Top 5 European Festivals

You haven’t truly had a festival experience before you’ve stepped out of your comfort zone and attended one of Europe’s huge array of festivals. Whether you’re a metal head, a pop lover, or a slave to the rave there’s a festival out there for you. European festivals are a different experience, so step out of your comfort zone and see what Europe has to offer.

Luckily for you, we have created our guide to the top 5 festivals in Europe that you can attend this year. Take a look at See Tickets for all your latest European festival tickets and information.

1 – Sziget Festival, Hungary

Acts:

  • Foo Fighters
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Post Malone
  • Florence & The Machine
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • The 1975
  • Martin Garrix

Set in the historic Hungarian capital Budapest, Sziget Festival is one of Europe’s finest music events over a period of seven days, making it one of the longest.

It boasts an incredibly diverse lineup, from rock titans Foo Fighters, to pop royalty Ed Sheeran and hip hop breakthrough Post Malone. You can also discover a whole host of new artists like Superorganism, YUNGBLUD and Brit Breakthrough nominees Idles.

Fancy a party cruise? You can take the party boat on a crawl around Budapest, taking in the sights whilst enjoying good music and a tipple.

Sziget Festival

2 – FIB Benicassim, Spain

Acts:

  • Kings of Leon
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Fatboy Slim
  • The 1975
  • George Ezra
  • Blossoms
  • Gerry Cinnamon

Idyllic stretches of beach, hot sun and good music. This just about sums up Spain’s Benicassim in a nutshell. Slap bang in between Barcelona and Valencia, Benicassim is entering its 25th year and it’s set to be one massive celebration.

Headlined by Kings of Leon, Fatboy Slim and Lana Del Rey with more to be announced, this 4-day festival is set to be one of the highlights of the summer. You can spend the day time lounging around on the beach before spending the evening rocking out to Kings of Leon or dancing along to The 1975.

Head to the South Beach for the party atmosphere, or take in some local cultural music by embracing the Spanish artists such as Vestusta Morla and La M.O.D.A littered across the lineup. Flights to Spain are available from flight companies like EasyJet.

Benicassim Festival

3 – Rock AM Ring, Germany

Acts:

  • Tool
  • Slayer
  • Slipknot
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Architects
  • Tenacious D

If rock and metal are your thing, and starting mosh pits is your game, then Rock AM Ring in Germany is the second home you didn’t realise you needed in your life. Alongside sister festival, Rock IM Park, Rock AM Ring pulls in some of the biggest and best acts in the rock and metal genre, alongside alternative acts like The 1975 and Bastille.

Catch Slayer on their farewell tour, for what could be your last time seeing the legends of metal. You can also discover new artists you may never have heard before, with the likes of Nothing Nowhere, The Fever 333 and Beartooth on early doors.

Rock AM Ring

4 – EXIT Festival, Serbia

Acts:

  • The Cure
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • DJ Snake
  • Paul Kalkbrenner
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Skepta
  • Desiigner

Held at the Petrovaradian Fortress in Serbia, EXIT Festival combines legends of dance with a smattering of indie and other genres to provide you with one of Europe’s best festival spectacles. Having previously welcomed Motorhead back in 2016, EXIT continuously breaks boundaries providing you with an eclectic mix of bands and artists across the weekend.

Whether you fancy taking in indie heroes The Cure, or a boogie along to the beats of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, EXIT has something for everyone and is slowly becoming one of Europe’s most underrated and fast-growing festivals.

If you don’t fancy camping at the festival, you can find accommodation nearby using Booking.com.

EXIT Festival fireworks

5 – Rock En Seine, France

Acts:

  • The Cure
  • Major Lazer
  • Jorja Smith
  • Aphex Twin
  • Foals
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Royal Blood

Rock En Seine is held in France’s capital Paris, and is one of Europe’s biggest festivals with a consistently strong and varied lineup. Despite the name, it’s not a festival purely dedicated to rock with artists varying from The Cure, to up and coming British sensation to Jorja Smith and Sheffield genre breakers Bring Me The Horizon, there is bound to be something for everyone.

You can even find the odd splash of genres like reggae, taking it all in alongside the scenic banks of one of France’s most famous rivers. If you fancy a trip to Paris before or after the festival, you can, as it’s right on the festival’s doorstep.

Rock EN Seine