1. The Sziget festival (“island”)

Actually, this festival is a mix of festivals. Starting with 43 thousand, now this festival is gaining standard more than 400 thousand people, and is attracting more and more people, as a versatile music and incredible comfortable (Hello Russian organizers of festivals). In addition to the main stage with selected various classic rock genres, also people hanging out in scenes with ethno-rock and heavy rock.

The European level of infrastructure here flashes throughout. Sending children in the “nursery”, where they will be cared for, you will be able to go to the Barber shop with free Wi-Fi, where you the a Cup of coffee will make a multi-colored Mohawk, and you will go to sausage near the stage, and after calmly wash prepotency and reeking of smoke clothes at the local Laundromat. These comfortable environment happy to come, such as monsters: Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand, Placebo, Iggy Pop, The Prodigy.

2. “Rock im Park” and “Rock am Ring”

The largest rock festivals in Germany, one of whom is played on a field Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg, and the second on the race track in Nurburg. The main feature of this is its festivals – the quality of workmanship and his star names of the headliners, you only get a grasp of these names: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Machine Head, Muse, Nickelback, Evanescence, Linkin Park, Korn, Metallica.

The quality of the festival in principle not much different from the first one – you’ll find all the services such as: ATM, Internet, medical assistance and “nursery”. Practical Germans removed the entire hectares for comfortable camping, so fans of tents and trailers here absolute expanse.

3. Glastonbury

The festival in an ancient British town proudly holds the reputation of Europe’s largest and the most versatile. Of course, the main component of his rock concerts that are flocking to 500 thousand people. To listen to such well known groups as coldplay, U2, Morrissey, Ooopsie, Queens of the stone age, BB King, the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim.

However, it would be unfair not to talk about that once out on this celebration of art, in addition to rock you has the opportunity to enjoy almost all kinds of creativity, from art exhibitions and theatrical performances and ending with crazy competitions like racing motorcycles. Restrictions no alcohol, the only thing that you will not sell it in glass bottles – so all the components for a real rock festival observed.

4. Invasion

The largest domestic rock festival, which gathers a crowd of thousands in the Tver region (since 2004, and before that in the Moscow region since 1999) is largely domestic audience all the color of Russian rock: from mastodons type of Aquarium, Arias, until relatively newfangled Surganova and orchestra, Animal Jazz, Billy’s Band and other, other. There is also the alternative scene in recent years proudly named in the “Our 2.0” where they played all sorts of local regional rock groups of smaller rank.

A distinctive feature of the festival, unfortunately, is a disgusting organization, about which online writing demotivators and write multipage angry reviews. The dirt under my feet, a Cup of boiling water for 20 rubles and cannibalistic food prices, coupled with a rare composting toilets can be, and are designed for harsh shaggy rockers, but the average townsfolk usually do not survive longer than a day.

5. Rock over the Volga

Alternative to the “Invasion”, and also broke the record of attendance by attending the legendary band Rammstein – gathered as many as 700 thousand people that broke all world records. Surprisingly, unlike the “Invasion” the entrance is absolutely free and there is food at affordable prices. Yes, from home comforts again don’t count on total comfort and free wi-fi, but a place to pitch a tent and take a mud bath you will be.

By visiting this event ,which takes place in the Samara region, you can enjoy creativity of Mordor, DDT, Aquarium, Aria, Siskin & Co, Ken Hensley, Sunday, DDT, Yu-Piter, Arctic monkeys, Korn, Agatha Christie, Apocalyptica, Alice, Chaif, Bi-2, Night Snipers.

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