Europe’s music pageant scene has never been better. From large, globally-famous events like Glastonbury and Tomorrowland to intriguing boutique affairs like Malta’s Earth Backyard, the choices for reveling in good vibes and free-spirited escapism, tenting beneath the stars, and seeing your favorite stars performing reside are almost infinite.
For those wanting to social gathering the summer time of 2019 away, these European music festivals are nicely value planning a trip round – whether or not you’re into indie, pop, rock, or electronica.
- 1 Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
- 2 Earth Backyard, Malta
- 3 Glastonbury, Pilton, England
- 4 Sziget Pageant, Budapest, Hungary
- 5 Untold Pageant, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- 6 Tomorrowland, Growth, Belgium
- 7 EXIT Pageant, Novi Sad, Serbia
- 8 Hideout Pageant, Zrce Seashore, Croatia
- 9 Roskilde Pageant, Roskilde, Denmark
- 10 Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
One of the greatest metropolis music festivals in Europe, Primavera Sound mixes well-established and up-and-coming acts from round the world in a futuristic city setting by the Mediterranean Sea.
The colourful weekend-long occasion takes place in early summer time at the Parc del Fòrum, in Barcelona’s revamped Poblenou neighborhood, and stands out for its fabulously eclectic lineup, which has seen the likes of Björk, Radiohead, The Pixies, and The Remedy perform in earlier editions.
This yr’s roster shall be no totally different, with everyone from Tame Impala to Miley Cyrus to Spain’s neo-flamenco sensation, Rosalía, hitting the stage. Different famous artists on the invoice embrace Cardi B, J Balvin, Janelle Monáe, and Solange.
Might 30 – June 1, 2019
Earth Backyard, Malta
Already in its 13th yr, Malta’s largest various music pageant has managed to retain its distinctive boutique really feel, offering revellers with 4 days of fabulous non-mainstream music, artwork, wellbeing, and constructive power. Held yearly at the National Park in Ta’ Qali, it has a particular group vibe and one of the most superb natural settings in the circuit, with an enthralling campsite draped in magical twinkling lights.
Artistic workshops, delicious food stalls, and a colourful Ethnic Market set up amids timber add to Earth Backyard’s indeniable appeal. The soundtrack is nothing brief of heavenly both, featuring some of the greatest underground acts from across the nation and beyond. Anticipate an incredibly numerous line-up that encompasses ska, funk, blues, reggae, various rock, dub, hip-hop, psychedelic trance, home, electro, drum ‘n’ bass, world music, and extra.
In 2019, round 120 acts can be distributed throughout 5 totally different music areas, including the Roots Stage, the Digital Sphere, a pleasant Jamming area referred to as Music Playground, in addition to everybody’s favorite Enchanted Forest, which gives unique periods coupled with a particular vibe in an intimate, naturally shaded area deep in the woods.
In addition to being one of Europe’s most charming music festivals, Earth Garden can also be an environmentally acutely aware event, aiming to increase public consciousness on environmental issues and waste administration.
Might 30 – June three, 2019
Glastonbury, Pilton, England
There are countless open-air music fests happening across Europe during summer time, however for those who’re on the lookout for that quintessential UK pageant expertise, head straight to Somerset, England, where the largest greenfield pageant in the world gathers over 175,000 guests at Worthy Farm, close to Pilton.
Glastonbury is a colossal multi-genre occasion with one thing for everybody – assume immersive theater and circus, mind-blowing artwork installations, and some of the biggest music on the market. From Dolly Parton to David Bowie to Jay-Z and Adele, some of the largest names in music have carried out on its legendary Pyramid Stage over the years.
This yr’s version brings The Remedy and The Killers on the iconic stage along with Stormzy. The superb programme additionally consists of performances from Kylie Minogue, Janelle Monae, Lauryn Hill, George Ezra, Miley Cyrus, and Tame Impala.
26 – 30 June, 2019
Sziget Pageant, Budapest, Hungary
Every August, the Danube river island of Óbudai-sziget in Budapest offers the good backdrop for the fabulous musical extravaganza that’s Sziget Pageant.
Founded in 1993, this is not solely Hungary’s foremost music event but in addition one of the largest and most anticipated summer time festivals in Europe, welcoming over 500,000 guests from all corners of the world with its stellar lineup and multicultural id. In addition to stay live shows, there will probably be a plethora of cultural events and sporting actions to choose from, in addition to yoga courses, film screenings, and boat parties.
Sziget 2019’s headliners embrace The Remedy, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, and Florence + The Machine.
7 – 13 August, 2019
Untold Pageant, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
A winner of the European Pageant Awards 2015, Untold gets greater and better annually, drawing crowds from throughout the nation and beyond with its impressive roster of artists and groundbreaking visuals.
