With winter nearing its end and the hope of summer coming closer each day, we can’t stop thinking about the beginning of festival season. As more and more festivals announce their amazing line-ups, we decided to help you choose which event to attend. Following our first list, you can now get an insight into some of the coolest summer festivals of the continent.
All Points East
All Points East is one of the best festivals we attended last year (read our review here). It’s one of the very few festivals that manage to transform day by day. Because each day features artists of roughly the same genre, you’re sure to find many great gigs and people with similar taste in music. Located in London’s beautiful Victoria Park, a mere walking distance from Mile End station, the festival’s definitely worth a weekend day-trip.
Line-up: Tame Impala, The Wombats, Kraftwerk 3D, Massive Attack, The Kooks (full line up here)
Where: Victoria Park, London
When: 22-31 May 2020
Mad Cool has only recently surfaced as one of Europe’s largest music festivals, but its line up is not one to miss this year. We’re not exaggerating when we say that everyone will perform on the Madrid festival this summer. We don’t have enough space to list all of the amazing artists on the bill, and the headliners for Saturday haven’t even been announced yet. Can you imagine a better way to spend your weekend than enjoying the Mediterranean sun with a beer in your hand while you listen to a kick-ass set from Billie Eilish? Because we can’t.
Line-up: Taylor Swift, Twenty One Pilots, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Kings of Leon, Faith No More (full line up here)
Where: Valdebebas, Madrid
When: 8-11 July 2020
Over the last couple of years, Hungary’s Sziget has probably become one of the continent’s most exciting summer events. The festival has just announced the first part of its line up, featuring a diverse list of artists, ranging from rock and indie bands to chart-topping electronic and pop stars. Beyond a set of great concerts, the ‘Island of Freedom’ showcases various daytime programs such as circus, cinema, art installations, and street theatre, as well as amazing EDM and techno parties raging all night. If you’re looking for a truly immersive experience, Sziget is definitely the festival for you.
Line-up: Dua Lipa, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, Calvin Harris, Stormzy, Foals (full line up here)
Where: Óbuda Island, Budapest
When: 5-11 August 2020