Welcome to Pollstar’s fifth annual Global Festival & Events Calendar. 

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Photo: Alexandra Greenberg / Electric Zoo Wild Island 2016

2017 Global Festival Events Calendar

We have included a record 2,000 combined events for 2017 from more than 70 countries around the world.

That is an increase of more than 100 events over the previous year. Many of these festivals are huge talent magnets and are routed into tours from the earliest stages of planning.

We have also tried to icnlude smaller folk, jazz and indie events that rely on more regional talent with the occasional touring headliner.

As you will see in the following pages, the idea of finding an open weekend on the calendar is virtually impossible. One of the most pronounced trends in recent years has been the early announcement of festival dates followed by the early on-sale of events that are nearly a year away.

That trend has continued and, at this point, any major annual festival without confirmed dates may not be happening in the coming year.

Event information was accurate as of Dec. 15 and is subject to change.

Subscribers will also receive a digital copy of the calendar with live links to the festival websites. Current Pollstar Pro subscribers can access the digital version of the 2017 Global Festival Events calendar by clicking the link below the Current Issue on the PollstarPro.com homepage (on the bottom-right).

Extra copies of the Global Festival & Events Calendar are available in the Pollstar.com store for $29.95 and also include the digital copy with the live festival links.