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15 x festival trips that you want to book with your friends now!

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The best festival trips in one list for you

Festivals make the summer a little bit nicer. We can’t wait till we can dance in the sun to the best hits, hang out on the grass and enjoy nice drinks and snacks. Hopefully you’re already enthusiastic about all the fun festivals in The Netherlands after reading our Festival Guidebut how about the festivals abroad? How fun is it to get a car with all your friends, or take a plane, to a country far away and then go completely crazy? Because festivals abroad are usually sold out straight away, we put festival trips on a row so you can book it straight away!

Or in other words, you’re going to book a festivalvacation, and get the ticket(s), travel to your destination and accommodation all in one. You can make your trip as crazy and as easy as you want. Nice!

15 X festival trips to do with your friends this summer

Dancing in the sun with your best friend, but then with your neighbours in Belgium, or even in Hungary, or Croatia. These are our favourite 15 festival trips abroad. Have fun!

ROCK WERCHTER // Belgium

Rock Werchter in Belgium isn’t just close, but it’s also a super cool festival that lasts four days. It’s one of the most popular pop-rock festivals in the world. Here we go!

Date: 29 June – 2 July 2017
Location: Werchter, Belgium
Price: From €236
More infoCheck the website

VOLT FESTIVAL // Hungary

VOLT is Sziget’s smaller sister, but has grown to be quite a big festival. The line-up used to be mainly Hungarian acts, but that’s changed. Dozens of International artists have recently coming to the city that’s about 60 km from Vienna, and 80 km from Bratislava.

Date: 27 June 2017 – 1 July 2017
Location: Sopron, Hungary
Price: From €115
More infoCheck the website

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volt festival

EXIT FESTIVAL // Serbia

EXIT started as a student protest and is now one of the biggest music festivals of Europe, in Novi Sad, Serbia. The podiums are located between huge, partially broken down walls, that can be reached via the brick bridges and old tunnels, while the Donau flows beneath you. What an experience!

Date: 5 – 9 July 2017
Location: Novi Sad, Serbia
Price: From €109
More infoCheck the website

BALATON SOUND // Hungary

At Balaton Sound you can dance by the water till the sun rises in Hungary. There are more than 30 party locations, known artists, and a lot of lounge places by the water. Or in other words, the ultimate relax spot and party spot in one. Hello summer!

Date: 5 – 9 July 2017
Location: Zamárdi, Hungary
Price: From €185
More infoCheck the website

POHODA FESTIVAL // Slovakia

Pohoda in Slovakia is the most popular open-air event in Slovakia and that isn’t so surprising. It’s held at the local airport of Trenzin and is transformed to a colourful festival where you can go crazy for three days.

Date: 6 – 8 July 2017
Location: Trencin, Slovakia
Price: From €89
More infoCheck the website

ELECTRIC CASTLE // Romania

This festival should be on your bucketlist: Electric Castle in Romania. A magical location with multiple stages, and music like rock, indie, hip hop, reggae, and electronic, and a very unique atmosphere. In 2013 they were nominated at the ‘Best Medium Sized Festival’.

Date: 13 – 16 July 2017
Location: Cluj – Napoca, Romania
Price: From €85
More infoCheck the website

SEA DANCE FESTIVAL // MONTENEGRO

Sea Dance Festival started by a collaboration with EXIT and was used as a big finish to the biggest festival in Serbia. Now it’s turned into a lot more than that! The unique location in combination with the sun shining down on you, the clear water from the Adriatic sea, sand between your toes, good music, and an enthusiastic audience, makes it worth it to visit the festival, especially for the electro music lovers.

Date: 13 – 15 July 2017
Location: Budva, Montenegro
Price: From €55
More infoCheck the website

MELT // germany

MELT is one of the biggest and most unique pop, hip hop, techno, house and electro festivals in Germany. Nice and close, on an industrial area, and where the music is played nonstop for three days. Int he evening the festival is compared to a futuristic lightcity.

Date: 14 – 16 July 2017
Location: Gräfenhainichen, Germany
Price: From €145
More info: Check the website

COLOURS OF OSTRAVA // Czech republic

Colours of Ostrava is the biggest International and most diverse music festival in the Czech Republic and needs to be on your festival bucketlist. The festival has more than just music, but also film, theater, debates, workshops, DJ’s and small, intimate acts. Nice!

Date: 19 – 22 July 2017
Location: Dolní Vitkovice, Czech Republic
Price: From €96
More infoCheck the website

SZIGET FESTIVAL // Hungary

The most famous in this list of festival trips abroad is Sziget festival in Hungary. Once a year the Obuda Island is transformed into a big festival area where  you have to have been at least once.

Date 9 – 15 August 2017
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Price: From €275
More info: Check the website

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B MY LAKE // Hungary

B my Lake will be in the Hungarian Zamárdi this year and is almost right after the Sziget festival, so you can just continue partying. The festival wil be held on the water which makes for an amazing atmosphere, so good!

Date: 23 – 26 Augustus 2017
Location: Zamárdi, Hungary
Price: From €77
More infoCheck the website

ROCK EN SEINE // FRANKRIJK

Rock en Seine is one of the most fun festival trips abroad that you want to go to with your friends. Nice and close, very good music, and lots of fun. A festival that takes three days long with four podiums, where you’re guaranteed to have a great time with good artists, but also the local bands. 

Date: 25 – 27 August 2017
Location: Paris, France
Price: From €119
More infoCheck the website

DIMENSIONS FESTIVAL // Croatia

Dimensions will be held in the Croatian Pula and offers a wide selection of electronic music like house, techno, but also jazz, funk, soul and drum. It’s held in the 19th century fort in Pula, so it’s a maze with lots of areas and hallways. So cool!

Date: 30 August 2017 – 3 September 2017
Location: Pula, Croatia
Price: From €175
More infoCheck the website

OUTLOOK FESTIVAL // Croatia

Outlook takes plate in the abandoned Romanian fort, a unique festival area with a unique, diverse public. How cool is that? The music they play is very broad, so think of: dubstep, reggae, grime, garage, hip hop, and dub.

Date: 6 – 10 September 2017
Location: Pula, Croatia
Price: From €179
More infoCheck the website

LOLLAPALOOZA BERLIN // Germany

Lollapalooza is probably already on your bucketlist and this year it’s time to really go there. It’s one of the biggest and at the same time, youngest, music festivals in Europe, Berlin, where thousands of people from all over the world go to party.

Date: 9 – 10 September 2017
Location: Berlin, Germany
Price: From €139
More infoCheck the website

Which of the festival trips abroad do you want to go to? And are you going to any of these festivals in The Netherlands as well?

TIP: discover more Amsterdam and travel tips in the Yourlbb books DE AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE & WANDERLUST!

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