Letting Your Hair Down in Style
Festival season isn’t just confined to the UK; Europe has plenty to offer revellers too. While some of the bigger festivals have passed, there are still a large number of music events out there to see you through the autumn. So, whether you missed out on Glastonbury or just want to extend your festival run for a little longer, here are the top pickings of what’s going in Europe.
BAM, 18-24 September
BAM is short for Barcelona Acció Musical. The Catalan capital’s fixture on the festival calendar offers ticket holders a varied line up of artists. There will be something to please everyone, from acts specialising in experimental indie rock to Afrobeat musicians. If you want to broaden your horizons, this is the festival for you.
Amsterdam Dance Event, 14-18 October
A Netherlands stalwart, the ADE, will celebrate its twentieth birthday this autumn. The line up for this special occasion doesn’t disappoint – over two thousand DJ’s will perform at 300 events across 80 venues. This festival lights up the Dutch capital for five days, and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
Head to Austia this October for Beatpatrol. This dance music orientated festival returns for another day of revelry in the town of St. Pölten. Artists from all over the world will perform their latest and greatest tunes at this intimate event. Regular tickets start from just 55 euros and there are also VIP packages available for those who want to party in style.
An event where many artists have made their name, Movement is the hottest underground music event in Europe. Taking place in the Italian city of Torino, this is a sister event to the hugely popular Movement festival in America. A one day party starting at 6pm and ending at 6am, it’s ideal for those who want to dance the night away but skip the camping.
As the autumn gives way to winter, we see this festival season finish with a bang at Iceland Airwaves. Over five days you can enjoy plenty of local Icelandic artists alongside other big names. The festival takes place in the capital city of Reykjavík, allowing you to discover more about Iceland’s fascinating history and culture.
It’s important to get insured
Travelling to a festival in Europe offers you two options. You can either travel solely to your event of choice, or incorporate it into a longer trip. If you’re as much into sightseeing as you are partying, then the latter will make for a really fulfilling holiday. There’s one thing you shouldn’t leave without though, and that’s some European travel insurance. It doesn’t matter how long or short your trip is going to be, the right cover will allow you to enjoy yourself with full peace of mind.
It’s time for a little festival fun
So will you be partying with our continental cousins at a festival in the coming weeks? It’s a great way of keeping those winter blues at bay for a little longer, and you may end up discovering some new favourite bands. Now that you know all about the hottest festivals in Europe, there’s no reason why you can’t let your hair down for one last time this autumn.