7 International Festivals You Need To Know About This Year

If you’re not going to a festival, you’re not doing summer right. There’s nothing like a long weekend of dancing in the sun, seeing all your favourite artists live over the space of just a few days and meeting new people from all around the world. Haven’t decided which one’s the one for you? We picked the seven international festivals that sound too good to miss…

1. Melt! – Gräfenhainichen, Germany

When: 19th – 21st July

Who: ASAP Rocky, Jorja Smith, Bon Iver, Skepta, Virgil Abloh

Why: Berlin’s iconic nightlife scene packed into festival and a lake on the grounds

2. Lollapalooza – Chicago, USA

When: 1st – 4th August

Who: Childish Gambino, The Strokes, Twenty One Pilots, Ariana Grande, Flume

Why: A once in a lifetime experience, set against the backdrop of Chicago’s skyline

3. Way Out West – Gothenburg, Sweden 

When: 8th – 10th August

Who: Cardi B, James Blake, Stormzy, The Cure, Blood Orange

Why: The whole festival is vegetarian to be more environmentally friendly

4. Austin City Limits – Austin, USA 

When: 4th – 13th October

Who: Guns N’ Roses, Billie Eilish, Kacey Musgraves, Mumford & Sons, The Cure

Why: If you can’t book more time off during the summer, this is the festival not to miss in autumn

5. Roskilde – Roskilde, Denmark

When: 3rd – 6th July

Who: Christine & The Queens, Robyn, Travis Scott, Bob Dylan, MØ

Why: The not-for-profit festival merges art, music and activism

6. We Love Green – Paris, France 

When: 1st – 2nd June

Who: Tame Impala, Erykah Badu, FKA Twigs, Rosalia, Future

Why: Great music, inspiring workshops and a Think Tank hosted by Le Monde

7. FIB Benicassim – Benicassim, Spain

When: 18th – 21st July

Who: Kings of Leon, Lana Del Rey, Marina, Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim

Why: There’s a beach on the festival grounds and a space for pool parties


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