50 European Festival Lineups to Look Forward to in Summer 2023
By / January 8, 2023


It’s never to early to start planning for festival season, especially if you are heading to Europe where they have already dropped a bunch of lineups for 2023. We have picked 50 of the most interesting that have been announced so far, but if you are searching for even more inspiration, check out our full European festival guide which has roughly 400+ additional suggestions.

Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023

When: May 31-June 3, 2023

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Scene: This Barcelona institution is a beacon for the entire spectrum of indie rock along with a smattering of entries from just about every other genre of music. Hundreds of bands fill the Parc El Forum along with one-of-a-kind intimate performances throughout the city. Add this music festival mecca to your bucket list immediately.

More Info: Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023 Guide

Nova Rock 2023

When: June 7-10, 2023

Where: Nickelsdorf, Austria

The Scene: The king of Austrian rock festivals sees 50,000 hard-partying fans descend on Pannonia Fields in the eastern part of the country. The lineup is one of the best in the country and has become an important part of the Austrian festival calendar.

More Info: Nova Rock 2023 Guide

Rock Am Ring 2023

When: June 2-4, 2023

Where: Nürburg, Germany

The Scene: The simultaneous Rock Am Park/Rock Im Ring is Germany's largest mega-festival with a combined attendance of 150,000 at both festivals. The same artists play two different locations during the first weekend in June. Festivals may evolve and change over the years, but rock music will always remain the core of these festivals.

More Info: Rock Am Ring 2023 Guide

Kala Festival 2023

When: May 31-June 7, 2023

Where: Dhërmi, Albania

The Scene: Kala is a boutique festival that takes place in Dhërmi, a stunning beach location on the Albanian Riviera. During the day you can enjoy paradisiacal beaches, excursions to explore the unspoilt surroundings, wellness activities, heavenly food and laid-back music selections.

More Info: Kala Festival 2023 Guide

Lido Sounds 2023

When: June 16-18, 2023

Where: Linz, Austria

The Scene: With an attractive open-air area, two stages and over 30 artists in three days, the premiere of Lido Sound in Linz will be unique. Expect about 30,000 fellow festies at the debut of a this new Austrian fest. <br />

More Info: Lido Sounds 2023 Guide

Greenfield Festival 2023

When: June 8-10, 2023

Where: Interlaken, Switzerland

The Scene: Switzerland’s biggest rock festival takes place in Interlaken in the heart of the Swiss mountains.

More Info: Greenfield Festival 2023 Guide

Download Festival 2023

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Donington Park, UK

The Scene: It's loud. It’s crazy. Download isn't pretty and the metal fans that make the annual pilgrimage to the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park wouldn't have it any other way. The largest rock and metal festival in the UK has featured genre legends like Faith No More, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slipknot, Motörhead, and System of a Down.

More Info: Download Festival 2023 Guide

Primavera Sound Porto 2023

When: June 7-10, 2023

Where: Porto, Portugal

The Scene: The little sibling to Barcelona's mega-festival Primavera Sound, this Portuguese edition takes place the following weekend in the charming city of Porto. The recipe remains the same, with a staggering roster of indie rock talent. The grassy hillsides of Parque Central means that every seat is a prime location to watch the show.

More Info: Primavera Sound Porto 2023 Guide

Isle of Wight Festival 2023

When: June 15-18, 2023

Where: Isle of Wight, UK

The Scene: The legendary Isle of Wight Festival is the traditional kick-off to the UK summer festival season. Europe's equivalent of Woodstock started in 1968 and has hosted rock and roll royalty like Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, and Coldplay.

More Info: Isle of Wight Festival 2023 Guide

Melt! Festival 2023

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Ferropolis, Germany

The Scene: The Melt! Festival, surrounded by the calm waters of Lake Gremmin and the steely silence of the iron city, is filled with the musical noise of one of Germany's standout lineups. Camping is a must at this German festival, and the open-air museum of an abandoned coal factory marks this as a one-of-kin venue.

More Info: Melt! Festival 2023 Guide

Primavera Sound Madrid 2023

When: June 7-10, 2023

Where: Arganda del Rey, Spain

The Scene: Primavera Sound launches a new edition in the capital of Spain! Festies will travel the City of Rock near Madrid for this latest iteration of the legendary festival.

More Info: Primavera Sound Madrid 2023 Guide

Polifonic Milan 2023

When: June 9-11, 2023

Where: Milan, Italy

The Scene: Polifonic Festival moves to Milan for the very first time with the biggest line up ever. Many of the hottest acts around will bring the summer breeze to the city.

