5 Hottest Festivals to Look Out for in the Last Quarter of 2019
From cultural fiesta to music fests to national celebrations, Fayyaz Travels brings to you enough festivals around the world that are ready to influence your next travel destinations, keep you entertained and give you a memorable experience. Get ready to mark your calendar because we are in for plenty of fun, good music and great entertainment, and you would not want to miss out on them.
1. La Tomatina Festival
When: 29 August
You see food fights in movies and drama, but have you been part of an actual one? At La Tomatina Festival, you get to live this food fight scene, but with tomatoes.
Notoriously known as Spain’s messiest festival, La Tomatina Festival is held in the town of Bunol, east of Spain, and brings in around 40,000 participants every year.
A few trucks will enter this Valencian town, carrying a massive amount of tomatoes, and once the tomatoes drop to the ground, the food-fighting begins. Best part is, this tomato-throwing parade is purely for entertainment purposes. It is not every day that you get a chance to actually throw things at people and get away with it. Usually mashed or crushed, these tomatoes would not hurt. And if you’re worried that it is wasting food, these tomatoes are the ones that are likely never to be eaten – over-ripe, low quality, and has inferior taste.
So, get yourself dirty, fly to Spain, and get yourself in the middle of some massive tomato soup making!
2. F1 Singapore Grand Prix
When: 20 – 22 September
With an impressive line-up, F1 Singapore Grand Prix is set to be one pit-stop for some race action and non-stop entertainment. To be graced by three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani, popular bands Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Muse, award-winning composer Hans Zimmer and many more artists, this 12st edition of the motor race, is set to part of the FIA Formula One World Championship is set to perform better than its predecessor. Alongside international acts, F1 Singapore Grand Prix will spoil festival-goers with more than 100 hours of non-stop music, serving a blend of musical genres and performed by up-and-coming stars from all around the world.
Part of the FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 Singapore Grand Prix will be held at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Asia’s first street circuit in Asia specifically designed for Formula One races. Join the other 260,000 total attendees on average at this three-day event and witness some car action while enjoying great music at Singapore, on 20 – 22 September.
3. Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
When: 20 – 22 September
Events, places, and activities are endless in Las Vegas, but Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is one weekend that nicely encompasses the happening epicenter. Headlined by sensational acts like Billie Eilish, The Black Keys and Zedd, the three-day festival takes place annually in downtown Las Vegas. Also, a music, art, culinary and learning festival, this event transforms otherwise-normal streets into stages for international acts.
Featuring other acts like Bea Miller and Carly Rae Jepsen, Life is Beautiful is also strong advocate of the arts by providing its attendees with an immersive experience through extensive murals and engaging sculpture exhibits. From world-class cuisine to good music to learning new skills, get yourself to Las Vegas from 20 – 22 September and enjoy this all-in-one festival.
4. Austin City Limits Music Festival
Where: Texas, USA
When: 4 – 6 October, 11 – 13 October
Boasting of big names like Guns ‘N’ Roses, Billie Eilish and Cardi B, Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival attract some 450,000 attendees every year. You would think that Texas is mainly home to cowboys and country music, but as this festival would show, this city is a melting pot of culture, people and music. In addition to having talents across multiple genres – rock, country, indie, electronic, folk, and hip hop – this festival that will be held in Zilker Park also feature good food and drinks, art installations and various other activities, all in a live music setting.
Started in 2002, ACL Music Festival started off as a one-weekend event and remained so until 2012. That year, Austin City Council members had a unanimous decision to allow ACL Music Festival to expand to two-consecutive weekends from 2013 onwards, which speaks volume about its popularity!
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5. Diwali Festival
When: 27 – 30 October
If you have ever wanted to visit the beautiful Taj Mahal or experience the tranquility of Srinagar, one of the best times of year to travel to India is during the Diwali Festival. The Diwali Festival, that marks a new year in the Hindu calendar is India’s biggest and grandest celebration of the year. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali gives tourists a unique opportunity to bask in the Hindu culture and celebrate this national festival with the locals.
One of the most significant features of this family-orientated festival, is definitely the great display of pretty lights that gives the whole festival a grand atmospheric joy on top of the colorful showcase of traditional costumes and dance performances. This multiple-day festival is when Indians light up lamps and candles to rid themselves of any spiritual darkness. Decorated with colors, mehndi (also known as henna) and lights, the Diwali touch is virtually everywhere. Experience this magic yourself because this festival of lights is worth travelling for.
For a holiday full of fun, good music and great entertainment, contact our team of travel specialists to give you the ultimate customized itinerary!