The 15 best festivals in Europe

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Europe’s Top Fifteen Festivals in 2019

Do you like to have fun with friends? Discover which are the 15 best festivals in Europe not to be missed this summer.

Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium

Located 30 minutes north of Brussels, the city of Boom hosts in July Tomorrowland, one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world created in 2005. Each year, over 400,000 people flock to listen to international DJ sets such as Eric Prydz vs. Deadmau5.

Today, this festival has also grown into TomorrowWorld and took place in the United States, Brazil and France. This craze naturally makes it one of the best festivals in Europe.

Dates: July 19 to 21 and July 26 to 28, 2019

Sziget, Budapest, Hungary

Welcoming 400,000 festival-goers each year, the Sziget Festival is one of the best festivals in Europe. This festival, which takes place in August, welcomes many international artists such as Rihanna, Muse or Sia. It was in 1993 that this summer festival was created. It takes place on the banks of the Danube. It is nicknamed the European Woodstock.

Dates: from August 7th to 13th, 2019

Ticket prices: 7 day pass 299 euros

Top Star of 2019 poster: Ed Sheeran

Glastonbury Festival, UK

The Glastonbury Festival is one of the largest music and art festivals in the world. It takes place in June and welcomes stars such as Muse, Coldplay or Adèle. It is also one of the oldest music festivals in Europe since it was created in 1970.

The festival at Glastonbury is enjoyed largely by fans of pop music, dance, comedy and cabaret, as well as people who are part of the regular festival goer subculture, and the local magical vibes of the mysts of Avalon, and the spiritually significant Tor mound which is ever visible in the relatively nearby distance.

Dates: June 26-30, 2019

Ticket prices: 248 pounds + 5 pounds booking fee for 4 days

2017 Poster Heads: Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Radiohead

Benicàssim Festival, Spain

Organized in July in Benicàssim – a city located between Valencia and Barcelona – this festival is one of the biggest in Spain. Here, we attend the concerts of various artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Disclosure, Muse or Major Lazor. Created in 1995, it only gathered at the time a few fans who came to listen to Spanish artists. It is today one of the best music festivals in Europe, it brings together the biggest stars of the moment

Dates: from July 18 to 21, 2019

Ticket prices: 4-day pass at 110 euros or 4-day VIP pass at 250 euros in 2019: Lana del Rey, The 1975, Blossoms, the MOD

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

Created in 1971, this festival takes place between June and July in Roskilde, not far from the Danish capital Copenhagen. Organized for the benefit of a humanitarian organization, this festival hosts artists such as New Order, PJ Harvey and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dates: from June 29 to July 6, 2019 Ticket prices: € 281 for the whole festival, 1 day ticket at € 140 2019 poster head: The Cure, Travis Scott, Scarlet Pleasure

Festival of Avignon, France

Launched in 1947, the Avignon Festival has become – side by side with the Edinburgh Festival – the largest living art festival in the world. Every year, you will be able to witness in an enchanting setting (Palais des Papes) several hundred plays (some paying, some free) such as “Les Damnés”, “Place des Héros” or “Truckstop”. The festival takes place in July.

Dates: July 23 to 28, 2019

Exit, Novi Sad, Serbia

Organized every year in the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novisad, the Exit Festival takes place in July. This festival – which is one of the best festivals in Europe and the world – hosts many international artists such as The Prodigy, David Guetta, Bastille and many other artists. It was created in 2000 by three students from the local university. In 2007, he was voted best European festival.

Dates: July 4th to 7th, 2019

Ticket prices: 40 euros for 1 day and 103 euros for 4 days

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Paléo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland

Hosting more than 200,000 festival-goers every year, Paléo is Switzerland’s largest outdoor festival. Organized in July, the festival hosts groups such as Muse, Les Insus, Iron Maiden or Louise Attaque. It was created in 1976 and was then called First Folk Festival. Since then, it naturally occupies its place among the best summer festivals in Europe, it is complete every year before even opening its doors.

Dates: July 23 to 28, 2019

Summer Festival, Antwerp, Belgium

The Summer Festival takes place in July in Antwerp, Belgium. This electro festival in Europe is recognized by fans of this music. Tens of thousands of fans are expected every year to dance to the sound of the greatest international DJs! This summer festival is quite recent since it was created in 2008. It is the second largest electronic music festival in Belgium after Tomorrowland.

Dates: August 9 to 12, 2019

Ultra Europe Festival, Split, Croatia

In July, the European Ultra Europe Festival, a festival dedicated to house music and EDM, takes place. Ultra Europe takes place in Split, Croatia. This electro and techno festival welcomes every year a large number of artists such as Afrojack, DJ Snake or Vicetone.

Since first taking place in 2013, it has established itself as one of the best music festivals in Europe, it takes place on different sites.

Dates: from July 12 to 14, 2019

Ticket prices: 149 euros for 3 days

Electrobeach Music Festival, Le Barcarès, France

The EMF is an electro festival of Europe which takes place in Barcarès in the Eastern Pyrenees. In 2017, no less than 192,000 festival-goers came on 3 days to share a moment of conviviality and to dance on the EDM but also techno or house.

This unmissable electro festival in Europe takes place each year in July and has already received celebrities such as David Guetta or Martin Solveig.

Dates: July 12 to 14, 2019

Inox Park, Chatou, France

The Inox Park festival takes place in Chatou in September. In 2017, L’inox Park becomes the Elektrik Park Festival. Bob Sinclar or Lost Frequencies have made the trip to attract many revelers to one of the best festivals in Europe. Beyond the music, the festival-goers can participate in many animations and in particular to benefit from a thrill ride. This music festival in Europe was created in 2003 by the owners of a nightclub in Toulouse.

Date: September 7, 2019

Price of the tickets: pass 4 days to 110 euros or pass 4 days VIP to 250 euros

Top Star of poster in 2019: Lana del Rey, The 1975, Blossoms, the MODA.

Creamfields, Daresbury, England

Find one of the best electro festivals in Europe every August in England. The Creamfields festival is now taking place in Daresbury near Liverpool. Again, there are great names in music such as Avicii, Vegas and Mike or Nervo. It was created in 1998.

Dates: from 22nd to 25th of August 2019

Price of tickets: from 139 euros to 330 euros

Meadows in the Mountains, Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria

This European festival offers a more intimate atmosphere in a dream setting in the heart of the mountains. It takes place in June in Bulgaria in the village of Polkovnik Serafimovo, a village perched at 850 m above sea level. Here, you can forget everything for three days and live to the rhythm of DJs who broadcast soul, funk, techno or house.

Dates: June 6th to 9th, 2019

Ticket prices: 4 day pass from 100 to 140 euros

Feel Festival, Lichterfeld-Schacksdorf, Germany

It is in Germany that one discovers one of the best festivals of Europe devoted to the electro. This festival, which can accommodate 15,000 people, takes place in Lichterfeld-Schacksdorf in July and welcomes well-known DJs in a highly charged atmosphere.

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