The Best summer festivals in Europe in 2014
In the coming summer months are expected to be the peak of the European festival of life with dancing until dawn. And as in Ukraine this year, the majority of planned activities were cancelled, offer to pay your attention to the popular European music event. Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
Sonar – a Grand celebration of electronic music in Barcelona, combining performances by DJs, variety shows, audio lab and urban art. The festival program is divided into “Day” and “Night”. In the “Day” a lot of new names, and in the “Night” — experienced “fighters”, which this year supported the performances by Massive Attack, Rudimental and Chic with the participation of Nile Rodgers. The festival takes place almost in the center of Barcelona, and you will be convenient for the company to explore all the tourist attractions of the city. But keep in mind: finding affordable housing can be problematic, book it now.
When . 12-14 June 2014
How to get there . buses from the airports of Barcelona and Girona, also convenient communication with municipal buses and metro. From budget of Ukraine you can fly to Girona with Wizz Air Ukraine .
Exit Festival &Sea Dance Festival, Montenegro and Serbia
Since 2000, Novi sad (Serbia) takes the Exit Festival, which began as a student movement fighting for peace and democracy in Serbia and the Balkans. Each year the event attracts more than 200,000 visitors, which allowed to recognize him as one of the largest festivals in Europe. This phenomenal popularity he owes a decent list of headliners Skrillex, Gloria Gaynor, Jamiroquai and Damon Albarn. This year for the first time, but four days Exit Festival in Novi sad, the fun continues with three days at sea in Budva (Montenegro) – Sea Dance Festival.
When . Exit Festival-10-13 July, Sea Dance Festival from 15th to 17th July
How to get there . the nearest airports of Belgrade and Budapest, from which you will be able to get to Novi sad, or airports in Tivat and Podgorica in Montenegro. To Belgrade from Kiev airlines flies AirSERBIA. while in Montenegro it is possible to get not expensive on Charter flights.
Roskilde Festival, Zealand, Denmark
Most of the year the University town of Roskilde on the island of Zealand (the third largest of 406 Islands Denmark) welcomed the visitors, seeking to touch the heritage of the Vikings, but since 1971 every July here are sent to the audience to write the history of a different kind. Last Roskilde Festival attracts — the largest music festival in Northern Europe. This year the week-long event will present on its stage headliners The Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. In addition, each day of your stay here you will do a good deed, as the festival is non-profit, and all funds received will go toward humanitarian and cultural projects around the world.
When . June 29 — July 6
How to get there . to fly to Copenhagen, and from there it is only 35 km away by train to Roskilde.
Festival Internacional de benicàssim, Valencia, Spain
The four-day Spanish festival Festival Internacional de Benicassim is one of the largest festivals in Europe, with a large area in a few blocks in width. Valencia stretches for 6 km along the coast and was a popular resort in the 19th century, when the wealthy Spanish family began to build their summer homes here. The festival tries to keep the trend of “summer vacation” with the headliners usually play until dawn. For those who get tired of music, a 20-minute walk from the venue of the musical performances there is a beach with umbrellas. This year the festival showed up Kasabian, Paolo Nutini and Lily Allen.
When . 17-20 July
How to get there . the nearest airport is Valencia, on the train or bus. From Ukraine budget in Valencia you can fly with the airline Wizz Air Ukraine.
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, Somerset, England
Perhaps one of the most iconic festivals in the world, Glastonbury is situated on the hills and fields in rural Somerset. There is so much going on that the music is secondary to some guests. But those who came here for her, waiting for the unique emotions along with Metallica, Lana Del Rey, Metronomy, Fatboy Slim and many others. Unfortunately, all tickets for the festival this year are already sold out.
When . 25-29 June
How to get there . buses and trains from many cities in the UK.
Sziget Festival in Budapest and B. my.Lake at lake Balaton, Hungary
Originating in distant 1993, Sziget in Budapest has grown to the largest festival in Europe. This year the Romanian and Hungarian folk will take the stage World Village, while Amateurs and professionals will be to light a Campfire on stage. Among the headliners this year you can see The Prodigy, Placebo, Blink-182. After the festival we recommend you to go 90 km South from Budapest to lake Balaton to participate in official electronic music after party Sziget – B. my.Lake, who managed to get the title of “Best new European festival “.
When . Sziget 11-18 August ; B. my.Lake 18-21 August
How to get there . Shuttle bus from the airport of Budapest, public transport. Lake Balaton is reachable by train from Budapest. From budget of Ukraine in Budapest flight with the airline Wizz Air Ukraine.
Bilbao BBK Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Thanks to a good list of rock and indie parties, and beautiful nature, this event is one of the most attractive this summer. From the centre of Bilbao to the gate of the festival can be reached in just 10 minutes. While the city itself is modern with excellent bars and restaurants. The headliners of the event are Franz Ferdinand, The Black Keys and the Prodigy .
When . 10-12 July
How to get there . the bus from Bilbao airport and festival buses.
The Garden Festival, Tisno, Croatia
Eight days of electronic music and relaxed atmosphere attract fans of musical performances from year to year. The main festival stage is located in a natural amphitheater overlooking the Bay with crystal clear water, a few minutes walk from the town of Tisno, where you can eat delicious local seafood.
When . 2-9 July
How to get there . The nearest airport is in Zadar, approximately 60 km from Tisno, but Split airport is also relatively close to 75 km. The easiest way to get to the festival — one of the Shuttle buses. You can also take public transport or rent a car.
Fortarock, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The old town of the Netherlands will be unrecognizable this summer, when extreme fans of metal music will flock from all over Europe. Nijmegen, with its Roman ruins, gabled roofs and quiet cafes may seem not so perfect destination for bikers, but at Fortarock will gather the world’s largest hard rock band. Iron Maiden will be sharing the stage with Slayer, Carcass and Polish black metal titans – Behemoth.
When . May 31,
How to get there . by train to Nijmegen from Amsterdam.
Eurockeennes Festival, France
How to get there . by TGV from Paris to Belfort (about 2 hours), where — a Shuttle bus to the festival.