TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe

TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe

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Tomorrowland, Belgium

Do you want to enjoy a summer music festival in Europe and don’t know where to go? Do you want to find the right festival for you and your favorite music and artists? You are in the right place then! We compiled a list of summer music festivals TOP 10 Summer Music Festivals in Europe to help you decide on which summer festivals to enjoy! From Portugal to Iceland, from Tomorrowland to Hellfest Open Air and Defqon.1 Weekend Festivalwe have festivals for everybody’s musical tastes!

1. Isle of Wight Festival | England | 13-16 June 2019

Isle of Wight Festival, England

The festival started off as a counterculture event in the 1960s and has since grown to become one of the biggest music festivals in the UK. Hosted on the largest island in England, the festival is a four day bender that features some of the biggest names in the biz. This year’s headliners are Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro – just to give you an idea of the calibre of talent bustling around the island over this weekend.

2. Roskilde Festival | Denmark | 30 June – 7 July 2019

Roskilde Festival, Denmark

It was created in 1971 by two students as a festival for hippies and has since grown into one of the largest music festivals in EuropeIt lasts over a week and it happens on an island west of Copenhagen. The audiences grow every year and it has over 180 of bands performing! This year the festival will count with the presence of The Cure, Travis Scott, Cardi B and M0 for the event.

3. Meadows in the Mountains | Bulgaria| 6-9 June 2019

Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria

Held in the wilderness of the Rhodopes Mountains of Bulgaria, it’s a dance festival that’s split between live and DJ sets over two summer days. Apart from the festival you can also count with a pool party, and spa treatments, outdoor pools, a shuttle to and from the festival and accommodation! Imagine the Bulgarian mountain houses where you will receive a true Bulgarian welcome!  

4. Tomorrowland | Belgium |19-21 July & 26-28 July 2019

Tomorrowland, Belgium

Arguably the best and biggest festival in the world, Tomorrowland is an electronic dance music festival held in Boom, Belgium. It was first held in 2005 and it happens during 2 weekends and the tickets usually sell out in minutes! This year they will count with the presence of The Chainsmokers, Armin van Buuren, A$AP Rocky, Lost Frequencies, Martin Garrix, Robin Schulz,and many, many more!

5. Rock Am Ring | Germany | 7-9 June 2019

Rock Am Ring, Germany

This German festival answers to the heavy rock music festival genre. Dress black shirts and meet at the Nürburgring Grand Prix Grounds, Germany. The festival has been around since 1985 and has made history for many reasons, including creating a science experiment in 2007 where it tested the effects of mass bodies of people jumping simultaneously. The festival this year counts with Slipknot, Die Antwood, Alice in Chains and Foals.

6. Secret Solstice | Iceland | 21-24 June 2019

Secret Solstice, Iceland

One of the most unique experiences on Earth, Secret Solstice is a festival during the summer solstice in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Prepare yourself for midnight pool parties in bright sunshine, exclusive raves in a glacier, dances in a 5,000-year-old lava tunnel and DJ sets in naturally heated lagoons. The 2019 lineup includes Black Eyed Peas, Rita Ora, Morcheeba, Kerri Chandler, Jeremy Underground and Patti Smith.

7. Vodafone Paredes de Coura | Portugal | 14-17 August 2019

Vodafone Paredes de Coura, Portugal

This festival has been on for 26 years and it’s the oldest and most charismatic Portuguese festival. It has made history by discovering new musical promises and presenting the most renowned names in music worldwide. Always faithful to the alternative spirit that characterizes it happens next to the fluvial beach of Taboão. In the poster for this year you can see The National, New Order, Patti Smith and her Band, and many more!

8. Hellfest Open Air | France | 21-23 June 2019 

Hellfest Open Air, France

The festival takes place every summer in the western French town of Clisson! It is one of Europe’s biggest and most respected rock, metal and punk festivals. Held in its current form since 2006, the festival is now hugely well established and the lineups unfailingly feature a wealth of the genre’s biggest and best; whether that’s rock veterans or the newest stars of the scene. The festival this year counts with bands like ZZ Top, Kiss, Sum 41, Within Temptation, Beartooth and so on.

9. EXIT Festival | Serbia | 4-8 July 2019 

EXIT Festival, Sebia

This festival is an award-winning summer music festival! Traditionally, it is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia. It was proclaimed as the ‘Best Major European festival’ at the EU Festival Awards. The foundation of the festival was in 2000 in the University park as a student movement, fighting for democracy and freedom in Serbia and the Balkans.The headlining acts for EXIT 2019 will include The Cure, Carl Cox, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, Greta Van Fleet, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Skepta and many more.

10. Defqon.1 Weekend Festival| Netherlands | 28-30 June 2019 

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Netherlands

This is an annual music festival held in the Netherlands, Chile and Australia. The festival was founded in 2003 by festival organizer Q-dance. Moreover, it plays mostly hardstyle and related genres such as hardcore techno, hard house and hard trance. At the Dutch event the audience has grown to 65,000 per day with tickets sometimes selling out in less than an hour! This year’s lineup counts with Bass Modulators, Brennan Heart, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Adrenalize & Devin Wild, Hosted by Villain and much more!


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Written by Bárbara Marques

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