Best music festivals in Europe for party lovers


Europe’s festival scene is quite literally booming, so how do you even start to find your match? Cue our handy guide for party lovers…

When it comes to summer, can you think of one single thing that’s better than a music festival? What’s that? A music festival under the sun? Okay, fair point. Here are five of our faves…

Benicàssim, Mainland Spain


When past years’ artists have included Florence + the Machine, Major Lazer, Pet Shop Boys and Muse, we know this annual Spanish soiree’s onto a good thing! Held over four days, Benicàssim is a pop, rock, indie hybrid that’s been going strong for over two decades. What’s more, the region has an average temperature of 26 degrees during the month of July. No wonder it’s become one of the best-known festivals in Europe.

Sziget Festival, Budapest


There’s no denying it – Europe loves a good festival, and Sziget is one of the largest! Each year people flock from across the globe to see over 1000 shows take place across an incredible 60, (yes 60!) stages. One for the art and culture fans, Sziget is so much more than just a music festival; there’s a circus, museum quarter, a theatre and more. The festival also has a focus on environmental sustainability too. Sold!

Primavera Sound, Barcelona


Just when we thought Barcelona couldn’t get any cooler, this hipster city went and launched a music festival. Primavera Sound has gone from strength-to-strength since its humble 2001 roots, and today more than 200,000 fans make their way here for this famous three-day event.

Hospitality on the Beach, Tisno

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Croatia’s festival scene is big business, and Hospitality on the Beach is no exception. One for all the Drum & Bass lovers out there, you can look forward to some big name DJs and an equally impressive setting. It’s held in the idyllic Tisno Garden resort where many a Croatian festival is hosted. Trust us, ‘tis no way you wanna miss this!

Rock en Seine, Paris


Ooh la la, did someone say a festival in Paris? Yep, this pop and rock hybrid is held in a picturesque park, with five stages, 65 bands and more than 120,000 fellow music fans! In the past, Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182, REM and Foo Fighters have taken to the mic, and we expect this year’s roll call to be just as impressive.

So, have you decided which festival’s for you? If you still need a little bit more destination inspiration, click here!

Posted: 22nd Apr 2019.

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