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April 13, 2011 10:20 ET Gets in Tune With Its List of Top 10 Music Festivals

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - With spring in full bloom,, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, is excited to celebrate the launch of festival season with its list of Top 10 Music Festivals around the globe. As the temperatures start to heat up, so does the lineup of music celebrations. From Coachella in California, which kicks off this weekend, to the Bestival in the Isle of Wight in September -- music festivals span the globe throughout the summer. And, whether you're interested in rock, electronic or jazz, there's a music festival out there to explore.

July is one of the biggest months for festivals, so to help you plan ahead, below are five festivals to make the list that take place then:

Montreal International Jazz Festival - Montreal, Canada: It's no surprise that Montreal is a favourite city among travellers, but consider going at the end of June and you'll witness the Montreal International Jazz Festival-- one of the world's largest jazz festivals. Situated in the heart of the city, you can see big names in jazz at a variety of venues from small and intimate clubs, to massive outdoor stages. Running from June 25 to July 4, Robert Plant, Bruce Cockburn, Diana Krall, Sade, Youssou N'Dour and Madeleine Peyroux are just some of the stellar names. Much of the downtown area is blocked off from traffic for free and open-air performances, and kids are always welcome. Search and compare cheap flights to Montreal.

Roskilde Festival - Roskilde, Denmark: Situated on the island of Zealand in the ancient Viking city of Roskilde, this summer event was originally founded by two high school students in 1971, and has gone on to become one of the largest music festivals in Europe. While Roskilde (June 30 - July 3) is typically known as a four-day rock event showcasing world-famous talent, its musical agenda expands every year to include electronic, hip hop and even world music. This year's musical menu includes hip-hop, drum'n'bass, death metal, alternative folk-rock, urban, glam, folk and electronic pop and punk rock. Search and compare cheap flights to Copenhagen.

T in the Park - Kinross, Scotland: This three-day rock event has been known to sell-out in as little as 90 minutes and continues to grow every year, taking on as many as ten stages. T in the Park is not just a music festival, but also boasts remarkable fairgrounds with rides, games and concessions, so there's always something to do. And don't forget your sleeping bag, because the best way to experience this event is by taking advantage of the extensive campgrounds, situated amidst the gently rolling hills of Kinross. This year's 18th annual T in the Park will run from July 7 - 11. Search and compare cheap flights to Glasgow.

Soundwave Music Festival - Petrcane, Croatia: At Soundwave (July 22-24), pulsating electronic beats meet sun and sand getaway to create the ultimate three-day festival party. Although a popular spot for young adults, Soundwave is quickly becoming an international event attracting students from everywhere. But the party doesn't start in Croatia; it starts on the road. This festival has a specific route mapped out through Europe, including recommended stops, designed for Soundwavers to meet each other on the road. Search and compare cheap flights to Zadar.

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim - Benicàssim, Spain: Take the vibrant music and action of a rock performance and put it on the beautiful beaches of Spain, and you've got Benicàssim International Festival. Although Benicàssim is typically known as a rock, electronic and pop event, there are plenty of other things to do and see at the festival, including theatre, short films and fashion shows. But, if you like to be in bed by nine, this affair might not be for you; performances typically start at 5pm and end at 8am the following morning. This year's line-up (July 14-17) includes Arcade Fire, the Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Portishead and The Strokes. Search and compare cheap flights to Valencia.

The remaining five music festivals to make's list of Top 10 Music Festivals include: Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival in Indio, California (April 15 -17); Rock im Park/Rock am Ring in Nuremberg and Nürburg in Germany (June 3 - 5); Sziget Fesztivál in Budapest, Hungary (August 8 -15); Summer Sonic Festival -- Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (August 13, 14) and Bestival in Isle of Wight, England (Sept 8 - 11). For full details on all these festivals, visit

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