Sunshine, diversity and multicultural crowds of overseas festivals; the adventure of inhabiting a land of music and partying for a whole weekend check out our top 5 European festivals to get excited about this year:
1. Exit 10-13 July in Serbia
If you’re looking for an adventure, EXIT festival in Serbia is the perfect getaway, held in a fortress and spanning over 5 days. With partying not ending until 8am, Exit isn’t for those who value their beauty sleep! The Serbian festival has become a bit more electro in character over the years, plus it’s really cheap inside compared to other festivals. I haven’t heard of many brits going to this, so set the trend!
If you’re ready to embark on your adventure, STA Travel have got a killer package for just £429 that’ll make this a trip you won’t forget!
2.Benicassim 14 July – 17 July in Spain
Benicassim is a four day music festival starting every day at 5pm ending at 7am, you’ll dance the night away and watch the sun come up over the crowds. During the day head down to Benicassim beach to help you recover from your midday hangover and chill with an ice cold drink by the sea. This year’s line up includes Major Lazer, Disclosure, Kendrick Lamar, Chemical Brothers, Biffy Clyro and many, many more – you lucky things!
Image from Flickr courtesy of Santiago Montecruz
3. Sziget 11-18 August in Hungary
Sziget is a cultural festival boasting a multitude of music genres near the beautiful city of Budapest. With crazy art, circus acts and workshops alongside acts such as ‘The Prodigy’ and ‘OutKast’, Sziget offers more than just music. Stretching over a whole week this festival is the perfect holiday destination, especially with the vibrant city of Budapest to explore afterwards.
4. Outlook 3-7 September in Croatia
A bass festival hosted on the beaches of Pula in Croatia. This festival is growing every year and plays host to everything Drum n Bass, dub and dubstep. With all night raves lasting through to 6am, this festival is one for the committed raver. Held in a fort, atop boats and even in the moat of an abandoned ruin, Outlook is far from your generic dance tent on a grassy field.
5. Tomorrowland 18-20 July 25-27 July
Selling out in a record 30 minutes, Belgian dance festival Tomorrowland has become the pilgrimage for dance music fans all over the globe. An extensive effort is made to decorate the festival and turn it in to a fairytale land; a place to escape far away from the reality of mundane modern life. Fireworks synced with bass drops, floating stages, caves raves and even weather control, this festival is complete madness. Every big name in electro is there; from dance through to trance and drum n bass; this is where the DJ’s want to party! They’ve expanded the festival over two weekends for their tenth anniversary so it’s set to be a big one! Tickets are like gold dust, so if you didn’t manage to get one this year scroll up to choose another great European festival!