More Info: Polifonic Milan 2023 Guide

Hellfest 2023

When: June 15-18, 2023

Where: Clisson, France

The Scene: The postcard-perfect French village of Clisson, known for its historic ruins and picturesque river, transforms one weekend each June into the heavy metal mecca known as Hellfest. More than 160 bands show up to perform on six stages with subgenres that include pagan metal, stoner, punk, thrash, grind, and black metal. The 150,000+ extreme music typically spend the weekend camping and exploring the wide-ranging Hellfest experience. Act quick. Hellfest sells out every year.<br />

More Info: Hellfest 2023 Guide

Anjunadeep Explorations 2023

When: June 8-14, 2023

Where: Dhermi, Albania

The Scene: Travel to the fabled Ionian coast for five nights of music, connection and discovery at Explorations Festival. The stunning scenery of Albania meets the beats of underground electronic music at this festival retreat.

More Info: Anjunadeep Explorations 2023 Guide

Beyond The Pale Festival 2023

When: June 16-18, 2023

Where: Glendalough Estate, Ireland

The Scene: It's three days of music, art and food at Glendalough Estate just south of Dublin, Ireland.

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More Info: Beyond The Pale Festival 2023 Guide

Bergenfest 2023

When: June 14-17, 2023

Where: Bergen, Norway

The Scene: Don’t let the title of “rainiest city in Europe” chase you away from Bergenfest. This boutique festival in a castle feels like having some of the largest acts on tour performing in your backyard. And in a city where the sun never truly sets, this is one of the most relaxing and lovely fests in the North.

More Info: Bergenfest 2023 Guide

Hurricane Festival 2023

When: June 16-18, 2023

Where: Scheessel, Germany

The Scene: It's one of the craziest festivals in Europe with a campground that gets so nuts that they have nicknamed it Mordor. Welcome to the Hurricane Festival, the northern counterpart of Southside, which features the same bands over the same 3-day weekends. There's always a diverse lineup with rock and German acts taking the center stage.

More Info: Hurricane Festival 2023 Guide

Hideout Festival 2023

When: June 25-29, 2023

Where: Pag, Croatia

The Scene: You're going to need a vacation from your vacation after Hideout. With five packed days and nights of pool, boat, and after parties with 100+ DJs and thousands of electronic fans tearing it up under the Croatian sun, Hideout remains one of the standout electronic parties of the summer.

More Info: Hideout Festival 2023 Guide

Garorock 2023

When: June 29-July 2, 2023

Where: Marmande, France

The Scene: Garorock is one of France's premier electronic and rock festival, taking place in the southwest of the country. Recently celebrating their 20th anniversary, the four day camping festival is well known for its hard-partying experience.

More Info: Garorock 2023 Guide

Vida Festival 2023

When: June 29-July 1, 2023

Where: Barcelona, Spain

The Scene: Tucked away in the woody reserves of the ancient Masia de Can Parellada just south of Barcelona, this boutique fest has become a welcome addition to the Spanish summer. Bring the kids to chill at The Nest, bring your bike to take a tour of the city of Vilanova, and bring a sense of wonder to enjoy all the art.

More Info: Vida Festival 2023 Guide

OpenAir St. Gallen 2023

When: June 29-July 2, 2023

Where: St. Gallen, Switzerland

The Scene: Tucked away in the majestic mountains of the German part of Switzerland is the rock and pop festival -- OpenAir St. Gallen. One of the oldest outdoor festivals in the country, more than 30,000 festies a day come to this special valley to see some of the biggest bands in the world.

More Info: OpenAir St. Gallen 2023 Guide

Mad Cool Festival 2023

When: July 6-8, 2023

Where: Madrid, Spain

The Scene: Simply put, Mad Cool Festival puts together one of the best lineups in the world. Every year, they gather together a roster of talent in Madrid that will make you want to drop everything and book a ticket to Spain.

More Info: Mad Cool Festival 2023 Guide

NASS Festival 2023

When: July 6-9, 2023

Where: Shepton Mallet, UK

The Scene: Action sports meets a rave when the hard-partying NASS Festival comes to the southwest of England. Dance down at the warehouse party, mosh at the main stage, or check out world-class BMXers, inline skaters, and skateboarders.

More Info: NASS Festival 2023 Guide

Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2023

When: July 13-16, 2023

Where: Benicassim, Spain

The Scene: It's all about the music and the beach at The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, or FIB as it's more commonly called. Nearby surf and sand is where festies spend the day on the shores of some of Spain's finest seaside spots. Bands usually start in the early evening and in Spanish fashion, the festival lasts until the morning catching artists like Beck, Radiohead, Kraftwerk, The Stone Roses, Brian Wilson, Blur, Lou Reed, Oasis, The Chemical Brothers, Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Morrissey, Sigur Rós, and The Strokes.