Happening each August in Cluj-Napoca, the epic Four-day event caters to all dance music tastes, overlaying a large spectrum of electronic genres, from house and techno to dubstep and drum’n’bass. The primary stage, nevertheless, situated inside the 30,000-seat Cluj Area stadium, is totally dedicated to EDM.
In 2019, Romania’s largest electronic music pageant celebrates its fifth anniversary with headliners David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Oscar And The Wolf, Bastille, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Timmy Trumpet.
In between acts, ensure you take a look at the lovely capital city of Transylvania, famed for its characterful architecture, hip cafés, and vibrant cultural life.
1- 4 August, 2019
Tomorrowland, Growth, Belgium
Artfully designed levels, mind-blowing art exhibits, world-class food, and the easiest DJ’s in the world place Belgium’s Tomorrowland in a class of its personal. That is palms down one of the largest and greatest EDM festivals on the planet, attracting over 1,000 DJs and hundreds of music lovers from all corners of the globe to the small city of Growth.
Each July, the scenic De Schorre Park between Brussels and Antwerp morphs into a magical wonderland, full with pretty natural surroundings and sensational scenography . From dawn till nightfall, its 16 levels are pumping with all types of digital music, and Dreamville – the pageant’s themed camping ground – is full of cute little outlets and delicious food stands.
Tomorrowland 2019 spans over two weekends and its lineup consists of Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Alesso, Amelie Lens, and Steve Aoki.
19 – 21 & 26 – 28 July, 2019
EXIT Pageant, Novi Sad, Serbia
Photograph: EXIT Photograph Group
Based in 2000 as a scholar movement, Serbia’s EXIT Pageant has grown to develop into a summer time spotlight for hundreds of music fans from throughout the world. Held in a magical 18th-century fortress overlooking the Danube, in the city of Novi Unhappy, the award-winning occasion showcases over 1,000 artists on 40 levels set amidst ramparts, tunnels, and moats.
The Principal Stage has a capability of over 35,000 individuals and welcomes famend performers from all music genres, however it’s the legendary Dance Area – extensively thought-about one of the biggest digital arenas on the planet – that hosts the most memorable happenings. This yr’s show will see units by Carl Cox, Paul Kalkbrenner, Peggy Gou, and minimal grasp Boris Brejcha, to identify but a couple of.
And, as if that wouldn’t be engaging enough, EXIT’s 2019 lineup will even embrace The Remedy, Greta Van Fleet, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and DJ Snake.
4 – 7 July, 2019
Hideout Pageant, Zrce Seashore, Croatia
Crystal-clear Adriatic waters, sun-soaked boat parties, and beachside levels buzzing with some of the hottest acts in electronic music – Hideout in Croatia is the ultimate European seashore pageant.
Taking up four of the world’s greatest seashore golf equipment (Papaya, Aquarius, Noa, and Kalypso) – all clustered on the marvelous Zrce seashore, this beloved coastal occasion guarantees five superb days & nights of wild, infinite partying by the sea; there might be pre-parties, pool events, seashore parties, boat events, and, of course, a hell of an after-party, alongside the common performances.
Music clever, Hideout Pageant’s open-air venues function all digital types, from house and trance to drum ‘n’ bass, grime, techno, and disco, introduced by greater than 150 artists. Jamie Jones, Hannah Needs, Sam Divine, Solardo, Fisher, Charlotte De Witte, and Skream are among Hideout’s headliners this yr.
1 – 5 July, 2019
Roskilde Pageant, Roskilde, Denmark
Photograph: Flemming Bo Jensen
Courting back to 1971, Roskilde is Northern Europe’s largest music pageant and one of the oldest on the continent, with a wonderfully numerous soundtrack spanning eras and genres. It’s also a 100% non-profit occasion, with all proceeds used to help humanitarian and cultural work packages in the space.
Annually, almost 130,000 revellers flock to the small metropolis of Roskilde, near Copenhagen, for 8 days of music, tradition, and idyllic camp life. Whereas the repertoire of performers, ranging from emerging Scandinavian bands to the world’s hottest artists, is all the time a draw, the pageant’s actual magic is the intense sense of group that runs via it.
Bob Dylan, Cardi B, The Remedy, Rosalía, and Janelle Monáe are all set to take the stage at Roskilde Pageant 2019.
29 June – 7 July, 2019
Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
Photograph: Lara Maysa for Soma Visions
Held 850 meters above sea degree in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains, this boutique music pageant is more about the expertise that the lineup. The situation, though fairly troublesome to get to, is one of the most lovely and galvanizing of any European summer time pageant, accompanied by mind-blowing sunrises, recent mountain air, and scenic views of the valley under.
Days at Meadows in the Mountains are often full of yoga courses and wonderfully bizarre workshops, and nights will find you partying with fellow free-spirited music lovers in mysterious candlelit treehouses. Throw in some wonderful experimental music, brightly colored meals vans, and bits of inventive creativity at each turn, and also you’ve received the makings of a memorable weekend.
6 – 9 June, 2019