Hot summer, loud music, never-ending parties, great fun and new friends. These are the words that come to our mind when we think about the next 3 months to come. No matter where you are from, what you’re studying or who you want to be, there’s one thing we all have in common: love for the festivals.
Whether you’re going with all of your friends or picking just the 2-3 closest ones, Campusboard has prepared a guide to the hottest (not just because of the weather) European festivals of 2017. Gather your squad, pack your bags and choose which festivals you are going to attend next:
1. Exit Festival
Location: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia
Dates: 5-9 July, 2017
Considered by many one of the best venues for festivals worldwide, Exit has been Rocking the Balkans since 2000 and is a symbol of peace and love bringing together the youth from all over the world.
2. Wireless Festival
Location: Finsbury Park, London
Dates: 7-9 July 2017
Headliners: Chance the Rapper, Skepta, The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, J. Cole
Ever since its launch in 2005 Wireless is known for bringing some of the hottest line-ups year in, year out. If you’re lucky to get hold of its tickets you are going to have an amazing time.
3. Ultra Europe Festival
Location: Polijud Stadium, Split, Croatia
Dates: 14-16 July 2017
Headliners: David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Axwell ^ Ingroso, Armin van Buuren
Some of the greatest DJs in the world are coming to shake up the Adriatic Riviera this July.
Location: Victoria Park, London
Dates: 15-16 July 2016
Headliners: Major Lazer, LCD Soundsystem, Run the Jewels
A mix of indie, urban, electro and love put together by the Groove Armada and organizers of the wild Glastonbury festival.
Location: Boom, Belgium
Dates: 21-23 July 2017; 28-30 July 2017
Headliners: Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Afrojack
Tomorrowland needs no introduction: The largest, wildest and the most famous electronic festival on the planet.
6. Lollapalooza Paris
Location: Hippodrome de Longchamp, Paris, France
Dates: 22-23rd July
Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Lana Del Rey, Imagine Dragons, Liam Gallagher, Alt-J, Pixies, The Roots, London Grammar, Skepta, Editors, The Hives, Glass Animals, Walk Off the Earth
Born in Chicago, the festival travels from Paris to Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Germany, so if you need a break from Europe track it down in the exciting South America.
7. Untold Festival
Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Dates: 3-6 August 2017.
Headliners: Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Ellie Goulding, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Dimtri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, Tinie Tempah, Alan Walker, Ilario Alicante, Borgore, Era Istrefi, Lost Frequencies, Subcarpati, Borgore and more others.
Brought to life in 2014, when it won the Best Major Festival at European Festival Awards, it surpassed the legendary Tomorrowland.
8. Reading & Leeds Festivals
Location: Reading & Leeds, UK
Dates: 25-27 Aug
Headliners: Muse, Kasabian, Eminem
The parents of the UK festivals, Leeds and Reading both combine indie, electronic, alternative with rhythms of pop and hip-hop.
Whether you want to dance to the loudest music or just spend some time with your friends, these summer festivals will give you an opportunity to do both.
Now buy your tickets, read our guide on what to pack for the festival and go explore new countries and music genres, create memories and have the time of your life!