Let’s face it: music festivals are one of the best things about summer. You could spend an entire summer just jumping from one campsite to the other, following different vibes or even tagging along with your favourite band.
The sad truth, however, is that it is becoming more and more expensive to invest in music festival tickets. Don’t get me wrong, I still think it is totally worth it and people would probably still buy them even if they were more expensive, but saving a bit of money wouldn’t hurt.
So instead of sitting behind a computer for an entire day, going mad trying to get an overpriced ticket for Tomorrowland, why not go for a less hyped (and cheaper) festival? Luckily enough, Europe has many to offer – here is a small list, as always feel free to add to our knowledge in the comments section below.
Coventry Godiva festival is probably UK’s biggest free festival. It takes place in Coventry and the bill features names such as We Are Scientists and Happy Mondays, so not bad all for an event that is completely free!
Kappa FuturFestival takes place in Turin (Italy) over the first weekend of July. The line up is just as good as some of its bigger brothers around Europe (featuring Disclosure, Richie Hawtin and Bloody Beetroots) but the price is definitely more affordable: 35 euros (less than £30) for the all weekend. Don’t forget: drinks and food are cheaper in Italy, too!
If you are the type that likes to take his festival with a bit of a beach holiday, head to Benicassim in Spain. The festival is 14th– 20th July, but the festival ticket includes 8 days of camping too.
Exit festival in Serbia offers a package including travel and accommodation for £115, plus a group offer (buy 5 get 1 free). It has received an award for best European festival, so might be worth checking out!
Open’ Er in Poland features The Horrors, Black Keys and Chromeo (amongst others). A 4 day camping ticket is 150euros.
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