Want to go to a festival this summer, but not sure if camping in a muddy field, while braving the British weather is for you? If so, it’s time for you to think outside of the box…well outside of the country!
There are hundreds of festivals around the world to choose from, so why restrict yourself to just the UK? From boogying on the beach in Spain, to chilling in the midnight sun (yes MIDNIGHT!) in Iceland, here’s our rundown of some of the best overseas festivals.
Secret Solstice, Iceland
Grasp the opportunity to party around the clock in a spot where the sun never sets, as it’s an experience you will never forget! Secret Solstice boasts a multi-genre line-up, from folk and indie, to electronic music; so there’s bound to be something there to suit everyone’s tastes!
Where: Reykajavik, Iceland
When: 16-19th June
Who’s playing: Radiohead, Deftones, of Monsters and Men, Jamie Jones, Die Antwoord & more!
How much: £145 for a weekend pass (additional cost for camping)
Founded in 2000, Exit Festival was launched as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans. It is now considered one of the best European festivals and attracts visitors from around the world. Taking place in the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, the medieval setting creates a festival atmosphere like no other.
Where: Novi Sad, Serbia
When: 7th-10th July
Who’s playing: Bastille, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa & many more!
How much: £107 – £149 (Depending on number of nights)
Great music and gorgeous weather. What more could you want from a festival? Benicassim Festival is a 4 day music festival taking place on the East coast of Spain, attracting a largely British crowd thanks to the warm climate and holiday vibe. Spend your day lazing on the beach before watching a mix of pop, rock and dance acts that go on until the early hours of the morning.
Where: Benicassim, Spain
When: 14th- 17th July
Who’s playing: Muse , The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Massive Attack, The 1975 & others!
How much: £100 for 4 days with camping
Mysteryland is one of the longest running electronic music festivals in the world and has recently spread its wings to Chile and the USA! The event is like a fantasy world brought to life and takes place on a mystical site that is scattered with woodland, rivers and lakes. The line up includes everything from dubstep, to disco.
Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands
When: 27th – 28th August
Who’s playing: Afrojack, Curbi, Don Diablo, Galantis, KSHMR & more!
How much: £93 for the weekend without camping (camping packages available)
Kappa Futurfestival, Italy
Kappa Futurfestival is a two day electronic festival held in an industrial space in Turin, Italy and it’s returning this summer for its fourth year. The event features a line up of some of the best up and coming and established acts from the world of dance music, ranging from acid house and dark techno, to disco.
Where: Turin, Italy
When: 9 – 10th July
Who’s playing: Chris Liebing, Carl Cox, Apollonia, Ben Klock & others
How much: £43 for the weekend (No camping available)
Held on Croatia’s Zrce Beach, Sonus festival offers a beautiful setting as well as a line up packed full of the world’s best dance acts. If you’re into your techno, and think that Sonus is the festival for you, be prepared for 5 days of partying on the beach, in the clubs such as Papaya and Kalypso and on board some of Europe’s wildest boat parties!
Where: Zrce Beach, Crotia
When: 21st – 25th August
Who’s playing: Jamie Jones, Chris Liebing, Ricardo Villalobos and Seth Troxler, to name a few.
How much: £137 for the weekend (No camping available)