As we turn a new leaf, ready to hang our parka coats and eager for the sun to make us all feel warm and free, there’s something else that excites me with the coming of Spring: Music festivals season.
Music Festivals have been a staple for such iconic places such as Indio, California where the annual desert festival Coachella is held every April. Across the continent, the five-day extravaganza Glastonbury in the United Kingdom (unfortunately closed for 2018) and over to the east the Fuji Rock festival where festival goers sing their hearts out at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan.
Not only do we anticipate the line-up for these festivals every year but as well as the fashion trends. People dressed in their most carefree and crazy outfits that complete the experience. We’ve seen the over-used flower crowns, nose rings, fringes, bohemian print, gladiator sandals and more over the course of these festivals. It’s interesting to see how people up their game year after year.
Although it will be difficult to catch these huge festivals all over the world, especially with our demanding schedule, why not take a weekend trip to the nearby countries and discover emerging artists or just jam to our mainstream favorites. Here is my top three list for 2018’s Music festivals in Europe.
- Sea Star Festival, Croatia (May 24-27)
From the creators of Exit Festival in Serbia, Sea Star Festival returns for its second year in Umag Croatia. Headliners will consist of Dimitri & Vegas alongside Like Mike Hurts and Robin Shultz.
I’ve spent a summer in Croatia and ultimately fell in love with their culture, scenery, and food. This one definitely sits at the top of my list especially with the reasonable price of 44 Euros. Expect festival goers to be decked in their summer’s best for this ultra electronic pop festival.
2. Rock En Seine, France (August 24-26)
If traveling outside the country seems too much, look no further because Rock En Seine will be held just a few train rides away from Paris at the Domain National de Saint-Cloud. It has been ongoing for 15 years now and has said to be one of the most important rock festivals in the whole of Europe. My personal favorite Thirty Seconds to Mars will be joining the lineup as well as Mackelmore, NLP and Justice.
The summer sun will be shining brightly in this three-day event with goers wearing their favorite rock vintage tees or maybe just holding it up in the air.
3. Tomorrowland, Belgium (July 20-22 & 27-29)
This festival always falls on every festival enthusiast’s bucket list. Year after year, they deliver not just an astounding list of artists, but invites to a world of dreams, of magic and mysteries all while you’re on your toes listening to the wild drums, stomps, and cheers of every single person.
On the main stage, we’ve got Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Hardwell, and Steve Aoki to name a few. Giants in the industry and they will definitely give you a night of your life.