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Top summer festivals in Europe (part 1)

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Well, you love traveling, you love meeting new places, you love meeting new cultures and people. What you also love, is attending summer festivals. You’re already picturing what your summer will look like. You’re at some nice music festival, drinking a beer and later on a cocktail while chilling on a hammock. You’re singing along to your favourite song and guess what, your friends are there to sing it with you. You get up, you dance, you swim, you drink, you eat, you sleep and repeat. Eat sleep rave repeat. Yes, you love this feeling.

So you’re planning to travel to Europe… You’re wondering.. What kind of festivals could you attend? What are your options?

You love rock music, you love pop music, you love hip-hop, you love electronic music, and you love traditional music. Well yeah, itinari's database has your taste pretty much covered!

To save you some time from crawling to the web for info, here’s a list with all the worth-attending music festivals in Europe! Bare in mind we’re a lot of editors, and each one is covering and talking about his/her beloved homeland! Make sure you click on the hyperlinks that follow for further & local guidance! Enjoy!


Greece is brimming with festivals every summer. As we all know, if there is one thing that Greeks love more than anything, it’s celebrating life! As a result, all summer long, locals and tourists gather to honour the country’s music, its delicious food, its wine, and of course its dancing and singing traditions.


Electronic music lovers brace yourselves, Spain has some festival hidden aces ready to be played in its coasts during the summer… It's no wonder that Spain offers the best music festivals in Europe. From baroque to techno, people from all over the world fly there to attend some of the most well-known and international's fame festivals. Primavera Sound Festival, Sonar and Rototom are not to be missed!


What some may not know is that Portugal is a heaven for music lovers, especially in the summer! The Portuguese summer is teeming with sites to explore and things to do, like the beautiful golden beaches or the incredible green hills. But! If you’re more of a “listener” than a hiker, then we’ve got some great suggestions for you! Here’s a list with the biggest summer music festivals in Portugal, all the way from the breezy North to the warm South. NOS Primavera Sound, NOS Alive, Super Bock Super Rock and a lot more are waiting to be discovered!


What’s Belgium famous for after all? Is it its delicious fries? Its waffles & chocolates? Its history? Its national football team? Its cosmopolitan and multicultural population? Well sure…, all these things! But if you go ahead and ask someone outside Europe what’s Belgium famous for, the answer would most likely be “its music festivals”. Simply that. Tomorrowland and Dour are a couple of those festivals that shouldn’t be missing from your agenda!

Looking for more inspiration, or maybe planning to visit more countries? Stay tuned, part 2 is on the way with more exciting suggestions!

The author

Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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