With temperatures dropping and daylight hours shrinking, it’s natural to seek your next musical adventure. Luckily, Europe will host numerous festivals next year.
Discover an array of attractions, sights, beaches, and vibrant music scenes in Europe that are certain to leave you enthralled. In this guide, explore five exciting festivals scheduled for 2024, promising an unforgettable experience to carry you through until summer.
Next year marks Tomorrowland’s 20th anniversary, and it will be hosted in the breathtaking De Schoree of Boom, Belgium. This event is a paradise for electronic music enthusiasts, attracting top-notch DJs from around the world.
The event’s exceptional staging and festival grounds are what truly set it apart. It has received numerous awards and accolades, including five consecutive wins as the ‘best musical event of the year.’
The festival will be spread across two weekends from July 19-21 and July 26-28. With around 400,000 attendees from more than 200 countries, it is the largest festival in Europe. Pre-registration opens on December 6th so be sure to sign up as tickets can sell out quickly.
Sziget Festival, Budapest
Sziget Festival, a week-long extravaganza in Budapest, Hungary, is a standout event of the year. Although primarily a music festival, it provides visitors with a wealth of additional experiences, such as beach sports, art installations, and circus performances.
The festival is set to happen from August 7-12, 2024 on Óbuda Island, a charming woodland island in the middle of the Danube River. For accommodation, you have the option to camp at the festival or stay in a local hostel as part of a package trip.
Although the lineup details are limited, we can anticipate the presence of renowned industry figures given that last year’s headliners featured notable names such as David Guetta, Imagine Dragons, and Billie Eilish.
Mysteryland, the longest-running dance festival in the world, has been at the forefront of the electronic music scene since its establishment in 1993. It has served as an inspiration for numerous festivals and continues to invite approximately 130,000 partygoers annually to enjoy its remarkable experience featuring 300 artists across 17 incredible stages in The Netherlands.
The on-site camping grounds are large enough to host more than 17,500 attendees, with exclusive access to afterparties and various food and entertainment facilities. 2023 was a real treat for festivalgoers, with a lineup consisting of Alesso, Timmy Trumpet, and Hardwell. This means 2024 should be just as exciting, if not more.
Ensure you clear your schedule from August 30th to September 1st, 2024, to envision yourself dancing beneath the Dutch skies.
Low Festival, Benidorm
Benidorm, renowned for its vibrant nightlife and music scene, is a beloved party destination in Spain. The Low Festival, which originated in Benidorm in 2008, has grown into one of the city’s most celebrated annual events.
Experience over 300 days of sunshine and revel in the open-air music as you enhance your tan. Additionally, indulge in the VIP area featuring an Olympic-sized swimming pool for a refreshing dip.
The festival prioritizes sustainability and aims to cater to diverse individuals through its ‘affordable’ initiative. The lineup features a mix of popular pop bands, international DJs, and rock artists.
Although the lineup for 2024 has not been revealed yet, mark your calendars for July 26-28 as the event dates. Low Festival in Benidorm is highly anticipated, so secure your tickets early.
It’s useful to remember that there is no airport in Benidorm, so you will likely need to fly to Alicante Airport and make your way to the city from there. While the distance is relatively short, you should book your Alicante transfers ahead of time to ensure you reach your accommodation with ease.
EXIT Festival, Novi Sad
What started as a student movement has now turned out to be one of the biggest and most impressive electro-forward dance events in the whole world. From July 11 to July 14, join over 200,000 like-minded individuals at the Petrovaradin Fortress in Serbia to commemorate the 24th edition of the festival.
EXIT, established in 2000, has received the prestigious ‘Best Major European Festival’ award twice and garnered praise from both renowned musicians and devoted fans. Previous headliners encompass acclaimed artists like The Prodigy, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, among others.
This place holds social significance, as the festival advocates for activism. Throughout the weekend, you can engage in diverse activities centered around positive change, recycling, mental well-being, and youth education.