Best August Music Festivals in Europe
While summer might be wrapping up, festival season is far from over. We've compiled a list of the best August festivals in Europe. Are you going to catch Hardwell at Mysteryland, or Beck at Electric Picnic? When you've decided on your Europe festivals, head over to the Best August Festivals in North America.
via Øya Festival
When: August 5-9
Where: Oslo, Norway
Who: Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Janelle Monae, Todd Terje, Neutral Milk Hotel, and more
Øya Festival takes place in a lush park in the ancient ruins of the Maria Church by day, and is spread out in different venues throughout the beautiful city of Oslo at night. Explore both experiences by attending this amazing festival.
via Way Out West
When: August 7-9
Where: Gothenburg, Sweden
Who: Outkast, Röyksopp & Robyn, Queens of the Stone Age, The National, Annika, Norlin, and more
Get your pop fix at Way Out West in Sweden. It has an amazing lineup of international rock, electronic, and hip-hop artists, and the whole festival is vegetarian!
via Flow Festival
When: August 8-10
Where: Helsinki, Finland
Who: Skrillex, Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def, The National, Manic Street Preachers, Outkast, Röyksopp & Robyn, and more
Flow takes place in an abandoned power plant in downtown Helsinki, but the atmosphere can only be described as warm and cozy. Catch a set by Skrillex or Real Estate under twinkling fairy lights.
When: August 9-16
Where: Novalja, Croatia
Who: Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Vath, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Art Department, Ellen Allien, Guy Gerber, and more
Barrakud festivalgoers will be surrounded by sun and sand while they party all night with world renown EDM artists on an island in Croatia. What could be better?
via Sziget Festival
When: August 11-18
Where: Budapest, Hungary
Who: Queens of the Stone Age, The Prodigy, Placebo, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Outkast, Blink-183, and more
Along with its killer lineup, Sziget hosts art instillations and activities. These include the Luminarium, an 800 square foot inflatable labyrinth bathed in light and color, creating a visual experience like no other.
When: August 23
Where: Haarlemmermmeer, Netherlands
Who: Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Nervo, Boys Noize, Yellow Claw XXL & Rochelle, and more
You won't find a bigger, better lineup of EDM artists than at Mysteryland. Whether you're into dubstep, hip hop, disco, house, techno, or electro, you'll have the time of your life in the Netherlands.
via Rock En Seine
When: August 22-24
Where: Paris, France
Who: Arctic Monkeys, The Hives, The Prodigy, Portishead, Queens of the Stone Age, Lana Del Rey, and more
Go insane at Rock En Seine! The lineup is topped by some of the best women in the music biz today, including Lana del Ray, Janelle Monáe, La Roux, and Lucius.
by Dan Medhurst via the festival
When: August 28-31
Where: Pula, Croatia
Who: Jon Hopkins, Roy Ayers, Moodymann, Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Metro Area, and more
Check out Dimensions for one of the most forward-thinking underground electronic music lineups, not to mention the sunny days spent on the beach and the crazy boat parties at night.
via Electric Picnic
When: August 29-31
Where: Stradbally, Ireland
Who: Portishead, Outkast, Beck, Foals, Pet Shop Boys, Paolo Nutini, Lily Allen, Blondie, and more
Electric Picnic boasts big-name artists, but its the community atmosphere that makes it special. Check out the Body & Soul venue for quirky little sitting rooms, bubbling hot tubs, music-filled teepees, yoga and massage, and theatrical performances.