What is a summer without a music festival? It doesn’t matter if you’re a metalhead, dubstep junkie or indiepop hipster – our guide has got you covered. Keep reading and find your favourite!
It may be too late to grow out your hair and beard, but you can still save your rocker image by getting tickets to the Rock am Ring-festival. This German festival features bands from every sub-genre of rock music – we’re talking Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bring Me the Horizon, Deftones, Biffy Clyro and Amon Amarth, to name a few – so there is something for everyone. The festival is already at the beginning of June, so if you want to jump into one of the best mosh pits in Germany this summer, hurry up!
Another year, another amazing line-up by the Mother of European music festivals, Glastonbury. The British five-day festival has been around since 1970, when it was a free festival with around 12,000 attendees – in 2015, it attracted as many as 135,000 music lovers from all over the world. It’s famous for its Pyramid stage (see picture), where the biggest headliners play. With a combination of A-listers such as Adele, Coldplay and Muse, oldies-but-goodies ZZ Top, Earth, Wind & Fire, and everything in between, you are sure to have a good time!
Do you want to dance at the biggest party in Europe? Head to Tomorrowland! This is the Holy Grail of electronic music and it naturally features all the biggest DJ’s – Armin van Buuren, Deadmau5, Tiësto – along with the hottest up-and-coming names in the industry. Pack your glow sticks and practice your best dance moves – it’s going to be wild.
If you feel like hanging out with all the coolest hipsters in Sweden, this is the festival for you. Not only does the line-up include an amazing mix of international and Swedish artists (Sia, Seinabo Sey, HAIM, PJ Harvey, Ana Diaz, Daniel Adams-Ray etc.), the festival is also very environmentally friendly, always trying to reduce its carbon footprint – for example, in 2012, the festival went 100 % vegetarian in order to promote sustainability, health and animal rights!
Set on an island in one of the best cities in Europe, Sziget is your one-stop-shop for all your festival needs. This festival is all about creativity, talents and art in all forms – this year, names like Rihanna, MØ, David Guetta, Bloc Party and Travis Scott will be performing in an environment filled with spectacular installations, sculptures and visuals. Sziget (which is Hungarian for “island”) has it all – great acts, amazing art and beautiful, green surroundings.
Which festival caught your interest? Let me guess…. all of them?