Top 5 best festivals in Europe in summer 2024

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Top 5 best festivals in Europe in summer 2024

May is the perfect time to plan a summer vacation. You can spend a great vacation not only on the beach or in museums, but also at festivals that attract tens of thousands of people from all over the world every year. Find out more about the best music festivals in Europe this summer

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For three months, a powerful wave of large-scale music festivals will take place across Europe, headlined by the most popular world-famous celebrities. 

However, celebrity performances are not the only entertainment at these festivals. Each location is a small town with campsites, food courts, entertainment, and a magical atmosphere. We have collected for you the best European music festivals that are about to sell out!


Primavera Sound Barcelona


When: May 29 - June 2

Where: Barcelona, Spain

Headliners: Pulp, Vampire Weekend, Lana del Rey, The National, Troye Sivan, SZA, PJ Harvey, FKA Twigs

This year's festival season starts with the long-awaited Primavera Sound in Barcelona. This European festival is famous for its incredible lineup. Among the headliners of the first three days are The National, Lana del Rey and SZA, who promise unforgettable performances.

Festival participants will also be able to enjoy performances by such international stars as Charli XCX, Troye Sivan and Kim Petras, who will present their greatest hits from their latest albums.

Don't forget that on May 29, the entrance to the festival territory will be free, and Phoenix, Stella Maris, Tropical Fuck Storm and Ratboys will be on stage, preparing an incredible musical experience for the audience.



Open'er


When: July 3 - 6

Where: Gdynia, Poland

Headliners: Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, 21 Savage, Sam Smith

The largest Polish festival on the Baltic Sea coast gathers an incredible lineup of artists every year. Although the locals may consider the prices for the event to be overpriced, every cent here is fully justified. To see for yourself, you should visit the festival at least once.

The festival is famous for its impressive scale and first-class organization, which has repeatedly brought it recognition in the category “Best Major European Festival”. Its annual high-profile “imports” only reinforce its status.

This year's festival guests will be able to enjoy performances by such stars as Foo Fighters, Dua Lipa, 21 Savage and Sam Smith. The lineup includes more than 40 top performers of various genres, among which every listener will find something to their taste.


Colors of Ostrava


When: July 17 - 20

Where: Ostrava, Czech Republic

Headliners: Queens of the Stone Age, Lenny Kravitz, Sam Smith, Sean Paul, James Blake, Bat for Lashes, Sevdaliza, Dennis Lloyd

The Czech multi-genre festival, Colours of Ostrava, is held annually in the industrial area of former mines and steelworks. The event features a diverse lineup of performers from various genres: rock, pop, electronic and popular world music.

Among the headliners of the festival in 2024 are American stoners Queens of the Stone Age, talented electronic artists James Blake and Sevdaliza, and the outstanding soul artist Sam Smith.

Colours of Ostrava is famous for its unique atmosphere, where industrial images are combined with art and music. It is a place where you can enjoy the best contemporary music in an unusual but exciting environment that transforms former industrial landscapes into a playground for creativity and entertainment.




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Parookaville


When: July 19 - 21

Where: Wetz, Germany

Headliners: Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Don Diablo, Hardwell

In July, loyal fans of electronic dance music gather at Germany's largest EDM festival, which takes place at a former military air base. This exciting event town temporarily comes to life and is filled with unique energy.

Among the artists performing this year are world stars such as Armin van Buuren, Timmy Trumpet, Andromedik, Neelix, W&W, Cristoph, Mariana BO, Coone, MARTEN HØRGER. They will make an unforgettable contribution to the festival's musical atmosphere with their best DJ sets.