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Europe’s best festivals

After several years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems that everything is slowly getting back to normal in the year 2022. 

Among many events, the best festivals in Europe have filled the calendar with the world’s most famous DJs and bands, who seem ready once again to give the best of their shows to all their fans. 

That’s why we wanted to put together a list of the best parties for this year on the European continent, with the venues that will gather thousands of people around electronic music.

1- Tomorrowland (Belgium)

We couldn’t start the list of the best electronic music festivals in Europe in 2022 in any other way. Belgium has been hosting one of the biggest parties in the world since 2005, when the first edition of Tomorrowland was held.

For 2022 we will have 3 weeks of festival, each with the best DJ’s in the world. It goes without saying who the headliners will be, as it could be said that Tomorrowland is attended by all the electronic music artists. 

This year Tomorrowland will feature up to 14 stages with different atmospheres. As always, the festival will feature its famous Dreamville, a city brimming with good energy in every corner.

In addition, the Belgian festival offers a multitude of packages to attend the event, with many transport and accommodation options that make attending the festival much easier.

  • Location: Boom, Belgium
  • Dates: 15-31 July 2022

2- Ultra Europe (Croatia)

Before the pandemic, the Ultra brand had already established itself as one of the most famous brands on the planet when it came to organising electronic music parties. 

With the boom of its main event in the United States, Ultra decided to bring the music to our continent under the name Ultra Europe.

As every year, this great festival will take place on Croatian soil, at Park Mladeži in the city of Split. Among the dj’s who will attend are some well-known names such as Afrojack, Alesso and DJ Snake. Tickets cost around 159 euros to attend the three-day festival.

In addition to the multitude of stages Ultra Europe will be hosting, there will also be Boat Parties, a different kind of party on board a yacht that can be the perfect end to three days of partying in Croatia.

Whether it’s a boat party or a front row seat at your favourite artist’s concert, don’t forget to bring your favourite bikini and look the part.

  • Location: Split, Croatia
  •  Dates: 8,9 and 10 July 2022

3- Secret Project (Portugal)

The Algarve is one of the most stunning beach destinations on the continent. And of course, such an appropriate place is perfect to celebrate one of the best festivals in Europe.

The three stages on Portimão beach offer different genres of electronic music such as bass, techno, disco and house, ensuring hours of fun both day and night on the shores of the Atlantic.

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As if that wasn’t enough, the 2022 line-up features 3 stages: Project Stage, The Workshop Stage and The Sanctuary Stage.

Michael Bibi, Boris Bretja and Paco Osuna are some of the big names at Secret Project, which is looking to establish itself as the biggest festival in Portugal.

  • Location: Algarve, Portugal
  • Dates: 17-19 June 2022

4- Creamfields (United Kingdom)

August, why not, is the perfect time to visit the UK. Especially if we take into account that Creamfields, an electronic music festival that has been bringing the most important DJs in the world since 1998, is held on these dates.

Artists as well known as David Guetta, Calvin Harris or Hardwell will fly to Liverpool to make the bodies of Creamfields attendees move this 2022.

The festival will also have a luxury camping area for people who want to attend the festival, something that is appreciated by people coming from other parts of the world.

As if that wasn’t enough, the organisers have already prepared a special event for 2023, when Creamfields will celebrate 25 years since its inauguration.

  • Location: Liverpool, England
  • Dates: 25-28 August 2022

Although Creamfields won’t have a beach, that doesn’t mean that the August heat won’t be there. I’m sure a good cap will come in handy!

5- Sónar (Spain)

Barcelona is one of Spain’s greatest cultural exponents. And of course, it hosts one of the most important electronic music festivals in 2022.

Sonar is not only defined by the music, but also adds sections of creativity and technology to its slogan to achieve one of the most important events in the city of Barcelona.

Dj’s such as Chemical Brothers or Dj Python join the list, which also includes live concerts by artists such as C.Tangana, Morad or Nathy Peluso. The list of new artists for this edition of Sónar Barcelona includes more than 30, who will join many already known in the city.

For this 2022 Sónar includes new formats that will not only be about partying, but will also include talks and workshops on new technologies that add a very interesting point of interest to the event.

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  •  Dates: 16, 17 and 18 June 2022

If you’re going to Barcelona, don’t forget to enjoy its beaches. Pack your sunscreen, your desire to have fun and don’t forget to bring a beach bag and sunglasses.

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6-    World Club Dome (Germany)

The city of Frankfurt is hosting one of the biggest electronic music events in Germany at the Deutsche Bank Park. World Club Dome Las Vegas Edition is a festival that welcomes well-known techno artists such as Claptone, Adam Beyer or Blasterjaxx, who will rock the stadium where the party will be held.

The festival is not only given to summer dates, but also adds to its repertoire other festivals such as the World Club Dome Winter Edition, or the World Club Dome Pool Sessions or the World Club Dome Island Edition.

Tickets for the 3-day festival cost around 140 euros, which is quite affordable considering the number of artists on stage. You can also buy single day tickets for 86 euros if you only want to attend one day of this amazing festival in Frankfurt.

