With summer right around the corner, there’s nothing better than spending a couple of weeks travelling from a country to another, enjoying the traditions, the weather and the delicious food that every single one of them has to offer.
Summer festivals are the perfect opportunity to bring together your desire for adventure and music, and every year there is an embarrassment of riches: that’s why we have listed the best European music festivals to explore in 2017!
Here’s the first part of our list.
Glastonbury Festival @Pilton, England
Glastonbury is the festival of records: 135,000 people, 900 acres of music and tents, less than 30 minutes to get a ticket.
In a few words, THE festival par excellence, inaugurated in 1970 and still managed by the eighty-year-old Michael Eavis.
Rain has become a tradition in this festival: get yourselves a pair of rubber boots and raincoats, and prepare to walk and jump in the mud like you used to do when you were children.
(Ps: abandon any idea of bringing a flag with you: it’s for your own good)
Line Up: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, The xx, The National, Biffy Clyro, Katy Perry, Barry Gibb, Royal Blood, Stormzy, Chic, Major Lazer, Alt-J, and many more!
Reading and Leeds Festival, @Reading/Leeds, England
This is the festival that makes us ask ourselves a logic question: is it in Reading or is it in Leeds?
Well, it’s actually in both cities, simultaneously.
It’s the longest festival in the world, and it allow you to see the same artists in two different places, simply by changing the order of the performances.
Line Up: Kasabian, Bastille, Two Door Cinema Club, Eminem, Major Lazer, Korn, The Pretty Reckless, At The Drive In, Muse, Liam Gallagher, Blossoms, and many more!
TRNSMT Festival, @Glasgow, Scotland
Isle of Wight Festival @Isle of Wight, England
While in 1968 Americans were enjoying Woodstock, on the other side of the ocean the British had Wight, where two years later 600,000 people were able to attend Jimi Hendrix’s last performance and The Doors.
Risen from its ashes in 2002, it is a compulsory stage for music lovers and for those who are interested in counterculture.
Line Up: Razorlight, Starsailor, The Alarm, David Guetta & Run DMC, Kaiser Chiefs, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, The Pretenders, Arcade Fire, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Example, The Kooks, Rod Stewart, Bastille, George Era, Clean Bandit, Imelda May, The Shires, The Vamps, and many more!