Bestival, Latitude, Roskilde, Benicassim, Glastonbury and Big Chill. From iconic music festivals, to little known gatherings, there is no denying that summer means one thing: pitching a tent in a muddy field and getting to grips with your inner musician. On this page you'll find a tonne of information about music festivals across the world and how to make the most of them. You may even find one you never knew existed.
Check out this great gallery of San Francisco's lesser-known knees-ups
sent in by FogBay.
Or this one of mountain festival Snowbombing 2009
by reader Fergal McEntee.
Then get inspired to post your own festival tips or enter our fantastic summer competition to win tickets to some of the UK's greatest musical events.