More Info: Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2023 Guide

Electric Castle Festival 2023

When: July 19-23, 2023

Where: Bontida, Romania

The Scene: In just a few years years, Electric Castle has already become one of Romania’s most successful fests. Held under the shadow of the five century old Banffy Castle and surrounded by the rolling green hills of the Romanian countryside, EC still maintains the semblance of a much smaller fest. The lineup is designed to please, with artists performing mainstream EDM, hip-hop, reggae, drum & bass, metal, and indie rock. -100 Nights of Summer

More Info: Electric Castle Festival 2023 Guide

Latitude Festival 2023

When: July 20-23, 2023

Where: Suffolk, UK

The Scene: The pioneering Latitude festival is of the UK's favorite mega-festivals. The world class lineup is mixed with comedy, literature, poetry, and theater -- all set in the fairytale setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside. One of the highlights of the festival season, Latitude is sure to have something for everyone.

More Info: Latitude Festival 2023 Guide

Low Festival 2023

When: July 28-30, 2023

Where: Benidorm, Spain

The Scene: With a recorded 300 sunny a years, you better believe that Benidorm in Spain is more than ready to host this jam packed fest. The annual Low Festival boasts 100% sustainability, proximity to golden beaches, and a killer soundtrack of international bands. There's even an Olympic sized pool at the venue for VIPs (along with unlimited beer).

More Info: Low Festival 2023 Guide

Deer Shed Festival 2023

When: July 28-31, 2023

Where: Topcliffe, UK

The Scene: The UK's ultimate family festival, Deer Shed is fun for everyone at Baldersby Park in North Yorkshire. There's plenty here to keep everyone entertained, with a deep lineup of music, science tents full of experiments, plenty of sports activities, and much more festival fun. There are all kinds of camping options including vintage tents, yurts, and tipis if you don't feel like setting up your own site.

More Info: Deer Shed Festival 2023 Guide

Gottwood Festival 2023

When: June 8-11, 2023

Where: Anglesey, Wales

The Scene: The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is a critically acclaimed, independent, boutique, and intimate underground electronic music festival.

More Info: Gottwood Festival 2023 Guide

TRNSMT Festival 2023

When: July 7-9, 2023

Where: Glasgow, Scotland

The Scene: Scotland's newest mega-festival moved into Glasgow to fill the void left by the legendary T in the Park. Now stretching over two weekends, TRNSMT has already made a name for itself by assembling a world-class roster of talent along with multiple UK exclusives.

More Info: TRNSMT Festival 2023 Guide

Love International 2023

When: July 12-18, 2023

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: Secret island parties, sunrise acoustic sessions, beach stages, and late night discos, are just part of this marathon electronic festival. There's also a world class lineup of DJs to dance your way through eight full days of activities and fun in Croatia.

The Lineup:

More Info: Love International 2023 Guide

Resurrection Fest 2023

When: June 28-July 1, 2023

Where: Vivero, Spain

The Scene: Heavy metal is reborn in Spain every summer during Resurrection Fest in Viveiro. 55,000+ worshipers of hardcore, punk rock, and metal congregate for four days of headbanging in this tiny northwestern coastal town.

More Info: Resurrection Fest 2023 Guide

Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023

When: July 27-29, 2023

Where: Beauly, Scotland

The Scene: Head to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend of music and fun at the Tartan Heart Festival. This three day camping festival features a wild range of music from national acts on the main stage to an amazing array of traditional talent on the Grassroots stage. There’s so much to do here besides the music like comedy, wrestling, poetry readings, movie sing-a-longs, art presentations, and whisky tastings.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 2023 Guide

Camp Bestival 2023

When: August 5-10, 2023

Where: Dorset, UK

The Scene: It's summer camp for both kids and adults when the legendary Bestival delivers their unique spin on the family-friendly festival. The multi-award winning Camp Bestival combines an all-encompassing family festival experience with an action packed camping holiday; something that they like to call a Festi-Holiday. Set on the majestic grounds of Lulworth Castle on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic coastline, Camp Bestival is jam-packed with entertainment.

More Info: Camp Bestival 2023 Guide

Punk Rock Holiday 2023

When: August 8-11, 2023

Where: Tolmin, Slovenia

The Scene: 'Punk Rock Holiday has truly become one of the most anticipating events in Europe to those who have once experienced a different meaning of a festival. Camping in the shade of the trees, surrounded by mountains, a Mediterranean climate, main stage in an avenue of trees, no barricades between bands and audience and a beach stage should give you the impression of how amazing this festival really is.'

More Info: Punk Rock Holiday 2023 Guide

Boardmasters 2023

When: August 9-13, 2023

Where: Newquay, UK

The Scene: It's a magical combination when competitive surfing joins up with a music festival on the beaches of Cornwall, the surfing mecca of the UK. Boardmasters mixes professional surfers with 50,000 festies a day along with an electronic and rock lineup.

More Info: Boardmasters 2023 Guide

Bloodstock 2023

When: August 10-13, 2023

Where: Derbyshire, UK

The Scene: Over 100 international rock and metal acts descend on the peaceful village of Walton on Trent in Derbyshire for four days of mayhem. Bloodstock has earned a fan favorite reputation 'by consistently showcasing the strongest metal line up on UK soil.'

