30 Best Music Festivals in Europe For Your Bucket List (2024)


Looking for a list of the coolest and best European music festivals 2024 has to offer? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because I’ve put together the ultimate European Festival bucket list!

After living across Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands for three years and traveling around the continent quite extensively, I’ve had the opportunity to attend some incredible parties, events, and wild music festivals all over Europe! 

Ever since attending my very first music festival in Amsterdam back in 2009 (wow, it’s been over 15 years now), I’ve been addicted to the European festival scene. I’m a big fan of meeting people from around the world, discovering new artists, and partying until the sun comes up! 

Festivals in Europe truly reign supreme, and from my personal experience, I believe it’s the best continent in the world for festivals!

Best Music Festivals in Europe 2024

Europe is king when it comes to festivals, and every summer music lovers have a wide variety of events to attend every weekend! The festival industry has exploded, and new events keep popping up, and the established ones just become bigger and better! 

So I thought it’d be fun to share with you all, what I think are the best 30 European Music Festivals!

Music Festivals Europe 2024

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1) Tomorrowland 

Tomorrowland - Best Festivals in Europe 2024

Tomorrowland is my personal favorite of all of the European Festivals!

When: July 19 –  28, 2024 (Two Weekends)

Where: Boom, Belgium 

https://www.tomorrowland.com/en/festival/welcome

LIVE TODAY, LOVE TOMORROW, UNITE FOREVER

Tomorrowland needs no introduction, as this massive electronic music festival has become a global phenomenon! Famous for its record-breaking international attendance of 185,000 people from over 75 different countries, experiencing Tomorrowland should be on every single person’s destination music festival bucket list! The vibes found here are truly special, and you’re guaranteed to leave with countless new friends from nearly every corner of the world. 

I’ve had the pleasure of attending Tomorrowland twice now, and both times were absolutely magical! It’s one of those festivals you need to attend to fully understand for yourself. While tickets are hard to pretty come, if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on one – GO! I’d also highly recommend camping in “Dreamville”, Tomorrowland’s massive campsite, so you can attend the pre-party on Thursday night (which always has headliners as special guests perform).

Tomorrowland Music Festival

“As Martin Garrixx played the closing set at the Mainstage on Sunday night, I watched in awe at my insane rave surroundings.  It was the best possible form of sensory overload complete with pounding bass, smoke machines, colorful streamers, vibrant lasers, powerful lights, astronomical fireworks, and a sea of people waving flags from practically every country on planet Earth. This is it, I thought to myself! This is Tomorrowland!”

There’s no denying it, Tomorrowland is easily one of the most bucket-list-worthy experiences and best festivals in Europe!

Continue reading my festival review of Tomorrowland 2018: The Story of Planaxis, and start planning your trip!


2) Glastonbury Music Festival

Glastonbury Music Festival - Best Europe Music Festivals 2024

Glastonbury is one of the most iconic festivals in Europe!

When: June 26-30, 2024

Where: Somerset, England

https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

As one of the UK’s longest-running and most world-famous festivals, Glastonbury also needs no introduction! It’s been a dream of mine to attend for a long as I can remember, and all of my friends who regularly attend have told me it completely exceeds the hype. While it may get a bit rainy, you’ll be regularly surprised by it’s incredible stages, vibrant atmosphere, and immersive experiences! 

“Summer’s arrival is celebrated in small ways around the world, but at the Glastonbury festival, the solstice gets a grand welcome. This music festival has a lineup of some of the world’s most talented artists, from up-and-comers to megastars, and the crowd is composed of everyone from hippies to hipsters. Pack your rain boots, pitch a tent, and get ready for one of the muddiest, most musical weekends of your life.”


3) MELT Festival 

Melt Festival - Best Festivals in Europe 2024

Credit: © Nicola Rehbein/Jen Krause

When: July 11-13, 2024

Where: Ferropolis (2 Hours outside Berlin)

https://meltfestival.de

“Melt Festival is a rock, electronic, and pop festival that exists within the imposing grounds of the Ferropolis; a museum of titanic mid-20th-century industrial machinery which is located just outside of Gräfenhainichen, Germany.

