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Your Living City’s Ultimate Music Festival Guide 2019
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Your Living City’s Ultimate Music Festival Guide 2019

No rain, no muddy puddles, no blasting sun will ever stop the die-hard music festival lovers, who year after year browse for the biggest festivals and the most impressive line-ups and this is where we come into the picture. Like every year, we bring you a round-up of the newest and the good old classic music festivals of the spring and summer. 

Our Ultimate Music Festival Guide includes all the festivals in Stockholm, the most outstanding festivals in Sweden and for those adventurous souls who like to combine traveling with music, we have included some festivals from 9 very much loved European cities.

Let the music festival season begin in style!




FESTIVALS IN STOCKHOLM

  • KULTURNATT / April 27, Central Stockholm

Kulturnatt welcomes you to an evening of countless opportunities! Experience Stockholm’s cultural hot spots, our very own galaxy studded with stellar cultural events! Dance, music, art, fashion, literature and crafts – these are just a few of the art forms you’ll be able to enjoy during the evening.

All participating venues are open from 6 pm to 12 am, on the 27th of April and admission is free. Our best tip is to drop by Stockholm Visitor Center at Sergels Torg, where you can ask questions and find out the easiest way to get around the city. Whatever part of the city you visit, there’s something for everyone. Choose one, visit a few, or check out as many events as you can fill your night of culture with! On Stockholm Culture Night the city is yours!

WEBSITE: kulturnattstockholm.se

ADMISSION: Free

 

  • DEPARTMENT FESTIVAL / May 25, Stora Skorstensgatan.

This festival has quickly become one of the most awaited techno events of the year in Stockholm. An intimate warehouse block party in the area known as Slakthusområdet, or the Meatpacking District of Stockholm. On May 25th you’ll be able to see some of the finest artists and DJ’s the electronic scene has to offer. Department will be an intimate party in an industrial area built in 1912, in Art Noveau style, and the main stage will be in a beautiful warehouse creating a great atmosphere for concerts and clubbing, but nonetheless with a limited capacity. Curious fact, even though the festival is taking place at the Meatpacking District, Department’s food options will be 100% vegan.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Adam Beyer, Bicep, Maceo Plex, Salma, Axel Boman, La Fleur, Very Addictive, Fatima Osman.

WEBSITE: departmentfestival.se

ADMISSION: 790kr – 890kr

Department Festival – Photo: Karen Pérez Guzmán

 

  • TILLBAKA TILL 80-TALET FESTIVALEN (Back to the 80’s Festival) / May 25, Zinkensdamn IP.

After the first success in the summer of 2018, the one-day festival Back to the 80’s is back in May 2019. With even stronger artists, more food trucks and catering, larger bars, more toilets and even more of Sweden’s largest 80s party, the nostalgia trip is complete.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Kim Wilde, Mikael Rickfors, Ankie Bagger, Lasse Holm, Suzzie Tapper, Anne-Lie Rydé, Mats Ronands, Lasse Lindbom, Burby, Tove Naess, Factory, Magnum Bonum, Snow Naess, Factory, Snowstorm.

WEBSITE: tillbakatill80-talet.se/

ADMISSION: 740kr -1495kr

 

  • STOCKHOLM EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL / June 4-9, Gamla Stan.

An intense amorous encounter between audience and music, carried by the wings of history where Europe approaches Sweden during five days! SEMF is the largest festival in the Nordic countries for music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Under the soft early summer light of the Old Town (Gamla Stan), an unbounded music celebration under the sign of longing, where you can be reassured that all things old are becoming new. Stockholm Early Music Festival does not only consist of concerts, there are also workshops, seminars, children’s events and an instrument exhibition.

Watch our video from one of the concerts at at a previous edition of Stockholm Early Music Festival, to have a taste of what to expect!