More Info: Bloodstock 2023 Guide

Sziget Festival 2023

When: August 10-15, 2023

Where: Budapest, Hungary

The Scene: Welcome to the Island of Freedom! Every August thousands of festival fans around Europe descend on Budapest for one of the most unique festivals in Europe. Cross the bridge from downtown onto a 250+ acre idyllic island for a week-long celebration with artists from around the world. Need a break? Head into Budapest and explore the city.

More Info: Sziget Festival 2023 Guide

Summer Breeze 2023

When: August 16-19, 2023

Where: Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

The Scene: With such a whimsical name, one hardly expects what the Summer Breeze Open Air Festival actually delivers -- heavy metal and lots of it to over 40,000 attendees. Summer Breeze just turned twenty years old, so if you're looking for experience and hard metal in Germany, then this is the place.

The Lineup:

More Info: Summer Breeze 2023 Guide

Sonus Festival 2023

When: August 20-24, 2023

Where: Novalja, Croatia

The Scene: The standout Sonus Festival delivers a heavyweight lineup of international EDM talent to the shores of Pag, one of Croatia's hottest party islands. The five day fest at Zrce Beach is hosted by Cosmopop (Time Warp, Love Family Park) so expect to be dazzled by numerous parties on beaches, boats, and clubs. Underground artists are hand-picked so that fans have a chance to see them in an intimate setting before they take off.

More Info: Sonus Festival 2023 Guide

Dekmantel Selectors 2023

When: August 24-28, 2023

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: This limited capacity festival at The Garden Resort in Tinso only sells 2000 tickets for the five-day event. Each day, some of the world's best DJs spin tunes on the relaxing seaside coastline of the Adriatic Sea, while at night the party takes off to the legendary Barbarella nightclub.

More Info: Dekmantel Selectors 2023 Guide

Canela Party 2023

When: August 23-26, 2023

Where: Torremolinos, Spain

The Scene: This wild four day indie rock festival takes place on the famous beachside city of Torremolinos in the south of Spain.

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More Info: Canela Party 2023 Guide

Leeds Festival 2023

When: August 25-27, 2023

Where: Leeds, UK

The Scene: It's double the love when the dual weekend Reading and Leeds Festival arrive in late August. The mega-fests feature the same lineup on the same weekend in two different UK locations. The roster is always packed with one of the strongest rock and alternative schedules of the summer.

More Info: Leeds Festival 2023 Guide

Victorious Festival 2023

When: August 25-27, 2023

Where: Portsmouth, UK

The Scene: Victorious, the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, takes place over August Bank Holiday Weekend. Featuring the best of British indie-rock, Victorious is an amazing family friendly experience with the best live acts, an enormous free kids arena, bustling markets, real ale, real food and an atmosphere not to be missed.

More Info: Victorious Festival 2023 Guide

Dimensions Festival 2023

When: August 31-September 4, 2023

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: As the sun sets on summer, underground electronic fans flock to Tisno for the last major music fest of the Croatian summer scene. A spin-off of the hugely popular Outlook Festival, diehards can stack these two festival weekends together for one mega-run of electronic goodness.

The Lineup:

More Info: Dimensions Festival 2023 Guide

Superbloom Festival München 2023

When: September 2-3, 2023

Where: Munich, Germany

The Scene: With a breathtaking festival setting in Munich's Olympiapark, Superbloom is an event for all the senses where music meets art, culture, and lifestyle.

More Info: Superbloom Festival München 2023 Guide

ION Festival 2023

When: September 6-13, 2023

Where: Dhërmi, Albania

The Scene: ION is a different kind of music event, one where you’re invited to get outside the usual festival fences and have a real holiday experience. For everyone who chooses to come with us on this extended summer party, ION will be a week filled with new encounters and 3,000 like-minded friends, all soundtracked by electronic music’s best artists.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: ION Festival 2023 Guide

Lollapalooza Berlin 2023

When: September 9-10, 2023

Where: Berlin, Germany

The Scene: Since its inception in 1991, Lollapalooza has continued to grow from it’s U.S. based festival circuit to additional cities in countries across the globe. As the first European city to host Lollapalooza outside of the U.S., Berlin began its entrance into the Lollapalooza festival tour in 2015, and has since grown to over 70,000 attendees.

More Info: Lollapalooza Berlin 2023 Guide

Neighbourhood Weekender 2023

When: May 27-28, 2023

Where: Warrington, UK

The Scene: This two-day indie music festival will take place in Victoria Park this spring. Produced by the same folks who put on Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival, expect plenty of the biggest bands along with the hottest new talent.

More Info: Neighbourhood Weekender 2023 Guide

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