We all know that the UK is a hotspot for great music festivals each year, but did you know that there are many more European countries hosting fun and unique festivals? Why not plan a group trip which includes a festival in 2018?

With many European countries’ cheap accommodation and flights, cheap beer and beautiful sights, you will probably spend the same amount of money as you would going to a British music festival. As a bonus, you’ll be travelling to a new country and getting a holiday with it!

Does this sound like a good idea? Gather your best mates, and let’s go on a music-filled adventure!

Ultra Europe Festival

Headliners: Afrojack, David Guetta, Marshmello, Alesso.

About this festival: A three day event boasting the world’s top EDM DJ’s with unparalleled stage designs and top tier production. If EDM is your thing, definitely choose Ultra Europe!

When and where: 6-8 July 2018, Split, Croatia.

Book: Festicket Guide / Book Ultra Europe 2019

Defqon.1 Weekend Festival

Headliners: ANDY SVGE, Code Black, D-Block & S-te-Fan, Max Enforcer, Noisecontrollers.

About this festival: Featuring 14 stages, a lineup of over 250 artists and upwards of 80,000 attendees, the festival is the biggest of its kind anywhere in the world. Elaborate stage production and mind blowing fireworks displays are the norm at Defqon.1, culminating with their famed end-shows to close out the main stage each day.

When and where: 22-24 June 2018, Biddinghuizen, Netherlands.

Book: Festicket Guide / Join Defqon.1 Mailing List

Sziget Festival

Headliners: Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Kendrick Lamar, Lana del Rey, Gorillaz.

About this festival: The organisers say about the festival that they are creating a “love revolution”, giving the festival a message of love, tolerance peace and community to make the planet a better place. With an unbeatable lineup and an incredible host city, what’s not to love?

When and where: 8-15 August 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

Book: Festicket Guide / Book Sziget Festival 2018

EXIT Festival

Headliners: David Guetta, Grace Jones, Nina Kraviz, Martin Garrix, Migos.

About this festival: EXIT is a rock, indie and electronic music festival close to the Serbian city of Novi Sad. Now known across Europe, the festival has become famed for its wild, unforgettable parties inside a stunning setting: a fortress overlooking the Danube. Aside from the music, festival-goers are also encouraged to explore Novi Sad. Brimming with excellent museums, galleries, restaurants, cafes and bars, the city, famed for its mix of soviet architecture and heritage with a modernised Hungarian/Austrian look, is the perfect getaway for cultural and historical buffs.

When and where: 12-15 July 2018, Novi Sad, Serbia.

Book: Book EXIT Festival 2018

Roskilde Festival

Headliners: Bruno Mars, David Byrne, Gorillaz.

About this festival: 8 days. 130000 visitors. 175 music acts. Spectacular art + events. International friends and audiences all over the world. Delicious food. Non-profit all the way. Have we convinced you yet?

When and where: 30 June – 7 July 2018, Roskilde, Denmark.

Book: Book Roskilde Festival 2018

Tomorrowland Festival


Headliners (2017): Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Alesso.

About this festival: You probably already know about Tomorrowland as it is the biggest electronic music festival in the world. You probably won’t be able to get tickets to this anymore as it always sells out in minutes, but it’s always worth joining the waiting list!

When and where: 20-22 & 27-29 July 2018, Boom, Belgium.

Book: Festicket Guide / Join Tomorrowland 2018 Waiting List

Mad Cool Festival

Headliners: Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age.

About this festival: Mad Cool Festival is a huge rock, pop and alternative music festival. Despite this only being the 3rd edition, the festival is already a major player in Europe’s vibrant scene. Taking place this year in a brand new location after two incredible years in the Caja Magica, the three day party runs from the early evening until the early hours with something on the lineup for all manner of music fans.

When and where: 12-14 July 2018, Madrid, Spain.

Book: Festicket Guide / Book Mad Cool Festival 2018

Super Bock Super Rock Festival

Headliners: The xx, Justice, Travis Scott, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, Stormzy.

About this festival: One of Portugal’s biggest and best loved festivals in the heart of Lisbon. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the festival has developed an enviable reputation for hugely impressive lineups that regularly feature some of the worlds biggest music stars. Although strongly rooted in rock music – as the name suggests – the festival has also expanded its reach to include pop, hiphop and electronic music.

When and where: 19-21 July 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

Book: Festicket Guide / Book Super Bock Super Rock 2018

Which festivals are you going to this year? Let us know in the Facebook comments!

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