Ah, the beloved festival. Whether it be music, culture, food, art or fashion thousands of festivals happen around the world on a yearly basis. But of course, everyone has their favourites, leading to certain festivals blowing up and becoming extremely popular, drawing in great crowds and the best of the best in terms of performers, designers or even floats. On The Go Tours have trolled through Instagram feeds and revealed the worlds most popular festivals (despite most being in the USA) according to hashtags. The most snapped festivals do prove however, that there really is something for everyone.
#1 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California | #Coachella | 3,151,275
No surprise that this Californian extravaganza is top of the list. The music festival not only rakes in international performers and audiences, but also some of the biggest celebs in the world. With over three million hashtagged posts, it’s no denying that this is a must attend for many music and arts lovers.
#2 Comic Con International, California |#ComicCon | 2,489,167
Easily the biggest fan event in the United States, assembling attendees from far flung corners of the globe is none other than Comic Con. The prestigious, multi-genre entertainment and comic convention, posted about on Instagram almost two and a half million times.
#3 Oktoberfest, Munich | #Oktoberfest | 1,917,603
With almost six million participants across the entirety of the festival, of course Oktoberfest was going to make the top three. With lively music, incredible food, pleaty of rides and huge pints of beers, the festivals reign over Munich has been hashtagged almost two million times on the photo sharing platform.
#4 Mardi Gras, Louisiana | #MardiGras | 1,648,064
This colourful extravaganza is one of the most popualr cultural festivals in the world, #MardiGras posts being shared over one and a half million times. This life changing event celebrates gay pride with an abundance of fabulous floats, costumes and heaps of live entertainment.
#5 Lollapalooza, Illinois | #Lollapalooz | 833,429
Inaugarated 26 years ago, Lollapalooza is now one of the worlds most popular festivals, extending out of Illinois to Berlin and Paris. This years lineup brought The Killer and Arcade Fire to the stage so it was no wonder that almost a million Instagram posts emerged during the festival days.
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