European Festivals: Best of the best

By on May 24, 2015

Whilst the winter months are very rarely the time for a holiday unless it’s to the Southern Hemisphere, the weather of the spring and summer months just add that little bit more temptation. Not only that, but Europe offers many musical delights via the various festivals staged around the continent once it starts to get warm. Here are some of the best:

Glastonbury – UK

glastonbury festival

The history which precedes Glastonbury and its huge attendance still lands it as the number one UK festival, despite the constant pressure from the ever popular Leeds and Reading double act and the likes of T in the Park. Known for bringing in the biggest headliners, there is always an extensive mix of music and performances on display.

The big act for 2015 is veteran rockers The Rolling Stones, along with The Arctic Monkeys and Primal Scream. Those lucky enough to have got their hands on some tickets should certainly remember their wellingtons and waterproofs, or risk falling victim the festival’s customary deluges of rain and mud.

Benicàssim – Spain

Benicàssim – Spain

One distinct advantage of attending a music festival in Spain in the summer is the opportunity to watch some of your favourite bands in near perfect conditions. Benicàssim has continued to gain popularity over the past few years and people from all over Europe travel to attend the festival as part of their summer holiday.

It takes place in a town on the outskirts of the coastal city of Valencia and most people tend to fly in, but a road trip through Europe and over the Pyrenees mountains is perfect who are after a little bit of adventure on the way. The festival tends to host modern rock and indie acts as The Strokes, Kings of Leon and Sigor Ros.

Outlook Festival – Croatia

Outlook Festival – Croatia

Croatia has become a popular European destination on its own, mainly due to its great summer climate and also thanks to the nation’s independent currency, making it a cheap location for holidaymakers.

The Outlook festival has also helped Croatia gain popularity when the summer comes around and it has become one of the biggest dance festivals in the world, with a diverse selection of music on offer. It is located in Pula, Croatia which rests on the southwest of the country where there are a number of beaches near the area, making it a popular festival choice.

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