The 50 Greatest Music Festival Moments

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Festival Moments The 50 Greatest Music Festival Moments

To some people, music festivals are just a fun place to get together with friends and listen to music—a place where the normal rules of society are bent into unrecognizable shapes and inhibitions dissipate into the sky like a cloud of smoke. For true music lovers, there is something else about festivals—some big, overwhelming feeling that you’re in the middle of something special. At any moment, what you’re watching could go down in music history. The surprise guest appearances, unlikely collaborations, public meltdowns, and performances of a lifetime all happen on the biggest stages of the music world. If you’re lucky, you might just be able to look back in 20 years and say, “I was there.”

From epic sets to on-stage debauchery, we gathered some of the most memorable moments in festival history. Here’s our list of the 50 Greatest Music Festival Moments of all time.

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