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Experience the ultimate party at the world’s most interesting festivals

Want to step up your party game for 2019? We've got just the thing.

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Forget your typical booze-fuelled music festivals: these experiences are second to none and guarantee an incredible time.

Burning Man

(Image: Julia Wolf, Flickr)

Burning Man doesn't like to call itself a festival. Its organisers would prefer you used the term "community" to describe it.

It's a temporary city set up in the desert where attendees are encouraged to leave no trace, practice civic responsibility and live in the moment between each other.

A first-timer to Burning Man might ask "what do I do there?". It's almost a question with no answer, because at Burning Man, you make your own experiences in a society built on very few rules. You then concentrate on sharing these experiences with your other open-minded attendees.

Burning Man takes place every year in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

Holi

(Image: Rudresh_Calls, Flickr)

If you've ever seen The Color Run, you've seen the commercial step-child of Holi, India's festival of colours.

It takes place in the Braj region of India every March to commemorate the divine love of Radha for Krishna in Hinduism.

Every year, people take to the streets to play with colour and each other. The focus is on making new experiences and relationships amid a series of sacred events throughout the festival.

The best places to travel in India for Holi include Uttar Pradesh, Braj, Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana and Nandgaon.

Full Moon Festival

(Image: Tim Parkinson, Flickr)

Full Moon Festivals take place all over Asia, including in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. Our pick for the best Full Moon Festival is Thailand.

It's an all-night party on the beaches of Ko Pha-ngan in Thailand, typically dominated by electronic dance music played to crowds of up to 30,000 people.

The best part? If you miss one, you can just wait until the next full moon for the next!

Music Festivals

(Image: Andrew Ruiz, Unsplash)

Feel like getting your dance on at some of the world's most iconic festivals? Make sure you check out the below!

  • Coachella, California
  • Tomorrowland, Belgium
  • Glastonbury, UK
  • Ultra Music Festival, Miami

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