Top 7 music festivals in Europe

When it comes to music festivals, Europe won't disappoint you, offering a crowd-pleasing mix of headline acts, glorious locations and diverse genres to suit most music tastes. These are some of our favourites. 

1. Glastonbury Festival, England

One of the UK's largest and most famous festivals is Glastonbury, which takes place every year in the English countryside. Up to 175,000 people attend the festivities to watch famous acts from various musical genres perform. From rock bands to contemporary artists there is really something to please everyone. Glastonbury is also infamous for its rain, so make sure you pack a pair of wellies! www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

 

2. The Garden Festival, Croatia

For the best part of a decade Croatia has been host to the Garden Festival, which takes place every July. Hundreds of festival fans descend upon the beautiful coastal resort of Tisno to enjoy a week of 'electric' music in the Croatian sunshine. With amazing boat parties during the day and incredible shows at night, this is a must-see event for all dance and electric fans. www.thegardenfestival.eu

 

3. Roskilde Festival, Denmark

The Roskilde Music Festival is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Different stages offer a variety musical genres, with the main stage often dedicated to electronic music. This is an exciting place to see new bands and solo artists who are just beginning to emerge on the music scene. Those who attend the festival usually camp for the duration, a great way to get into the festival vibe. roskilde-festival.dk

 

4. Creamfields Festival, England

The Creamfields Festival is based in the bustling city of Liverpool and plays mainly dance music. The festival has the capacity to hold 80,000 music fans and those who do attend can expect to enjoy late night raves, silent discos as well as a buzzing carnival atmosphere. www.creamfields.com

 

5. Lucerne Festival, Switzerland

One of the most exciting festivals for classical music is the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Many famous composers and musicians from all across the world have performed here, making it one of the top classical festivals in Europe. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland this is an event you'll never forget. www.lucernefestival.ch

 

6. Eurockéennes Festival, France

Nicknamed 'the French Glasto', this is a major music festival held on the first weekend in July ever year in Eastern France. Known for being a rock music extravaganza, it also showcases many new and established acts in all musical genres and is known for its reasonably priced tickets. www.eurockeennes.fr

 

7. Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB), Spain

Spain may be famous for its incredible cities, bustling nightlife and beautiful weather but it is also renowned for the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim that is welcomed by music fans from all across the world. The event boasts the best artists from an array of musical genres including contemporary, alternative, rock, indie and many more. So if you fancy soaking in the Spanish rays before partying the night away, this is the perfect festival for you. benicassimfestival.co.uk


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Top 7 music festivals in Europe

When it comes to music festivals, Europe won't disappoint you, offering a crowd-pleasing mix of headline acts, glorious locations and diverse genres to suit most music tastes. These are some of our favourites. 

1. Glastonbury Festival, England

One of the UK's largest and most famous festivals is Glastonbury, which takes place every year in the English countryside. Up to 175,000 people attend the festivities to watch famous acts from various musical genres perform. From rock bands to contemporary artists there is really something to please everyone. Glastonbury is also infamous for its rain, so make sure you pack a pair of wellies! www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

 

2. The Garden Festival, Croatia

For the best part of a decade Croatia has been host to the Garden Festival, which takes place every July. Hundreds of festival fans descend upon the beautiful coastal resort of Tisno to enjoy a week of 'electric' music in the Croatian sunshine. With amazing boat parties during the day and incredible shows at night, this is a must-see event for all dance and electric fans. www.thegardenfestival.eu

 

3. Roskilde Festival, Denmark

The Roskilde Music Festival is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. Different stages offer a variety musical genres, with the main stage often dedicated to electronic music. This is an exciting place to see new bands and solo artists who are just beginning to emerge on the music scene. Those who attend the festival usually camp for the duration, a great way to get into the festival vibe. roskilde-festival.dk

 

4. Creamfields Festival, England

The Creamfields Festival is based in the bustling city of Liverpool and plays mainly dance music. The festival has the capacity to hold 80,000 music fans and those who do attend can expect to enjoy late night raves, silent discos as well as a buzzing carnival atmosphere. www.creamfields.com

 

5. Lucerne Festival, Switzerland

One of the most exciting festivals for classical music is the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland. Many famous composers and musicians from all across the world have performed here, making it one of the top classical festivals in Europe. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Switzerland this is an event you'll never forget. www.lucernefestival.ch

 

6. Eurockéennes Festival, France

Nicknamed 'the French Glasto', this is a major music festival held on the first weekend in July ever year in Eastern France. Known for being a rock music extravaganza, it also showcases many new and established acts in all musical genres and is known for its reasonably priced tickets. www.eurockeennes.fr

 

7. Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB), Spain

Spain may be famous for its incredible cities, bustling nightlife and beautiful weather but it is also renowned for the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim that is welcomed by music fans from all across the world. The event boasts the best artists from an array of musical genres including contemporary, alternative, rock, indie and many more. So if you fancy soaking in the Spanish rays before partying the night away, this is the perfect festival for you. benicassimfestival.co.uk