The top Summer Music Festivals
The best time to enjoy a music festival is definitely the summer and Europe offers each year thousands of summer music festivals. We have selected for you the top 15 summer music festivals in Europe. From Tomorrowland in Belgium to Ibiza Closing Parties, discover the best music festivals in Europe, book your campsite, hostel, hotel, apartment, B&B at the best price guaranteed as well as your best activities and be prepared to live unique experiences. There is so much to discover in Europe !
Boom - Belgium
Tomorrowland is a large electronic music festival held in Belgium. It used to be organized as a joint venture by the original founders, the brothers Beers. The festival takes place in the town of Boom, Belgium (16 kilometers (10 miles) south of Antwerp, 32 kilometers (20 miles) north of Brussels), and has been organized since 2005. It has since become one of the most notable global music festivals. (©tomorrowland.com).
Do not waste time and book your apartment, hotel, B&B in Antwerp or Boom at the best price guaranteed as well as your best activities such as a priority vip seating at the Hard Rock Cafe Antwerp.
Next edition: 19th - 28th July 2019.
2. Earth Garden
National Park - Malta
EARTH GARDEN FESTIVAL – Best Summer Music Festival
Earth Garden is Malta’s largest Alternative Festival held annually at the National Park since 2007, attracting over 25,000 true music lovers from around the World, spread over 4 days.
It features 5 music areas and around 120 acts from around the World with an eclectic music fusion of World Music, Ska, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Alternative Rock, Dub, Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Trance, Techno, House, Electro, Drum ‘n’ Bass and more.
Artists announced to date include:
Prince Fatty & Horseman, Atmos, Gypsy Hill, Billy Nasty, Tippa Irie, Benny Page, Onipa, Hypnocoustics, The Carny Villains, Dan Shake, Yaaba Funk, Matrixxman, Adam Ben Ezra, Ondubground, Terra Livre, Lucy, Kumbia Boruka, Roots Raid, Airtist and Art-X. More artists: www.earthgarden.com
Earth Garden isn’t just about music. The Festival also offers 2 naturally shaded campsites, a healing and workshop area, an international food court, an Ethnic Market and a Kid's area.
Earth Garden is a pioneer in spreading public awareness on environmental matters, water & electricity consumption and waste management and many festivals in Malta are using and following Earth Garden’s methods of waste management as a leading example.
Next edition: 30th May - 2nd June 2019.
3. Sziget Festival
Budapest - Hungary
Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multicultural events of Europe, starting in 1993 and already celebrating its 27th edition. The festival attracts almost 400 000 fans from over 70 countries to a beautiful island in the heart of Budapest, providing a complete festival-holiday experience with non-stop party, great live concerts, a widely international community and all the touristic features the city has to offer.(©szigetfestival.com).
Book your accommodation at the best price in Budapest as well as your best activities such as a 2 hour bike tour of the city.
Next edition: 7th - 13th August 2019.
4. Exit Festival
Novi Sad - Serbia
Exit is an award-winning summer music festival. It is held annually at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad (Serbia), which is considered by many as one of the best festival venues in the world.
Exit is unique in the festival world as it started as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. Even today, Exit has a strong social mission to help youth in the Balkans and it is run by a non-profit organisation.
Next edition: 4th - 7th July 2019.
5. NOS Primavera Sound
Porto - Portugal
NOS Primavera Sound is the Portuguese counterpart of the Primavera Sound Festival that has taken place in Barcelona for sixteen years. The City of Porto will host, for the sixth consecutive year, the Portuguese edition, happening between 6th and 8th of June at the Parque da Cidade.
NOS Primavera Sound's line-up counts with an ample selection of international artists, as well as a significant representation of the Portuguese musical landscape. The artistic line follows the same guidelines of the Barcelona music event that distinguishes itself by the variety of styles and the investment in new bands, highlighting both the local scene and international artists, with long and respected careers.
The 7th edition of NOS Primavera Sound has once again affirmed the festival as a unique and must-stop experience in Europe, with more than 80,000 people from 58 different nationalities.
Next edition: 6th - 8th June 2019.
6. Glastonbury Festival
Glastonbury - UK
Glastonbury Festival is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world and a template for all the festivals that have come after it. The difference is that Glastonbury has all the best aspects of being at a festival in one astonishing bundle.
It's like going to another country, a hip and thrilling Brigadoon that appears every year or so. Coming to Glastonbury involves a fair amount of travel, and probably a queue to get in but, when you get past these impediments, you enter a huge tented city, a mini-state under canvas. British law still applies, but the rules of society are a bit different, a little bit freer. Everyone is here to have a wild time in their own way. (©glastonburyfestivals.co.uk).
Book your accommodation at the best price in Glastonbury as well as your best activities in the UK such as a Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge day trip from London.
Next edition: 26th - 30th June 2019.
7. Rock in Roma
Roma - Italy
Now on its ninth edition, Rock In Roma is one of the major international rock festival. With more than a month of schedule, the event is a must for rock music lovers and for all the people who enjoy good music. About 1.500.000 people (70.000 of which attended The Rolling Stones special event @ Circo Massimo) have attended the previous 8 editions, in a trend that has seen exponential growth, which led to a great increase both for the national and international public.
Next edition: 27th June - 13th July 2019.
8. Colours of Ostrava
Ostrava - Czech Republic
Spread over two dozen unique outdoor and indoor stages, Colours of Ostrava 2019 will offer a unique selection of contemporary and classic performers, from electro to world music, jazz, indie rock, and reggae. Festival-goers can look forward to over 350 events ranging from bands, DJs, films, open discussions, workshops, theatre, poetry, art installations and programmes for kids.
