Sounds of the summer: Best music festivals for 2016
3:57 PM EDT, Mon May 2, 2016
Those attending Portugal's NOS Alive can buy hotel or camping packages with tickets. Acts include Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Pixies, Foals and Tame Impala.
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Melt! (Ferropolis, Germany) —
Music festivals are as much a part of summer as being eaten by insects. Some of the best include Germany's Melt!, held July 15-17 in the dystopian Ferropolis industrial museum between Leipzig and Berlin.
Rock en Seine (Paris) —
Iggy Pop and Sigur Ros are among the acts playing the August 26-28 event in the stunning Domaine National de Saint-Cloud in west Paris.
End of the Road (Dorset, England) —
Set in the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens in southern England, this boutique festival is considered the UK's best live music and comedy weekend.
Exit (Novi Sad, Serbia) —
A welcoming vibe and late-night partying make Exit unlike any other festival. This year there are dance and pop acts including Ellie Goulding and Bastille.
Primavera Sound (Barcelona, Spain) —
This three-dayer held in the city's Parc del Forum has a focus on cutting-edge alternative acts. Tickets are relatively cheap, but there's no accommodation.
Pitchfork (Chicago) —
As would be expected from a website which has defined music over the past decade, Pitchfork fields some of the coolest acts out there. 2014's lineup included electronic act Grimes, pictured.
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Osheaga (Montreal) —
Spread over five stages at Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau, Osheaga is now in its 11th year, booming from a small indie event into Canada's best-loved festival.
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Fuji Rock (Naeba Ski Resort, Japan) —
Fuji Rock, with seven music stages in the shadows of Mount Fuji, is where Japan lets its hair down.
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Roskilde (Denmark) —
The lineup this year is first-rate, with New Order, PJ Harvey and LCD Soundsystem all booked.