Yes, there was a time when Tomorrowland was the only Music Festival that was worth your time and money. But now, there are a lot of music festivals in Europe besides Tomorrowland that are worth your time and money. Have a look and make it to at least a few of them if you are a real music lover!
1. Primavera Sound
This festival pushed the alternative scene forward and included Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean and The xx as Headliners (2017). The Headliners most often stand apart from the festival crowd. Its dates are 30 May – 3 June 2018 and it’s happening in Barcelona Spain.
2. Rock am Ring & Rock im Park
It’s Headliners (2017) include Die Toten Hosen, System Of A Down, Prophets of Rage and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It’s for all rock and heavy metal lovers. This music festival is also among the best-attended weekends in the world. It will happen in June 2018 at Mendig and Nürnberg, Germany.
3. Isle of Wight Festival
The Headliners (2017) of this festival include Arcade Fire, Rod Stewart and more will be announced soon. It has been taking place since last 5 decades and is nowhere near to losing its luster. This time it’s happening on 21-24 June 2018 at Isle of Wight, UK
This festival is often labeled as the worthy successor to the original UMF. Its headliners (2017) include David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Axwell ^ Ingroso and Armin van Buuren. It will take place from 6-8 July 2018 at Split, Croatia.
5. Sziget Festival
This is among the few music festivals that need no marketing and still have a heavy footfall. It’s Headliners (2017) include Kasabian, Major Lazer, Wiz Khalifa and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. It will happen next on 8-15 August 2018 at Budapest, Hungary.
6. Wireless Festival:
This festival is for the fans of urban and dance music. It’s also renowned for representing one of London’s many subcultures perfectly. It’s Headliners (2017) include Chance the Rapper, Skepta, The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller. It will take place in London UK on 6-8 July 2018.
7. EXIT Festival
Including The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Hardwell and The Jesus & Mary Chain as Headliners (2017), this festival combines different forms of music in an authentic and unusual way that’s appreciated by fans across the globe. It will next take place on 12-15 July 2018 at Novi Sad, Serbia.
8. Balaton Sound
This festival is among the most popular aspects of Europe’s summer festival calendar. Apart from Headliners like Kygo, Hardwell, Robin Schulz and Blasterjaxx, it also has the credit of being named as the 3rd best festival in the Electronic/Dance category of the Festicket Awards 2015. It will happen next on 4-8 July 2018 at Zamárdi, Hungary.
With Headliners like Frank Ocean, Chase & Status, Jamie xx and Solange, this festival is for all the fun lovers. Creative programming is also among its core asset. You can be a part of it in July 2018 in London, UK.
10. Awakenings Festival:
This music festival turns the luscious Dutch countryside into an all-out natural dancefloor and makes your trip worth every penny. It’s Headliners (2017) include Maceo Plex, Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer and Chris Liebing. It will next take place on 30 June – 1 July 2018 at Spaarnwoude, Netherlands.
There are many other music festivals that are hidden gems but couldn’t be included in this list. Do let us know which ones are worth mentioning by commenting on this blog.