10 European Festivals Worth Traveling For In 2018
Are you in search for a Rave-cation or just a change of scenery? Europe is the place to be in 2018!
Millions of fearless rave warriors make a pilgrimage to see some of the biggest names in music each year, but it’s hard to know which festival to go to with so many to choose from.
From the sound Mediterranean coast of Croatia to the rave capitals that are Belgium and the Netherlands, you may find yourself aching to go to them all.
To help you out, we have curated a list to fulfill all your festival desires this summer. Book now and you could be partying like there’s no tomorrow at Tomorrowland!
1. Mysteryland, Netherlands
Mysteryland is a colorful collaboration of art and big name music outside of Amsterdam. This unique celebration is the longest running electric dance music festival in the world. If this wasn’t enough, it boasts a light and display spectacle on par with Ultra and Tomorrowland for half the cost. Not only that, you would be joined by some of the biggest EDM fans from over 100 different countries. Whilst Amsterdam is more famous for the Amsterdam music festival in October, for me this is a must.
Headliners: Alesso, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE, Galantis, Hardwell
2. Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria
This indie festival boasts a spectacular once in a lifetime experience. Ever wondered what it would be like to cosy up to a loved one over a sunrise DJ set, 850 meters above sea level? Well look no further. It’s a festival in the clouds, setting a theatrical experience with a fairly indie line up but despite the lack of big names, the magic of the land will transport you to new dimensions.Headliners: Donna Leake, RAMZi
3. Tomorrowland, Belgium
The holy grail of all that’s EDM in Europe. Tomorrowland is the home of the best electrical dance scene in Europe with a line up fit for the EDM gods. This is the mother of all tomorrowland’s across all 5 continents that the iconic festival has teleported to. Expect one of a kind staging and visual spectacles that will blow your mind! (And don't forget your best rave wear too!)
Headliners: Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Axwell Λ Ingrosso
4. Creamfields, England
Far from a cream tea party in the park, Creamfields is the UK’s biggest EDM devoted music festival. If once isn’t enough with this festival, they have a twin festival at Finsbury park in London. It hosts the best DJ’s from all around the world in a unique steel structure which makes for one of the most unique festival experiences in the world. This one should be on your festival bucket list.
Headliners: Eric Prydz, Tiësto, Axwell Λ Ingrosso
5. Outlook, Croatia
Drop them emails for 4 days and get over to Croatia at the beginning of September. It may be nearing the end of the festival season but Pula will go out with a bang. This innovative party has more diversity than any other with boat parties, beach parties and the biggest rave of the year in a 2000-yearold roman amphitheatre. If you survive all this, Julio Caesar would be proud.
Headliners: Bonobo, Andy C, Nadia Rose, J Hus
6. Boomtown, England
Need to replace your Glastonbury trip this year? Boomtown could be your answer. It has more variety than Heinz with everything from drum & bass, dubstep, reggae, garage, house, hip-hop and electro-swing.Headliners: Gorillaz, Die Antwoord
7. Ultra Europe, Croatia
A very close rival to Tomorrowland and a personal favourite, Ultra is the Ultimate EDM experience. Thousands of fans travel from all around the world to be a part of the most extraordinary production of the year. Set up on the small yet stunning Island of split, this global spectacle drops the beat Croatian style, keep an eye out for those part boats!Headliners: Armin van Buuren, Marshmello, Axwell Λ Ingrosso
8. Roskilde, Denmark
Denmark’s alternative to Glastonbury. This non profit festivals donates all it’s earnings to charity and it acquires a who’s who line up without fail each year. Did I mention how long it’s on for? Only a swift 8 days.
Headliners: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Gorillaz, Stormzy
9. Lovebox, England
With so many emerging festivals in London, it may be hard to pick just one out. I’ll make it easy for you, Lovebox is hands down the one. Based in a serene London park, Lovebox has hosted some of the biggest names in music whilst keeping the cost down and the good times rolling.
Headliners: Childish Gambino, Skepta, Diplo, Anderson.Paak
10. Pohoda, Slovakia
You’ve probably never heard of Pohoda and you’re probably trying to figure out how it’s even pronounced but let me assure you, it’s running the coolest vibes this season. If after all the raves you fancy just chilling to some reggae beats and chilled hip-pop, then look no further. Also it’s worth mentioning that at €99 for a camping ticket, it’s probably one of the cheapest big festivals in Europe.
Headliners: Chemical Brothers, Glass animals, Ziggy Marley
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