Fight Your Glastonbury Blues And Have Fun This Summer With These Top European Music Festivals
Kylie Minogue, Janet Jackson and The Cure were just some of the show-stopping performances we got to enjoy at Glastonbury Festival this year. With a surprise appearance from Sir David Attenborough, to Stormzy’s controversial dig at Boris Johnson, it was a festival like no other; even the Pet Shop Boys made an appearance!
Although Glastonbury Festival has been and gone, it doesn’t mean you have to take down your tents or put your wellies away just yet. Here are some great Glastonbury alternatives that you still have time to see. So if you’re going to Europe this year or just need an excuse to go on holiday, visit some of these European music festivals to liven up your summer!
Where: Budapest, Hungary
When: 7-13 August 2019
Located on the beautiful Óbuda Island, Sziget is one of the biggest European music festivals. Headlining at Sziget Festival this year are some of Glastonbury’s previous artists, such as Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, and Florence + the Machine. Most tickets are still available, with 1, 3, 5 and 7-day tickets still being sold. If you’re thinking of visiting this festival you also need to decide on your camping conditions. The most affordable camping option available, and the most eco-friendly of them all is the kartent; a waterproof cardboard tent, so you can keep it cheap, and save the environment! Music lovers come from far and wide to enjoy the European music festival, creating a diverse and unique range of cultures and nationalities.
Acts to look out for:
- Angie McMahon
- rayLand Baxter
- Grace Carter
Way Out West
Where: Gothenburg, Sweden
When: 8-10 August 2019
This three-day music festival based in the scenic city of Gothenburg, Sweden is a lovely mix of rock, hip-hop and electronic. With headliners such as Stormzy, Cardi B, The Cure, and Solange, you can really see how diverse the line-up is. Unlike Glastonbury and many other music festivals, Way Out West has no camping facilities and prohibits camping on the festival grounds. A great added feature to Way Out West is its club programme, Stay Out West; taking place at different venues across Gothenburg during the night, Stay Out West is where any festival goer can carry on their night! You can choose either a single day pass or a 3-day pass, in classes youth, standard, premium, and VIP.
Artists to look out for:
- Dermot Kennedy
Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB)
Where: Benicàssim, Spain
When: 18-21 July 2019
Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, also known as FIB festival, has a reputation for being one of the top international and European music festivals. Set in the town of Benicàssim, Spain, you’d be mad to miss out this festival. Much like Glastonbury, FIB has a huge array of artists, from Lana Del Ray to You Me At Six. Headliners such as Fatboy Slim, Kings Of Leon and Jess Glynne are just one reason why you should check this festival out. You can choose from 1, 2, 3 and 4-day passes, including general or VIP tickets. If you do not fancy staying in the general camping area, you can choose the VIP sections instead; these areas cost more but you get special luxuries. FIB festival is perfect for anyone looking for that Glastonbury experience, with a bit more sun and sea involved!
Artists to look out for:
- The Blinders
- Gerry Cinnamon
Les Francofolies de La Rochelle
Where: La Rochelle, France
When: 10-14 July 2019
Les Francofolies de La Rochelle is a 5-day music festival dedicated to showcasing French artists. All genres and all generations are welcome! Based on the west-coast of France, in the beautiful city of La Rochelle, you can admire the city’s rich history as well as it’s music. This years lineup is a great mix of quirky and controversial artists such as Angèle, -m- and Soprano. You can camp at a small village just a 20 minutes walk from the Saint-Jean d’Acre stage for an extremely affordable price. There are lots of different tickets you can choose from, including individual tickets for the same day. As the stages are in different locations and venues, you will have to purchase separate tickets for them, so double check which artists are on which stages!
Artists to look out for:
- Broken Back
- Radio Elvis
If you can not make it across the pond to see these amazing European music festivals this summer, don’t worry. You can brush up on all the artist’s latest songs on Youtube, Spotify, and many other music service providers – but don’t just listen to them with any old earphones, listen in style. Experience an artist, festival or gig as if you were there, with the HD quality audio you deserve. MYMANU CLIK is one of the world’s first truly wireless earbuds, with noise cancellation and crystal-clear sound to give you the best listening experience. MYMANU CLIK S also offers real-time voice translation in over 37 languages, so if you do fancy a last minute trip to one of the festivals listed, you won’t have any trouble with language barriers! Learn more about MYMANU CLIK S here.
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