Meadows within the Mountains, Bulgaria
Bulgaria’s Rhodope mountains, near the Greek border, make an atmospheric setting for this multi-genre music competition. It’s a scenic escape with 4 phases showcasing underground digital music and acoustic bands, plus zip-lining, an enormous hammock within the forest, yoga and different wellness actions – together with hillside gatherings for dawn. The resident choir from the native village of Polkovnik Serafimovo (round 100km south of Plovdiv) additionally performs in conventional costume with Kukeri dancers. • 6-9 June, €150.50 (plus tenting for €6.50pp), meadowsinthemountains.com
Awake, Romania

Awake is a rural get together in Transylvania, within the grounds of Teleki Property, an 18th-century baroque citadel with greater than six hectares (16 acres) of gardens beside the River Mureș. Music spans drum’n’bass, hip-hop, indie, soul and punk, together with Pussy Riot, JP Cooper and Netsky. There’s additionally a cinema, a forest library, talks from the “feed your thoughts” programme, wellness actions, interactive theatre and outside paintings throughout the positioning.• 15-18 August, £38, awakefestival.ro
Sacred Floor, Germany
Within the countryside simply north of Berlin, within the village of Trampe, DJs, bands and artists come collectively for a weekend of spontaneous creativity and collaborative efficiency. It’s the fifth time the occasion has taken place, curated by Berlin producer and Pacha resident Frank Wiedemann and Australian musician RY X. Mixing digital, acoustic and experimental sounds, the occasion has a free-spirit vibe and versatile timetable. There’s a essential stage through the day and a dance tent at night time, “secret classes” within the previous church, native meals, plus artwork and light-weight installations across the farmland and meadow website. • 12-14 July, €139, sacredground.de
Secret Solstice, Iceland

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Celebrating the arrival of summer time solstice, this competition retains the get together going for 3 days beneath the midnight solar. The lineup consists of Rita Ora, Morcheeba and Patti Smith, performing within the park areas of the Laugardalur space of Reykjavík. There are add-on events happening at glaciers and lava fields, and a brand new children’ zone for this 12 months, operating beatboxing and disco-dancing workshops.• 21-23 June, grownup £127, youth (13-17) £70, under-12s free, secretsolstice.is
Rebellion, Slovakia
Zlaté Piesky, a pure lake and summer time resort in Bratislava, hosts the laid-back weekender Rebellion, with a lineup of reggae, dancehall, ska, latino, hip-hop, jungle and drum’n’bass, and options Lauryn Hill and Jo Mersa Marley. It takes place in late August, marking the anniversary of the second world conflict resistance motion, the Slovak Nationwide Rebellion of 1944. Past the music, bikers and skaters carry out within the half-pipe, plus yoga, capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial artwork) and dance workshops, avenue artwork and Jamaican meals stalls. The lake supplies a swimming pool, alongside boat rental, water-skiing and wakeboarding. Campsites are on the lakeside “seashore” and at a grassy area inland. • 23-24 August, €50, ticket and lodge package deal from €81, beneath 10s free, (plus tenting from €10pp), rebellion.sk
Instytut, Poland

Polish techno model Instytut has been throwing events for twenty years, and now, for the second 12 months, it brings this competition to 3 phases (essential, rave and underground) round Modlin Garrison, a 19th-century fortress in Nowy Dwór, east-central Poland. It sits on the confluence of the Vistula and the Narew rivers, and is likely one of the longest buildings in Europe, with a lot of it deserted and crumbling. Richie Hawtin, Ben Klock and Dasha Rush are a part of the lineup, and there’ll be artwork installations and audio-visual shows across the historic area.• 21-22 June, £53 (plus tenting move, £16), technoinstytut.pl
Ypsigrock, Sicily
Beats and guitars movement by means of alleyways and piazzas on the foothills of the Madonie Mountains, at this four-day festa bellissima, with the Nationwide, Spiritualized and David August on the invoice. The hill-top village of Castelbuono – near the north coast and a 90-minute drive from Palermo – is house to the mixed-genre music competition, which has been operating for 22 years. Reside music takes place in and across the citadel and its piazza, within the baroque church, and different gigs pop-up round city. In a single day tenting is out there within the close by Madonie Park. • 8-11 August, three-day competition ticket (9-11 Aug) €99, tenting move (8-11 Aug) €39pp, ypsigrock.it
Mandrea, Italy

