The MFWizard 50: Most Popular Music Festivals for April 2017

Welcome to the MFWizard50, our semi-scientific rundown of the most popular festivals on this here website. Our process is simple. We tally up the visitors to the individual festival guides and see who rises to the top. We have three lists for April of 2017, which include North America, Europe, and the UK. If you’re curious about any of these festivals, click on the links below to discover your next adventure.

Most Popular Festivals in North America: April 2017

It’s not only “the world’s largest music festival“, but now Summerfest (#1) has climbed to the top of the MFW50. Hard Summer (#9) announced dates which immediately shot it into the Top 10. Our biggest mover this month is the Northside Brooklyn Festival (#27) which jumped 164 ranks, followed by fellow NYC festival, The Meadows (#40) which climbed 116 spots.

Hidden gem of the month: Float Fest (#31) mixes river tubing with a festival down in Texas. Sounds like a fun time to us.

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Summerfest 20171
  2. Coachella Music Festival 2017-1
  3. Governors Ball Music Festival 20171
  4. Outside Lands 2017-1
  5. Bonnaroo Music Festival 20175
  6. Joshua Tree Festival Spring 20173
  7. FYF Fest 20174
  8. Rolling Loud Festival 20170
  9. Hard Summer 2017N/A
  10. Lollapalooza Chicago 20179
  11. Wanderlust Squaw Valley 201711
  12. SweetWater 420 Festival 20170
  13. California Roots 20175
  14. KAABOO 20179
  15. Lightning in a Bottle 201712
  16. Panorama Music Festival 2017-9
  17. Sunfest 2017-1
  18. Sunset Music Festival 2017-4
  19. Bottlerock Napa Valley 20177
  20. Free Press Summer Fest 201710
  21. Quebec City Summer Festival 2017-15
  22. Stagecoach Music Festival 201727
  23. The Untz Festival 201720
  24. High Sierra Music Festival 201718
  25. Austin City Limits 20176
  26. Neon Desert 201715
  27. Northside Festival Brooklyn 2017164
  28. Arroyo Seco Weekend 201775
  29. High Water Festival 20173
  30. Sierra Nevada World Music Festival 201727
  31. Float Fest 2017N/A
  32. South By Southwest (SXSW) 2017-27
  33. Hangout Fest 2017-5
  34. Okeechobee Music Festival 201729
  35. Mysteryland USA 2017-11
  36. Ohana Festival 201795
  37. Sonic Bloom 2017-4
  38. Electric Zoo 20171
  39. Fort Rock 201715
  40. The Meadows Music Festival 2017116
  41. Arise Music Festival 2017-4
  42. Welcome to Rockville 201719
  43. Something Wonderful 2017-5
  44. River City Rockfest 201715
  45. Mountain Jam 20170
  46. Shaky Knees Festival 20170
  47. Warped Tour 2017-7
  48. Sasquatch Festival 2017-4
  49. Snowglobe 201763
  50. The Ride Festival 20171

Most Popular Festivals in Europe: April 2017

Have you seen the lineup for Spain’s Mad Cool Festival (#10)? It’s not a shock to us that this Madrid fest has finally cracked the Top 10. Newcomers to MFW50 this month include DGTL Barcelona (#36), the Orange Warsaw Festival (#44), and the Netherlands’ Free Your Mind Festival (#17).

Hidden gem of the month: We’re big fans of Down The Rabbit Hole (#18) in the Netherlands. This mid-size festival boasts a killer lineup in an extremely chill environment. Bonus points for the lakeside setting.

