Planning on going to Europe soon? Looking for a musical stop in the middle of your trip? Continue reading this article to find a list of the top music festivals you should definitely check out if you are around!
1. Park Life
Once you enter the website you understand how cool and curate this festival is. With its incredible and high-quality line-up, Park Life includes many different music genres. Go to Manchester on the 8th of June to enjoy rides, artistic installations, cabaret, busker boxes, comedy shows, poetry and lots of other themed areas!
2. We Love Green
Organized in Paris, this is one of the best festivals of the year! Not only does it host great artists from the contemporary indie and urban scene, but it also hosts talks and workshops about current problems in our society. We Love Green’s main goal is to raise awareness, influence audiences and participate in a grassroots movement that any citizen can collaborate with. The festival assumes a big educational and cultural mediation role you won’t want to miss!
3. Couleur Cafe
This music festival is a good excuse to visit Bruxelles between June and July. Couleur Café is a cultural celebration made up of street performances, workshops, art and 50 incredible concerts on 3 stages. The lineup includes funk, reggae, soul, Sean Paul, and techno music!
4. Primavera Sound
Such a great festival can only be organized in a city as great as Barcelona! Primavera has become one of the top festivals in Europe. It keeps an incredibly high-level lineup year after year. The logistic is usually very good and the location is just incredible. Definitely worth getting a ticket for 2020!
5. Super Bock Super Rock
Now one of the most popular music festivals in Portugal, it is held in Meco Beach, Sensible from July 18th-20th. Worth a try just for the location! Masego, Lana del Rey, Phoenix, Migos, Fkj are just a few of the big talents you will enjoy. Moreover, celebrating its 25th edition this year, Super Bock Super Rock offers a unique opportunity to all 3-day pass holders to start the festival a day earlier with a Warm Up!
6. Love Box
London hosts another one of the biggest music festivals in Europe. The name takes after the Groove Armada’s album Love Box and there’s a reason. Back in 2002, Groove Armada and the own Jools were sitting in a pub, lamenting the London parties scene. They were playing gigs and clubs everywhere but thought there might be a way to put on a different kind of show in London, with more exciting line-ups.
For this reason, they began Lovebox as a resident club night at London venue 93 Feet East. A year later, to celebrate the first anniversary of the night, the pair hosted their first outdoor event. The one-day event was held on Clapham Common with a capacity of 10,000. Tickets for the event sold out in two days and the year after increased to 20,000! Yes, a combination of solid musical reputation and a complete lack of inner London park festivals has been a potent recipe. When in 2005, Lovebox moved to Victoria Park, spreading itself over two days, the festival you know was born. Try for yourself!
7. North Side Festival
If you’re planning a trip to Northern Europe this is the festival for you! North Side’s debut in the Danish festival scene was a one-day festival on June 19th, 2010, where all five acts were Danish. Since then, the festival has evolved into a three-day event with international top names divided between three stages. They also place a big focus on ecology and sustainability! With its niche line up, this is a music festival you’ll definitely want to experience!
If you’re looking to break away from most popular European destinations and experience a different kind of festival this is the one you’re looking for! From the most popular contemporary artists such as Arctic Monkeys to the newest talents on the music scene, the line up every year is a beautiful surprise! According to reviews, the organization is also amazing: clean bathrooms, free and regular transportation, available showers with hot water and a mirror and charger room where you can leave your phone. Moreover, beer and alcohol in the territory cost less than 2 Eur! This is a great place to be!
9. Les Eurockéennes
Have you heard about the amazing French singer Angèle? Well, she is one of the artists performing at Les Eurockéennes this year!This festival is absolutely worth checking out for its location alone, hidden away in the beautiful French countryside. What better way to spend a weekend in July? Moreover, to make the 2019 edition they created an inclusive and eco-friendly event, via several projects such as preserving a unique natural environment and limiting the environmental impact; celebrating all the actors of the territory to realize a citizen festival and creating cultural engagement; welcoming to Eurockéennes all audiences in their diversity. That’s another good reason to go!
10. All Together Now
Music festivals are all fun, but this one is unique. This Irish festival is a camping experience! You can choose between two options and your accommodation is already up. Tangerine Fields has a wristband entry check with gate stewards, private hot showers and dedicated toilet facilities. Podpads instead offer a unique alternative to traditional camping. With exclusive complimentary tea and coffee in the Podpads reception at specified times, free phone charging facilities, 24-hour security, and wristbanded access luxurious toilets and showers. Moreover, the festival created Kids Together to bring families to a safe and enjoyable space. It is an area where you can enjoy science experiments or learn some graffiti skills! And of course, the music line up is amazing!