The Biggest Music Festivals in the World [Updated For 2023]
By / January 21, 2023

There are festivals and then there are mega-festivals, some of the largest gatherings of people on the planet. Most of the “biggest music festival in the world” data is outdated and unsourced so here at Music Festival Wizard, we will be trying to keep this list updated as we get fresh numbers. Our attendance stats are pulled from the total number of attendees each day at the festival, typically called total attendance.

*Please note that even with sources, music festivals are notoriously terrible at reporting attendance data so most of these are just a best estimate.

Lollapalooza Chicago
Attendance: 400,000
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EDC Las Vegas
Attendance: 400,000
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Pol’and’Rock
Attendance: 400,000
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Austin City Limits
Attendance: 420,000
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Sziget Festival
Attendance: 450,000
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Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti

Amsterdam Dance Event
Attendance: 450,000
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Summerfest
Attendance: 445,611
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New Orleans Jazz Fest
Attendance: 475,000
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Primavera Sound
Attendance: 500,000
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Essence Festival
Attendance: 530,000
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Tomorrowland
Attendance: 600,000
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Rock in Rio
Attendance: 640,000

Coachella Music And Arts Festival
Attendance: 645,000
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Donauinselfest
Attendance: 1.2 million
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Montreal Jazz Festival
Attendance: 2 million
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