Travel while enjoying music festivals in Europe
Every year, Europe acts as a host for the world's best festivals. A journey across the continent while letting yourself be carried away by the frantic rhythms of these festivals is undoubtedly not to be missed.
The Sziget Festival will welcome you to the island of Obuda in Budapest for an exceptional moment. It usually takes place in the first half of August each year and is known as the European Woodstock. More than 500,000 people attend it to enjoy an extraordinary show with artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, and Arctic Monkeys. It is an exceptionally musical Eldorado that invites adventure and freedom. In addition, you should know that participants often stay in the festival's campsites. In Novi Sad, Serbia, the Exit festival is an experience that will impress you. Electro, hip-hop, and indie rock are in the spotlight. Hidden in the heart of a magnificent fortress on the banks of the Danube, the Exit amazes thousands of visitors yearly at the beginning of July with its eclectic and grandiose line-up. This festival has hosted artists like Martin Garrix, Adam Beyer, and Grace Jones. Once again, the festival campsite is usually the place to stay for visitors, and they can enjoy the beautiful beach as well. The FIB Benicassim is a symbolic festival for those who visit Spain. It takes place during the second half of July each year. Travelers will be transported by pop, rock, and electronic atmosphere while dancing feet in the sand, water, or asphalt. Artists such as Travis Scott, Justice, and Liam Gallagher have made hearts capsize during their performances. The Primavera Sound is another festival that is rooted in Barcelona. It usually takes place in late May or early June to mark the arrival of spring. Renowned artists like Lorde, The National, and A$AP Rocky have been part of its line-up in previous editions, and the next ones seem to be more promising than ever. If you are passing through Germany, do not hesitate to detour to Nuremberg at the beginning of June and attend the Rock am ring & Rock Im Park festival. These two rock music festivals occur simultaneously with the Rock am ring on the Nürburgring circuit, while the Rock Im Park performs at the Zeppelinfeld. The experience is one of a kind, and festivals usually rub shoulders with great artists like Sabaton, Slipknot, or Die Antwoord. Another country highly known for its grand celebration is Denmark. The Roskilde Festival happens between the end of June and the beginning of July. By the way, it is one of the biggest rock and pop festivals in Europe. If you go through Copenhagen, you will only have to travel about thirty kilometers to get there. In addition to its breathtaking musical programming with performances by artists such as Pusha T and Arctic Monkeys, the festival donates its profits to a different charity each year. In the Netherlands, the Awakenings festival at the end of June will keep techno lovers awake all night long. For this, the Spaarnwoude forest becomes a giant dancefloor with breathtaking performances of big names in electro, such as Ben Klock, Jeff Mills, and Nina Kraviz. In Belgium, the Tomorrowland festival thrills around 400,000 people towards the end of June each year. It is also inscribed in the Pantheon, and its disproportionate side distinguishes it from other events. The staging is fantastic with, of course, the performances of big names in electro. In France, the Hellfest or Hellfest Open Air is an extreme music festival held in June every year. It is a remarkable institution of rock, punk, hardcore, and metal. It is made in Clisson, and at each edition, the public is held in suspense by the exceptional performances of artists such as Scorpions, Whitesnake, Guns N'Roses, Metallica, and Alice Cooper, among others. Then, in Romania, the Untold festival is dedicated to electronic music enthusiasts, and it usually takes place on the first weekend of August. Every year 240,000 to 350,000 festival-goers participate and immerse themselves in the bewildering atmosphere.