu Metal, Heavy Metal, Horrorcore etc), comedians, dating games, wrestling, magicians, fishing, bbq and much more.
Under water music festival (Big Pine Key, Florida, USA)
This music fest takes place under water at Looe Key Reef in the Florida Keys. Divers from around the world gather to play instruments made by a local artist named August Powers.
Secret garden Party (Abbots Ripton, England)
Takes place in 100-acre garden adjacent to an art installation-studded lake. The theme changes every year. This year’s theme is ‘Sweet Dreams’. Attendees participate in activities along the lines of massive paint fights, dance-offs, disco picnics, Music acts, parades, big wheel riders and more.
Itadaki (Shizuoka, Japan)
Located on the picturesque Suruga Bay coast, this electric summer festival is powered by bio-fuel and has a distinctly Eco-friendly vibe. The homegrown line-up will smash any foreigner’s preconception of Japanese music.
Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Leipzig, Germany)
Wave-Gotten is open to all those who have given themselves over to the mystical. Pagan rituals, Viking re-enactments, medical markets and music of different genres (from cyber goth to death punk.
Kids Rock Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Parents who want to spend some quality time with their kids and make sure they will inherit their love for rock music can visit summer Kids Rock Festival. The program includes Russian Blues, rock and punk bands, various music activities for kids from famous labels and other cool stuff. As far as family-friendly festivals go, this one is definitely fun.
Hornbill festival (Nagaland, India)
7 day cultural fiesta is held amidst the scenic environs ofKohima in December. You can witness the biggest rock consent in the country as well as learn about the rich cultural heritage of the place in one event.
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