Yes, we really love festivals. Can you tell? Here are some of THE BEST festivals you can attend this month. We do have to say that narrowing down the list was almost impossible!
OPEN’ER FESTIVAL, GDYNIA, POLAND
3–6 July 2019
Poland’s biggest festival is guaranteed to show huge rock, indie, rap and pop acts (Travis Scott, Kylie, The Strokes, The Smashing Pumpkins – just to name a few). This festival combines music and style with a huge fashion stage where upcoming designers exhibit their designs to the massive 90,000 strong audience. If you are attending be sure to leave with the Festival’s T-shirt which is adorned with the winning design of the annual Festival’s T-shirt competition. And while you’re in town, be sure to explore Gdynia’s gorgeous beaches and thriving food culture.
Evolving from the anti-Milošević protests of 2000, Exit Festival is now one of the biggest Dance music festivals in Europe. Genres vary, starting with the more mainstream moving onto techno and bass – the true pulse of the Festival. The Festival’s venue is the Petrovaradin Fortress creating an amphitheatre-like setting and delivering a truly stunning experience.
A unique festival promoting sustainability with three days of exploratory arts, music, workshops and lectures. The festival team have restored the historic Villa Arconati garden in the city and have set up solar-lit camping and an impressive recycling system. Artists such as Laurie Anderson and Mica Levi provide the tunes.
This festival takes place in the tiny seaside village of Göta on the Faroe Island of Eysturoy (population 567), giving the G! Festival one of the most amazing locations with the midnight sun and breathtaking scenery. The islands’ huge grassy hills are like nothing on earth and that combined with the midnight sun (already mentioned… we know) and the energy of the crowd, is undeniable. British and Nordic music stars are regulars.
This slightly unusual Festival, which has made a name for itself, offers a little slice of eco-cool in the Normandy seaside town of Saint-Aubin-Sur-Mer. You will find cabaret acts, saunas and under-the-radar European indie shows. The Bonus? All proceeds go to a wildlife charity.
Meet (literally) colourful people at the World Bodypainting Festival, taking place just a bit south of the Austrian city of Klagenfurt (an hour drive from the border with Slovenia). From bodypaint workshops, to World championship – this festival looks like fun!
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