Music festivals have become such an event for every music lover all over the world. They are massive festivals that everyone knows, like Coachella, Lollapalooza or Rock In Rio. But we also have more “small” festivals that are serving quality surrounded by an incredible atmosphere and cities.
It last that part, the one of the atmosphere and the cities, that is also so important. Music festivals have also become an incredible opportunity for people not to only discover new music but also to explore new cultures and countries.
The next ten festivals have the perfect combination of incredible line-ups and an outstanding location to get the most of the summer.
NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND (PORTO – PORTUGAL) 6/7/8 JUNIO 2019
Everyone thinks that this festival is the little brother of Primavera Sound Barcelona, but it has nothing to envy to his relative.
The Line-Up includes spectacular names like Rosalía, SOPHIE, Solagne, Tommy Cash, J Balvin, Mykki Blanco, Erykah Badu, Joy Orbison and another’s notable names from all over the world.
The festival is taking place on Parque da Cidade of Porto, an impressive park well communicated by train, metro and even a short 25 minutes bicycle ride from the city centre of Porto. Also, you will have the city of Matosinhos super near to the park which is one of the Portuguese favourites summer cities.
Also the city of Porto, which the second biggest city of Portugal, is such a warm place for foreigns, who always love the city because of the Portuguese open attitude and the rich culture of the city.
Tourist recommendations: Ponte Luis I, Rua Santa Catarina, Zona Riberinha, Torre dos Clérigos…
FESTIVAL O SON DO CAMIÑO (SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – SPAIN) 13/14/15 JUNE 2019
A new festival (this will be their second year) that is directly fighting against the major ones with an impressive line-up full of big names like Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, Iggy Pop, Die Antwoord, Rosalía, Bastille among others.
The location is Monte do Gozo, which is located 3km away from the city centre of Santiago. Local buses go to the place in less than 25 minutes plus you can also go by walking. The famous hill (for the pilgrims) is the place for the Ciudad de Vacaciones Monte do Gozo constructed 25 years ago, which includes a 500-bed hostel/hotel and the large Auditorio Monte do Gozo for outdoor concerts.
Santiago de Compostela is an important city for students and party is assured for everyone that is into it.
LE GUESS WHO? (UTRECHT – HOLLAND) 7/8/9/10 NOVEMBER 2019
If you’re looking for something different, super well-organised and genre-blurring this is the place to go.
Since 2007, the festival has been occurring on the city of Utrecht. With more than 150 performances ready to electrify places like churches, galleries and even warehouses. There’s also more events related to music, photography and art happened through the whole city.
If you think you are ready to push your boundaries about music, you must go to Le Guess Who?
PUKKELPOP (KIEWIT, HASSELT – BELGIUM) 16/17/18 AUGUST 2019
Pukkelpop is the second largest festival in Belgium, taking place in a unique outdoor location.
The festival, which has more than 30 years of experience, is a heavenly three-day multi-genre music festival. This year we can find names like The National, Post Malone, Tame Impala and Royal Blood among others.
A whole experience packed with games, activities, many stages, shops and more.
This “Cashless Festival” is accessible by bus, bicycle and even walking (is only a few minutes away from the centre of Aarhus). This festival also has a huge comprise of being ecological and responsible with nature. They want to be a 100% waste free festival, and if we look to the data, in 2017 they recycled 78% of all waste, they are super close to making it.
If we talk about music, they love to blend genres with a focus on North-Europeans artists. We can find artists like Bikstok, Novo Amor, Michael Kiwanuka, Tove Lo, Foals…
If you love being ecologically responsible, but you also love music, this is your festival without any doubt.
Held for years in the captivating city of Milan, this festival has always showcased an incredible lineup of the best of Italian music.
The best thing, apart from the variety of genres and styles, is that often we can find a lot of artists that are independent or unsigned performing at this festival. Is a must for everyone who loves Italian music.
Also a massive shout out to the incredible graphic style of the festival and the multiples art demonstrations that form part of this event.
GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL (THE RANCH AT GOHTONG JAYA, MALAYSIA) 20/21 JULY 2019
This eclectic music festival takes place over The Ranch for a whole weekend of July. They’re full of experiences like art, a giant playground and the fantastic local cuisine that will blow your mind and keep you active for the rest of the day.
In those unforgettable hills above Kuala Lumpur, you’ll have the opportunity to dance to the rhythm of the biggest names of the music industry from all types of genres. Without forgetting the smaller stages were local promoters are showing the best of Malaysia’s music scene.
SECRET SOLSTICE (REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND) 21/22/23 JUNE 2019
This is definitely one of the most specials festivals out there. The Secret Solstice is a multi-genre music event just outside of Reykjavík.
Featuring one of the biggest names of the industry (mainstream and indie) this festival takes place in the summer when the sun never sets in Iceland.
But the most exciting part, especially for all the nature lovers, is that they also set up performances in incredible places like glaciers, volcanoes and even the ocean. Plus comedy, theatre productions, drag-queen shows, movie screenings…
Are you ready for a non-stop music experience? If the answer is yes, don’t forget about this festival.