Summer is best experienced by listening to the beats and rhythms of the drums. And what's the best way to immerse yourself in it? Attending a music festival. Summertime has the best lineups and, of course, it offers great sceneries when one basks in the great outdoors and feels the warmth of the sun. Here are five music festivals with great views.
Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, U.S. (14-16 and 21-23 April). Coachella has always been known to commence music festivals all throughout the summer in the U.S. While it's jam-packed with people near the stage to get a closer look at their fave music artists, sometimes it's good to take a look elsewhere and see the vistas of the desert oasis. Not only you'll be craning your neck on the other way around, but your feet might take you perhaps to Coachella Valley Preserves, Indian Canyons, Tahquitz Canyon and more.
Sasquatch! Music Festival, U.S. (26-28 May). The music festival is located in the Gorge Amphitheatre at Silica Road, Washington, which has been hailed as being one of the most scenic concert areas in the world. It has a clear view of the Columbia River, Columbia Gorge Canyon, and the Cascade Range. The Gorge is actually a great place to go camping when there's a music festival going on. With its fresh and chill vibe, no wonder it has garnered the title of "Best Outdoor Music Venue." According to Elle, among the people that will be performing this year at the Gorge are Chance The Rapper, Twenty One Pilots, and The Head & The Heart.
UVA Festival, Spain (2-4 June). Though the festival is being attended by over 500 people, it boasts of a majestic view of the 12th-century Spanish monastery at Ronda Andalucia. People can enjoy the lush scenery of ancient slabs, foliage and hidden paths with an array of music genre that will be played during the festival. From blues to afro and bossa, and to contemporary, pop and electronic beats, UVA will bring the arts and culture of Spain in this magnificent monastery.
Meadows in the Mountain, Bulgaria (9-10 June). If you want to bring out your hippie spirits, then the fields in Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria will solve that problem with their music festival. Donning some peace necklaces, shaggy clothes, maxi skirts and flower crowns, you'll fit right in with soulful people attending the event. According to Travel and Leisure, "it welcomes about 1000 people a year with just two main stages specializing in soul and funk during the day and techno at night and not a major act to be seen."
Fuji Rock Festival '17 Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-Cho, Niigata Pref. (28 - 30 July). Fans of rock music will get to spend three days at Japan's snow country in anticipation of world-acclaimed artists, both in the international and local scene. The biggest news there is that Gorillaz will be performing at the stage with their new album since 2010. Meanwhile, those who want to have a breath of fresh air from all the noise the music festival is making, you can go skiing, riding cable cars, dipping in hot spring baths and more.