If you like to travel and you are in love with music, festivals are the perfect opportunity to combine these two passions. In order to guide you through the many musical events that take place every year during the summer, we have prepared a route through the best festivals of the summer of 2018. From Italy to Hungary via Portugal, your Musical Tour of Europe Begins Now!
Festival Les Vieilles Charrues
The largest French music festival attracts more than 200,000 spectators every year in the Breton city of Carhaix.
WHEN: from 19 to 22 July 2018
PROGRAM: Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Jain, Massive Attack, IAM, Véronique Sanson, Orelsan …
Electrobeach Music Festival
This festival of electronic music is part of the appointments not to be missed for fans of this style of music!
WHERE: Port-Barcares, Pyrénées-Orientales
WHEN: from July 12 to 14, 2018
PROGRAM: DJ Snake, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Martin Garrix, Diplo …
Rock in Roma
Throughout the summer, Rome is celebrating rock music with a particularly enticing line-up this year.
WHEN: from June 20 to July 14, 2018
PROGRAM: The Killers, The Chemical Brothers, Megadeth, Macklemore…
Created in 2001, it is one of the largest independent music festivals for bands ranging from the indie scene of experimental, through hip-hop and folk. Organized in the big park of the Forum, it welcomes hundreds of artists and thousands of fans! A must for lovers of alternative music.
WHEN: from May 30 to June 03, 2018
PROGRAM: Arctic Monkeys, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Belle and Sebastian, Cigarettes After Sex ….
Independent music, pop, rock, and electro combined with other activities such as theater, rock and cinema, will animate the city of Benicassim, in the province of Castellón, during the four intense days of the festival.
WHEN: from 19 to 22 July 2018
PROGRAM: Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Two Door Cinema Club, Bastille …
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Famous groups acclaimed by immense crowd will successively make their appearance on the stage. The festival is reproduced identically but during different days in the south of Germany, under the name of Southside.
WHERE: Eichenring, Scheeßel
WHEN: June 22 to 24, 2018
PROGRAM: Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Justice, The Offspring, The Prodigy…
Rock am Ring
Since 1985, the meeting place for metal fans and rockers is at Nurburgring in Germany!
WHEN: from 1st to 3rd June 2018
PROGRAM: Alexisonfire, Foo Fighters, Good Charlotte, Gorillaz, Muse, Snow Patrol…
5- United Kingdom
Succeeding the “Monsters of Rock” festival, the Download Festival is now the largest English rock festival and takes place every year in the park of Donington Castle in Derby.
WHEN: June 8 to 10, 2018
PROGRAM: Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson, Pink Guns, Alexisonfire …
Isle of Wight Festival
The Isle of Wight has hosted this legendary festival since 1968. Suspended in 1970 it was rehabilitated in 2002.
WHERE: Isle of Wight
WHEN: June 21 to 24, 2018
PROGRAM: The Killers, Depeche Mode, Liam Gallagher, Kasabian, Van Morrison, The Script …
One of the main European musical events that attracts more than 400,000 festivalgoers each year to Obuda Island, 2 km from the center of Budapest. On the site you can buy concert tickets of course, but also passes for campers.
WHEN: August 8 to 15, 2018
PROGRAM: Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, The Kooks, Liam Gallagher, Lykke Li…
NOS Primavera Sound
After Barcelona here is the Portuguese version of “Primavera Sound”, hosted in the beautiful city of Porto. The event will take place in Portugal’s largest urban park.
WHEN: June 7 to 9, 2018
PROGRAM: Lorde, Asap Rocky, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds…
Two hundred artists, eight stages, four days of festivities and thousands of visitors from all over Europe … Here are some good reasons to go to Flanders this summer!
WHEN: from August 16 to 19, 2018
PROGRAM: Bastille, Cypress Hill, George Ezra, First Aid Kit, Petit Biscuit, Mumford & Sons …
Quite original, Tomorrowland’s fairy festival is now one of the most popular in the world. Since 2013, there is also a version of the festival in the United States, and in 2015 was organized the first Brazilian Tomorrowland.
WHEN: from July 20 to 29, 2018
PROGRAM: Steve Aoki, Carl Cox, Netsky, Charlotte de Witte …
At the beginning of July, the small Danish town 35 km from Copenhagen becomes the scene of this musical event full of big names of artists and young emerging bands of rock, pop, soul, hip hop, electronic music and R & B.
WHEN: from June 30 to July 7, 2018
PROGRAM: Bruno Mars, Eminem, Gorillaz, Nephew …
The largest outdoor festival in Croatia takes place on the “Young Island” (Otok hrvatske mladeži) on Jarun Lake in Zagreb. In addition to concerts you can visit one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia.
WHERE: Lake Jarun
WHEN: June 25 to 27, 2018
PROGRAM: Queens of the Stone Age, Alice in Chains, David Byrne, The Kills…
Discover the beautiful Dalmatian coast at an electro festival out of the ordinary! Heir to the Ultra Music Festival launched in Miami in 1999, the Ultra Europe attracts nearly 150,000 visitors each summer in an exceptional setting!
WHEN: July 6-8, 2018
PROGRAM: Armin Van Buren, Afrojack, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, DJ Snake
Imagine a magical fortress in the middle of the Balkans with a breathtaking view of the Danube, an open-air dance floor to unleash you all night and concerts by great artists … that’s all the promise of the Exit Festival! Note: The Exit Festival has been voted best European Summer Music Festival 2016 by the EDB (European Best Destinations).
WHEN: from July 12 to 15, 2018
PROGRAM: Ziggy Marley, Richie Hawtin, Alice Merton, Asphy …