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Father Seraphim and Vokalensemble & Gogochuri Sisters, Camerata La Pellegrina, Perrine Devillers (sopran) Sophia & Anna Danilevskaïa (fiddla), L’Aura Rilucente, Skip Sempé, Silfver Trio, Cappella Mediterranea & Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Lotz Trio, Soqquadro ITALIANO • Vincenzo Capezzuto.

WEBSITE: semf.se

ADMISSION: Festival pass 1980kr. Single concert tickets 100 – 450kr

 

  • SMAKA PÅ STOCKHOLM / June 5-9, Kungsträdgården.

This early summer festival takes place in the heart of Stockholm, at Kungsträdgården to be precise. It’s actually a feast packed with a wide array of culinary options to awake your taste sensations and your ears as there are also performances by well-known artists. Different restaurants with cuisines from all over the world provide everything from simple dishes to the exotic and daring. You can cook along with celebrity chefs, watch chef vs chef duels or just simply sit down, enjoy the food, get yourself a drink and listen to some music!

WEBSITE: smakapastockholm.se

ADMISSION: Free




 

  • STHLM AMERICANA / June 15,  Södra Teatern, Mosebacke Torg.

Sthlm Americana returns for the third time to Södra Teatern & Mosebacke on June 15th, 2019.

The organizers describe Americana as: creating a festival that they wouldn’t want to miss for the world, but that originally could only be found in the American south. A place where high quality music is in the center of the community. The reception of the 2018 festival was above all expectations, and as a thank you to the audience’s confidence they’re expanding with an additional stage for the 2019 edition.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Bror Gunnar Jansson, Daniel Romano, David Ritschard, Dawn Landes, Johan Airijoki & Malmfältens Rockklubb, Justin Townes Earle, Legendary Shack Shakers, Low Cut Connie, Lucy Dacus, Paul Cauthen, Ron Pope.

WEBSITE: sthlmamericana.se

ADMISSION: 1050kr

 

  • LOLLAPALOOZA / June 28-30, Gärdet.

When one of the world’s biggest and most famous festivals lands on Swedish ground on June 28-30 2019, it’s with some of the world’s and Sweden’s greatest and most important artists.

Billie Eilish from her earlier Stockholm show – Photo: Nina Uddin

Lollapalooza is proud to present stadium giants Foo Fighters, who will play their first Stockholm show in over 8 years at Lollapalooza next summer. The magnetic Travis Scott – the biggest, most influential hip hop star in the world right now. Lana Del Rey – not like a hurricane, but rather like a hot desert breeze Lana will sweep in over Gärdet in June. Laleh – one of Sweden’s biggest and most important voices in modern time. The undoubtedly coolest and most hyped artist right now, Billie Eilish. The 1975 with a brand new acclaimed album out, dance music giant Eric Prydz, the energy of Swedish super stars Hov1, British giants Bring Me The Horizon, the world’s favorite new rock band Greta Van Fleet, Brockhampton, The Hives and many more.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Foo Fighters, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey, Laleh, Chance The Rapper, The 1975, Billie Eilish, The Hives, Young Thug, Halestorm, Greta Van Fleet, Lykke Li, MØ , Smith & Thell, ALMA

WEBSITE: lollastockholm.com

ADMISSION: 1195kr 1 Day Ticket – 3 Days Fesival Pass 2695kr

 

 

  • SMASH X STADION / July 2-3, Stadion.

Smash is here and this time with two days at Stockholm Stadium along with the giants A$AP Rocky, Migos, Kodak Black, Sweden’s own rap superstar Z.E. and many more.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: A$AP Rocky, Juice WRLD, J.I.D, Migos, Kodak Black, Gunna.

WEBSITE: smash-fest.com

ADMISSION: 725kr 1 Day Ticket – 2 Days Fesival Pass 1250kr

 

 

  • VI SOM ÄLSKAR 90-TALET (WE WHO LOVE THE 90s) STOCKHOLM / July 6, Zinkensdamms IP.

  • VI SOM ÄLSKAR 90-TALET (WE WHO LOVE THE 90s) GOTHENBURG / July 13, Slottskogsvallen.

