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5 Festivals not to miss this Summer

Posted at:3 May, 2017 in Blog, EFH News, Festivals, Special Events

Heading to Europe this summer? Here are 5 Festivals you simply can’t miss!

Put your hands in the air!!  We’ve got some awesome festivals lined up this summer all across Europe – and here are 5 big ones we certainly won’t being missing. Get your groove on and tickets booked, you’ve got a date!!

5 Festivals not to miss this Summer

Sonar in Barcelona

15th-17th June

Spain is well known for the love of a good fiesta and one not to miss this year is music and creative arts mega festival Sonar. This is the 24th edition of this eclectic festival that is a magnet for international music and artists. Dedicated to Music, Arts & Technology – expect some weird and wonderful things around town from video installation to . Sonar is divided into Sonar Day and Sonar Night tickets at the main venue, along with events at smaller venues around the city and with Sonar Off hosting DJs on the beach. The ticket selections can be complicated but you can search the acts to find the venue for you. The big headliners for Friday and Saturday include De La Soul, Eric Prydz, Little Dragon, Soulwax, Nina Kraviz, Moderat, Dubfire, Jon Hopkins, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Seth Troxler, DJ Shadow and many more!!

There are also events taking place around town so check out the programme of events. There are some serious acts playing here – and they play all night long – so be prepared for some music madness in Barcelona!

5 Festivals not to miss this Summer

Nos Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal

8-10th June

Located on the waterfront, check out this Portuguese festival, sister to the big Barcelona and Lisbon success festival. Headline acts at this vibrant festival include International acts Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Justic, Septa and Teenage Fanclub. The festival is held in the Parque de Cidade in the centre of Porto and we’re expecting a cool vibe! As well as a celebration of International music, this is also a great stage to showcase local and emerging talent as well as celebrating all kinds of artists. This promises to be a great new festival on the summer circuit! 


5 Festivals not to miss this Summer

Roskilde c/o Thomas Kjær


Roskilde Festival, Copenhagen

24th June – 1st July 

This is Northern Europe’s biggest festivals, but still has a chilled out hippy vibe with some good old fashioned Scandinavian hospitality. There are some very coo acts playing this year (as with every year) and you just need to get yourself a tent and get there!  Over 173 acts are already announced to play and there are the usual workshops and art events too. Don’t miss out on the Dream City and checking out the street art too. This year don’t miss The XX, The Foo Fighters, A Tribe called Quest, The Weeknd and Lorde taking to the main stage. There are also plenty of Danish acts to check out on various stages and find some new music to love out there! Nearby to Copenhagen, book your tickets in advance for various camping and day options. 



c/o Benjamin_Legarth / Roskilde Festival

Lollapalooza Paris

22-23rd July

There are some many good bands playing at Lollapalooza Paris this year we can’t wait! This is the first time this Euro wide festival has come to Paris and wow – they are sure to impress. There are international acts from all over with some massive headline acts including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, alt-J, Pixies, London Grammar, DJ Snake and The Weeknd. The festival is held at the Hippodrome de Longchamp so make sure you get your tickets quick as they’re limited! See you there!

5 Festivals not to miss this Summer

This is My Pride Amsterdam 2017

29th July – 6th August

Pride is never exactly a quiet affair… it’s one for all the party people out there to dress up and celebrate LGTB culture in the streets, with a whole lot of music, dancing, pzazz and a positive attitude! Amsterdam of course throws a pretty good Pride festival, along with London, Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona and Berlin – expect exuberance and great music and costumes to fill the street for 7 days of fun and the finale parade. There are plenty of events taking place including Pride at the Beach and the Open Air Cinema, but the highlight is the famous Canal Parade – this is where to spot the best costume too. The made parades take place over 4th and 5th August when the street parties begin – check out the final parade 5th August! This is a whole lot of fun and suitable for everyone to take place and celebrate gay and LGTB culture!  Some events are organised and ticketed in advance so check out the website or follow the colourful instagram to find out what’s what!

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5 Festivals not to miss this Summer
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