As some of the globe's biggest names in music festivals gear up towards the summer of 2019, it is a good time to look at which ones are likely to be winners this year. Not all of the leading festivals remain at the top of their game and it is often the up-and-coming ones which secure the best acts as well a generating that true summer festival vibe. If you are saving up for a music festival or two this summer, then which ones might you opt for? Read on to discover the top five picks for this summer and remember that you can always boost your budget by hitting the online casino for a potential jackpot.
Boston Calling, USA
This eclectic festival may not be on every list of leading summer music festivals but it certainly has its devotees. One of the main reasons that this festival has so many ardent fans is that the promoters have the habit of successfully attracting emerging names that go on to make it big soon afterwards. If you want to see an act before it hits the big time, then Boston Calling is for you, because it will allow you all of that 'I saw them first' kudos.
The biggest performing arts festival in the British summer, no event anywhere in the world is quite like Glastonbury. This year, the Killers, the Cure and Janet Jackson will take to the stage. The line-up also includes big name British performers like Stormzy, Liam Gallagher and Kate Tempest. Held in late June, the festival is likely to be the highlight of many people's summer.
Austin City Limits, USA
Staged at the start of October, you have to say that Austin City Limits is a summer music festival which is at the very, very end of the summer. That said, this far south, the weather is usually extremely favourable for concert-goers. Many people consider it to be the best festival of the season that rounds it off perfectly. In 2019, the line-up includes Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Mumford and Sons and Guns N' Roses. This festival is one that is considered to be the friendliest of any in North America by many music fans.
Ottawa Bluesfest, Canada
This summer festival may be a little bit niche in its approach to the sort of acts that it books but it is regarded by huge numbers of blues fans as just about the best festival on the planet for blues and blues-influenced music. 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the festival which means that the promoters have pushed the boat out a little this summer. Festival-goers can expect to see Chvrches, First Aid Kit, alt-J, the Glorious Sons, Lou Doillon, Snoop Dog and Alexisonfire.
Rototom Sunsplash, Spain
As well as being staged in a great part of Spain that is worth visiting in its own right, Rototom Sunsplash offers music lovers the chance to see the leading lights of reggae perform at a top-class festival. Europe's biggest reggae music festival draws acts from all over the world. The 2019 line-up includes the Selector, Mad Professor, Ziggy Marley, the Abyssinians, Queen Ifrica and Gentleman's Dub Club, among many more.