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Europe’s best festivals for 2024

The 2024 festival season is just around the corner, and this year the electronic musical festivals in Europe are a big hit once again. 

The best festivals have filled the calendar with the most famous DJs and groups in the world, who seem willing once again to put on their best shows for all their fans. So you don’t miss these major musical events and gatherings, we have prepared a list of the best parties for this year in continental Europe, with the places that will bring thousands of fans of electronic music and other music styles together.

1- Tomorrowland (Belgium)

Tomorrowland, the music festival par excellence, returns for its 20th anniversary to delight electronic music lovers. Belgium has played host to one of the biggest parties in the world since 2005, when the first edition of Tomorrowland was held.

This 2024 edition promises two intense weeks of festival with a killer line-up every day and more than 400 of the best international electronic music creators. An edition that will be developed around the theme “LIFE”, a prequel to its impressive 2016 edition whose theme was “Elixir of Life”. 

For this year Tomorrowland will have up to 16 captivating stages with different atmospheres. As always, the festival will feature its famous Dreamville, a city overflowing with good energy in each of its corners.

The Belgian festival also offers a multitude of packages to attend the event, with many transportation and accommodation options that make attending the festival much easier.

  • Location: Boom, Belgium
  • Dates: from 19 to 28 July 2024

2- Ultra Europe (Croatia)

The Croatian town of Split vibrates every year with the arrival of Ultra Europe 2024. The festival, which emerged in the United States, has become a leading event for electronic music fans in the European summer. 

The festival celebrates its tenth anniversary at this 2024 edition, featuring once again some of the best artists of the genre who will be present on its two stages, the Ultra Main Stage and the Resistance.

Like every year, this great festival will take place in Park Mladeži. The DJs among the line-up for 2024 include notable names such as Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell and Timmy Trumpet. Tickets are around 179 euros to attend the 3 days of the festival.

The Ultra Europe stages are complemented by the Regatta Party and the Boat Parties. The latter have revolutionised the festival since its inception, as they are a different type of party on board a yacht that can be the perfect culmination after three days of partying in Croatia.

Whether at a boat party or in the front row at your favourite artist’s concert, don’t forget to wear your favourite bikini to sport the right look for the occasion and some sunglasses with which to complete your look and also protect your eyes from the sun and the sand.

  • Location: Split, Croatia
  • Dates: 12, 13 and 14 July 2024

3- NOS Alive (Portugal)

“Beach by day, music by night” is the motto of NOS Alive 2024, the festival that has been held on the Passeio Marítimo de Algés in the Portuguese capital since 2007. Already a mainstay of the European festival scene, at NOS Alive there is room for all musical styles.

Two stages, the NOS Stage and the Heineken Stage, host artists of the stature of Dua Lipa, The Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire, Sum 41, Pearl Jam and Aurora among many others. A true delight for lovers of music and the sea.

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Furthermore, NOS Alive is aware of the diversity of music lovers, which is why at its 2024 edition it has a special area for future mums and a special area for people with functional diversity.

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dates: 11, 12 and 13 July 2024

4- Creamfields (United Kingdom)

August is a perfect time to visit Britain. Especially if we consider that Creamfields is held then, an electronic music festival that has been attracting the world’s most important DJs since 1998.

Its line-up for the 2024 edition includes such renowned names as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix and Tiësto, who will gather in Daresbury to ensure attendees enjoy the summer edition of Creamfields.

The festival also has a luxury camping area for those who want to go to the festival, something that is appreciated for people arriving from other parts of the planet.

  • Location: Daresbury, England
  • Dates: from 22 to 25 August 2024

Although Creamfields is not held by the sea, there is no doubt that the August heat will do its thing, so you better not forget your cap.

5- Sónar (Spain)

The city of Barcelona is one of Spain’s greatest cultural exponents. And of course, it hosts one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe.

Sónar is not only defined by music, but by its emergence as a festival of experimental origin that also adds sections of creativity and technology to its slogan to become one of the most important events in the city of Barcelona.

DJs of all genres come together with artists such as Tommy Cash, Charlotte de Witte, Vince Staples, Judeline and Folamour. The list of artists signed up for Sónar Barcelona 2024 has already reached 70, but promises to continue growing as the event date approaches.

At this year’s edition, the festival maintains its commitment to creative innovations for the future and the exploration of the latest trends with new talks and workshops on technology, fusing innovation and culture in the Sónar+D space.

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Dates: 13, 14 and 15 June 2024

If you’re going to Barcelona, don’t forget to enjoy its beaches. Prepare your sunscreen, get ready to have a good time and don’t forget to bring a backpack to store your things. And don’t forget your favourite Havaianas flip flops either!

6- World Club Dome (Germany)

The city of Frankfurt hosts one of the largest electronic music events in Germany at its Deutsche Bank Park. BigCityBeats World Club Dome is a festival that hosts well-known techno artists such as Moguai, Steve Aoki and David Guetta, who will make the 25 stages of this great festival vibrate.

Its Future Edition will be held in September 2024. The festival not only takes place in the summer, but also includes other festivals in its repertoire such as the World Club Dome Winter Edition, the World Club Dome Pool Sessions and the World Club Dome Island Edition.

Tickets for the three days of the festival cost around 199 euros, a fairly reasonable figure considering that 250 artists will gather at this edition. You can also purchase one-day tickets for 114 euros. And if you don’t want to miss the festival or the subsequent Pool Sessions you can buy the three-day VIP ticket for 377 euros.

