May 11th 2017

2017 Festival Bucket List

There are many amazing festivals that take place across the globe every year. The crew from Apothecary 87 have scanned the festivals worldwide and this our festival bucket list.


1. Glastonbury


It goes without saying this is one of the worlds best festivals, it’s iconic and boasts an extensive line ups year after year. Over 150,000 people attend the event in somerset. Radiohead and Foo fighters are just two of the headliners this year alone. However if you’re wanting to grab tickets for this year, you may be out of luck. In order to obtain tickets, you must first register and then wait for tickets to go on sale, and competition for tickets is fierce…so maybe next year? At least you won’t be sleeping in mud though, right?

Location; Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.
Date; 21st-25th June
Price; £238
Where to buy; (currently completely sold out, must pre register)


2. Fuji Rock Festival


Bjork, Gorrilaz, Queens of the Stoneage and The xx are just to name a few who will be performing at this years festival, not to mention the fact it’s held at the base of Mt Fuji in the ski resort of Naeba.

Location; Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
Date; 28th-30th July
Price; ¥17,000- ¥43,000
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3. Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland is one of the worlds biggest electronic music festivals, it stretches over two weekends, you must also pre register for this festival, and it usually sells out in minutes, so this year it’s unfortunately sold out. They put on amazing firework displays and amazing stage set ups which make this festival one of the best. So get this on your list for next year.

Location; Boom, Belgium
Date; 21st-30th July
Price; $88-$282
Where to buy; ( you need to pre register for tickets)


4. Burning man

burning man

Most certainly not a Music festival, and it doesn’t advertise music at all. Even though music artists are known to make guest appearances. So what is it exactly? well the website explains all, and it looks amazingly fun and completely weird and all in the middle of the desert. It does last a week though and you are encouraged to be self sustainable. So it’s not for the faint hearted, however there’s a great community and atmosphere for those who have the minerals. Check it out.

Location; Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA
Date; 27th August- 4th September
Price; $424- $1308
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5. Benicassim


Also known as Festival Internacional de Benicàssim; a festival situated on the coast of Spain, only 92.2 km from Valencia, with impressive line ups and sun filled beaches it’s a great festival to attend. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Kasabian, and The Weeknd, amongst many other artists. Something for everyone.

Location; Benicassim, Spain.
Date; 13th-16th July.
Price; €140 +
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6. Montreux Jazz festival

Montreux Jazz

If you are looking for something more chilled out and intimate, this gem of a fesitval might be for you. Set in Montreux near the shoreline of Lake Geneva, although it’s not strictly all jazz and you can pick which artists you want to see so you aren’t watching things you might not want to. This year boasts artists such as Alt J to Gucci Mane… so it’s definitely an eclectic mix.

Location; Montreux, Switzerland
Date; 30th June – 15th July
Price; CHF 58 – CHF 1420 (All round area pass Price on Request)
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7. Sónar


Based in Barcelona, it’s a 3 day Electronic music festival with some big names announced for this year. If you want to dance to the early hours, this festival is probably for you. There’s even an App to give you all the info whilst you are there. The festival is divided into two parts, the day event (Sonar +D) and the night event (Sonar by night). Sonar +D hosts events focussed on digital creative industries creating opportunities for businesses, and Sonar by night is sets from international DJs and Acts.

Location; Barcelona, Spain.
Date; 15th-17th June
Price; €54-€270
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8. Leeds and Reading

Leeds and Reading

A UK festival which started out its life as a Jazz Festival in the 1950s and then went on to
host some of the biggest rock acts in the world. For the past few years though the event has showcased a mixture of music genres. This years headliners include Eminem and Muse. Despite it being in August this festival has been known to catch a little rain, so like most festivals in the UK, you will probably need wellies. It’s a 3 day event held at both Reading and Leeds with the same acts, so if there’s any clashes you could always head down to the other venue. Sorted.

Location; Leeds, UK & Reading, UK
Date; 25th-27th August
Price; £72- £213
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9. Outlook


Another festival set next to the beach, this time it’s all about underground dance floor music, from techno to grime, no commercial crap here. There’s even boat parties, who doesn’t love boat parties? As if a beach stage wasn’t enough… seriously check their website the photos are incredible! Oh and the line up looks great too.

Location; Pula, Croatia.
Date; 7th-10th September
Price; £33.30- £151 + camping
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