Europe is positively pulsing with amazing music festivals, and summer 2018 is no exception. Pack your shades, flip-flops and glow-sticks and check out our top picks for summer festivals in Europe!

Bestival

Rock, pop, indie, folk, RnB and electronic bands combine for the Bestival blow-out. This fun four-day festival in the south of England offers an eclectic line-up for 2018, including London Grammar, First Aid Kit, Grace Jones, Django Django, Charlotte De Witte, Kelela and more.

  • Where? Lulworth Estate, Dorset 
  • When? August 2 – 5, 2018

Thinking of heading to London before or after Bestival? We have a thing or five you can see!

 

Sonar

Dazzling creativity, new media, and technology mix with music at the largest electronic music festival in Europe! Get set for a line-up including 2manydjs, A-Trak, Absolute terror, Agoria Live, Cornelius, Cyber, Dabrye& Kadence, Bonobo and more.

  • Where? Barcelona
  • When? June 14 – 16, 2018

From Gaudi creations to chocolate museums, see what else you can do in Barcelona

 

Bilbao BBK

Get set for Alt-J, Aneguria, Anteros, Temples, Yonaka, Let’s eat grandma, Noel Gallagher, Eme, Florence + the Machine, Sophie and more at this year’s Bilbao BBK. This festival is packed with hot live performances and draws a varied crowd, and the city views from its place on the top of a hill are amazing.

  • Where? Bilbao
  • When? July 12 – 14, 2018

Make sure you see Bilbao’s other star, the Guggenheim, before you leave. We’ve even put together a handy travel guide so you can easily discover the rest of the Basque Country

 

Rock in Roma

Not so much a music ‘festival’ as a music ‘event’, Rome hosts a month-long music spree boasting local and international performing artists. The varied, top quality line-up for 2018 includes Mannarino, Macklemore, Fabri Fibra, Post Malone, Killers, The Chemical brothers, Caparezza Prisoner 709 Tour, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and more.

  • Where? Rome
  • When? June 20 – July 14, 2018

You’re crazy if you leave Rome right after rocking it out. From the Colosseum to the Vatican, you’ll soon see why all roads lead to Rome.

 

Rock en Seine

Expect Fauve, Justice, Macklemore, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Post Malone, PNL, Die Antwoord, Blackstar, Mike Shinoda and more at this eclectic rock festival, set to hit a huge garden on the outskirts of Paris. Well organized with great acts, it’s getting more popular by the year so get in quick!

  • Where? Parc de Saint-Cloud, Paris
  • When? August 24th – 26th, 2018

You can’t choose a better city for a festival break. Fill your days before, during and after Rock en Seine with as many museums and attractions as possible. We’ve got you covered in Paris!

 

Lollapalooza Festival

As Germany’s biggest open-air festival in 2017, the Lollapalooza Festival in Berlin is on to its fourth edition. Join over 85.000 festival goers at Olympiapark for acrobatics, art and installations, street theatre, plus a line-up including The Weeknd, Kraftwerk 3D, Imagine Dragons, K.I.Z., The National, David Guetta, Casper, Dua Lipa, Liam Gallagher, Rag’n bone man, Years&Years, Trettmann and more.

  • Where? Olympiapark, Berlin
  • When? September 8 – 9, 2018

From the TV Tower to LegoLand, see what else you can do in Berlin!

 

Sziget Festival

Head to the emerald green island of Obuda for the Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, Lana del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Kygo, Shawn Mendes, Liam Gallagher, Mumford & Sons, Lykke Li and more in 2018. The Sziget Festival attracts over 1,000 people every year, just 2k away from the center of Budapest.

  • Where? Budapest
  • When? August 8 – 15, 2018

From spas to pinball and ruin bars, there’s a lot of Budapest to discover before and after Szihget.

 

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland has gotten so popular in the last few years that you can expect more of the same soon in the U.S and Brazil. In Belgium however, expect the same zany decorations and a line-up including David Guetta, Disciples, Alessandra Roncone, Alesso, alison Wonderland, Ben Nicky, B-Front, 16 Bit Lolitas, Caspar, Cedric Gervais and more!

  • Where? Boom, Belgium
  • When? July 20 – 29, 2018

Thinking of checking out Antwerp afterwards? We’ve got a few ideas up for grabs!

As you can see, Tiqets’ got you covered no matter where the music takes you or what summer festivals you head to!

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Becky Wicks

Becky Wicks

Itchy-footed writer Becky has lived and worked in London, New York, Dubai, Sydney and Bali. She started freelancing in 2010 and has collaborated with top brands such as Microsoft, GQ, TripAdvisor, Hello!, Tiqets, HTC, PayPal, eBay, MTV... the list goes on and on! Traveling is a way of life, and Becky has it down to a fine art!
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