There’s nothing quite like going on holiday, for starters the weather is usually better. So with the sun shining, it’s easy to forget the world and enjoy a new culture, fascinating history, iconic sights, sample local food and drinks and generally enjoy yourself in a new place with new people. If music festivals are your thing, why not combine the two and jet off to a beautiful corner of the earth to be spoilt by excellent weather, stunning views, the best live music and an unforgettable atmosphere? There are plenty of festivals across the world to get your adrenaline pumping and your feet moving.
Roskilde Festival in Denmark (5th – 8th July)
One of the largest festivals in Europe, Rosklide is an annual party taking place in Denmark offering a prolific line up and tens of thousands of revellers. Rosklide beautifully combines the popular and the niche with stages offering weird and wonderful, off the wall electro as well as Rihanna. Mix that with the fascinating Danish country, fans from across the world, a true party atmosphere and you, what more could you ask for? Tickets are on sale now for this epic mish-mash of music and party.
Splendour in the Grass, Australia (26th – 28th July)
An obligatory part of any music festival is soaking up the sun in the grass with good music, good friends and a whopper of a hangover. The perfect place for this is of course, Australia. The country of continual sun, golden beaches and a nation that’s constantly keen for a good time. You could be revelling Down Under, soaking up the sounds of Bloc Party and Lana Del Ray as well as a fantastic montage of underground talent just waiting to throw the party of all parties underneath that infamous Australian sun.
Electric Picnic, Ireland (31st Aug – 2nd Sep)
For a little closer to home, Electric Picnic in Ireland offers a nearer but no less epic festival which caters very well for families. Alongside the main stages of fantastic live music, Electric Picnic also offers a cultural melting pot of poetry, spoken work, art and dance to ignite the imagination. A celebration for the senses, this festival brings together the best of cultural performance and as a holiday, Ireland offers some of the most stunning and intriguing views known to man.
Hip Hop Kemp, Czech Republic (22 – 24th August)
For those that aren’t into experimental electro and crass dance anthems, Hip Hop Kemp is the most popular, if not best, Hip Hop music festival on the planet. An annual event in Bohemian Czech Republic, this festival has grown year on year to showcase the absolute best of Hip Hop music and culture, featuring underground and mainstream artists, graffiti artists, street dancers and the infamous Kemp burger. This year is rumoured to be bigger than ever as the producers break into new stages of grime, dub, jungle and whatever else the festival can handle.
Rock in Rio, Portugal (13th-15th and 19th-22nd of September)
And of course, we haven’t forgotten the rockers, the bread and butter of festival goers, keen to roll around in mud, throw themselves into each other and thrive in the general frivolities of outdoor music, drinking and camping. For a bit of gorgeous summer sun with your rock, why not head down to Rock in Rio, an iconic feature in any rockers diary featuring some of the best and notorious names in the business. Not only can you revel in the outdoor rock and roll of it all, you can nurse that hangover in the beautiful Mediterranean atmosphere whilst enjoying some well-loved and up and coming performances.
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