Best Summer Festivals 2019: Europe

Primavera Sound | 30th May-1st June

The 2001-established party Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, caters to a whole range of genres and artists. From Hip-hop to UK Bass, Electronic to Alt Rock, Techno to Pop, this one’s got you covered. And if that’s not enough, the festival hosts secret performances, vicual art exhibitions, record fairs and more. Artists such as Miley Cirus, FKA Twigs, Nina Kravitz, Mac Demarco, Nas and Jayda G join the line-up to name a few.

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Balaton Sound | 3rd-7th July

The 5-day non-stop beach themes party is a can-not-miss for electronic dance music lovers with an added flavour of rap and R‘n’B to season the bill. Situated on the stunning Lake Balaton, this party is ideal for those who want to get away and indulge in the good life. With artists like Marshmellow, The Chainsmokers, Future, DJ Snake, G Eazy are many more EDM and trap legends, the festival is going to occupied by bangers.

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Exit Festival | 4th-7th July

The Serbian festival is one full of dance music selectors, punk and rock artists, rappers and more. Spanning across 40 stages, the party is situated amongst a fort who’s tunnels, moats and trenches are all cultivated to host a unique festival experience. With The Cure headlining, more artists to join the bill consist of Carl Cox, Dimitri vegas, Greta Van Fleet, Skepta, Dj Snake and more.

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Mad Cool Festival | 11th-13th July

Mad Cool Festival is a melting pot for rock, pop and alternative music with some of the biggest names to come out of the categories. The Madrid-based festival will see artists such as The Who, Green Day, Tame Impala, Snow Patrol and more playing into the early hours of the morning. Ready yourself for uplifting, pumping alt and classic rock anthems.

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Hospitality on the Beach | 11th-15th July

Hospitality on the Beach is run by the legendary Drum and Bass brand Hospitality, who are taking the party to Croatia’s clear blue sea and blissful beaches; although the music favours a pacier aesthetic than the scenery. For true 180bpm-heads, this is the clear choice with artists such as Andy C, Noisia, High Contrast, DJ Zinc and many more of their peers.

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Tomorrowland | 19th-28th July

Tomorrowland may be one of the most anticipated European festivals. Located in Belgium, the extravagant, over-the-top, trippy themes and stages of the party have given the festival a huge presence.  Cultivating a huge line-up of EDM’s top players taking the stages by storm, such as Camelphat, Dax J, Martin Garrix, Amelie Lens, Carl Cox and more, Tomorrowland is for those whose aim are to live fast. With a story to each stage, the festival engulfs festival-goers in their vision.

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SunceBeat Festival | 26th – 29th July 

Disco, House, Funk, Soul and everything in between; SunceBeat Festival caters for the groovers. Hosted in a scenic Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia, the choice of beers in the town, cocktails on the beach or parties through the night puts festival-goers in their element.

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Dekmantel | 31st July -4th August

The yearly moving festival, this year based in Croatia, Dekmantel provides a refined line-up of electronic-music selectors for those in the know. The festival is capped at 2000 capacity following the ethos of the brand and its dedication to the underground. Selectors such as Ben UFO, Chee Shimizu, DJ Marcelle, Violet and Donato Dozzy colour this years bill.

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Afro Nation Festival | 1st-4th August

A brand-new festival in Portugal, the festi’s name speaks for itself. From sounds of Afrobeats to hip-hop, R&B through to Reggae, this festival has the vibers covered. Hosting thousands on one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches in the Algarve region, the festival proclaims some of the biggest talents to emerge from Africa including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido, and Afro B to name a few, alongside some of the UK’s slickest rappers and DJ’s, including Mostack, Iamddb, Mist and Steel Banglez.

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Outlook | 4th-7th September

Perhaps one of the most recognized of European festivals, Outlook caters for all types of ravers, from the dance music fans to the grime and UK bass lovers! Situated on the sunny edge or Croatia, the 4-day weekend hosts some of the biggest UK acts, from Chase and Status to Bugsy Malone, Loyal Carner to Goldie, and complete with the festival veteran, Shy FX.

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