August Music Festival Preview: Eastern Europe 2022
By / July 29, 2022

For the final month of summer, we are heading to Eastern Europe to check out the scene at some of Europe’s coolest underground festivals. If you’re looking to ditch the corporate festival machine and experience the DIY vibe of the east, we’ve collected some of our favorites happening over the month of August along with a few bonus fests happening the first week of September. See you this August!

Outlook Festival 2022

When: July 28-August 2, 2022

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: Fans of bass will want to head to Outlook Festival in Croatia which is famous for their bass heavy lineups along with boat parties and beachside performances. After ten years in the fort, the party moves to The Garden at Tisno.

The Lineup:

More Info: Outlook Festival 2022 Guide

OZORA Festival 2022

When: August 1-7, 2022

Where: Dádpuszta, Hungary

The Scene: We would call it a transformational festival but OZORA describes itself as 'reaching out into the deepest realms of your imagination and displaying, sharing that glorious, that grotesque, that unparalleled treasure you find within is one of the pillars of the Ozora experience.' Get ready to get weird.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: OZORA Festival 2022 Guide

Pol’And’Rock 2022

When: August 4-6, 2022

Where: Czaplinek, Poland

The Scene: The festival formerly known as Przystanek Woodstock has transformed once again into Pol'and'Rock! One of the largest free music festivals in the world, this Polish institution has been rocking out for twenty-five years. It's one of the most unique events on the European fest calendar and well worth the trip.

More Info: Pol’And’Rock 2022 Guide

Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2022

When: August 3-6, 2022

Where: Râșnov, Romania

The Scene: Romania's most metal festival meets the stunning scenery of Transylvania for this epic five-day camping celebration.

More Info: Rockstadt Extreme Fest 2022 Guide

Defected Croatia 2022

When: August 4-10, 2022

Where: Tisno, Croatia

The Scene: It's house music heaven when the UK Defected label takes over The Garden at Tisno. Beachside camping, boat parties, special shows, and lots of surprises makes this an ideal island getaway. Need a break from the bumping beats? Explore the lovely Croatian seaside city of Tisno in between sets.

More Info: Defected Croatia 2022 Guide

Lovefest 2022

When: August 4-6, 2022

Where: Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

The Scene: 'The extremely budget-friendly Lovefest is a solid addition to the quickly growing Balkan electronic music festival circuit. In the United States and England, we have all these archaic laws about noise past midnight, but Serbia has no such qualms, and the music stays bumping literally into the dawn. The gates don’t open until sunset, and it’s empty until around midnight, at which point you can barely move until sunrise.' -

More Info: Lovefest 2022 Guide

OFF Festival 2022

When: August 5-7, 2022

Where: Katowice, Poland

The Scene: Still unspoiled by hordes of backpackers, Poland is a treat for travelers. And nothing makes that treat sweeter than the similarly unspoiled OFF Festival in Katowice which after ten years still keeps its lineup fresh and surprising.

More Info: OFF Festival 2022 Guide

Untold Festival 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Cluj, Romania

The Scene: The Untold Festival of Romania unfolds another chapter this summer in the charming city of Cluj. The heart of Untold is the open air Cluj Arena where international superstar electronic headliners play sets until the sun comes up. The soul of the festival lives in Central Park, a shady expanse of trees and grass filled with hammocks, small stages, and art.

More Info: Untold Festival 2022 Guide

Sunny Hill Festival 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Prishtina, Kosovo

The Scene: Sunny Hill Festival is the biggest event of contemporary music in Kosovo! The hip-hop/pop/electronic festival takes place over four days in Prishtina's Germia Park.

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More Info: Sunny Hill Festival 2022 Guide

Membrain Festival 2022

When: August 4-7, 2022

Where: Šibenik, Croatia

The Scene: Europe's heartiest and newest underground bass culture festival takes place on the beautiful shores of the Dalmatian Coast. Relive the vibe of old school raves at this four-day festival.

More Info: Membrain Festival 2022 Guide

Barrakud Croatia 2022

When: August 7-12, 2022

Where: Zrće, Croatia

The Scene: When your official slogan is simply #ravetheworld, you know that Barrakud is going to be a blast. Taking place mid-August at the fabled Zrce Beach in Croatia, this electronic music festival is packed with festies on holiday from around Europe.

More Info: Barrakud Croatia 2022 Guide

Sziget Festival 2022

When: August 10-15, 2022

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 2022 Guide

Fest Festival Poland 2022

When: August 10-13, 2022

Where: Chorzów, Poland

The Scene: Hey festies, are you ready to fest with the Fest Festival? One of Poland's favorites returns this summer with camping and four days of music.

More Info: Fest Festival Poland 2022 Guide

Fresh Wave Festival 2022

When: August 11-13, 2022

Where: Banja Luka, BiH

The Scene: For ten years, Fresh Wave Festival has been bringing bumping beats to the Balkans. Taking place in the historic Kastel Fortress of Banja Luka, this is a weekend of camping and celebrating amazing house and techno artists from around the world.

The Lineup: ,

More Info: Fresh Wave Festival 2022 Guide

Summer Well 2022

When: August 12-14, 2022

Where: Buftea, Romania

The Scene: This annual three-day festival celebrates 10 years as the premier festival of Bucharest in Romania. It takes place in the Stirbey Domain, a 25-hectare park with old trees, an inner lake, and beautiful buildings.

More Info: Summer Well 2022 Guide

Flamingo Republic 2022

When: August 15-19, 2022

Where: Novalja, Croatia

The Scene: Be there when Zrce Beach becomes Flamingo Republic in 2022! Dive into a completely different world, as it has never existed before at Zrce Beach: totally colorful, totally crazy and the most exuberant, and funniest party atmosphere you have ever experienced!

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More Info: Flamingo Republic 2022 Guide

Strand Festival 2022

When: August 18-21, 2022

Where: Zamárdi, Hungary

The Scene: The end of festival season in Hungary means an annual trek to Strand Fesztival, a multi-genre paradise that takes place in the idyllic surroundings of Lake Balaton.

More Info: Strand Festival 2022 Guide

Korca Beer Festival 2022

When: August 17-21, 2022

Where: Korce, Albania

The Scene: Korca Beer Fest is the biggest event in Albania. Over five days, over 100,000 people will come to this small city in Albania to sample beer and listen to music at this free fest.

More Info: Korca Beer Festival 2022 Guide

Sonus Festival 2022

When: August 21-25, 2022

Where: Pag Island, 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 2022 Guide

Sea Dance Festival 2022

When: August 26-28, 2022

Where: Budva, Montenegro

The Scene: For those of you not tired of partying in an ancient Serbian castle for seven days straight, the organizers of EXIT recently spun off a second festival of fun on the ocean. Sea Dance takes the techno to the shores of Montenegro for an idyllic weekend of sunbathing and dancing in the waves.

The Lineup:

More Info: Sea Dance Festival 2022 Guide

Flight Festival 2022

When: September 2-4, 2022

Where: Timișoara, Romania

The Scene: Get ready to take off with the best of electronic and hip-hop at this Romanian fall festival. Flight Festival lands at the Cioca Airport in Timișoara for a three-day weekend of camping along with a full roster of talks, films, and a hackathon.

The Lineup:

More Info: Flight Festival 2022 Guide

Dimensions 2022

When: September 1-5, 2022

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.

More Info: Dimensions 2022 Guide

Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.