Music fills the air across the UK during the summer as festivals start to open their gates and welcome us for a weekend of dancing to our favourite bands and discovering new ones.

But, while there is an incredible festival scene on our doorstep, you don't want to miss out on some of the biggest ones which are situated overseas.

So, if you want to start booking plane tickets for a festival holiday or are getting the gang together for an epic road trip to get to see your favourite artists, here are a few events to put on your bucket list:


Where? Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

When? 24th - 28th June 2020

Line-up - Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Diana Ross 

We can't write a list of the biggest music festivals around the globe without including the only UK festival to sell out in just over half an hour. More than 200,000 attend the festival with millions more watching it on TV. This year's line-up has only just started to be teased. But with stars such as Stormzy and Adele previously headlining the Pyramid stage, you can expect a stellar line-up for the 50th anniversary. From comedy to cabaret, there's plenty going on away from the main stages too. Plan a long way in advance - and prepare for a few disappointments before you're finally able to land your tickets. 


Where? Benicassim, Spain

When? 16th - 19th July 2020

Line-up - Foals, The Libertines, Martin Garrix and Khalid

This indie and alternative festival is known for its diverse line-up, which ranges from rock to hip hop. The coastal location offers you the best of both worlds - a beach break and live music. The golden sand and turquoise sea actually provides a beautiful backdrop to the festival and the music starts in the evening here, so your days can be spent sunbathing and swimming in the sea.

EXIT Festival

Where? Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia

When? 9th - 12th July 2020

Line-up -  David Guetta, Fat Boy Slim and James Arthur

This festival has a number of awards under its belt. Not only has it won Best Major European Festival at the EU Festival Awards twice it has also won Best Overseas Festival at the UK Festival Awards. Across the weekend more than 1000 artists perform across 40 stages. EXIT, which is now in its 20th year, started as a student movement. The rock, indie and electronic music festival takes place in an 18th-century fortress.   


Where? The Garden Resort, Tisno, Croatia

When? 30th July - 3rd August 2020

Line-up - Goldie, The Bug and Iration Steppas    

A rebrand for 2020 sees this popular bass music festival change its name to Outlook Origins, move to a new location and take place a month earlier. It is now situated in its own private bay on the Dalmatian coast. The opening parties take place in St. Michael's Fortress which sits atop a 60-metre high hill, looking out on the Adriatic and Sibneik. There are also boat parties during the festival.   


Where? Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

When?  9th - 11th AND 16th - 18th October 2020

Line-up - Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott, and Frank Ocean

Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place in the desert in a location that's just east of Palm Springs. It's usually in April but has been moved to October for 2020. This festival is splashed across Instagram with celebrities flaunting their festival fashion - which at Coachella, has become equally as important as the music. Unlike most festivals, this one is held across two weekends. There are immersive art installations to discover across the Polo Field.

So, which of the world's biggest music festivals will you be attending in 2020? Even if you can't get tickets, follow them all to check out some of the world's most iconic live performers.