6 Great Music Festivals in Europe

Europe is the continent of festivals. In this post, I’m going to focus on several best music festivals in Europe. First off though: the following list not exhaustive whatsoever. It is merely a short overview of the biggest and the best music festivals in Europe.

Best Music Festivals in Europe: Tomorrowland 2014 - Mainstage
Mainstage at Tomorrowland, Belgium: Photo Sebastien Camelot / CC 2.0

6 Best Music Festivals in Europe

Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury is without question one of the world’s most famous music festivals. Even though it’s known for its rather unfortunate bad weather, Glastonbury still sells out in a few hours and is attended by about 180,000 people.

Sziget, Hungary

Every August, Hungary’s biggest music festival occupies an island in the Danube River in central Budapest. There is a huge number of , where people can enjoy a wide variety of music, from reggae and jazz to rock and dance.

Lowlands, the Netherlands

Lowlands is a major performing arts and music festival in the Netherlands. It takes place during three days in August. The festivities include pretty much every music genre, including hip hop, dance, rock and dance, as well as movies, stand-up comedy and literature.

Roskilde, Denmark

Roskilde Festival is the largest festival in Denmark and one of the largest in Europe. This is a four-day festival with a four-day “warm up” in the historic town of Roskilde, a short drive from Copenhagen. It attracts more than 100,000 party-goers and features some of the biggest acts in the world.

Rock Werchter, Belgium

The small Belgian town of Werchter gets transformed into one of Europe’s biggest festivals in June. The line-up is absolutely world-class year after year. Originally started by a local youth movement, the festival has exploded into one of the best music festivals in the world—it has won the award for best festival in the world several times. It draws in 80,000 people every day for four days.

Tomorrowland, Belgium

Tomorrowland has expanded into one of the most famous electronic music festivals in the world. Originally a small local festival in the town of Boom, near Antwerp, Belgium, in recent year it has received recognition from around the world.

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    Thanks for the nice review. Roskilde is huge! There are actually many more smaller festivals in Denmark, but which are still cool, such as Northside festival, Tinderbox, etc. There are plenty of things happening in Copenhagen in summer. Also, I always wanted to go to Tomorrowland in Belgium, heard so much about it.


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