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Lollapalooza Paris 20170
  2. Lollapalooza Berlin 20171
  3. Primavera Sound 2017-1
  4. Sonar Barcelona 20170
  5. Woodstock Festival Poland 20172
  6. Best Kept Secret Festival 20172
  7. Ultra Europe 20173
  8. NOS Primavera Sound 2017-3
  9. NOS Alive 2017-3
  10. Mad Cool Festival 20175
  11. Rock Am Ring 20173
  12. Sea Star Festival 20171
  13. Hurricane Festival 20176
  14. Open’er Festival 20179
  15. Amsterdam Open Air 2017133
  16. Outlook Festival 201716
  17. Free Your Mind Festival 2017N/A
  18. Down The Rabbit Hole 20179
  19. Melt! Festival 201729
  20. MEO Sudoeste 201729
  21. Vida Festival 2017-4
  22. INmusic Festival 20176
  23. A Summer’s Tale Festival 2017-1
  24. Soundwave Croatia 20179
  25. Pinkpop 2017-5
  26. Defected Croatia 201717
  27. Solar Weekend 201710
  28. Rock in Roma 20171
  29. Northside Festival Denmark 2017-20
  30. Summerburst Stockholm 2017-4
  31. Cruilla Barcelona 20170
  32. Sonus Festival 2017-11
  33. Spring Break Island 20176
  34. Orange Warsaw Festival 2017N/A
  35. Paredes De Coura 20177
  36. Rock Im Park 201716
  37. Way Out West 20177
  38. World Club Dome 201726
  39. Rock Werchter 2017-15
  40. Tomorrowland 2017-2
  41. Bravalla Festival 20175
  42. Love International 2017-2
  43. Super Bock Super Rock 2017-8
  44. Fresh Island Festival 20173
  45. Sziget Festival 20176
  46. DGTL Festival Barcelona 2017N/A
  47. Wacken 20176
  48. I-Days Festival 2017-7
  49. Lost And Found Malta 2017-15
  50. Southside Festival 2017-5

Most Popular Festivals in UK: April 2017

There’s some shifting this month as Glastonbury (#1) settles into its traditional top spot pushing the Glasgow newcomer TRNSMT (#2) down one rank. Our big mover of the month is SW4 Festival (#30) which made a sudden jump over forty places to make it into the MFW50.

Hidden gem of the month: There aren’t too many festivals in the world like Boardmasters (#34), which combines extreme sports and music on the sunny shores of Cornwall’s beaches.

Rank / FestivalChange
  1. Glastonbury Festival 20173
  2. TRNSMT Festival 2017-1
  3. Field Day Festival 20170
  4. British Summer Time 20171
  5. The Great Escape 20172
  6. Wireless Festival 2017-4
  7. Isle of Wight Festival 2017-1
  8. We Are FSTVL 20171
  9. BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 20174
  10. Live at Leeds 20175
  11. Lovebox 20176
  12. Common People 20174
  13. Liverpool Sound City 20177
  14. Latitude Festival 2017-6
  15. Parklife Festival 2017-5
  16. Reading Festival 20172
  17. Love Saves the Day Festival 20174
  18. Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 20178
  19. Bestival 2017-7
  20. Wild Life Festival 20175
  21. Download Festival 20176
  22. Secret Garden Party 2017-3
  23. Blissfields 20175
  24. Leeds Festival 2017-1
  25. One Love Festival 2017-3
  26. Boomtown Fair 20173
  27. Kendal Calling 2017-3
  28. V Festival 20176
  29. Creamfields 20171
  30. South West Four (SW4) 201740
  31. End of the Road Festival 20170
  32. Together The People 20178
  33. Green Man Festival 2017-1
  34. Boardmasters 201722
  35. Camp Bestival 20170
  36. Festival on the Wall 20170
  37. Standon Calling 2017-4
  38. Electric Beach Festival 2017N/A
  39. Victorious Festival 2017-1
  40. Lost Village 201710
  41. Y Not Festival 201710
  42. Mutiny Festival 201730
  43. Eastern Electrics 201718
  44. Electric Fields 20175
  45. Nozstock The Hidden Valley 20170
  46. Wilderness Festival 20171
  47. Wychwood Festival 2017-10
  48. Hard Rock Hell 20175
  49. Love Supreme Festival 201720
  50. Bloodstock 20174

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the editor-in-chief's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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