In tandem with this unique location dubbed “the city of iron” also sees a unique lineup year-on-year, with career-defining sets from Portishead, Aphex Twin, alt-J, Kylie Minogue, The XX, Tame Impala, and Florence and the Machine in previous editions.  Amongst the impressive roster of acts, there is the notorious and affectionately known ‘Sleepless Floor’ which keeps the partying constant from Thursday through to Monday, but also the nearby Lake Gremmin to check out the sunrise over the horizon when you’re finally feeling partied-out.”


4) Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival - Best European Music Festivals in 2024

When: August 7-12, 2024

Where: Budapest, Hungary

https://szigetfestival.com/

One of the biggest and most colorful music & arts festival in Europe! 

“Sziget Festival is one of the biggest multi-genre music festivals in the world, taking place in Budapest. Born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the festival has been going steady since 1993. One of the true bucket-list festivals, Sziget transforms Obuda Island into a fully functioning musical haven that welcomes over 550,000 people each year to witness a lineup that includes the biggest names in music.

Recent past headliners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Gorillaz, Kendrick Lamar, Muse, and Rihanna. What makes this festival so special is the plethora of other activities that complement the music, such as dance stages, a cinema, theatre, contemporary circus shows, sporting events, and even a beach where you can take a dip in the Danube.”


5) Mysteryland Music Festival  

Mysteryland Music Festival NL - Best Europe EDM Festivals 2024

When: August 30 – September 1, 2024

Where: Haarlemmermer, The Netherlands

https://www.mysteryland.com/

Mysteryland – Kingdom of the Party Animals

“We are Mysteryland, the worlds longest running electronic music festival. As a pioneer of the dance movement, Mysteryland has shaped and inspired the festival industry since 1993. During a 3 days spectacle, we invite 130.000 visitors to embark on a musical journey and explore over 300 artists and live acts on 17 breathtaking stages.

Past line-ups included artists like Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Deadmau5, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Headhunterz and many more… The on-site camping grounds welcome over 17,500 Party Animals from over 100 nationalities, and offer exclusive pre- and after-parties as well as very diverse food and entertainment program.”


6) SONAR Music Festival

Sonar Music Festival Barcelona - Best European Music Festivals

When: June 13-15, 2024

Where: Barcelona, Spain

https://sonar.es

Sónar. Music, Creativity & Technology

“Sónar Festival is an electronic and alternative music festival in Barcelona, Spain. One of the most celebrated and widely respected festivals of its kind anywhere in the world, Sónar has built a reputation for itself as a hub of experimental and engaging underground culture. This manifests itself not just through an extensive musical program that welcomes big-name acts alongside emerging talent, but also through a series of artistic installations, workshops, talks, debates and seminars. As such, the festival attracts not just music fans but also industry professionals, united in their shared desire to explore the musical and artistic cutting edge. 

A pioneering European festival, started in 1994, Sónar is renowned for its unique format and musical program that showcases the latest trends in dance and electronica as well as those artists pushing the limits of musical expression. With hundreds of artists, performers and DJ’s divided over two emblematic locations – Sónar by Day at the foot of Montjuïc, and Sónar by Night in the stunning Fira Gran Via complex – Sónar is a creative playground, fostering and encouraging new interactions between established artists, exciting newcomers and our open minded international audience.”


7) Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)

Amsterdam Dance Event ADE - Best Europe Festivals 2024

When: October 16-20, 2024

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 http://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/

“The Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is the leading conference and festival for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres, with more than 1000 events spread out over almost 200 venues. ADE’s multiple conference tracks offer the ultimate business and inspiration platform in the field of electronic music, featuring dedicated programming for business professionals, start-ups, aspiring producers and musicians, students, VJs, visual artists and stage designers.

ADE’s festival program covers the whole spectrum of electronic subgenres, with over 2,500 artists performing in 140 of Amsterdam’s finest music and nightlife spaces.”


