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Top European Festivals in Summer

Top European Festivals in Summer

If you missed the mud at Glastonbury or if Barcelona’s Sonar has left you thirsty for more – check out this list of the top European Festivals in summer! There’s tons of festivals ready to serve you a healthy mix of music. arts, and culture! So grab your tent and get ready to party!

Top European Festivals in Summer

Sziget Festival

Where: Budapest, Hungary

When: Early August

This week long festival is well known in Europe and is absolutely something you should experience! Set up your tent under the trees, and get ready to dance to some of the world’s hottest talent! Previous headliners have included Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, The 1975, IAMDDB, and more.

The festival also offers workshops on various topics & arts, discussions, and more! Get your tickets fast as they only sell 1000!

If you’re planning on attending this festival, you have to book Budapest’s best, Maverick Hostel!

Top European Festivals in Summer

NOS Alive Festival

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

When: Usually early to mid July

You don’t want to miss NOS ALIVE! It promises great people, sunshine, and incredible music on the waterfront. What more could you want? Previous headliner’s have included The Chemical Brothers, Arcade Fire, Depeche Mode, and Radiohead. Don’t forget to bring plenty of sun cream!

The best hostel in Lisbon is Oasis Backpacker’s – with one of the coolest patio bars in the city!

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EXIT Festival

Where: Novi Sad, Serbia 

When: Usually early to mid July

If you’re into electronic music then this European festival should be on your radar! With hundreds of international artists and the coolest setting in Novi Sad, Exit has earned its reputation as the hippest party in Eastern Europe. Dance to the beats of artists such as Peggy Gou, Solomun, Lost Frequencies, Fritz Kalkbrenner, and more. 

Stay in Serbia a few days before or after the festival and check out the ultra cool ArkaBarka Floating Hostel in Belgrade!

Epidaurus Festival

Where: Athens, Greece

When: From June until August

For the classics theatre lovers, there’s no better place to be than in Athens! This is one of the top European theatre festivals in summer and shouldn’t be missed! Watch classic works be performed in ancient theatres where they once debuted!

AthensStyle is the best hostel in Athens and boasts and incredible rooftop bar you’ll surely fall in love with!

Download Festival

Where: Madrid, Spain

When: Usually at the end of June

Get ready to throw up the horns at Madrid’s heavy rock festival! Previous headliner’s for this heavy festival have included System of a Down, Five Finger Death Punch, slipknot, TOOL, and more. you don’t want to miss the chance to rock out at this top European festival this summer!

Madrid can get very busy in summer, so be sure to book your room at Cats Hostel for the ultimate experience!

Top European Festivals in Summer

We hope you enjoyed our guide to the top European festivals in Summer! For more great destinations and hostels in Europe, check out Europe’s Famous Hostels!

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