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 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


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Journées Musicales de Carthage

Tunis, Tunisia

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

Celtic Colours International Festival

Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

World Music Festival Taiwan

Dajia Riverside Park, Taipei, Taiwan

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

LEAF Festival 

Lake Eden, North Carolina, US

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

Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival)

Jodhpur, India

Sunday, November 1, 2020

WOMAD Gran Canaria

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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

Les Rencontres Trans Musicales

Rennes, France

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