The Songlines guide to the best festivals of 2014

Posted on March 17th, 2014 in Recent posts by .

Our definitive guide to Top 10 UK Summer Festivals and 25 of the Best International Festivals

Believe it or not, summer is fast approaching, so why not unplug your headphones, ditch your iPod and head outdoors to really experience the music you love. We’ve compiled a list of this year’s top festivals from the world and folk music scenes so take a look and make sure you fill your calendars.

You can read profiles on each of the festivals in our full festival guide in the upcoming special 100th issue (June 2014) – on sale April 25.

Here are the Songlines recommendations:


  • Africa Oyé
  • Cambridge Folk Festival
  • Glastonbury Festival
  • HebCelt Festival
  • Larmer Tree Festival
  • Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • Shambala Festival
  • Shrewsbury Folk Festival
  • Towersey Festival
  • WOMAD Charlton Park


  • Africa Festival, Germany
  • Afrikafestival Hertme, The Netherlands
  • Afro-Pfingsten Festival, Switzerland
  • Druga Godba, Slovenia
  • Essaouira Gnawa & World Music Festival, Morocco
  • Ethno Port, Poland
  • Fes Festival of Sacred Music, Morocco
  • Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
  • Fiesta Des Suds, France
  • FMM Sines, Portugal
  • Forde Traditional and World Music Festival, Norway
  • Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
  • Jeonju Sori Festival, South Korea
  • Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival), India
  • Kriol Jazz Festival, Cape Verde
  • La Grande Rencontre, Canada
  • Oslo World Music Festival, Norway
  • Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo
  • Sauti za Busara, Zanzibar
  • Savannah Music Festival, USA
  • Sommelo Festival, Finland
  • Timitar Festival, Morocco
  • Ulsan World Music Festival, South Korea
  • Warsaw Cross Cultural, Poland
  • WOMAD: Australia & New Zealand


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