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European Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

Niamh Woodhouse

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Music festival season may seem far away, but line-ups are being released and it’s time to secure those tickets for an unforgettable summer with a music festival abroad.

Rock en Seine


Where – Paris, France

When – 25-28 August 2022

How much – €59 (£49) for a day pass or €199 (£166) for the full 4 days


As you may be able to tell from the name, the backdrop to this festival is the River Seine, which runs through the centre of Paris. Rock en Seine has a different feel to a lot of British festivals, having a more classic elegant Parisian vibe and bringing together a mix of different styles such as indie, pop, electronic and alternative. This year will feature both world-renowned names such as Arctic Monkeys and Tame Impala, as well as popular French acts like Stromae and La Femme.



Rolling Loud Portugal


Where - Portimão, Portugal

When - 6-8 July 2022

How much - £278.88

Rolling Loud, held in Miami, has become North America’s biggest hip-hop festival and this year, its organisers are making the trip across the pond and holding the well-known festival in the beautiful Algarve. The eagerly anticipated event will be headlined by J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Future, with equally impressive names in the remainder of the line-up such as AJ Tracey, D-Block Europe and Jack Harlow.



Hideout


Where - Novalja, Croatia

When - 3-7 July 2022

How much - £159

Tying in a perfect location and star attractions from the current electronic music scene, Hideout Festival is held on the Croatian coast and promises an entire week of partying. This year, festivalgoers will be treated to the amazing tunes with acts such as Denis Sulta, Folamour, Mall Grab and Camelphat.



Sziget Festival


Where - Budapest, Hungary When -10-15 August 2022 How much - €195 (£165) for 3 days or €290 (£245) for 6 days



Sziget is no doubt one of Europe’s biggest festivals, in terms of size, length and the names it attracts. The next instalment hosts mammoth names in pop like Dua Lipa, Lewis Capaldi and Bastille. As a multi-genre event, there are also acts such as Irish post-punk band, Fontaines DC, recent Brit winner, Little Simz and upcoming Dance producer, Taahlia. The organisers transform the island of Obuda for its 500,000 guests into a magical, musical wonderland.


Earth Garden Festival


Where – Attard, Malta

When – 2-5 June 2022

How much – tickets on sale soon


Unleash your inner hippie at this sustainable, environmentally aware festival held in Malta’s national park. With 120 acts, it pretty much has every genre you can think of including ska, funk, blues, reggae, alternative rock, dub, hip-hop, psychedelic trance, techno, house and so much more. However, it’s not just about the music. With a green twist, Earth Garden has become a leading example for other music festivals with its water and electricity consumption and waste management.



Bukta Open Air Festival


Where - Tromsø, Norway

When - 18-20 July

How much - 1,859kr (£155)


What could be more idyllic than listening to great music within the setting of the magnificent Scandinavian fjords? Well, you can do exactly that at Bukta in Norway. This year, international acts The Hives, IDLES and Daniel Romano will be taking the stage alongside locals, DAGNY and DumDum Boys. If all this hasn’t sold you, it gets better as the day goes on – you can experience the phenomenon of the midnight sun and party all day long!



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