European festivals have a lot to offer. They marry up our two great loves: sunny holiday vibes and the hustle and bustle of a festival – what’s not to love? Here's our run-down of European bucket list festivals in the coming months, in no particular order and covering all kinds of genres.
When & where? 6 - 9 July | Lisbon, Portugal
One of Portugal's largest and most popular festivals, NOS Alive has been building dynamic line-ups since 2007, mixing all-time greats with newfound talent in one of Europe's most exciting cities. Performing this year are The Strokes, Florence + The Machine, Jorja Smith, HAIM, and loads more! Encircled by a backdrop of beautiful beaches, with affordable drinks on tap; NOS Alive is the place to be for that perfect vacation, festival balance.
When & where? 7 - 9 July | Bilbao, Spain
Taking place in the northern Spanish city, Bilbao BBK Live is a much-loved European music festival. The varied line-up is comprised of indie/alternative favourites alongside artists from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, and electronic music. With acts such as LCD Soundsystem, The Killers, J Balvin, Placebo, M.I.A, and more. All in a location known for its astonishing architecture, esteemed dining scene and stunning landscapes just outside the city centre.
When & where? 18 - 19 June & 25 - 26 June | Lisbon, Portugal
Rock in Rio Lisboa sees the vibrant Brazilian festival arrive in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, bringing excitement to Europe for not one, but two summer weekends. Alongside all the hustle and bustle of the carnivalesque attractions on offer, the biggest draw is its diverse line-up with something for everyone. From Liam Gallagher to Jason Derulo, The Black Eyed Peas to Foo Fighters. Rock in Rio Lisboa 2022 has been four years in the making, after having to postpone the last two editions. However, it just means the anticipation for this renowned festival is greater than ever before!
When & where? 14-16 July | Lisbon, Portugal
Despite arguably having a lower profile than it deserves, Super Bock Super Rock has impressive headliners and an array of acts. Not obligated to the 'rock' of the festival's name, it is regularly home to stars of pop, electronic music, hip hop and more; whether they’re internationally established or up-and-coming acts from the vibrant and varied Portuguese scene, this festival has it all.
When & where? 1 - 3 September | Málaga, Spain
Cling onto the last weekend of summer at the first edition of Cala Mijas Festival 2022. The line-up consists of top international and local acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Liam Gallagher, Kraftwerk, Blossoms, Chet Faker, and Bonobo, to name a few. This three-day event allows you to enjoy live music, visit the beach and watch the town change When The Sun Goes Down. With glamping options available you can do the whole festival experience in style.
When & where? 21 - 23 July | Valencia, Spain
Picture this: it’s a sunny weekend in July and you’re in the beautiful city of Valencia, a new festival arrives. Its the Diversity València Festival, an event committed to diversity and social awareness, with a powerful and eclectic line-up bringing more than 30 international artists to three stages in the City of Arts and Sciences. As an added bonus, you will be able to see all the concerts, without missing any due to overlapping artists.
When & where? 1 - 3 September | Lisbon, Portugal
Rock and indie fans rejoice at the first edition of the Kalorama festival in Lisbon. Held on the same days as the neighbouring Cala Mijas festival; with a few of the same acts covering both festivals. Kalorama has editions such as The Chemical Brothers, Ornatos Violeta, Moderat, and Peaches. Here you can soak up the last of the summer sun alongside some of your favourite acts, don’t miss out!
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