Want all of the best bits of a sunny getaway AND live music? Here’s our top picks for European festivals this year, so get your huns together and start planning.
Primavera Sound, May 28 – June 3 2018, Barcelona. Weekend €215, 1 Day €85
Primavera Sound has all the benefits of a beach hol (mooch over to Barceloneta for a spell in the sun), city break (see Park Güell and Sagrada Família) and last but not least a festival – simply head towards Parc del Fòrum in the evening when your fave acts come on. Bliss.
Line Up: A$AP Rocky; Arctic Monkeys; The National; Björk; HAIM
Parklife, June 9 – June 10 2018, Manchester. Weekend from £109.50
Quoted as ‘a festival full of good vibes,’ there’s nothing stopping us from going to Parklife this year, especially with a line-up THIS strong. We’re talking Sampha, The XX, Lorde, Mabel, Andy C…whatever your music taste, there’s something for everyone.
Line Up: The XX; Liam Gallagher; Skepta; N*E*R*D; Lorde
Open’er, July 4 – July 7 2018, Poland. 4 Day Camping 659 Zloty (£137 approx), 1 Day 259 Zloty (€54 approx)
Taking place in the north of Poland (Gdynia, to be exact), this four-day festival has seen headliners from Radiohead to Drake. You can find us in the front row waiting for Gorillaz.
Line Up: Arctic Monkeys; Bruno Mars; Depeche Mode; Gorillaz
Dour Festival, 11 July – 15 July, Belgium. 5 Day €160, 1 Day €70
From 12pm to 5am, the Dour party don’t stop 🙌 Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the eclectic roster of music is enough to make your Spotify burst.
Who: The Chemical Brothers; Modeselektor; Action Bronson; Diplo; Joey Bada$$; alt-J
Soundwave, July 26 – July 30, Croatia. Limited 5 Days for price of 4 £95.20 (€108 approx) or 5 Days £119 (€135 approx)
What do you get when you pair the dreamy Dalmatian coastline with a bangin’ lineup? The 10th and final Soundwave. It’s your last chance to go to one of Europe’s sunniest festivals in Tisno, so this one’s set to be HUGE 🙌
Who: Loyle Carner; Mr Scruff; Romare; Jordan Rakei; Calibre & DRS
Ready to set sail this summer, or prefer a beach? Don’t forget your #MissSelfie, of course 😏