Music Festivals in South America

Latin America has always been associated with music and dancing, so it is hardly a surprise that you can find some fantastic music festivals in this part of the world. Not only is this part of the world an amazing place to visit but the culture of party and enjoying yourself guarantees you a perfect time. What you may not be aware of the fact that some of the world’s biggest festival brands all started in South America, such as EDC, Lollapalooza, and Ultra.


This festival scene is very similar to Ibiza, and the music played varies from dark techno, dance and of course EDM. Previous acts have been Hardwell, Jamie Jones, and Oliver Heldens. It all takes place in Cartagena in Colombia in January.

Cosquin Folk Festival

This is an old and well established festival, being organized and loves for about half a decade. Furthermore, as the name suggests, it is meant for the lovers of all-things-country! This beloved genre of music is accompanied by not only the popular tunes, but also art exhibits, meaning that the patrons are free to indulge in their more creative interests. And, in order not to overwhelm the visitors with the constant flow of melodies, the festival also hosts the performances of poetry. Simply put, this festival is a must-see for the lovers of the country genre.

Not to mention you get to see the exotic Argentina that hosts the event!

Estereo Picnic

This great festival in Colombia fuses local and international stars together in a three day powerhouse of a festival in Bogota. Past headliners have been, LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, and The Killers. If you fancy going to the picnic then it is held at the end of March.

Rock in Rio

Where possibly is a better location for a music festival in the whole world than Rio de Janeiro? This festival has been taking place and selling out since 1985 and is possibly the biggest ever export, musically speaking, of Brazil.

Former artists that have graced the stages at Rock in Rio have been, The Who, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Aerosmith. Versions of the festival have been held in Madrid, Lisbon, and Las Vegas. Today, the festival opens its doors to many other genres other than rock music, even Beyonce and Rihanna have appeared. But still, first and foremost it is a rock festival.

Ultra Brasil

This festival is part of the international dance brand, and in 2016 after a five year absence it was back again in force in Rio. The festival takes place in October and just like its big brother in Miami there is a strong influence of the stars from EDM. Headliners include Jamie Jones, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, and Adam Beyer.

These super music festivals encapsulate the Latin passion for dance and music. The crowds are passionate and make the artists who attend as welcome as possible. There is no better place in the world to have fun, the care-free attitude of the crowd is infectious and spreads all over to make the events both spectacular and unforgettable.