  • VI SOM ÄLSKAR 90-TALET (WE WHO LOVE THE 90s) UMEÅ / July 19, Energi Arena.

  • VI SOM ÄLSKAR 90-TALET (WE WHO LOVE THE 90s) HELSINBORG / July 20, Pixlapiren.

In the summer of 2018, Vi Som Älskar 90-Talet had 3 completely sold out shows in Sweden. Stockholm, Gothenburg and Helsingborg had respectively their hosting venues and 30,000 90s enthusiasts celebrated, danced, remembered and kept the memories of three amazing Saturdays in July.

Well-known artists will also reunite in 2019 in a fantastic “line up”, so count on a hit cavalcade with most and best of the 90’s & 00’s music heroes where nostalgia is at the center.

It is a festival that absolutely raises memories to life, evokes shudders and strong emotions.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Aqua, Vengaboys, Antiloop, Cascada, Eiffel 65, Boyzlife, Right Said Fred, Markoolio, Me & My, N-Trance.

WEBSITE: 90talet.party/

ADMISSION: 795kr -995kr

 

 

  • SUMMERBURST FESTIVAL STOCKHOLM / August 30-31, Stadion, Open Air Venue, Stockholm, Sweden 

  • SUMMERBURST FESTIVAL GOTHENBURG / June 7-8, Nya Ullevi, Ullevigatan Gothenburg, Sweden.

    Salvatore Ganacci – Photo: Karen Pérez Guzmán

     

Scandinavia’s premier contemporary music event! It’s a two day music extravaganza being held in Gothenburg & Stockholm. 2019 means that the festival enters its ninth year in Stockholm and the eight year in Gothenburg.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman, R3HAB, Tigerlily, Caroline Roxy, Tiësto, Vigiland, Tinie Tempah, Salvatore Ganacci, Will Sparks, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

WEBSITE: summerburst.se

ADMISSION: Standart ticket 1295kr. VIP ticket 1995kr.

 

 

 

  • KULTURFESTIVALEN & WE ARE STOCKHOLM August, Central Stockholm.

Stockholm Culture Festival fills the streets and squares with all kinds of culture in all genres, for all ages. 600 program items during five vibrant days in August. All in the middle of the city center and with free admission. From Sergels Torg to Gustav Adolfs Torg, all the way over the Norrbro bridge and finally to Skeppsbron with treats and samples of all the culture that Stockholm has to offer all year round, with performers and guests from all corners of the world.

WEBSITE: kulturfestivalen.stockholm.se

ADMISSION: Free.

 

  • STOCKHOLM FRINGE FESTIVAL / September 3-7, various Stockholm venues.

Stockholm Fringe Festival (Stoff) is a five day multidisciplinary arts festival, acting as a ‘stage’ for local and international artists to present their innovative work ranging from performance to installation art and absolutely anything in between. The festival stands for artistic freedom and focuses on out-of-the-box and “alternative” works that may not fit into mainstream performance or exhibition spaces. Stoff is a chance for arts practitioners to test new ideas, network and collaborate with other artists, develop their work, and get inspired by many different creative expressions.

This year for their 10th anniversary, Stockholm Fringe Festival will only include projects created by female, non-binary and trans artists.

WEBSITE: stockholmfringe.com

 

  • STOCKHOLM JAZZ FESTIVAL / October 11-20, Central Stockholm.

Avishai Cohen at Stockholm Jazz Festival 2016
Avishai Cohen at Stockholm Jazz Festival 2016 – Photo: Karen Pérez Guzmán

Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of Sweden’s oldest festivals. It is a festival with a solid reputation in the music world and considered one of Europe’s most well-kept and pleasant festivals which for a while has had its home on the island of Skeppsholmen. Since 2012, the festival is housed indoors, on the best stages around Stockholm. In 2014 the festival expanded to 10 full days. Last year the festival hosted 169 concerts on 39 different scenes with an attendance of 26,300 and some of the notable highlights included Steve Gadd, Abdullah Ibrahim, Gigi Bridgewater and Avishai Cohen Trio.