The diversity of the programme is one among many festival’s assets: the event is held on the site of the city’s former mines and steelworks, a European Cultural Heritage Site - a place unlike any other. Despite its industrial feel, the festival site boasts plenty of green space plus a range of quieter and shaded spaces ideal for lounging and recharging batteries. In terms of accommodation, easy options range from camping in the picturesque surroundings of the Ostrava Silesian Castle to higher-end accommodation options at Ostrava city centre hotels and flats. Transport is an easy matter too, Ostrava being easily accessible by train and car from airports in Prague and Krakow, the festival site then reachable by tram within the city centre.
Book your apartment, hotel, B&B at the best price guaranteed in Ostrava as well as your best activities such as a legendary beer tour in Prague.
Next edition: 17th - 20th July 2019.
9. Soundwave Festival
Tisno - Croatia
Organised by one of London’s top promoters, Rob Waller/Soundcrash, along with one of the managing directors and curators of Outlook & Dimensions Festivals, Noah Ball, the event is a wonderful opportunity to experience a music festival on the beautiful Croatian coastline – what could be better? This “unique European boutique festival” has a very loyal following, with many revellers returning year after year; a third of tickets are snapped up before any artists are even announced, and the festival is always fully sold out beforehand.
Soundwave is a perfect choice if you’re just after a long weekend festival event in Europe, although there’s also a great opportunity for you to combine it with a holiday on Croatia’s coastline either before or after. (©visit-croatia.co.uk)
10. Roskilde Festival
Roskilde - Denmark
Roskilde Festival is an annual week-long international cultural event offering quality experiences based on modern music and creative kinship.
With its attitude towards environmental issues, humanitarian causes and cultural work, Roskilde Festival reflects and challenges the surrounding society and world.
Roskilde Festival is a boundary-pushing cultural-political manifestation. Roskilde Festival is based on the efforts of an unpaid workforce who focus on all aspects of audience service, quality, creativity and safety.
All profits from Roskilde Festival are donated to humanitarian and cultural work. (©roskilde.org).
Book your accommodation, hostel, B&B, campsite at the best price in Roskilde as well as your best activities in Denmark such as a beer and vice tour in Copenhagen.
Next edition: 29th June - 7th July 2019
11. Bestival - Isle of Wight
The wonderful world of Bestival was born out of ten fun years of pioneering music events and record releases from Rob da Bank’s Sunday Best empire. The BBC Radio 1 leftfield DJ had a dream to one day create his vision of how the modern day festival should be. Along with Creative Director and wife Josie da Bank and co founders / partners John and Ziggy from Get Involved that dream is now fulfilled. On a mission to change the face of independent festival culture, the fearless foursome are bringing some magic to the shores of the Solent and spreading the love worldwide. (©bestival.net)
Book your appartment, campsite, B&B at the best price guaranteed on the isle of Wight as well as your best activities in the UK such as a Camden Market walking tour in London.
Next edition: 26th - 29th July 2019.
12. Womad Festival
Shepton Mallet - UK
In the beginning... there were three men - Peter Gabriel, Thomas Brooman and Bob Hooton who put their innovative musical heads together and founded The WOMAD Festival. This was 1980. It took two years to actually realise their dream and bring WOMAD Festival to Shepton Mallet. And this was July 1982. The crowds came in their droves and encountered a feat of extraordinary musicians and artists, workshops for all. Don Cherry, Simple Minds, Imrat Khan, The Drummers of Burundi, Echo and The Bunnymen and Peter Gabriel (to name but a few). WOMAD was perhaps the first truly international music festival to emerge at this time. (©womad.org).
Book your appartment, campsite, B&B at the best price guaranteed in Shepton Mallet.
Next edition: 25th - 28th July 2019.
13. Bout du Monde Festival
Crozon - France
Every August for the last ten years, the Festival du Bout du Monde has succeeded in attracting a truly cosmopolitan crowd. The music is remarkable and the location is fantastic too. Situated at the very heart of the Parc Naturel Régional d’Armorique, with stunning views of the Breton coastline for backdrop and in the shade of pretty little houses scattered amongst the grasslands of Landrevarzec, this music festival is a must for lovers of world music. Now one of the most successful world music festivals in France, and renowned for its family atmosphere, during this festival, for a weekend at any rate, the world revolves around Brittany – which is no longer at the ends of the earth! (brittanytourism.com).
Next edition: 2nd - 4th August 2019
14. Bukta Open Air Festival
Bukta - Norway
Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival is an annual outdoor rock festival held in Tromsø, Norway. The 2019 edition takes place 18-20th of July.
The festival takes place in Telegrafbukta – one of Tromsø’s most popular camping and swimming spots during the summer. On the beach, surrounded by trees and mountains, Bukta can claim to have one of the most beautiful festival sites in the world. Things only get better with the midnight sun – during the months of June and July the sun doesn’t set on Tromsø, meaning there is no night. You can literally party all day long – something that virtually no other rock festival in the world can claim! (©bukta.no).
Book your campsite, hotel, B&B at the best price guaranteed in Tromso as well as your best activities such as a Nothern Lights tour in Tromso.
Next edition: 18th - 20th July 2019.
15. Donauinselfest Festival
Vienna - Austria
The Donauinselfest (German for Danube Island Festival) is an open-air free music festival taking place annually at Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria. It usually takes place in mid or end of June.
According to numerous media reports the Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest open air event; soon expected to reach the 3 million visitors mark. Some 1500 volunteer assistants and visible police presence help make the Donauinselfest one of the most secure big events. (©donauinselfest.at)
Book your your campsite, hostel, hotel, B&B, apartment at the best price guaranteed in Vienna as well as your best activities such as a Giant Ferris Wheel ride.
Next edition: 21th - 23th June 2019.
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