European Music Festivals 2019

Festival season is almost upon us and with so many top class events happening, it can be hard to choose which European music festival(s) to go to.


We want to help you out, so here’s our round-up of the best music festivals happening around Europe this summer.

1. Sound City

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After last year's spectacular sell-out, Sound City returns to Liverpool's city centre for another edition of the UK's leading independent festival. The best up and coming musicians from around the world will perform in venues across the city for an up close, personal and intimate festival experience.


Where: Liverpool, United Kingdom

When: May 3 – May 5 2019

Who: Mabel, Loyle Corner, Shame, Louis Berry

Tickets: From £31.50 availabe here

2. Primavera Sound

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This Barcelona-based music festival has always delivered the finest acts in a beautiful location and this year they return with another line-up packed full of quality.


“A festival is not only its line-up, but a line-up says a lot about a festival,” Primavera Sound say, and their 2019 line-up is stellar, comprehensive, contemporary, with girl power in spades - one most definitely conceived for us, the fans.


Where: Barcelona, Spain

When: May 27 – June 2 2019

Who: Solange, Tame Impala, Cardi B, Future

Tickets: €195 available here.

3. NorthSide

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Some of the world's biggest music acts will descend on Aarhus in June to be a part of Europe's greenest festival. What started as a one day festival has grown into one of Europe's most popular weekend events.


Where: Aarhus, Denmark

When: June 6th to June 8th

Who: Tame Impala, Mark Ronson, Bon Iver, New Order

Tickets: From 1895 DKK (€255 approx.), available here

4. Parklife

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Parklife in Manchester is the perfect festival for those who want to avoid camping. Spread out over two days, it’s a thumping good way to spend a weekend in the north of England. Last year’s line-up featured The XX, N.E.R.D. and Manchester native Liam Gallagher, we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us this year.


Where: Manchester, United Kingdom

When: June 8th to June 9th

Who: Cardi B, George Ezra, Solange, The Streets

Tickets: Available here

5. Isle Of Wight Festival

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The UK has a reputation for hosting some of the best European music festivals and Isle Of Wight has a lot to do with that. Established in 1968, Isle Of Wight welcomes some of the world’s top artists in 2019.


Where: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

When: June 13th to June 16th

Who: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, George Ezra, Biffy Clyro, Fatboy Slim

Tickets: £175, available here

6. Download

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Yet another festival in the UK and it’s one for the metalheads. Download is the top European music festival for heavy metal fans and once again their line-up is stacked with the world’s biggest and best rock bands.


Where: Donington Park, United Kingdom (Fly to East Midlands

When: June 14th to June 16th

Who: Def Leppard, Slipknot, Tool, Slayer

Tickets: From £210, available here

7. Rock Werchter

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Quickly becoming one of Europe’s must-see festivals, Rock Werchter is back for another four day party in Belgium. A top drawer line-up awaits, along with incredible food and a buzzing atmosphere.


Where: Werchter, Belgium (Fly to Brussels)

When: June 27th to June 30th

Who: Pink, Muse, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine

Tickets: From €243, available here

8. Garorock

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Located in the gorgeous French rural setting of Marmande, Garorock boasts a varied line-up featuring world-renowned acts. It’s one of the most enjoyable experiences you can have at a music festival in Europe.


Where: Marmande, France (Fly to Bergerac)

When: June 27th to June 30th

Who: Macklemore, Sum 41, Christine and the Queens, DJ Snake

Tickets: From €160, available here

9. Awakenings

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Fans of techno, house and good times will love Awakenings. Over 100 acts will descend on Amsterdam to play the best in electronic music over two days in the Netherlands capital.


Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

When: June 29th to June 30th

Who: Adam Beyer, Jeff Mills, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth

Tickets: From €119, available here

10. Roskilde

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The largest festival in northern Europe, Roskilde is often compared to Glastonbury in size and legend. If you want to have a great time without the guilty conscience, Roskilde is the festival for you. All profits are donated to social and cultural charities. It’s a win-win situation.


Where: Roskilde, Denmark (Fly to Copenhagen)

When: June 29th to July 6th

Who: The Cure, Travis Scott, Robyn, Brockhampton

Tickets: 2100 DKK (€280 approx.), available here

11. Open’er

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This Polish music festival is one of the best organised festivals in Europe. Plus - you won’t have to worry about finding a spot for your tent as when you arrive they'll have one waiting for you. Add to that a brilliant line-up playing in a former military airfield and you have a festival not to be missed.


