50 Incredible Photos From the 2017 Festival Season

From South America to Europe, globe-trotting festival photographer Matias Altbach had a tremendous year snapping shots from the pit, the crowd, and the backstage. As an official photographer for fests like Lollapalooza and Roskilde, he gets access that the rest of us only dream about. Below, he’s selected 50 of his favorite photos from 2017. To see more of his photography, check out his official website.

1. FOALS @ Mad Cool Madrid

2. Alt J @ Lollapalooza Paris 2017

3. Julian Casablancas @ Vorterix Buenos Aires

4. The Strokes @ Lollapalooza Argentina 2017 Matias Altbach

5. Arcade Fire @ Primavera Sound 2017

6. PJ Harvey @ Sziget Festival Budapest

7. Cage The Elephant @ Lollapalooza Argentina

8. The Vaccines @ Lollapalooza Berlin

9. MØ @ Niceto Club Buenos Aires

10. Peter Doherty @ Vorterix Buenos Aires

11. The Kills @ Sziget Festival Budapest 2017

12. Arcade Fire @ Roskilde

13. Glass Animals @ Sziget Festival

14. Fatboy Slim @ Melt Festival Germany

15. Die Antwoord Melt Festival Germany

16. Justice @ Sonar Barcelona

17. Jamiroquai @ Buenos Aires

18. Major Lazer @ Sziget Festival Budapest

19. Foo Fighters @ Roskilde

20. Japandroids @ Primavera Sound

21. Cage the Elephant @ Mad Cool Madrid

22. Die Antwoord @ Melt Festival Germany

23. Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes @ Home Festival Italy

24. Les Mentettes @ Niceto_Club Buenos Aires

25. The Hives @ Lollapalooza Paris 2017

26. Glass Animals @ Melt Festival Germany

27. Justice @ Roskilde Festival 2017

28. Green Day @ Mad Cool Madrid

29. MØ @ Niceto Club

30. Liam Gallagher @ Lollapalooza Paris

31. Mac DeMarco @ Primavera Sound

32. M.I.A @ Melt Festival

33. Marteria @ Lollapalooza Berlin

34. Moderat @ Roskilde Festival

35. Biffy Clyro @ Sziget

37. Arcade Fire @ Festival BUE Buenos Aires

38. Phoenix @ Melt Festival Germany

39. The Libertines @ Home Festival_Italy

40. Sigur Ros @ Sonar Buenos Aires

41. The Weeknd @ Lollapalooza Paris

42. The XX @ Lollapalooza Berlin

43. Vince Staples @ Sziget Festival

44. Primal Scream @ Razzmatazz Barcelona

45. The Libertines @ Home Festival Italy

46. The XX @ Lollapalooza Berlin

47. Sigur Ros @ Sonar Buenos Aires

48. Walk off the Earth @ Lollapalooza Paris 2017

49. Gorillaz @ Festival BUE Buenos Aires Argentina

50. Arcade Fire @ Primavera Sound