Whether we’re snapping selfies with the girl gang or racking up the likes on our #OOTDs, Instagram is the social media platform that we’re obsessed with – especially when festival season rolls around. That’s why we decided to look at the most-hyped festivals in the UK, US and Europe, according to Insta. From the weird and wonderful to the world-renowned, we analysed the top ten festivals in each location, and added them to the wanderlust-worthy maps below.
Featuring the hottest headliners, next-level festival fashion and a whole lotta mud, Glastonbury is at the top of the list (no surprise there) but there’s a whole load of other festivals that got some serious Insta-loving in 2016 too. From one-day wonders like Parklife to the sun-kissed vibes of Boardmasters, get the scoop on the most-photographed festivals and find out what makes them so major.
Europe plays hosts to some of the coolest festivals on the planet – and the electronic music scene is high on the agenda. Whether we were partying it up at Belgium’s Tomorrowland, or taking on the Spanish sun at Sonar Barcelona, here are the ten most popular European festivals on Instagram in 2016.
When it comes to supersized vibes, no-one does it better than America. From the XXL crowds at Summerfest to the star-studded line-up at Coachella, get the low-down on the best festivals on the other side of the pond, and get to know why they were the most Instagrammed events in 2016.
Illustrations by Lauren Rebbeck