Interesting information for all music lovers.
Festivals in Europe becomes more and more. Some bribed line-up, other prices, and some unique locations. In order to visit all of them – and a lifetime is not enough. We chose ten of these, which still stands to spend a long-awaited summer.
Secret Solstice Festival, Reykjavik, 21-24 June
Line-up: Bonnie Tyler, Steve Aoki, Stormzy, Slayer, Succi Mane etc.
Iceland during Secret Solstice is in two times more time to music and all the beauty of the island. Open-air runs during the white nights, so you can catch everything. The main thing – not to fall asleep. Headliners this year is quite patchy, the number of Scandinavian groups dazzled, and the number of chips, as always, is off the charts.
At Secret Solstice, you can hang out at the party in the second largest glacier in Europe and to attend a concert right in the “Blue lagoon”. And yet it is the only festival in the world, whose organizers had the audacity to sell one ticket that cost 1 000 000 dollars. Its owner receives, without exaggeration, everything from the helicopter to the Villa. The prices of basic tickets start from € 198.
Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland, 4-7 July
Line-up: Depeche Mode, Bruno Mars, Gorillaz, MO, Arctic Monkeys, David Byrne, etc.
If you walk in Gdynia, Poland in early July, there is a very high probability to meet with a dozen of Kiev. More or less – it your social. Open’er loved, Ukrainians, and flight Wizzair and Air Baltic at all, it turned out far of the festival with a rich line-up of budget in the event at hand.
Cinema, theater, fashion shows, meetings with artists and master classes. That in addition, 25 minutes from the festival site to the Baltic, and every day of the festival can be diluted with trips to Sopot, Gdynia or Gdansk.
Rosklide Festival, Roskilde, Denmark, 4-8 July
Line-up: Eminem, Bruno Mars, Nine Inch Nails, Khalid, Interpol
Festival with 50 years of history in Roskilde – the national domain of Denmark, the largest in Northern Europe and the high cost. But this is exactly the event that you need to go at least once. His scenes at different times, shared Bob Marley, Nirvana and Kanye West. For linau Rosklide you can explore the history of world music.
Here, as in Christiania Copenhagen, there is still a spirit of madness…whether from the 60s, or of frivolous utopia. Runs naked and alcohol the river. Eight scenes and 175 artists. In order to assess the line-up, you can go to the site, and you can imagine how three days in Denmark took the Grammy ceremony in 2018, a good chunk of artists from Glastonbury, and allowed you to make yourself at home.
Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain, July 12-14,
Headliners: Pearl Jam, Jack White, Depeche Mode, DUA LIPA, Jack White, etc.
When it comes to travelling to Spain with a musical goal, it all depends on the Bars. More precisely, it was so until 2016. Then there were Mad Cool in Madrid. In contrast to the seaside Primavera and Sonar, in Madrid, started the festival in the format “See… and die.”
From the start the festival with an obscene number of big names gathered nominations in the EUROPEAN FESTIVAL AWARDS. In 2018, the event has grown to seven scenes, and his line-up included all, without exaggeration, the headliners for festivals in Europe.
MELT Festival, Ferropolis, Germany,July 13-15,
Line-up: Florence and the Machine, The XX, Tyler, The Creator, Fever Ray, Odesza, etc.
The number of music festivals in Germany every year is increasing, but, according to tradition, tickets for Melt lightning fly. Open-air takes place in the coal mine is originally from East Germany, which eventually was turned into a Museum under the open sky.
Today this place is an integral part of the European route of industrial culture and impressive even outside of the festival season.
The pride organizers this year – the British Florence and the Machine and The XX. Besides Kheda, just an hour’s drive from Dresden and three hours from Kiev this year will play Alma, Mount Kimbie, Ben Klock, Ukrainian Nastia and many others.
UPark Festival, Kiev, Ukraine, 25-26 July
Line-up: Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Bonobo, Kaleo, Young Fathers, etc.
The only Ukrainian festival that can compete with the European event this summer – Kiev UPark. With the autumn announcement of the first concert of the Gorillaz and today the organizers only help to improve the list of announced artists, and now he is really enviable. This year’s event will be held on the territory of Kiev “Dynamo” stadium, so that should be more comfortable than before.
Except for the head, you must not miss the Swedish pop diva Tove Lo, whose hits have raised billions of views on YouTube. The British Young Fathers we will present a new album Sugar and Cocoa, most likely, will take the stage with Massive Attack. Ukrainian band ONUKA play only in Kiev before the concert of the autumn presentation of the album MOZAЇKA.
Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland, 10-12 August
Line-up: Patti Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lykke Li, ST. Vincent, etc.
The festival hails from Helsinki is already a year pleases a select line-up. The main principle of the Flow – less, but better. Among the list of three artists as the undisputed head, and even more hundreds of the most talked about musicians of today. All they for years were the main characters of the materials to Pitchfork or NME. All of them finally gathered the Flow.
The festival takes place in Helsinki at the abandoned power plant, which at the time of the event is transformed dozens of art installations. The result for you is whether the Park or just an ideal platform for the rave concerts and parties long weekend.
Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary, August 8 – 15
Line-up: Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Lana Del Rey, Gorillaz, Liam Gallagher etc.
About Sziget they say: “even If no one were, it would still be cool.” And hardly anyone would dare argue with this statement. For more than 20 years, usually in August, the island for a week turns into a non-stop party with theatres, circuses, fairs and various national cuisines of the world.
But in addition, Sziget Central Europe – it is the same exhibition of achievements of the music industry as Coachella in the US. The main thing here is just to do everything, since for such a line-up eight days – well, very little.
Pohoda Festival, Trencin, Slovakia, 5-7 July
Line-up: The Chemical Brothers, Glass Animals, St. Vincent, Jamie Cullum, Jessie Ware etc.
The festival 20 years of history, filtered line-up and divine the price of the tickets. Also takes in the neighbouring country. Slovak “pohoda” in our language – “comfort”. So for 100 euros here you get ideal audience, no Toscanini and the Carpathians around.
As for the line-up, from 2010 the organizers of Pohoda even more on indie rock and electronic music. This year you can listen to new albums by Jessie Ware, St Vincent and the normal way to dance to The Chemical Brothers.
Brave Factory Festival, Kyiv, 25-26 August
Line-up: Floating points, Apollonia, Hidden Orchestra, Chris Liebing, DJ Stingray 313, etc.
Brave Factory appeared last year, and until recently it was unclear whether he will be again. City electronic music festival from the creators of the Closer and Strichka, which may soon become the same above-mentioned Flow. To do this, has it all: location of the Kiev factory “Metrobud”, selected the line-up and art.
The line-up the second festival is far from complete, but credibility is Brave Factory from the Kyiv audience got high. A great place to round off the summer festivals.