Be sure to go to music festivals thing can be done over the summer right now – and in Europe there are more than enough events and festivals to suit a wide variety of musical tastes, from rock and punk to hip hop and RnB.
Some of the best festivals that Europe has to offer
Whether you want one-day activities or a whole weekend, there are many music festivals in Europe with impressive ensembles, friendly crowds and a glorious environment. Here are some of our best picks:
1. Tomorrowland, Belgium
If you are a fan of electronic music, you need to go to Tomorrowland, which is generally considered to be one of the best electronic music festivals in the world. This festival, which takes place in Flanders, Belgium every July, is famous for its crazy line-ups, incredible show productions and fabulous crowds.
Video: YouTube / Tomorrowland
2. Glastonbury, UK
Probably the first name that comes up to anyone about music festivals is one of the most famous performing arts festivals in the world. It covers several different musical genres and sees that 200,000 people from all walks of life each year head to Devon, England to gain a one-of-a-kind experience. Your only problem will be getting a ticket.
Video: YouTube / BBC Music
3. AMF, The Netherlands
Also known as the Amsterdam Music Festival, AMF has been held every year at the Johan Cruijiff ArenA – Amsterdam’s largest stadium – since 2014. It is considered one of the main events of EDM and sees some of the biggest names in music, as well as 70,000 fans, head to the Dutch capital in October for a fantastic night of beats and a magnificent stage production.
Video: YouTube / AMF
4. Rolling Loud, Portugal
Known for its festivals in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, Rolling Loud has now jumped across the Atlantic to start storming Europe. Rolling Loud Portugal continues the festival’s signature blend of stunning venues and knockout hip-hop lineups taking place on a gorgeous beach in the Algarve.
Video: YouTube / Rolling Loud
5. Time Warp, Germany
Time Warp will return in 2023 after being missed in 2022 due to a coronavirus pandemic. He has become an EDM entertainment legend since the mid-1990s and from year to year continues to deliver solid techno rhythms to his thousands of fans.
Video: YouTube / Time Warp
6. Openair Frauenfeld, Switzerland
This hip hop festival has been held in the same Swiss city almost every year since 1985. Openair Frauenfeld is a legend of the hip-hop festival scene and the largest open-air festival in Switzerland, which annually receives more than 100,000 visitors. Here are the best hip hop artists in an amazing place. The territory of the festival is located on the territory of the reserve with campsites and day tickets.
Video: YouTube / Openair Frauenfeld
7. Rock-en-Seine, France
The three-day Rock en Seine music festival, held at the Domaine National de Saint-Cloud, west of Paris. Although primarily known as a rock festival, it caters to a wide variety of musical tastes and is attended by 40,000 people annually. The festival returned in 2022, after a short break during the pandemic.
Video: YouTube / Rock en Seine
8. Exit Festival, Serbia
Exit Festival is one of the hottest festivals in Europe, promising a heavy lineup with legends of rock, techno, EDM, metal, hip hop, reggae and punk. It is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia for four days in July and is known for its stunning stage decorations.
Video: YouTube / Exit Festival
9. Sziget Festival, Hungary
More than 550,000 festival-goers rush to the marvelous Danube to experience pop, rock and indie music at the Sziget Festival in Budapest every summer. The festival, which takes place on the island of Obuda, hosts more than 1,000 performances each year, making it one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe.
Video: YouTube / Sziget Festival
This is summer for music festivals
Want to spend an evening at one of these festivals or book yourself a campsite for the weekend? Tickets usually sell out early, so you need to put on skates! If you have tips for other music festivals, let us know in the comments below.
This article originally appeared on IamExpat in Switzerland.