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 Vienna Summer Music Festival, discover the best music festivals in Europe, book your campsite, hostel, hotel, apartment, B&B at the best price as well as your tours & 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).
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Veszprém - Hungary
VeszprémFest is a music festival that does not commit itself to a single musical genre, but aims at the highest international standards and quality, bringing the best of opera, jazz, classical, world and pop music to Veszprém every year attracting thousands of music fans.
The unique experience of VeszprémFest is only partly due to live performances of world-renowned musicians. The remarkable environs of the concerts contribute to its specialty. In previous years concerts were held in the beautiful Baroque style castle district, directly in front of the Archbishop’s Palace, while in recent years visitors have been able to enjoy the concerts in Historia Garden with its panoramic view of the castle.
VeszprémFest offers something new each year, with the organizers constantly expanding its programme. In the last few years, there have been classical music concerts in the park next to the historic Jesuit Monastery in Veszprém Valley, also organised by VeszprémFest.
Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days - organised as a complementary event in Óváros Square - displays the excellent range of wine and food produced by winemakers of the Balaton region and local artisans, and features young musicians from the Hungarian jazz scene to complete the gastro-cultural experiences. The carefully selected music programme serves as a worthy complement to the productions on the main stage. The concerts of Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days can be visited free of charge.
3. 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.
4. 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).
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5. 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 tours & activities such as a 2 hour bike tour of the city.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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).
9. 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.
10. 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)
11. 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).
12. 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 activities & tours in the UK such as a Camden Market walking tour in London.
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).
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 in Tromso as well as your activities & tours in Norway such as a Nothern Lights tour in Tromso.
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 in Vienna as well as your activities & tours in Vienna such as a Giant Ferris Wheel ride.
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