Fest300 & Everfest Release Their List of Top Festivals for 2017

Two of the largest names in the digital festival community, Everfest and Fest300, have revealed their annual list detailing the 300 most esteemed festivals worldwide today!  Everfest and Fest300 came together under the Everfest moniker last year sometime last year, and have since set out to provide their subscribers with what they feel is a guide to the best festivals around the world.   This year’s list was curated by Fest300 co-founder, Airbnb Strategic Advisor and Burning Man board member Chip Conley, and was cemented in vote by the Everfest community.

 

The previous Fest300 team spent almost 4 years compiling the last list, traveling all over the globe, experiencing all the ups and downs of the different festival communities spanning across the world.  Encompassing festivals from over 70 countries, the Fest300 team looked beyond the traditional standards of a modern music festival, and instead focused on many other key aspects that many festival goers yearn for.

 

The 2017 list touches on festivals and events scheduled around the world with a major focus on mediums such as music, film, art, and culture.  This year’s list in particular, includes some brand new names and some old favorites who have fought hard to retain their spots.

 

 

“Each November we run a crowd-sourcing campaign in which we remove 30 festivals from our list of 300 and ask the international festival community to vote on new ones. We start by nominating 150 festivals we’ve discovered and we ask our community to vote on them or write in their own.”Eamon Armstrong, (Fest300 Global Curator)

 

This year’s list has a focus on music that is a little over 50%, and with the changing times it’s easy to see why there has also been a slight increase in electronic music focus as well.  These new North American 2017 winners are primarily focused on the ‘Conscious Gathering’ trend, offering more experiential programming than just music.  Festivals such as Symbiosis Gathering, Lightning in a Bottle, and many more are most famously known for their support of this environment.

 

You can find the newest editions to the list and more info on Everfest and Fest300 below:

 

Tell us what you think of the list @festhype.  And be on the look out for members of the FestHype team at many of these festivals!

 

 

2017 Fest300 List Additions : The World’s Best Festivals

 

CHI WOW WAH TOWN

Location – Australia

Dates – February 24-26, 2017

 

Earth Frequency Festival

Location – Australia

Dates – February 17 – 20, 2017


Yemaya Festival

Location – Australia

Dates – April 21 – 24, 2017


Meadows in the Mountains

Location – Bulgaria

Dates –  June 9 – June 12, 2017

 

Festival Western de St-Tite

Location – Canada

Dates –  September 8 – 17, 2017

 

Fozzyfest

Location – Canada

Dates –  September 14 – 17, 2017

 

Love International

Location – Croatia

Dates –  June 28 – July 5, 2017


Let it Roll

Location – Czech Republic

Dates –  August 3 – 5, 2017


Pete the Monkey Festival

Location – France

Dates –  TBD


Balaton Sound

Location – Hungary

Dates –  July 5 – July 9, 2017

 

Djakarta Warehouse Project

Location – Indonesia

Dates –  TBD

 

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

Location – Indonesia

Dates –  March 3 – 5, 2017

 

Paratissima

Location – Italy, Macedonia

Dates –  TBD


Genius Loci Fest

Location – Mexico

Dates –  June 22 – 26, 2017


Felabration

Location – Nigeria

Dates –  TBD


Woodstock Festival Poland

Location – Poland

August 3 – 5, 2017


AgitÁgueda Art Festival

Location – Portugal

July 1 – 23, 2017

Electric Castle

Location – Romania

July 12 – 17, 2017


Alfa Future People

Location – Russia

July 7 – 9, 2017


Sweden Rock Festival

Location – Sweden

June 7 – 10, 2017

 

Nyege Nyege Festival

Location – Uganda

September 1 – 3, 2017

 

Eastern Electrics

Location – United Kingdom

Dates –  August 5, 2017


Enchanted Forest Gathering

Location – California, USA

Dates –  June 9 – 11, 2017

 

Riot Fest

Location – Colorado & Illinois, USA

Dates –  Chicago – September 15 – 17, 2017
Dates –  Denver – TBD


Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival

Location – Florida, USA

Dates – March 2 – 5, 2017

Dancefestopia

Location – Missouri, USA

Dates – Sept 7 – 10, 2017

 

Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival

Location – Nevada, USA

Dates – May 27 – 29, 2017


Gratitude Migration

Location – New Jersey, USA

Dates – July 14 – 16, 2017


Euphoria

Location – Texas, USA

Dates – April 6 – 9, 2017


Quest Festival Vietnam

Location – Vietnam

Dates – TBD

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