Dying to go to a festival but can’t face camping in the rain and mud? Head abroad and experience sunshine and music – The perfect combination. Get to know the European festivals you should have on your radar for summer ‘18…

Secret Solstice

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Where? Reykjavik, Iceland

When? 21st – 24th June

Secret Solstice has been dubbed “the most unique festival on earth”, and it’s easy to see why. Set against the ethereal backdrop of Iceland’s countryside, festival-goers can experience 96 hours of non-stop daylight – And party under a midnight sun. Not many people can say they’ve danced inside a glacier or thermal spring, but head to Secret Solstice and you can do just that. Stormzy and Clean Bandit make up part of this year’s lineup.

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Primavera Sound

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Where? Barcelona, Spain

When? 30th May – 3rd June

With a lineup to rival all others including Arctic Monkeys, Lorde and The Nationals, Primavera Sound is now top of our wishlist of European festivals.  If that wasn’t enough reason to start packing, the festival is in Barcelona. Since the festival doesn’t get underway until the late afternoon, there is plenty of time to hit up the beaches, check out the culture, and try out some tapas whilst you’re out there. Jug of sangria, please!

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Where? Budapest, Hungary

When? 8th – 15th August

If Budapest is on your travel bucketlist (and it should be), then this is the festival for you. Based on “Old Buda Island”, in the middle of the Danube, Sziget is a unique festival with something for everybody. You can explore the city before catching a tram or river ferry to the festival, where the lineup boasts Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher, Kendrick Lamar and Dua Lipa. Sziget is not just about the music either – As it’s filled with beautiful art installations and sculptures.

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Where? Paris, France

When? 21st – 22nd July

Anyone not cut out for five day’s worth of festival may want to think about the two-day long Lollapalooza which made a name for itself as one of America’s most famous festivals.  It’s hitting Paris for the first time this summer and promises to be an unforgettable weekend of music in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The lineup is pretty amazing too, with Depeche Mode, Kasabian, The Killers, and Gorillaz all playing.

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Where? Gydnia, Poland

When? 4th – 7th July

Open’er is a huge, 4-day music festival which takes place on the north coast of Poland. Offering a huge variety of artists from rock to indie to rap, this is one for you if you and your mates can never agree on a playlist. Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys and Bruno Mars are just a few of the artists to make this year’s lineup, all of whom promise a festival experience you won’t wanna miss.  If it isn’t for its coastline setting, it’ll be the cheap tickets and drinks that make this one a must-see.

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