It’s cold and gloomy outside and summer seems like a lifetime away, but fear not! It’s right around the corner, bringing us a flood of loud, fun and exciting music festivals. So, get ready to put on your dancing shoes and sing at the top of your lungs, because we have the best European music festivals right here – make sure you book your tickets asap!
PinkPop Festival, The Netherlands – is a 3-day event which hosts 60,000 people per day. This festival is Europe’s oldest annual rock festival, running for the last 46 years! If you really want to fit in don’t forget to dye your hair pink and wear your best pink t-shirt! Are you ready for this year’s line up? Lionel Richie, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, James Morrison, Skunk Anansie and much more!
PinkPop festival will run from June 10th– 12th
Glastonbury Festival, England is a contemporary performing arts festival and one of the coolest festivals around. This 5-day event hosts leading pop and rock artists as well as cabaret, comedy, dance shows and more. Winner of International Music Festival award, the festival line up this year is starting to look amazing! The festival already confirmed shows by Coldplay and PJ Harvey and the best is yet to come.
Glastonbury Festival runs between June 22nd- 26th
Rock Werchter, Belgium – Dating back to 1976, this rock festival is a 4 days’ rock extravaganza. The 2015 festival brought together 150,000 music lovers and 2016 is expected to be even better! Just look at the lineup – Paul McCartney, Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, PJ Harvey, Florence + the Machine and many, many more. Rock on!
Rock Werchter runs from June 30th to July 3rd
Nos Alive Festival, Portugal – Formerly known as Optimus Alive festival, this is the 10-year anniversary of the event and it’s going to be bigger than ever! Just take a look at the amazing line up in store – Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers, Pixies and many more yet to be announced.
Nos Alive Festival runs from July 7th -9th
Exit Festival, Serbia– This award winning music festival is held at a stunning location – Petrovaradin Fortress, and brings together the world’s most renowned artists to play dance, hip hop, pop, rock and even metal and punk music. This year’s lineup already includes – Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, Bestille and many more to be announced.
Exit Festival takes place between July 14th – 16th
Tomorrowland Festival, Belgium is a huge electronic music festival and considered to be one of the largest in the world. 2016 lineup but judging by 2015 amazing lineup that included the likes of Avicci, David Guetta and Carl cox, we have a feeling it’s going to be even better!
Tomorrowland Festival runs from July 22nd– 24th
O.Z.O.R.A festival, Hungary is a psychedelic trance festival that hosted 60,000 visitors in 2015. The lineup reads like a who’s who of the psychedelic trance world and in addition the festival will host circus artists, tribal dance classes and healing massages.
O.Z.O.R.A festival runs between August 1st – 7th
Boom Festival, Portugal – Boom festival is transformational festival that offers a little less mainstream music experience with 5 stages which includes trance and house music, world music, chill out music and electronic music. True to form the festival also offers meditation and yoga classes and even a pool for water therapy and some really stunning art.
Boom Festival runs between August 11th– 18th
The Reading and Leeds Festivals, England – These 2 festival are held simultaneously for years and offer an awesome verity of genres – metal, indie rock, punk and even hip hop and rap. This year lineup will not disappoint! Fetty Wap, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eagles of Death Metals and much more!
The Reading and Leeds Festivals run from August 26th -28th
Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany – after 25 years, this world renowned festival has finally landed in Europe last year! This huge extravaganza includes the world’s most famous and prominent artists and this year’s lineup is already looking good! Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Major Lazer and many more TBA.
Lollapalooza Berlin will run from September 12th– 13th