8) Awakenings Festival

Awakenings Music Festival - Biggest European Festivals 2024

One of the coolest techno festivals in Europe | Credit: Tim Buiting

When: July 12-14, 2024

Where: Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

https://www.awakeningsfestival.nl/en/

“Awakenings Festival is a massive techno festival just outside of Amsterdam, in Spaarnwoude Houtrak. An institution, the festival features a lineup of the biggest and brightest from the genre.

Hosting events throughout the year in the Dutch capital’s legendary Gashouder, Awakenings is one of the biggest names in electronic music. Their annual pilgrimage outside to the scenic forest setting of their Spaarnwoude home is the techno festival of the year in the Netherlands.”


9) Ultra Europe

Ultra Europe - Best Music Festivals in Europe 2024

When: July 12-14, 2024

Where: Split, Croatia

http://www.ultraeurope.com/

ULTRA Music Festival began over twenty years ago bringing thousands of electronic music fans to Miami Beach, but has since exploded into one of the world’s leading festival brands!

They found their second home in Split, Croatia back in 2015, and it’s grown to become one of the best summer European music festivals! With the mainstage bringing the biggest names in EDM, and the Resistance stage hosting a stacked line-up of underground house and techno, there’s no better time to visit Croatia then during Ultra Europe! 


10) EXIT Festival

Exit Festival - Best Europe Festivals 2024

The Best of the Eastern European Music Festivals | Credit: Exit Photo Team

When: July 11-14, 2024

Where: Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad, Serbia 

http://www.exitfest.org/

“EXIT is the two-time winner of the “Best Major European Festival” award along with continuous recognition by global music stars, fans, and media alike. Held each year at the 18th Century colossal Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad in Serbia, EXIT started as a student movement whose massive protests brought down the oppressive regime in Serbia.

EXIT became the first mass event to gather all the people in the Balkans after a long decade of divisions. Celebrated as a place where hedonism meets activism, it is the social relevance of EXIT that has made it unique and globally recognized hosting stars like The Prodigy, Arctic Monkeys, Madonna, The Killers, Sex Pistols, Guns’n’Roses, Arcade Fire, Beastie Boys, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Nina Kraviz, Patti Smith, Motorhead, LCD Soundsystem, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Wu-Tang Clan, Andy C, DJ Shadow, and countless many more at 30+ stages in nearly two decades since its inception in 2000. So far, EXIT hosted a worldwide audience of over 2.5 million visitors from 60 different countries.”


11) Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound - Best European Music Festivals 2024

Another one of my personal favorite festivals in Europe | Credit: Eric Pamies

When: May 30-June 1, 2024

Where: Parc del Forum, Barcelona

https://www.primaverasound.com/?lang=en

“In the 18 years since the first edition, Primavera Sound has truly elevated itself to become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved music festivals. Taking place each spring in the city of Barcelona, as May turns to June, the festival showcases an often peerless lineup that spans musical styles and showcases the finest alternative and underground talent from across the globe. 

From indie stalwarts or hiphop superstars on the Parc del Fòrum’s main stages to rising stars and an array of electronic music’s most respected figures on countless smaller stages, the festival truly has something to offer even them most discerning of music fans.”


12) Creamfields

Creamfields Music Festival - Best Music Festivals Europe 2024

Photography by: Jack Kimber Photography 

When: August 22-25, 2024

Where: Daresbury, England

https://www.creamfields.com

“Creamfields is the UK’s biggest dance music festival, bringing the biggest artists from across the electronic music spectrum to Daresbury each August bank holiday. That means stages dedicated to house, EDM, techno, drum and bass, trance, grime and more, making Creamfields the go-to festival for dance music fans in Britain.” 


13) Colours of Ostrava

Colours of Ostrava Festival in Europe 2024

When: July 17-20 2024

Where: Ostrava, Czech Republic

https://www.colours.cz/

Held in the astounding industrial area of the former mines and steelworks in Ostrava, the Czech Republic!

