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12 Music Festivals Around Europe You Can’t Miss

1. Bulgaria – Meadows in the Mountains 7-10 June 2018

This is the ultimate hippy haven festival for people who love jazz, reggae, house and everything inbetween. The festival situated in beautiful Rhodophes Mountains, Bulgaria is a big advocate for economical habits and living green. The organisers urge people to bring their own reusable cups and ashtrays.

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2. Croatia – Outlook Festival 7-10 September 2017

Make your way to Croatia to find this crazy festival filled with reggae, drum and bass, grime and a lot more. This year’s lineup includes amongst others: Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Goldie, and Gentleman’s Dub Club.

3. Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava 19-22 July 2017

Colours of Ostrava is definitely the biggest and most famous music festival in the Czech Republic. At this festival you will certainly find music and activities to your taste, whether that’s pop, folk, rock, indie, or electronic. You name it, it’ll be there! There are also multiple workshop stages, kids’ stages and even a theatre stage. This year’s big names include Jamiroquai, Norah Jones, Alt-J, Birdy, Moderat, and Michael Kiwanuka.

4. Denmark – Roskilde Festival Four days, starting from first Thursday in July, or last Thursday in June with a 4-day warm-up

One of the largest music festivals in North Europe, Roskilde festival promotes music, culture and humanism. Although the festival has different electronic music artists, the main attraction of the festival is its rock and indie artists. This year’s performers included: Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, Justice, Moderat/Modeselektor, and Solange.

5. Estonia – Song and Dance FestivalEvery four years. Next one 2019

If you really want to find a way to learn about a country’s culture, then this festival is exactly for you. It is said to be the biggest amateur choral festival in the world, with almost 30,000 singers performing at once to a crowd of 80,000 people. The first festival was held in 1869, but the tradition is still going strong and people sing everything from old folk songs to modern hits.

 

6. Finland – Flow Festivalfirst half of August

An urban music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland is a place for everyone with an appreciation of indie, folk, jazz and electronic music. This year’s performers include big names such as Lana Del Rey, Aphex Twin, London Grammar, Maceo Plex, and The XX.

 

7. France – Les Eurockéennes 6-9 July 2017

One of France’s biggest rock music festivals. This year’s artists include Iggy Pop, Arcade Fire, Booba, Dropkick Murphys, Royal Blood, Savages, and Her.

8.Germany – Melt! Festival 14-16 July 2017

Another great electronic music festival featuring artists like Die Antwoord, Bonobo, M.I.A, Fatboy Slim, and Tale of Us.

9. Hungary – Sziget Festival 9-16 August 2017

One of the biggest and most diverse music festivals in Europe. Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary will bring you everything from rock and electronic music, arts and crafts, workshops and crazy installations. This multi-genre festival will see headliners such as Wiz Kalifa, Kasabian, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alt-J, and Major Lazer.

10. Iceland – Secret Solstice Festival during Summer Solstice

For an surreal experience that is guaranteed to be “different”, make your way to Iceland to celebrate Norse mythology and experience a 24h sunlight festival. At Secret Solstice Festival you can expect to see already famous stars but also up-and coming artists. Foo Fighers, The Prodigy, Rick Ross and Big Sean naming only a few of this year’s impressive lineup.



11. Latvia – Positivus 14-16 July 2017

Positivus is a festival for people seeking indie, folk, pop vibes.  Held in Latvia over three days, it’s the largest music and arts festival in the Baltic States. Other than artists from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, you can also go and see big artists such as the Pixies, Ellie Goulding, JP Coopers, Nothing but Thieves and many more.


12. Netherlands – Mysteryland 26-27 August 2017

Out of many festivals in the Netherlands, Mysteryland is offering a once in a lifetime experience for electronic music lovers. Mysteryland takes place in Haarlemmermeer, the Netherlands, and people from all around the world go there to experience its crazy and ecstatic atmosphere. This year’s headliners include: Above & Beyond, Alesso, Alok, Armin van Buuren, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Carl Cox, Chocolate Puma, Coone, Craig David, Dave Clarke, and Deadmau5.


17554213_10211789404108118_932462994165138518_nHi! I am Terje and I am Memrise’s new Marketing intern from Estonia! I always wanted to move to London, and 4 years ago I did. So far it has been the craziest experience of my life!

In my free time you might find me at home drawing and painting, or out and about, trying to stroke dogs that pass me on the street, or popping into a new park or a pub that I’ve found!

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