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The Ultimate Music Festivals Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • 1959
  • 1969
  • 1979

When was the earliest music festival on record?

  • 6th century B.C.
  • 3rd century B.C.
  • 6th century A.D.

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.

How long does the South by Southwest music festival go for?

  • 2 days
  • 3 days
  • 4 days

How much money were they expecting SXSW to bring to the city of Austin in 2008?

  • 500000
  • $60 million
  • $110 million

Which other festival in Austin runs at the same time as SXSW?

  • a film festival
  • a garden festival
  • a beer festival

Which popular Web site was launched at SXSW?

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • MySpace

Where is the Montreux Jazz Festival held?

  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • France

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.
  • It was started by Eric Montreux.

How long does the Montreux Jazz Festival run for?

  • 4 days
  • 8 days
  • 16 days

Who was the first singer to come up with the concept of a benefit music festival?

  • Ringo Star
  • George Harrison
  • Bob Dylan

What sort of musician does the Sasquatch! Music Festival focus on?

  • singer-songwriters
  • drummers
  • saxophone players

Next to which river is the Sasquatch! Music Festival held?

  • Colorado
  • Columbia
  • Mississippi

On what sort of grounds is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival held?

  • baseball field
  • athletics stadium
  • polo grounds

Why was the time of the festival moved from October to April?

  • It was too hot.
  • It overlapped with another music festival.
  • It was the beginning of the school year.

Why is Coachella known as somewhat of a cupid?

  • Famous love songs have emerged from it.
  • It brings bands back together.
  • Many people propose there.

What is Coachella known for?

  • alcohol
  • jazz
  • continuous live music

Stagecoach follows Coachella at the Empire Polo Club. What sort of festival is Stagecoach?

  • a country music festival
  • a horse festival
  • a wine festival

Where is the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts held?

  • England
  • America
  • New Zealand

Which organization provides volunteers for the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts?

  • DEMIRA
  • CARE
  • OXFAM