Beautifully unique festival location, incredibly diverse music line-up, affordably delicious local beer, and an amazingly international vibrant crowd.  This is the Czech Republic’s largest music festival, and must be added to your bucket list!

“The festival will be held in the astonishing industrial area of the former mining site of Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava. Spread over two dozen unique outdoor and indoor stages, Colours of Ostrava will offer a unique selection of contemporary and classic performers, from electro toworld music, jazz, indie rock, and reggae. Festival-goers can look forward to over 350 events ranging from bands, DJs, films, open discussions, workshops, theatre, poetry, art installations and programmes for kids.”


14) Mad Cool Festival

Mad Cool Festival, Madrid - Top European Festivals 2024

Credit: Paco Poyato

When: July 10-13, 2024

Where: Madrid, Spain

https://madcoolfestival.es/en/index.php

“Arguably the newest festival to be considered among Europe’s absolute elite, Mad Cool is a huge rock, indie and electronic music festival that takes place in the Spanish capital, Madrid. 

Mad Cool’s biggest draw is, without doubt, the huge lineup that they offer each year, featuring giants from across the globe. But combine that with the festival’s investment in sound quality, the almost guaranteed summer sun, and the opportunity to explore Madrid afforded by the late start to the music each day, and there’s, even more, going for it than the acts on the bill.”


15) Roskilde Festival

Roskilde Music Festival - Best Europe Summer Festivals 2024

Credit: Thomas Kjær

When: June 29 – July 6, 2024

Where: Roskilde, Denmark

http://www.roskilde-festival.dk

Music, Activism, Arts, Camps, and Freedom

Roskilde Festival is the largest music and arts festival in Northern Europe. It’s also one of the oldest, dating back to 1971. 8 days. 130,000 visitors. About 170 acts. Spectacular art + events. International audience. Delicious food. Non-profit since 1972 – all profits donated to charity! Need I say more…?  

“We are who we are because of the volunteers. During the festival, the number of volunteers increases to about 30,000. The volunteers provide camping security, build stages, staff the festival stalls, etc. Roskilde Festival Charity Society is the organizer of Roskilde Festival. The purpose of the society is to support initiatives benefitting children and young people and to support humanitarian and cultural work. The society’s work is independent of party politics and has no geographical borders.”


16) NOS Alive

Nos Alive - Portugal - Best Music Festivals in Europe 2024

Credit: Francisco Craveiro

When: July 11-13, 2024

Where: Lisbon, Portugal

http://nosalive.com/de/

“NOS Alive is one of Europe’s most respected indie, rock and alternative music festivals, held close to the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon. Famed for its consistently outstanding lineups, the festival attracts artists and music fans alike from across the globe. In addition to the numerous rock and indie legends that have graced the festival’s stages over the last decade – Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys – the festival’s musical programming also extends into pop, hip-hop, RnB, disco, house and more, with the likes of Disclosure, The Weeknd and The Chemical Brothers headlining in recent years.

NOS Alive is the leading music festival in Portugal and has caught the rest of the world’s attention due to a single combination of an eclectic line up, warm weather and unique coastline location. You can also experience as well world famous and amazing Portuguese food. Being a coastline city, you can enjoy some time at the beach. Surf is one of the favorite sports activities you can enjoy before getting to the festival site. NOS Alive is referred to as one of the best summer music festivals in Europe by top international press outlets!”


17) Lollapalooza Berlin

Lollapaooza Berlin Festival 2024

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When: September 7-8, 2024

Where: Berlin, Germany 

https://www.lollapaloozade.com

“The German edition of the iconic Chicago festival, Lollapalooza Berlin brings a huge, diverse lineup to the country’s capital each year. The first foray into Europe for the stateside brand, the festival has risen to become one of the city’s most popular since its arrival in 2014.

And when you experience it firsthand, it’s easy to see why. Superstar lineups that will satisfy fans of rock, indie, dance and more, we’re certain it’ll continue to be a figurehead for the city’s festival scene for many years to come.

