Sziget, Budapest, Hungary
Nicknamed ‘The Island of Freedom’, Sziget is set entirely on an island in the Danube in the centre of the city with 1,000 performances
on multiple stages over one week. To get there, hop aboard one of the dozens of ‘party trains’ that depart from cities all over Europe –
you’re bound to meet like-minded festivalgoers on the way and it’s sure to get you in the party spirit. This year, rock out to international
rock and pop with Rihanna and Bloc Party and if you’re not into seeing the big names there’s everything from circus acts to swimming
classes to keep you busy.
We Love Green, Paris
This sustainable festival is hitting Bois de Vincennes, Paris’s largest park, which is literally as green as it gets. Presenting a mix of
electro, rock and pop, this sun-kissed natural Eden also strives to be litter free, reflecting the festival’s eco-friendly values. (It’s all in the
name!) With baile funk from renowned dance DJ and producer Diplo, as well as dirty trap by Fetty Wap providing the soundtrack for this
year, We Love Green proves that a festival can be eco-friendly as well as provide a banging line-up.
Colours of Ostrava, Czech Republic
arty in an industrial heaven as the disused Dolní ironworks are transformed for one weekend only into a Congolese concert in the city
of Ostrava. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy dance music giants Underworld and the clanging psychedelic rhythms of Tame Impala.
Check out theatre workshops between shows and combine your festival visit with a stop off at Ostrava’s tourist spots – there are offers
for local attractions and even a 50 per cent discount on trains in the Czech Republic with your festival ticket.