America may have Burning Man and Coachella, Australia Rainbow Serpent and Splendour in the Grass, but Europe? Now that is an entire continent made up a festival gold mine. Location options are endless from ancient fortresses, to beaches, and in a continent where the sun barely sets in the summer months you can guarantee no matter what the festival, one very sweet time will be had.
Narrowing down a selection of the best is tricky, but festival tours are our business so we know the ins and outs of them all.
Exit Festival – Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia. 6-9 July 2017
Founded in 2000 as a student movement fighting for freedom and democracy, Exit Festival now holds just about every ‘best festival’ title out there. 80,000 people make there way to the Dance Arena each year to listen to the likes of Liam Gallagher, Hardwell, Duke Dumont, The Prodigy, Bastille, Nina Kraviz and more.
Want to know more? Check out our Balkan Beats tour.
Sea Dance Festival – Budva, Montenegro. 13-15 July 2017.
Sea Dance is brought to you by the same crew behind Exit Festival and is the second half of the Exit Adventure. Sea Dance gets you to a destination well and truly off the beaten track, Montenegro. Held on Jaz Beach in the tiny country you can camp along the shoreline, and party to musical geniuses such as Bondax, Flight Facilities, Sean Paul and Odesza.
Beach party in Montenegro suddenly on your Bucket List? Check out Sea Beats.
Secret Solstice Festival – Reykjavik, Iceland. 16-18 June 2017.
Iceland probably hasn’t found itself onto your travel radar, but that is going to change now you know about Secret Solstice Festival. This festival will change your idea of what you thought a festival is, and reinvent your idea of unique. With parties in lagoons, volcanoes (live, not extinct) the Midnight Sun festival runs over the Summer Solstice, and musical legends such as Foo Fighters, Richard Ashcroft, Dubfire, Die Antwood, and Jamie Jones play under the endless sun.
Jump on board our inaugural Icelandic Beats tour and experience the magic of the Midnight Sun.
Sonus Festival – Zcre Beach, Croatia. 20-24 August 2017
Sonus Festival is something techno lovers have dreamed up in dark club corners, and for a split second when they arrive at Zcre Beach could swear they are hallucinating. It’s 5 days and 5 nights of endless techno beats, so if you aren’t a lover of the genre, do not find yourself here. If you are then this will probably be 5 of the greatest days and nights of your life. Headliners have included Seth Troxler, Adam Beyer, Ricardo Villalobos, and Sven Vath.
This get your techno head buzzing? Yes? We want to see you on our Island Beats tour this August.