Where: Gdynia, Poland (Fly to Gdansk)

When: July 3rd to July 6th

Who: The 1975, Vampire Weekend, Diplo, Rudimental

Tickets: From 599zł (€140 approx.), available here

12. EXIT Festival

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This European music festival has put Serbia on the map as a must visit destination for music lovers. 2018’s “Best Major European Festival” at the EU Festival Awards, EXIT is back with another line-up so good you won’t want to leave.


Where: Novi Sad, Serbia (Fly to Serbia)

When: July 4th to July 7th

Who: The Cure, Carl Cox, Sofi Tukker, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Tickets: From €99, available here

13. Les Eurockéennes

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Les Eurockéennes is worth checking out for its location alone. Hidden away in the beautiful French countryside you can enjoy a world-class line-up in idyllic surroundings. What better way to spend a weekend in July?


Where: Belfort, France (Fly to Basel)

When: July 4th to July 7th

Who: Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Weezer, The Chainsmokers, Interpol

Tickets: From €91, available here

14. Wireless

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The biggest urban music festival in Europe, Wireless takes over Finsbury park every year with the best acts from the world of hip-hop, grime, garage and more. With headliners like J. Cole and Stormzy last year, we’re sure they’re working on something extra special this July.


Where: Finsbury Park, United Kingdom (Fly to London)

When: July 5th to July 7th

Who: Cardi B, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, Migos

Tickets: From £57.50, available here

15. Kappa FuturFestival

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One of best electronic festivals in Europe, certainly in one of the most impressive settings, in Parco Dora, an old car factory-turned park in the heart of Torino. This year for the first time, they're offering an 'Art & Techno' package which includes exclusive private art tours of the acclaimed contemporary art museum Castello di Rivoli, the Mazzoleni Art Gallery, a private collection, and a visit to visual artist and sculptor Fabio Viale’s private studio. Plus you’ll also get a Torino Museum pass which will gives access to the city’s best museums. 


Where: Turin, Italy

When: July 6th to July 7th

Who: Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones

Tickets: From €75, available here

16. Ultra Europe

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Back in Split for its 7th annual edition, Ultra Europe is one of the most anticipated music festivals in the world. If last year’s line-up is anything to go by we can expect another year of electronic music’s biggest acts over an extravagant weekend.


Where: Split, Croatia (Fly to Zadar)

When: July 12th to July 14th

Who: David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Snake, Carl Cox

Tickets: From €169, available here

17. Dour Festival

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Don’t read too much into the name, Dour Festival is anything but dour. It might just be the friendliest music festival in Europe. From security to bar staff to festival goers, Dour is a wonderful experience. Great line-up too.


Where: Dour, Belgium (Fly to Brussels)

When: July 10th to July 14th

Who: A$AP Rocky, Disclosure, Damso, Nina Kraviz

Tickets: From €160, available here

18. Mad Cool Festival

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This Madrid-based festival only began in 2016 but is already up there among the elite European music festivals. That’s in no small part thanks to its huge line-ups and 2019 is no different.


Where: Madrid, Spain

When: July 11th to July 13th

Who: Bon Iver, The National, The Smashing Pumpkins, The 1975

Tickets: From €175, available here

19. NOS Alive

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The biggest and best festival in Lisbon, NOS Alive will return for another bumper year. If the fantastic line-up isn’t enough for you, you'll find the festival is just a short distance from Lisbon’s buzzing nightlife.


Where: Lisbon, Portugal

When: July 11th to July 13th

Who: The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, Bon Iver, The Chemical Brothers

Tickets: From €139.77, available here

20. Colours of Ostrava

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This Czech music festival is family friendly, with a babysitting service on site so you can enjoy the varied line-up while knowing your children are in safe hands.


Where: Ostrava, Czech Republic (Flights to Ostrava available from London Stansted and Milan Bergamo)

When: July 17th to July 20th

Who: The Cure, Florence and the Machine, Rag’n’Bone Man, Mogwai

Tickets: From €114, available here

21. Benicassim

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Benicassim is one of the most popular summer music festivals in Europe. Set on a stunning beach resort, its immense line-up in the Spanish sun is hard to top.


