From Belgium to Hungary to Portugal, journey through Europe this summer to witness the biggest and finest music festivals.
The yearly slew of summer festivals is here. And Europe’s biggest music carnivals are definitely some of the heaviest hitters in the world. While some of the most iconic music festivals are making a comeback after the pandemic, there are many new ones as well to leave you spoilt for choice. Here’s a run-down of five upcoming summer music festivals in Europe that are worth adding to your 2022 bucket list.
When: July 29-31
Where: Boom, Belgium
Tomorrowland is back and how! The biggest electronic music show on Earth is no less than a trippy wonderland with a glorious DJ line-up including the names like Diplo, Eric Prydz, and Armin van Buuren. The 16th edition revolves around the theme ‘The Reflection of Love’, symbolising the positive energy the festival stands for. This time, the festival will be hosted at a fascinating onomatopoeic-named city Boom in Belgium. Book tickets here.
When: August 2-6
Where: Zambujeira do Mar (Odemira), Portugal
The expansive line-up of the five-day MEO Sudoeste extends from the worlds of EDM and big room house into hip-hop, pop, and more. Major Lazer, Lewis Capaldi, Steve Aoki, Timmy Trumpet — expect a star-studded beachside summer extravaganza in the beautiful coastal town of Zambujeira do Mar. Book tickets here.
When: August 10-15
Where: Budapest, Hungary
A short walk across a colourful bridge from Budapest’s mainland to an island surrounded by the Danube — the location of Sziget is stunning to say the least. Add to it different experiential aspects of a live show, flashy sets, and renowned artists like Justin Bieber, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, and Arctic Monkeys! Now in its 27th year, it is a no less than a festival-holiday vacation filled with crazy parties, fantastic live music, cruises, and guests from all around the world. Book tickets here.
All Points East
When: August 19-28
Where: London, United Kingdom
All Points East returns to the award-winning Victoria Park in London with a heady mix of legendary and new acts. Headliners include electronic pioneer Kraftwerk, virtual music band Gorillaz, Tame Impala, Nick Cave, The Bad Seeds, and more. The festival will return for two editions in 2022, running across two weekends of August. Book tickets here.
When: August 25-28
Where: Daresbury, United Kingdom
Dance like there’s no tomorrow on the beats of most electrifying electronic music at Creamfields. One of the world’s biggest dance festivals, this one is presented by cinch and has an extensive line-up spread across three days. Base yourself at one of the luxury camps and never miss a moment of this over-the-top extravaganza. Book tickets here.