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dates: 6, 7 and 8 September 2024

7- We Love Green (France)

The city of light takes advantage of the spring weather to bring together world-class artists at We Love Green. This festival held in Bois de Vincennes (Paris) will feature live concerts by internationally renowned artists such as Sza, Troye Sivan, L’Imperatrice, Omar Apollo and Peggy Gou.

The We Love Green festival is the perfect excuse not only to enjoy 3 days of good music, but also to visit the city of Paris, one of the most beautiful on the European continent.

The 2-day pass will only cost 119 euros, being able to choose the days of the festival on which your favourite artists perform.

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Dates: 31 May, 1 and 2 June 2024

The festival is also very committed to sustainability, something that saw it awarded the ISO 20121 certificate for the use of responsible event management systems at its 2023 edition.

8- Flash Festival (Italy)

Tuscany hosts one of the best festivals in Europe very close to the city of Florence. An opportunity to enjoy the best of electronic music and the Tuscan spring excellently accompanied by a tasting of the best Italian food so you can spend the entire day at the festival.

Salute, Krystal Klear and Elkka are some of the artists that you will have the chance to listen to if you go to Italy in the month of May, being one of the festivals that opens the summer season in Europe.

  • Location: Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy
  • Dates: from 15 to 18 May 2024

9- Amsterdam Music Festival (Netherlands)

At the end of summer and beginning of autumn, the music doesn’t stop. October is a perfect month to visit the city of Amsterdam and enjoy one of Europe’s best-known festivals.

A single day was enough at the AMF to bring together international DJs of the stature of Afrojack, Charlotte de Witte and Headhunterz at its 2023 edition, with the 2024 edition now beginning to warm up to surpass its predecessor. The eternal party city will vibrate that day like no other, even more so considering that attendees will have afterparties at the best venues in Amsterdam.

  • Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Dates: 19 October 2024

10- Sziget Festival (Hungary)

One of Europe’s most party-loving countries just had to be on our list. Hungary has been holding some of the best electronic music festivals on the continent for years.

What makes the Sziget Festival special is that it takes place on an island in the Danube River, an incredible location to enjoy the world’s best artists of all styles. Fred Again, Sam Smith, Stormzy, Honey Dijon and Joker Out are just some of the names present in Budapest on the line-up for this August.

Not only can you go to the festival, but you can also sleep there thanks to the different accommodation options they offer. Undoubtedly, one of Europe’s best festivals in 2024.

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary 
  • Dates: from 7 to 12 August 2024

11- Rock in Rio (Portugal)

We return to Portugal to enjoy one of the most iconic festivals this summer. The Rock in Rio festival is preparing a very special edition, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Portuguese capital.

The line-up for this 2024 edition is a celebration of the history of the festival where Scorpions, Evanescence, Europe, Ed Sheeran, Doja Cat, Camila Cabello and the Spanish singer Aitana are just some of the artists who can be seen on stage during the four days of the festival.

This festival will take place in one of the most emblematic parks of the Portuguese capital, Parque Do Tejo. Rock in Rio Lisbon has also achieved numerous recognitions throughout its history for its sustainability and commitment to a better future.

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dates: 15-16 and 22-23 June 2024

12- Jova Beach Party (Italy)

The Jova Beach Party is much more than a festival. It is a succession of festivals that take place over the summer months in different parts of Italy.

Although the Jova Beach Party festival is scheduled once again this year, the reality is that the specific dates are not yet known. What is expected is that it will repeat its format, with different locations across Italy, including some of the best beaches in the country.

  • Location: Italy
  • Dates: To be determined

This unconventional festival has found a place in the summers of all Italians and little by little in those of all Europeans who make Italy their holiday destination.

13- Boardmasters (UK)

Boardmasters defines itself as a unique surf and music festival. All attendees will be able to enjoy not only artists of the calibre of Stormzy, Kenya Grace, Becky Hill, Declan McKenna and Nia Archives, but also one of the meccas of British surfing which is Cornwall.

The festival is held in Newquay and features stages such as the Main Stage, Land of Saints Stage, The Point Stage, Unleashed Stage, The View Stage and the DB90 Stage. But also, at Fistral Beach, you will have the opportunity to enjoy surf competitions and skate or BMX events.

In addition to music and surfing, this festival is notable for alternative activities such as yoga workshops, relaxation classes and much more besides

It is also important to mention that, as part of its sustainability programme, the organisers manage several clean-ups of the festival areas.

  • Location: Newquay, United Kingdom
  • Dates: from 7 to 11 August 2024

14- Delta Festival

Last but not least, we return to a Mediterranean paradise. The Delta Festival is held in the city of Marseilles, on the shores of the Mediterranean at Les Plages du Prado.

It is a festival where, along with the best dance and electronic music, you can enjoy different sports and arts, as well as the beach! 

In this rendez-vous for its tenth anniversary, artists such as Astrix, Justice, Ofenbach, Vladimir Cauchemar and Martin Solveig will be performing. There is no doubt that it will be the perfect festival to bring the summer to a close.

Are you up for 5 days of music and sport at this festival?

  • Location: Marseilles, France.
  • Dates: from 4 to 8 September 2024

If you have already gone to a festival, you’ll know that apart from having a good time and enjoying the atmosphere, it is a very good idea to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to be on the go while you are there. If you’re looking for clothing ideas for festivals, we provide you some very interesting looks in our blog.

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Have you already chosen which European festival you will attend in 2024?


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