Music Festival Guide

A Listing Of Top Music Festivals In Europe


Festivals of UK are known around the world for their clout and creativity. Listed here are the Best music festivals of Europe.

BoomTown Fair, Winchester: 11-14 Aug, 2016
BoomTown Fair is a hub of non-commercialized music. It consists of nine districts, with varying degrees of vibrancy, fantasy, theatre etc

Bestival, Newport, Isle of Wight: 8-11 Sep, 2016
There are about a thousand performers and absurdity and silliness are found in many forms in this festival. Lit-up lakesides, comedy, theatre, fancy dress makes this an award winning boutique fiesta.

music-festival-300x200Boardmasters, Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay, Newquay: 10-14 Aug, 2016
The best surfers and skaters take part in this, along with the amazing sound tracks that are pop favorites.

Camp Bestival. Lulworth Castlr, Dorset: 28-31 July, 2016
This festival also includes fancy dressing and late night fun, but the only change is that this is entirely family friendly.

Download Festival, Donnington Park, Derby: 10-12 Jun 2016
This is the most prestigious heavy metal hard rock festival in the world.

music-festivalsGlastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset: 22-26 June 2017
This might be one of the oldest festivals, but it is one of the most renowned festivals. It includes theatre and circus shows, with food stalls and other attractions.

The Great Escape, Brighton, Sussex: 19-21 May 2016
This is sea side holiday bonanza, with the sounds of beach waves mix with sound tracks.

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, Wales: 18-21, Aug 2016
Green Man festival showcases the might of landscapes in Europe, with the Brecon Beacon’s Black mountains as the backdrop. Around 1500 performers arrive at this place to discover theatre comedy and literature.

Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold: 14-17 July, 2016
This festival takes over the English country sides and is much more than a music festival. It has DJs hidden in the woods, Fluffy fields on which the sheep grazes, lake opera, clowns and much more fun with tons of music.

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azkenarockIsle of Wight, 9 -12 June
The southern island of Britain boasts some truly great hits this year, including Who and Queen, and Sigma, Jess Glynne, DJ from Pendulum from the current generation.

Parklife 11 -12 June
One of the fastest growing music festivals, Parklife, hosts the Seventh year in the Heaton Park, Manchester. Chemical Brothers, Major Lazer are few of the UK gigs exclusively from Ice Cube.

Glastonbury, 22 -26 June
Three of the behemoths of music industry- Muse, Adele and Coldplay will give the most awaited performance to their fans and the excitement is expected to be enormous.

British Summer Time 1 -10 July
This festival may not be the traditional festival that one might expect to witness but this is a star studded event that happens in Hyde Park; there are six starred up events in this one day festival and always has events that satisfy the audience immensely.

Wireless, 8 -10 July

GDYNIA, POLAND - JULY 02: Danielle Haim and Este Haim of Haim perform on stage at Open'er Festival at Gdynia Kosakowo Airport, on July 2, 2014 in Gdynia, Poland. (Photo by Gaelle Beri/Redferns via Getty Images)

This year may not be as starred-up as the previous year’s performances by Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lamar, but this year had Calvin Harris to close the first night.

Latitude, 14-17 July
New Order, Maccabees and ANtional Headline make the top line pretty solid; further down the line there are Grimes, Queens and Christine, with the events all mixed up with comedy, theatre and other art forms.

Bestival, 10 -13 September
The main attraction of this event is the fancy and unusual dresses that are worn by the participants; the dress code is often unusual; Major Lazer, Diplo, Cure and Hot Chip made this year’s event and dance music was also included.

End of the Road, 1 -4 September
In its 10th year, this boutique festival was held at the Larmer Tree Gardens and has the reputation as the very beautiful and perfect way to end the summer. Broken Social Scene, Bat for Lashes and Joanna Newsom stood out in the line-up.

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