Europe Music Festival Preview For September 2023
By / August 11, 2023

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The bulk of the European festival season usually winds to a halt at the end of summer, but more than a few countries are beginning to realize that September is the ideal month for festing. Below, we have gathered up some of the more interesting lineups for your autumnal adventures.

Kalorama Festival 2023

When: August 31-September 2, 2023

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

The Scene: This is it. A brand new experience. All we need is Kalorama. There is a new era coming. One that knows how to enjoy every moment as it truly is – unique and unrepeatable.

More Info: Kalorama Festival 2023 Guide

Into the Great Wide Open 2023

When: August 30-September 3, 2023

Where: Vlieland, Netherlands

The Scene: 'Into The Great Wide Open is a pop festival on Vlieland, a small island on the coast of The Netherlands. A gathering with your friends and family: good music, visual arts, film, oysters and Mother Nature in all its grandeur. Into The Great Wide Open is a festival for all ages, an initiative of a group of people who know each other from pop music and who are creating their dream festival on Vlieland.'

More Info: Into the Great Wide Open 2023 Guide

Lindisfarne Festival 2023

When: August 31-September 3, 2023

Where: Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK

The Scene: The ultimate end-of-summer party festival back with music, magic & mayhem on the spectacular Northumberland coast. With hundreds of acts over 8 unique stages, get ready for a genre-hopping mishmash of must-see performances in the UK’s best-kept-secret festival location – overlooking Holy Island.

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More Info: Lindisfarne Festival 2023 Guide

End of the Road Festival 2023

When: August 31-September 3, 2023

Where: Tollard Royal, UK

The Scene: Indie rock and folk are the hallmarks of this Dorset festival which takes place at the end of the season. It's hosted at the Larmer Tree Gardens and features four stages.

More Info: End of the Road 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

Cala Mijas Festival 2023

When: August 31-September 2, 2023

Where: Cala Mijas, Spain

The Scene: An all new Spanish festival heads to the sun-drenched shores of Malaga. Cala Mijas will feature camping and music on the legendary shores of the Costa del Sol.

More Info: Cala Mijas Festival 2023 Guide

Electric Picnic 2023

When: September 1-3, 2023

Where: Laois, Ireland

The Scene: Ireland's mega-festival crams in so much music and activities into three short days, that you'll be hard-pressed to sample everything over the weekend. Besides having one of the best lineups of the year, there's endless fields of camping along with forested glades inhabited by late night revelers. From partying at a pirate ship to secret shows in the chapel to drinking in the Trailer Park, this is an unforgettable festival.

More Info: Electric Picnic 2023 Guide

Sundown Festival 2023

When: September 1-3, 2023

Where: Norwich, UK

The Scene: The perfect way to close the busy summer festival season with one last party in the sun, Sundown Festival hosts only the biggest and best in pop, dance and urban acts across a weekend of music and mayhem.

More Info: Sundown Festival 2023 Guide

Forwards Festival 2023

When: September 1-2, 2023

Where: Bristol, UK

The Scene: Forwards brings the biggest names in international music to Bristol Downs this September, blending a cutting edge lineup with a platform for social purpose and timely debate.

More Info: Forwards Festival 2023 Guide

Moseley Folk & Arts Festival 2023

When: September 1-3, 2023

Where: Birmingham, UK

The Scene: 'A family-friendly immersive festival exploring the very best of contemporary Folk, Arts and Crafts in Moseley Park’s not so secret hideaway.'

The Lineup:

More Info: Moseley Folk & Arts 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

ZeeZout Festival 2023

When: September 2, 2023

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Scene: ZeeZout Festival creates a moment for memories at Tuinen van West with this single-day house and techno festival. A temporary space curated to let you fully be present. Vivid, lively and sharp as ever. Loose like never before.

More Info: ZeeZout Festival 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.

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More Info: ION Festival 2023 Guide

Mucky Weekender Festival 2023

When: September 8-9, 2023

Where: Winchester, UK

The Scene:

More Info: Mucky Weekender Festival 2023 Guide

Decibel Open Air 2023

When: September 9-10, 2023

Where: Florence, Italy

The Scene: Get ready to party the night away in Florence, Italy. This spectacular 2-day dance festival takes place in the open-air Visarno Arena just outside the city in September.

More Info: Decibel Open Air 2023 Guide

Tokyo World Festival 2023

Where: Bristol, UK

Festival Statement

More Info: Tokyo World Festival 2023 Guide

Dream Nation 2023

When: September 16-17, 2023

Where: Paris, France

The Scene: Dream Nation is one of the biggest electronic festival in Paris. Electro, Techno, Trance, Bass Music and Hard Music will thrill the 30,000 dreamers this September! Festival goers will enjoy more than 50 artists on 3 stages, from pioneers of the genre to emerging talents.

More Info: Dream Nation 2023 Guide

Full Metal Cruise 2023

When: September 20-24, 2023

Where: Kiel, Germany

The Scene: Set sail to the northern seas and a Viking adventure with the Full Metal Cruise. Departing from Germany and making stops across Scandinavia, metal fans are in for the ultimate cruise ship festival.

More Info: Full Metal Cruise 2023 Guide

Supremacy 2023

When: September 30, 2023

Where: S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

The Scene: Supremacy is a massive single-day hardstyle festival held in the Netherlands.

More Info: Supremacy 2023 Guide

Boundary Brighton 2023

When: September 30, 2023

Where: Brighton, UK

The Scene: Taking the best of Brighton’s creative energy, lust for life and generosity of spirit, Boundary Brighton is a festival with five stages of music, a funfair, delicious local food and other unexpected treats.

The Lineup:

More Info: Boundary Brighton 2023 Guide

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