WEBSITE: stockholmjazz.com 

 

  • STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL / August and November 6-17, Central Stockholm.

Ok, this is not a MUSIC festival, but we wanted to mention it since it’s a festival that YLC never misses out on and you shouldn’t either.

The aim for Stockholm International Film Festival is to broaden the selection of films in Sweden with creative new films of high quality and to offer the visitor an orientation within modern film to stimulate a continuing debate. With seminars and opportunities to meet actors and filmmakers during Face2Faces, along with the extensive catalogue, all means are used to make the film experience come full circle. Each year the festival’s organisation has expanded until it reached its current state of an all-year-round festival. In August the Festival also organises free outdoor screenings in Rålambshovsparken for five nights. And it also runs monthly membership screenings.

WEBSITE: stockholmfilmfestival.se


FESTIVALS IN SWEDEN OUTSIDE OF STOCKHOLM

  • BRÄNNBOLLSYRAN / MAY 30 – JUNE 1, Umeå

Brännbollsyran is the largest music festival in northern Scandinavia framing the World Cup of Brännboll. This year, Thursday May 30th is a public holiday, so Brännbollsyran will therefore become a three day festival.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Marshmello, Future, Galantis, Oskar Linnors, Fricky, HOV1, Miriam Bryant, Vigiland, Headhunterz, Salvatore Ganacci, Tjuvjakt, Molly Sandén, Mares, Jireel, Imenella.

WEBSITE: brannbollsyran.com

ADMISSION: Festival pass 1750kr – 1950kr. Single day ticket 995kr.

Miriam Bryant
Miriam Bryant – Photo: Nina Uddin

 

 

  • SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL / June 5-8,  Sölvesborg, Blekinge.

A rock & metal festival established in 1992 and one of the most important festivals in Europe in the genre.  During the years, names like Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Guns’n’Roses, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and Whitesnake have all played there. Classic rock, hard rock, metal and even some blues – something for all tastes. Clean and neat, safe and secure. Ocean-near location, cozy grass hillsides, real lavatories and a minimum of lines. But most of all, a really friendly and good-natured atmosphere. Like one big family, with members from over 50 countries. The best audience in the world, quite frankly.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Kiss, Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Slayer, Tenacious D, Dream Theater, Skid Row, Candlemass, Disturbed, Styx, Danko Jones, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

WEBSITE: swedenrock.com

ADMISSION: 798kr – 2998kr.

 

  • SUMMERON / July 5-6, Båstad.

Mix a small, charming town and a beach with electronic and pop acts, the result is a celebration of all the cool things that Sweden has to offer.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: HOV1, Steve Aoki, Vigiland, Norlie & KKV, Salcatore Ganacci, Molly Sandén, Rebecca & Fiona, Fricky.

WEBSITE: summeron.se

ADMISSION: Festival pass 995kr – 1195kr. Single day ticket 645kr-745kr.

Molly Sanden
Molly Sandén – Photo: Nina Uddin

 

  • ÖLAND ROOTS / July 10-13, Sandbergen, Öland.

The biggest reggae festival in Sweden takes place on the island of Öland. Everyone will spread their reggae-dusting tones over Öland. Öland Roots is a youth initiative, and to this day the work around the festival, both planning and implementation, is done by young adults on the board together with their many friends around the country.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Queen Africa, Syster Sol & Kichingaz Band, Cherrie, Koffee & The Raggamuffins, Marcia Griffiths & Roots Harmonics Band, Dezarie.

WEBSITE: olandroots.com

ADMISSION: Festival pass including camping 995kr – 16595kr.

Cherrie
Cherrie – Photo: Nina Uddin

 

  • WAY OUT WEST / August 8-10, Slottsskogen, Gothenburg.

