The best European music festivals in 2016
If you want to make the most of your summer, jetting of to a European music festival is a fantastic way to do it. Set in stunning locations and often considerably more affordable than their English counterparts, these hedonistic events are the perfect way to blow off some steam after a busy year of hard work.
Exit Festival, Novi Sad, Serbia
Though Serbia may not be at the top of your European travel wish list, this landlocked country actually has an awful lot to offer.
The festival itself is held in a fortress on the edge of the city, offering fantastic views of the flat Serbian landscape and providing the perfect setting for breath taking sunsets. Originally founded as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in the former Yugoslavia, the festival has grown to become a major international event and a must see for intrepid music fans.
Combine your visit to Exit Festival with a trip to Budapest, Belgrade or the stunning Croatian Coast to make the most of your time in this unique part of Europe.
Fusion Festival, Germany
Held in a former soviet airbase about two hours north of Berlin, Fusion Festival is one of the most unique in Europe. Having grown considerably over the past few years, the festival now attracts visitors from all over the world.
Fusion’s strict ticket sales policy – designed to prevent touts inflating prices – can make it difficult to get in. However if you persevere, you’ll be rewarded with a huge choice of stages, dance areas and eateries, many of which are housed in old aircraft hangers and Soviet bunkers.
Roskilde Festival, Denmark,
One of the most established festivals on the European music scene, Roskilde has been entertaining Danish youth since 1971.
Though not the cheapest event on our list, Roskilde’s bohemian atmosphere, environmentally friendly attitude and welcoming crowd make it a must for music lovers looking for a good time.
Extend your stay in Scandinavia with a trip to nearby Malmo in Sweden, or with a weekend in the characterful Copenhagen.
Sziget Festival, Hungary
Back to Eastern Europe now for Hungary’s Sziget Festival. Held on an island in the middle of the Danube, the festival site feels a million miles away from nearby Budapest.
Attracting over 400,000 fans from around the world, the non-stop party atmosphere, fantastic musical line up and beautiful setting have helped Sziget to become one of the biggest multicultural music events in Europe.
If you’re planning on attending one of these incredible events and want to ensure you come back with all your valuables in one piece, our site has loads of great tips for looking after your electronics and keeping them safe from harm. Take a look around today to find out more.