Lollapalooza Berlin is far more than a stripped-down music festival. Highlights like Kidzapalooza, a festival at festival welcoming all kids, Der Grüne Kiez (Green Neighbourhood) dealing with topics like sustainability and social responsibility and the spectacular Lolla Fun Fair celebrating oddity, acrobatics as well as art and installations all over the festival grounds take the festival experience to a whole new level.”


18) Untold Festival 

UNTOLD Festival EDM Romania 2024

One of the biggest and best festivals in Europe for EDM Fans!

When: August 8-11, 2024

Where:  Cluj-Napoca, Romania

https://untold.com/

Untold Festival is the largest electronic music festival held in Romania!

“There’s never been a more magical land in the history of mankind, such as Transylvania. Secluded for centuries, wrapped in myths and legends, but never fully disclosing itself, cocooning fantastic beings that only the moon might know the name of. A universe dormant for the tribe of men but alive as the wind through the leaves. That only few moons ago decided to reveal itself to the rest of the world, when a mighty wizard, traveling through space and time, opened the Transylvanian gates for the first time, on a summer eve, releasing its magic for four days and nights, to all those traveling the land, from afar. That is when the UNTOLD legend began, bound to reappear every year, in the same night, each time revealing more of its fantastical universe.

A world of wondrous diversity, under the ruling of the Wizard and it’s loyal servant, a legendary dragon, summoned from the stars and bearer of Truth. A realm where oracles and time weavers are changing the laws of Time, where druids and part animal-part plant beings are protecting the forests. And Elderly teachers and their alchemist students are continuously transforming elements. Where ancient celestial beings, inventors and architects, are searching for knowledge beyond stars. And nature priests, surrounded by nymphs, mythical chimeras and nature spirits live in a perpetual connection. And above all, pledging themselves to the mighty wizard, a tribe of men-wolves, warriors of regal kin, offering their protection to the land beyond the forest.

Each year, for those four days and nights, the Transylvanian land, enriched with more and more magic, opens its magical gates to all those thirsty to know its secrets. Welcome to UNTOLD!”


19) Time Warp

Time Warp Festival - Best Europe Music Festivals 2024

Credit: Elephant Studio

When: April 5-6, 2024

Where: Mannheim, Germany

https://www.time-warp.de/germany/index_eng.html

“So here we are still after all those years with the same passion and energy. It has been a long, crazy, emotional ride with unique encounters and endless memories. The first 25 years have led us to various cities, countries and continents. From 1994 onwards, our journey has been driven by our true love for electronic music. We will once again create the space known as Time Warp. Complete with it’s various floors, all of which will have their own special energy circling around, grabbing you to the dancefloor. Each with its own distinctive synthesis of sound and visuals, to enhance your Time Warp experience.”

Time Warp is a must tick on the techno bucket list, famed for its unparalleled attention to design and sound – festival goers will be immersed in the audiovisual experience Time Warp has to offer. A long-standing player in the techno scene!  18,000 ravers from all over the world will be on board to celebrating 25 years of making people dance – make sure you are one of them.


20) Transmission Festival

Transmission Festival - Best Europe Music Festivals 2024

When: October, 2024

Where: Gdansk, Poland

https://www.transmissionfestival.com/

Two words come to mind:  Trance + Lasers.  Transmission easily has one of the best laser shows in the entire world.  Mix that with thousands of trance music lovers, an amazing arena with perfect sound, and the biggest trance names– that’s the Transmission experience. Since 2022, they have moved the festival from Prague in the Czech Republic to Gdansk in Poland, as well as having a Netherlands edition, and the 2024 edition is sure to be announced soon!


21) Balaton Sound

Balaton Sound - Best Festivals in Europe 2024

When: July 3-6, 2024

Where: Lake Balaton, Zamárdi, Hungary (90 minutes from Budapest) 

https://balatonsound.com/en

One of my personal favorite festivals in Europe!!