For twelve years, the multifaceted festival Way Out West – that attracts visitors from all over Sweden and large parts of the rest of the world – has filled Gothenburg and Slottsskogen with three days of music, festivities and culture. The programme includes the biggest stars in the world, the hottest newcomers, film premieres, challenging conversations, award-winning vegetarian food and a robust club programme called ‘Stay Out West’ that takes place at night in central Gothenburg.

Check out our video “The Way Out West Mood” that we made at a previous edition of Way Out West.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Cardi B, Seinabo Sey, The Cure, The Blaze, Zara Larsson, First Aid Kid, Veronica Maggio, Neneh Cherry, Christine and the Queens, Stormzy, Yung Lean, James Blake, Jon Hopkins, Miriam Bryant, Rex Orange County, Stereolab, Jireel.

WEBSITE: wayoutwest.se

ADMISSION: Festival pass 1995kr – 3995kr.

 


FESTIVALS IN EUROPE

And now let us take you abroad with our extension to our year round music festival list. Here are our picks of the best festivals to visit around Europe’s main cities this year.

 

  • ALL POINTS EAST / May 24 – June 2, London, ENGLAND

One of London’s newest festivals has already become one of the public’s favourites with  a bill far more eclectic than its peers. It’s held in Victoria Park taking place over 10 days, bookended with headlining acts during the weekends, whilst the interim days come packed with a series of fun, free events for local Londoners, with live music, outdoor film screenings, and other picnic-blanket friendly activities for all the family.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Spiritualized, Little Dragon, The Strokes, The Raconteurs, Interpol, Metronomy, Beach House, Bon Iver, Mac DeMarco, First Aid Kit, Run The Jewels.

WEBSITE: allpointseastfestival.com

ADMISSION: Single day ticket £59.95 – £65

Little Dragon
Little Dragon – Photo: Karen Pérez Guzmán

 

  • PRIMAVERA SOUND / May 30 – June 1, Barcelona, SPAIN

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monáe – Photo: Nina Uddin

For almost twenty years Primavera Sound has been consistently offering successful musical events. The Barcelona-based music promotion company has, since its modest beginnings, developed a strong commitment to music so that spectators from different generations can enjoy the experience of live music to the full. This is clearly reflected in the innovative quality of its events, that exude coherence, eclecticism and the love of risk taking and are characterised by its unmistakable artistic line strongly influenced by rock, pop and the most underground tendencies of dance music.

The festival is held at Parc del Fòrum on the waterfront at the northernmost end of the city, which is an incredible site for the festival, nothing beats having a cold beer in warm Barcelona, listening to your favourite band, facing the sea as the sun sets.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Solange, Tame Impala, Cardi B, J Balvin, Erykah Badu, Future, Janelle Monáe, Nas, Rosalía, Deerhunter, Big Red Machine, Mac DeMarco, FKA twigs, Liz Phair, Robyn, Carly Rae Jepsen, 070 Shake, James Blake, Danny Brown, Slowthai, Clairo, Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS.

WEBSITE: primaverasound.com

ADMISSION: Festival pass €215. Single Day Ticket €90.

 

 

  • WE LOVE GREEN / June 1-2, Bois de Vincennes, Paris, FRANCE

Every year, We Love Green invites wild and exciting artists who draw the music of our time. An eclectic program that crosses the bridges between indie and electro, merging pop and hip hop on the same stages. The music programming flourishes on two large stages: those of La Prairie, solar, open to the outside, feet in the grass, the head in the stars … and the scene of La Clairère, a half-marquee, like a bubble, ideal for meticulous stage design, resting as much on the light as the video to welcome the most innovative artists, and it becomes a real dive into their universe

From the artistic line-up to their innovative, eco-friendly scenography, the whole We Love Green package is in keeping with their green commitments which underlie the festival’s beliefs, and they’re always on the lookout for new ways of working and evolving.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Booba, Christine and the Queens, FKA Twigs, Metronomy, Tame Impala, Future,  Erykah Badu, Vald, Rosalía, Flavien Berger, Kali Uchis, Hamza, Courtney Barnett.

