Our European festival partner, Festicket, has just announced a flash early-bird sale on packages for this year and next summer. Get 10% off tickets, accommodation and extras in the Festicket Early Bird Flash Sale by using code EB10 at checkout. The sale ends 11:59 BST on Monday, October 2nd.
There’s over 150 festivals and shows on sale. Our top recommendations are below if you need any inspiration.
Iceland Airwaves 2017
November 1-5, 2017
The winter heats up in Reykjavik where festies spend the days taking in the wonders of the island and spending nights at the top clubs in the country. From hipster indie acts to geysers to after-parties, Iceland Airwaves remains a solid bet for a cold weather festival.
Photo Credit: Daniel Starrason
Rise Festival 2017
December 16-23, 2017
Les 2 Alpes, France
Warm up for winter with an early vacation to the French Alps and the annual Rise Festival. If you get bored of the incredible freeriding and all-night parties (yeah, right), spend your time with activities like ice cave meditation, alpine yoga, snowmobiling, or paragliding
March 17-24, 2018
The "ultimate mountain party" takes you from the peaks of the French Alps into the heart of charming Avoriaz and the Snowboxx Village. Two huge main stage events anchor a week of apres-ski, on-mountain concerts, igloo raves, and tropical waterpark parties. This is one wild week in France.
EXIT Festival 2018
July 12-15, 2018
Novi Sad, Serbia
For those of you tired of festivaling in a field, check out this Serbian festival. One of longest running music festivals in the East, the annual EXIT Festival distinguishes itself by being held in an ancient Petrodovian fortress. The constantly evolving festival has recently added a sister festival held on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
Photo Credit: Vito Valentinetti
Benicassim Festival (FIB) 2018
July 19-22. 2018
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.
Photo Credit: Oscar L Tejeda
Bilbao BBK Live 2018
July 12-14, 2018
Picture yourself surrounded by mountains gazing down on the spectacular city of Bilboa and the countryside of Spain. Okay, now add a world class music festival with pop headliners and buzzworthy indie rockers and you have a taste of Bilboa BBK Live. Take advantage of the Spanish summer weather and camp nearby in a great green expanse surrounded by trees.
Secret Solstice Festival 2018
June 21-24, 2018
Praise Odin! Celebrate the longest day of the year in a place where the sun never sets. Taking place outside the capital of Reyjavik, Secret Solstice takes full advantage of the stunning Icelandic settings with once-in-a-lifetime shows inside a glacier or a heated lagoon. The festival proper features huge headliners and should be on every festie’s bucket list.
Photo Credit: Ross Silcocks
Pohoda Festival 2018
July 5-7, 2018
Major festival line-up, boutique festival vibe, and the comfort of a garden party at your best friend’s place for a fraction of a regular ticket price. The annual Pohoda Festival takes place on the spacious grounds of an airport which means every seat is within site of the stage and castle topped mountains. Our editor-in-chief called this his "favorite fest of the summer."