Head to the continent for a festival experience of a lifetime with Spain's Primavera Sound, Denmark's Roskilde Festival and France's Rock En Seine to name a few.
We've been seriously pushing US and UK music festivals this year but, it has to be said, there's nowhere quite like Europe.
The continent is home to some of the most unique music events in the world and, looking at what's on offer this year, it seems that the festival season is the best time to experience cultural diversity to the nth degree. Whether its sun or snow you're after, rock or dance music, indoor or outdoor, Europe has it all and with the summer quickly approaching, it's time to get on a plane and take the best vacation of your lives as we guide you to the most exciting countries you can hope to visit this year.
- Pukkelpop (August 14th - 16th): This Belgian weekend remains seriously cool having first began in 1985 and always playing host to some of the world's best alternative music with early performers including Ramones, The Jesus And Mary Chain and Iggy Pop. Nearly 30 years on, Pukkelpop maintains its excellence with 2014 seeing the likes of Clean Bandit, Gogol Bordello and Die Antwoord on the bill.
- Tomorrowland (July 18th - 20th and July 25th - 27th): If you want to feel like you've entered a fantasy world for a weekend (or two), Tomorrowland is definitely for you. Taking place in the town of Boom, you'll be rocking out against a backdrop of incredible art installations of gargantuan proportions - it really isn't a sight to be missed.
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The Garden Festival hosted at Petrcane in Croatia is indeed becoming a hot place to check out on the festival circuit these days. Having received plenty of media praise and wonderful whisperings from those who have flocked to this lovely site, The Garden Festival is still in full bloom projecting a serene and glowing vibe. I went to the 2009 edition and indeed had a fantastic time. I had to come back to reclaim some of the magic that The Garden Festival has to offer.
Continue reading: The Garden Festival, 2nd- 11th July 2010 Live Review
Wow! It's amazing to think that almost a whole year has gone by and I'm returning to the wonderful Garden Festival! I had such a good time in 2009 that I decided I had to go back again, this time for both weekends!! It's credit to the organisers for spotting the potential of a beautiful and emerging country and finding the ideal location to bring a 'new' kind of Ibiza spirit and place for people to gather. It seems the vision was real, as five years on, Petrcane, Croatia is indeed a great place to be and many people from all around the world are heading there.
Continue reading: The Garden Festival, Petrcane, Croatia 2010 Preview
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