Spring time is almost over. The sun is shining (or, at least, it should be), and music lovers of all kinds are getting ready for the festival season. If you love rhythm, beaches and boat parties, there is no better place this summer than Europe.
From Switzerland to Iceland, from Malta to Serbia, here are the best summer music festivals of Europe.
Parklife @Manchester, England
“All the people, so many people, and they all go hand in hand, hand in hand through their parklike, know what I mean?” sang the Blur a few years ago.
Within a few years, Parklife has become the most famous two-days music festival in Manchester, and it will offer you a 360 degree experience that packs in a very long line up with the most diversified genres.
Line Up: Frank Ocean, The 1975, A Tribe Called Quest, Boy Better Know, Jess Glynne, Two Door Cinema Club, Fatboy Slim, and many more!
Nos Alive @Lisboa, Portugal
Last year Nos Alive was one of the very few European festivals to win a performance by the Arcade Fire, and, besides that, it has one of the best line ups of the season. Not bad, huh?
Additionally, it is 8 minutes far from the heart of the city and 15 minutes from the beach.
Line Up: The Weeknd, The XX, Phoenix, Alt-J, Royal Blood, Blossoms and many more!
Primavera Sound @Barcelona, Spain
Alternative, alternatives everywhere.
Yeah, because the festival, born as an electronic event, now blends different genres, and goes from almost-unknown bands that you would never see, to big names, so well-known that it was able to attract Vice’s attention.
To make you understand the kind of alternative and hipster-ish air you breathe, you just need to see the fantastic teaser they have released for the 2017 edition.
Line Up: Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Frank Ocean, The xx, Aphex Twin, Grace Jones, Slayer, Solange, Van Morrison and many more!
FIB @Benicàssim, Spain
One of the most important indie music festivals in Europe, loved by both the Spaniards and the British, who take advantage of the amazing chance of enjoying amazing music while they’re spending time in the great holiday village, the perfect place to escape the rainy British weather. While in the morning you can sleep under the sunlight of one of the small town’s beaches, in the evening you have to be in the front row of one of the gigs to sing and dance until 6am.
Rock en Seine @Paris, France
Last year, Elle put this festival in the top events of the month. It’s cool, fancy, chic: if you’re a fashion lover, this is the perfect place for you. In addition to being 5 minutes away from the subway stop that will take you to downtown Paris, the festival takes place in Saint-Cloud Castle Park. Tired of the whip? You can admire the floral garden of Marie Antoinette, or watch the sunset from the viewpoint.