WEBSITE: welovegreen.fr

ADMISSION: Festival pass €89.50-€109.50. Single Day Ticket €20.50-€55.50.

FKA Twigs – Photo: Nina Uddin
  • SÓNAR / July 18-19, Barcelona, SPAIN

Sónar’s founding values have defined the festival since its inception: the link between creativity and technology, its commitment to being a global event and a meeting point for creative people from different disciplines and communities.

Sónar Barcelona’s activities are divided into two main locations: Sónar by Day, located in Fira Montjuïc, concerts and dj’s, showcases and Sónar+D; the international congress focused on the digital creative industries and dedicated to creating professional, business and networking opportunities.

Sónar by Night is located at the Fira Gran Via de L’Hospitalet, and hosts live shows and dj sets from the biggest names in international music.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: A$AP Rocky, Acid Arab, Bad Bunny, Body & Soul, Disclosure, Dixon, Dj Koze, Dj Seinfeld, Floating Points, Fou Tet, Kaytranada, Paul Kalkbrenner, Underworld, Vince Staples, Ross From Friends.

WEBSITE: sonar.es

ADMISSION: Festival pass €185. Single day ticket €58 – €79.

Paul Kalkbrenner – Photo by Karen Pérez Guzmán

 

  • ROSKILDE / June 29 — July 6, Roskilde, DENMARK

With the slogan ‘Music, activism, arts, camps and freedom’ Roskilde Festival is the largest music and arts festival in Northern Europe. It’s also one of the oldest, dating back to 1971. With equality and sustainability in focus, it takes place during  8 days of music, art, food, co-creation and freedom.  At Roskilde Festival you can experience over 170 acts – in all sizes and genres. Join 129,999 fellow Roskilde-goers for a week-long international celebration of music, art, co-creation and freedom.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Bob Dylan, Cardi B, Travis Scott, Mø, Tears For Fears, Robert Plant, Jon Hopkins, Robyn , Underworld, Vampire Weekend, The Cure, Janelle Monáe, Behemoth, Cypress Hill, Jorja Smith, Alma, Noel Gallagher.

WEBSITE: roskilde-festival.dk

ADMISSION: Festival pass DKK 2100. Single day ticket DKK 1050.

 

ALMA
You can catch ALMA at Lollapalooza Stockholm, Roskilde or Ruisrock, among her festival dates – Photo: Nina Uddin
  • RUISROCK / July 4-7, Turku, FINLAND

Ruisrock is one of the oldest and leading cultural events in Finland. Last years it has been sold out and has attracted 105 000 people to Ruissalo during three days. Ruisrock takes its audience to another world filled with joy, friendship, and freedom.

This summer, Ruisrock will be organised for the 50th time. In honor of the anniversary year, Ruisrock organised a winter festival Ruishelmi on 8-9- February at Logomo, Turku. Ruishelmi gathered a group of top Finnish artists and up-and-coming names.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Ellie Goulding, Marina, Rita Ora, Travis Scott, J Balvin, Lykke Li, Diplo, Sigrid, Troye Sivan, The 1975, Mø, Alma.

WEBSITE: ruisrock.fi

ADMISSION: Festival pass €199. Two days €175, Single day ticket €109.

 

  • EXIT / July 4-8, Petrovaradin Fortress, Petrovaradin, SERBIA

Sofi Tukker from their Stockholm show – Photo: Nina Uddin

This year Exit is gathering in one big tribe in a joint mission to preserve life on the planet! The EXIT family now has five members in as many countries in the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Croatia and Serbia!

EXIT is one of the rare music festivals which started as a freedom movement and which, from day one, has had a strong social mission. EXIT Freedom is a global call for liberation from materialism, stereotypes and collective misconceptions which dominate our civilization nowadays.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: The Cure, Carl Cox, Mace Plex, Charlotte De Witte, Lost Frequencies, Paul Kalkbrenner, Boris Brejcha, Peggy Gou, Sofi Tukker, DJ Snake, Greta Van Fleet, Solomun, Tale Of Us, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Skepta, Jeff Mills.

