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The Best Music Festivals in Europe for Summer ’19

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The Best Music Festivals in Europe for Summer ’19

Book them now, add to your summer calendar and get excited in anticipation for these music-filled festivals in sunnier pastures.


If you believe sunscreen should take priority over wellies when it comes to festival season, it might be wise to go European. Here, we round up the best music festivals in Europe for 2019, from a French food wine and music festival in a chateau to a Romanian weekend of your favourite stars…


Best Music Festivals in Europe 2019

The New Generation Festival

When? 28 – 31 August

Where? Florence, Italy

What? For its third annual instalment, The New Generation Festival is taking over The Gardens of the Palazzo Corsini to showcase exciting emerging music stars and young talent.


Way Out West

When? 8 – 10 August

Where? Gothenburg, Sweden

What? Cardi B, Stormzy, James Blake and Earl Sweatshirt grace the line up of this year’s Way Out West, a cultural festival of music, film, discussions, food and nightlife.


Electric Castle

When? 17 -21 July

Where? Transylvania, Romania

What? A unique music festival with immersive elements, and an eclectic music line-up with genres such as electronic, reggae, mainstream and subculture. Acts this year include Florence + The Machine, Thirty Seconds To Mars, and The Vaccines.


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Nova Batida

When? 13-15 September

Where? Lisbon, Portugal

What? Electronic, funk, soul and so much more… Nova Batida in popular Lisbon will be 3 days of music, food, art, parties, yoga, surfing and so much more!

How? Tickets coming soon!


When? 7-13 August

Where? Budapest, Hungary


What? The fifth biggest festival in the world. If the headliners Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, The 1975 and Martin Garrix to name a few don’t impress you, the vast programme of theatre, cabaret, installations and art will!


Umbria Jazz Festival

When? 18-22 April

Where? Perugia, Italy

What? Every year, Perugia comes to life for the Umbria Jazz Festival, with free concerts popping up at locations across the city.

How? Plan your perfect break with our Perugia travel guide |


When? 13-14 July

Where? Château de Pommard, Burgundy, France

What? In short, French food, French wine, chart-topping music performers. All within the grounds of a Chateau complete with its own luxury pop-up hotel. The 2019 line-up is yet to be released, but last year’s might give you a flavour of what to expect – 2018 boasted British band Jungle, Canadian group Soul Jazz Orchestra, Swiss band Le Roi Angus, and Nigerian-born guitarist Keziah Jones. There will also be food and wine pairing workshops, Burgundy tasting seminars and guided cycling tours around the ancient vineyards.


Flow Festival

When? 9-11 August

Where? Helsinki, Finland

What? The line-up is even better than last year’s. Robyn, Tame Impala, The Cure and Father John Misty amongst many more musical magicians will be at Flow Festival 2019 to make it the best one yet.



Primavera Sound

When? 30 May – 1 June

Where? Barcelona, Spain

What? Primavera Sound has been a staple on the European music festival circuit since its first one in 2001. This year, the urban festival promises names such as Solange, Cardi B and Janelle Monáe


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