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Get again to nature at Mandrea, a dub, reggae and folks competition with an atmospheric location close to the Alps in Trentino, near Lake Garda’s northern shore. Now in its eighth 12 months, the competition additionally consists of indie movies, efficiency artwork, artisan crafts, workshops, loads of native Italian meals and a shisha tent. An everyday shuttle bus takes festivalgoers to the seashore and mountain lakes for swimming and to different places for biking, mountaineering and canyoning.• 11-14 July, €130, tent and campervan rental obtainable, mandreafestival.com
Love Worldwide, Croatia
The city of Tisno, on the Dalmatian coast, hosts a number of festivals over the summer time, together with Love Worldwide, the sister occasion to Bristol’s Love Saves the Day. Digital music takes the lead over the eight days, with phases beneath the bushes, on the seashore and in a big open-air disco. Acts embody Horse Meat Disco, DJ Harvey, Shanti Celeste and Ben UFO, plus dawn classes and a sequence of boat events (round £20-£30 every). Happening within the Backyard Resort, a personal bay provides time to cool-off within the Adriatic, or the positioning makes a superb base for day journeys to Zadar (40-minute drive) and Break up (one hour). • 3-10 July, £140 (tenting move £15pp pn, onsite three-person flats from £69 an evening), loveinternationalfestival.com
Horst, Belgium

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This competition of beats and artwork is shifting to a brand new website for 2019, alongside the River Zenne in Vilvoorde-North. This new location, referred to as Asiat, is a former navy website with six hectares of city area: different-size warehouses, a maze of corridors, inexperienced areas and two cooling towers. This 12 months’s lineup consists of Pleasure Orbison going back-to-back with Craig Richards, plus Marcel Dettmann, Objekt, and plenty of recent expertise. Plus, there’s a brand new sequence of design, artwork, structure and music workshops known as The Lab. Beforehand primarily based at Horst Fort in Holsbeek, the competition’s ambition goes past the occasion, with the goal of creating areas (and expertise), together with the regeneration of the Asiat space right into a vibrant a part of the town. An exhibition, together with varied site-specific artworks, will happen from July within the run as much as the competition to encourage guests.• 13-15 September, €118, tenting move together with three brunches €48pp, horstartsandmusic.com
Evasion, France
A lineup of home, techno and digital acts converge by the personal seashore of L’atol in Grand Parc Miribel Jonage (simply outdoors Lyon). Levels are arrange on the sandy shore, beneath the bushes and within the meadows, with units from Mount Kimbie, Ace Ventura, Courtesy, Marc Rebillet, and extra. There are meals vehicles, cocktails and swimming (till 10pm), however no onsite tenting, with shuttles taking the gang to and from Vaulx-en-Velin metro station.• 5-7 July, €62, evasionfestival.com
Parallel, Spain

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This (let’s be trustworthy, tiny) competition within the Pyrenees is a 90-minute drive north of Barcelona and has a boundary-pushing programme of experimental, ambient, and techno music over three days on a single stage. Now in its fourth 12 months, it retains the vibe intimate, with a capability of 1,000. A sequence of workshops and artistic classes associated to digital music will run alongside, which in earlier years has included computerless music manufacturing, an introduction to synthesisers, and constructing solar-powered sound machines.• 30 Aug-1 Sep, €82, tenting is free, two-person glamping tent €220 for 3 nights, parallelfestival.com
Unum, Albania
Unum is a brand new competition hoping to place Albania on the competition circuit, following the success of Kala’s debut in 2018, amongst others in recent times. High DJs, sandy coastlines and low cost beer proceed to attract crowds to the Albanian Riviera, this time to Rana e Hedhun seashore, with a backdrop of mountains and pine bushes, close to Shëngjin within the north-west. Alongside raving to the likes of Joseph Capriati, Craig Richards and others, there shall be artwork workshops, native crafts and meals stalls, numerous hammocks, yoga and seashore volleyball.• 31 Could-Three Jun, £120 (flats by way of the Unum website from £17pppn inc shuttle service), unumfestival.com
Kolorádó, Hungary