Where: Benicassim, Spain (Fly to Valencia / Barcelona)

When: July 18th to July 21st

Who: Kings of Leon, Lana Del Rey, George Ezra, Jess Glynne

Tickets: From €125, available here

22. OFF Festival

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If you’re looking to break away from the mainstream and experience a different kind of festival then OFF is the one for you. A line-up of alternative, up and coming artists and an array of interesting activities, OFF is an incredible experience.


Where: Katowice, Poland

When: August 2nd to August 4th

Who: Foals, Suede, Sterolab, Loyle Carner

Tickets: From 290zł (€68 approx.) available here

23. All Together Now

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Brand new to the festival scene last year, All Together Now is already becoming one of the most popular festivals in Ireland. There's already a buzz about what is still to come from Ireland’s newest music festival.


Where: Waterford, Ireland (Fly to Dublin)

When: August 2nd to August 4th

Who: The National, Patti Smith, Hot Chip, Father John Misty

Tickets: €208, available here

24. Oya

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Spread out over a serene and tranquil park in the capital of Norway, Oya is a relaxing break from the usual European music festival experience. With established and breakout acts on the bill, it’s one European festival in 2019 you won’t want to miss.


Where: Oslo, Norway

When: August 6th to August 10th

Who: The Cure, Robyn, Sigrid, Tame Impala

Tickets: 2954 NOK (€304 approx.), available here

25. Sziget

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Sziget is fast becoming the European music festival. This Budapest festival boasts a line-up that might top any on offer in Europe this summer. You can’t bring your own drinks to the festival, but with beer and wine on sale for just €3, your festival fuel won't break the bank.


Where: Budapest, Hungary

When: August 7th to August 13th

Who: Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Florence and the Machine, Foo Fighters

Tickets: From €319, available here

26. Lowlands

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The small Dutch town of Biddinghuizen sees its 6,000 strong population increase by more than 50,000 for a weekend each August. Lowlands features heavyweight headliners, a wellness village, sports facilities and dozens of restaurants from all over the world.


Where: Biddinghuizen, Netherlands (Fly to Amsterdam)

When: August 16th to August 18th

Who: Tame Impala, Twenty One Pilots, The National, New Order

Tickets: €195, available here

27. Sonus

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The famous five-day techno festival returns to Zrce Beach for another electric year. Since beginning in 2013, Sonus has become one of Europe’s most celebrated house and techno festivals.


Where: Kolan, Croatia (Fly to Zadar)

When: August 18th to August 22nd

Who: Rødhåd, Amelie Lens, I Hate Models, Chris Liebing

Tickets: From €179, available here

28. Creamfields

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Creamfields is the world’s leading electronic music festival, and for good reason. Entering its 22nd year, 70,000 people will flock to the Cheshire countryside to revel in the amazing line-up, jaw-dropping stages and mind-blowing production.


Where: Daresbury, United Kingdom (Fly to Liverpool)

When: August 22nd to August 25th

Who: Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Adam Beyer, Cirez D

Tickets: From £175, available here

29. Mysteryland

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Renowned for its creativity and production value, Mysteryland is the biggest festival in Amsterdam. A three-day spectacular of music and mystery in the beautiful fields, forests and lakes of the Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer awaits.


Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands (Fly to Amsterdam)

When: August 23rd to August 26th

Who: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Sven Väth, Diplo

Tickets: From €170.55, available here

30. Backyard Sessions Festival

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The Backyard Sessions Festival is a two-day, family friendly, electronic music festival in the heart of Malmö, Sweden. Mixing international artists together with local talent, fusing a local feel to a global sound. 


Where: Malmö, Sweden

When: August 31st to September 1st

Who: La Fleur plus many more TBC (Previous guests include ANNA, Claptone, Recondite, Joris Voorn & more)

Tickets: From €35, available here

31. Electric Picnic

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Ireland’s biggest music festival, and one of the best European music festivals on offer. The Picnic has grown massively since its 2004 beginnings and after selling out in record time, 2019’s edition promises to be something special.


Where: Stradbally, Ireland (Fly to Dublin)

When: August 30th to September 1st

Who: The Strokes, Hozier, Florence and the Machine, The 1975

Tickets: €250, sold out – information here




You’re definitely not stuck for choice for music festivals in Europe this summer, all you have to do now is decide which one(s) to go to. Check out our huge range of flights and hotels to help you on your way to your dream music festival in 2019.


- Seán Walsh