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany
  • Dates: 3, 4 and 5 June 2022

7- We Love Green (France)

The city of light dresses up in June to bring world-class artists. This festival held at Boiss de Vincennes will not only feature DJs, but also live concerts by Nathy Peluso, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith, among many other singer-songwriters.

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

For the 2-day pass you only have to pay 109 euros, and you can choose the days of the festival on which your favourite artists will perform.

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Dates: 2, 4 and 5 June 2022

If you decide to go to Paris, a stylish pair of sandals like the Havaianas You St Tropez is a must-have in your repertoire, a pair of elegant and waterproof sandals. They’ll come in handy for both concerts and a stroll down the Champs Elysées.

8- Flash Festival (Italy)

Tuscany hosts one of the best festivals in Europe very close to the city of Florence. Not only will you be able to enjoy the best of electronic music, but there will also be a tasting of the best Italian food so that you can spend the whole day at the festival.

India Jordan, Bradley Zero and DJ Boring are some of the artists you can listen to if you come to Italy in May, being one of the festivals that opens the summer season in Europe.

  • Location: Castiglion fiorentino, Italy
  •  Dates: 19 to 21 May 2022

9- Amsterdam Music Festival (Netherlands)

Summer is over and autumn is well underway, but the music doesn’t stop. October is the perfect month to visit the open city of Amsterdam and enjoy one of the most famous festivals in Europe.

A single day is enough for the AMF to bring together world-class DJs such as Armin Van Buuren, Tiësto and Nicky Romero. The city of the eternal party will vibrate on this day like no other, especially since the attendees will have an afterparty in Amsterdam’s best venues.

The same day will also be used by DJ Mag to reveal its list of the 100 best DJs of the year.

  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dates: 22 October 2022

10- Sziget Festival (Hungary)

One of the most party-loving countries in Europe could not be missing from our list. Hungary has been hosting some of the best electronic music festivals on the continent for years.

The most curious thing about this festival is that it is held on an island in the Danube River, an incredible location to enjoy the best artists in the world. Justin Bieber, Tame Impala, Steve Aoki and Dua Lipa are just some of the names on the bill in Budapest in August.

Not only will you be able to go to the festival, but you’ll also be able to sleep there thanks to the different accommodation options on offer. Undoubtedly one of the best festivals in Europe this 2022.

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • Dates: 10-15 August 2022

Festivals Havaianas will be present at

Did you know that Havaianas will be present at some of the best European festivals? If you are lucky enough to be able to attend, you will be able to visit the different stands and surprises that you will find at each of these festivals:

11- Rock in Rio (Portugal)

We return to Portugal to enjoy one of the most iconic festivals of this summer. The Rock in Rio festival is held in the Portuguese capital after several years without being held in Europe, as it usually alternates between South American and European countries every year.

In addition to enjoying a city like Lisbon, this festival has a line-up that very few can dream of, with Muse, Black Eyed Peas, Duran Duran, Jason Derulo and many more being the most outstanding artists.

This festival will take place in one of the most emblematic parks of the Portuguese capital, Da Bela Vista Park with a total area of 85,000 m². Undoubtedly, a unique place to enjoy one of the best festivals in Europe.

  •  Location: Lisbon, Portugal
  •  Dates: 18th, 19th and 25th, 26th of June

12- Jova Beach Party (Italy)

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

The artist Jovanotti will perform in a total of 12 locations in the transalpine country, many of which include Italian beaches such as Bell’Italia beach, Campo di Mare beach or Muraglione beach.

  • Location: Italy
  •  Dates: weekends from 2 July to 10 September.

It should be noted that at the same time as the Tour, the organisers have launched the RI-PARTY-AMO programme in collaboration with WWF, an initiative aimed at environmental conservation, raising awareness and creating projects to restore ecosystems such as rivers, beaches and seabeds.

Did you know that Havaianas also collaborates with sustainability and environmental care?

Discover our special collections such as the IPE flip-flop collection or Havaianas international conservation and help protect our ecosystem.

13- Boardmasters (UK)

Boardmasters defines itself as a unique surf and music festival. All attendees will be able to enjoy not only artists such as Bastille, Bombay Bicycle Club, Declan McKenna or The Wombats, but also one of the meccas of British surfing, Cornwall.

The festival takes place in Newquay at two different venues, Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. All musical performances and the camping area will be located at Watergate Bay. At Fistral Beach, as well as surfing competitions, there will also be skateboarding and BMX events.

In addition to music and surfing, this festival stands out for having alternative activities such as yoga workshops, relaxation classes and many more. 

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

  • Location: Newquay, UK
  • Dates: 10-14 August

14- Delta Festival

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

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

With a line-up of more than 250 artists such as Sean Paul, Carl Cox, PNL, Vitalic or Vini Vici there is no doubt that it will be one of the festivals of the summer.

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

  • Location: Marseille, France.
  • Dates: 29 June to 3 July.

If you’ve been to a festival before, you’ll know that as well as having a good time and enjoying the atmosphere, it’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to be on your feet during the festival.

Forget about trainers and give your feet a break with Havaianas sandals. You’ll find everything from models ideal for a walk on the beach to new urban models.

You can also choose the flip-flops that best suit your style. No matter where the festival takes place, we’re sure to have a flip-flop for you.

Have you already chosen the European festival you’ll be attending in 2022?

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