The time has come once again, when Music Festival Wizard looks back on a year’s worth of music festival data to determine the most popular music events from around the world. Using data from 5.7 million website visitors, the site began collecting information in July of 2015, when they posted their first 2016 festival, to December 31, 2016.

As can be expected from the North American market, Coachella emerged as the No. 1 most popular music festival of the year. Outside Lands, Bonnaroo, Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Snowglobe all managed to make it into the Top 10 as well, with close runners up Lollapalooza, SXSW and Electric Zoo occupying the next few positions. As Music Festival Wizard points out, the overall representation of hip hop was rather lacking, with only Soundset (#5) and Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (#34) making the cut as more or less exclusive hip hop events.

Most Popular Festivals In North America 2016

  1. Coachella Music Festival 2016
  2. KAABOO 2016
  3. Outside Lands 2016
  4. Bonnaroo Music Festival 2016
  5. Soundset 2016
  6. Governors Ball Music Festival 2016
  7. Osheaga 2016
  8. Austin City Limits 2016
  9. Snowglobe 2016
  10. Bottlerock 2016
  11. Panorama Music Festival 2016
  12. Lollapalooza Chicago 2016
  13. Sundown Music Festival 2016
  14. South By Southwest (SXSW) 2016
  15. Electric Zoo 2016
  16. Voodoo Experience 2016
  17. FYF Fest 2016
  18. Summerfest 2016
  19. Joshua Tree Fall 2016
  20. Shaky Knees Festival 2016
  21. Electric Forest 2016
  22. Welcome to Rockville 2016
  23. Hangout Festival 2016
  24. Okeechobee Music Festival 2016
  25. Sasquatch 2016
  26. Ottawa Bluesfest 2016
  27. Imagine Festival 2016
  28. Desert Trip 2016
  29. Bumbershoot 2016
  30. Firefly Music Festival 2016
  31. Mysteryland USA 2016
  32. Joshua Tree Spring 2016
  33. California Roots 2016
  34. Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2016
  35. North Coast Music Festival 2016
  36. Euphoria Festival 2016
  37. Lightning in a Bottle 2016
  38. The Wrecking Ball 2016
  39. Sonic Bloom 2016
  40. Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2016
  41. SweetWater 420 Festival 2016
  42. Boston Calling 2016
  43. Burning Man 2016
  44. Quebec City Summer Festival 2016
  45. Ohana Festival 2016
  46. Mountain Jam 2016
  47. Woogie Weekend 2016
  48. Bunbury Music Festival 2016
  49. Northern Invasion 2016
  50. Gasparilla Music Festival 2016

Meanwhile, over in Europe, the Berlin-based edition of Lollapalooza managed to eek into the No. 1 position above Portugal’s Boom Festival, Ultra Europe, ADE and Mysteryland. The Netherlands and Spain had a very successful year, with each of them placing nine festivals in the complete Europe list.

Most Popular Festivals In Europe 2016

Check out Music Festival Wizard‘s full listings for even more info!

 

Source: Music Festival Wizard | Image: Rukes