Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

You love to dance with the crowds at live concerts? This summer, your favourite bands will be setting the stage alight at the biggest open-air festivals.

Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

Love revolution and nature at Sziget festival in Budapest

Head to the leafy island of Óbudai in Budapest and experience this massive musical extravaganza. From 8 to 15 August 2018, 400,000 festival-goers from the four corners of Europe will cheer along to English rockers the Arctic Monkeys, the undisputed king of rap, Kendrick Lamar, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, indie pop band The Kooks and Swedish female singer Lykke Li. Join the Sziget festival community, founded 25 years ago in the spirit of the love revolution, a pacifist philosophy which still drives the festival's founders today. Book your place in the Eco Camping site and enjoy concerts all day long!

Sziget Festival
Óbudai-sziget,
Budapest

From 8 to 15 August 2018
hello@szigetfestival.com
en.szigetfestival.com/

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

Daydreams and music at Roskilde, Denmark

Northern Europe's largest music festival still has something of the hippie spirit that has always been its thing since it was founded in 1971. Roskilde, a town not far from Copenhagen in Denmark, is gearing up to welcome over 130,000 music fans to its 47th festival.

From 30 June to 7 July, stake your place in front of the main Canopy stage and watch legendary headline acts such as Bruno Mars, Eminem, Gorillaz and David Byrne. Between one concert and the next, take a trip round the Dream City campsite; here, hundreds of utopian revellers pitch their tents and build a micro-society with a recycling system organised by participants and philosophical debates lasting long into the night. Alongside this idealistic campsite, the best skateboarders and rollerbladers from around the world will put on a show.

Roskilde Festival
Darupvej 19
4000 Roskilde

From 30 June to 7 July 2018
+45 46 36 66 13
info@roskilde-festival.dk
www.roskilde-festival.dk/

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

Rock ‘n' roll shakes the foundations of Rome's monuments

For ten years now, the Eternal City has celebrated a genre that is almost as immortal as itself – rock music. This music event, which lasts for over a month, from 20 June to 26 July gives you an excuse to rediscover the Italian capital through its concerts. And an enticing line-up awaits you at the Capanelle racecourse: iconic Roger Waters, the psychedelic Chemical Brothers, indie band The Killers, guitarist genius Jeff Beck and timeless trash metal band Megadeth, to only name a few. Rockers will go wild at this eclectic line-up.

Rock in Roma
Ippodromo delle Capannelle
Via Appia Nuova, 1245
00178 Rome

From 20 June to 26 July 2018
info@rockinroma.com
www.rockinroma.com/

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

Space invited to Barcelona for Sónar 2018

Fans of electronic music and the digital arts should head off to the Catalan capital this year. From 14 to 16 June, the iconic Sónar festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. To celebrate this landmark event, the festival is sending a musical message into space with the help of scientists in the hope of reaching the hypothetical inhabitants of exoplanet Luyten b! Back on earth, the stage at the Fira Montjuïc complex will relay the sounds of the Gorillaz, Bonobo, Laurent Garnier, Diplo… and many more big names from the international electro scene. Keep your strength up for Sónar by night. Under the enormous pavilions at the Fira Gran Via, DJ sets, backed by a spectacular sound and light system, will have you dancing ‘til dawn.

Sónar 2018
Fira Montjuïc
Avinguda Rius i Taulet
08004 Barcelona

From 14 to 16 June 2018
sonartickets@sonar.es
sonar.es/en/2018

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

Hip-hop over to the UK for the Wireless Festival

It is THE British urban music festival! Under summer London skies, get ready to party for three whole days of concerts, from 6 to 8 July 2018. If R 'n' B, hip-hop or pop float your boat, you will love this human-scale event. Drake, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and other big names have already appeared in front of the vast lawns of Finsbury Park. This year, it is the turn of DJ Khaled, the US producer that everyone wants on their stage, J. Cole, famous rapper and Jay-Z protégé, British rapper Stormzy and even Americans Migos and Post Malone. A line-up of the latest names on the world music scene will have fans screaming for more.

Wireless Festival
Finsbury Park
London

From 6 to 8 July 2018
+44 33 332 19 999
info@wirelessfestival.co.uk
www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

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Six music festivals to rock your way round Europe this summer

NOS Primavera Sound lights up Porto

After a festival in Barcelona, Primavera Sound moves to the city of Porto for the Portuguese version of this eclectic festival, taking place in the Parque da Cidade from 7 to 9 June 2018. Located right by the sea, the largest urban park in Portugal will see three headliners representing three different music tastes take to the stage: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will wow aficionados of experimental rock, A$AP Rocky will pull in today's young rap fans and Lorde will hypnotise the crowds with her atmospheric dream pop. Other big names also putting in an appearance are Jamie xx, Father John Misty and even Arca. This Portuguese festival will also appeal to you with its street food, urban crafts and tattoo stands. All the ingredients for a memorable experience.

NOS Primavera Sound
Parque da Cidade
Porto

From 7 to 9 June 2018
www.nosprimaverasound.com/?lang=en