Summer Festivals – Europe Style

While the Southern Hemisphere is heading into jumper weather, Europe is just heating up… literally!

Throughout the European summer an oasis of epic festivals are taking place, with Eastern European countries taking centre stage as hosts. Insane music festivals, world class DJ’s, boutique festivals and alternative celebrations promoting culture, cuisine and tradition are all on offer and waiting for you to explore this summer. Whatever you’re into, there’s a festival for you, and we’re going to give you the low down on the best ones!

Ultra Music Festival

This international music festival graces Split, Croatia with it’s presence year after year, bringing over 150,000 people to the UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Europe’s premier destination is transformed for a week of electronic beats, festival goers from all over the world, a line up of world class DJ’s and some pretty incredible light shows!

The festival is set for some huge names in 2018, with David Guetta, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Galantis and The Chainsmokers headlining the festival. If there’s ever been a bucket list item to check off, Ultra Music Festival is the one!

Dates: July 6th – 8th, 2018

Location: Split, Croatia

Getting there: Our 30th of June Athens to Split Road Trip will get you to Split in time for day 1 of the festival!

Tickets: Ultra Europe

Sziget Festival

This fascinating festival has grown over the past 2 decades from a relatively small, student focused event, to one of the largest music and culture festivals Europe has to offer. Sziget festival, held on Óbuda Island and affectionately referred to as the ‘Island of Freedom’, attracts a diverse crowd of international artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Artctic Monkeys, Lana Del Ray and Mumford & Sons, just to name a few!The festival also boasts an eclectic range of alternative activities including fire twirling, comedy shows, and acrobats! This 8 day festival includes the option to camp on the Island of Freedom and soak up the crazy atmosphere this week long celebration offers!

Dates: September 8-15, 2018

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Getting there: Finish up your Croatia Yacht Tour or National Parks Road Trip in Split and head to Budapest via train, bus or plane!

Tickets: Sziget Festival

Hideout Festival

Hideout Festival has grown in popularity over the years and is now one of Croatia’s most well-known electronic music festivals. Taking over some of Novalja’s best beach clubs, this is one festival that needs to be on your European bucket list.Music varies from techno and drum & bass, to grime and garage, with 2018 acts including Disciples, AJ Tracey, Hannah Wants, Jax Jones, Max Chapman and many more! Dancing to a world class DJ, in an open air club, overlooking the Sea….what more could you want from a festival!

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Location: Pag Island, Croatia

Getting there: Our 23rd of June National Parks Road Trip will get you there!

Tickets: Jump on our 23rd of June National Parks Road Trip departure & get a ticket to day one FREE!

Whatever your European summer plans are, make sure they includes one of these epic festivals!