“Balaton Sound takes place at the idyllic Lake Balaton, in Hungary. The sibling festival to Sziget is now in its second decade, and has put Hungary on the map in regards to being a key destination for the premium summer beach festival experience.

With impressive lineups featuring the world’s best in EDM, house, and hip-hop artists over nine stages, what better soundtrack do you need when you can spend your days either dancing on boat parties, chilling out at the nearby food and drink spots, or sunbathing lakeside and truly making the most of the blissful weather. People flock to Balaton Sound from all corners of Europe, and when the party is this great, why wouldn’t you?”

Read my review:  Balaton Sound 2016 | The Best Music Festival I’ve Ever Attended


22) Hideout Festival

Hideout Festival, Croatia - Best Music Festivals in Europe 2024

When: June 23-27, 2024

Where: Pag Island, Croatia

http://www.hideoutfestival.com/

“Since 2011, Hideout Festival has blazed a trail as one of Europe’s leading electronic music festivals on Croatia’s famous Zrce Beach. Hideout brings over 100 of the world’s best artists together for five days and nights on a stunning beach sandwiched between breath-taking mountains and the Adriatic Sea, a winning formula that has seen Hideout sell out year on year.

Think sun-soaked pool parties, secret beach parties, intimate boat parties and headline evening performances across five incredible beachfront stages.”


23) Boom Festival

Boom Festival Portugal - Best Music Festivals Europe 2024

When: July, 2025 (2024 hiatus)

Where: Idanha-a-Nova Lake, Portugal 

https://www.boomfestival.org

While Boom began in 1997 as purely a psychedelic trance music festival, it has now diversified to include a range of DJs, live music and visual arts performances. Boom is powered by a mix of off-grid photovoltaic panels, diesel generators and a 100kW waste vegetable oil (WVO) generator, which is extremely rare in the festival industry!  Boom has won the Greener Festival Excellence Award four times (2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014), and in 2010 won the YOUROPE Green & Clean Festival of the Year; which led to Boom becoming a participant in the United Nations Music & Environment Initiative.”

With epic stages, non-stop music, and wonderful vibes, a trip to Portugal for BOOM will be a psychedelic camping experience you’ll surely never forget!


24) Festival Internacional de Benicàssim

Festival Internacional de Benicàssim - Best Festivals in Europe 2024

When: July 18-20, 2024

Where: Costa Azahar, Spain

http://www.fiberfib.com/

“The Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, commonly abbreviated to simply FIB, is an annual music festival which takes place in the town of Benicàssim, in the Valencian Community. It focuses mainly on pop, rock and electronica artists, as well as having other elements including short films, fashion shows and art.”


25) Meadow In The Mountains

Meadow in the Mountains Festival in Europe 2024

When: June 6-9, 2024

Where: Polkovnik Serafimovo, Bulgaria

http://www.meadowsinthemountains.com

“Meadows In The Mountains has become one of the world’s most unique music festivals, taking place in Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains. This truly inspiring music and arts adventure is all about breaking free from the shackles of urban life and escaping into the wilderness and tranquility of this local Bulgarian community, with whom most festival-goers stay with.

Its lineup is defiantly underground and free-spirited, shunning commercial artists to showcase those who share their values of social harmony and self-expression, making it a festival of exploration for those lucky enough to make the trip up into the mountains. And believe us, there is no better sight than watching the sunrise over a mountain.”


26) Dekmantel Festival

Dekmantel Festival Netherlands

When: August, 2024

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

https://www.dekmantelfestival.com

“ This ‘choose your own adventure’ programming is no accident. We love music of all stripes, so why not put the broadest possible array on display for those who travel from around the world to the Amsterdamse Bos?

The cast changes year by year, but our guiding mission objective does not. Whether you’re searching for EBM or jazz fusion, you’ll find only the best on offer. Plus, of course, music lovers as eager and receptive as you are to share the experience with – whichever experience it is that you decide upon.”


