5 Summer Music Festivals Worth Traveling For

Nothing says summer more than meeting up with friends at an outdoor concert. We’ve selected five very different music festivals focused on various musical styles that we think are worth traveling for. There's something for every taste!


Arena Opera Festival

Where: Arena di Verona, Italy
When: Program throughout the summer from June 22nd to August 26th 
About: First organized in 1936, we truly think this festival has the best location! The Opera shows are performed inside the Arena di Verona, an ancient Roman amphitheatre capable of holding 30,000 spectators. Performances usually start at dusk and the audience on the stone seats light small candles which are light as it gets darker.


Newport Folk Festival 

Where: Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI, USA
When: July 28 – 30 
About: Probably one of the smallest festival in our list, we thought this festival which is organized right on the Atlantic coast, in the beautiful state of Rhode Island, was worth stopping by if you are traveling throughout the North East region. 


Fuji Rock Festival 

Where: Naeba Ski Resort in Nigata, Japan
When: July 28 – 30
About: This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fuji Festival which generally welcomes over 100,000 people over three days filled with rock concerts from about 200 hype Japanese and international artists. If you are ready for some rock’n’roll camping just 2.5 hours away from Tokyo, the Fuji Festival is made for you!


Festival International de Jazz

Where: Montreal, Canada
When: July 28 – July 8
About: Ranked as the world’s largest jazz festival, it was founded in 1979 with the objective of bringing the best jazz musicians in world together to popularize jazz and its related music forms. Each year, the festival welcomes about 2 million visitors, hosts 3000 musicians from 30 different countries and organizes about 600 concerts across 20 stages. 


Rock en Seine

Where: Parc de Saint Cloud, outside of Paris in France
When: August 25 – 27
About: This festival takes place right outside of Paris, at about 5-minute walk from the nearest metro station, in the historical park called “Parc de Saint Cloud” which was originally a gate to the city of Paris and a direct link to the Palace of Versailles. The youngest festival of our list, the events has been able to grow rapidly thanks to its proximity to Paris and welcomes over 120,000 people every year. 

If you do travel to one of these festivals, don't forget to be prepared by enrolling to Global Travel Plus global travel emergency program at www.globaltravelplus.com/Choose-Your-Plan

Photo Credit: 1. Website Arena di Verona; 2. Newport's Folk Festival's Facebook page; 3. Fuji Festival's Facebook page; 4. iStockphoto / @mura; 5. bonjourparis.com 

Posted: 6/9/2017 1:25:40 PM