The Ten Best Festivals in Europe in 2019
Coachella and Burning Man are not the only events of the festival season. Glastonbury’s one does not take place this summer, so fans of music are even more tempted to discover the sounds and ambience of new destinations. EXIT, Serbia This eclectic festival …
Coachella and Burning Man are not the only events of the festival season. Glastonbury’s one does not take place this summer, so fans of music are even more tempted to discover the sounds and ambience of new destinations.
This eclectic festival welcomes the biggest names in music, from EDM favorites such as David Guetta to techno gods, including Richie Hawtin, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer and Maceo Plex. There is no doubt that the EXIT festival will be one of the most popular of the season. Although the programming is particularly focused on electronic music, do not miss LP’s more soulful concert.
Earth Garden Festival, Malta
Peace and love are the hallmarks of this alternative festival in which more than 100 concerts of artists from around the world are given on 5 stages in a green environment. Unlike traditional festivals such as Further Future, Earth Garden Festival rates are surprisingly affordable. If the music is obviously star, gastronomy is also in the spotlight during this event. On the program: smoked walnut pig, kebabs and gourmet burgers.
NOS Primavera Sound, Portugal
If no excuse is needed to visit Porto, one of the most beautiful summer destinations in Europe, the NOS Primavera Sound Festival is another reason to visit. Expect to vibrate to the house beats of Jamie XX and others as well as Lorde’s spellbinding melodies.
Wilderness Festival, United Kingdom
A peaceful alternative to the more adventurous and turbulent British festivals such as Glastonbury, this 4-day festival focuses on artistic installations and a sumptuous natural environment. In addition to numerous artists with varied styles, the Wilderness Festival offers gourmet stalls, wellness workshops, yoga classes, plays and inspirational speakers’ lectures. If you want to camp in comfort, family-friendly tents and luxury tents are available.
Sziget Festival, Hungary
The Sziget Festival, which takes place on a picturesque island, is home to pop stars and indie music, including Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey and Gorillaz. Whatever you do, do not miss the R & B music of one of Glastonbury’s iconic personalities, Lianne La Havas. Various options are offered for camping, from the simplicity of free sites to the comfort of a VIP camp site.
Iceland Airwaves, Iceland
The popular festival in Reykjavik welcomes both Icelandic artists and international stars. Since its creation, the 4-day Icelandic Airwaves festival has become the favorite scene of European celebrities too hip to perform in the most popular festivals.
Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival, Norway
Since 2004, festival goers have been heading for Telegrafbukta in July, a splendid beach with snow-capped mountain peaks in the background. Here they savor delicious local seafood and craft beers from Norwegian microbreweries, as well as attending alternative music concerts. The Bukta Tromsø Open Air Festival is located 400 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle, the sun never really sets and the party continues until the end of the night.
Sonus Festival, Croatia
Organized on the coast of Pag, one of the most photogenic islands in Croatia, the Sonus Festival is the musical festival of jet-set and techno. All the big names in world electronic music come together, including Solumun, Seth Troxler, Ricardo Villalobos, Pan-Pot, Marco Carola and, of course, Sven Väth.
Calvi on the Rocks, Corsica
Discover the sun-drenched shores of Corsica during the 6-day Calvi on the Rocks electronic music festival. If the biggest international DJs attract the crowd, the spectacular location of this festival on the beach is equally attractive.
Rock in Roma, Italy
Rock in Roma, one of the biggest music festivals in Italy, welcomes rock stars such as The Killers, Macklemore and Hollywood Vampires, as well as big names in heavy metal like Megadeth. The Capannelle Racecourse is an ideal venue for larger concerts, while smaller venues scattered throughout the city host other artists.