WEBSITE: exitfest.org/en

ADMISSION: Festival pass £109

 

  • NOS ALIVE FESTIVAL / July 11-13, Passeio Marítimo de Algés, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

NOS Alive, formerly Optimus Alive, is the leading music festival in Portugal and has caught the rest of the world’s attention due to a combination of an eclectic line up, warm weather and unique coastline location.
NOS Alive takes place in the magnificent city of Lisbon with its wonderful sunny weather. And here there’s so much you can do before going to the festival. The site is 10 minutes away from the city centre, which allows you to enjoy Lisbon’s historical landmarks and bustling nightlife.

LINEUP HIGHTLIGHTS: The Cure, Jorja Smith, Hot Chip, Weezer, Robyn, Vampire Weekend, Gossip, Tash Sultana, H.E.R., Cut Copy, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Chemical Brothers, Thom Yorke.

WEBSITE: nosalive.com/en/

ADMISSION: Festival pass €139.77. Single day ticket €60.98.

Thom Yorke will be playing an exclusive set for the feted Portuguese festival – Photo by Karen Pérez Guzmán

 

 

  • SZIGET / August 7-13 Budapest, HUNGARY

Tove Styrke
Tove Styrke – Photo: Nina Uddin

Sziget is a weeklong festival in Budapest. It takes place on Óbudai Island, which is dubbed “Island of Freedom.”

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran, Florence + The Machine, Post Malone, Twenty One Pilots, The 1975, The National, Richard Ashcroft, Franz Ferdinand, James Blake, Years and Years, Tove Lo, Chvrches, The Blaze, Razorlight, Tove Styrke.

WEBSITE: szigetfestival.com

ADMISSION: Festival pass €209- €329. Single day ticket €75.

 

  • FLOW / August 9-11, Parrukatu, Helsinki, FINLAND

Flow Festival has become synonymous with bringing music from old school legends to topical newcomers. Beyond the music, Flow offers a warm embrace of the arts and an exceptional array of world spanning cuisine. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, the festival strikes an alluring setting of blissed-out festival escapism for a few days. There are easily enough activities to keep attendees occupied, if ever spending a summer weekend in the culture hub Helsinki wasn’t enough.

Flow Festival is held in a disused power station built at the turn of the century. Only a short walk away from the centre of Helsinki, a monumental architectural site is brought to life with light design and decorations beyond compare.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: The Cure, Cardi B, Tame Impala, Erikah Badu, Robyn, James Blake, Neneh Cherry, Seinabo Sey, Tove Lo.

WEBSITE: flowfestival.com/en/

ADMISSION: Festival pass €165-€205. Single day ticket €109.

 

  • LOLLAPALOOZA / September 7-8, Rennbahn Hoppergarten, Berlin, GERMANY

Lollapalooza Berlin is entering the fifth round. For the second time, the grounds of the Olympic Stadium and Olympiapark Berlin will house one of the largest festivals in Europe. Last year, it welcomed more than 100,000 visitors who enjoyed all its joy, love, harmony and, above all, the last warm summer days.

Over the past four years, it has welcomed a large number of the world’s biggest names: Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Muse, The Weeknd, Mumford & Sons, Kings Of Leon, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Major Lazer, Kraftwerk, Kygo, Imagine Dragons, Dua Lipa, David Guetta, The xx, Seeed , Beatsteaks, Paul Kalkbrenner, Hardwell, New Order, Marteria, Tame Impala, Sam Smith, The Libertines, and a host of other top national and international stars.

LINEUP HIGHLIGHTS: Kings Of Leon, Swedish House Mafia, Twenty One Pilots, Kraftklub, Martin Garrix, Khalid, Billie Ellish, Underworld, Princess Nokia, Courtney Barnett, Sigrid.

WEBSITE: lollapaloozade.com

ADMISSION: Festival pass €149-€249. Single day ticket €84.

Underworld – Photo: Karen Pérez Guzmán


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