27) Sonus Festival

Sonus Festival - Best Europe Electronic Festivals 2022

Credit: Antonio Hant Corallo

When: August 18-22, 2024

Where:  Pag Island, Croatia

http://www.sonus-festival.com/

Hosted on the sun-soaked Zrce Beach, Sonus was Voted ‘Best Croatian Festival’ by the Ambassador Awards for the third year in a row! Sonus Festival spans across five days and nights in three open-air clubs delivering a world-class caliber of artists and unbeatable programming under the sun.

It’s a techno-filled adventure in paradise, and would make for an excellent destination festival!


28) Rock Werchter

Rock Werchter Music Festival 2022

When: July 4-7, 2024

Where: Werchter, Belgium

https://www.rockwerchter.be

“Rock Werchter is a multi-genre music festival in Belgium. Begun in 1974 as a one-day musical celebration, the festival has steadily grown over the years and now covers four days.

Welcoming upwards of 150,000 fans each year, Rock Werchter is one of the biggest festivals not only in its home country but in Europe as well. With a “for the people” attitude, an open atmosphere and an annual lineup of some of the biggest names in music, the festival has undoubtedly reached bucket list status.”


29) Earth Garden Festival

When: June 2024

Where: Attard, Malta

https://www.earthgarden.com.mt

Celebrate Music, diversity, and life at Earth Garden, Malta’s largest alternative festival.

Considered as a music haven for true connoisseurs, Earth Garden offers the ultimate festival experience! This is a festival with an international reputation for outstanding line ups, pumping dance floors, friendly hospitality, hugs, fun & sun, attracting close to 30,000 true music lovers spread over 4 days on the sunny island of Malta, right in the heart of the Mediterranean. 

The festival offers 6 music stages featuring over 100 acts and involving over 200 musicians, delivering a unique fusion of World Music, Ska, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Alterative Rock, Dub, Hip-Hop, Psychedelic Trance, Techno, Acid, House, Disco and a lot more! It also features one of the best international food courts on the island, a colorful Ethnic Market, Healing Fields, a naturally shaded campsite, and also a Fun Park for the young ones and the young at heart.


30) Donauinselfest

Donauinselfest - Festivals in Europe 2024

When: June 21-23, 2024

Where: Vienna, Austria

https://donauinselfest.at

“The Donauinselfest is a free open-air music festival which occurs annually at Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria. The festival is hosted by SPÖ Wien. It is the largest open-air music festival in the world, with around 3 million visitors over 3 days.”


What is the biggest music festival in Europe? 

There’s an endless array of epic festivals across Europe, but the biggest one by attendance size is the famous Tomorrowland. Its return after lockdowns saw almost 600, 000 people in attendance, and the rave only continues to grow in size each year, hosting some of the biggest musical acts in the world. 

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What is the biggest country music festival in Europe?

The biggest country music festival in Europe is currently C2C (Country To Country), which is held in a variety of cities and plays host to some of the biggest names in country music in the world. It is held in various cities across the UK and Europe, including Berlin, London, Dublin and Glasgow.


What are your favorite Europe festivals in 2024?

I honestly could have expanded this list to include SO many more, but I wanted to keep it down to only 30! There are so many amazing festivals all year long in Europe, and I can’t wait to get back in 2024 to explore a few more of these from my bucket list! If you think there are any specific music festivals that deserve a spot on this list, please do let me know! I’d love to hear what your favorite European Festivals 2024 are! 

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Go prepared for these music festivals in Europe

I’ve written a bunch of really fun guides for packing and festival accessories. Check out a few of my favorite posts below for more Europe festival planning!

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Looking for more music festivals in Europe?

My website is filled with articles just like this and cover the best festivals and parties all over the world! I’d love for you to take a look through a few of my favorite articles below, because I bet if there’s a festival missing on this list, it’s been mentioned somewhere else on my blog!


Planning a trip To Europe this summer…?

My travel blog also has tons of helpful articles like things to do, itineraries, and travel guides! If you’re heading to Europe from abroad, make sure you give a read through a few of my blogs to give you some inspiration on destinations to visit!

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