Thousands of people flock to music festivals every year. Each festival has its own character and flair, but they all have one thing in common: music. If you are a fan of music festivals, have a go at this quiz and see what you know about a few of the most popular music festivals in the world.
In what year did the Woodstock music festival take place?
Woodstock took place in 1969 and was a pivotal moment in the history of music festivals.
How do music festivals keep the line-up of bands fresh?
They only allow new bands to feature.
They limit the time people are allowed to stay at the festival.
They limit the number of times a band can play during a festival.
Music festivals have music going continuously for a period of days. This allows for known bands and for new bands to have their chance in the spotlight. To keep the line-up fresh the organizers usually limit the number of times a band is allowed to play during the festival.
Where did the Montreux Jazz Festival get its name from?
It was made famous by the Montreux jazz band.
It was first held in the Montreux Casino.
The Montreux Jazz Festival was first held in the Montreux Casino. The Casino burnt down in 1971 but was rebuilt in 1975. However, the festival out-grew the small casino after a large music expansion in the 1980s and the festival was relocated to the local convention center.
Where is the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts held?
Pilton, England is the home of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, which showcases a variety of music styles including rock, dance, folk and punk. The event uses more than 80 stages on more than 900 acres of land.