By Johanna Menzel
We are still in the middle of the winter months, but sooner than one thinks, the summer is already at the door. Thus, you can already start with the summer planning. Besides the perfect summer holiday destination, are you looking for the best music festivals in Europe for the coming warm season? Then you are at the right place!
Places like Paris, Vienna, Prague, Rome and Madrid have always been a center for art, theatre and music. So, it’s not surprising that festivals in Europe are among the top in the world.
Electro music, rock, metal, pop, indie – Fly Aeolus has checked out various festivals of all genres for you and has put together the ultimate festival bucket list, on which no festival highlight in Europe is missing.
When and where: 5-11 August 2020, Budapest, Hungary
Sziget Festival is one of those festivals that wouldn’t have to spend a single cent on marketing and whose tickets would still sell like hotcakes. The festival highlight, which has existed since 1993, is one of the largest multi-genre and art festivals in the world. Besides the music of the world’s best artists, you can relax on Sziget’s own beach, discover circus performances and sports events or seek distance from the noisy crowd in the cinema. So, you don’t just experience a festival weekend, but a whole festival holiday. As with many other festivals, you can’t bring your own drinks to Sziget, but this won’t break your festival budget: Beer and wine are already sold for less than 5 Euro at Sziget.
When and where: 24-28 June 2020, Somerset, UK
Line-up: Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Aerosmith and many more.
Even though you’re likely to get wet on Glastonbury, this unforgettable festival sets the bar for worldwide music festivals. Starting as a local happening on a family farm in 1970, and now the biggest green space open-air festival in the world, Glastonbury’s tickets sell out in a split second every year.
Every year the biggest names in the international music scene play on its famous “Pyramid Stage”. But not only the Main Stage, also every other corner of the Glastonbury Festival is full of surprises just waiting to be discovered. This festival belongs on every festival bucket list for Europe!
Isle of Wight
When and where: 11-14 June 2020, Isle of Wight, UK
Line-up: Lionel Richie, Lewis Capaldi, Snow Patrol, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran and many more.
Even 50 years after the very first Isle of Wight Festival, it still stands out from other music festivals with its strong and exclusive line-ups. What began in 1968 as a youth culture movement in Britain, where hundreds of thousands flocked to the island to celebrate the best music in the world, still stands out from the crowd today.
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Rock am Ring
When and where: 5-7 June 2020, Nürburgring/Eifel, Germany
Line-up: System of a Down, Green Day, Volbeat, Weezer, Disturbed, Korn, Billy Talent, The Offspring and many more.
The classic: Rock am Ring. The most famous German festival takes place on the Nürburgring racetrack, from where it got its name. Rock am Ring was originally planned just once, in 1985 to celebrate the renewed and shorter racetrack, but today the festival is one of the best visited festivals in the world with 85.000 visitors. Rock am Ring is the festival of superlatives: almost every band, whether from the past or the present, has already played at the Nürburgring. This year again, a part of Germany is turning into a rock and heavy metal scene. But if you are looking for a relaxed festival weekend, you should look around for an alternative.
When and where: 27 June – 4 July 2020, Roskilde, Denmark
Line-up: Taylor Swift, Tyler, the Creator, Thom Yorke Tomorrow´s, Modern Boxes and many more.
There are festivals, mega-festivals and there is Roskilde: the Roskilde Festival stands for music, art, activism and freedom. The annual event takes place for a whole week.
Founded in the early seventies by students, today’s Roskilde is the largest festival in Northern Europe. Despite its size, Roskilde still remains a non-profit organization, donating several million Danish kroner to various charities every year. With its approach to environmental issues, humanitarian affairs and cultural work, the Roskilde Festival reflects and questions society and the world around it.
In its 50th edition, there will be nude running again, so have fun in Denmark!
When and where: 10-12 July 2020, Split, Kroatia
Line-up: Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Dj Snake, Galantis, Marshmello, Steve Aoki, Pendulum Trinity and many more.
The original Ultra Festival is held every year in the heart of Miami, but its European little sister has also made a name for itself: one of the best summer festivals in Europe with the most famous DJs in the world.
Every year the biggest names in the EDM industry play on the main stage, the Resistance Stage hosts underground house and techno DJs, and many other boat and beach parties are held on the premises.
Add Ultra Europe to your festival bucket list: request your private jet now and make the beginning of your Ultra Festival special!
Defqon 1 Hardstyle Festival Highlight Europe
When and where: 26-28 June 2020, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Defqon 1- a dream coming true for all Hardstyle, Hard House and Hard Techno fans! 14 stages, a lineup of over 250 artists and over 80.000 visitors makes it the biggest Hardstyle Festival in the world. With this year’s theme “One Tribe”, Defqon 1 creates a meeting place where visitors from all over the world come together in their passion for hardstyle music during the ultimate weekend of madness.
Have you already noticed that one of the most famous festivals in Europe, or even the whole planet, is missing? Right, Tomorrowland. Click here for more info about the Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium.
With this Festival bucket list the planning for the festival summer can start! Of course, Fly Aeolus offers a direct connection to all these festivals. The nearest airport to the festival location is just 20 minutes away. With our price calculator you can find out where the nearest airport is located and how much a flight with Fly Aeolus to your festival would cost.
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