European Festival Guide 2017

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Combine your European trip with a festival or three. In July you're spoilt for choice with tons of festivals all on the bounce...

  • St Patrick's Day

    When: 16-19 March

    Where: Dublin, Ireland

    What: A cultural festival to celebrate St Patrick and all things Irish. A series of cultural, music, food & drink events all across the city.

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  • Horizon

    When: 22 March-02 April

    Where: Arinsol, Andorra

    Who: Floating Points, Ben UFO, Oneman, AJ Tracey, Craig Charles, Hampton, G-Ha, Night Swimmers, Scar Duggy, Eric Small, Bigman Japan, Sticky Bandit + more

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  • Snowbombing

    When: 03-08 April

    Where: Mayrhofen, Austria

    Who: Chase & Status, Run the Jewwls, Courteeners, Giggs, Blossoms, Slaves, De La Soul, Novelist, Kink, Elrow, Andy C, MK, Groove Armada, Disciples, Shy FX + more

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  • Caprices

    When: 06-09 April

    Where: Crans-Montana, Switzerland

    Who: Ben Klock, Leon, Mano Le Tough, Marcel Dettmann, Marco Carola, Marco Faraone, Paco Osuna, Talaboman, Djerry C, Kerri Chandler, Manolo, Cassy, Adriatique, Apollonia + more

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  • Motel Mozaique

    When: 07-08 April

    Where: Rotterdam, Netherlands

    Who: The Slow Show, Devendra Banhart, Lisa Hannigan, Weyes Blood, Grandaddy, The Lemon Twigs, Thundercat, Joep Beving, Ryley Walker, Isaiah Rashad + more

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  • Rock AM Ring & Rock IM Park

    When: 02-04 June

    Where: Nurburgring/Eifel, Germany

    Who: 187 Strassenbande, Airbourne, Alter Bridge, Bastille, Five Finger Death Punch, Kraftklub, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Slaves, System of a Down + more

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  • Meadows in the Mountains Festival

    When: 09-11 June

    Where: Rhodopes Mountains, Bulgaria

    Who: tbc

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  • Sonar

    When: 15-17 June

    Where: Barcelona, Spain

    Who: AJ Tracey, Benji B, Cerrone, Daphnee & Hunee, De La Soul, Dubfire, Eric Prydz, John Hopkins, Justice, Marco Carola, Moderat, Nina Kraviz, Soulwax, Thundercat + more

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  • INmusic

    When: June tba

    Where: Lake Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia

    Who: Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Kasabian, Slaves, Michael Kiwanuka, Flogging Molly, Darko Rundek, Repetitor, Public Service Broadcasting + more tbc

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  • Down the Rabbit Hole

    When: 23-25 June

    Where: Groene Heuvels / Beuningen, Heineken, Netherlands

    Who: Moderat, Nicholas Jaar, Oscar & the Wolf, Cage the Elephant, Moss, Rag 'n' Bone Man, Tash Sultana, Warpaint + more

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  • Garorock

    When: 30 June-02 July

    Where: Marmande, France

    Who: London Grammer, Diplo, Phoenix, Foals, Royal Blood, M.I.A, Justice, Tale of Us, Solomun, Georgio + more

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  • Balaton Sound

    When: 05-09 July

    Where: Lake Balaton, Hungary

    Who: Alison Wonderland, Example & DJ Wire, Galantis, Hardwell, John Digweed, Robin Schultz, Sasha, Sigma Live, Tiesto, Nicky Romero, Kygo, Jason Derulo, Dubfire + more

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  • Pohoda Festival

    When: 06-08 July

    Where: Letisko Trencin, Slovakia

    Who: Solange, Alt-J, Jake Bugg, Boys Noize, Future Islands, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Slaves, Machinedrum, Acid Arab, IDLES, TaxiWars, C Duncan + more

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  • Bilbao BBK Live

    When: 06-08 July

    Where: Bilbao, Spain

    Who: Depeche Mode, The Killers, Die Antwoord, Justice, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, Brian Wilson Presnts...Pet Sounds, Fleet Foxes, Royal Blood, The 1975 + more

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  • EXIT

    When: 06-09 July

    Where: Novi Sad, Serbia

    Who: The Killers (5th), Liam Gallagher, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jake Buss, Solomun, Duke Dumont, Robin Schultz, Faithless DJ Set + more

    Enter our competition below to win 4 VIP passes to EXIT Festival

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  • San Fermin

    When: 06-13 July

    Where: Pamplona, Spain

    What: AKA The Running of the Bulls, San Farmin starts with fireworks and includes many events. If the Bull Run isn't your thing, there's still plenty to enjoy.