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On the outskirts of Budapest, close to the Buda hills, Kolorádó mixes nature and music within the forest: assume hippy children and DIY vibes, shoegazing bands and techno in a barn. This would be the competition’s fourth 12 months, with music phases curated by native venues and neighborhood teams, alongside artwork and sound installations and experimental efficiency. The eclectic lineup consists of folks, rock, digital and world, with Kurt Vile and the Violators, Femi Kuti and the Constructive Power, Ben UFO and extra.• 19-22 June, £58, plus tenting move £9.50pp, kolorado.hu
Physique & Soul, Eire
Modeselektor, IAMDDB and Santigold will assist rejoice 10 years of Physique & Soul, a music, artwork and wellbeing competition in Clonmellon, Westmeath. The revelry and restoration happen within the grounds of Ballinlough Fort, a 17th-century nation home, simply over an hour’s drive from Dublin. An onsite spa provides seaweed bathing and wood-fired sizzling tubs, and there are various therapies and therapeutic massage obtainable, plus immersive theatre, talks, artwork installations, and circus and crafts for younger youngsters.• 21-23 June, weekend tenting tickets €217, that is an over-20s occasion (13-19 not permitted) although under-12s are allowed, with free admission as a part of a household tenting ticket, bodyandsoul.ie
Waking Life, Portugal

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Two-and-a-half hours’ drive north-east of Lisbon, the likes of 4 Tet, Seth Troxler and Transfer D, are acting at a surprising lakeside location close to the medieval city of Crato, for six days of music and artwork. This, the round the clock occasion’s third 12 months, boasts an digital musical spectrum starting from ambient dawn rhythms to late-night deep home units. The invoice additionally consists of large-scale artwork work, immersive efficiency, cinema, talks, various medication, kung fu, yoga, meditation and different wellness actions.• 14-19 August, grownup €135, youngsters 3-13 free with an grownup, wakinglife.pt
Sommerøya, Norway
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, it’s good vibes and completely satisfied beats for the weekend in Hundesletta Ekeberg, simply south of Oslo. This small digital competition has an idyllic grassy setting with a forest backdrop and views of the solar setting over the Oslofjord. Each the music and the artwork programme are nonetheless to be introduced however the back-to-back marathon and the improvised Megajam exhibits will return this 12 months, the latter with round 30 artists from totally different areas and genres enjoying collectively.• 16-17 August, grownup £86 (lodge + ticket packages from £295pp), sommeroya.no
Week-Finish au Bord de L’eau, Switzerland

In any other case referred to as Weekend on the Fringe of the Lake, the dreamy alpine setting of Sierre in Valais canton is the positioning for this laid-back little competition by Lake Géronde. Alongside the DJs and dwell bands – from disco to latino – aquatic actions embody kayaking, standup paddleboarding and flamingo peddle-boating, in addition to petanque, movie, visible arts and stalls promoting native wine and raclette.• 28-30 June, three-day move from £60, tenting and competition package deal from £66, (beneath 18s free with an grownup), auborddeleau.ch
Nomads, Amsterdam
Underground DJs and producers at this small Dutch competition drop sounds from funk to techno throughout a number of phases, some hosted by native labels. The intimate two-day occasion takes place in Rhônepark, a inexperienced area within the north-west nook of the town, and in addition consists of an natural market, artistic stalls and a chill-out space. The tribe would possibly disperse at 11pm however Amsterdam’s membership scene can maintain the get together going all night time.• 29-30 June, weekend ticket €57, ticket and lodge packages from €136, nomadsfestival.nl
Heartland, Denmark

Multi-genre music competition Heartland returns to the grounds surrounding Egeskov Fort on the island of Funen for a fourth 12 months. Egeskov is certainly one of Europe’s best-preserved Renaissance water castles and is surrounded by award-winning gardens, together with an 18th-century maze. Among the many many massive names throughout the invoice, there’s music from Solange, Scorching Chip, Elbow, the Smashing Pumpkins; talks with Vivienne Westwood, Jonathan Franzen and Judith Butler; artwork by David Shrigley and Olafur Eliasson; and a number of Scandi cooks and restaurant banquets.• 30 Could-1 Jun, £230 (plus grownup tenting move £26pp), youngsters (6-12) £80, under-5s £4 (tenting free for beneath 12s), heartlandfestival.dk
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