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10 Music Festivals Around the World 2010

Skyscanner introduces ten excellent music festivals around the world

With summer festival season almost upon as, Skyscanner introduces ten excellent music festivals around the world.

tents.glastonbury.JPGGlastonbury Festival, Pilton, UK

23rd – 27th June 2010
The king of all music festivals kicks off in June with its usual impressive line up of guests. The Pyramid Stage will be graced by the likes of U2, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Scissor Sisters, Muse and Faithless.

Elsewhere find Fat Boy Slim and N-Dubz to name but a very few of the hundreds of acts performing. Find cheap Bristol flights

Rock Werchter, Rotselaar, Belgium

1st – 4th July 2010
Just 30km from Brussels, one of the key aspects of this increasingly popular festival is its keen interest in being as environmentally friendly as possible, and all aspects of it operate using renewable energy. It is appropriate therefore that Green Day will be headlining on the main stage, who will be followed by bands such as Rammstein, Pink and Pearl Jam. Find cheap Belgium flights

Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia

8th – 11th July 2010
Forget a muddy field in the middle of the countryside, Serbia’s largest festival is held in an eighteenth century fortress by the Danube. It’s not just about the music; the event also aims to bring current social issues to the fore as well. This year, performers include Mika, Placebo, Miss Elliott, Faith No More and The Chemical Brothers. Find cheap Belgrade flights

T in the Park, Balado, Kinross-shire, UK

9th – 11th July 2010
Scotland’s top festival kicks off again this year with some big names to entertain music devotees such as Eminem, Stereophonics, Kasabian and Jay-Z. In addition to the live acts there will also be a fairground, an open air cinema and market stalls. Don’t forget Fancy Dress Friday too, with prizes for the winning outfits and a chance to stand out from the crowds. Find cheap Edinburgh flights

Benicàssim Festival, Spain

15th – 19th July 2010
In its sixteenth year now, this festival is more than just a musical event. There will also be dance, art, theatre, a fashion show, a film festival as well as a plethora of markets, bars and places to grab some food. On top of all this, the venue is walking distance to the beach and also a huge water-park, making Benicàssim great for those who want bands and beach. Find cheap Spain flights

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Fuji Rock Festival, Naeba, Japan

July 30th – August 1st 2010
Probably one of the most beautiful settings for a music festival, Fuji Rock is held high in the Japanese Alps. The White Stage is in a forest clearing and you have to take a ski lift to reach the chill out zone.

“Independence” and “Cooperation” are the “keys to fully enjoy this festival” but do watch out for stray bears and snakes. Expect to see Muse, Massive Attack and Roxy Music in the line up. Find cheap Tokyo flights

V Festival, Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK

21st – 22nd August 2010
Sir Richard’s musical offering this summer will bring some highly popular performers to Essex and plenty of crowd pleasers. Those people lucky enough to have tickets (they’re already sold out) will be treated to Kings of Leon, The Prodigy, Paulo Nutini and FHM’s sexiest woman in the world: Cheryl Cole. For travel, get flights to London; Chelmsford is just a 30 minute train ride from the city. Find cheap London flights

Reading Festival, Berkshire, UK

27th – 29th August 2010
Most people won’t realise that Reading Festival has been around (in one form or another) since 1961 when it began life as a jazz festival. It has grown and evolved over the years and continues to attract big international names. This year festival goers will be treated to the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses, Blink 182, Dizzee Rascal, Lost Prophets and Cypress Hill. Find cheap London flights

Bestival, Isle of Wight, UK

9th – 12th September 2010
Who needs to go to the festival when their website alone (bestival.net) is an audio visual treat in itself! The festival takes place at the Robin Hill Countryside Adventure Park near Newport, and as well as a huge line up of acts (including Rolf Harris), it is also a child friendly venue with plenty to keep the kids busy. There’s even the Breastival Baby Temple area for new mothers. Find cheap Southampton flights

St Kilda Festival, Melbourne, Australia

6th – 14th February 2011
One of the great things about this festival, aside from the fact that it is held in a terrific city, is that it’s free – a saving which will go a little way to offsetting the cost of your flights to Melbourne. Over the last thirty years it has become one of the best known events in Australia and attracts hundreds of thousands of people. Initially just a two day street party, the nine day event is now a showcase for domestic music talent and performers of a variety of different genres. Find cheap Melbourne flights

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