Every student will know that having the best summer ever is easier said than done. Usually, the harsh realities that come with being in full time education will bite; like trying to stretch out the last of your student loan to cover your festival craved social life. Or struggling with the big summer-in-Ibiza or summer-spent-working decision.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, you just have to make sure when you do spend your hard-earned money, then it really counts, and festivals are a great place to start.
However, in England, we aren’t blessed with the best weather, and let’s be honest, a festival spent in wellies while trekking through mud and rain as your glitter runs down your face isn’t as appealing.
But what if there was an easy hack that will get you out of England and straight onto the party scene in another country? Festivals abroad are one big holiday and you’re guaranteed to get sun and bargain-price alcohol out of it too.
Here’s our guide to some of the best European festivals for you this summer…
LOST & FOUND – £93.50 for the ticket, accommodation and travel deals available on their website.
MALTA, 13-16 APRIL 2017
ELECTRONIC MUSIC – ANNIE MAC, GIGGS, JAMIE JONES
NO CAMPING AVAILABLE
Lost & Found festival are offering a range of activities alongside the festival itself including opening parties, pool parties, castle and boat parties as well as experiencing Malta itself.
For more information: http://www.lostandfoundfestival.com
HIDEOUT FESTIVAL – £159.50
ZORE BEACH, CROATIA, 26-30 JUNE
HOUSE, TECHNO, DISCO, ELECTRO, ELECTRONIC – MAJOR LAZER SOUND SYSTEM, STORMZY, HANNAH WANTS
“On a stunning beach sandwiched between mountains and the sea”, Hideout is entering its seventh year. With over 150 artists, starting with the pre-parties and finishing with the afterparties the in between ranges from pool parties, boat parties and headline evening performances.
For more information: http://www.hideoutfestival.com
EXIT – 4/5 days, camping available; ranging from £87.81-£141.92
NOVI SAD, SERBIA, 5-9 JULY
MULTI GENRE – YEARS AND YEARS, THE KILLERS, JAKE BUGG, DUDE DUMONT
With a ‘Summer of Love’ theme, EXIT is an event, gathering everyone from across the world to focus on peace, love, and community. A feel good festival for those associated with the ‘hippie movement’.
For more information: http://www.exitfest.org/en
FIB, BENICASSIM – €100-240
SPAIN, 13-16 JULY
MULTI GENRE – RED HOT CHILLI PEPPERS, WEEKND, FOALS
With VIP areas available, Benicassim is going one year stronger with a range of stages and acts available over the course of the festival. With glamping, wifi and markets, you will be getting a tailored European experience.
For more information: http://fiberfib.com/en/index.php
SZIGET FESTIVAL – 7 day pass €299, 5 day pass (11-16th august) €275
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST, 9-16 AUGUST
MULTI GENRE – TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, ALT- J, MAJOR LAZER, KASABIAN
With instillations, projects and sculptures being only a few elements, Sziget offer an ‘Art zone’ to immerse yourself into the the minds of the young and creative around you. In the heart of Budapest, Sziget also offer boat parties for those who want to explore further. A strong contender for those who love a good city break and festival.
For more information: http://szigetfestival.com