Ever wanted to hit the European music festival scene? Well why not this summer? Summer 2012 promises to be an exciting few months of music, camping and drinking. We have the low down of the hot and popular festivals all over Europe. There is something for everyone!
Isle of Wight Festival
Our very own UK festival is world famous for its long history of famous artists gracing the stage. Starting on the 21st June through until 24th June, artists including Elbow, Biffy Clyro, Example, Jessie J, Noah & The Whale, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth and Madness complete the star studded line up. Tickets are priced at £160 for non-camping and £190 for camping.
Set in Norway from 26th – 29th June, this festival focuses on a complete experience with a focus on environmental and CO2 issues. A weekend camping ticket costs £280. Audiences can expect a range of artists performing; Snoop Dogg, Shrillex, Lana Del Rey, Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, Nero, Labrinth and Emeli Sande.
Ibiza 123 Rocktronic Festival
The world famous party island is host to the three day festival, which aims to merge genres of pop and rock with the party sounds of Ibiza; electronic dance music. Some of the collaborations include Elton John vs Pnau, Lenny Kravitz vs Luciano, with other acts such as David Guetta, Tiesto, Chase & Status, Fatboy Slim, Steve Angello and Pete Tong also performing. Taking place from 1st – 3rd July, tickets are priced at 65€ (£52) for a day ticket and 150€ (£120) for a three day non-camping ticket.
Taking place between 12th – 15th July in the small port town of Benicassim located between Barcelona and Valencia, the four day event offers a range of music styles from alternative rock to pop/dance artists. The line up includes Florence + The Machine, Bob Dylan, Example, Katy B, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jessie J, David Guetta, The Vaccines and New Order. The festival is unique in a way that there is a 2am curfew. This does not however ruin the party, due to the music starting at 5pm. A four day pass with camping is priced at £155.
The four day event kicking of 12th july hosts an array of talent; Duran Duran, Guns ‘N’ Roses, Avicii, Plan B and New Order are included in the line up. The festival which has created its own record label release albums to download for free from their official website. Tickets are priced at €124.
European festivals host an incredible amount of global talent from various different genres. If you were ever thinking to go and party abroad, the time is now! These are just some of the festivals that Europe has to offer. So go on, what are you waiting for?