Europe’s Music Festivals 2018: Where to Go with Your Girlfriend
f you’re planning to spend your summer vacation together and you are big music fans, then the best choice for you will be to attend a great music event. Apart from watching your favorite singers and bands perform live, it’s a great opportunity to explore new cities and locations, as festivals are often held off the beaten track. There are many different types of entertainment during such festivals, involving crafts, art, and food. A festival in another country is a nice occasion to meet new people, interact with locals, and practice language. Depending on your customary level of comfort, you can pick the preferable accommodation – a hotel room or a sleeping bag in a camping zone.
Europe hosts a lot of music festivals during the summer season, so the choice is quite bewildering. However, it means some of them will fall on your vacation and you’ll be able to choose the one that will speak to the hears of both you and your beloved. Take the following list for consideration as a source of ideas for a romantic summer weekend connected with music events.
When: 30 May – 3 June 2018
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Headliners: Bjork, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, The National, Migos, Lorde, Vince Staples, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, The War on Drugs, CHVRCHES, Haim.
Primavera Sound is popular for being the event with the best lineup on the continent. Every year, Primavera gathers the best rock, pop, and indie performers. It takes place at the Parc del Forum, a huge area at the waterfront.
When: 4-7 July 2018
Where: Gdynia, Poland
Lineup: Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Migos, Nick Cave&The Bad Seeds, Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kaleo, Bruno Mars, Young Thug, La Femme.
Open’er is a budget friendly festival at the Baltic Sea in Poland, on the former military airfield called Kosakowo. It always impresses with solid lineups and diverse genres. This year is not an exception. The Open’er program offers av variety of events and occasions in the kid zone, sport zone, NGO zone as well.
When: 8-15 August 2018
Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Kygo, Mumford&Sons
Lineup: Clean Bandit, Above & Beyond, Ummet Ozcan, Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey, Arctic Monkeys, Shawn Mendes, Zara Larsson, Lykke Li.
This week-long festival is a perfect retreat from the daily routine for the fans of absolutely all kinds of music. This August, Sziget will gather big names in the capital of Hungary. Every festival day has a saturated program, which means you will not get bored. Going to Budapest to Sziget you’ll kill two birds with one stone: you’ll explore this beautiful city and see your favorite artists. The festival will take place on an island in the Danube, so camping is available.
When: 5-8 July 2018
Where: near Leuven, Belgium
Lineup: Queens Of The Stone Age, Gorillaz, The Script, The Killers, London Grammar, Pearl Jam
The White Buffalo, Tom Walker, Stone Sour, Nine Inch Nails, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
Want to enjoy the shows of all iconic rock stars at once? Rock Werchter makes the best festival choice for you. Being a massive rock music holiday, it is held since 1976. Around 90 000 music fans make up the daily audience of the event. It is held near a picturesque Belgium town of Leuven, inhabited mainly by students. But it seems that the whole Europe flocks to the place in the beginning of July.
When: 25-29 July 2018
Where: San Sebastian, Spain
For more than 50 years, San Sebastian hosts a legendary jazz festival. Many outstanding talents performed at this festival. Among them are Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles. This summer festival that takes place in Spain is a must for all jazz-lovers. So, this year, the festival expects to hear Gregory Porter, Chick Corea Akoustic Band, Brad Mehldau Trio, Kenny Barron Quintet.