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The Global Music Festivals Worth Catching a Flight For

The Global Music Festivals Worth Catching a Flight For
31 January 2022 James Brooke

StudentUniverse shares some of the best music festivals around the world that you should have on your must-do list for 2022.

Music festivals are back! After years of cancelled music festivals all over the world, it is thrilling to see events being scheduled to take place in 2022 after a long hiatus. While the UK may be renowned for world-class music festivals, it seems that Brits aren’t the only ones putting on spectacular music events. From the deserts of North America to the mountains of Canada, there are so many festivals to be enjoyed around the globe that come with stunning backdrops, epic music, and a guaranteed good time.

Here, the experts at StudentUniverse, the world’s largest student and youth travel marketplace, share their list of top music festivals to be enjoyed around the globe in student-friendly destinations. What’s more, those who book flights with StudentUniverse can access exclusive prices – meaning more money to spend on festival tickets!

Sam Willan, Global VP of Marketing at StudentUniverse, says: “We all know that many students are festival lovers – and with travel back on the cards for 2022, StudentUniverse can help get them there on a budget. Whether jetting off on a few weeks’ holiday, a gap year abroad, or a volunteering trip, we think international festivals help young people discover new places and connect with like-minded people from all over the world.”

Ultra Australia, Melbourne Australia – 5 March 2022

If it’s trip down under you’re after and electronic music is your bag, then Ultra Music Festival in Melbourne could be just the thing. Now in its fourth year, with a worldwide legacy that goes back to Miami in 1999, Ultra Australia is back once more in 2022 with a special, full-scale, one day event that will showcase the best of the world’s electronic music scene. Expect big lights, big crowds and one very big party. March is also a great time for hitting Melbourne’s incredible beaches. Festy + beach = primo combo.

Fly from London to Melbourne from £750 return, book with StudentUniverse

Coachella, Palm Springs, California USA – 15-24 April 2022

Perhaps the most well-known – and sought after – festival in the US, Coachella is bucket list material. Think gorgeous Californian sunshine, a spectacular line up and some serious posing for the ‘gram as you join the 250,000 strong (and celeb-filled) crowd. With this year’s festival seeing Harry Styles topping the bill alongside Billie Eilish and Ye (otherwise known as Kanye West), the Palm Springs festival really does have something for every kind of music fan.

Fly from London to Los Angeles from £567 return, book with StudentUniverse

Shambhala Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada – 22-25 July 2022

For the majority of festival goers who have been to Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia, there seems to be one common theme – how much they loved it! Held amongst the stunning Kootenay Mountains, Shambhala aims to make you feel as at home a possible as you immerse yourself into the breathtaking scenery, spectacular music and mythical live events. Apparently, it’s one to see for yourself to really understand the hype!

Fly from London to Vancouver from £446 return, book with StudentUniverse

Lollapalooza, Chicago, Illinois USA – 28-31 July 2022

With eight stages and over 170 bands taking part in this four-day event, Lollapalooza is firmly all about the music. Taking over the historic Grant Park in Downtown Chicago that looks out onto both the Chicago Skyline and Lake Michigan, the festival sees a whole host of genres take to the stage and fill the park with good vibes. Also expect some epic food on offer from Chicago’s favourite restaurants. Last year’s festival saw the likes of Miley Cyrus, Post Malone and Foo Fighters in the lineup, so expect similarly big names this year.

Fly from London to Chicago from £547 return, book with StudentUniverse

Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas, Nevada USA – 16-18 September 2022

When it comes to partying and nights of endless fun, nowhere does it quite like Sin City, and now in its eighth year, the Life Is Beautiful festival is certainly no exception. The three-day event, which celebrates arts and culture in Downtown Las Vegas, sees some of the biggest and best musical acts take to the stage for some incredible performances that you won’t forget in a hurry. With the best in the business pulling out all the stops in music, art, food and comedy, this is one festival that is sure to tick all the boxes. Think big production, high energy, and some truly magical surprises as you surround yourself in the glorious desert heat.

Fly from London to Las Vegas from £613 return, book with StudentUniverse

Inspired? Don’t delay with booking flights or festival tickets, they go like hotcakes! For more information about how to get exclusive student flight prices with StudentUniverse, visit


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About StudentUniverse:
Launched in 2000, StudentUniverse is a Boston-based tech company that operates the world’s largest student and youth travel marketplace. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers exclusive pricing and terms for its members.

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