As we head towards the summer the thoughts of many people will begin to drift towards where they will be going and what they will be doing. And lots of people will be looking towards the festival circuit to mix travel with music and dancing. So we thought we’d throw some ideas out there for your consideration if you haven’t decided where you want to go and cut a rug international style.
The Danish super festival has long been a staple for festival travellers and so it should be. For the size of the festival, capacity around 75,000, it feels a lot more intimate than it should. The line up is always eclectic with a mix of genres and bands that could headline any festival and bands that you won’t see anywhere else.
Located just out side of Copenhagen it is relatively easy to reach and if camping is not your thing then you can easily grab the train back into the city and stay in a hostel or hotel for a little bit more comfort.
The festival runs from the 5th of July to the 8th of July so get organising now.
This Parisian festival is located in the French capital and has a capacity of around 50,000 people. I can’t think of a much better city to have a festival in and again in a similar vain to Roskilde, if camping is not your idea of a good time then there are other options open to you.
The line-up is a mix of well known international acts as well as many French acts that you won’t see anywhere else.
The festival runs from the 22nd of June to the 24th of June so it could be a perfect stop off point if you are more travelling around the area.
The Spanish festival has been going since 1995 and has attracted some of the biggest acts in the world, and this year is no different with a huge line up featuring legends such as Bob Dylan and New Order along with a heap of other big names.
The festival runs from the 12th of July to the 14th of July.
Perhaps getting off the beaten track is more your idea of fun when it comes to festival going. Positivus festival is located in Salacgriva, Latvia and has a capacity for around 40,000 people.
The line up is a little smaller than at some of the bigger festivals but it is still very interesting with a mix of known and unknown acts for you to see.
Positivus runs from the 20th of July to the 21st of July.
These are just a few of the music festivals that will be going on over the summer months. We are sure that you will all have your favourites but perhaps it is time to look further afield and find some new places to experience.
What are your favourite festivals? Do you have any tips that you would like to share on festival survival? Let us know in the comments below.