International Festival Guide | Songlines

International Festival Guide

With so many festivals taking place in every part of the world, the choice can be overwhelming. The Songlines International World Music Festival Guide(which is also published every year as an A5 guide and distributed free with the April issue of Songlines magazine) aims to provide you with some inspiration to explore music a bit further afield. As usual, it’s packed with a dazzling array of festivals – from small-scale affairs in remote locations to festivals that take over entire cities.  So, delve in – there’s undoubtedly a festival out there that matches your musical groove. Please email listings@songlines.co.uk if you would like your world music festival listed.

Please refer to each festival’s website for announcements on how they’ve been affected by COVID-19

   

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Festival International des Nomades

M’Hamid El Ghizlane, Zagora, Morocco
http://www.nomadsfestival.org

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans, Louisiana, US
http://www.nojazzfest.com/

Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Sunday, May 10, 2020

Malta International Music Festival

Valletta, Malta
http://www.maltafest.eu/

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020

Harare International Festival of the Arts

Harare, Zimbabwe 
http://www.hifa.co.zw/

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Sunday, May 17, 2020

LEAF Festival 

Lake Eden, North Carolina, US
http://www.theleaf.org/

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sommelo

Kainuu, Finland & Viena Karelia, Russia
http://www.sommelo.net/en

Friday, July 3, 2020 - Saturday, July 4, 2020

EthnoFest

Rättviksparken, Sweden
http://www.ethno.se/

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Riddu Riđđu

Gáivuotna-Kåfjord, Norway
http://www.riddu.no/en

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - Sunday, July 26, 2020

Earagail Arts Festival 

Donegal, Ireland
http://www.eaf.ie/

Friday, July 10, 2020 - Sunday, July 12, 2020

Rainforest World Music Festival

Sarawak, Malaysia
http://www.rwmf.net/

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - Saturday, July 18, 2020

Colours of Ostrava

Ostrava, Czech Republic
http://www.colours.cz/

Thursday, July 16, 2020 - Sunday, July 19, 2020

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance

Trumansburg, New York, US
http://www.grassrootsfest.org/

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - Saturday, July 25, 2020

FMM Sines

Sines & Porto Covo, Portugal
http://en.fmmsines.pt/

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - Sunday, August 9, 2020

Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Ireland
http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - Sunday, August 16, 2020

Milwaukee Irish Fest

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, US
http://www.irishfest.com/

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - Sunday, August 30, 2020

Tønder Festival

Tønder, Denmark
http://www.tf.dk/en

Monday, September 7, 2020 - Sunday, September 13, 2020

Transform: Trondheim World Music Festival

Trondheim, Norway
http://www.transform.no/

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Sunday, September 20, 2020

Jeonju Sori International Festival

Jeonju, South Korea
http://www.sorifestival.com/

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Journées Musicales de Carthage

Tunis, Tunisia
http://www.jmc.tn/

Friday, October 9, 2020 - Saturday, October 17, 2020

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://www.celtic-colours.com/

Friday, October 16, 2020 - Sunday, October 18, 2020

World Music Festival Taiwan

Dajia Riverside Park, Taipei, Taiwan
http://www.wmftaiwan.com/

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Sunday, October 25, 2020

LEAF Festival 

Lake Eden, North Carolina, US
http://www.theleaf.org/

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - Monday, November 2, 2020

Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival)

Jodhpur, India
http://www.jodhpurriff.org/

Sunday, November 1, 2020

WOMAD Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands
http://www.womad.org/

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - Sunday, December 6, 2020

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales

Rennes, France
http://www.lestrans.com/

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