Tents, wellies and sun cream at the ready - we all know it can only mean one thing: music festivals. There are thousands to choose from worldwide depending on your taste; from traditional folk festivals to camping in the British mud, from beach and boat parties to dancing amongst ancient ruins, here are some of the best festivals to put in your diary and start planning for summer 2017.
Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
March 24-April 1 Being a city festival you can avoid the mud, sand and camping and enjoy what is now one of Europe's favourites. A festival loved by many which mixes music, creativity and technology in the heart of Barcelona.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, USA
April 14-23 A favourite for the rich and famous, and glamorous, hipster types so make sure you have your best festival gear at the ready. There is also an eclectic selection of music genres, art displays and, of course, perfect California weather.
The Govenors Ball Music Festival, New York City, USA
June 2-4 One of New York's most unique summer festivals, with varied music from rock to indie to electronic to folk. The festival also displays some exciting art and sculptures and puts on many summertime activities for festival-goers.
Meadows in the Mountains, Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria
June 9-11Nestled deep in the mountains in Bulgaria, you will feel entirely at one with music and nature at this beautiful festival. Popular in the underground music scene, techno beats can be heard echoing through the valleys.
Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, USA
June 16-18 Head to Vegas this summer for one of the biggest electronic dance festivals in the entire world. Be ready to be wowed by its colours, lights, dancers and some of the world's best DJs from trance, techno, bass and house.