WIN: Tickets to a European Music Festival

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 have tickets to give away to 6 incredible music festivals happening across Europe this summer – all you have to do is check out our guide, tell us which one you want to go to on Facebook and tag a festival buddy you’d like to bring.

Forbidden Forest

© Photography by Daisy Denham for Here & Now

Born as a response to the “stagnation of the dance music festival and clubbing circuit in the UK” and created by a group of rave enthusiasts, Forbidden Forest is a 12 hour party in the heart of the Derbyshire woods.


Where: Donington Park, UK (Fly to East Midlands)

When: May 6 2018

Who: Solardo; Darius Sytossian; Hannah Wants; Wilkinson

Tickets: From £47.50 (€54 approx) available here.

Balaton Sound

Photo: Balaton Sound

The 5-day non-stop beach themed music festival situated on the stunning Lake Balaton. Sister of Sziget festival in Hungary, Balaton Sound is set to be the beach party destination for dance music lovers from across Europe and beyond.


Where: Zamárdi, Lake Balaton, Hungary (Fly to Budapest)

When: July 4 – July 8 2018

Who: David Guetta; Martin Garrix; The Chainsmokers; Ty Dolla $ign; DJ Snake; Alesso

Tickets: 5 Day pass from €190 available here.

NASS Festival

Photo: Jack Foster

The UK’s only action sports and music festival. Showcasing a diverse selection of acts across 7 stages, as well as international skate & BMX competitions.


20,000 music and action sports fans will gather together for one jam-packed weekend which is set to be unmissable.


Where: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, UK (Fly to Bristol)

When: July 5 – July 8 2018

Who: Dizzee Rascal; RUN DMC; Damian “Jr Gong” Marley; De La Soul

Tickets: Weekend camping from £133 (€150 approx) available here.

Hospitality On The Beach

Photo: Hospitality on the Beach

2018 sees Drum & Bass powerhouse, ​Hospitality​, debut their acclaimed festival brand overseas at the picturesque location of ​The Garden Resort, Tisno in Croatia. 


Where: Tisno, Croatia (Fly to Zadar)

When: July 12 – July 16 2018

Who: Andy C; Calibre; dBridge; DJ Marky; High Contrast

Tickets: From £159 (€180 approx) available here.

SuncéBeat Festival

Photo: SuncéBeat Festival

One of the most diverse and friendliest festivals in the European calendar, SuncéBeat Festival will return to the beautiful setting of The Garden, Tisno in Croatia for a week long gathering of house, disco, techno, soul, R&B and funk.


Where: Tisno, Croatia (Fly to Zadar)

When: July 18 – July 25 2018

Who: Kerri Chandler, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Jeremy Underground

Tickets: Full week pass from £165 (€187 approx) available here.


Photo: Mysteryland

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018, Mysteryland is Amsterdam’s biggest music festival and is renowned for its creativity and jaw dropping production.


Mysteryland promises a 3 day spectacle of music, revelry and mystery rooted between the beautiful fields, forests and lakes of the Floriade Terrain in Haarlemmermeer!


Where: Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands (Fly to Amsterdam)

When: August 24 – August 26 2018

Who: Alesso; Fatboy Slim; Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike; Hardwell Headhunterz

Tickets: On sale February 27 available here.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and all other special conditions relating to Win Music Festival Passes Competition (“The Competition”).
  2. Any person found to be in breach of these rules shall be disqualified immediately.
  3. Employees (and family members of employees) of any Ryanair company, its affiliates, subsidiary companies (“Ryanair”), any representatives or agents of Ryanair and anyone who may be professionally involved with the Competition may not enter. Ryanair reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.
  4. Entry to the Competition is open to natural persons who are over 18 years of age. Ryanair reserves the right to request proof of age.
  5. Participation constitutes entry.



  1. For the purpose of this Competition, entrants must comment under the festival competition article with the name of the music festival you want to go to  (Forbidden Forest, Balaton Sound, Nass Festival, Hospitality on the Beach, SunceBeat Festival, MysteryLand)
  2. The Promotion shall commence at midday GMT on Friday 9th March, finish midday GMT on the 12th March 2018 (“Competition Period”).
  3. Entries which are, in the reasonable exercise of Ryanair’s discretion, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete, received outside the Competition Period, or deemed invalid in any way will not be accepted.
  4. Ryanair reserves the right to reject bulk entries. Entrants found to be using multiple accounts to enter this Competition will be ineligible.
  5. If an entry incorporates music, sound samples, text or images, the entrant must own the rights to use that material.




  • Prizes shall consist of either:
  • A Pair of tickets to Forbidden Forest
  • A pair of tickets to Balaton Sound
  • A pair of tickets to Nass Festival
  •  A pair of tickets to Hospitality on the Beach
  • A pair of tickets to SunceBeat Festival
  •  A pair of tickets to MysteryLand

    • Winners will be selected at random by an independent judging panel from all entries that have commented on the music festivals post on Facebook
  1. No winner can be selected twice. The panel’s decision will be final and binding.
  2. Any requested upgrades or changes to the Prize will be at the expense of the winner(s).
  3. Failure of winner(s) to attend for any reason whatsoever on the festival dates does not entitle the winner(s) to alternative prizes and the Prize will be deemed to have been forfeited.
  4. Each winner must be over 18. They are solely responsible for any special visa requirements, medical vaccinations or other recommended medical requirements. A winner may not travel as the guest of another winner.


  1. The Prize is non-transferable or exchangeable and there is no cash alternative, or other form of compensation.
  2. Winners of the Competition will be announced over Ryanair’s social media channels on March 12th 2018



  1. Following the announcement of the Competition results, winners will be contacted on Facebook 
  2. The winner(s) will have 3 working days from the day the winners were announced by Ryanair to provide Ryanair with their email address. If Ryanair does not receive email details of the winner(s) by then, the winner(s) will be deemed to have forfeited the Prize and Ryanair may, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, pick an alternative winner(s).
  3. Upon receipt of email address details from the winner(s), Ryanair will provide further instructions as to Prize redemption.



  1. All personal information will be used solely in connection with this Competition. By entering the Competition, entrants grant Ryanair the right to use and publish the entrants’ name and image in such material as Ryanair may choose (including but not limited to the internet) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional consideration. These images and associated usernames will be public to all.
  2. Ryanair reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition and/or vary the Competition Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice.
  3. Ryanair may disqualify any individual using the Competition in a way which Ryanair, in the reasonable exercise of its discretion, deems inappropriate.
  4. Ryanair or its servants and agents shall not be liable, in contract or tort (including negligence), or the breach of statutory duty or any other way, for any loss or damage howsoever arising suffered directly or indirectly by any person participating in this Competition. Nothing in these Terms shall limit Ryanair’s liability for fraud.
  5. Although Ryanair will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all information relating to the Competition (“Competition Material”) is accurate, Ryanair is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any communications network, online system or computer hardware or software failure that may affect Ryanair’s operation of the Competition or the Ryanair site, including without limitation the accuracy of any Competition material.
  6. Except as otherwise provided by applicable law, Irish law shall govern this Competition and these Terms and Conditions, and Irish Court shall be competent to decide on any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Competition and these Terms and Conditions.

- Seán Walsh