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  • Ultra Europe

    When: 14-16 July

    Where: Split, Croatia

    Who: Afrojack, Alesso, Carl Cox, David Guetta, deadmau5, Hardwell, Jamie Jones, Mar+in Garrix, Nero, DJ Snake, Solomun + more

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  • Sea Dance Festival

    When: 13-15 July

    Where: Budva, Montenegro

    Who: John Newman, Sean Paul, + more tbc

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  • Super Bock Super Rock Festival

    When: 13-15 July

    Where: Lisbon, Portugal

    Who: London Grammer, The Orwells, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Deftones, Foster The People, Bruno Pernadas, Boogarins, Capitao Fausto, Kevin Morby + more

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  • Benicassim

    When: 13-16 July

    Where: Benicassim, Spain

    Who: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Weekend, Kasabian, Foals, Los Planetas, Liam Gallagher, Ride, Bonobo, Blossoms, Slaves + more

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  • Melt Festival

    When: 14-16 July

    Where: Ferropolis, Germany

    Who: Bonobo, Die Antwoord, Dixon, Fat Boy Slim (Pre-party), Glass Animals, Hercules & Love Affair, Phoenix, Warpaint, Tale of Us, The Kills + more

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  • Lollapalooza

    When: 22-23 July

    Where: Paris, France

    Who: Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Imagine Dragons, Lana Del Ray, The Weekend, Alt-J, Pixies, The Roots, DJ Snake, Editors, Milky Chance + more

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  • Soundwave

    When: 21-31 July

    Where: Tisno, Croatia

    WhoThe Pharcyd, Roy Ayers, GoGo Penguin, Roni Size, Gilles Peterson, Laura Mvula, Horse Meat Disco, Egyptian Lover, Yussef Kamaal + more

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  • OFF Festival

    When: 04-06 August

    Where: Katowice, Poland

    Who: PJ Harvey, The Black Madonna, Moor Mother, Beak>, Jessy Lanza, Anna Van Hauswolff + more

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  • Sziget

    When: 09-16 August

    Where: Budapest, Hungary

    Who: Kasabian, Major Lazer, Flume, PJ Harvey, Alt-J, Interpol, Billy Talent, Two Door Cinema Club, Jamie Cullum, Rudimental, Charlie xcx + more

    Enter our competition below to win 2 x 7 day tickets to Sziget Festival

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  • Flow Festival

    When: 11-13 August

    Where: Helsinki, Finlands

    Who: Lana Del Rey, The XX, Aphex Twin, Ryan Adamas, Moderat, Flume, London Grammar, Young Thug, Vince Staples, Sparks, Sampha + more

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  • Lowlands

    When: 18-20 August

    Where: Walibi, Netherlands

    Who: Mumford and Sons, The XX, Editors, Alt-J, Bastille, Cypress Hill, Elbow, Flume, Iggy Pop, Kovacs, London Grammar + more

    Enter our competition below to win 2 tickets to Lowlands Festival

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  • La Tomatina

    When: 30 August

    Where: Bunol, Spain

    What: The annual tomato fight along with after party - it's messy but massive fun!

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  • Dimensions Festival

    When: 30 August-03 September

    Where: Pula, Croatia

    Who: Grace Jones, Moderat, Nina Kravitz, Gilles Peterson, Pearson Sound, + more

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  • Outlook Festival

    When: 06-10 September

    Where: Fort Punta, Croatia

    Who: Dizzee Rascal, DJ Shadow, Wiley, Goldie, Friction, AJ Tracey, Dawn Penn, Soom T,  + more

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  • Oktoberfest

    When: 16 September-03 October

    Where: Munich, Germany

    What: Ceremonies, Beer, Prades, Beer, Brass Bands, Beer, Fairground Rides, Beer, Bavarian Food, Beer and more Beer

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  • Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

    When: 30 August-03 September

    Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Who: Kenny Larkin, Jay Shepheard, Yellow Claw, Carl Cox, Nicky Romero, Eats Everything, Bonobo, DARKSIDE, Howling, Max Cooper + more

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  • Polaris Festival

    When: December tba

    Where: Verbier, Switzerland

    Who: tbc

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