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30 of the most expensive music festivals in the world

  • 30 of the most expensive music festivals in the world
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    30 of the most expensive music festivals in the world

    Summer isn't all about vacationing, it's also festival season. It's a chance for smaller artists to find an audience, and for some of the most famous musicians to play in front of outrageous crowds. While some festivals have you paying strictly for musical performances, others include art shows, restaurants, and even carnival rides. Needless to say, the price of a ticket can add up.

    With Coachella around the corner (yes, it definitely made this list), music lovers everywhere are preparing their pockets. Stacker searched for festivals all over the world and ranked them from least expensive to most expensive, by how much it would cost you each day--that number comes from dividing the cost of a General Admission pass for each festival by the number of days. Some of the festivals are in Spain or Iceland, so so the international prices were converted based on today's exchange rates. 

    These festivals might be expensive, with the most expensive costing $143 a day, but they're full of exciting entertainers and attractions. Read on to see how much you'll have to spend on this thrilling summer experience.

  • #30. Beale Street Music Festival
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    #30. Beale Street Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $55
    3-Day Pass Cost: $165
    Location: Memphis, TN
    2018 Dates: 5/4 - 5/6


     

  • #29. Sziget Festival
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    #29. Sziget Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $57.11
    7-Day Pass Cost: $399.75
    Location: Budapest, Hungary
    2018 Dates: 8/8 - 8/15


     

  • #28. Pitchfork Music Festival
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    #28. Pitchfork Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $58.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $175
    Location: Union Park, Chicago, IL
    2018 Dates: 7/20 - 7/22


     

  • #27. Secret Solstice Festival
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    #27. Secret Solstice Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $60.89
    4-Day Pass Cost: $243.54
    Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
    2018 Dates: 6/21 - 6/24


     

  • #26. Shaky Knees Music Festival
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    #26. Shaky Knees Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $63
    3-Day Pass Cost: $189
    Location: Central Park, Atlanta, GA
    2018 Dates: 5/4 - 5/6


     

  • #25. Green Man Festival
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    #25. Green Man Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $63.45
    4-Day Pass Cost: $253.80
    Location: Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK
    2018 Dates: 8/16 - 8/19


     

  • #24. Primavera Sound
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    #24. Primavera Sound

    Per-Day Cost: $66.11
    4-Day Pass Cost: $264.45
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    2018 Dates: 5/30 - 6/3


     

  • #23. Latitude Festival
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    #23. Latitude Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $69.62
    4-Day Pass Cost: $278.48
    Location: Henham Park, Suffolk, UK
    2018 Dates: 7/12 - 7/15


     

  • #22. Mo Pop Festival
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    #22. Mo Pop Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $72.50
    2-Day Pass Cost: $145
    Location: West Riverfront Park, Detroit MI
    2018 Dates: 7/28 - 7/29


     

  • #21. Mad Cool Festival
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    #21. Mad Cool Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $73.80
    3-Day Pass Cost: $221.40
    Location: Madrid, Spain
    2018 Dates: 7/12 - 7/14


     

  • #20. Wireless Festival
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    #20. Wireless Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $75.20
    3-Day Pass Cost: $225.60
    Location: Finsbury Park, London, UK
    2018 Dates: 7/6 - 7/8


     

  • #19. Electric Forest
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    #19. Electric Forest

    Per-Day Cost: $77.44
    4-Day Pass Cost: $309.75
    Location: Rothbury, MI
    2018 Dates: 6/21 - 6/24, 6/28 - 7/1


     

  • #18. Panorama
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    #18. Panorama

    Per-Day Cost: $83.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $250
    Location: Randall's Island Park, New York, NY
    2018 Dates: 7/27 - 7/29


     

  • #17. Lollapalooza
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    #17. Lollapalooza

    Per-Day Cost: $83.75
    4-Day Pass Cost: $335
    Location: Grant Park, Chicago, IL
    2018 Dates: 8/2 - 8/5


     

  • #16. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
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    #16. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $84.38
    4-Day Pass Cost: $337.50
    Location: Manchester, TN
    2018 Dates: 6/7 - 6/10


     

  • #15. Firefly Music Festival
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    #15. Firefly Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $87.25
    4-Day Pass Cost: $349
    Location: The Woodlands, Dover, DE
    2018 Dates: 6/14 - 6/17


     

  • #14. Electric Daisy Carnival
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    #14. Electric Daisy Carnival

    Per-Day Cost: $88.75
    4-Day Pass Cost: $355
    Location: Las Vegas, NV
    2018 Dates: 5/18 - 5/21


     

  • #13. Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
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    #13. Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $90
    4-Day Pass Cost: $360
    Location: Okeechobee, FL
    2018 Dates: 3/1 - 3/4


     

  • #12. Download Festival
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    #12. Download Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $94
    3-Day Pass Cost: $282
    Location: Donington Park, Leicestershire, UK
    2018 Dates: 6/8 - 6/10


     

  • #11. Boston Calling Music Festival
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    #11. Boston Calling Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $96.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $289
    Location: Harvard Athletic Complex, Boston, MA
    2018 Dates: 5/25 - 5/27


     

  • #10. Hangout Music Festival
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    #10. Hangout Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $99.67
    3-Day Pass Cost: $299
    Location: Gulf Shores, AL
    2018 Dates: 5/18 - 5/20


     

  • #9. The Governors Ball Music Festival
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    #9. The Governors Ball Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $101.67
    3-Day Pass Cost: $305
    Location: Randall's Island Park, New York, NY
    2018 Dates: 6/1 - 6/3


     

  • #8. Sasquatch! Music Festival
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    #8. Sasquatch! Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $108.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $325
    Location: The Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
    2018 Dates: 5/25 - 5/27


     

  • #7. Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
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    #7. Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts

    Per-Day Cost: $109
    3-Day Pass Cost: $327
    Location: Montreal, Québec, Canada
    2018 Dates: 8/3 - 8/5


     

  • #6. Tomorrowland
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    #6. Tomorrowland

    Per-Day Cost: $115.21
    3-Day Pass Cost: $345.63
    Location: Boom, Belgium
    2018 Dates: 7/20 - 7/22, 7/27 - 7/29


     

  • #5. Stagecoach Music Festival
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    #5. Stagecoach Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $116.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $349
    Location: Indio, CA
    2018 Dates: 4/27 - 4/29


     

  • #4. Outside Lands
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    #4. Outside Lands

    Per-Day Cost: $125
    3-Day Pass Cost: $375
    Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
    2018 Dates: 8/10 - 8/12


     

  • #3. BottleRock Napa Valley
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    #3. BottleRock Napa Valley

    Per-Day Cost: $126.33
    3-Day Pass Cost: $379
    Location: Napa Valley, CA
    2018 Dates: 5/25 - 5/27


     

  • #2. Ultra Music Festival
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    #2. Ultra Music Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $126.65
    3-Day Pass Cost: $379.95
    Location: Bayfront Park, Miami, FL
    2018 Dates: 3/23 - 3/25


     

  • #1. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
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    #1. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival

    Per-Day Cost: $143
    3-Day Pass Cost: $429
    Location: Indio, CA
    2018 Dates: 4/13 - 4/15, 4/20 - 4/22


     

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