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25 April 2017


5 music fests of Europe you have to visit this Summer

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Summer is coming and everyone is searching a fun place to spend a good time, socialize and enjoy the music. Music fests are best options for this purpose.

Axar.az presents 5 European music fests you can visit this Summer, spend great and unforgettable time:

1. Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is one of the biggest and most recognized music festivals in the world for electronic dance music, which has been sweeping the globe in the last decade getting bigger and bigger. Hundreds of electronic music DJ’s take the various artfully built stages at Tomorrowland. The 2016 lineup is still in progress, but in 2015, Tomorrowland brought in names like Alesso, David Guetta, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Dillon Francis, Tiesto and more.

2. Exit

Exit is another world famous music festival and one of the most recognized. It has electronic, rock, metal, hip hop/rap, reggae and punk music. Exit has been organized every year since 2000 and takes place at the Petrovaradin Fortress. In 2016, Exit will be bringing in big artists like Wiz Khalifa, Ellie Goulding, David Guetta, Bastille, Nicky Romero and many more.

3. OFF festival

Poland’s biggest alternative music festival is still not a house name among Britons, despite the nearby lakes that make this an inviting oasis in the middle of industrial Silesia.

With PJ Harvey topping the bill this summer though, this could be the year to change that. Drinks and food are cheap and the crowd is arty with a social conscience, attending a programme of films, talks and lectures.

Discover a reliably friendly atmosphere and a host of Polish bands you had never heard of before. Industrial revolution tourism is the thing here and if you’re interested, you can stay on a day and do a walking tour of Silesia’s industrial monuments.

4. Sziget

Ensconced on an island in the middle of the Danube, you could forget you’re a short ferry ride from the centre of Budapest. Perhaps it’s down to being cut off by the river, but, unusually for a city festival, Sziget feels like its own crazy, self-contained world, with plenty going on late into the night.

With mini-stages dedicated to everything from reggae to jazz, a dance tent named after the city's A38 riverboat club and crazy visual installations in the trees, it's easy to get lost and even easier not to care. Highlights this year include The Kills, Interpol and Mac DeMarco.

5. GEM fest

GEM Fest is an international electronic music festival, held annually in Anaklia, Georgia. The abbreviation GEM stands for Georgian Electronic Music Festival and plays with the real meaning of the word gem.

World stars like Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Axwell Λ Ingrosso, Solomun and others will take place in this year's event.

The festival-goers stay in their own tents or rent tents provided by the organizers. Many others prefer to stay at B&Bs or guesthouses in Anaklia which are within walking distance of the festival, or choose accommodation in Zugdidi which is in a 25-minute drive. There are also 3 large hotels in Anaklia, and new ones are being built.

Date
2017.04.12 / 15:12
Author
Valeh Mammadli
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